<![CDATA[www.FaithfulLamb.com - BIBLE STORIES]]>Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:22:42 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[MAKE THE BIBLE GREAT AGAIN!]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2022 11:14:23 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/bible-stories/make-the-bible-great-again

Teach your children the bible. 

PARENTS FIGHT BACK!

1. Pray for Disney to have a change of heart;

2. Remember your God-given right as a parent to instruct your children in the ways of the Lord;

3. Refuse to accept the idea that corporations have the right to push woke politics on your children; and,

4. Stand firm as an American citizen and speak the Truth of God boldly.

Make the Bible Great Again! Amen!
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<![CDATA[THE KINGDOM OF GOD]]>Thu, 03 Feb 2022 15:53:26 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/bible-stories/the-kingdom-of-god
"But He said, 'Leave the children alone, and do not forbid them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'" Matthew 19:14


"You are not far from the kingdom of God."

Mark 12

28 "Then one of the scribes [an expert in Mosaic Law] came up and listened to them arguing [with one another], and noticing that Jesus answered them well, asked Him, 'Which commandment is first and most important of all?'

29 Jesus answered, 'The first and most important one is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; 

30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul (life), and with all your mind (thought, understanding), and with all your strength.’ 

31 This is the second: ‘You shall [unselfishly] love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.'

32 The scribe said to Him, 'Admirably answered, Teacher; You truthfully stated that He is One, and there is no other but Him

33 and to love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to [unselfishly] love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.' 

34 When Jesus saw that he answered thoughtfully and intelligently, He said to him, 'You are not far from the kingdom of God.' And after that, no one would dare to ask Him any more questions."


Jesus said, when you love Him and love your neighbor as yourself, an unselfish love, 'you are not far from the kingdom of God.'

Heavenly Father, let it be so, in Jesus' Name! Hallelujah. Praise God. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
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<![CDATA[THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL]]>Wed, 02 Feb 2022 13:28:52 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/bible-stories/the-greatest-gift-of-all
"But earnestly desire and strive for the greater gifts [if acquiring them is going to be your goal].

And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one of the choicest graces and the highest of them all: unselfish love]." 1 Corinthians 12:31

"Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for the gift of special knowledge, it will pass away." 1 Corinthians 13:8




Love never fails, never fades away, nor ends.

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And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13


'THE CHOICEST GRACES':

1. Faith

2. Hope

3. Love 


'The greatest of these is love.'


1 Corinthians 12

The Use of Spiritual Gifts

1 "Now about the spiritual gifts [the special endowments given by the Holy Spirit], brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 

You know that when you were pagans, you were led off after speechless idols; however you were led off [whether by impulse or habit]. 

Therefore I want you to know that no one speaking by the [power and influence of the] Spirit of God can say, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is [my] Lord,” except by [the power and influence of] the Holy Spirit.

Now there are [distinctive] varieties of spiritual gifts [special abilities given by the grace and extraordinary power of the Holy Spirit operating in believers], but it is the same Spirit [who grants them and empowers believers]. 

And there are [distinctive] varieties of ministries and service, but it is the same Lord [who is served]. 

And there are [distinctive] ways of working [to accomplish things], but it is the same God who produces all things in all believers [inspiring, energizing, and empowering them]. 

But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit [the spiritual illumination and the enabling of the Holy Spirit] for the common good. 

To one is given through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] the message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] the word of knowledge and understanding according to the same Spirit; 

to another [wonder-working] faith [is given] by the same [Holy] Spirit, and to another the [extraordinary] gifts of healings by the one Spirit; 

10 and to another the working of miracles, and to another prophecy [foretelling the future, speaking a new message from God to the people], and to another discernment of spirits [the ability to distinguish sound, godly doctrine from the deceptive doctrine of man-made religions and cults], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, and to another interpretation of tongues. 

11 All these things [the gifts, the achievements, the abilities, the empowering] are brought about by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, distributing to each one individually just as He chooses.

12 For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so it is with Christ. 

13 For by one [Holy] Spirit we were all baptized into one body, [spiritually transformed—united together] whether Jews or Greeks (Gentiles), slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one [Holy] Spirit [since the same Holy Spirit fills each life].

14 For the [human] body does not consist of one part, but of many [limbs and organs]. 

15 If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” is it not on the contrary still a part of the body? 

16 If the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” is it not on the contrary still a part of the body? 

17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole [body] were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 

18 But now [as things really are], God has placed and arranged the parts in the body, each one of them, just as He willed and saw fit [with the best balance of function]. 

19 If they all were a single organ, where would [the rest of] the body be? 

20 But now [as things really are] there are many parts [different limbs and organs], but a single body. 

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 

22 But quite the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are [absolutely] necessary; 

23 and as for those parts of the body which we consider less honorable, these we treat with greater honor; and our less presentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 

24 while our more presentable parts do not require it. But God has combined the [whole] body, giving greater honor to that part which lacks it, 

25 so that there would be no division or discord in the body [that is, lack of adaptation of the parts to each other], but that the parts may have the same concern for one another. 

26 And if one member suffers, all the parts share the suffering; if one member is honored, all rejoice with it.

27 Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body, and individually [you are] members of it [each with his own special purpose and function]. 

28 So God has appointed and placed in the church [for His own use]: first apostles [chosen by Christ], second prophets [those who foretell the future, those who speak a new message from God to the people], third teachers, then those who work miracles, then those with the gifts of healings, the helpers, the administrators, and speakers in various kinds of [unknown] tongues. 

29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 

30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 

31 But earnestly desire and strive for the greater gifts [if acquiring them is going to be your goal].

And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one of the choicest graces and the highest of them all: unselfish love]."


Or, as the King James version tells us at 1 Corinthians 12:31, "
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way," which is followed immediately in 1 Corinthians 13describing the 'excellence of love.'

Unselfish love is a gift from God, God's choicest grace (favor) for man​, and one for which we should earnestly desire and strive.

Hallelujah. Praise God. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
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<![CDATA[SIN NO MORE!]]>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 14:16:42 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/bible-stories/sin-no-more
"The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesses the habitation of the just." 
Proverbs 3:33



Have you heard people say, 'once saved, always saved'? What does it mean? Can you continue to sin after you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and still expect to receive eternal life?
 
Ephesians 2:8-9:

8 "For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast."

God's Word does tell us that we are saved by His grace, and not by works, but it also tells us many other things about what He expects from us. As a matter of fact, practically the entire Old Testament is God telling us what He expected from the Israelites, and then the Gentiles at the time. We now have the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, but does that mean we should continue to sin, breaking God's precepts and commandments? God forbid!

Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 5:

18 "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

Will we be called 'the least' or 'great' in the kingdom of heaven?

Still, that doesn't sound too bad, right? At least we are in the kingdom of heaven, right? Nope, wait. There is more!

Hebrews 10:26 is probably familiar to most of us: "For if we go on willfully and deliberately sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice [to atone] for our sins [that is, no further offering to anticipate],"

Seldom, however, do I see the remaining verses, 27 through 30, quoted with v. 26, especially v. 30:

30 “For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine [retribution and the deliverance of justice rest with Me], I will repay [the wrongdoer].” And again, 'The Lord will judge His people.'” 

"And again, 'The Lord will judge His people.'" Who are 'His people'? Taking the two verses 26 and 30, as if they are in the same context, the Scripture is referring to the ‘believers’ in Jesus Christ. ‘The knowledge of the truth,’ received in v. 26 comes from the Holy Spirit, which believers can receive only after having accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6

Likewise, Romans 14:10-12 tells us that we will ALL (believers) stand before the judgment seat of Christ and confess, and give account of ourselves, to God.

We know that God will have compassion and mercy on whom He chooses. Romans 9:15

Should we abuse, or take advantage of, God's grace or good favor? God forbid!

Romans 6

"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?"

Jesus said, Sin No More!

"Afterward Jesus finds him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, you are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing befall you." John 5:14

“She answered, ‘No one, Lord!’ And Jesus said, ‘I do not condemn you either. Go. From now on sin no more.’” John 8:11

Jesus also said, "For it is not those who merely hear the Law [as it is read aloud] who are just or righteous before God, but it is those who [actually] obey the Law who will be justified [pronounced free of the guilt of sin and declared acceptable to Him]." Romans 2:13
 
Sin No More!
 
Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matthew 5:18-19 Amen.

Jesus says, Repent or Perish (Luke 13 below)

The definition of 'repent' is not to simply accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. The definition of 'repent' is to turn away from sin!
 
Likewise, the definition of ‘righteous’ is not to simply accept Jesus Christ either. Would you be surprised to find out that ‘righteous’ means to obey God? Or, Sin No More!
 
"For it is not those who merely hear the Law [as it is read aloud] who are just or righteous before God, but it is those who [actually] obey the Law who will be justified [pronounced free of the guilt of sin and declared acceptable to Him]." Romans 2:13

The unrighteous, guilty, sinful, sexually immoral, liars, murderers, adulterers, thieves, will not inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
 
Luke 13

Repent or Perish

"Just at that time some people came who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate [the governor] had mixed with their sacrifices.

Jesus replied to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans because they have suffered in this way? 

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. 

Or do you assume that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed were worse sinners than all the others who live in Jerusalem? 

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.”

Parable of the Fig Tree

Then He began telling them this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree that had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it, but did not find any;

so he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and have found none. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground [depleting the soil and blocking the sunlight]?’

But he replied to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, [just] one more year until I dig around it and put in fertilizer;

and if it bears fruit after this, fine; but if not, cut it down.’”

Some Historians note that the Galileans were probably at the Temple offering sacrifices, when Roman Governor Pilate’s soldiers came through and killed them all at the sacrificial altars, thereby mingling their blood with the slain lambs’ blood. Pilate wanted more money from the Temple treasury, but the Jews refused, so Pilate sent men dressed as citizens, and armed with daggers, into the crowds, demanding money, and killing whomever resisted.
 
The Jews who were reporting this to Jesus in v. 1 above were implying that they were better than the Galileans because they did not die like that. And, v. 4.
 
Notice that Jesus repeats v. 3 again at v. 5, showing a sense of urgency: "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.” 

Jesus’s answer shows that the Jews who told Him about the Galileans believed that God had permitted them to be killed due to their sins. Jesus was letting them know, in no uncertain terms, that those who died were not necessarily greater sinners, but rather the Jews should themselves repent, turn away from sin, and that if they did not repent, they would all perish as well.
 
So, considering in context Luke 13:1-5, as well as the 'Parable of the Fig Tree’ which follows Luke 13:6-9, as with much in the Bible, there is a lot of debate about whom the fig tree and the vineyard represent.
 
Let’s focus on what we do know from the parable. God is looking for fruit on the trees. Surely, He would do the same with His vineyard. He has given us a season to change our lives, before the trees that do not produce fruit are cut down. v. 9. Praise God. Amen. 

Again, 'repent,' which Jesus himself tells us to do, means to turn away from sin. Sin No More!
 
Romans 2

3 "But do you think this, O man, when you judge and condemn those who practice such things, and yet do the same yourself, that you will escape God’s judgment and elude His verdict?

Or do you have no regard for the wealth of His kindness and tolerance and patience [in withholding His wrath]? Are you [actually] unaware or ignorant [of the fact] that God’s kindness leads you to repentance [that is, to change your inner self, your old way of thinking—seek His purpose for your life]?

But because of your callous stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are [deliberately] storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed."
 
Romans 2

14 When Gentiles, who do not have the Law [since it was given only to Jews], do instinctively the things the Law requires [guided only by their conscience], they are a law to themselves, though they do not have the Law.
 
15 They show that the essential requirements of the Law are written in their hearts; and their conscience [their sense of right and wrong, their moral choices] bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or perhaps defending them 
 
16 on that day when, as my gospel proclaims, God will judge the secrets [all the hidden thoughts and concealed sins] of men through Christ Jesus.


Sin No More! 'Lest a worse thing befall you.' John 5:14 above.


"Then when lust hath conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death." James 1:15

Romans 14

5 "But because of your callous stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are [deliberately] storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. 

He will pay back to each person according to his deeds [justly, as his deeds deserve]: 

to those who by persistence in doing good seek [unseen but certain heavenly] glory, honor, and immortality, [He will give the gift of] eternal life.

But for those who are selfishly ambitious and self-seeking and disobedient to the truth but responsive to wickedness, [there will be] wrath and indignation.

There will be tribulation and anguish [torturing confinement] for every human soul who does [or permits] evil, to the Jew first and also to the Greek,

10 but glory and honor and inner peace [will be given] to everyone who habitually does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

11 For God shows no partiality [no arbitrary favoritism; with Him one person is not more important than another]."

God is very patient with us. He is waiting for us to bear good fruit (our thoughts, words, actions, deeds) in the name of Christ Jesus! 

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." 2 Corinthians 5:17

"Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you." Revelation 3:3

"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." Revelation 22:12
 
See my blog titled, ‘The Harvest,’ for My Testimony to God’s Power, and how important it is to Wear the Full Armor of God, so you can withstand the wiles of the devil, and pass your ‘test.' 

The Time is at Hand.

Jesus is coming like a thief in the night. Are you ready? Who will be left behind?
 
Bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ! 2 Corinthians 10:5. And, ask and God will show you great and mighty things. Jeremiah 33:3

Hallelujah. Praise God. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
 
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<![CDATA[JESUS PRAYED]]>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:01:49 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/bible-stories/jesus-prayedJESUS PRAYED
"Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death . . ." Hebrews 5:7

THE HOLY BIBLE AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is in you [believers]! 

"What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?" ​1 Corinthians 6:19

Did you know that we talk to God through our prayers, and He talks to us when we study and meditate on the Bible, His Word? It's true.

In His short time on earth, Jesus prayed to God many times about things that are written, "And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen." John 21:25

JESUS PRAYED

"After He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When it was evening, He was there alone." Matthew 14:23

"But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray [in seclusion]." Luke 5:16

"Now it happened that as Jesus was praying privately, the disciples were with Him, and He asked them, 'Who do the crowds say that I am?'” Luke 9:18

"It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, 'Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.'” Luke 11:1

"And being in agony [deeply distressed and anguished; almost to the point of death], He prayed more intently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down on the ground." Luke 22:44

JESUS PRAYED FOR THE CHILDREN

"Then children were brought to Jesus so that He might place His hands on them [for a blessing] and pray . . ." Matthew 19:13

MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER

45 Jesus went into the temple [enclosure] and began driving out those who were selling, 

46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer’ . . ."

JESUS PRAYED FOR HIS APOSTLES

"but I have prayed [especially] for you [Peter], that your faith [and confidence in Me] may not fail; and you, once you have turned back again [to Me], strengthen and support your brothers [in the faith]." Luke 22:32


JESUS PRAYED FOR BELIEVERS

I pray for them; I do not pray for the world, but for those You have given Me, because they belong to You;" . . . 20 “I do not pray for these alone [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for [all] those who [will ever] believe and trust in Me through their message,"  John 17

"In the days of His earthly life, Jesus offered up both [specific] petitions and [urgent] supplications [for that which He needed] with fervent crying and tears to the One who was [always] able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverent submission toward God [His sinlessness and His unfailing determination to do the Father’s will]." Hebrews 5:7

JESUS SAID PRAY TO AVOID TEMPTATION

"and He said to them, 'Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not fall into temptation.'” Luke 22:46

PRAYING IN THE NAME OF JESUS

​"By stretching forth your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place where they were meeting together was shaken [a sign of God’s presence]; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness and courage." 
Acts 4:31

THE HOLY BIBLE AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the [Holy] Spirit who is from God, so that we may know and understand the [wonderful] things freely given to us by God. We also speak of these things, not in words taught or supplied by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual thoughts with spiritual words [for those being guided by the Holy Spirit]." 1 Corinthians 2:12-13

I heard a prophet say that God said that the hand of the Lord swirls around believers who are reading His Word, and gives them understanding. Hallelujah! Amen!

Proverbs 2

"My son, if thou will receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

Yea, if thou cries after knowledge, and lifts up thy voice for understanding;

If thou seeks her as silver, and searches for her as for hid treasures;

Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.

For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

He keeps the paths of judgment, and preserves the way of his saints.

Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

10 When wisdom enters into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:"


JESUS PRAYED AFTER HIS BAPTISM

"Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, the [visible] heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came from heaven, “You are My Son, My Beloved, in You I am well-pleased and delighted!” Luke 3:21-22

JESUS PRAYED THREE TIMES BEFORE HIS CRUCIFIXION

Matthew 26

39 "And after going a little farther, He fell face down and prayed, saying, 'My Father, if it is possible [that is, consistent with Your will], let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.'” . . . 

42 "He went away a second time and prayed, saying, 'My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.'” . . . 

44 "So, leaving them again, He went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words once more." 

JESUS PRAYED AT HIS LAST BREATH

"And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Matthew 27:42

Thank you, Jesus. 

There is power in God's Word, and His Word says that there is power in prayer. "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them." Mark 11:24

Hallelujah. Praise God. Amen.





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<![CDATA[THE SEVEN BLESSINGS]]>Tue, 11 Jan 2022 05:00:00 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/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 recently, God has been putting it together for me. 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 AND obey God.

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/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.


See also my blog titled, 'The Veil,' to read about My Testimony to God's Power. 
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<![CDATA[MAN'S SIXTH SENSE]]>Thu, 30 Dec 2021 17:34:02 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/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.

See my blog titled, 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 to] 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 here.

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 have 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 AND GOD]]>Mon, 27 Dec 2021 23:33:44 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/bible-stories/the-mandela-effect-and-godFruit 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/bible-stories/the-power-of-gods-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/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, study, and meditate on, God's Word, Old Testament and New Testament, and 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/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/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/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

(e) 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/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/bible-stories/a-name-is-just-a-name-jesus-christ



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.

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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 godisreal.today

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. Therefore 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. Therefore 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/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/bible-stories/gods-blessings-and-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/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/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 PROPHECY]]>Fri, 27 Aug 2021 12:59:34 GMThttp://faithfullamb.com/bible-stories/the-dead-sea-prophecy

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/bible-stories/the-dry-bone-army

God is raising up His army!


Ezikiel 37:1-28

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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/bible-stories/wonders-in-heaven-above
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/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/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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