Jesus replied, “I will ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. John’s baptism- where did it come from? Was it from heaven or from men?” They(Chief Priest and Elders) discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘from heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ But if we say, ‘From men’- we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.” Matthew 21:24-27 NIV) Forward Friday! Today’s Scripture is action packed […]
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Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Do you not say, ‘four more months and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest!” (John 4:31-35 NIV) Motivating Monday! Grateful for all prayers and messages! David and I are better, and each […]
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. (Psalm 34:7 ESV) Forward Friday! As the world turns more combative, and societal confuison has exploded, I believe as in every good graph, we’ll see a peak and then a decline. While writing about societal confusion for years, I sense we may be reaching our peak- and decisions will be made to awaken and walk towards God, our only hope. Not any god, The God-Jehovah Jireh, where Abraham was led to offer Issac as a burnt offering- when God had planned a sacrifice lamb all along. […]
“Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen? Yet, when you relied on the Lord, he delivered them into your hand. For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.” (2 Chronicles 16:8, 9 NIV) Motivating Monday! Yikes! I’m sorry having missed most of the last two weeks- I’ve been baffled beyond. Here I am in my eighth year of blogging Biblical Truth…teaching God’s Word to […]
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. (Ephesians 6:16 NIV) Motivating Monday! Lord, you know we need motivation today. Our country is under attack, more people believe in false propaganda. An unwillingness to move beyond self ideologies of their own belief system. Those who belong to this group are becoming more nasty, only way I can explain as I have experienced. The devil wants division, knowing when a house is divided, this cannot stand. A Biblical principle applied to any divisive plan. How […]
“But I will leave with you the meek and humble, who trust in the name of the Lord. The remnant of Israel will do no wrong; they will speak no lies, nor will deceit be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down, no one will make them afraid.” (Zephaniah 3:12, 13 NIV) Forward Friday! I picture blue states holding a small teddy bear, with a big teddy bear waiting for their people, if only Governors would stop their foolishness and repent. Destruction and devastation is happening in Minnesota on a larger scale from what happened in Ferguson, […]
They disagreed with among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made his final statement: The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your forefathers when he said through Isaiah the prophet: ‘Go to this people and say, “You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. “For this people’s heart has become calloused, they hardly ever hear with heir ears, and they have closed their eyes. (Acts 28:25-27 Motivating Monday! Memorial Day 2020, honoring all who paid an ultimate price for our freedom. Remembering this, never to be forgotten- is reason enough […]
Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet would have told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he tells you ‘Wash and be clean’!” So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. (2 Kings 5:13, 14 NIV) Forward Friday! Wash and be clean! Simple…though we find foolish and dismiss. The world around us, many are hurting, needing solutions to […]
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be. (Matthew 6:19-21 ESV) Forward Friday! In midst of uncertainty of last few months, I believe many individuals have been reminded truth about our treasure. Social distancing is not new for me- I began social distancing 13 years ago. I had always been heavily involved in my […]
“O Lord, God of Abraham, Issac, and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, O Lord, answer me so these people will know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you are turning hearts back again.” (1 Kings 18:36b-27) Motivating Monday! Wow! Elijah stood strong among all the false prophets and proved our God- Alpha and Omega, beginning and the end…is the true God. How many times in the Bible have God’s people turned their hearts from […]
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Find yourself blessed to find one who will sharpen with iron. Though the words are sometimes harsh and/or hard to swallow know it is a blessing, as I have. Christ provides many words for us through the day, we have to be willing to see, hear and move into His will. Praising Him even in the storms of life.Kim Baker. Sikeston, MO