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The Resurrected King

The Lamb of God was dead.  He had been sacrificed as prophesied by Old Testament prophets. Everything seemed lost to the followers of Jesus.  The disciples were scattered for fear the Romans would be coming after them.  They were hidden from sight.  The Messiah, the one they had followed and loved for three years was dead. Their understanding of what had just happened was null.  Depression, fear, overwhelming despair, angry at themselves for not standing by Jesus were thoughts and feelings they now experienced.  What would they do now? Where would they go? Would they be executed as Jesus had …

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God’s Plan for Redemption

God wrote His story before creation came into being even before He created the heavens and the earth. Because God is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent He sees all, knows all, is everywhere at the same time and so powerful He can speak a word and it will be so. Because of who He is, God had a detailed plan to bring about the redemption of fallen man even before Adam and Eve were created and sinned in the Garden of Eden. It was God who planned to bring salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son.  He determined the …

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Psalms and The Prophets

    Luke 24: 25-27 “Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!  Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?”  And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. Throughout the Old Testament and especially from Psalm to Malachi, God gave His people specific words to speak and write in prophecy of the coming Messiah. He would remind them of His covenant promise of salvation to come through the …

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His Appointed Time

God’s divine plan had arrived to the appointed time on God’s calendar for the saving of the souls of man.  He had designed a plan before the beginning of the creation of the heavens and the earth to show man what redemption from sin looks like.  He had designed every detail.  From the creation of Adam and Eve, down through history God was showing man what was required to receive forgiveness of sin. The Bible records verse after verse of instructions for worshiping and pleasing God and points directly to the coming of His Messiah Jesus Christ for redemption of …

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The Crucifixion

Please read Psalm 22 to see the references to Jesus. Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, God planned for the sacrifice of His one and only son as the Lamb of God to redeem us from sin. God laid out His plan of salvation in the pages of the Old Testament written down hundreds of years before Jesus was born. There are many scriptures of prophecy concerning Jesus.  Scripture tells us where He would be born, what He would be do, how He would die and so much more.  One of most …

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Christmas Prophecies

We don’t know the exact date of Jesus birth, but we do know where and how Jesus was born.  We also know that Jesus’ birth was planned long before the earth was created when He was still in heaven with the Father.  Prophecies throughout the Old Testament were foretold long before His birth. Here are just a few: His pre-existence and place of His earthly birth:  Micah 5: 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from …

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Passion for Jesus

As I sat in this very large arena surrounded by thousands of women, I was mesmerized by the words that slapped me in the face. Words so powerful I could not move… words that formed a question that I must answer. I had come to Beth Moore’s Living Proof conference with a group of my church women. We had already attended many of her conferences to hear what the Lord would teach us through Beth’s words. God uses women who are willing and obedient to His leading and Beth is one such woman. He uses her to speak His words …

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FEAR: Terrified or Reverent

FEAR: A big word filled with overwhelming emotion. A word that draws from the depths of your soul a response that results in an emotion of great terror or a great reverence and awe of Almighty God. In one scenario, fear can guide your actions or render you totally helpless and the other will bring you to your knees with great humility. Reverent: The Bible speaks of “the fear of the Lord”. This fear includes reverence and humility in your position compared to the God who created the heavens and the earth and everything within it. When we come to …

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FEAR: Standing Strong

  The Bible has a lot of things to say about fear. When doing a word search for scripture, I use Biblegateway.com. Typing in the right word or phrases make the difference. For this devotion, I found verses that contained the key word: afraid. Which means: feeling fear or anxiety; frightened. While searching for verses I was reminded of a time years ago when the Lord gave me three particular verses to help me through a situation I was experiencing. I have what is commonly referred to as “stage fright”: “Stage fright or performance anxiety is the anxiety, fear, or persistent phobia which may be aroused in …

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FEAR: Learning to Trust

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1: 7   My granddaughter has a fear of storms. They terrify her. She has never experienced a tornado but knows what a strong force of death and destruction accompanies this horrific force of nature should it decide to touch down near her. The dark sky with thunder and lightning force her even now as a teen to rise up from her bed at night and speedily scurry to her mother’s bed for comfort and protection. She calls her Pawpaw …

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FEAR: A Tool of the Enemy

      We have an enemy who desires to destroy our faith in Jesus. If he can’t destroy our faith, he will try to cause us to be ineffective. One of his chief weapons is fear. Fear renders us motionless. He knows that we can’t go forward in service to the Lord when we are crippled by fear.   Be wise and know what you are dealing with when you start to fear. Who is this enemy? John 12: 31-Satan, the ruler of this world, John 8: 44-a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because …