<![CDATA[www.FaithfulLamb.com - POPULAR BIBLE STORIES]]>Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:39:39 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[THE SEVEN BLESSINGS]]>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 05:00:00 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/the-seven-blessingsCOUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
Count your many blessings, name them one by one!

Ephesians 1


Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ

just as [in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sight. In love 

He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will— 

to the praise of His glorious grace and favor, which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved [His Son, Jesus Christ]. 

Amen!

Heavenly Father, thank you for our many blessings. Your Word is True and Just, and provides blessings to those who see and hear it. May Your Words always flow through me. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

I started writing this blog on December 17, 2021, and God has just now pushed me to finish it. Praise God. Amen.

Now, no one understands God's timeline completely, or His Word, for that matter. This is why there are so many varying opinions, spanning over hundreds, even  thousands, of years. God even makes it clear in His Word that men speak of things they do not understand. Jude 1:10

Everything

Visible and invisible, or supernatural, is made

By, For, and In God!

Colossians 1:16

One thing we should understand from His Word though is that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. We really do not need to know anything else. God made our choice very simple. Hallelujah! Amen.

God is Great - All the Time!


The Book of Revelation is a prophecy about what will happen to those who make the wrong choice, those who choose the wrong road or path, because, as I said, God made it really easy, and there are only two choices in this life: God or Satan. "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28


We know throughout the Bible, however, that God is gracious and merciful and wants everyone to return to Him, and He never allows us to be tempted more than we can withstand. For this reason, the Bible is full of blessings for believers: "Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ," Ephesians 1:3

Now, in the Book of Revelation, God specifically provides Seven Blessings to believers. All seven  blessings pretty much have the same theme: Repent, turn away from sin, and turn to Jesus Christ, and you will be blessed! Which coincidentally is also the same theme God has put on my heart in these blogs for the last year! Praise God. Hallelujah. Amen.

The Seven Blessings of the Book of Revelation

The First Blessing

"Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and who keep the things which are written in it [heeding them and taking them to heart]; for the time [of fulfillment] is near." Revelation 1:3

Read the prophecy, the Book of Revelation.

Hear the words of the prophecy.

Keep the things written in it, in your heart; take heed of the words.

Be blessed by God.



The Second Blessing

"Then I heard [the distinct words of] a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes, [blessed indeed],” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest and have relief from their labors, for their deeds do follow them.” Revelation 14:13

Remain steadfast in Christ until the end, even unto persecution and death.

Be blessed by God.



The Third Blessing

“Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is he who stays awake and who keeps his clothes [that is, stays spiritually ready for the Lord’s return], so that he will not be naked—spiritually unprepared—and men will not see his shame.” Revelation 16:15

Keep your 'eye' single, spiritually perceptive, focused on God, wearing the Full Armor of God, and meditating on His Word day and night.

Be blessed by God.



The Fourth Blessing

"Then the angel said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he said to me [further], “These are the true and exact words of God.” Revelation 19:9

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9

Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

Be blessed by God.



The Fifth Blessing

"Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) and holy is the person who takes part in the first resurrection; over these the second death [which is eternal separation from God, the lake of fire] has no power or authority, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and they will reign with Him a thousand years." Revelation 20:6

"You who obey the Lord’s commands, listen to what he says: 'Your brothers hated you. They turned against you because you followed me. Your brothers said, ‘When the Lord shows his glory, then we will rejoice with you. But they will be punished.'” Isaiah 66:5

Believers in Christ will take part in the first resurrection. Unbelievers will take part in the second death.


Choose God now! Turn to Christ in full obedience.

Be blessed by God.



The Sixth Blessing

“And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) is the one who heeds and takes to heart and remembers the words of the prophecy [that is, the predictions, consolations, and warnings] contained in this book (scroll).” Revelation 22:7

This blessing is almost exactly the same as the First Blessing, which would probably indicate some urgency for man to readhear and obey, or take heed of, this prophecy (the book of Revelation).

Read the prophecy, the Book of Revelation.

Hear the words of the prophecy.

Keep the things written in it, in your heart; take heed of the words.

Be blessed by God.



The Seventh Blessing

"Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) are those who wash their robes [in the blood of Christ by believing and trusting in Him—the righteous who do His commandments], so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city." Revelation 22:14

How many will "enter by the gates into the city?" 

God's Word tells us that the road to heaven is narrow and difficult to follow, and few will find it, but that the road to hell is wide, and many will find it.

The road is not difficult to follow because the Word is difficult to understand. To the contrary, He tells us that 'the god of this world' [Satan] has blinded the minds of unbelievers:

"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." 2 Corinthians 4:4

Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and turn (back) to God in full obedience.

Praise God. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.



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<![CDATA[THE VEIL]]>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 23:10:19 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/the-veil
​Heavenly Father, thank you for our many blessings. All glory and honor and praise and thanksgiving to God, Most High. Bless those reading this. Amen.
 
God’s plan is that we remember who we are, what our purpose is here, and that we return to Him, in Jesus Christ.
 
Who knows that we all have a purpose? It is the very reason for our existence on earth:
 
“In Him also we have received an inheritance [a destiny—we were claimed by God as His own], having been predestined (chosen, appointed beforehand) according to the purpose of Him who works everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His will,” Ephesians 1:11
 
According to the purpose of Him, with the counsel and design of His Will! Not our own will.
 
THE VEIL
 
“And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18
 
What is the ‘veil’ about which Apostle Paul writes above when he says, ‘with unveiled face’? Plainly speaking, it is a veil over us that keeps us in darkness, and in the dark about who we really are: Light and love, from God, the creator.
 
In Biblical times, the Israelites, who lived under the Mosaic Law, Moses’ Law (the Law), had a veil of blindness and ignorance upon their hearts. The Law was oppressive and difficult to follow, as Jesus tells us in the New Testament. Hebrews 7:18-19 tells us that the law was weak and useless, and never made anything perfect.
 
“For, on the one hand, a former commandment is cancelled because of its weakness and uselessness [because of its inability to justify the sinner before God] (for the Law never made anything perfect). . .” Hebrews 7:18-19
 
Those seem like harsh words. I no longer see them as ‘harsh,’ however, but more frank. The Law condemned people to sin and death.
 
In Matthew 23:23-24 below, Jesus is being frank with the Pharisees and scribes, when He says, woe to them, for not fulfilling the primary spirit of the Law, which is ‘justice and mercy and faithfulness.’
 
He is telling them, I want you to be saved, but how can you escape judgment? By your actions, you will be condemned.

Matthew 23:23-24 “Woe to you, [self-righteous] scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you give a tenth (tithe) of your mint and dill and cumin [focusing on minor matters], and have neglected the weightier [more important moral and spiritual] provisions of the Law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the [primary] things you ought to have done without neglecting the others. You [spiritually] blind guides, who strain out a gnat [consuming yourselves with miniscule matters] and swallow a camel [ignoring and violating God’s precepts]!”
 
Jesus is judging righteous judgment John 7:24, and not judging by their fancy clothes and kept appearances. He is exposing their unfruitful works of darkness Ephesians 5:11, and warning others to beware of their actions and deeds.
 
Why would God, the creator, allow Mosaic Law into His creation, when it was clearly imperfect? Well, Adam and Eve had a choice, and they chose to disobey God and introduce sin and death into the world.
 
By the Law, we learned what sin is, so that we could learn not to sin through and in Jesus Christ, and once again, be made perfect, like God, light and love, from glory to more glory.
 
What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, if it had not been for the Law, I would not have recognized sin. For I would not have known [for example] about coveting [what belongs to another, and would have had no sense of guilt] if the Law had not [repeatedly] said, 'You shall not covet.'” Romans 7:7
 
So, the veil of blindness that comes from the Law is taken away through repentance in Christ.
 
2 Corinthians 3
 
14 “But [in fact] their minds were hardened [for they had lost the ability to understand]; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed [only] in Christ. 
 
15 But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil [of blindness] lies over their heart; 
 
16 but whenever a person turns [in repentance and faith] to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 
 
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, true freedom].”
 
 
“ . . . while on the other hand a better hope is introduced [Jesus Christ] through which we now continually draw near to God. Hebrews 7:19
 
From one degree of glory to even more glory …
 
Believers who study the Gospel are happy, for their hearts are free in Christ to follow the way of God’s Commandments. Believers have love and light, and with open face, as if looking in a mirror (reflection), they behold the glory of the Lord.
 
“So then, in everything treat others the same way you want them to treat you, for this is [the essence of] the Law and the [writings of the] Prophets.” Matthew 7:12
 
‘The essence of the law and the writings of the Prophets.’ So, essentially, everything we know about anything, according to God’s Word. These are not JUST words. God’s Word is alive, and is meant to push us from glory to glory, towards Him.
 
Apostle Luke goes into further detail about how to reflect God’s glory, love and light, by treating others the way you want to be treated:
 
Luke 6
 
27 “But I say to you who hear [Me and pay attention to My words]: Love [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for] your enemies, [make it a practice to] do good to those who hate you,
 
28 bless and show kindness to those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
 
29 Whoever strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other one also [simply ignore insignificant insults or losses and do not bother to retaliate—maintain your dignity]. Whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.
 
30 Give to everyone who asks of you. Whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.
 
31 Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
 
32 If you [only] love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
 
33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
 
34 If you lend [money] to those from whom you expect to receive [it back], what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners expecting to receive back the same amount.
 
35 But love [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for] your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; for your reward will be great (rich, abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High; because He Himself is kind and gracious and good to the ungrateful and the wicked.
 
36 Be merciful (responsive, compassionate, tender) just as your [heavenly] Father is merciful.”
 
God’s Words are alive and literal, and truly every action we commit against another individual, we are committing against ourselves, which prohibits us from reaching our God-Willed potential.
 
By loving and treating everyone as if they were us, then we have fulfilled the letter and the intent of the Law, and the prophets, written about (for our sole benefit), to push us to awaken to our true destiny, from one glory to more glory, and return to God, the source of all things.
 
All of this proves that our God is a just, forgiving and merciful God, who does not want any to perish, but all to return to Him, in and through Jesus Christ.
 
He is a God that takes what men meant for evil and turns it to good. Genesis 50:20. Praise God! Amen.
 
The end of one covenant, the Law, and the beginning of a New Covenant, the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ for all men.
 
JESUS’ CRUCIFIXION
 
Luke 23
 
44 “It was now about the sixth hour (noon), and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour (3:00 p.m.), 
 
45 because the sun was obscured; and the veil [of the Holy of Holies] of the temple was torn in two [from top to bottom]
 
46 And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit!” Having said this, He breathed His last.”
 
Just like that, in the blink of an eye, the veil [of the Holy of Holies] of the temple was torn in two [from top to bottom], and the Law became fulfilled in two simple commands: Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:36-40
 
So, God, the creator, the source of all things 1 Corinthians 8:6, created us perfect, like Him, in light and love.
 
Through sin and death, we were torn and wounded; and,
 
healed by the grace [favor] of God, the Father.
 
Created Perfect
Torn and Wounded
Healed, Bandaged, Revived and Raised Up
 
Hosea 6
 
“Come and let us return [in repentance] to the Lord,

For He has torn us, but He will heal us;

He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.
 
2 After two days He will revive us;

On the third day He will raise us up

That we may live before Him.”
 
We were saved by the Grace of God, and we will be raised up through the Word made flesh, the resurrection, which is Jesus Christ.
 
Let’s pray for all of God’s children to remember who they really are, a part of God, the creator, in and through Jesus Christ. Amen.
 
 
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<![CDATA[MAN'S SIXTH SENSE]]>Thu, 30 Dec 2021 17:34:02 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/mans-sixth-senseMAN'S SIXTH SENSE

THE MIND, THOUGHTS, AND FEELINGS?
"Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either [slaves] of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?" Romans 6:16

Heavenly Father, let your words flow through me, and not my own. In Jesus' name. Amen.

​Does man have a sixth sense?  Are our thoughts, in other words, our mind and feelings, like a sixth sense? At the very least, our thoughts and feelings control our responses to the five senses: Sight, Hearing, Speech, Touch, Taste.

First, let's look at the five senses, and God.

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

We are created in Jesus Christ, to perform good works, which God, before time began, ordained, or established or ordered by appointment, decree, or law.

These are not JUST words. We know God's Word is powerful: "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

God's Word is a 'discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.'  


THE FIVE SENSES: Sight, Hearing, Speech, Touch, Taste

SIGHT AND HEARING

"But blessed [spiritually aware, and favored by God] are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear." Matthew 13:16

Our eyes and ears are blessed by God because we see His blessings in our lives every day, and hear and understand His Word: The Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, who died, was resurrected, and now sits at God, the Father's, right hand.


SIGHT

Matthew 6

22 “The eye is the lamp of the body; so if your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive], your whole body will be full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts].

23 But if your eye is bad [spiritually blind], your whole body will be full of darkness . . ."

If our spiritual eye is focused on God, then our bodies will be full of light, and will shine with God's Word for all to see.

​If our spiritual eye is focused on darkness, our bodies will be full of darkness!



HEARING

"So be careful how you listen; for whoever has [a teachable heart], to him more [understanding] will be given; and whoever does not have [a longing for truth], even what he thinks he has will be taken away from him.” Luke 8:18

Listen to God's Word, hear it with your ears, understand it with your hearts and minds. Do not be like Cain, who knew God's Word, but was a poser, a pretender. He pretended to be righteous, thinking he could climb into the kingdom of Heaven through a window to receive God's blessings, instead of coming through the door, as instructed.

Click here for more information on Cain and Abel: faithfullamb.com/my-walk-with-god/cain-and-abel



SPEECH (words)

So, we know God's Word is alive, and we also know that our very own words are alive:

"Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweet and delightful to the soul and healing to the body." Proverbs 16:24

If pleasant words cause healing, then harsh words are certainly the opposite, and  cause sickness and death.

Also, Matthew 12:37, "For by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin; and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced."

By your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

Jesus tells us that if we have the faith of a mustard seed, we can tell [speak] a mountain to move, and it will move:

"And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say [speak] unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." Matthew 17:20

These are powerful words. Our words are alive, and is it no wonder? "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"

We are gods who can create by speaking, thinking about, and acting upon God's Word, which, in turn, will cause our own words, thoughts and actions to create for the greater good of all mankind.

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue [speech]: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Proverbs 18:21

Similar to what Jesus said: live by the sword, die by the sword, except, more appropriately, sting men with your tongue, and you will be stung in the same way, with men's tongues, or words. Or, Do unto others as you would have done unto you.


TOUCH

2 Corinthians 2:17

“'So come out from among unbelievers and be separate,” says the Lord,

'And do not touch what is unclean;

'And I will graciously receive you and welcome you [with favor],'" 

Come out. Repent, turn away from sin. Do not touch what is unclean. Turn to Jesus Christ. Stay away from unrighteousness: Fornication, lying, adultery, murder, stealing, lust of the flesh, all forms of wickedness and abominations to God.

"And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.Numbers 16:27

Touch nothing of the wicked, unless you be consumed in their sins.


TASTE

"O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good;

How blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who takes refuge in Him." Psalm 34:8

Taste the power of God's Word, and take refuge in Him, and be blessed.


MAN'S SIXTH SENSE - THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS?

Our thoughts, words and actions are the most powerful tools God gave us, in Jesus Christ, because with them, we create the world around us! See some interesting videos about God and Physics herefaithfullamb.com/god-and-physics.html

I know people will say, but thoughts and feelings are not really a 'sense,' are they, not like seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and speaking?

Are not the original five senses all operations of our minds? We touch something, and our minds, feelings, thoughts, tell us what it is and how to react to it. Same with the other senses. So, in essence, our thoughts and feelings are the greatest operation of our minds. You could say, our feelings or thoughts are a 'sense' [sixth sense] of who we are, inside our hearts.

Thus, thought is the greatest operation of our minds of all the five senses. We think all day long, day and night, even in our dreams. The kinds of thoughts we have are based on what we stored in our hearts, and determine how we react to the other five senses: taste, touch, sight, hearing, and speech.

"Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either [slaves] of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?" Romans 6:16

If we continually offer ourselves in thoughts, words, and actions, to sin, death is waiting.

Therefore, if we offer ourselves to God, and righteousness, everlasting life is waiting. 

"[We are] casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5

"bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." Do not even think sinful things. Jesus said, that just by looking at another woman, a man has already lusted for her in his heart. God knows our hearts.

If you are feeling persecuted, deeply saddened, or guilty, and you have no idea why, or perhaps you have some idea, pray out loud to God for forgiveness, repent of [turn away from] any and all sin, and God will provide mercy and relief.

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8

Think only on honest, just, pure, lovely things, and things of good report, and only on things that have virtue and praise. Anything else is from Satan, the ruler of this world, and will lead to death. Jesus said, Do not love this world. If you love this world, then the love of the Father is not in you.
Love people. Hate evil, which is sin and death. 

“And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

Keep your hearts and minds [thoughts and feelings] on God, and receive the peace the passes all understanding through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! 

Choose God by choosing His only begotten son, Jesus Christ.

Amen.
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<![CDATA[THE MANDELA EFFECT]]>Mon, 27 Dec 2021 23:33:44 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/the-mandela-effectFruit Loops or Froot Loops?

No, you are not losing your mind!


The Mandela Effect. Have you ever heard of it? Well, put on your tinfoil hats, and let's step into what will seem like the Twilight Zone for a moment. I do not claim to understand it completely, but the fact that something is occurring cannot be denied, and God has led me here as usual. Hallelujah! Praise God! Thank you, Father!

Heavenly Father, let your words flow through me, and not my own, and let your children with ears to hear, hear. In Jesus' name. Amen.

First, get a piece of paper and a pen, so you can write down your answers. Write down the first thing that comes to mind. Do not research on the internet until after you first write down all of your answers.

PICK ONE OR MORE
  1. Berenstein Bears? Or, Berenstain Bears?
  2. Jif Peanut Butter? Or, Jiffy Peanut Butter?
  3. Was there a movie in the 90s called "Shazam" or "Shazaam" starring Sinbad, about a genie in a bottle?
  4. Do you remember Nelson Mandela dying in the 80s in prison? 
  5. Is the cereal called Fruit Loops or Froot Loops?
  6. Is it Oscar Meyer or Mayer .. bologna?
  7. Chic-Fil-A? Chik-Fil-A? Or, Chick-Fil-A?
  8. In the game Monopoly, does the little 'Monopoly man' have a monocle? or no monocle?
  9. In the game Monopoly, have you ever heard of a 'bag of money' as a game piece, like the shoe, the horse, the iron, etc.? Look at your Monopoly box.
  10. Looney Toons? Or, Looney Tunes?
  11. Does Curious George have a tail? Or, no tail?
  12. Does the Queen in the movie Snow White say, "Mirror mirror on the wall?" Or, "Magic mirror on the wall?"
  13. We have probably all at least heard of this one, even if we have never watched it: Sex in the City? Or, Sex and the City?
  14. White-Out? Or, Wite-Out?
  15. Does Mickey Mouse have suspenders? Or, no suspenders?
  16. Smokey the Bear? Or, Smokey Bear?
  17. A tool used for book reports: CliffsNotes or CliffNotes?
  18. Daylight Savings Time? Or, Daylight Saving Time?
  19. The powdery, sugary, candy stick: Pixie Stix? Or, Pixy Stix?
  20. Febreze? Or, Febreeze?
  21. Rubik's Cube? Or, Rubix Cube?
  22. Oreo Double Stuff? Stuffed? Or, Stuf?
  23. Do you remember Tom Cruise doing his famous dance in Risky Business? Was he wearing a pink pinstripe dress shirt and no sunglasses? Or, a white dress shirt with sunglasses?
  24. Chuck E. Cheese's? Or, Chuck E. Cheese?
 
First, I will provide you with the 'correct' answers according to the internet. Then, a couple of videos that God put in my path during this journey, followed by scripture. At the end of the blog, I will give my answers to the questions.

ANSWERS ACCORDING TO INTERNET
  1. Berenstain Bears. Apparently, there has never been anything else.
  2. Jif Peanut Butter. Again, has always been 'Jif.'
  3. No, there was never a movie in the 90s called Shazaam or Shazam starring Sinbad. Never happened. Sinbad even has many videos making fun of people who believe there was such a movie. Someone posted what they claimed was a clip from the 90s movie, but it is fake. It is the original actor, but he is old. It is not from the 90s.
  4. Apparently, Nelson Mandela died in 2013.
  5. Froot Loops
  6. Oscar Mayer
  7. Chick-Fil-A. Apparently, it has never been anything else.
  8. No monocle on Monopoly man, apparently ever.
  9. There is a ‘bag of money’ game piece now. 
  10. Looney Tunes
  11. Curious George does not have a tail.
  12. Magic mirror on the wall
  13. Sex and the City
  14. Wite-Out
  15. Mickey Mouse does not have suspenders.
  16. Smokey Bear
  17. CliffsNotes
  18. Daylight Saving Time
  19. Pixy Stix
  20. Febreze
  21. Rubik’s Cube
  22. Oreo Double Stuf
  23. Apparently, Tom Cruise wore a pink pin stripe dress shirt and no sunglasses in his famous dance.
  24. Chuck E. Cheese
I know it is deep, and I am not yet finished, so hang on. Watch the following two videos of 13-year-old Max Loughan, a theoretical physicist. That is not a typo. He is 13 years old.

Sadly, Max says that he does not believe in 'God' or the bible, but weirdly is forced to admit in both videos that they are both real!

In the first video, about the Mandela Effect, he tries to say that God's Word, the bible, is not real, but then he pivots and says, Well, the bible describes the worlds in terms a five-year-old could understand. So, I say to him, Don't deny us five-year-olds our creator's instruction manual for life, then! Hallelujah!

In the second video, the interviewer asks him, What happens to us when we die? Max says, well, your body rots in the ground and that's it. Nothing.

​Then, the interviewer presses him, and he is forced to admit that our bodies are made up of energy, and energy can never be destroyed, only transformed, from one form to another form.

Max Loughan
​THE MANDELA EFFECT EXPLAINED

The bible is real, and explains everything in terms a five-year-old can understand? Got it! Thank you, Jesus!

WHAT IS GOD?

He is forced to admit that our bodies are made of energy, and that energy can never be destroyed, but only transformed, from one form to another form. I think he should start listening to his own words.

​God is Real! God's Word is alive!
So, scripture says, and the theoretical physicist confirms, that we are being transformed! hallelujah! from glory to glory, in Jesus Christ!!

​"
And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit." 2 Corinthians 3:18

We reflect God’s glory (as if we were looking in a mirror and seeing God):
 
“And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord . . .”  2 Corinthians 3:18

Now, back to the video about the Mandela Effect and the CERN hadron collider. My first thought when I heard about CERN some time ago was that nothing good can come from that, splitting atoms. I will not get into details about what I learned about CERN, because it is time for us to start taking responsibility for our words, since we now know, and the bible tells us so, that words are powerful and have consequences.

I will say that I heard a prophet say not long ago that God said, He is going to destroy CERN, and that it will take them a long time to rebuild it, decades I think he said. I wonder why? Here's Your Sign!

So, Raise A Hallelujah! And give all glory, honor, praise and thanksgiving to the One True God, the source of all things, from whom we came, and to whom we will return in Jesus Christ!

​Amen!
 
 HERE ARE MY ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS
  1. Berenstein Bears. They were a family of Jewish bears.
  2. Both Jiffy and Jif.  I remember thinking they changed their name.
  3. Yes, I remember this 90s movie: Shazaam, about a genie in a bottle. 
  4. Yes, I remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 80s.
  5. This cereal is now called ‘Froot Loops’ in the grocery store. What the literal heck? An article says it used to be called 'Fruit Loops' until they were sued in the 60s because there is no actual fruit in the cereal. That article actually triggered my memory about that lawsuit from the 60s. Aside from that forgotten memory, this cereal has always been called 'Fruit Loops' to me.
  6. Not sure.
  7. Chic-Fil-A. I remember commenting that ‘chic’ is a French word for fancy. 
  8. Yes, the Monopoly man has a monocle.
  9. No, I never heard of the ‘bag of money’ as a game piece in Monopoly. Yet, it is advertised right on the front of my game box I have had for 20 years, "Special Edition game piece." Never heard of a ‘bag of money’ until I looked at my box today.
  10. Looney Toons
  11. Not sure.
  12. Mirror, mirror on the wall
  13. Sex in the City. I remember calling it "Sex and the City" to someone, and they corrected it, Sex in the City, and sure enough, it was Sex in the City, but I could have sworn it was Sex and the City. I realize that it IS Sex and the City now, so you can see how confusing that was.
  14. White-Out. Never heard of "Wite-Out"!!
  15. Yes, Mickey Mouse has suspenders.
  16. Smokey the Bear. I remember hearing this was 'Smokey Bear,' and saying, I grew up with it, it is Smokey THE Bear.
  17. CliffNotes
  18. Daylight Savings Time. Both! I remember being corrected for saying it was an "s" on the end of 'savings.'
  19. Pixie Stix. Oh my goodness. I have never heard of P-i-x-y Stix!
  20. Febreeze
  21. Rubix Cube
  22. Double Stuff
  23. White dress shirt and sunglasses.
  24. Chuck E. Cheese. Same thing, I am pretty sure I remember being corrected by someone for saying it differently.



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<![CDATA[THE POWER OF GOD'S LOVE]]>Wed, 15 Dec 2021 17:47:22 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/the-power-of-love

"He that loves not knows not God;
​for God is love." 1 John 4:8

 

GOD IS LOVE! And he has given us the spirit of love!

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

How many people really understand 'love,' though? I mean, most of us probably, in our earthly understanding of love, at least love our mothers and fathers, and our children and husband, but what is love to God?

Let's first look at John 13:34, wherein Jesus said, "I am giving you a new commandment, that you [a]love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another."

Footnotes: biblegateway.com
(a) John 13:34 "The key to understanding this and other statements about love is to know that this love (the Greek word agape) is not so much a matter of emotion as it is of doing things for the benefit of another person, that is, having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for another."

'Agape' love is not a matter of emotion, the mind, or earthly love, love of the world, but an unselfish love for other human beings, or as Jesus also said, Love others as if they were yourself. Matthew 22:39

This is a difficult concept for a lot of people, because this is not what we have been taught. Personally, I have spent an entire lifetime withdrawing from people, and putting up walls, and judging by outward appearance. I told my neighbor just a few years ago that I do not like people. I heard someone else say recently that they like animals more than they like people. 

In a sermon at church recently, the speaker said, It is easier to preach God's Word than it is to practice what you preach. Man, that is a fact, and one that Jesus stressed repeatedly, Woe to you Pharisees, Sadducees and scribes ... "Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity." Matthew 23:28

Clearly, they were not practicing what they preached. Are we? I know I often do not.

Woe to us!

This is why Jesus reminds us to remove the beam from our eye before we judge our brother for the splinter in his eye.

Every man sins, and there is only one judge for man, God, the Father. Do not judge, lest you be judged. Woe to us! We will appear before the judgment seat of Christ:

James 2


5 "Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?"


In John 13:34 above Jesus says, ". . . Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another."

How did Jesus love us exactly? First of all, He knew God the Father, and the Power of His Word and His Love, so He knew that if He loved with an unselfish, agape love, that God would dwell in him, and his love would be perfected in him, he would experience God's Power of Love.

" . . . If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us." 1 John 4:12

God's love cannot be perfected in us unless and until we have an 'agape' love for all of mankind, especially unbelievers.

Jesus said, "For if you love them which love you, what reward have you? do not even the publicans (sinners) the same?" Matthew 5:46

Jesus really could not have made it more clear: do not love the world (Satan is the ruler of this world), but have an 'agape' love for all of mankind. Mankind is God's 'treasure' and 'peculiar people,' 'a royal priesthood,' 'one blood all nations,' and whom, for the very same reasons, is Satan's greatest enemy.

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 1 John 2:15  Satan is the ruler of this world. Do not love this world. Satan is not the ruler of man, however. We are the ruler of him. We can crush Satan's head, but he can only bruise our heel.

Yet, many of us, me included, struggle with this 'agape' love, because we have a lifetime of conditioning by Satan: influence of family and friends, television and movies, fake news, social(ism) media, and following the 'bad voice' in our heads, but often seldom following God, or the 'good voice.' 

Jesus demonstrated great compassion and 'agape' love, God's love, when he healed leprosy and all manner of weak flesh, and heaped coals of shame on the elders and high priests (Pharisees, Sadducees, scribes) instead.

As Apostle Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 13 below, we may have every gift from God, our Heavenly Father, but if we do not have God's Power of Love, this 'agape' love for all of mankind, we are nothing:

1 Corinthians 13

"If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not [a]love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction].

And if I have the gift of prophecy [and speak a new message from God to the people], and understand all mysteries, and [possess] all knowledge; and if I have all [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love [reaching out to others], I am nothing.

If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body [b]to be burned, but do not have love, it does me no good at all."

Footnotes: biblegateway.com Amplified Bible
(a) 1 Corinthians 13:1 I.e. a profound thoughtfulness and unselfish concern for other believers regardless of their circumstances or station in life.

(b) 1 Corinthians 13:3 Early mss read so that I may boast, i.e. as a martyr.

Finally, Jesus said in Philippians 2:15, "That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;"

Our Prayer Today:

Heavenly Father, thank you for our many blessings, and thank you for hearing our prayer today.

We come to you in thanksgiving and prayer, and ask for and receive Your promise of healing and restoration. Oh, Father, help us remember who we are, that we are a 'spark' from you, the Father. Re-ignite our spark, and let your Will be done in our lives, and not our own. 

Help us to shed our old way of thinking, and teachings, our old habits of the flesh, and rain down Your Spirit into our souls, Father, and Your love, an 'agape' love, an unselfish love for others, all of mankind, especially unbelievers, and those sick and hurting, who need You the most. Teach us to love as Jesus did, so that we may be blameless and harmless, and shine as lights in this world, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation.

For these things we pray, in Jesus' name. Amen.
 
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<![CDATA[POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS]]>Tue, 14 Dec 2021 19:40:02 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/power-in-the-name-of-jesus

BREAKER OF EVERY CHAIN
"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." Luke 10:19

 
There is Power in the Name of Jesus 

"But I am afraid that, even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, your minds may be corrupted and led away from the simplicity of [your sincere and] pure devotion to [the power of] Christ." 2 Corinthians 11:3

"the simplicity of your sincere and pure devotion to the power of Christ."


The power of Christ, which is the Word, is simplicity, simple, not complicated, for anyone who believes. The Word is active and alive, and sharper than any two-edged sword. 

Jesus Christ is the Word

John 1:1-4


1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men."


The word "power" or "dunamis" is used 120 times in the Bible.

From Strong's Concordance, "dunamis" in Hebrew means, "force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself): ability, abundance, meaning, mighty deed), (worker of) miracle(-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work."


There is miraculous power, force, ability, might, strength and abundance in the Word of God, which is Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! 

"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." Matthew 28:18

There is Power in the Name of Jesus!


God gave us His Word on earth, in writing and in flesh, so we could activate His power on earth, and be saved from the temptations of Satan, the ruler of this world. All power is given to Jesus, and in Him, eternal, everlasting life, for those who believe on His Name.

"
And the Word was made flesh . . ." John 1:14 [Jesus Christ]

And, His Power is in us who believe:

". . . the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe . . .” Ephesians 1:19

Isaiah 53:1 talks about the arm of the LORD for those who believe:

"Who has believed [confidently trusted in, relied on, and adhered to] our message [of salvation]?

And to whom [if not us] has the arm and infinite power of the LORD been revealed?"

I heard a prophet say it like this: The arm of the LORD [the Holy Spirit] swirls around believers who are reading His Word and gives them understanding, wisdom and/or knowledge about it. Believe in Jesus Christ with all your heart, read God's Word, Old Testament and New Testament, and pray pray pray for understanding (until He provides it), and receive the Power of His Word, in this world.


Now, when the new heaven and new earth come down, as told in Revelation, we will no longer need the Bible, because we will live in the presence of the Word, Jesus Christ, and there will be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

There is Power in the Name of Jesus. He is the Breaker of Every Chain!



Hallelujah! All praise and thanksgiving to God, Most High. Thank you, Jesus.

Amen.









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<![CDATA[OUR WORDS ARE ALIVE]]>Thu, 09 Dec 2021 15:26:12 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/our-words-are-alive

MASARU EMOTO'S
IMPOSSIBLE RICE EXPERIMENT

". . . With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26


NOTE: PLEASE WATCH THE ABOVE VIDEO BEFORE CONTINUING.

Also, try it at home with your children. It really works!  Our Words are Alive!

Thank you!



Gods' Holy Word (the Bible): They are not JUST words! God's Word is a system, and it is active and alive, and oh so powerful and marvelous! 

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." 
Hebrews 4:12 

". . . piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit . . . a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." God's System! Hallelujah! Praise God!

The Bible also tells us that we will be judged for every word spoken! 

"But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." Matthew 12:36

And, that, We will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, and give account of ourselves to God. 

Romans 14

10 But why do you judge your brother? or why do you set at nought your brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way."


As the above video (experiment) shows, and as the Bible tell us, in God's system, words have consequences, good and bad:

Good: "Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet and delightful to the soul and healing to the body." Proverbs 16:24

Bad: "For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." Matthew 12:37

That may not sound like a party we would want to attend, to be condemned for our words, but I assure you, it is a party where the invitation is written in the New Covenant, the Blood Sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Covenant). 

Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus! For through this Covenant, because of the love of our Heavenly Father, we are guaranteed eternal salvation, everlasting life.

We are not, however guaranteed rewards. Will your
 words and deeds stand the 'test' of fire, or will you be 'barely' saved from the fire?

1 Corinthians 3

14 "If any person’s work which he has built [on this foundation, that is, any outcome of his effort] remains [and survives this test], he will receive a reward. 

15 But if any person’s work is burned up [by the test], he will suffer the loss [of his reward]; yet he himself will be saved, but only as [one who has barely escaped] through fire."

Do not lose your rewards. Live your life now as if ALL of your sins, your words and your deeds, are laid bare, and you are called to give account for them to the Father, the Living God. It is a terrible thing to face punishment from the Living God. Hebrews 10:31  I will be appalled at my behavior. Oh, Lord Jesus, if only I knew then what I know now. Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus, for not forsaking me!

Romans 6 AMP

12 "Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts and passions.

13 Do not go on offering members of your body to sin as instruments of wickedness. But offer yourselves to God [in a decisive act] as those alive [raised] from the dead [to a new life], and your members [all of your abilities—sanctified, set apart] as instruments of righteousness [yielded] to God.

14 For sin will no longer be a master over you, since you are not under Law [as slaves], but under [unmerited] grace [as recipients of God’s favor and mercy].

15 What then [are we to conclude]? Shall we sin because we are not under Law, but under [God’s] grace? Certainly not!

16 Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either [slaves] of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?

17 But thank God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient with all your heart to the standard of teaching in which you were instructed and to which you were committed.

18 And having been set free from sin, you have become the slaves of righteousness [of conformity to God’s will and purpose].

19 I am speaking in [familiar] human terms because of your natural limitations [your spiritual immaturity]. For just as you presented your bodily members as slaves to impurity and to [moral] lawlessness, leading to further lawlessness, so now offer your members [your abilities, your talents] as slaves to righteousness, leading to sanctification [that is, being set apart for God’s purpose].

20 When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness [you had no desire to conform to God’s will].

21 So what benefit did you get at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? [None!] For the outcome of those things is death!

22 But now since you have been set free from sin and have become [willing] slaves to God, you have your benefit, resulting in sanctification [being made holy and set apart for God’s purpose], and the outcome [of this] is eternal life.

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."


Our Prayer Today:

Heavenly Father, fill us with Your Spirit, Your Words, and Your Will. "Let each one of us [make it a practice to] please his neighbor for his good, to build him up spiritually." Romans 15:2  . . . Through Your Word, and our words and deeds.

Hear our prayers, Heavenly Father, so that we that exercise truth come to the Light, that our deeds [words, actions] may be made manifest, and known to be of God. John 3:21

Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! Praise God!

​In Jesus' name. Amen.










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<![CDATA[LIGHT OF THE WORLD]]>Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:45:30 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/light-of-the-world

“The eye is the lamp [light] of the body; so if your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive], your whole body will be full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts (laws, commands)]." Matthew 6:22


If we think about the eyes literally, they are the primary way light enters our body (clearly, it also enters through our skin since it is the body's largest organ). But, light enters the pupil, and the iris controls how much light enters. Then, it passes through a lens, which works with the cornea to focus the images we are seeing. The light then passes through the retina, and literally kickstarts an electrical process that sends signals to our brain to show us the images. 

I found that completely fascinating and amazing, a miracle of creation, something only God could do. Praise God! Like the rising of the sun in the east, and setting in the west. Hallelujah!

Now, the good news of salvation is everlasting life through Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9

If we believe this, even though our flesh is weak, we have been set apart as holy for God:

"And in accordance with this will [of God] we [who believe in the message of salvation] have been sanctified [that is, set apart as holy for God and His purposes] through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." Hebrews 10:10

Likewise, if we think about it spiritually, as in Matthew 6:22 (above), if our eye is clear '[spiritually perceptive],' or focused on God, what is right, good and pure, we will never again be in darkness, regardless of the infirmities of the flesh, because Jesus tells us, we are the light of the world. Matthew 5:14


So, with our physical eyes, we SEE the lights of the world,

but with our spiritual eye, we ARE the light of the world,

​and will never again be in darkness.


Or, as Apostle Paul told, in the story of 'A Thorn in the Flesh':

2 Corinthians 12

A Thorn in the Flesh

7 "Because of the surpassing greatness and extraordinary nature of the revelations [which I received from God], for this reason, to keep me from thinking of myself as important, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, to torment and harass me—to keep me from exalting myself!

Concerning this I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might leave me;

but He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.' Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.

10 So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength]." 


Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify our Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Hallelujah! Amen!


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<![CDATA[A PRAYER FOR THE TIMES]]>Thu, 18 Nov 2021 15:29:57 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/a-prayer-for-the-times

REJOICE IN THE LORD!

 

As believers in the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, WE ARE the light of the world.

Matthew 5:14-16 
“You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven." Hallelujah!


As believers in Christ, we know from scripture that temptation is common to human (mankind) experience, but that God will not let us be tempted beyond our ability to resist. Hallelujah! Praise God.

We also know that if we remain steadfast until the end (resist the temptation of sin), we will be saved. Thank you, Jesus!

1 Corinthians 10

13 No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy].

14 Therefore, my beloved, run [keep far, far away] from [any sort of] idolatry [and that includes loving anything more than God, or participating in anything that leads to sin and enslaves the soul]."


Pray that we all remain steadfast under the trials and tribulations and temptations  of human life, life in the flesh, for we know that if we persevere in righteousness (repentance, obedience to God) until the end, we will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised:

"Blessed [happy, spiritually prosperous, favored by God] is the man who is steadfast under trial and perseveres when tempted; for when he has passed the test and been approved, he will receive the [victor’s] crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." ​ James 1:12


Matthew 24

11 "Many false prophets will appear and mislead many.

12 Because lawlessness is increased, the love of most people will grow cold.

13 But the one who endures and bears up [under suffering] to the end will be saved.

14 This good news of the kingdom [the gospel] will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end [of the age] will come."


Pray that God's children have a renewing and a refreshing of Spirit, so that we do not become salt that has lost its taste, but that our light always shines brightly, so that men may see our good deeds and glorify our Father who is in heaven! Praise God! Amen!

Matthew 5

13 “You are the [d]salt of the earth; but if the salt has [e]lost its taste (purpose), how can it be made salty? It is no longer good for anything, but to be thrown out and walked on by people [when the walkways are wet and slippery].

14 “You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;

15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven."


  1. Matthew 5:13 In ancient times salt was often used as a preservative. Similarly, followers of Christ are to preserve both the gospel message and Christian values in the secular world.
  2. Matthew 5:13 The salt from the Dead Sea contains impurities that affect its qualities as a seasoning and as a preservative.


Finally, no matter what life throws at us, we know that no mountain is too high because the Lord is our strength, and he has made our feet steady.

A Prayer of Habakkuk

A Prayer for the Times


Habakkuk 3 (AMP)

17 "
Though the fig tree does not blossom

And there is no fruit on the vines,

Though the yield of the olive fails

And the fields produce no food,

Though the flock is cut off from the fold

And there are no cattle in the stalls,

18 Yet I will [choose to] rejoice in the Lord;

I will [choose to] shout in exultation in the [victorious] God of my salvation!

19 The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army];

He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet


And makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my [e]high places [of challenge and responsibility]."


Footnote: www.biblegateway.com
  1. Habakkuk 3:19 The troubled times of life may actually be the “high places” of spiritual growth for the believer who remains stable when tested by God.

He is my rock and my fortress

And I will choose to

​REJOICE IN THE LORD!

Praise God! Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus. Amen
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<![CDATA[YOU GET AS MUCH AS YOU GIVE]]>Fri, 05 Nov 2021 13:58:51 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/you-get-as-much-as-you-give
"Then He [Jesus] said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear. By your own standard of measurement [that is, to the extent that you study spiritual truth and apply godly wisdom] it will be measured to you [and you will be given even greater ability to respond]—and more will be given to you besides." Mark 4:24


I started writing this some time ago, but I have been hyper-focused since August on reading the Bible from start to finish. I am now up to Ezekiel 40. Hallelujah! Praise God!

But, the question that had been on my mind when I first wrote this blog some time ago, is why do I often receive "snapshots" only? Why would I get a vision or word in my sleep, and then snap awake, like literally a snapshot photo?

A few months ago, the light bulb went off, and I realized I only get snapshots, because, as I have said before, You Get As Much As You Give.


"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over [with no space left for more]. For with the standard of measurement you use [when you do good to others], it will be measured to you in return.” Luke 6:38


You Get As Much As You Give.

"And I say unto you,

Ask, and it shall be given you;

seek, and ye shall find;

knock, and it shall be opened unto you." Luke 11:9

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." Philippians 4:6

I N  E V E R Y T H I N G! Prayer is not a one-time, thirty-second thing, or when we feel like it deal. I saw a great evangelist, Mario Murillo, the other day in a video. Mario, God Bless his heart and his ministry, is bringing 300 people per night to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in his tent revivals, in some of the worst neighborhoods in southern California. Hallelujah! Praise God!

Mario said that there is no way he can get off a four-hour flight, and walk into one of those revivals and start healing and preaching, unless he was walking and talking with God all day, every day, no matter where he is or what he is doing. Hallelujah! Amen.

And, of course, Mario is right. God's Word tells us just that. (See Philippians 4:6 above.)  

"Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 

James 4

13 "Come now [and pay attention to this], you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and carry on our business and make a profit.'

14 Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen in your life tomorrow. [What is secure in your life?] You are merely a vapor [like a puff of smoke or a wisp of steam from a cooking pot] that is visible for a little while and then vanishes [into thin air]. 

15 Instead you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills, we will live and we will do this or that.'

16 But as it is, you boast [vainly] in your pretension and arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

17 So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin.'"


Therefore, let us strive, from this day forward, every one of us, to walk with, talk to, give all glory, thanksgiving and praise to God, the Most High, every day, all day. And, to make our words spoken kinder, and for the greater good, for we will all be judged by every word spoken. "But I tell you, on the day of judgment people will have to give an accounting for every careless or useless word they speak." Matthew 12:36

We are all being changed, from one degree of God's glory, to an even higher degree of God's glory, whereby everything on earth is moving step by step towards the perfection of Jesus, our Savior. 

I heard a prophet describe it recently like this: God brings us perfection. We bring God imperfection. God turns what man means for evil into good, and that imperfection elevates closer to the perfection of God, so that everything in the world is moving towards God's perfection.


Of course, since the Bible should always be our fact checker, the Scripture says in 2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP): 

"And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit."

Salvation is promised through the blood of Jesus Christ, but our eternal rewards are not promised. They will be based on our words and our works.

1 Corinthians 3

14 "If any person’s work which he has built [on this foundation, that is, any outcome of his effort] remains [and survives this test], he will receive a reward. 

15 But if any person’s work is burned up [by the test], he will suffer the loss [of his reward]; yet he himself will be saved, but only as [one who has barely escaped] through fire."

Don't let your rewards be lost to the fire. No matter what, it only ends one way: 


"For it is written,

As I live, saith the Lord,

every knee shall bow to me,

and every tongue shall confess to God." Romans 14:11


Chose God Now!

​Hallelujah to the Lamb of God. All Glory to God the Most High. Thank you, Jesus.

Amen Amen Amen!


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<![CDATA[A NAME IS JUST A NAME?]]>Thu, 02 Sep 2021 15:03:46 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/a-name-is-just-a-name



A name is just a name? Nope, not so fast! Did you know that our heavenly Father, and His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, have many names in the Bible? Jesus alone is referred to using at least 343 different titles or names (see below).

God has many facets, many layers. He is the God of all mankind. He is all things to all people, who believe in Him. "
Jesus said to him, “[You say to Me,] ‘If You can?' All things are possible for the one who believes and trusts [in Me]!” Mark 9:23

(Following is an excerpt from: https://www.godisreal.today/names-of-god/). I do not know if it is a complete list.

The Ultimate Name of God: I AM

When Moses encountered God at the burning bush, he asked what His name was. God replied:

“I AM that I AM… You must say this to the Israelites, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”Exodus 3:14

Jesus Christ applied the name of God on Himself

Jesus Christ shocked the religious leaders of Israel, when He made a statement that was unheard of since the beginning of time. Jesus Christ declared that He Himself is God, when He said:

“Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” John 8:58

In the book of Revelation Jesus reveals Himself to the apostle John with a name that is very similar to ‘I AM':

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:7-9

The Names of God in the Old Testament

Remember that God is real and these names reveal who He wants to be for you and your beloved ones. He didn’t only exist thousands of years ago, when these names were first revealed. He is just as present today, to show you who He is. He loves you with all His heart.

These names of God reveal who God wants to be for you.

Yahweh
The self-existent One. He has always existed and will always exist. You can always rely on Him because He is your eternal source of strength.

(Genesis 2:4, Isaiah 40:3; 10; 1 Samuel 1:20; Exodus 6:1-4, 3:1-22)

Adonai
God is the Lord over all. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords, He reigns forever. Therefor you find safety in Him and Him alone.

(Genesis 15:2, Judges 6:15, Malachi 1:6, Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 2:4, 8:1, 97:5, 136:3; Isaiah 1:24, 6:1; Romans 10:9)

Yahweh-Maccaddeshem
The Lord your sanctifier. He forgiveness your sins and His Holy Spirit works in your life to become like He is: pure, loving and true.

(Exodus 31:13, Leviticus 20:8; Ezekiel 37:28)

Yahweh-Rohi
The Lord my shepherd. He cares for you, the way a shepherd tends his sheep. He cares for you and leads you to still waters and green pastures.

(Psalm 23, 80:1, 95:7, Isaiah 40:11, Jeremiah 31:10, Ezekiel 34:12, 23)

Yahweh-Shammah
The Lord who is present. He never leaves you, nor forsakes you. He is with you forever. Your best friend, who never betrays you.

(Ezekiel 48:35, Genesis 28:15, Ezekiel 48:35, Psalm 23:4, 46:1, 139:7-12, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Amos 5:14)

Yahweh-Rapha
The Lord our healer. “By His stripes were are healed” declares the Bible. Jesus Christ died to give you life. Not only was God the healer in the Old Testament, but Jesus Christ revealed the healing heart of God for all of us, more than ever.

(Exodus 15:26, Exodus 15:26, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm 6:2, 41:4, 103:3, 147:3, Isaiah 19:22, 30:36, 57:18-19, Jeremiah 3:22; 17:14, 30:17)

Yahweh-Tsidkenu
The Lord our righteousness. When we believe in Jesus Christ, He becomes our righteousness. He forgives our sins and washes us with His blood.

(Jeremiah 23:6, Genesis 15:6, Jeremiah 23:6, Psalm 4:1, 5:8, 24:5, 31:1, 36:10, 71:15, 89:16)

Yahweh-Jireh
The Lord will provide. Jesus Christ said that Father cares for us and we never need to worry about provision. He is our source of life, in every way.

(Genesis 22:13-14)

Yahweh-Nissi
The Lord our banner. The Lord gives us the victory in spiritual warfare. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Lord raises a banner of His love over us and covers us. He wages war on our behalf and makes us more than conquerors in Christ Jesus.

(Exodus 17:15)

Yahweh-Shalom
The Lord is peace. Whenever there are storms in your life, hide in Him. He is your shelter in the storm. He gives peace beyond understanding, even when circumstances are chaotic. He is our shelter and our shield. 

(Judges 6:24)

Yahweh-Sabbaoth
The Lord of Hosts. The Bible mentions myriads of angels, who wage war against the armies of hell, who try to destroy mankind. Jesus Christ is the Lord of hosts, the Captain of the armies of heaven

(Isaiah 6:1-3, 1 Samuel 1:3, 17:45; 2 Samuel 6:2, 7:26-27; 1 Chronicles 11:9; Haggai 1:5)

Yahweh-Ghmolah
The God of Recompense. The Lord says in Romans 12 “vengeance is mine, I will repay.” We should never avenge others for what they do to us, but leave it in God’s hands.

(Jeremiah 51:6)

Elohim
God is creator, powerful and mighty, Lord of lords. He is the Lord Most High, stronger and mightier than anyone or anything. When you face impossible circumstances or adversaries, now that your God is stronger.

(Gen. 1:1, 17:7, Ps 19:1 Jer. 31:33)

El-Elyon
The most high God. Do not fear the enemy who tries to intimidate you. Know that your God is the Most High God. There is none above Him. Jesus Christ is exalted high above every name.

(Genesis 14:17-20, Deuteronomy 26:19, Isaiah 14:13-14)

El-Gibhor
Mighty God. The Lord is mighty to save. His arm is not too short. Whatever problem you are facing, know that your God is El-Gibhor, MIGHTY!

(Isaiah 9:6)

El-Olam
The everlasting God. God is eternal, while your problems are temporary. His love will never change. His promises are true. Build on Him, who is eternal and do not focus on your temporary situations. He will show you His great and eternal goodness.

(Isaiah 40:28-31)

El-Roi
The strong one who sees. When you feel lonely and abandoned by people, know that God is with you. He sees you and He knows you. He hears the cry of your heart and He loves you more than you can imagine. he will lead you through and fill your hear with His praise.

(Genesis 16:13)

El-Shaddai-Rohi
God Almighty, the mighty One of Jacob. God is not just another ‘god’ like the countless idols. He truly is the Almighty Creator of heaven and earth.

(Gen. 17:1, 49:24, Ps. 91:1, 132:2, 5)

El-Chuwl
The God who gave birth. God is our Creator and our Father. He saw us and He loved us, even before we were born. He has a plan for your life and if you walk with Him, He will fulfill His dreams over your life and amaze you.

(Psalm 139:13-18)

El-Deah
God of knowledge. Wisdom comes from the Lord. Man tries to become wise apart from God, but ends up in foolishness. When we fear God and keep His commandments, to love one another, we will know Him as He is and His wisdom will guide us.

(1 Samuel 2:3; Romans 11:33-36; 1 Cor. 1:18-31)

Attiyq Youm
The Ancient of Days. God is eternal. He was before the beginning of time. Therefor He has all authority. Every knee bows before Him.

(Daniel 7:9, 13, 14)

End of excerpt from godisreal.today



He is all things to all people: 343 names for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, courtesy of: missions.redemptivehistory.org

Scriptural Names and Descriptions of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Names and References are based on the King James Version (KJV) of the Holy Bible

1. Advocate with the Father (1 John 2:1)

2. the Apostle and High Priest of our profession (Hebrews 3:1)

3. the Almighty (Revelation 1:8)

4. Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8,11; 21:6; 22:13)

5. the Amen (Revelation 3:14)

6. the Angel of the Lord (Exodus 3:2)

7. Anointed (Psalm 2:2)

8. the Apostle and High Priest of our profession (Hebrews 3:1)

9. Arm of the Lord (Isaiah 51:9)

10. the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2)

11. the Author of Eternal Salvation (Hebrews 5:9)

12. the Beginning and the End (Revelation 21:6; 22:13)

13. the Beginning and the Ending (Revelation 1:8)

14. the Beginning of the Creation of God (Revelation 3:14)

15. the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6)

16. Beloved Son (Matthew 3:17; 17:5; Mark 1:11; 9:7; Luke 3:22; 9:35; 2 Peter 1:17)

17. the Blessed and Only Potentate (1 Timothy 6:15)

18. Bishop of your souls (1 Peter 2:25)

19. Branch (Jeremiah 23:5)

20. the BRANCH (Zechariah 3:8)

21. Bread from Heaven (John 6:32-33)

22. the Bread of God (John 6:33)

23. the Bread of Life (John 6:35)

24. the Breaker (Micah 2:13)

25. the Bridegroom (Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19-20; Luke 5:34-35; John 3:29)

26. the Bright and Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)

27. the Brightness of His Glory (Hebrews 1:3)

28. Captain of their Salvation (Hebrews 2:10)

29. Captain of the Host of the LORD (Joshua 5:14)

30. the Carpenter (Mark 6:3)

31. the carpenter's Son (Matthew 13:55)

32. the Chief Corner Stone (Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6)

33. the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4)

34. the Chiefest among ten thousand (Song of Solomon 5:10)

35. Child (Isaiah 9:6)

36. the Child Jesus (Luke 2:27,43)

37. Chosen of God (1 Peter 2:4)38. Christ (Matthew 1:16; Luke 9:20; over 500 references in the New Testament)

39. The Christ [Messiah] (Matthew 16:20; Mark 14:61)

40. Christ a King (Luke 23:2)

41. Christ Jesus (Acts 19:4; Romans 3:24; 8:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2,30; Hebrews 3:1; 1 Peter 5:10,14)

42. Christ Jesus our Lord (1 Timothy 1:12; Romans 8:39)

43. the Christ of God (Luke 9:20)

44. Christ our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7)

45. Christ, the chosen of God (Luke 23:35)

46. Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11)

47. Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)

48. the Christ, the Son of the Blessed (Mark 14:61)

49. Commander to the people (Isaiah 55:4)

50. the Consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25)

51. Corner Stone (Isaiah 28:16; Ephesians 2:20)

52. Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)

53. Covenant of the people (Isaiah 42:6)

54. the Creator of Israel (Isaiah 43:15)

55. the Dayspring from on High (Luke 1:78)

56. the Day Star (2 Peter 1:19)

57. the Deliverer (Romans 11:26)

58. the Desire of All Nations (Haggai 2:7)

59. the Door (John 10:9)

60. the Door of the Sheep (John 10:7)

61. Elect (Isaiah 42:1)

62. Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23)

63. the End (Revelation 21:6, 22:13)

64. the Ending (Revelation 1:8)

65. Ensign of the People (Isaiah 11:10)

66. the Eternal Life (1 John 5:20)

67. the Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)

68. Everlasting Light (Isaiah 60:20)

69. the Express Image of His Person (Hebrews 1:3)

70. Father (Isaiah 9:6)

71. Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11)

72. the Faithful Witness (Revelation 1:5)

73. the Faithful and True Witness (Revelation 3:14)

74. Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2)

75. the First and the Last (Revelation 1:17; 2:8; 22:13)

76. the First begotten (Hebrews 1:6)

77. the First Begotten of the Dead (Revelation 1:5)

78. Firstborn (Psalm 89:27)

79. the Firstborn of every creature (Colossians 1:15)

80. Forerunner (Hebrews 6:20)

81. Foundation (Isaiah 28:16)

82. Fountain (Zechariah 13:1)

83. Friend of publicans and sinners (Matthew 11:19)

84. the Gift of God (John 4:10)

85. the Glory of the LORD (Isaiah 40:5; 2 Corinthians 3:18)

86. the Glory of Thy people Israel (Luke 2:32)

87. God (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1; Isaiah 44:6)

88. God Almighty (Revelation 15:3)

89. God blessed for ever (Romans 9:5)

90. God manifest in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16)

91. God of Israel, the Saviour (Isaiah 45:15)

92. God of the whole earth (Isaiah 54:5)

93. God our Saviour (1 Timothy 2:3)

94. God with us (Matthew 1:23)

95. Good Master (Matthew 19:16)

96. the Good Shepherd (John 10:11)

97. Governor (Matthew 2:6)

98. Great Shepherd of the sheep (Hebrews 13:20)

99. the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)

100. the Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14)

101. He that Liveth (Revelation 1:18)

102. the Head (Ephesians 4:15; Colossians 2:19)

103. the Head of the Body (Colossians 1:18,24)

104. the Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23)

105. the Head of the Corner (Matthew 21:42; Acts 4:11; 1 Peter 2:7)

106. the Head of every man (1 Corinthians 11:3)

107. the Head over all things (Ephesians 1:22)

108. Hiding Place (Psalm 32:7; Isaiah 32:2)

109. Heir of all things (Hebrews 1:2)

110. High Priest (Hebrews 4:14; 6:20; 7:26)

111. High Priest for ever (Hebrews 6:20)

112. High Priest of our profession (Hebrews 3:1)

113. Him that loved us (Revelation 1:5)

114. Him which is, and which was, and which is to come (Revelation 1:4)

115. Him whom my soul loveth (Song of Solomon 3:1,2,3,4)

116. His dear Son (Colossians 1:13)

117. His Son (John 3:17; Romans 5:10)

118. His Son Jesus (Acts 3:13, 26)

119. His Son Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 1:3; 1 Corinthians 1:9)

120. Holy and True (Revelation 6:10)

121. Holy Child Jesus (Acts 4:30)

122. Holy One (Psalm 16:10)

123. the Holy One and the Just (Acts 3:14)

124. the Holy One of God (Mark 1:24)

125. the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 41:14; 43:14; 54:5)

126. Holy Thing (Luke 1:35)

127. our Hope (1 Timothy 1:1)

128. Horn of Salvation (Luke 1:69)

129. Husband (2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 21:2)

130. I Am (John 8:58)

131. Image of God (2 Corinthians 4:4)

132. the Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15)

133. Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14)

134. Israel (Isaiah 49:3)

135. Jehovah [LORD] (Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:3; Jeremiah 23:6; see also Isaiah 6:3 with John 12:41; Psalm 110:1 with Matthew 22:42-45; Psalm 24:7-10 with 1 Corinthians 2:8 & James 2:1; Psalm 97:9 with John 3:31; Isaiah 44:6 with Revelation 1:17 & Revelation 22:13; Isaiah 8:13,14 with 1 Peter 2:6-8; Isaiah 40:10,11 with Hebrews 13:20; Proverbs 16:4 with Colossians 1:16)

136. Jesus [Jehovah Saves] (Matthew 1:21; close to 1000 references in the New Testament)

137. Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:1; John 1:17; close to 200 references in the New Testament)

138. Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 1:3; 6:11, 23; 1 Corinthians 1:9)

139. Jesus Christ our Saviour (Titus 3:6)

140. Jesus Christ the Righteous (1 John 2:1)

141. Jesus of Nazareth (Mark 1:24; Luke 24:19)

142. Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews (John 19:19)

143. Jesus the King of the Jews (Matthew 27:37)

144. Jesus the Son of God (Hebrews 4:14)

145. Jesus, the Son of Joseph (John 6:42)

146. Judge of Israel (Micah 5:1)

147. the Judge of the quick and dead (Acts 10:42)

148. the Just (Acts 3:14)

149. Just Man (Matthew 27:19)

150. the Just One (Acts 7:52; 22:14)

151. Just Person (Matthew 27:24)

152. King (Matthew 21:5)

153. King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible (1 Timothy 1:17)

154. the King of Glory (Psalm 24:7-10)

155. the King of Israel (John 1:49; Isaiah 44:6)

156. King of kings (Revelation 17:14)

157. King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15)

158. King of Saints (Revelation 15:3)

159. King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2)

160. the Lamb (Revelation 5:6,8; 6:16; 7:9,10,17; 12:11; 13:8; 14:1,4; 15:3; 17:14; 19:7,9; 21:9,14,22,23,27)

161. the Lamb of God (John 1:29,36)

162. the Lamb that was slain (Revelation 5:12)

163. Lamb without blemish (1 Peter 1:19)

164. the Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45)

165. Lawgiver (Isaiah 33:22; James 4:12)

166. Leader and Commander to the people (Isaiah 55:4)

167. the Life (John 11:25; 14:6; 1 John 1:2)

168. Light to lighten the Gentiles (Luke 2:32)

169. Light of the Gentiles (Isaiah 42:6)

170. the Light of the World (John 8:12)

171. the Lily of the Valleys (Song of Solomon 2:1)

172. the Lion of the Tribe of Juda (Revelation 5:5)

173. the Living Bread (John 6:51)

174. Living Stone (1 Peter 2:4)

175. Lord (Romans 1:3)

176. the LORD (Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:3; Jeremiah 23:6; see also Isaiah 6:3 with John 12:41; Psalm 110:1 with Matthew 22:42-45; Psalm 24:7-10 with 1 Corinthians 2:8 & James 2:1; Psalm 97:9 with John 3:31; Isaiah 44:6 with Revelation 1:17 & Revelation 22:13; Isaiah 8:13,14 with 1 Peter 2:6-8; Isaiah 40:10,11 with Hebrews 13:20; Proverbs 16:4 with Colossians 1:16)

177. Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:11; 3:18)

178. Lord both of the dead and the living (Romans 14:9)

179. Lord Christ (Colossians 3:24)

180. the Lord from Heaven (1 Corinthians 15:47)

181. Lord God Almighty (Revelation 15:3)

182. the Lord Jesus (Acts 7:59; Colossians 3:17; over 100 other references in the New Testament)

183. the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 11:17; over 75 other references in the New Testament)

184. the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour (Titus 1:4)

185. the LORD mighty in battle (Psalm 24:8)

186. Lord of All (Acts 10:36)

187. the Lord of Glory (1 Corinthians 2:8; James 2:1)

188. the LORD of Hosts (Isaiah 44:6)

189. Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14; 19:16)

190. Lord of lords, and King of kings (Revelation 17:14)

191. Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28)

192. THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jeremiah 23:6)

193. Lord over all (Romans 10:12)

194. the LORD strong and mighty (Psalm 24:8)

195. the LORD that healeth thee (Exodus 15:26)

196. the LORD your Holy One (Isaiah 43:15)

197. the LORD your Redeemer (Isaiah 43:14)

198. the Lord's Christ (Luke 2:26)

199. the Man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5)

200. Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3)

201. the Man that is My Fellow (Zechariah 13:7)

202. Master (Matthew 23:8)

203. Master and Lord (John 13:13)

204. Mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5)

205. the Mediator of the New Covenant (Hebrews 12:24)

206. the Mediator of the New Testament (Hebrews 9:15)

207. the Mediator of a better covenant (Hebrews 8:6)

208. Messenger of the Covenant (Malachi 3:1)

209. Messiah (Daniel 9:26)

210. the Messiah the Prince (Daniel 9:25)

211. the Messias (John 1:41)

212. the Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6)

213. the Mighty One of Israel (Isaiah 30:29)

214. the Mighty One of Jacob (Isaiah 49:26)

215. Mighty to save (Isaiah 63:1)

216. Minister of the sanctuary (Hebrews 8:2)

217. Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)

218. the Most Holy (Daniel 9:24)

219. Most Mighty (Psalm 45:3)

220. My Lord and My God (John 20:28)

221. My Beloved (Song of Solomon 6:3)

222. My Friend (Song of Solomon 5:16)

223. My Love (Song of Solomon 3:5)

224. Nazarene (Matthew 2:23)

225. the Offspring of David (Revelation 22:16)

226. Omega (Revelation 1:8,11, 21:6, 22:13)

227. One Mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5) [Only Mediator - see John 14:6]

228. the Only Begotten Son (John 1:18; 3:16)

229. the Only Begotten Son of God (John 3:18)

230. the Only Begotten of the Father (John 1:14)

231. Only Potentate (1 Timothy 6:15)

232. the Only wise God, our Saviour (Jude 1:25)

233. Our Hope (1 Timothy 1:1)

234. Our King (Isaiah 33:22)

235. Our Lord (Romans 1:3)

236. Our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1)

237. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18)

238. Our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7)

239. Our Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 1:10; 2 Peter 1:1)

240. Plant of renown (Ezekiel 34:29)

241. Our Saviour Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)

242. Pavilion (Psalm 27:5)

243. Physician (Matthew 9:12; Luke 4:23)

244. Potentate (1 Timothy 6:15)

245. the Power of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)

246. Precious (1 Peter 2:4,7)

247. Precious Corner Stone (Isaiah 28:16)

248. Priest (Hebrews 7:17)

249. Prince (Acts 5:31)

250. the Prince of Life (Acts 3:15)

251. the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)

252. the Prince of the kings of the Earth (Revelation 1:5)

253. Prophet (Deuteronomy 18:15,18; Matthew 21:11; Luke 24:19)

254. Rabbi (John 1:49)

255. Rabboni (John 20:16)

256. Ransom (1 Timothy 2:6)

257. Redeemer (Isaiah 43:14; 49:26; 54:5 59:20)

258. Redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30)

259. Refuge (2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 9:9; 91:2)

260. the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)

261. the Righteous (1 John 2:1)

262. Righteous Branch (Jeremiah 23:5)

263. the Righteous Judge (2 Timothy 4:8)

264. Righteousness (1 Corinthians 1:30)

265. the Righteousness of God (2 Peter 1:1)

266. Thy Righteousness (Psalm 71:16)

267. Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4)

268. Rock and Fortress (2 Samuel 22:2)

269. Rock of Offence (1 Peter 2:8)

270. the Root and the Offspring of David (Revelation 22:16)

271. the Root of David (Revelation 5:5)

272. Root of Jesse (Isaiah 11:10)

273. the Rose of Sharon (Song of Solomon 2:1)

274. Ruler in Israel (Micah 5:2)

275. Thy Salvation (Luke 2:30)

276. Sanctification (1 Corinthians 1:30)

277. Sanctuary (Isaiah 8:14)

278. Saviour (Luke 2:11)

279. Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 1:10; Titus 2:13; 2 Peter 1:1)

280. the Saviour of the body (Ephesians 5:23)

281. the Saviour of the World (1 John 4:14)

282. Sceptre (Numbers 24:17)

283. the Second Man (1 Corinthians 15:47)

284. the Seed of Abraham (Hebrews 2:16)

285. the Seed of David (2 Timothy 2:8)

286. Seed of the woman (see Genesis 3:15)

287. Servant (Isaiah 42:1)

288. Servant of Rulers (Isaiah 49:7)

289. Shepherd (Mark 14:27; 1 Peter 5:4)

290. the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls (1 Peter 2:25)

291. Shepherd of Israel (Psalm 80:1)

292. Shiloh (Genesis 49:10)

293. Son Jesus Christ (1 John 5:20)

294. Son of Abraham (Matthew 1:1)

295. Son of David (Matthew 1:1; 9:27)

296. the Son of God (John 1:49)

297. Son of man (Matthew 8:20; 9:6)

298. Son of Mary (Mark 6:3)

299. Son of Joseph (John 1:45; 6:42)

300. the Son of the Blessed (Mark 14:61)

301. the Son of the Father (2 John 1:3)

302. the Son of the Highest (Luke 1:32)

303. the Son of the Living God (Matthew 16:16; John 6:69)

304. Spiritual Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4)

305. Star out of Jacob (Numbers 24:17)

306. the Stone (Matthew 21:42)

307. Stone of Stumbling (1 Peter 2:8)

308. the Stone which was set at nought (Acts 4:11)

309. the Stone which the builders disallowed (1 Peter 2:7)

310. the Stone which the builders rejected (Matthew 21:42)

311. Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4:2)

312. Sure Foundation (Isaiah 28:16)

313. Surety (Hebrews 7:22)

314. Teacher come from God (John 3:2)

315. thy Redeemer (Isaiah 49:26)

316. Thy Righteousness (Psalm 71:16)

317. Thy Salvation (Luke 2:30)

318. thy Saviour and thy Redeemer (Isaiah 49:26)

319. True (Revelation 19:11)

320. True Bread from heaven (John 6:32-33)

321. the True God (1 John 5:20)

322. the True God, and Eternal Life (1 John 5:20)

323. True Light (John 1:9)

324. the True Vine (John 15:1)

325. True Witness (Revelation 3:14)

326. the Truth (John 14:6)

327. Unspeakable Gift (2 Corinthians 9:15)

328. Very Christ (Acts 9:22)

329. the Vine (John 15:5)

330. the Water of Life (Revelation 21:6)

331. the Way (John 14:6)

332. Wisdom (Proverbs 8:12; 1 Corinthians 1:30)

333. the Wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)

334. Witness (Revelation 1:5)

335. a Witness to the people (Isaiah 55:4)

336. Wonderful (Isaiah 9:6)

337. the Word (John 1:1)

338. the Word Made Flesh (see John 1:14)

339. The Word of God (Revelation 19:13)

340. the Word of Life (1 John 1:1)

341. your Holy One (Isaiah 43:15)

342. your King (Isaiah 43:15)

343. your Redeemer (Isaiah 43:14)

Main source: Naves Topical Bible Dictionary

End of quote from 

http://missions.redemptivehistory.org/NamesofJesus.html


God is all things to all men, who believe in His only begotten son, Jesus Christ:

John 1 AMP (from biblegateway.com with footnotes):


The Deity of Jesus Christ

1 "In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([a]Christ), and the Word was with God, and [b]the Word was God Himself. 

He was [continually existing] in the beginning [co-eternally] with God. 

All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him not even one thing was made that has come into being. 

In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men. 

The Light shines on in the [c]darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].


The Witness of John the Baptist

There came a man commissioned and sent from God, whose name was [d]John. 

This man came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe [in Christ, the Light] through him. 

John was not the Light, but came to testify about the Light.


There it was—the true Light [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] which, coming into the world, enlightens everyone. 

10 He (Christ) was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. 

11 He came to that which was His own [that which belonged to Him—His world, His creation, His possession], and those who were His own [people—the Jewish nation] did not receive and welcome Him. 

12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the right [the authority, the privilege] to become children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name— 

13 who were born, not of blood [natural conception], nor of the will of the flesh [physical impulse], nor of the will of man [that of a natural father], but of God [that is, a divine and supernatural birth—they are born of God—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified]."


Footnotes:


  1. John 1:1 In John the Apostle’s vision (Rev 19), he sees Christ returning as Warrior-Messiah-King, and “...His name is called The Word of God...and LORD OF LORDS.” (Rev 19:13, 16).
  2. John 1:1 In this phrase, “God” appears first in the Greek word order, emphasizing the fact that “the Word” (Christ) was God—so “God Himself.”
  3. John 1:5 I.e. the world immersed in sin: all that stands in opposition to God and biblical truth.
  4. John 1:6 The births of both John the Baptist and Jesus were foretold by the angel, Gabriel (Luke 1:5-80). This passage is about John the Baptist, the son of Zacharias the priest and his wife, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was related to Mary the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:36). John the Baptist is considered to be the last of the OT prophets, and is not to be confused with John the Apostle who wrote this Gospel, three brief letters (1 John, 2 John, 3 John) and Revelation.

God is great all the time. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God. Praise God.

Why wait?

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<![CDATA[ESAU WAS THE FIRSTBORN ...]]>Thu, 02 Sep 2021 13:46:49 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/esau-was-the-firstborn


​Esau was the firstborn, but God loved Jacob (Israel)!

Ever wonder why Jacob (Israel) was born grasping Esau's heel? "Afterward his brother came out, and his hand grasped Esau’s heel, so he was named Jacob (one who grabs by the heel, supplanter). Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them." Genesis 25:26

Or, ever wonder why Esau gave away his birthright for a bowl of red lentil stew?

Genesis 25

29 "Jacob had cooked [reddish-brown lentil] stew [one day], when Esau came from the field and was famished; 

30 and Esau said to Jacob, 'Please, let me have a quick swallow of that red stuff there, because I am exhausted and famished.' For that reason Esau was [also] called Edom (Red). 

31 Jacob answered, 'First sell me your birthright (the rights of a firstborn).' 

32 Esau said, 'Look, I am about to die [if I do not eat soon]; so of what use is this birthright to me?' 

33 Jacob said, 'Swear [an oath] to me today [that you are selling it to me for this food]'; so he swore [an oath] to him, and sold him his birthright. 

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and got up and went on his way. In this way Esau scorned his birthright.'"

Or, even why Esau lost his inheritance, when Jacob and Rebecca tricked Isaac into giving Jacob the blessing of the firstborn?

Genesis 27

5 "But Rebekah overheard what Isaac said to Esau his son; and when Esau had gone to the open country to hunt for game that he might bring back,

Rebekah said to Jacob her [younger and favorite] son, “Listen carefully: I heard your father saying to Esau your brother,

‘Bring me some game and make me a savory and delicious dish [of meat], so that I may eat it, and declare my blessing on you in the presence of the Lord before my death.’

So now, my son, listen [carefully] to me [and do exactly] as I command you.

Go now to the flock and bring me two good and suitable young goats, and I will make them into a savory dish [of meat] for your father, the kind he loves [to eat].

10 Then you shall bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before his death. 

11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, 'Listen, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth [skinned] man.

12 Suppose my father touches me and feels my skin; then I will be seen by him as a cheat (imposter), and I will bring his curse on me and not a blessing.'”

Why would God let these things happen?

Well, because God loved Jacob! And, He knows our hearts!

Jeremiah 17:10


“I, the Lord, search and examine the mind,

I test the heart,

To give to each man according to his ways,

According to the results of his deeds."


And, just as Cain was evil in the sight of God:

Genesis 4

And in the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground. 

But Abel brought [an offering of] the [finest] firstborn of his flock and the fat portions. And the Lord had respect (regard) for Abel and for his offering; 

but for Cain and his offering He had no respect. So Cain became extremely angry (indignant), and he looked annoyed and hostile. 

And the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you so angry? And why do you look annoyed? 

If you do well [believing Me and doing what is acceptable and pleasing to Me], will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well [but ignore My instruction], sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you [to overpower you], but you must master it.”

So, too, was Esau evil in the sight of God:

Malachi 1

God’s Love for Jacob

1 "The oracle (burdensome message) of the word of the Lord to Israel through [My messenger] Malachi.

2 'I have loved you,' says the Lord. But you say, 'How and in what way have You loved us?' 'Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?' declares the Lord. 'Yet I loved Jacob (Israel);

but [in comparison with My love for Jacob] I have hated Esau (Edom), and I have made his mountains a wasteland, and have given his inheritance to the jackals of the wilderness.'

Though [impoverished] Edom says, 'We have been beaten down, but we will return and build up the ruins.' Thus says the Lord of hosts, 'They may build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the Wicked Territory, the people against whom the Lord is indignant forever.'

Your own eyes will see this and you will say, 'The Lord is great and shall be magnified beyond the border of Israel!'"


What can we learn from all of this? I think God's reprimand to Cain, when Cain was sullen and angry because God did not accept his offering, says it all:

"If you do well [believing Me [God] and doing what is acceptable and pleasing to Me], will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well [but ignore My instruction], sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you [to overpower you], but you must master it.” 
 Genesis 4:7:

​Fight the Lies! Choose God! Repent, confess your sins, accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

​Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! Praise God!

​Amen amen amen!




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<![CDATA[GOD'S BLESSINGS AND CURSES]]>Sat, 28 Aug 2021 13:55:27 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/god-blesses-and-he-curses

Amen!



​Throughout God's Holy Word (the Bible), He routinely blesses man for his obedience, and curses him for disobedience. "Our God is a consuming fire" Hebrews 12:29, and He will not tolerate disobedience. "It is a fearful and terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God [incurring His judgment and wrath]." Hebrews 10:31

After 40 years being led through the wilderness by the Lord, the Israelites were finally ready to take possession of the land promised by God to their fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel), a land flowing with milk and honey. God promises great blessings if they keep all His commandments, but, also, great punishment for disobedience.

I mean, if we really think about it, no one should wonder why the world is in its current state of affairs. In Genesis 6:5-6, "The Lord saw that the wickedness (depravity) of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination or intent of the thoughts of his heart were only evil continually. The Lord regretted that He had made mankind on the earth, and He was [deeply] grieved in His heart."

God loves us, though. We are His peculiar people, created by Him and for Him, in His likeness and image, and paid for with a hefty ransom, the blood of His only begotten son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

His Peculiar People1 Peter 2:9 "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;"

Created By Him and For HimColossians 1:16 "For by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, [things] visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him and for Him."

In His Likeness and ImageGenesis 1:27 "So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them."

Paid for With a Hefty Ransom1 Corinthians 6:20 "You were bought with a price [you were actually purchased with the precious blood of Jesus and made His own]. So then, honor and glorify God with your body."

He is our heavenly Father, and His blessings for obedience are great, but He will not tolerate disobedience, for which His curses are also abundant.

God's Treasured Possession

Deuteronomy 26

18 "Today the Lord has declared that you are His people, His treasured possession, just as He promised you, and that you are to keep all His commandments;

19 and that He will set you high above all the nations which He has made, for praise, fame, and honor: and that you shall be a holy people [set apart and consecrated] to the Lord your God, just as He has spoken.”


God Provides . . .
Blessings for Obedience and
Curses for Disobedience


Deuteronomy 27

11 "Moses also commanded the people that day, saying,

12 These [tribes] shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people when you have crossed the Jordan: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.

13 These [tribes] shall stand on Mount Ebal to pronounce the curse [for disobedience]: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

14 The Levites shall answer with a loud voice to all the men of Israel:

15 ‘Cursed is the man who makes a carved or cast image (idol), a repulsive thing to the Lord, the work of the hands of the artisan, and sets it up in secret.’ All the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen.’

16 ‘Cursed is he who dishonors (treats with contempt) his father or his mother.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

17 ‘Cursed is he who moves his neighbor’s boundary mark.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

18 ‘Cursed is he who misleads a blind person on the road.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

19 ‘Cursed is he who distorts (perverts) the justice due to a stranger, an orphan, and a widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

20 ‘Cursed is he who is intimate with his father’s [former] wife, because he has violated what belongs to his father.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

21 ‘Cursed is he who is intimate with any animal.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

22 ‘Cursed is he who is intimate with his [half] sister, whether his father’s or his mother’s daughter.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

23 ‘Cursed is he who is intimate with his mother-in-law.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

24 ‘Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

25 ‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

26 ‘Cursed is he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them [keeping them, taking them to heart as the rule of his life].’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’"


God Provides . . .
Blessings and Curses


Deuteronomy 28

“Now it shall be, if you diligently listen to and obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all of His commandments which I am commanding you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you pay attention to the voice of the Lord your God.

You will be blessed in the city, and you will be blessed in the field.

The offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your animals, the offspring of your herd and the young of your flock will be blessed.

Your basket and your kneading bowl will be blessed.

You will be blessed when you come in and you will be blessed when you go out.

The Lord will cause the enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way, but flee before you seven ways.

The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your storehouses and in all that you undertake, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

The Lord will establish you as a people holy [and set apart] to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk [that is, live your life each and every day] in His ways.

10 So all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will be afraid of you.

11 The Lord will give you great prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your livestock and the produce of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.

12 The Lord will open for you His good treasure house, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow.

13 The Lord will make you the head (leader) and not the tail (follower); and you will be above only, and you will not be beneath, if you listen and pay attention to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I am commanding you today, to observe them carefully.

14 Do not turn aside from any of the words which I am commanding you today, to the right or to the left, to follow and serve other gods.

Consequences of Disobedience

15 But it shall come about, if you do not listen to and obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today, then all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

16 You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the field.

17 Your basket and your kneading bowl will be cursed.

18 The offspring of your body and the produce of your land, the offspring of your herd and the young of your flock will be cursed.

19 You will be cursed when you come in and you will be cursed when you go out.

20 The Lord will send upon you curses, confusion, and rebuke in everything that you undertake to do, until you are destroyed, perishing quickly because of the evil of your deeds, because you have turned away from Me.

21 The Lord will make the pestilence and plague cling to you until He has consumed and eliminated you from the land which you are entering to possess.

22 The Lord will strike you with consumption [causing you to waste away] and with fever and with inflammation and with fiery heat and with the sword and with blight and with mildew [on your crops]; and they will pursue you until you perish.

23 The heaven which is over your head shall be bronze [giving no rain and blocking all prayers], and the earth which is under you, iron [hard to plow and yielding no produce].

24 The Lord will make the rain of your land powder and dust; from heaven it will come down on you until you are destroyed.

25 The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you will go out against them one way, but flee before them seven ways, and you will be an example of terror to all the kingdoms of the earth [when they see your destruction].

26 Your carcasses will be food for all the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.

27 The Lord will strike you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors and with the scab and the itch that you cannot heal.

28 The Lord will strike you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart and mind;

29 and you will be groping at noon [in broad daylight], just as the blind grope in the darkness, and nothing you do will prosper; but you will only be oppressed and exploited and robbed continually, with no one to save you.

30 You will be pledged to marry a wife, but another man will be intimate with her [before you]; you will build a house, but you will not live in it; you will plant a vineyard, but you will not use its fruit.

31 Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat any of it; your donkey will be torn away from you, and it will not be returned to you; your sheep will be given to your enemies, and you will have no one to save you.

32 Your sons and daughters will be given to another people, while your eyes look on and long for them continually; but there will be nothing you can do.

33 A people whom you do not know will eat the produce of your land and all the products of your labors, and you will never be anything but oppressed and exploited and crushed continually.

34 You shall be driven mad by the sight of the things you see.

35 The Lord will strike you on the knees and on the legs with sore boils that you cannot heal, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head.

36 The Lord will bring you and your king, whom you appoint over you, to a nation which you and your fathers have never known; there you will [be forced to] serve other gods, [lifeless gods of] wood and stone.

37 And you will become a horror, a proverb [a mere object lesson], and a taunt [a derisive joke] among all the people to which the Lord drives you.

38 You will bring out a great quantity of seed to the field, but you will gather in little, because the locusts will consume it.

39 You will plant vineyards and cultivate them, but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because the worm will eat them.

40 You will have olive trees throughout your territory but you will not anoint yourselves with the oil, because your olives will drop off.

41 You will have sons and daughters, but they will not be yours [for long], because they will go into captivity.

42 The cricket will take possession of all your trees and the produce of your ground.

43 The stranger who lives among you will rise above you higher and higher, and you will go down lower and lower.

44 He will lend to you [out of his affluence], but you will not lend to him [because of your poverty]; he will be the head, and you the tail.

45 So all these curses will come on you and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God by keeping His commandments and His statutes which He has commanded you.

46 They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever." Amen.

And, what is important to know is that our God, our heavenly Father, is just and forgiving, if we repent [turn away from sin].

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

"I tell you, no; but unless you repent [change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways and live changed lives], you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:5

"Change your hearts! And show by the way you live that you have changed." [Repent] Matthew 3:8

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

​There is only one way to God, through His son, the Christ Jesus. 

1 Timothy 2

5 "
For there is [only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and mankind, the Man Christ Jesus, 

who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the right and proper time."

John 8:24 "I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins."

Ephesians 6

10 "In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might.

11 Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts (commandments) are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.

13 Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious].

14 So stand firm and hold your ground, having tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart),

15 and having strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news].

16 Above all, lift up the [protective] shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."

Amen.


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<![CDATA[THE DEATH OF MOSES]]>Fri, 27 Aug 2021 23:10:17 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/the-death-of-moses

Deuteronomy 34

The Death of Moses

1 "Now Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is opposite Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land, from Gilead to Dan,

and all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah to the western sea (Mediterranean Sea),

and the Negev (South country) and the plain in the Valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar.

Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.”

So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord.

And He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor; but no man knows where his burial place is to this day.

Although Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eyesight was not dim, nor his natural strength abated.

So the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days; then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

Now Joshua the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the sons of Israel listened to him and did as the Lord commanded Moses. 

10 Since that time no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,

11 [none equal to him] in all the signs and wonders which the Lord sent him to perform in the land of Egypt against Pharaoh, all his servants, and all his land,

12 and in all the mighty power and all the great and terrible deeds which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel."

Praise God! Amen.
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<![CDATA[MOSES BLESSES THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL]]>Fri, 27 Aug 2021 23:07:48 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/moses-blesses-the-tribes-of-israel


​The Blessing of Moses


Deuteronomy 33 biblegateway.com

​1 "This is the blessing with which Moses the man of God [a]blessed the sons of Israel before his death. 

He said, The Lord came from Sinai,
And dawned on them from Seir;
He shone forth from Mount Paran,
And He came from among ten thousand holy ones;
At His right hand was a [b]flaming fire, a law, for them.

Indeed, He loves His people;
All [c]Your holy ones are in Your hand.
They followed in Your steps;
They accept and receive direction from You.

4  Moses commanded us with a law,
As a possession for the assembly of Jacob.

The Lord was King in Jeshurun (Israel),
When the heads of the people were gathered,
The tribes of Israel together.

May [the tribe of] Reuben live and not die out,
[d]But let his men be few.”

And [Moses said] this of [e]Judah:
Hear, O Lord, the voice of Judah,
And bring him to his people.
With his hands he contended for them,
And may You be a help against his enemies.”

Of Levi he said,
Your [f]Thummim and Your Urim belong to Your godly man [Aaron],
Whom You tested and proved at Massah,
With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah;

Who [g]said of his father and mother,
‘I did not consider them’;
Nor did he acknowledge his brothers,
Nor did he regard his own sons,
For the priests observed Your word,
And kept Your covenant.

10 The priests shall teach Your ordinances (judgments) to Jacob,
And Your law to Israel.
They shall put incense [h]before You,
And whole burnt offerings on Your altar.

​11 O Lord, bless Levi’s substance (ability),
And accept and take pleasure in the work of his hands;
Crush and shatter the loins of those who rise up against him,
And of those who hate him, so that they do not rise again.

12 Of Benjamin he said,
May the beloved of the Lord [i]dwell in safety by Him;
He shields and covers him all the day long,
And he dwells between His shoulders.

13 And of [j]Joseph he said,
Blessed by the Lord be his land,
With the precious things of heaven, with the dew,
And from the deep water that lies beneath,

14 With the precious fruits of the sun,
And with the precious produce of the months.

15 With the best things of the ancient mountains,
And with the precious things of the everlasting hills,

16 With the precious things of the earth and its fullness,
And the favor and goodwill of Him who dwelt in the bush.
Let these blessings come upon the head of Joseph,
And upon the crown of the head of him who was distinguished [as a prince] among his brothers.

17 His majesty is like a firstborn young bull,
And his horns like the horns of the wild ox;
With them he will gore the peoples,
All of them together, to the ends of the earth.
And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
And those are the thousands of Manasseh.

18 Of Zebulun he said,
[k]Rejoice, Zebulun, in your interests abroad,
And, Issachar, in your tents [at home].

19 They will call the peoples to the mountain (Mount Carmel);
There they will offer sacrifices of righteousness;
For they will draw out the abundance of the seas,
And the hidden treasures of the sand.

20 Of Gad he said,
Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad;
He lurks like a lioness,
And tears the arm and the crown of the head.

21 He selected the best [land] for himself,
For there the leader’s portion was reserved;
Yet he came with the leaders of the people;
He carried out the justice (righteous will) of the Lord,
And His ordinances (judgments) with Israel.

22 Of Dan he said,
Dan is a lion’s cub,
That leaps forth from Bashan.

23 Of Naphtali he said,
O Naphtali, satisfied with favor,
And full of the blessing of the Lord,
Take possession of the sea [of Galilee] and the south.

24 Of Asher he said,
More blessed than sons is Asher;
May he be favored by his brothers,
And may he dip his foot in oil.

25 Your strongholds will be iron and bronze,
And as your days are, so will your strength, your rest and security be.

26 There is none like the God of Jeshurun (Israel),
Who rides the heavens to your help,
And through the skies in His majestic glory.

27 The eternal God is your refuge and dwelling place,
And underneath are the everlasting arms;
He drove out the enemy from before you,
And said, ‘Destroy!’

28 So Israel dwells in safety and security,
The fountain of Jacob alone and secluded,
In a land of grain and new wine;
His heavens also drop down dew.

29 Happy and blessed are you, O Israel;
Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord,
The Shield of your help,
And the Sword of your majesty!
Your enemies will cringe before you,
And you will tread on their high places [tramping down their idolatrous altars].”

Footnotes
  1. Deuteronomy 33:1 Jacob’s (Israel’s) blessing on his twelve sons is recorded in Gen 49:1-27.
  2. Deuteronomy 33:2 Or fiery law.
  3. Deuteronomy 33:3 Lit His.
  4. Deuteronomy 33:6 Or Nor. The Hebrew can be taken either way, though the parallelism of thought slightly favors “nor let.” However, some argue for the wording “but let” due to the fact that Reuben had committed the grave offense of fornication with Bilhah, his father’s concubine (Gen 49:3, 4; also see note Gen 22:24). It is maintained that Moses’ blessing for Reuben is somewhat mixed, asking that the tribe not become extinct, but that it always be few in number.
  5. Deuteronomy 33:7 The tribe of Judah later absorbed the tribe of Simeon (Josh 19:1-9), therefore, a specific blessing for Simeon is omitted from this passage.
  6. Deuteronomy 33:8 I.e. unspecified articles used like lots when the high priest asked God’s counsel for Israel.
  7. Deuteronomy 33:9 The law required that the high priest act just as impartially when one of his immediate family died, as if the departed were not related to him (Lev 21:10-12); however, another application may be intended—referring to the events at the foot of Sinai, when the Levites killed other Israelites as Moses directed them (Ex 32:26-28).
  8. Deuteronomy 33:10 Lit in Your nose.
  9. Deuteronomy 33:12 The temple in Jerusalem was located almost between the ridges of the territory of Benjamin, suggesting “between his shoulders” (see also Josh 15:8). Moses saw it as a symbol of the Lord’s presence covering Benjamin continually.
  10. Deuteronomy 33:13 Because of Reuben’s sin with Bilhah, Joseph received the double blessing of the firstborn. The descendants of Joseph became the tribes established by his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh (see v 17).
  11. Deuteronomy 33:18 Not until 1934 was this prophecy notably in process of fulfillment, when Haifa’s bay became one of the great harbors of the Mediterranean Sea, with commerce affecting the whole world.
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<![CDATA[THE DEAD SEA]]>Fri, 27 Aug 2021 12:59:34 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/the-dead-sea

THE DEAD SEA COMES TO LIFE!
Freshwater fish found in surrounding Dead Sea sinkholes:
is Ezekiel's prophecy being fulfilled?



​Is the Dead Sea Biblical prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes? Check out the article below from deadsea.com, titled "Is The Dead Sea Drying Up?" ​

But, first, the Scripture (prophecy) to which it refers:


Ezekiel 47

8 "Then he said to me, 'These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the Arabah (the Jordan Valley); then they go toward the sea, being made to flow into the sea, and the waters of the Dead Sea shall be healed and become fresh.'

It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes, will live. And there will be a very great number of fish, because these waters go there so that the waters of the sea are healed and become fresh; so everything will live wherever the river goes.

10 And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it [at the banks of the Dead Sea]; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be dry places to spread nets. Their fish will be of very many kinds, like the fish of the Great [Mediterranean] Sea.

11 But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh [and wholesome for animal life]; they will [as the river subsides] be left encrusted with salt. 

12 By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They shall bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.”

​www.deadsea.com/articles-tips/interesting-facts/dead-sea-drying-bring-dead-sea-back-life/


Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!

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<![CDATA[THE DRY BONE ARMY]]>Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:54:18 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/the-dry-bone-army

God is raising up His army!


Ezikiel 37:1-28

​1 
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.

Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.

Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.

15 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,

16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and for all the house of Israel his companions:

17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.

18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?

19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.

20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.

21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:

22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.

23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.

24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.

25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.

26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.

27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

28 And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore."

Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!

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<![CDATA[WONDERS IN HEAVEN ABOVE]]>Wed, 05 May 2021 19:36:06 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/may-05th-2021
OMINOUS ORANGE CLOUD OVER THE LAS VEGAS STRIP
May 2021
Courtesy of MRMBB333 on youtube
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:" Joel 2:28

Many prophets have been stressing in the last year or two, and are still saying, that a Spiritual Revival is coming. God has put this on my heart as well. 

The above picture is the Las Vegas strip, in Nevada. This "cloud" formed over the strip only. As you can see the rest of the sky is blue. This picture brought me joy and a into prayer of thanksgiving and rejoicing, because if that's not God pouring out His Spirt on the Vegas Strip, then my name isn't Melanie.

"And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:" Acts 2:17

INCOMING!! Spiritual Revival to the Vegas Strip (and MANY other places across the World)!

Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen
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<![CDATA[JESUS IS OUR SAVIOR]]>Wed, 05 May 2021 17:07:36 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/jesus-is-our-savior"JESUS IS MY SAVIOR, MY LORD AND GOD" by Christian Thoughts
Video of Jesus' Crucifixion

". . . you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you."  John 8:37
Isaiah 53: 5-12

5 "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opens not his mouth.

He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."

​Thank you, Jesus. Amen.


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<![CDATA["HE STOOD AND JUDGED THE EARTH"]]>Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:31:22 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/he-stood-and-judged-the-earth


Habakkuk 3

1 "The prayer of Habakkuk the prophet.

Lord, I have heard the news about you. I am amazed, Lord, at the powerful things you did in the past. Now I pray that you will do great things in our time. Please make these things happen in our own days. But in your anger, remember to show mercy to us. Selah

God is coming from Teman. The Holy One is coming from Mount Paran. Selah His glory covers the heavens, and his praise fills the earth!

Rays of light shine from his hand, a bright, shining light. There is such power hiding in that hand.

The sickness went before him, and the destroyer followed behind him.

He stood and judged the earth. He looked at the people of all the nations, and they shook with fear. For many years the mountains stood strong, but those mountains fell to pieces. Those old, old hills fell down. God has always been able to do that.

I saw that the cities of Cushan were in trouble and that the houses of Midian trembled with fear.

Lord, were you angry at the rivers?

Were you angry at the streams?

Were you angry at the sea?

Were you angry when you rode your horses and chariots to victory?

Even then you showed your rainbow. It was proof of your agreement with the families of the earth. Selah
And the dry land split the rivers.

10 The mountains saw you and shook. The water flowed off the land. The water from the sea made a loud noise  as it lost its power over the land.

11 The sun and the moon lost their brightness. They stopped shining when they saw your bright flashes of lightning. That lightning was like spears and arrows shooting through the air.

12 In anger you walked on the earth and punished the nations.

13 You came to save your people and to lead your chosen king to victory. You killed the leader in every evil family, from the least important person to the most important in the land. Selah

14 You used Moses’ walking stick to stop the enemy soldiers. Those soldiers came like a powerful storm to fight against us. They thought they could defeat us easily, as robbing the poor in secret.

15 But you marched your horses through the deep water, stirring up the mud.

16 My whole body shook when I heard the story. My lips trembled. I felt weak deep down in my bones and stood there shaking. But I will wait patiently for destruction to come to those who attack us."

​Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!



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<![CDATA[THE GREATNESS OF GOD]]>Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:38:29 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/the-greatness-of-godTHE GREATNESS OF GOD AUDIO BLOG
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Why is GOD great? What makes Him great to believers? For a lot of believers, they know God is great because it is proven in their lives every day.

We could say, synonymously, God is Love, because through Love, all things are great!

There is common agreement among philosophers, scholars and scientists that Love is the most powerful emotion there is. Love makes the world go round, and, CHRISTians know that through God, Love is the key to our happiness, because it creates positivity where there was negativity, turns disagreement into accord, and hostility into reconciliation.

There are many stories in the Bible that prove God's greatness:
  • The Creation Story, Genesis 1;
  • Noah's Ark, Genesis 7;
  • God's liberation of the Israelites from Egypt, Exodus 14;
  • Sodom and Gomorrah: God asked His friend, Abraham, what he thought before destroying Sodom and Gomorrah Genesis 19:1-29. God agreed with Abraham that if he could find 10 righteous people in the cities, among men, women and children, then he would not destroy them. Of course, we know that God could not find 10 righteous people, so the cities were destroyed; and,
  • Jonah and the whale: Jonah was angry with God because he knew that God was great and merciful, and that if the people of Nineveh repented, God would forgive them, and Jonah did not want that. But God told him, there are many people in Nineveh that do not know their right hand from their left hand, and should He not spare them? And, of course, he did spare Nineveh.

There are many other stories and instances of God's greatness in the Bible, but perhaps the greatest of all is the story of God's only begotten son, Jesus Christ, and undoubtedly, the single-most reason people say, God is Great!

John 3:16-21

16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."

1 Chronicles 29:11 "Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all."

And, finally, Psalm 46:1-11

1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah."

Our Prayer Today:

Father, we love the message You gave that first Christmas morning, when a heavenly choir sang, “Glory to God In the Highest.. and peace on earth to men.” How we rejoice in recalling the reason that You gave Your only begotten Son, to be born perfect, living with us sinners, so that by Your grace, His blood sacrifice would cleanse our sins forever.

We pray that this glorious message of grace shines deep into the hearts of men, so that Jesus Christ is lifted up in the hearts of many. Jesus promised, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” John 12:32

We pray that many are drawn into Your arms of grace, forgiveness and mercy, and that we never fail to glorify You and Your message of peace on earth and goodwill towards men, for You alone are worthy of all honor, praise, glory and thanksgiving.
Courtesy of: 
https://prayer.knowing-jesus.com/Prayers-about-the-Glory-of-God

In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.








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<![CDATA[THE TEN COMMANDMENTS]]>Fri, 05 Feb 2021 15:20:30 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/the-ten-commandments"THE TEN COMMANDMENTS" AUDIO BLOG
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God is gracious and merciful and just to forgive us our sins if we ask, but He will not overlook sin. It really cannot be said enough. God has very specific rules and instructions for entering into His Kingdom. They are not difficult rules, but they are specific.

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
Ecclesiastes 12:13

For a CHRISTian, this one Scripture says all we need to know, except for, of course, what are God's commandments? It may surprise some people to learn that there is actually more instruction in the Bible on how to enter the Kingdom of God than just the Ten Commandments. This contributes to why the path to heaven is so crooked and narrow and difficult to follow.

The blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the new covenant from God, was a final blood sacrifice for the sins of man. We are made perfect through Jesus, in Spirit, but our flesh is still imperfect. So, while God's laws and commandments are important, and will be covered in this blog, as well, Jesus actually gave two of His own commandments, which, if everyone were to follow, would change the world:

Matthew 22:36-40

36 "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

And, to put it more succinctly, Apostle Paul said to the people in Romans 13:8 "Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law."

So, Love is the greatest commandment of all:

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

1 "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing.

Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil;

Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Charity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."

The definition of "charity" is, "Provision of help or relief to the poor; almsgiving." In many translations or versions of the Bible, the word "charity" is translated as "love." For Jesus' purposes for mankind, they are one in the same. Love your neighbor, truly love as you love yourself, honor them more than you honor yourself, be charitable and help the needy.

Jesus was very prolific in helping the poor, sick and less fortunate, and He is clear that we are to be as well. If we love everyone as we love ourself, then it stands to reason that we will take care of everyone as we take care of ourself, or help the needy and the less fortunate, as if they were us.

CHRISTians are told to build up their treasures in heaven through good deeds, Love or charity, not on earth, where they will be stolen or be eaten by moths.

Luke 12:32-34

32 “Don’t fear, little flock. Your Father wants to share his kingdom with you. 

33 Sell the things you have and give that money to those who need it. This is the only way you can keep your riches from being lost. You will be storing treasure in heaven that lasts forever. Thieves can’t steal that treasure, and moths can’t destroy it. 

34 Your heart will be where your treasure is."

So, love God with all your heart, mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself, are the two greatest commandments. Since we live in the Spirit, which makes us perfect, but are still of the flesh, which is corruptible, we should know God's laws and commandments as well, so that we do not stray.

Let's start with the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God, for the people, written by God with His finger onto two stone tablets, on how to live good lives, where God would consider them His children, and bless them, their generations and their lands.

Exodus 20:1-18

1 "And God spake all these words, saying,

I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15 Thou shalt not steal.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off."

And, the shortened version:

I am the Lord thy God 

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me

2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain

4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy

5. Honor thy father and thy mother

6. Thou shalt not kill / murder 

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery

8. Thou shalt not steal

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness

10. Thou shalt not covet

Now, in addition to the Ten Commandments, God gave Moses many laws for the people, which Moses taught to them beginning at Deutoronomy Chapter 4. Most of these laws were replaced by the book of Judges, where God ordained Judges to deliver justice according to God's laws.

Other laws were replaced by the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, God's only begotten son, the new covenant with God. There are some sins, however, that if we do not study the Bible, or have someone tell us, we may not know these things are sins. 

For instance, Jesus tells us that fornication (premarital sex) is a sin, punishable by burning (in Hell), which I covered in more detail in a previous blog titled, "Fornication is a Sin." Also, we know fornication can lead to greater sins, such as the murder of an unborn child, having bastards, which are born out of wedlock, children raised without our Heavenly Father, God, or an earthly father's influence, resulting in disobedient children, etc.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."

Remember, God is gracious and merciful and just to forgive us our sins if we ask. Repent, turn away from sin, accept Jesus Christ  as the only begotten son of God, who died on the cross for our sins, and rose again.

Accept Jesus Christ and be healed!

Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!





 
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<![CDATA[SODOM AND GOMORRAH - REPENT]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2021 18:37:26 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/sodom-and-gomorrah-repent"SODOM AND GOMORRAH - REPENT" AUDIO BLOG
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Our God is a gracious and merciful God, and just to forgive us our sins if we ask.

1 John 1:9-10


9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."

But, He will not overlook sin! Jesus, said,

"I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish" Luke 13:3


The story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Scripture:

Genesis 18:20-33

20 "And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.

23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26 And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

33 And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place."

Genesis 19:1-28

"And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:

19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:


28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace."


"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways [repent]; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!
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<![CDATA[JONAH AND THE WHALE - REPENT]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2021 17:36:40 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/jonah-and-the-whale"JONAH AND THE WHALE - REPENT" AUDIO BLOG
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Jonah 3:10 "And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not."

The story of Jonah and the whale in Scripture:

Jonah 1

1 "Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai", saying,

Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.

But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.

Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.

So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.

Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? what is thy country? and of what people art thou?

And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.

10 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him. Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them.

11 Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.

12 And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.

13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.

14 Wherefore they cried unto the Lord, and said, We beseech thee, O Lord, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee.

15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.

16 Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord, and made vows.

17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights."

Jonah 2

1 "Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly,

And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God.

When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.

10 And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land."

Jonah 3

"And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying,

Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.

So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.

And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.

So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:

But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.

Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not."

Jonah 4

"But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.

And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.

Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

Then said the Lord, Doest thou well to be angry?

So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.

And the Lord God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.

But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.

And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.

10 Then said the Lord, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:

11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?"

Jonah 3:10 "And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not."

Repent and return to God, and He will repent from His fury and recompense.

Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!


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<![CDATA[JESUS TEACHES IN PARABLES]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2021 11:00:00 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/popular-bible-stories/jesus-teaches-in-parables"JESUS TEACHES IN PARABLES" AUDIO BLOG
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Why did Jesus teach in parables? So God's chosen people would understand Him, but ONLY if their hearts were not blinded, and they had not scales over their eyes.

"Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:" Ephesians 4:18

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And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized." Acts 9:18

I do believe, based on things God has put on my heart in the last year, as well as what God's prophets have said, that Matthew 13:23 represents what is happening right now, at this point in God's Plan.

Matthew 13:23 - (KJV) "But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."

Matthew 13:23 - (ERV) “But what about the seed that fell on the good ground? That is like the people who hear the teaching and understand it. They grow and produce a good crop, sometimes 100 times more, sometimes 60 times more, and sometimes 30 times more.”

God's Word teaches that we will reap what we sow based on our Faith in God's Word, and our fruit of His Spirit will be rewarded accordingly, thirty-, sixty- or an hundredfold.

But, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

“Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;” Isaiah 10:1


"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

Jesus teaches through parables, in Scripture:

Matthew 13:

1 "The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief."

​Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!


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