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Jesus is servant

 

Jesus is King   (He is the Son of God, Lord, Emanuel – God is with us)

1 – He is humble servant
2 – Jesus has all the authority
3 – He is Resurrected
4 – Jesus calls me into fellowship
5 – He is the lamb of God
6 – Jesus is our leader and shepherd
7 – He was tempted
8 – Jesus is a great light
9 – He is not from this world
10 – Jesus set His mind on God’s interests
11 – He is master
12 – Jesus is full of grace and truth
13 – Jesus speaks grace
14 – He is Gentle and obedient
15 – Jesus is God
16 – Jesus is my hope
17 – He is the truth
18 – Jesus is healer
19 – Jesus died and is risen (also 3)
20 – Jesus is my savior
21 – He is my joy
22 – He is the head
23 – Jesus is my groom, the one I love
24 – He sets captives free
25 – Jesus was a carpenter -He fixes us
26 – Jesus is the door
27 – In Him we have peace
28 – He is our deliverer
29 – Jesus is the bread of life
30 – He is the vine – unity
31 – He speaks with authority and sincerity
32 – Jesus gets sad when our heart is hard
33 – Because of Jesus I don’t have to sin
34 – Kiss Him
35 – He is my security
36– Jesus is human
37 – He turns my heart toward Him
38 – Jesus is compassionate
39 – Jesus is perfect, I am weak and foolish
40 – He is the firstborn
41 – Through Him we love
42 – Son of God
43 – He is our master, we are His slaves
44 – He is a rare gift.  A great man.
45 – Jesus is my guardian and gardener
46 – He was crucified
47 – He is greater than Jonah and Solomon
48 – Jesus gives the blind sight
49 – He cleanses me from sin
50 – He saves us (also 20)
51 – Jesus is good
52 – Jesus moves but does not change
53 – He advises us not to judge externally
54 – In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom
55 – Jesus is thankful
56 – Jesus is God’s right hand man
57 – His deep deep love is embarrassing
58 – He is my translator /transformer
59 – Jesus is the light of the world (8)
60 – He is our daily bread we must lift Him up (29)
61 – Jesus is righteous (also 49 & 33)
62 – He knows me
63 – Jesus is new
64 – Nothing is impossible for Him
65 – He is not legalistic
66 – Jesus has scared hands
67 – He is the one I have and hold (23)
68 – Jesus is my food (also 29)
69 – Jesus makes our sacrifices acceptable
70 – He is far beyond all I think
71 – He is my master teacher (also 11, 43)
72 –  He is great treasure (and 54)
73 –  Jesus is forgiving (also 49)
74 –  His name is above all other names
75 – Jesus is born
76 –  Jesus is not stingy.  He is generous
77 – He is without sin
78 – Jesus is prince of peace (also 27)
79 – Jesus is the word of God, the seed
80 – He loves me
81 – He is my friend
82 – Jesus is my clothes
83 – Jesus renews us every day
84 – He is the opener.
85 – His banner over me is love (41, 57,  80 )
86 – Jesus is trustworthy
87 – He leads me to wide open places (26)
88 – Jesus leads me to repentance
89 – Jesus is my advocate
90 – He is risen


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Day 1

1 – Jesus is servant

John 13:12 So when Jesus had washed their feet and put his outer clothing back on, he took his place at the table again and said to them, “Do you understand what I have done for you?

John 13:13 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and do so correctly, for that is what I am.

John 13:14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you too ought to wash one another’s feet.

John 13:15 For I have given you an example – you should do just as I have done for you.

Matt 11:27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides to reveal him.

Matt 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matt 11:29 Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matt 11:30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry.”

Jesus, you own everything and yet you say you are gentle and humble.  Take everything I care about.  distill my heart into caring about only one thing – You.

Give me strength to serve as you served.

You have all the power and yet you serve.

change me into being this way.  The way you are. Marvelous and magnificent.

Praise you Jesus.

Phil 2:3 Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.

Phil 2:4 Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well.

Phil 2:5 You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had,

Phil 2:6 who though he existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped,

Phil 2:7 but emptied himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature.

Phil 2:8 He humbled himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross!

Phil 2:9 As a result God exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name,

Phil 2:10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow – in heaven and on earth and under the earth –

Phil 2:11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

Father, give me your humility.  Forgive me for any pride.

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Day 2

= Jesus has all the authority

Matt 28:18 Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Matt 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

Matt 28:20 teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Heb 2:8 You put all things under his control.” For when he put all things under his control, he left nothing outside of his control. At present we do not yet see all things under his control,

John 3:35 The Father loves the Son and has placed all things under his authority.

1Pet 3:13 For who is going to harm you if you are devoted to what is good?

1Pet 3:14 But in fact, if you happen to suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. But do not be terrified of them or be shaken.

1Pet 3:15 But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess.

1Pet 3:16 Yet do it with courtesy and respect, keeping a good conscience, so that those who slander your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame when they accuse you.

1Pet 3:17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it, than for doing evil.

1Pet 3:18 Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit.

1Pet 3:19 In it he went and preached to the spirits in prison,

1Pet 3:20 after they were disobedient long ago when God patiently waited in the days of Noah as an ark was being constructed. In the ark a few, that is eight souls, were delivered through water.

1Pet 3:21 And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you – not the washing off of physical dirt but the pledge of a good conscience to God – through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

1Pet 3:22 who went into heaven and is at the right hand of God with angels and authorities and powers subject to him.

Thank you Jesus.  I submit to your authority.  Help turn my heart to you.  Give me your grace to always ask you first when I am in trouble or need anything.  You are mighty and rule over all creation.

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Day 3

– He is Resurrected

1Pet 3:21 And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you – not the washing off of physical dirt but the pledge of a good conscience to God – through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

Rom 10:9 because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Matt 28:5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

Matt 28:6 He is not here, for he has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place where he was lying.

Praise you Jesus.

I believe this marvelous thing.

I know you have conquered everything.

Mark 16:14 Then he appeared to the eleven themselves, while they were eating, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him resurrected.

Mark 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

Mark 16:16 The one who believes and is baptized will be saved, but the one who does not believe will be condemned.

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies,

John 11:26 and the one who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

John 11:27 She replied, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God who comes into the world.”

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Day 4

-Jesus calls me into fellowship

Rom 1:6 You also are among them, called to belong to Jesus Christ.

He is my owner.

Rom 1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:

1Cor 1:4 I always thank my God for you because of the grace of God that was given to you in Christ Jesus.

1Cor 1:5 For you were made rich in every way in him, in all your speech and in every kind of knowledge –

1Cor 1:6 just as the testimony about Christ has been confirmed among you –

1Cor 1:7 so that you do not lack any spiritual gift as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Cor 1:8 He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Cor 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into fellowship with his son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kaleo = call aloud, bid, call forth, named

2Tim 1:6 Because of this I remind you to rekindle God’s gift that you possess through the laying on of my hands.
2Tim 1:7 For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.
2Tim 1:8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for his sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel.
2Tim 1:9 He is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
2Tim 1:10 but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel!
2Tim 1:11 For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher.
2Tim 1:12 Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the one in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that he is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day.
2Tim 1:13 Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
2Tim 1:14 Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us.

Your grace is more than enough, Jesus.  Open my ears to hear your calling and direction.  Open my eyes to see you.  I love you.

1Pet 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:

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Day 5

– He is the lamb of God

John 1:29 On the next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1:35 Again the next day John was standing there with two of his disciples.

John 1:36 Gazing at Jesus as he walked by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”

John 1:37 When John’s two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.

John 1:38 Jesus turned around and saw them following and said to them, “What do you want?” So they said to him, “Rabbi” (which is translated Teacher), “where are you staying?”

John 1:39 Jesus answered, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. Now it was about four o’clock in the afternoon.

1Pet 1:18 You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed – not by perishable things like silver or gold,
1Pet 1:19 but by precious blood like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, namely Christ.
1Pet 1:20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was manifested in these last times for your sake.
1Pet 1:21 Through him you now trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
1Pet 1:22 You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart.
1Pet 1:23 You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.

Rom 8:3 For God achieved what the law could not do because it was weakened through the flesh. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,

Heb 10:19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,

Heb 10:20 by the fresh and living way that he inaugurated for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,

Heb 10:21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

Heb 10:22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.

Rev 7:14 So I said to him, “My lord, you know the answer.” Then he said to me, “These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb!

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Day 6

– Jesus is our leader and shepherd

Rev 7:17 because the Lamb in the middle of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

Luke 22:25 So Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’

Luke 22:26 Not so with you; instead the one who is greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the one who serves.

Luke 22:27 For who is greater, the one who is seated at the table, or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is seated at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.

Luke 22:28 “You are the ones who have remained with me in my trials.

Ps 23:1 A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
Ps 23:2 He takes me to lush pastures, he leads me to refreshing water.
Ps 23:3 He restores my strength. He leads me down the right paths for the sake of his reputation.
Ps 23:4 Even when I must walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff reassure me.
Ps 23:5 You prepare a feast before me in plain sight of my enemies. You refresh my head with oil; my cup is completely full.
Ps 23:6 Surely your goodness and faithfulness will pursue me all my days, and I will live in the LORD’s house for the rest of my life.

John 10:3 The doorkeeper opens the door for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

Rom 2:4 Or do you have contempt for the wealth of his kindness, forbearance, and patience, and yet do not know that God’s kindness leads you to repentance?

2Cor 2:14 But thanks be to God who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and who makes known through us the fragrance that consists of the knowledge of him in every place.

2Cor 7:10 For sadness as intended by God produces a repentance that leads to salvation, leaving no regret, but worldly sadness brings about death.

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Day 7

– He was tempted

Heb 2:18 For since he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

Heb 4:10 For the one who enters God’s rest has also rested from his works, just as God did from his own works.  Heb 4:11 Thus we must make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by following the same pattern of disobedience.

Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.

Heb 4:13 And no creature is hidden from God, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.

Heb 4:14 Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession.

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin.

Heb 4:16 Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.

Jas 1:12 Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love him.

Jas 1:13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.

Jas 1:14 But each one is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desires.

Jas 1:15 Then when desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death.

Matt 4:1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
Matt 4:2 After he fasted forty days and forty nights he was famished.  Matt 4:3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread.”
Matt 4:4 But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Matt 4:5 Then the devil took him to the holy city, had him stand on the highest point of the temple,
Matt 4:6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you’ and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
Matt 4:7 Jesus said to him, “Once again it is written: ‘You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Matt 4:8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their grandeur.

Matt 4:9 And he said to him, “I will give you all these things if you throw yourself to the ground and worship me.”
Matt 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’”
Matt 4:11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and began ministering to his needs.

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Day 8

– Jesus is a great light

Matt 4:15 Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way by the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles –

Matt 4:16 the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, and on those who sit in the region and shadow of death a light has dawned.

Matt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach this message: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

Luke 2:30 For my eyes have seen your salvation
Luke 2:31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples:
Luke 2:32 a light, for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”

Isa 60:19 The sun will no longer supply light for you by day, nor will the moon’s brightness shine on you; the LORD will be your permanent source of light – the splendor of your God will shine upon you.
Isa 60:20 Your sun will no longer set; your moon will not disappear; the LORD will be your permanent source of light; your time of sorrow will be over.

Acts 13:47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have appointed you to be a light for the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

Ps 43:3 Reveal your light and your faithfulness! They will lead me, they will escort me back to your holy hill, and to the place where you live.

John 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind.

Eph 5:14 For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: “Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!”

Ps 97:10 You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his faithful followers; he delivers them from the power of the wicked.

Ps 97:11 The godly bask in the light; the morally upright experience joy.

Ps 97:12 You godly ones, rejoice in the LORD! Give thanks to his holy name.

John 12:46 I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in darkness.

Prov 4:18 But the path of the righteous is like the bright morning light, growing brighter and brighter until full day.

Prov 6:23 For the commandments are like a lamp, instruction is like a light, and rebukes of discipline are like the road leading to life,

Matt 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its flavor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

Matt 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden.
Matt 5:15 People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Matt 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke out again, “I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 12:35 Jesus replied, “The light is with you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.

John 12:36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he went away and hid himself from them.

Rom 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Rom 13:11 And do this because we know the time, that it is already the hour for us to awake from sleep, for our salvation is now nearer than when we became believers.
Rom 13:12 The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. So then we must lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light.
Rom 13:13 Let us live decently as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in discord and jealousy.
Rom 13:14 Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires.

2Cor 4:3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing,
2Cor 4:4 among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.
2Cor 4:5 For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake.
2Cor 4:6 For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.
2Cor 4:7 But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.

Phil 2:12 So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence,
Phil 2:13 for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of his good pleasure – is God.
Phil 2:14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing,
Phil 2:15 so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world

Col 1:9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
Col 1:10 so that you may live worthily of the Lord and please him in all respects – bearing fruit in every good deed, growing in the knowledge of God,
Col 1:11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully
Col 1:12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light.
Col 1:13 He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves, Col 1:14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

1Thess 5:5 For you all are sons of the light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of the darkness.
1Thess 5:6 So then we must not sleep as the rest, but must stay alert and sober.
1Thess 5:7 For those who sleep, sleep at night and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
1Thess 5:8 But since we are of the day, we must stay sober by putting on the breastplate of faith and love and as a helmet our hope for salvation.
1Thess 5:9 For God did not destine us for wrath but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Thess 5:10 He died for us so that whether we are alert or asleep we will come to life together with him.
1Thess 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, just as you are in fact doing.

1Tim 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.
1Tim 6:11 But you, as a person dedicated to God, keep away from all that. Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.
1Tim 6:12 Compete well for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession for in the presence of many witnesses.
1Tim 6:13 I charge you before God who gives life to all things and Christ Jesus who made his good confession before Pontius Pilate,
1Tim 6:14 to obey this command without fault or failure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ
1Tim 6:15 – whose appearing the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, will reveal at the right time.
1Tim 6:16 He alone possesses immortality and lives in unapproachable light, whom no human has ever seen or is able to see. To him be honor and eternal power! Amen.
1Tim 6:17 Command those who are rich in this world’s goods not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches, which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment.
1Tim 6:18 Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers, sharing with others.
1Tim 6:19 In this way they will save up a treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the future and so lay hold of what is truly life.

Jas 1:14 But each one is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desires.
Jas 1:15 Then when desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death.
Jas 1:16 Do not be led astray, my dear brothers and sisters.
Jas 1:17 All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change.
Jas 1:18 By his sovereign plan he gave us birth through the message of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

1John 2:9 The one who says he is in the light but still hates his fellow Christian is still in the darkness.
1John 2:10 The one who loves his fellow Christian resides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 1John 2:11 But the one who hates his fellow Christian is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

1John 1:5 Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.
1John 1:6 If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.
1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1John 1:8 If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
1John 1:9 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness.
1John 1:10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not in us.

Go and sin no more

John 8:10 Jesus stood up straight and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”
John 8:11 She replied, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you either. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.”]]
John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke out again, “I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 8:23 Jesus replied, “You people are from below; I am from above. You people are from this world; I am not from this world.
John 8:24 Thus I told you that you will die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins.”

John 8:31 Then Jesus said to those Judeans who had believed him, “If you continue to follow my teaching, you are really my disciples
John 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:33 “We are descendants of Abraham,” they replied, “and have never been anyone’s slaves! How can you say, ‘You will become free’?”
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, “I tell you the solemn truth, everyone who practices sin is a slave of sin.
John 8:35 The slave does not remain in the family forever, but the son remains forever.
John 8:36 So if the son sets you free, you will be really free.

John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, before Abraham came into existence, I am!”

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Day 9

– He is not from this world

John 8:23 Jesus replied, “You people are from below; I am from above. You people are from this world; I am not from this world.

John 8:28 Then Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and I do nothing on my own initiative, but I speak just what the Father taught me.

John 8:29 And the one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do those things that please him.”

1John 5:18 We know that everyone fathered by God does not sin, but God protects the one he has fathered, and the evil one cannot touch him.

1John 5:19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life.

1John 5:21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

1Cor 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

1Cor 15:34 Sober up as you should, and stop sinning! For some have no knowledge of God – I say this to your shame!

1Cor 15:47 The first man is from the earth, made of dust; the second man is from heaven.

1Cor 15:48 Like the one made of dust, so too are those made of dust, and like the one from heaven, so too those who are heavenly.  1Cor 15:49 And just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, let us also bear the image of the man of heaven.

1Cor 15:50 Now this is what I am saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

world – G2889 κόσμος kosmos (kos’-mos) n.

  1. orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration
  2. (by implication) the world including its inhabitants

1Sam 2:8 He lifts the weak from the dust; he raises the poor from the ash heap to seat them with princes and to bestow on them an honored position. The foundations of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has placed the world on them.

2Sam 22:16 The depths of the sea were exposed; the inner regions of the world were uncovered by the LORD’s battle cry, by the powerful breath from his nose.

Matt 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

Matt 16:25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Matt 16:26 For what does it benefit a person if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?

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Day 10

– Jesus set his mind on God’s interests

Matt 16:23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, because you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but on man’s.”

Matt 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

savourest = G5426 φρονέω phroneo (fron-eh’-o) v.

  1. to exercise the mind, i.e. entertain or have a sentiment or opinion
  2. (by implication) to be (mentally) disposed (more or less earnestly in a certain direction)
  3. (intensively) to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience)

KJV: set the affection on, (be) care(-ful), (be like-, + be of one, + be of the same, + let this) mind(-ed), regard, savour, think

Matt 6:10 may your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

will = G2307 θέλημα thelema (thel’-ay-mah) n.1. a determination (properly, the thing)

  1. (actively) choice 3. (specially) purpose, decree 4. (abstractly) volition
  2. (passively) inclination KJV: desire, pleasure, will

Matt 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven – only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

John 6:38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me.

Matt 26:39 Going a little farther, he threw himself down with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if possible, let this cup pass from me! Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

…  Matt 26:42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will must be done.”

Matt 26:44 So leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same thing once more.

1Cor 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot take part in the table of the Lord and the table of demons.

John 7:14 When the feast was half over, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach.

John 7:15 Then the Jewish leaders were astonished and said, “How does this man know so much when he has never had formal instruction?”

John 7:16 So Jesus replied, “My teaching is not from me, but from the one who sent me.

John 7:17 If anyone wants to do God’s will, he will know about my teaching, whether it is from God or whether I speak from my own authority.

John 7:18 The person who speaks on his own authority desires to receive honor for himself; the one who desires the honor of the one who sent him is a man of integrity, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

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Day 11

– He is master

Rom 1:1 From Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God.

Rom 1:6 You also are among them, called to belong to Jesus Christ.

Luke 17:13 raised their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”

a master is the slave owner.  In John Jesus says I no longer call you servants but friends.  And yet He remains our master to serve.  in love and devotion

Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

Luke 12:47 That servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or do what his master asked will receive a severe beating. Luke 12:48 But the one who did not know his master’s will and did things worthy of punishment will receive a light beating. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required, and from the one who has been entrusted with much, even more will be asked.

Luke 12:35 “Get dressed for service and keep your lamps burning;

Luke 12:36 be like people waiting for their master to come back from the wedding celebration, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.

Luke 9:49 John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him because he is not a disciple along with us.”

Luke 9:50 But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for whoever is not against you is for you.”

Luke 9:33 Then as the men were starting to leave, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three shelters, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah” – not knowing what he was saying.

Luke 8:24 They came and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are about to die!” So he got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they died down, and it was calm.

Luke 5:5 Simon answered, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing! But at your word I will lower the nets.”

Matt 10:24 “A disciple is not greater than his teacher, nor a slave greater than his master.

Matt 10:25 It is enough for the disciple to become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house ‘Beelzebul,’ how much more will they defame the members of his household!

We are called to serve each other

John 13:13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

John 13:14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you too ought to wash one another’s feet.  John 13:15 For I have given you an example – you should do just as I have done for you.

John 13:16 I tell you the solemn truth, the slave is not greater than his master, nor is the one who is sent as a messenger greater than the one who sent him. John 13:17 If you understand these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

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Day 12

– Jesus is full of grace and truth

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and did tabernacle among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of an only begotten of a father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:17 for the law through Moses was given, the grace and the truth through Jesus Christ did come;

Col 1:5 because of the hope that is laid up for you in the heavens, which ye heard of before in the word of the truth of the good news,

Col 1:6 which is present to you, as also in all the world, and is bearing fruit, as also in you, from the day in which ye heard, and knew the grace of God in truth;

2John 1:3 there shall be with you grace, kindness, peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

2John 1:4 I rejoiced exceedingly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, even as a command we did receive from the Father;

Grace = G5485 χάρις charis (khar’-ece) n.

  1. graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act
  2. (especially) the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life
  3. (also) gratitude

{abstract or concrete, literal, figurative or spiritual}

[from G5463] KJV: acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy)

Luke 1:28 The angel came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one, the Lord is with you!”

favored = full of grace G5487 χαριτόω charitoo (khar-ee-toh’-o) v.

  1. to grace, i.e. indue with special honor JV: make accepted, be highly favoured

Luke 1:30 So the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor (charis) with God!

Luke 1:31 Listen: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.

Father, let me find your grace and become pregnant with Jesus.  To bring Him to the world,  bear Him and birth Him daily.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.

Jas 1:21 So put away all filth and evil excess and humbly welcome the message implanted within you, which is able to save your souls.

Jas 1:22 But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves.

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Day 13

– Jesus speaks grace

Jas 1:26 If someone thinks he is religious yet does not bridle his tongue, and so deceives his heart, his religion is futile.

Eph 4:29 You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Eph 4:32 Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.

Eph 4:25 Therefore, having laid aside falsehood, each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

Matt 5:22 But I say to you that anyone who is angry with a brother will be subjected to judgment. And whoever insults a brother will be brought before the council, and whoever says ‘Fool’ will be sent to fiery hell.

Matt 5:37 Let your word be ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no.’ More than this is from the evil one.

Matt 5:44 But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you,

Matt 7:1 “Do not judge so that you will not be judged.

Matt 12:35 The good person brings good things out of his good treasury, and the evil person brings evil things out of his evil treasury.

Matt 12:36 I tell you that on the day of judgment, people will give an account for every worthless word they speak.

Matt 12:37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Prov 13:3 The one who guards his words guards his life, but whoever is talkative will come to ruin.

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Day 14

– He is gentle and obedient

Matt 11:29 Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Gentle = meek  G4235 πράος praos (prah’-os) n. 1. gentle, i.e. humble

humble = meek G5011 ταπεινός tapeinos (tap-ei-nos’) adj. 1. depressed

  1. (figuratively) humiliated (in circumstances or disposition)

KJV: base, cast down, humble, of low degree (estate), lowly

Matt 12:18 Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I take great delight. I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.

Matt 12:19 He will not quarrel or cry out, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.

Matt 12:20 He will not break a bruised reed or extinguish a smoldering wick, until he brings justice to victoryMatt 12:21 And in his name the Gentiles will hope.

2Cor 10:1 Now I, Paul, appeal to you personally by the meekness and gentleness of Christ (I who am meek when present among you, but am full of courage toward you when away!) –

Meekness = G4236 πρᾳότης praotes (prah”-ot’-ace) n. 1. gentleness  2. (by implication) humility

Gentleness = G1932 ἐπιείκεια epieikeia (ep-ee-ei’-kei-ah) n.  1. suitableness 2. (by implication) equity, mildness    KJV: clemency, gentleness

Matt 21:5 Tell the people of Zion,Look, your king is coming to you, unassuming and seated on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

Acts 8:32 Now the passage of scripture the man was reading was this: “He was led like a sheep to slaughter, and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

 

Jesus, forgive me for pride.  Please give me grace to grow in your humility.

1Pet 2:18 Slaves, be subject to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are perverse.  1Pet 2:19 For this finds God’s favor, if because of conscience toward God someone endures hardships in suffering unjustly.  1Pet 2:20 For what credit is it if you sin and are mistreated and endure it? But if you do good and suffer and so endure, this finds favor with God.   1Pet 2:21 For to this you were called, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in his steps.  1Pet 2:22 He committed no sin nor was deceit found in his mouth1Pet 2:23 When he was maligned, he did not answer back; when he suffered, he threatened no retaliation, but committed himself to God who judges justly.  1Pet 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we may cease from sinning and live for righteousness. By his wounds you were healed.   1Pet 2:25 For you were going astray like sheep but now you have turned back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

Notice the opposite of a gentle and good master is a perverse one. (wicked or warped)

Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Gal 5:23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Gal 5:24 Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Gal 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit.

Gal 5:26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, being jealous of one another.

Again, warning not to be conceited – or proud.

Titus 3:1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.  Titus 3:2 They must not slander anyone, but be peaceable, gentle, showing complete courtesy to all people.  Titus 3:3 For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another.

Titus 3:4 But “when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared,

Titus 3:5 he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,

Titus 3:6 whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Titus 3:7 And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life.”

Jas 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings.  Jas 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth.  Jas 3:15 Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, natural, demonic.  Jas 3:16 For where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is disorder and every evil practice.  Jas 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.

Jas 3:18 And the fruit that consists of righteousness is planted in peace among those who make peace.

Gentle = G1933 ἐπιεικής epieikes (ep-ee-ei-kace’) adj.  1. appropriate 2. (by implication) mild

KJV: gentle, moderation, patient

Phil 2:3 Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.  Phil 2:4 Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well.  Phil 2:5 You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had, Phil 2:6 who though he existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped,  Phil 2:7 but emptied himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature.

Phil 2:8 He humbled himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross!

Humility = lowliness of mind = G5012 ταπεινοφροσύνη tapeinophrosune (tap-ei-nof-ros-oo’-nay) n.  1. humiliation of mind, i.e. modesty KJV: humbleness of mind, humility (of mind, loneliness (of mind)

Obedience  is the way of humility and the opposite of pride

Phil 2:12 So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence,  Phil 2:13 for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of his good pleasure – is God.   Phil 2:14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, Phil 2:15 so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world

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Day 15

–   Jesus is God

Ps 63:1 A psalm of David, written when he was in the Judean wilderness. O God, you are my God! I long for you! My soul thirsts for you, my flesh yearns for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.

Eph 3:17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, so that, because you have been rooted and grounded in love,

Eph 3:18 you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

Eph 3:19 and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

1John 2:5 But whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in him.

1John 4:15 If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God.

1John 4:16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in love resides in God, and God resides in him.

1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God.

John 10:30 The Father and I are one.”

Col 2:9 For in him all the fullness of deity lives in bodily form,

Col 1:19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son

Col 1:20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross – through him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Eph 4:22 You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,

Eph 4:23 to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

Eph 4:24 and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.

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Day 16

– Jesus is my hope

1John 3:2 Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is.

1John 3:3 And everyone who has this hope focused on him purifies himself, just as Jesus is pure).

Rom 5:1 Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Rom 5:2 through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory.

Rom 5:3 Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

Rom 5:4 and endurance, character, and character, hope.

Rom 5:5 And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

2Thess 2:16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope,

2Thess 2:17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good thing you do or say.

Col 1:5 Your faith and love have arisen from the hope laid up for you in heaven, which you have heard about in the message of truth, the gospel

Col 1:6 that has come to you. Just as in the entire world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, so it has also been bearing fruit and growing among you from the first day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth.

Gal 5:5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we wait expectantly for the hope of righteousness.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people.

Titus 2:12 It trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Titus 2:13 as we wait for the happy fulfillment of our hope in the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Titus 2:14 He gave himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for himself a people who are truly his, who are eager to do good.

Titus 2:15 So communicate these things with the sort of exhortation or rebuke that carries full authority. Don’t let anyone look down on you.

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Day 17

– He is the truth

Matt 18:20 For where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among them.”

John 4:24 God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Eph 4:15 But practicing the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head.

Eph 4:16 From him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body grows in love.

John 8:31 Then Jesus said to those Judeans who had believed him, “If you continue to follow my teaching, you are really my disciples

John 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, “I tell you the solemn truth, everyone who practices sin is a slave of sin.

John 8:35 The slave does not remain in the family forever, but the son remains forever.

John 14:6 Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:15 “If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

John 14:16 Then I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever –

John 14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he resides with you and will be in you.

John 14:18 “I will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you.

John 14:19 In a little while the world will not see me any longer, but you will see me; because I live, you will live too.

John 14:20 You will know at that time that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you.

John 14:21 The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him.”

John 14:23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him.

John 14:24 The person who does not love me does not obey my words. And the word you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.

John 14:25 “I have spoken these things while staying with you.

John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.

In this brief chapter He says ‘obey my commands’, ‘the person who has my commands and obeys them…’, ‘he will obey my word’,

Three times.

I do not need to sin because Jesus is my redeemer.  He has given me the Advocate.

Holy Spirit, teach me everything and cause me to remember everything Jesus said to me.

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.

John 16:7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you.

John 16:8 And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong concerning sin and righteousness and judgment –

John 16:9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;

John 16:10 concerning righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer;

John 16:11 and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.

John 16:12 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. For he will not speak on his own authority, but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you what is to come.

John 16:14 He will glorify me, because he will receive from me what is mine and will tell it to you.

John 16:15 Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what is mine and will tell it to you.

I believe in You, Jesus.

John 16:27 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

John 16:33 I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage – I have conquered the world.”

John 17:17 Set them apart in the truth; your word is truth.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

  (make holy)

John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

John 18:37 Then Pilate said, “So you are a king!” Jesus replied, “You say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world – to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

Eph 4:7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Eph 4:8 Therefore it says,When he ascended on high he captured captives; he gave gifts to men.”

Eph 4:9 Now what is the meaning of “he ascended,” except that he also descended to the lower regions, namely, the earth?

Eph 4:10 He, the very one who descended, is also the one who ascended above all the heavens, in order to fill all things.

Eph 4:11 It was he who gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,

Eph 4:12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, that is, to build up the body of Christ,

Eph 4:13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God – a mature person, attaining to the measure of Christ’s full stature.

Eph 4:14 So we are no longer to be children, tossed back and forth by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching by the trickery of people who craftily carry out their deceitful schemes.

Eph 4:15 But practicing the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head.

Eph 4:16 From him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body grows in love.

Eph 4:17 So I say this, and insist in the Lord, that you no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.

Eph 4:18 They are darkened in their understanding, being alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardness of their hearts.

Eph 4:19 Because they are callous, they have given themselves over to indecency for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.

Eph 4:20 But you did not learn about Christ like this,

Eph 4:21 if indeed you heard about him and were taught in him, just as the truth is in Jesus.

Eph 4:22 You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,

Eph 4:23 to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

Eph 4:24 and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.

Eph 4:25 Therefore, having laid aside falsehood, each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

Eph 4:26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger.

Eph 4:27 Do not give the devil an opportunity.

Eph 4:28 The one who steals must steal no longer; rather he must labor, doing good with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with the one who has need.

Eph 4:29 You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Eph 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Eph 4:31 You must put away every kind of bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, and evil, slanderous talk.

Eph 4:32 Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.

Eph 4:24 and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.

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Day 18

– Jesus is healer

Luke 7:11 Soon afterward Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him.

Luke 7:12 As he approached the town gate, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother (who was a widow), and a large crowd from the town was with her.

Luke 7:13 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.”

Luke 7:14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and those who carried it stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!”

Luke 8:50 But when Jesus heard this, he told him, “Do not be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”

Luke 8:51 Now when he came to the house, Jesus did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, and James, and the child’s father and mother.

Luke 8:52 Now they were all wailing and mourning for her, but he said, “Stop your weeping; she is not dead but asleep.”

Luke 8:53 And they began making fun of him, because they knew that she was dead.

Luke 8:54 But Jesus gently took her by the hand and said, “Child, get up.”

Luke 8:55 Her spirit returned, and she got up immediately. Then he told them to give her something to eat.

Matt 8:14 Now when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying down, sick with a fever.

Matt 8:15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and began to serve them.

Matt 8:16 When it was evening, many demon-possessed people were brought to him. He drove out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick.

Matt 8:17 In this way what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet was fulfilled: “He took our weaknesses and carried our diseases.

Matt 12:15 Now when Jesus learned of this, he went away from there. Great crowds followed him, and he healed them all.

Matt 12:22 Then they brought to him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute. Jesus healed him so that he could speak and see.

Matt 12:23 All the crowds were amazed and said, “Could this one be the Son of David?”

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Day 19

– Jesus died and is risen (also 3)

Ps 22:6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by people.

Ps 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle.

Mark 16:14 Later, He appeared to the Eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table. He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who saw Him after He had been resurrected.

2Tim 2:8 Keep your attention on Jesus Christ as risen from the dead and descended from David. This is according to my gospel.

Luke 24:45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.

Luke 24:46 He also said to them, “This is what is written: The Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day,  Acts 2:24 God raised Him up, ending the pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it.

1Cor 15:3 For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 1Cor 15:4 that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,  1Cor 15:5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve.

1Cor 15:6 Then He appeared to over 500 brothers at one time; most of them are still alive, but some have fallen asleep.

1Cor 15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Rom 8:10 Now if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

Rom 8:11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.

Rom 6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in a new way of life.

1Cor 6:14 God raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.

Phil 3:8 More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ  Phil 3:9 and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own from the law, but one that is through faith in Christ — the righteousness from God based on faith.

Phil 3:10 My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,

Phil 3:11 assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead.

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Day 20

–  Jesus is my savior

Isa 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Isa 43:11 I–I am Jehovah, And besides Me there is no saviour.

Isa 43:11 I––I, am Yahweh,––And there is none, besides me, ready to save:

Luke 2:11 That there hath been born unto you, this day, a saviour,––Who is Christ the Lord––in the city of David!

John 4:42 and, unto the woman, began to say––No longer, by reason of thy talk, do we believe; for, we ourselves, have heard, and know that, This One, is, in truth, the Saviour of the world.

Eph 5:23 because the husband is the head of the wife as also Christ is the head of the church – he himself being the savior of the body.

Phil 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven – and we also await a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,

1Tim 1:1 From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,

1Tim 2:4 since he wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

1Tim 2:5 For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human, 1Tim 2:6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, revealing God’s purpose at his appointed time.

2Tim 1:9 He is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

2Tim 1:10 but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel!

Titus 1:4 To Titus, my genuine son in a common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior!

Titus 2:13 as we wait for the happy fulfillment of our hope in the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Titus 2:14 He gave himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for himself a people who are truly his, who are eager to do good.

Titus 3:6 whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Titus 3:7 And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life.”

2Pet 1:10 Therefore, brothers and sisters, make every effort to be sure of your calling and election. For by doing this you will never stumble into sin.  2Pet 1:11 For thus an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be richly provided for you.

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Day 21

– He is my joy

Ps 16:7 I will praise the LORD who guides me; yes, during the night I reflect and learn.

Ps 16:8 I constantly trust in the LORD; because he is at my right hand, I will not be upended.

Ps 16:9 So my heart rejoices and I am happy; My life is safe.

Ps 16:10 You will not abandon me to Sheol;you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit.

Ps 16:11 You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight.

Luke 2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people:

John 15:10 If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.

John 15:11 I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.

John 15:12 My commandment is this – to love one another just as I have loved you.

John 15:13 No one has greater love than this – that one lays down his life for his friends.

John 15:14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.

John 15:15 I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from my Father.

John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.

John 15:17 This I command you – to love one another.

John 17:13 But now I am coming to you, and I am saying these things in the world, so they may experience my joy completed in themselves.

Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God does not consist of food and drink, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Rom 14:18 For the one who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by people.

Rom 14:19 So then, let us pursue what makes for peace and for building up one another.

John 3:29 The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. This then is my joy, and it is complete.

John 3:30 He must become more important while I become less important.”

John 3:31 The one who comes from above is superior to all. The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is superior to all.

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Day 22

– He is the head

Jesus is my head

the church crucified Jesus.

the church burned joan of arc.

they both belonged to the church.

Father, help me be the kind of church that does not kill by flowing in your righteousness

Col 1:18 He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.

Col 1:19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son

Col 1:20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross – through him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Head is talking about church.  I need to participate corporately.

Eph 1:17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him,

Eph 1:18 – since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened – so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

Eph 1:19 and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength.

Eph 1:20 This power he exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms

Eph 1:21 far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

Eph 1:22 And God put all things under Christ’s feet, and he gave him to the church as head over all things.

Eph 1:23 Now the church is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

1Cor 11:3 But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.

How can a body function without the head?  it can’t.  It dies.  It might run around like a chicken but it has no reason, no purpose, no connections.

It doesn’t say I need to acknowledge Jesus as my head.  He already is.  He is my brain I just need to listen to Him.  To trust and obey.

Commandments are still important.  I need to follow  all His instruction.

with His power it is possible.  And when I fail, to turn to Him.  What did I do wrong and how can I do better next time?

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Day 23

– Jesus is my groom, the one I love

Song 1:15 The Lover to His Beloved: Oh, how beautiful you are, my beloved! Oh, how beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves!

Judg 16:4 After this Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the Sorek Valley.

Judg 16:5 The rulers of the Philistines went up to visit her and said to her, “Trick him! Find out what makes him so strong and how we can subdue him and humiliate him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred silver pieces.”

Jesus, help me be less of a delilah.  Keep my heart on you.

and stop betraying your love

Hos 1:2 When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, he said to him, “Go marry a prostitute who will bear illegitimate children conceived through prostitution, because the nation continually commits spiritual prostitution by turning away from the LORD.”

Hos 1:3 So Hosea married Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim. Then she conceived and gave birth to a son for him.

Hos 3:1 The LORD said to me, “Go, show love to your wife again, even though she loves another man and continually commits adultery. Likewise, the LORD loves the Israelites although they turn to other gods and love to offer raisin cakes to idols.”

Hos 3:2 So I paid fifteen shekels of silver and about seven bushels of barley to purchase her.

Jesus, help me!  I don’t want to be Gomer any more.

Matt 9:14 Then John’s disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don’t fast?”

Matt 9:15 Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests cannot mourn while the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days are coming when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they will fast.

Matt 9:16 No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, because the patch will pull away from the garment and the tear will be worse.

Matt 9:17 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the skins burst and the wine is spilled out and the skins are destroyed. Instead they put new wine into new wineskins and both are preserved.”

A person can change if they really want to.

Do I really love Jesus?

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Day 24

– He sets captives free

Ps 25:14 The LORD’s loyal followers receive his guidance, and he reveals his covenantal demands to them.

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and the regaining of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed,

 

Ps 146:1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!

Ps 146:2 I will praise the LORD as long as I live! I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist!

Ps 146:3 Do not trust in princes, or in human beings, who cannot deliver!

Ps 146:4 Their life’s breath departs, they return to the ground; on that day their plans die.

Ps 146:5 How blessed is the one whose helper is the God of Jacob,whose hope is in the LORD his God,

Ps 146:6 the one who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them,who remains forever faithful,

Ps 146:7 vindicates the oppressed, and gives food to the hungry. The LORD releases the imprisoned.  Ps 146:8 The LORD gives sight to the blind. The LORD lifts up all who are bent over. The LORD loves the godly.  Ps 146:9 The LORD protects those residing outside their native land; he lifts up the fatherless and the widow, but he opposes the wicked.

Ps 146:10 The LORD rules forever, your God, O Zion, throughout the generations to come! Praise the LORD!

Col 1:9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Col 1:10 so that you may live worthily of the Lord and please him in all respects – bearing fruit in every good deed, growing in the knowledge of God,  Col 1:11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully  Col 1:12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light.  Col 1:13 He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,  Col 1:14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Acts 10:38 with respect to Jesus from Nazareth, that God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with him.

Acts 10:39 We are witnesses of all the things he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree,  Acts 10:40 but God raised him up on the third day and caused him to be seen,

Heb 2:13 Again he says, “I will be confident in him,” and again, “Here I am, with the children God has given me.”  Heb 2:14 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, he likewise shared in their humanity, so that through death he could destroy the one who holds the power of death (that is, the devil),  Heb 2:15 and set free those who were held in slavery all their lives by their fear of death.  Heb 2:16 For surely his concern is not for angels, but he is concerned for Abraham’s descendants.

Heb 2:17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.  Heb 2:18 For since he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

Luke 1:74 that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, may serve him without fear,

Luke 1:75 in holiness and righteousness before him for as long as we live.

Rom 6:21 So what benefit did you then reap from those things that you are now ashamed of? For the end of those things is death.  Rom 6:22 But now, freed from sin and enslaved to God, you have your benefit leading to sanctification, and the end is eternal life.  Rom 6:23 For the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Rom 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.  Rom 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father.”  Rom 8:16 The Spirit himself bears witness to our spirit that we are God’s children.

Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) – if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified with him.  Rom 8:18 For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared to the glory that will be revealed to us.

1John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  1John 4:2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses Jesus as the Christ who has come in the flesh is from God,

1John 4:3 but every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God, and this is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming, and now is already in the world.  1John 4:4 You are from God, little children, and have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.  1John 4:5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world’s perspective and the world listens to them.   1John 4:6 We are from God; the person who knows God listens to us, but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.

1John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God.  1John 4:8 The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.  1John 4:9 By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him.  1John 4:10 In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1John 4:11 Dear friends, if God so loved us, then we also ought to love one another.  1John 4:12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1John 4:13 By this we know that we reside in God and he in us: in that he has given us of his Spirit.

1John 4:14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

1John 4:15 If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God.

1John 4:16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in love resides in God, and God resides in him.

1John 4:17 By this love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world.  1John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been perfected in love.  1John 4:19 We love because he loved us first.

1John 4:20 If anyone says “I love God” and yet hates his fellow Christian, he is a liar, because the one who does not love his fellow Christian whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

1John 4:21 And the commandment we have from him is this: that the one who loves God should love his fellow Christian too.

Deut 15:12 If your fellow Hebrew – whether male or female – is sold to you and serves you for six years, then in the seventh year you must let that servant go free.

Deut 15:13 If you set them free, you must not send them away empty-handed.

Deut 15:14 You must supply them generously from your flock, your threshing floor, and your winepress – as the LORD your God has blessed you, you must give to them.

Deut 15:15 Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you; therefore, I am commanding you to do this thing today.

Deut 15:16 However, if the servant says to you, “I do not want to leave you,” because he loves you and your household, since he is well off with you,

Deut 15:17 you shall take an awl and pierce a hole through his ear to the door. Then he will become your servant permanently (this applies to your female servant as well).

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, “I tell you the solemn truth, everyone who practices sin is a slave of sin.

John 8:35 The slave does not remain in the family forever, but the son remains forever.

John 8:36 So if the son sets you free, you will be really free.

John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

KJ21     If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

ASV      If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

AMP     So if the Son makes you free, then you are unquestionably free.

AMPC   So if the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and unquestionably free.

BRG      If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

CEB       Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you really will be free.

CJB       So if the Son frees you, you will really be free!

CEV      If the Son gives you freedom, you are free!

DARBY  If therefore the Son shall set you free, ye shall be really free.

DLNT    Therefore if the Son sets you free, you will really be free.

DRA      If therefore the son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

ERV      So if the Son makes you free, you are really free.

ESV       So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

ESVUK  So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

EXB       So if the Son makes you free, you will be ·truly free [T free indeed].

GNV     If that Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

GW       So if the Son sets you free, you will be absolutely free.

GNT      If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free.

HCSB    Therefore, if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.

ICB        So if the Son makes you free, then you will be truly free.

ISV        So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!”

PHILLIPS            Jesus returned, “Believe me when I tell you that every man who commits sin is a slave. For a slave is no permanent part of a household, but a son is. If the Son, then, sets you free, you are really free! I know that you are descended from Abraham, but some of you are looking for a way to kill me because you can’t bear my words. I am telling you what I have seen in the presence of my Father, and you are doing what you have seen in the presence of your father.”

JUB       If the Son therefore shall set you free, ye shall be free indeed.

KJV       If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

AKJV     If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

LEB       So if the son sets you free, you will be truly free.

TLB       So if the Son sets you free, you will indeed be free—

MSG     Jesus said, “I tell you most solemnly that anyone who chooses a life of sin is trapped in a dead-end life and is, in fact, a slave. A slave is a transient, who can’t come and go at will. The Son, though, has an established position, the run of the house. So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through. I know you are Abraham’s descendants. But I also know that you are trying to kill me because my message hasn’t yet penetrated your thick skulls. I’m talking about things I have seen while keeping company with the Father, and you just go on doing what you have heard from your father.”

MEV     Therefore if the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed.

MOUNCE          If therefore the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

NOG     So if the Son sets you free, you will be absolutely free.

NABRE  So if a son frees you, then you will truly be free.

NASB    So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

NCV      So if the Son makes you free, you will be truly free.

NET      So if the son sets you free, you will be really free.

NIRV     So if the Son of Man sets you free, you will really be free.

NIV       So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

NIVUK   So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

NKJV    Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

NLV      So if the Son makes you free, you will be free for sure.

NLT      So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.

NRSV    So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

NRSVA  So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

NRSVACE          So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

NRSVCE            So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

OJB       If therefore HaBen makes you Bnei Chorin, you shall be Bnei Chorin indeed.

RSV      So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

RSVCE   So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

VOICE   So think of it this way: if the Son comes to make you free, you will really be free.

WEB      If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

WE       So if the Son makes you free, you will be truly free.

WYC     Therefore if the Son [shall] make you free, verily ye shall be free.

YLT       if then the son may make you free, in reality ye shall be free.

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Day 25

– Jesus was a carpenter

Mark 6:3 Isn’t this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And aren’t his sisters here with us?” And so they took offense at him.

The Bible isn’t clear if Jesus did any carpentry work after his ministry began; however, He spent the remainder of His earthly years and then all of eternity fixing the brokenness of humanity. He is offering you a chance today to invite Him into your disaster zone. Trust His skilled and steady hand. Soon, He will unveil His handiwork, and you will see that the Jewish carpenter from Nazareth was the only one who could put you back together again. -http://www1.cbn.com/devotions/jesus-carpenter

To me knowing He was a carpenter helps me realize Jesus was human.  He had an occupation like me.  He knows what it is like to work.

G5045 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

G5045 τέκτων tekton (tek’-tone) n.

  1. an artisan (as producer of fabrics)
  2. (specially), a craftsman in wood

[from the base of G5098]

KJV: carpenter

Root(s): G5088

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Mark 6:2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

mighty works are done through his hands

G5495 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

G5495 χείρ cheir (kheir’) n.

  1. the hand
  2. (figuratively) power
  3. (especially by Hebraism) a means or instrument

{literally or figuratively}

[perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping)]

KJV: hand

Root(s): G5494, G5490

Mark 5:23 He asked him urgently, “My little daughter is near death. Come and lay your hands on her so that she may be healed and live.”

Luke 4:40 As the sun was setting, all those who had any relatives sick with various diseases brought them to Jesus. He placed his hands on every one of them and healed them.

1Thess 4:11 to aspire to lead a quiet life, to attend to your own business, and to work with your hands, as we commanded you.

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Day 26

– Jesus is the door

John 10:7 So Jesus said to them again, “I tell you the solemn truth, I am the door for the sheep.

John 10:8 All who came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.

John 10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out, and find pasture.

Eph 2:18 so that through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

Heb 10:19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,

Heb 10:22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.

Matt 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.

Luke 13:24 “Exert every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.

Acts 5:19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said,

Acts 14:27 When they arrived and gathered the church together, they reported all the things God had done with them, and that he had opened a door of faith for the Gentiles.

Acts 16:25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the rest of the prisoners were listening to them.

Acts 16:26 Suddenly a great earthquake occurred, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. Immediately all the doors flew open, and the bonds of all the prisoners came loose.

Col 4:3 At the same time pray for us too, that God may open a door for the message so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.

Col 4:4 Pray that I may make it known as I should.

Col 4:5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunities.

Col 4:6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer everyone.

Rev 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Holy One, the True One, who holds the key of David, who opens doors no one can shut, and shuts doors no one can open:

Rev 3:20 Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come into his home and share a meal with him, and he with me.

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Day 27

– In Him we have peace

John 16:33 I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage – I have conquered the world.”

Luke 7:50 He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Luke 24:36 While they were saying these things, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.

Peace with God is valuable.  I must reconcile with Him in order to have peace with Him.  He then offers me a peace that is beyond comprehension.  His gift that comes from who He is.  A peace that is not of this world.  A treasure and a guide.

His peace keeps me on track and helps me stay in His goodness despite the evil that surrounds me.

It is a peace that I extend to everyone in my  life.  Some reject it and some accept it.  As I enter a place I greet the people there with Christ’s peace.

The peace of God is a precious gift to me.  A lot of grace flows through it.

Acts 9:31 Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced peace and thus was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, the church increased in numbers.

The whole church experienced peace because Paul was converted by God.  It is only the actions of God and the Holy Spirit which give us His peace.

Notice His peace encouraged them.  It also strengthened them.

Thank you God for peace.

What a precious gift that your presence brings.

Peace to all the world.  We can be reconciled to you through Jesus!

Help me continue to live in Your peace.

Rom 8:6 For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace,

Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

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Day 28

– He is our deliverer

Matt 6:13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Matt 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

Luke 1:74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

 

Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Acts 7:25 He thought his own people would understand that God was delivering them through him, but they did not understand.

To bring something.  To set free

Rom 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

Rom 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

Rom 11:26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; he will remove ungodliness from Jacob.

 

1Cor 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

1Cor 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.

1Cor 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

2Cor 1:10 He delivered us from so great a risk of death, and he will deliver us. We have set our hope on him that he will deliver us yet again,

Gal 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Gal 1:5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Col 1:9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Col 1:10 so that you may live worthily of the Lord and please him in all respects – bearing fruit in every good deed, growing in the knowledge of God,

Col 1:11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully

Col 1:12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light.

Col 1:13 He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,

Col 1:14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Heb 2:14 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, he likewise shared in their humanity, so that through death he could destroy the one who holds the power of death (that is, the devil),

Heb 2:15 and set free those who were held in slavery all their lives by their fear of death.

Heb 2:16 For surely his concern is not for angels, but he is concerned for Abraham’s descendants.

Heb 2:17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.

Heb 2:18 For since he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

This is the gospel, the good news.  Jesus has redeemed us from sin and death.

Ps 6:4 Relent, LORD, rescue me! Deliver me because of your faithfulness!

Ps 17:14 LORD, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, from the murderers of this world! They enjoy prosperity; you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring.

Ps 17:15 As for me, because I am innocent I will see your face; when I awake you will reveal yourself to me.

Ps 18:2 The LORD is my high ridge, my stronghold, my deliverer. My God is my rocky summit where I take shelter, my shield, the horn that saves me, and my refuge.

Ps 18:3 I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I was delivered from my enemies.

Ps 18:17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

Ps 18:45 foreigners lose their courage; they shake with fear as they leave their strongholds.

Ps 18:46 The LORD is alive! My protector is praiseworthy! The God who delivers me is exalted as king!

Ps 18:47 The one true God completely vindicates me; he makes nations submit to me.

Ps 18:48 He delivers me from my enemies; you snatch me away from those who attack me; you rescue me from violent men.

Ps 18:49 So I will give you thanks before the nations, O LORD! I will sing praises to you!

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Day 29

– Jesus is the bread of life

John 6:33 For the bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

John 6:34 So they said to him, “Sir, give us this bread all the time!”

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty.

John 6:36 But I told you that you have seen me and still do not believe.  John 6:37 Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never send away.

John 6:38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me.

John 6:39 Now this is the will of the one who sent me – that I should not lose one person of every one he has given me, but raise them all up at the last day.

John 6:40 For this is the will of my Father – for everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Jesus, I need you, like air water and food.

Deut 16:1 Observe the month Abib and keep the Passover to the LORD your God, for in that month he brought you out of Egypt by night.  Deut 16:2 You must sacrifice the Passover animal (from the flock or the herd) to the LORD your God in the place where he chooses to locate his name.

Deut 16:3 You must not eat any yeast with it; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, symbolic of affliction, for you came out of Egypt hurriedly. You must do this so you will remember for the rest of your life the day you came out of the land of Egypt.

Prov 6:26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

Prov 6:16 There are six things that the LORD hates, even seven things that are an abomination to him:

Prov 6:17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Prov 6:18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift to run to evil,

Prov 6:19 a false witness who pours out lies, and a person who spreads discord among family members.

Exod 16:12 “I have heard the murmurings of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘During the evening you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be satisfied with bread, so that you may know that I am the LORD your God.’”

Exod 16:13 In the evening the quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning a layer of dew was all around the camp.

Exod 16:30 So the people rested on the seventh day.  Exod 16:31 The house of Israel called its name “manna.” It was like coriander seed and was white, and it tasted like wafers with honey.

Exod 16:32 Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Fill an omer with it to be kept for generations to come, so that they may see the food I fed you in the desert when I brought you out from the land of Egypt.’”  Exod 16:33 Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put in it an omer full of manna, and place it before the LORD to be kept for generations to come.”  Exod 16:34 Just as the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron placed it before the Testimony for safekeeping.  Exod 16:35 Now the Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was inhabited; they ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.

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Day 30

– He is the vine – unity

Gal 2:19 For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God.

Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  Gal 2:21 I do not set aside God’s grace, because if righteousness could come through the law, then Christ died for nothing!

John 17:21 that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me.

John 17:22 The glory you gave to me I have given to them, that they may be one just as we are one –

John 17:23 I in them and you in me – that they may be completely one, so that the world will know that you sent me, and you have loved them just as you have loved me.

John 15:1 “I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.

John 15:2 He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit.  John 15:3 You are clean already because of the word that I have spoken to you.  John 15:4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.

John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me – and I in him – bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing.   John 15:6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and are burned up.  John 15:7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you.  John 15:8 My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are my disciples.  John 15:9 “Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; remain in my love.   John 15:10 If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.  John 15:11 I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.  John 15:12 My commandment is this – to love one another just as I have loved you.  John 15:13 No one has greater love than this – that one lays down his life for his friends.  John 15:14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.

John 15:15 I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from my Father.

John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.

John 15:17 This I command you – to love one another.

2Cor 13:4 For indeed he was crucified by reason of weakness, but he lives because of God’s power. For we also are weak in him, but we will live together with him, because of God’s power toward you.

2Cor 13:5 Put yourselves to the test to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you – unless, indeed, you fail the test!

Eph 3:16 I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person, Eph 3:17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, so that, because you have been rooted and grounded in love, Eph 3:18 you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, Eph 3:19 and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

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Day 31

– He speaks with authority and sincerity

Luke 4:16 Now Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read,

Luke 4:17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and the regaining of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed,

Luke 4:19 to proclaim the year of the Lords favor.

Luke 4:20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on him.

Luke 4:21 Then he began to tell them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled even as you heard it being read.”

Luke 4:22 All were speaking well of him, and were amazed at the gracious words coming out of his mouth. They said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”

Luke 4:23 Jesus said to them, “No doubt you will quote to me the proverb, ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ and say, ‘What we have heard that you did in Capernaum, do here in your hometown too.’”

Luke 4:24 And he added, “I tell you the truth, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.

Luke 4:25 But in truth I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s days, when the sky was shut up three and a half years, and there was a great famine over all the land.

Luke 4:26 Yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but only to a woman who was a widow at Zarephath in Sidon.

Luke 4:27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, yet none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”

Luke 4:28 When they heard this, all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage.

Luke 4:29 They got up, forced him out of the town, and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff.

Luke 4:30 But he passed through the crowd and went on his way.

Luke 4:31 So he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he began to teach the people.

Luke 4:32 They were amazed at his teaching, because he spoke with authority.

Jesus spoke gracious words -22

= with gratitude and love

people got mad when they heard them – 28 – especially when it was about the enemy – Syrians

He spoke with authority 32

Luke 4:32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

his word was with force and mastery.

Luke 13:5 No, I tell you! But unless you repent you will all perish as well!”

Mark 11:12 Now the next day, as they went out from Bethany, he was hungry.

Mark 11:13 After noticing in the distance a fig tree with leaves, he went to see if he could find any fruit on it. When he came to it he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.

Mark 11:14 He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.

Matt 21:21 Jesus answered them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.

Matt 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, if you believe, you will receive.”

Jer 23:29 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Paul picks up on Jesus’ powerful words – 1Cor 2:4 My conversation and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

1Cor 2:5 so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on the power of God.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people.

Titus 2:12 It trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Titus 2:13 as we wait for the happy fulfillment of our hope in the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Titus 2:14 He gave himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for himself a people who are truly his, who are eager to do good.

Titus 2:15 So communicate these things with the sort of exhortation or rebuke that carries full authority. Don’t let anyone look down on you.

Titus 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

Titus 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Mark 1:22 The people there were amazed by his teaching, because he taught them like one who had authority, not like the experts in the law.

I think the experts in the law would have spoken with human authority.  I think Paul had it right – Jesus has the power to back up His words.  People can feel the power behind the words – the sincerity and the power of God.

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Day 32

– Jesus gets sad when our heart is hard

He gets sad when our hearts are hard

Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Heb 3:7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Oh, that today you would listen as he speaks!

Heb 3:8 Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of testing in the wilderness.

Heb 3:9 There your fathers tested me and tried me, and they saw my works for forty years.

Heb 3:10 Therefore, I became provoked at that generation and said,Their hearts are always wandering and they have not known my ways.

Heb 3:11 As I swore in my anger,They will never enter my rest!’”

Heb 3:12 See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has an evil, unbelieving heart that forsakes the living God.

Heb 3:13 But exhort one another each day, as long as it is called “Today,” that none of you may become hardened by sin’s deception.

Heb 3:14 For we have become partners with Christ, if in fact we hold our initial confidence firm until the end.

Matt 13:14 And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend.

Matt 13:15 For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.

Matt 13:16 “But your eyes are blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear.

Matt 13:23 But as for the seed sown on good soil, this is the person who hears the word and understands. He bears fruit, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.”

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Day 33

– Because of Jesus I don’t have to sin any more

because of Jesus I no longer have to sin.

Rom 8:10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of righteousness.

Acts 26:15 So I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

Acts 26:16 But get up and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this reason, to designate you in advance as a servant and witness to the things you have seen and to the things in which I will appear to you.

Acts 26:17 I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you

Acts 26:18 to open their eyes so that they turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

John 8:7 When they persisted in asking him, he stood up straight and replied, “Whoever among you is guiltless may be the first to throw a stone at her.”

John 8:8 Then he bent over again and wrote on the ground.

John 8:9 Now when they heard this, they began to drift away one at a time, starting with the older ones, until Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.

John 8:10 Jesus stood up straight and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”

John 8:11 She replied, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you either. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.”]]

John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke out again, “I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

I must remember that I am not guiltless.  and yet through Jesus I no longer have to sin,

Forgive me Lord, Jesus.

Isa 6:3 They called out to one another, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord who commands armies! His majestic splendor fills the entire earth!”

Isa 6:4 The sound of their voices shook the door frames, and the temple was filled with smoke.

Isa 6:5 I said, “Too bad for me! I am destroyed, for my lips are contaminated by sin, and I live among people whose lips are contaminated by sin. My eyes have seen the king, the LORD who commands armies.”

Isa 6:6 But then one of the seraphs flew toward me. In his hand was a hot coal he had taken from the altar with tongs.

Isa 6:7 He touched my mouth with it and said, “Look, this coal has touched your lips. Your evil is removed; your sin is forgiven.”

Isa 6:8 I heard the voice of the sovereign master say, “Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?” I answered, “Here I am, send me!”

Isa 6:9 He said, “Go and tell these people: ‘Listen continually, but don’t understand! Look continually, but don’t perceive!’

Isa 6:10 Make the hearts of these people calloused; make their ears deaf and their eyes blind! Otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, their hearts might understand and they might repent and be healed.”

Jesus knows how to be sinless and can show us how also.

Matt 9:4 When Jesus saw their reaction he said, “Why do you respond with evil in your hearts?

Matt 9:5 Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk’?

Matt 9:6 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” – then he said to the paralytic – “Stand up, take your stretcher, and go home.”

Matt 9:7 And he stood up and went home.

Matt 9:8 When the crowd saw this, they were afraid and honored God who had given such authority to men.

Matt 6:14 “For if you forgive others their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matt 6:15 But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you your sins.

Matt 26:26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat, this is my body.”

Matt 26:27 And after taking the cup and giving thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you,

Matt 26:28 for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, that is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people.

Luke 6:36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Luke 6:37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.”

Luke 6:39 He also told them a parable: “Someone who is blind cannot lead another who is blind, can he? Won’t they both fall into a pit?

Luke 6:40 A disciple is not greater than his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher.

Luke 7:47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which were many, are forgiven, thus she loved much; but the one who is forgiven little loves little.”

Luke 7:48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

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Day 34

– Kiss Him (He is loveable and worthy of praise)

Ps 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Luke 7:45 You gave me no kiss of greeting, but from the time I entered she has not stopped kissing my feet.

1Thess 5:26 Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.

Gen 33:4 But Esau ran to meet him, embraced him, hugged his neck, and kissed him. Then they both wept.

John 4:24 God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

worship = G4352 G4352 προσκυνέω proskuneo (pros-koo-neh’-o) v.

  1. to fawn or crouch to 2. to fall face down (prostrate) in adoration
  2. a physical act of lowering oneself in humble submission with an attitude of utmost adoration or respect{literally or figuratively} [from G4314 and a probable derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand)] KJV: worship

kiss = G2705 καταφιλέω kataphileo (kat-af-ee-leh’-o) v.

  1. to kiss earnestly

 

Matt 28:9 But Jesus met them, saying, “Greetings!” They came to him, held on to his feet and worshiped him.

We are a touchable people because we are children of a touchable God     -http://www.keepbelieving.com/sermon/lets-bring-back-the-holy-kiss-rediscovering-real-love-in-the-family-of-god/

Ps 85:10 Loyal love and faithfulness meet; deliverance and peace greet each other with a kiss.

Kiss = H5401 נָשַׁק nashaq (naw-shak’) v.

  1. to kiss
  2. (literally or figuratively) touch
  3. (as a mode of attachment) to equip with weapons

[a primitive root (identical with H5400, through the idea of fastening up)]

KJV: armed (men), rule, kiss, that touched.

meeting and becoming one

Its not about getting weird.  Its about loving Him. subjecting myself to Him, worshipping Him sincerely.  Jesus help me open my heart to you in loving respect.  I understand a little of just how powerful, real and gentle your love is.  Give me your grace to grow in loving you better.

It is about letting the supernatural penetrate my inner being.  It is about being utterly vulnerable.  Opening my heart to Jesus.

H5400 נָשַׂק nasaq (naw-sak’) v.

  1. to catch fire [a primitive root] KJV: burn, kindle. [?]

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Day 35

– He is my security (I don’t need to be insecure)

How would you feel if you were swimming in the middle of the ocean and suddenly you found a solid rock sticking out of nowhere with a fountain of ‘life giving’ water on it. ?

I need not fear anything.  Jesus did not and does not.

He is my refuge and my strong tower.

Deut 33:26 There is no one like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the sky to help you, on the clouds in majesty.

Deut 33:27 The everlasting God is a refuge, and underneath you are his eternal arms; he has driven out enemies before you, and has said, “Destroy!”

Deut 33:28 Israel lives in safety,the fountain of Jacob is quite secure, in a land of grain and new wine; indeed, its heavens rain down dew.

Deut 33:29 You have joy, Israel! Who is like you? You are a people delivered by the LORD, your protective shield and your exalted sword. May your enemies cringe before you; may you trample on their backs.

Num 10:33 So they traveled from the mountain of the LORD three days’ journey; and the ark of the covenant of the LORD was traveling before them during the three days’ journey, to find a resting place for them.

Num 10:34 And the cloud of the LORD was over them by day, when they traveled from the camp.

Num 10:35 And when the ark traveled, Moses would say, “Rise up, O LORD! May your enemies be scattered, and may those who hate you flee before you!”

Num 10:36 And when it came to rest he would say, “Return, O LORD, to the many thousands of Israel!”

Ps 4:7 You make me happier than those who have abundant grain and wine.

Ps 4:8 I will lie down and sleep peacefully, for you, LORD, make me safe and secure.

I find that my insecurity often leads me into deception.  Which makes sense because I am not trusing God.  Jesus, I trust you.  I know you will take care of me no matter what the circumstances are, not matter how I feel and no matter what I think.  Keep my eyes on you!  I cast my cares on you.  I love you – nothing else.

Ps 7:6 Stand up angrily, LORD! Rise up with raging fury against my enemies! Wake up for my sake and execute the judgment you have decreed for them!

Ps 7:7 The countries are assembled all around you; take once more your rightful place over them!

Ps 7:8 The LORD judges the nations. Vindicate me, LORD, because I am innocent, because I am blameless, O Exalted One!

Ps 7:9 May the evil deeds of the wicked come to an end! But make the innocent secure, O righteous God, you who examine inner thoughts and motives!

Ps 7:10 The Exalted God is my shield, the one who delivers the morally upright.

Ps 7:11 God is a just judge; he is angry throughout the day.

Ps 7:12 If a person does not repent, God sharpens his sword and prepares to shoot his bow.

Ps 7:13 He prepares to use deadly weapons against him; he gets ready to shoot flaming arrows.

Ps 7:14 See the one who is pregnant with wickedness,who conceives destructive plans, and gives birth to harmful lies –

Ps 7:15 he digs a pit and then falls into the hole he has made.

Ps 7:16 He becomes the victim of his own destructive plans and the violence he intended for others falls on his own head.

Ps 7:17 I will thank the LORD for his justice; I will sing praises to the sovereign LORD!

Ps 35:27 May those who desire my vindication shout for joy and rejoice! May they continually say, “May the LORD be praised, for he wants his servant to be secure.”

Ps 35:28 Then I will tell others about your justice, and praise you all day long.

Ps 37:1 By David. Do not fret when wicked men seem to succeed! Do not envy evildoers!
Ps 37:2 For they will quickly dry up like grass, and wither away like plants.
Ps 37:3 Trust in the LORD and do what is right! Settle in the land and maintain your integrity!
Ps 37:4 Then you will take delight in the LORD, and he will answer your prayers.
Ps 37:5 Commit your future to the LORD! Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf.
Ps 37:6 He will vindicate you in broad daylight, and publicly defend your just cause.
Ps 37:7 Wait patiently for the LORD! Wait confidently for him! Do not fret over the apparent success of a sinner, a man who carries out wicked schemes!
Ps 37:8 Do not be angry and frustrated! Do not fret! That only leads to trouble!
Ps 37:9 Wicked men will be wiped out, but those who rely on the LORD are the ones who will possess the land.
Ps 37:10 Evil men will soon disappear; you will stare at the spot where they once were, but they will be gone.
Ps 37:11 But the oppressed will possess the land and enjoy great prosperity.
Ps 37:12 Evil men plot against the godly and viciously attack them.
Ps 37:13 The Lord laughs in disgust at them, for he knows that their day is coming.
Ps 37:14 Evil men draw their swords and prepare their bows,to bring down the oppressed and needy, and to slaughter those who are godly.
Ps 37:15 Their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
Ps 37:16 The little bit that a godly man owns is better than the wealth of many evil men,
Ps 37:17 for evil men will lose their power, but the LORD sustains the godly.
Ps 37:18 The LORD watches over the innocent day by day and they possess a permanent inheritance.
Ps 37:19 They will not be ashamed when hard times come; when famine comes they will have enough to eat.
Ps 37:20 But evil men will die; the LORD’s enemies will be incinerated – they will go up in smoke.
Ps 37:21 Evil men borrow, but do not repay their debt, but the godly show compassion and are generous.
Ps 37:22 Surely those favored by the LORD will possess the land, but those rejected by him will be wiped out.
Ps 37:23 The LORD grants success to the one whose behavior he finds commendable.
Ps 37:24 Even if he trips, he will not fall headlong, for the LORD holds his hand.
Ps 37:25 I was once young, now I am old. I have never seen a godly man abandoned, or his children forced to search for food.
Ps 37:26 All day long he shows compassion and lends to others, and his children are blessed.
Ps 37:27 Turn away from evil! Do what is right! Then you will enjoy lasting security.
Ps 37:28 For the LORD promotes justice, and never abandons his faithful followers. They are permanently secure, but the children of evil men are wiped out.
Ps 37:29 The godly will possess the land and will dwell in it permanently.
Ps 37:30 The godly speak wise words and promote justice.
Ps 37:31 The law of their God controls their thinking; their feet do not slip.
Ps 37:32 Evil men set an ambush for the godly and try to kill them.
Ps 37:33 But the LORD does not surrender the godly, or allow them to be condemned in a court of law.
Ps 37:34 Rely on the LORD! Obey his commands! Then he will permit you to possess the land; you will see the demise of evil men.
Ps 37:35 I have seen ruthless evil men growing in influence, like a green tree grows in its native soil.
Ps 37:36 But then one passes by, and suddenly they have disappeared! I looked for them, but they could not be found.
Ps 37:37 Take note of the one who has integrity! Observe the godly! For the one who promotes peace has a future.
Ps 37:38 Sinful rebels are totally destroyed; evil men have no future.
Ps 37:39 But the LORD delivers the godly; he protects them in times of trouble.
Ps 37:40 The LORD helps them and rescues them; he rescues them from evil men and delivers them, for they seek his protection.

Rom 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father.”

Rom 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings.

Rom 8:27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes on behalf of the saints according to God’s will.

Rom 8:37 No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us!

Rom 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers,

Rom 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1Cor 10:1 For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea, 1Cor 10:2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,  1Cor 10:3 and all ate the same spiritual food,  1Cor 10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they were all drinking from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.

1Cor 10:5 But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were cut down in the wilderness.

1Cor 10:6 These things happened as examples for us, so that we will not crave evil things as they did.  1Cor 10:7 So do not be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.”

1Cor 10:8 And let us not be immoral, as some of them were, and twenty-three thousand died in a single day.  1Cor 10:9 And let us not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes.  1Cor 10:10 And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel.

1Cor 10:11 These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come.  1Cor 10:12 So let the one who thinks he is standing be careful that he does not fall.

1Cor 10:13 No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it.

1Cor 10:14 So then, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.  …

1Cor 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot take part in the table of the Lord and the table of demons. … 1Cor 10:26 for the earth and its abundance are the Lord’s.  … 1Cor 10:31 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.

So if I feel insecure there might be a good reason for it.  I need to turn to Jesus.

The truth is I do not need to ever think or act insecurely because Jesus is the Rock of my salvation.  I don’t need to fear what man can do to me.

Matt 10:28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matt 10:29 Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. Matt 10:30 Even all the hairs on your head are numbered.
Matt 10:31 So do not be afraid; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
Matt 10:32 “Whoever, then, acknowledges me before people, I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven.
Matt 10:33 But whoever denies me before people, I will deny him also before my Father in heaven.

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Day 36

– Jesus is human

Heb 2:14 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, he likewise shared in their humanity, so that through death he could destroy the one who holds the power of death (that is, the devil),

Luke 2:8 Now there were shepherds nearby living out in the field, keeping guard over their flock at night.

Luke 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were absolutely terrified.

Luke 2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people:

Luke 2:11 Today your Savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:12 This will be a sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.”

Luke 2:13 Suddenly a vast, heavenly army appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among people with whom he is pleased!”

Luke 2:15 When the angels left them and went back to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, that the Lord has made known to us.”

Luke 2:16 So they hurried off and located Mary and Joseph, and found the baby lying in a manger.

Luke 24:36 While they were saying these things, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

Luke 24:37 But they were startled and terrified, thinking they saw a ghost.

Luke 24:38 Then he said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

Luke 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet; it’s me! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones like you see I have.”
Luke 24:40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
Luke 24:41 And while they still could not believe it (because of their joy) and were amazed, he said to them, “Do you have anything here to eat?”
Luke 24:42 So they gave him a piece of broiled fish,
Luke 24:43 and he took it and ate it in front of them.

Often I want to romanticize how great Jesus is.  I forget that He went through the sufferings that we suffer.  He was in the nitty gritty of life.  He knows what we are going through

Heb 2:18 For since he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

John 19:5 So Jesus came outside, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Look, here is the man!”

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Day 37

– He turns my heart toward Him

Matt 8:34 Then the entire town came out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.

Jesus, do not leave my region. Stay with me.

Song 3:1 The Beloved about Her Lover: All night long on my bed I longed for my lover. I longed for him but he never appeared.

Song 3:2 “I will arise and look all around throughout the town, and throughout the streets and squares; I will search for my beloved.” I searched for him but I did not find him.

Song 3:3 The night watchmen found me – the ones who guard the city walls. “Have you seen my beloved?”

Song 3:4 Scarcely had I passed them by when I found my beloved! I held onto him tightly and would not let him go until I brought him to my mother’s house, to the bedroom chamber of the one who conceived me.

Song 3:5 The Adjuration Refrain The Beloved to the Maidens: I admonish you, O maidens of Jerusalem, by the gazelles and by the young does of the open fields: “Do not awake or arouse love until it pleases!”

Deut 29:18 Beware that the heart of no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you turns away from the LORD our God today to pursue and serve the gods of those nations; beware that there is among you no root producing poisonous and bitter fruit.
1Sam 12:9 “But they forgot the LORD their God, so he gave them into the hand of Sisera, the general in command of Hazor’s army, and into the hand of the Philistines and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.
1Sam 12:10 Then they cried out to the LORD and admitted, ‘We have sinned, for we have forsaken the LORD and have served the Baals and the images of Ashtoreth. Now deliver us from the hand of our enemies so that we may serve you.’
1Sam 12:11 So the LORD sent Jerub-Baal, Barak, Jephthah, and Samuel, and he delivered you from the hand of the enemies all around you, and you were able to live securely.
1Sam 12:12 “When you saw that King Nahash of the Ammonites was advancing against you, you said to me, ‘No! A king will rule over us’ – even though the LORD your God is your king!
1Sam 12:13 Now look! Here is the king you have chosen – the one that you asked for! Look, the LORD has given you a king!
1Sam 12:14 If you fear the LORD, serving him and obeying him and not rebelling against what he says, and if both you and the king who rules over you follow the LORD your God, all will be well.
1Sam 12:15 But if you don’t obey the LORD and rebel against what the LORD says, the hand of the LORD will be against both you and your king.
1Sam 12:16 “So now, take your positions and watch this great thing that the LORD is about to do in your sight.
1Sam 12:17 Is this not the time of the wheat harvest? I will call on the LORD so that he makes it thunder and rain. Realize and see what a great sin you have committed before the LORD by asking for a king for yourselves.”
1Sam 12:18 So Samuel called to the LORD, and the LORD made it thunder and rain that day. All the people were very afraid of both the LORD and Samuel.
1Sam 12:19 All the people said to Samuel, “Pray to the LORD your God on behalf of us – your servants – so we won’t die, for we have added to all our sins by asking for a king.”
1Sam 12:20 Then Samuel said to the people, “Don’t be afraid. You have indeed sinned. However, don’t turn aside from the LORD. Serve the LORD with all your heart.
1Sam 12:21 You should not turn aside after empty things that can’t profit and can’t deliver, since they are empty.
1Sam 12:22 The LORD will not abandon his people because he wants to uphold his great reputation. The LORD was pleased to make you his own people.
1Sam 12:23 As far as I am concerned, far be it from me to sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you! I will instruct you in the way that is good and upright.
1Sam 12:24 However, fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. Just look at the great things he has done for you!
1Sam 12:25 But if you continue to do evil, both you and your king will be swept away.”

Matt 13:13 For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand.

Matt 13:14 And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend.

Matt 13:15 For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.

Matt 13:16 “But your eyes are blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear.

Acts 7:39 Our ancestors were unwilling to obey him, but pushed him aside and turned back to Egypt in their hearts,

Jas 5:7 So be patient, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s return. Think of how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the ground and is patient for it until it receives the early and late rains.

Jas 5:8 You also be patient and strengthen your hearts, for the Lord’s return is near.

2Thess 3:5 Now may the Lord direct your hearts toward the love of God and the endurance of Christ.

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Day 38

– Jesus is compassionate

He has divine compassion and gives us all  our needs

Phil 4:19 And my God will supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Phil 4:20 May glory be given to God our Father forever and ever. Amen.

Matt 6:26 Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you more valuable than they are?

Matt 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.

Matt 7:8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matt 7:9 Is there anyone among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

Matt 7:10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

Matt 7:11 If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Matt 9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were bewildered and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

G4697 σπλαγχνίζομαι splagchnizomai (splangkh-nid’-zom-ai) v.

  1. to have the bowels yearn
  2. (figuratively) feel sympathy, to pity

[middle voice from G4698]

KJV: have (be moved with) compassion

Matt 9:38 Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.”

Heb 4:14 Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession.

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin.

Heb 4:16 Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.

Luke 7:13 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.”

Mark 8:2 “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have already been here with me three days, and they have nothing to eat.

Mark 1:41 Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be clean!”

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Day 39

– Jesus is perfect, I am weak and foolish

its ok to be a fool for Jesus

1Cor 4:10 We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, we are dishonored!

1Cor 4:11 To the present hour we are hungry and thirsty, poorly clothed, brutally treated, and without a roof over our heads.

1Cor 4:12 We do hard work, toiling with our own hands. When we are verbally abused, we respond with a blessing, when persecuted, we endure,

1Cor 4:13 when people lie about us, we answer in a friendly manner. We are the world’s dirt and scum, even now.

the truth is I am a fool.

The more I do what He says the less foolish I really am.

Matt 5:38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’

Matt 5:39 But I say to you, do not resist the evildoer. But whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.

Matt 5:40 And if someone wants to sue you and to take your tunic, give him your coat also.

Matt 5:41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two.

Matt 5:42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not reject the one who wants to borrow from you.

Matt 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor’ and ‘hate your enemy.’

Matt 5:44 But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you,

Matt 5:45 so that you may be like your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Matt 5:46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don’t they?

Matt 5:47 And if you only greet your brothers, what more do you do? Even the Gentiles do the same, don’t they?

Matt 5:48 So then, be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Think about Jesus’ character.  Who on earth would say “whoever strikes you on the right cheek turn the other to him as well.” ?

Jas 1:4 And let endurance have its perfect effect, so that you will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything.

2Cor 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me.

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Day 40

– He is the firstborn

Not only the first born son of God but also the first born again from all mankind.

Rom 8:29 because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

Eph 1:3 Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ.  Eph 1:4 For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love.

Eph 1:5 He did this by predestining us to adoption as his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will –  Eph 1:6 to the praise of the glory of his grace that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son.  Eph 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace  Eph 1:8 that he lavished on us in all wisdom and insight.

Eph 1:9 He did this when he revealed to us the secret of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ,  Eph 1:10 toward the administration of the fullness of the times, to head up all things in Christ – the things in heaven and the things on earth.

Eph 1:11 In Christ we too have been claimed as God’s own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will

Eph 1:12 so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, would be to the praise of his glory.

Eph 1:13 And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) – when you believed in Christ – you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit,

Eph 1:14 who is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of his glory.

1Cor 15:49 And just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, let us also bear the image of the man of heaven.

Eph 4:22 You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,

Eph 4:23 to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

Eph 4:24 and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.

Col 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,

Col 1:16 for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through him and for him.  Col 1:17 He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him.

Col 1:18 He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.

Col 1:19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son

Col 1:20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross – through him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

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Day 41

– Through Him we love

Gal 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision carries any weight – the only thing that matters is faith working through love.

Gal 5:14 For the whole law can be summed up in a single commandment, namely, “You must love your neighbor as yourself.”

John 3:16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.

1John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God.  1John 4:8 The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.  1John 4:9 By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him.  1John 4:10 In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1John 4:19 We love because he loved us first.

1John 4:16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in love resides in God, and God resides in him.

1Cor 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up.
1Cor 13:5 It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful.
1Cor 13:6 It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth.
1Cor 13:7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1Cor 13:8 Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will be set aside; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be set aside.

Song 2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

Rom 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers,

Rom 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1Pet 1:22 You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart.

Luke 10:36 Which of these three do you think became a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?”

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Day 42

– Son of God

Luke 3:22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight.”

Luke 9:35 Then a voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him!”

John 3:16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.

Matt 16:15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Matt 16:16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Matt 16:17 And Jesus answered him, “You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven!

Luke 1:34 Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I have not had sexual relations with a man?”

Luke 1:35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called the Son of God.

Without going down the bunny trail of how did God make a baby.

I realize how it feels to have a son and then have him die.

I can imagine a small bit of how much God loves us.

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Day 43

– He is our master, we are His slaves

Luke 5:5 Simon answered, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing! But at your word I will lower the nets.” Luke 5:6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets started to tear.

Luke 5:7 So they motioned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they were about to sink. Luke 5:8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!”

Luke 5:9 For Peter and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken,

Luke 5:10 and so were James and John, Zebedee’s sons, who were Simon’s business partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.”

Jesus, give me your strength to do what you ask no matter how it sounds or looks to me.

Matt 6:24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t serve both God and Mammon.

Matt 15:27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”

Matt 24:46 Blessed is that slave whom the master finds at work when he comes.

Lord and master are the same greek word = G2962 κύριος kurios (koo’-ree-os) n.

  1. supreme in authority 2. (as noun) controller 3. (by implication) Master (as a respectful title)

[from kuros “supremacy”] KJV: God, Lord, master, Sir

Matt 25:21 His master answered, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful in a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Luke 8:24 They came and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are about to die!” So he got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they died down, and it was calm.

master = G1988 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

G1988 ἐπιστάτης epistates (ep-is-tat’-ace) n.  1. an appointee over, i.e. commander (teacher)

[from G1909 and a presumed derivative of G2476]  KJV: master

Luke 12:35 “Get dressed for service and keep your lamps burning;

Luke 12:36 be like people waiting for their master to come back from the wedding celebration, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.

Luke 12:40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”   Luke 12:45 But if that slave should say to himself, ‘My master is delayed in returning,’ and he begins to beat the other slaves, both men and women, and to eat, drink, and get drunk,

Luke 12:46 then the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not foresee, and will cut him in two, and assign him a place with the unfaithful.

Luke 12:47 That servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or do what his master asked will receive a severe beating.

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Day 44

– He is a rare gift.  A great man. Beautiful and lovely.

a real catch.

I must become humble. focus more on Jesus.

quiet my own thoughts.  Reach deep inside to where He resides.  In my spirit

I must receive Him.

Matt 18:1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

Matt 18:2 He called a child, had him stand among them,

Matt 18:3 and said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn around and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven!

Matt 18:4 Whoever then humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matt 18:5 And whoever welcomes a child like this in my name welcomes me.

Matt 18:6 “But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a huge millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the open sea.

Matt 18:7 Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! It is necessary that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whom they come.

Matt 18:8 If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.

Matt 18:9 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into fiery hell.

Matt 18:10 “See that you do not disdain one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Matt 18:11 [[EMPTY]]  11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Matt 18:12 What do you think? If someone owns a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go look for the one that went astray?

Matt 18:13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.

Matt 18:14 In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that one of these little ones be lost.

Matt 18:15 “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault when the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have regained your brother.

Matt 18:16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others with you, so that at the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter may be established.

Matt 18:17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. If he refuses to listen to the church, treat him like a Gentile or a tax collector.

Matt 18:18 “I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven.

Matt 18:19 Again, I tell you the truth, if two of you on earth agree about whatever you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.

Matt 18:20 For where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among them.”

Matt 18:21 Then Peter came to him and said, “Lord, how many times must I forgive my brother who sins against me? As many as seven times?”

Matt 18:22 Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, I tell you, but seventy-seven times!

Matt 18:23 “For this reason, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves.  Matt 18:24 As he began settling his accounts, a man who owed ten thousand talents was brought to him.  Matt 18:25 Because he was not able to repay it, the lord ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, children, and whatever he possessed, and repayment to be made.

Matt 18:26 Then the slave threw himself to the ground before him, saying, ‘Be patient with me, and I will repay you everything.’  Matt 18:27 The lord had compassion on that slave and released him, and forgave him the debt.   Matt 18:28 After he went out, that same slave found one of his fellow slaves who owed him one hundred silver coins. So he grabbed him by the throat and started to choke him, saying, ‘Pay back what you owe me!’   Matt 18:29 Then his fellow slave threw himself down and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will repay you.’   Matt 18:30 But he refused. Instead, he went out and threw him in prison until he repaid the debt.   Matt 18:31 When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were very upset and went and told their lord everything that had taken place.

Matt 18:32 Then his lord called the first slave and said to him, ‘Evil slave! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me!

Matt 18:33 Should you not have shown mercy to your fellow slave, just as I showed it to you?’

Matt 18:34 And in anger his lord turned him over to the prison guards to torture him until he repaid all he owed.

Matt 18:35 So also my heavenly Father will do to you, if each of you does not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Matt 18:5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

There is no end to the aspects of Jesus nor the depth to which one can plumb.

Praise you Jesus for your word.  Thank you for allowing me to get to know you more each day.  Thank you for moving through me to forgive especially when I am unable to do so.

A quick look at the depth of matt 18:

the disciples are asking who is the greatest.  – not a very humble thing to do.

So Jesus reveals how we can welcome Him into our own lives.  by welcoming a child.  Or by welcoming those around us,  To love,

having a humble attitude toward people.

And He goes on to tell Peter that you must forgive forever, for eternity.  70 times 7 which is a reference from Daniel which means until the end of time or until Jesus returns and there is no more sin.

Jesus explained how important it is not to sin.  So much that you should rather cut off a body part then let it cause you to sin

When other people sin, I must forgive them.  I can encourage them to do better.

But I must forgive. And I am compelled to because God forgave me.

You are so rich. Jesus.  When I think about how you compiled the bible this way.  I am amazed.  With layers and depth unimaginable, you have given us your words.

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Day 45

– Jesus is my guardian and gardener

Only Jesus can plant in this garden!

Prov 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Prov 2:7 He stores up effective counsel for the upright, and is like a shield for those who live with integrity,

Prov 2:8 to guard the paths of the righteous and to protect the way of his pious ones.

Phil 4:5 Let everyone see your gentleness. The Lord is near!

Phil 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.  Phil 4:7 And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Phil 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.  Phil 4:9 And what you learned and received and heard and saw in me, do these things. And the God of peace will be with you.

1Pet 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we may cease from sinning and live for righteousness. By his wounds you were healed. 1Pet 2:25 For you were going astray like sheep but now you have turned back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

Thank you Jesus for being the guardian of this garden

1Pet 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.  G1985 ἐπίσκοπος episkopos (ep-is’-kop-os) n.  1. an overseer

  1. (in genitive case) one of the co-superintendents entrusted with the well-being of a local assembly or of assemblies within a city or location

{literally or figuratively} [from G1909 and G4649 (in the sense of G1983)] KJV: bishop, overseer

Episkopos (Greek #1985) is, therefore, a many-sided but always a noble word. It means the protector of public safety; the guardian of honour and honesty; the overseer of right education and of public morals; the administrator of public law and order.

So, then, to call God the episkopos (Greek #1985) of our souls is to call him our Guardian, our Protector, our Guide, and our Director.

God is the Shepherd and the Guardian of our souls. In his love he cares for us; in his power he protects us; and in his wisdom he guides us in the right way.  -http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dsb/view.cgi?bk=59&ch=2

Ps 18:45 foreigners lose their courage; they shake with fear as they leave their strongholds.    Ps 18:46 The LORD is alive! My protector is praiseworthy! The God who delivers me is exalted as king!

protector = H6697 צּוּר צּוּר tsuwr (tsoor) (or tsur {tsoor}) n-m.

  1. (properly) a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed) 2. (generally) a rock or boulder
  2. (figuratively) a refuge 4. (also) an edge (as precipitous)

[from H6696]  KJV: edge, X (mighty) God (one), rock, X sharp, stone, X strength, X strong. See also H1049.  Root(s): H6696  See also: H1049

Ps 18:46 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

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Day 46

– He was crucified

Luke 24:46 and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day,

Jesus crucified the flesh

Gal 5:24 Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Eph 5:1 Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children

Eph 5:2 and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

Mark 15:25 It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him.

Matt 27:45 Now from noon until three, darkness came over all the land.

Gal 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)

He was on the cross 6 hours.  3 for the flesh and 3 for the spirit,

He was dead 3 days and on the third day He rose again

Gal 5:24 Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Luke 23:33 So when they came to the place that is called “The Skull,” they crucified him there, along with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.

Matt 20:18 “Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the experts in the law. They will condemn him to death,

Matt 20:19 and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged severely and crucified. Yet on the third day, he will be raised.”

Luke 24:46 and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day,

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Day 47

– He is greater than Jonah and Solomon

Luke 11:28 But he replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!”

Luke 11:29 As the crowds were increasing, Jesus began to say, “This generation is a wicked generation; it looks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.

Luke 11:30 For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be a sign to this generation.

Luke 11:31 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon – and now, something greater than Solomon is here!

Luke 11:32 The people of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented when Jonah preached to them – and now, something greater than Jonah is here!

Jesus is greater than Jonah

He is greater than Solomon

I am sorry for turning away from you Jesus.  Turn my heart and mind and spirit and strength toward you and you alone.  You are greater than any thing or any one I have ever known.

Help me to hear you and do what you say.  To obey.

Mtt 7:24 “Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on rock.

Luke 6:47 “Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them into practice – I will show you what he is like:

Luke 6:48 He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep, and laid the foundation on bedrock. When a flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built.

Luke 6:49 But the person who hears and does not put my words into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against that house, it collapsed immediately, and was utterly destroyed!”

Jas 1:21 So put away all filth and evil excess and humbly welcome the message implanted within you, which is able to save your souls.
Jas 1:22 But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves.
Jas 1:23 For if someone merely listens to the message and does not live it out, he is like someone who gazes at his own face in a mirror.
Jas 1:24 For he gazes at himself and then goes out and immediately forgets what sort of person he was.
Jas 1:25 But the one who peers into the perfect law of liberty and fixes his attention there, and does not become a forgetful listener but one who lives it out – he will be blessed in what he does.
Jas 1:26 If someone thinks he is religious yet does not bridle his tongue, and so deceives his heart, his religion is futile.
Jas 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

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Day 48

– Jesus gives the blind sight

Gimel – 3

Ps 119:18 Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in your law!

Ps 146:6 the one who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who remains forever faithful,

Ps 146:7 vindicates the oppressed, and gives food to the hungry. The LORD releases the imprisoned.

Ps 146:8 The LORD gives sight to the blind. The LORD lifts up all who are bent over. The LORD loves the godly.

Ps 146:9 The LORD protects those residing outside their native land; he lifts up the fatherless and the widow, but he opposes the wicked.

Ps 146:10 The LORD rules forever, your God, O Zion, throughout the generations to come! Praise the LORD!

blindness is part of the curse

Help me see Jesus and give those around me your sight

Isa 29:15 Those who try to hide their plans from the LORD are as good as dead, who do their work in secret and boast, “Who sees us? Who knows what we’re doing?”

Isa 29:16 Your thinking is perverse! Should the potter be regarded as clay? Should the thing made say about its maker, “He didn’t make me”? Or should the pottery say about the potter, “He doesn’t understand”?

Isa 29:17 In just a very short time Lebanon will turn into an orchard, and the orchard will be considered a forest.

Isa 29:18 At that time the deaf will be able to hear words read from a scroll, and the eyes of the blind will be able to see through deep darkness.

Isa 29:19 The downtrodden will again rejoice in the LORD; the poor among humankind will take delight in the Holy One of Israel.

Isa 29:20 For tyrants will disappear, those who taunt will vanish, and all those who love to do wrong will be eliminated –

Matt 9:27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”

Matt 9:28 When he went into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.”

Matt 9:29 Then he touched their eyes saying, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.”

Matt 9:30 And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly warned them, “See that no one knows about this.”

Matt 9:31 But they went out and spread the news about him throughout that entire region.

Matt 20:29 As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed them.

Matt 20:30 Two blind men were sitting by the road. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, “Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!”

Matt 20:31 The crowd scolded them to get them to be quiet. But they shouted even more loudly, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”

Matt 20:32 Jesus stopped, called them, and said, “What do you want me to do for you?”

Matt 20:33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.”

Matt 20:34 Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.

Mark 10:46 They came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus the son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.

Mark 10:47 When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Mark 10:48 Many scolded him to get him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Mark 10:49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man and said to him, “Have courage! Get up! He is calling you.”

Mark 10:50 He threw off his cloak, jumped up, and came to Jesus.

Mark 10:51 Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied, “Rabbi, let me see again.”

Mark 10:52 Jesus said to him, “Go, your faith has healed you.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the road.

Matt 12:22 Then they brought to him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute. Jesus healed him so that he could speak and see.

Mark 8:22 Then they came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to Jesus and asked him to touch him.

Mark 8:23 He took the blind man by the hand and brought him outside of the village. Then he spit on his eyes, placed his hands on his eyes and asked, “Do you see anything?”

Mark 8:24 Regaining his sight he said, “I see people, but they look like trees walking.”

Mark 8:25 Then Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again. And he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.

Mark 8:26 Jesus sent him home, saying, “Do not even go into the village.”

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and the regaining of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed,

 

Luke 18:35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

Luke 18:36 When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was going on.

Luke 18:37 They told him, “Jesus the Nazarene is passing by.”

Luke 18:38 So he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Luke 18:39 And those who were in front scolded him to get him to be quiet, but he shouted even more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Luke 18:40 So Jesus stopped and ordered the beggar to be brought to him. When the man came near, Jesus asked him,

Luke 18:41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, let me see again.”

Luke 18:42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”

Luke 18:43 And immediately he regained his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they too gave praise to God.

John 9:4 We must perform the deeds of the one who sent me as long as it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work. John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

John 9:6 Having said this, he spat on the ground and made some mud with the saliva. He smeared the mud on the blind man’s eyes

John 9:7 and said to him, “Go wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated “sent”). So the blind man went away and washed, and came back seeing.

2Cor 4:6 For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.

2Pet 1:4 Through these things he has bestowed on us his precious and most magnificent promises, so that by means of what was promised you may become partakers of the divine nature, after escaping the worldly corruption that is produced by evil desire.

2Pet 1:5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith excellence, to excellence, knowledge;

2Pet 1:6 to knowledge, self-control; to self-control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness;

2Pet 1:7 to godliness, brotherly affection; to brotherly affection, unselfish love.

2Pet 1:8 For if these things are really yours and are continually increasing, they will keep you from becoming ineffective and unproductive in your pursuit of knowing our Lord Jesus Christ more intimately.

2Pet 1:9 But concerning the one who lacks such things – he is blind. That is to say, he is nearsighted, since he has forgotten about the cleansing of his past sins.

2Pet 1:10 Therefore, brothers and sisters, make every effort to be sure of your calling and election. For by doing this you will never stumble into sin.

2Pet 1:11 For thus an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be richly provided for you.

1John 2:10 The one who loves his fellow Christian resides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 1John 2:11 But the one who hates his fellow Christian is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Rev 3:14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the originator of God’s creation:

Rev 3:15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot!

Rev 3:16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth!   Rev 3:17 Because you say, “I am rich and have acquired great wealth, and need nothing,” but do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked,

Rev 3:18 take my advice and buy gold from me refined by fire so you can become rich! Buy from me white clothing so you can be clothed and your shameful nakedness will not be exposed, and buy eye salve to put on your eyes so you can see!

Rev 3:19 All those I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent!

Rev 3:20 Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come into his home and share a meal with him, and he with me.

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Day 49

– He cleanses me from sin

Ps 51:2 Wash away my wrongdoing! Cleanse me of my sin!

2Cor 7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that could defile the body and the spirit, and thus accomplish holiness out of reverence for God.

Jas 4:8 Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and make your hearts pure, you double-minded.

1John 1:5 Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.

1John 1:6 If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.

1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1John 1:8 If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.

1John 1:9 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness.

1John 1:10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not in us.

Heb 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God.

Heb 9:15 And so he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance he has promised, since he died to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant.

1Cor 6:11 Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

(made holy and innocent)

 

Isa 1:16 Wash! Cleanse yourselves! Remove your sinful deeds from my sight. Stop sinning!
Isa 1:17 Learn to do what is right! Promote justice! Give the oppressed reason to celebrate! Take up the cause of the orphan! Defend the rights of the widow!
Isa 1:18 Come, let’s consider your options,” says the LORD. “Though your sins have stained you like the color red, you can become white like snow; though they are as easy to see as the color scarlet, you can become white like wool.
Isa 1:19 If you have a willing attitude and obey, then you will again eat the good crops of the land.
Isa 1:20 But if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” Know for certain that the LORD has spoken.

Luke 23:44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,

Luke 23:45 because the sun’s light failed. The temple curtain was torn in two.

Luke 23:46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And after he said this he breathed his last.

Luke 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent!”

Luke 23:48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts.

Luke 18:13 The tax collector, however, stood far off and would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, be merciful to me, sinner that I am!’

(showing sorrow despair or regret)

 

Lev 17:11 for the life of every living thing is in the blood. So I myself have assigned it to you on the altar to make atonement for your lives, for the blood makes atonement by means of the life.

       Lev 10:10 as well as to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean,

                Ezek 44:23 Moreover, they will teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and show them how to distinguish between the ceremonially unclean and the clean.

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The Text of Al Chet

 

(The “Al Chet” confession of sins is said ten times in the course of the Yom Kippur services: Following the Amidah of the afternoon prayers of the day before Yom Kippur; just before sunset on Yom Kippur Eve; and twice during each of the following services–the evening service of yom Kippur eve, and the morning service, the Musaf service and the afternoon service of Yom Kippur day–once at the end of the Silent Amidah, and once during the cantor’s repitition of the Amidah.)

 

For the sin which we have committed before You under duress or willingly.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by hard-heartedness.

For the sin which we have committed before You inadvertently.

And for the sin which we have committed before You with an utterance of the lips.

For the sin which we have committed before You with immorality.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You openly or secretly.

 For the sin which we have committed before You with knowledge and with deceit.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You through speech.

 For the sin which we have committed before You by deceiving a fellowman.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You by improper thoughts.

 For the sin which we have committed before You by a gathering of lewdness.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You by verbal [insincere] confession.

 For the sin which we have committed before You by disrespect for parents and teachers.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You intentionally or unintentionally.

 For the sin which we have committed before You by using coercion.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You by  desecrating the Divine Name.

 For the sin which we have committed before You by impurity of  speech.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You by foolish  talk.

 For the sin which we have committed before You with the evil  inclination.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You knowingly or unknowingly.

 For all these, God of pardon, pardon us, forgive us, atone for us.

 For the sin which we have committed before You by false denial and lying.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You by a bribe-taking or a bribe-giving hand.

 For the sin which we have committed before You by scoffing.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You by evil talk  [about another].

 For the sin which we have committed before You in business  dealings.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You by eating  and drinking.

 For the sin which we have committed before You by [taking or  giving] interest and by usury.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You by a haughty demeanor.

 For the sin which we have committed before You by the prattle of our lips.

 And for the sin which we have committed before You by a glance of the eye.

 For the sin which we have committed before You with proud looks.

And for the sin which we have committed before You with impudence.

 For all these, God of pardon, pardon us, forgive us, atone for us.

 

For the sin which we have committed before You by casting off the yoke [of Heaven].

And for the sin which we have committed before You in passing judgment.

For the sin which we have committed before You by scheming against a fellowman.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by a begrudging eye.

For the sin which we have committed before You by frivolity.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by obduracy.

For the sin which we have committed before You by running to do evil.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by tale-bearing.

For the sin which we have committed before You by swearing in vain.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by causeless hatred.

For the sin which we have committed before You by embezzlement.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by a confused heart.

 For all these, God of pardon, pardon us, forgive us, atone for us.

And for the sins for which we are obligated to bring a burnt-offering.

And for the sins for which we are obligated to bring a sin-offering.

And for the sins for which we are obligated to bring a varying offering [according to one’s means].

 

And for the sins for which we are obligated to bring a guilt-offering for a certain or doubtful trespass.

And for the sins for which we incur the penalty of lashing for rebelliousness.

And for the sins for which we incur the penalty of forty lashes.

And for the sins for which we incur the penalty of death by the hand of Heaven.

And for the sins for which we incur the penalty of excision and childlessness.

And for the sins for which we incur the penalty of the four forms of capital punishment executed by the Court: stoning, burning, decapitation and strangulation.

For [transgressing] positive and prohibitory mitzvot, whether [the prohibitions] can be rectified by a specifically prescribed act or not, those of which we are aware and those of which we are not aware; those of which we are aware, we have already declared them before You and confessed them to You, and those of which we are not aware — before You they are revealed and known, as it is stated:The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things are for us and for our children forever, that we may carry out all the words of this Torah. ForYou are the Pardoner of Israel and the Forgiver of the tribes of Yeshurun in every generation, and aside from You we have no King who forgives and pardons.

 

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Day 50

– He saves us

Matt 8:24 And a great storm developed on the sea so that the waves began to swamp the boat. But he was asleep.  Matt 8:25 So they came and woke him up saying, “Lord, save us! We are about to die!”

Matt 8:26 But he said to them, “Why are you cowardly, you people of little faith?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it was dead calm.  Matt 8:27 And the men were amazed and said, “What sort of person is this? Even the winds and the sea obey him!”

save =       G4982 σώζω sozo (sode’-zo) v.  1. to save, i.e. deliver or protect

{literally or figuratively} [from a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saos, “safe”)]

KJV: heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole

Deut 20:4 for the LORD your God goes with you to fight on your behalf against your enemies to give you victory.”

Ps 6:4 Relent, LORD, rescue me! Deliver me because of your faithfulness!

Ps 6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.

H3467 יָשַׁע yasha` (yaw-shah’) v.  1. (properly) to be open, wide or free

  1. (by implication) to be safe 3. causatively, to free or succor

[a primitive root]

KJV: X at all, avenging, defend, deliver(-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save(-iour), get victory.

Ps 18:27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

Matt 10:22 And you will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Matt 14:28 Peter said to him, “Lord, if it is you, order me to come to you on the water.”

Matt 14:29 So he said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus.

Matt 14:30 But when he saw the strong wind he became afraid. And starting to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Matt 14:31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Matt 14:32 When they went up into the boat, the wind ceased.

Matt 14:33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Matt 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Matt 19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Matt 19:25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

Matt 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

John 3:16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ.”

Christ means savior

G5547 Χριστός Christos (khris-tos’) n/p.

  1. (literally) Anointed
  2. (transliterated) “Christ”
  3. (properly) the Messiah, the Anointed One of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
  4. (by function) the (kinsman) Redeemer, the Saviour
  5. (by identity) Jesus, Yeshua, Ἰησοῦς, יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, יֵשׁוּעַ

[from G5548]

KJV: Christ

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Day 51

– Jesus is good

Ps 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good! How blessed is the one who takes shelter in him!

H2896 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

H2896 טּוֹב towb (tobe) adj.

  1. good (as an adjective) in the widest sense
  2. used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman
  3. the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well)

[from H2895]

KJV: beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, X fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, -liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, X most, pleasant, + pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well (-favoured).

Root(s): H2895

Matt 19:17 He said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

G18 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

G18 ἀγαθός agathos (ag-ath-os’) adj.

  1. good

{in any sense, often as noun}

[a primary word]

KJV: benefit, good(-s, things), well

Compare: G2570

John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

G2570 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

G2570 καλός kalos (kal-os’) adj.

  1. (properly) beautiful
  2. (chiefly, figuratively) good
  3. (literally) valuable
  4. (morally) virtuous

{for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from G18, which is properly intrinsic}

[of uncertain affinity]

KJV: X better, fair, good(-ly), honest, meet, well, worthy

Compare: G18

Jesus you are beautful, good. and valuable

Rom 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Rom 16:17 Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who create dissensions and obstacles contrary to the teaching that you learned. Avoid them!

Rom 16:18 For these are the kind who do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By their smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of the naive.

Rom 16:19 Your obedience is known to all and thus I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

Rom 16:20 The God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

1Tim 4:4 For every creation of God is good and no food is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.
1Tim 4:5 For it is sanctified by God’s word and by prayer.
1Tim 4:6 By pointing out such things to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, having nourished yourself on the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
1Tim 4:7 But reject those myths fit only for the godless and gullible, and train yourself for godliness.
1Tim 4:8 For “physical exercise has some value, but godliness is valuable in every way. It holds promise for the present life and for the life to come.”
1Tim 4:9 This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance.
1Tim 4:10 In fact this is why we work hard and struggle, because we have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of believers.

Jas 2:7 Do they not blaspheme the good name of the one you belong to?

1Pet 3:17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it, than for doing evil.

1Pet 3:18 Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit.

1Pet 3:19 In it he went and preached to the spirits in prison,

1Pet 3:20 after they were disobedient long ago when God patiently waited in the days of Noah as an ark was being constructed. In the ark a few, that is eight souls, were delivered through water.

1Pet 3:21 And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you – not the washing off of physical dirt but the pledge of a good conscience to God – through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

1Pet 3:22 who went into heaven and is at the right hand of God with angels and authorities and powers subject to him.

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Day 52

– Jesus moves but does not change

if we were everywhere we could understand how this is possible.  Perhaps it is like the wind.  It can be everywhere and moving.

Gen 1:2 Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water.

H7363 רָחַף rachaph (raw-khaf’) v. 1. to brood  2. (by implication) to be relaxed

[a primitive root] KJV: flutter, move, shake.

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and with people.

G4298 προκόπτω prokopto (prok-op’-to) v.  1. to drive forward (as if by beating)

  1. (figuratively and intransitively) to advance 3. (in amount) to grow
  2. (in time) to be well along KJV: increase, proceed, profit, be far spent, wax

Rom 5:20 Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more,

Rom 5:21 so that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace will reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

multiplies

Luke 1:80 And the child kept growing and becoming strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he was revealed to Israel.

Luke 2:40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom, and the favor of God was upon him.

Help me to grow in your grace.

give me good questions and help me seek you and hear you

Luke 2:46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.

Isa 50:4 The sovereign LORD has given me the capacity to be his spokesman, so that I know how to help the weary. He wakes me up every morning; he makes me alert so I can listen attentively as disciples do.

Isa 50:5 The sovereign LORD has spoken to me clearly; I have not rebelled, I have not turned back.

John 7:14 When the feast was half over, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach.
John 7:15 Then the Jewish leaders were astonished and said, “How does this man know so much when he has never had formal instruction?”
John 7:16 So Jesus replied, “My teaching is not from me, but from the one who sent me.
John 7:17 If anyone wants to do God’s will, he will know about my teaching, whether it is from God or whether I speak from my own authority.
John 7:18 The person who speaks on his own authority desires to receive honor for himself; the one who desires the honor of the one who sent him is a man of integrity, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

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Day 53

– Jesus advises us not to judge externally

John 7:24 Do not judge according to external appearance, but judge with proper judgment.”

Matt 7:1 “Do not judge so that you will not be judged.

Matt 7:2 For by the standard you judge you will be judged, and the measure you use will be the measure you receive.

take account of my own sins first

Matt 7:3 Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own?

Matt 7:4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while there is a beam in your own?

Matt 7:5 You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people.

Luke 6:36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Luke 6:37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.”

Luke 6:39 He also told them a parable: “Someone who is blind cannot lead another who is blind, can he? Won’t they both fall into a pit?

Luke 6:40 A disciple is not greater than his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher.

Luke 6:41 Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own?

He is the righteous judge

John 5:26 For just as the Father has life in himself, thus he has granted the Son to have life in himself,

John 5:27 and he has granted the Son authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.

Rom 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath for yourselves in the day of wrath, when God’s righteous judgment is revealed!

1Pet 2:21 For to this you were called, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in his steps.

1Pet 2:22 He committed no sin nor was deceit found in his mouth.

1Pet 2:23 When he was maligned, he did not answer back; when he suffered, he threatened no retaliation, but committed himself to God who judges justly.

1Pet 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we may cease from sinning and live for righteousness. By his wounds you were healed.

1Pet 2:25 For you were going astray like sheep but now you have turned back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

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Day 54

– In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge

Col 2:2 My goal is that their hearts, having been knit together in love, may be encouraged, and that they may have all the riches that assurance brings in their understanding of the knowledge of the mystery of God, namely, Christ,

Col 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Ps 147:5 Our Lord is great and has awesome power; there is no limit to his wisdom.

Prov 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

1Cor 1:23 but we preach about a crucified Christ, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.

1Cor 1:24 But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1Cor 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

1Cor 1:26 Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position.

1Cor 1:27 But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong.

1Cor 1:28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something,

1Cor 1:29 so that no one can boast in his presence.

1Cor 1:30 He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

1Cor 1:31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Jas 1:5 But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him.

God, give me wisdom

Jas 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings.

Jas 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth.

Jas 3:15 Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, natural, demonic.

Jas 3:16 For where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is disorder and every evil practice.

Jas 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.

Jas 3:18 And the fruit that consists of righteousness is planted in peace among those who make peace.

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Day 55

– Jesus is thankful

Col 2:7 rooted and built up in him and firm in your faith just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

G2169 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

G2169 εὐχαριστία eucharistia (yoo-khar-is-tee’-ah) n.

  1. gratitude
  2. (actively) grateful language (to God, as an act of worship)

[from G2170]

KJV: thankfulness, (giving of) thanks(-giving)

Root(s): G2170

Ps 30:12 So now my heart will sing to you and not be silent; O LORD my God, I will always give thanks to you.

Matt 14:19 Then he instructed the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves and two fish, and looking up to heaven he gave thanks and broke the loaves. He gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.

Matt 14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

G2127 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

G2127 εὐλογέω eulogeo (yoo-log-eh’-o) v.

  1. to speak well of
  2. (religiously) to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper)

[from a compound of G2095 and G3056]

KJV: bless, praise

Root(s): G2095, G3056

Mark 14:22 While they were eating, he took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take it. This is my body.”

Phil 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.

Col 3:14 And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond.

Col 3:15 Let the peace of Christ be in control in your heart (for you were in fact called as one body to this peace), and be thankful.

Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God.

Col 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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Day 56

– Jesus is God’s right hand man

Col 3:1 Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

God’s ultimate power and authority = right hand man.

Eph 1:20 This power he exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms

Rom 8:34 Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us.

1Pet 3:21 And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you – not the washing off of physical dirt but the pledge of a good conscience to God – through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

1Pet 3:22 who went into heaven and is at the right hand of God with angels and authorities and powers subject to him.

Mark 16:19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

Acts 7:55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked intently toward heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.

2Pet 1:17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father, when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory: “This is my dear Son, in whom I am delighted.”

Rom 15:4 For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.

Rom 15:5 Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus,

Rom 15:6 so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What does it mean to glorify Jesus and give Him honor?

1Pet 4:11 Whoever speaks, let it be with God’s words. Whoever serves, do so with the strength that God supplies, so that in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

Give Him credit.

Sing praise

ask for forgiveness and thank Him

Ps 32:5 Then I confessed my sin; I no longer covered up my wrongdoing. I said, “I will confess my rebellious acts to the LORD.” And then you forgave my sins. (Selah)

Ps 32:11 Rejoice in the LORD and be happy, you who are godly! Shout for joy, all you who are morally upright!

cry out and sing

Eph 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord,

Eph 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit,

Eph 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord,

Eph 5:20 always giving thanks to God the Father for each other in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Eph 5:21 and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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Day 57

– His deep deep love is embarrassing

His deep deep love is embarrassing

He heals our hurts        He became vulnerable    He is courageous

Rom 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers,  Rom 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Eph 3:14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, Eph 3:15 from whom every family in heaven and on the earth is named. Eph 3:16 I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person,

Eph 3:17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, so that, because you have been rooted and grounded in love,   Eph 3:18 you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,   Eph 3:19 and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.   Eph 3:20 Now to him who by the power that is working within us is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think,

Eph 3:21 to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

I had a vision of a 3 d  hologram hand pointing to the crowd and from every angle in the crowd it looked like the hand was pointing directly at me.  Jesus loves me. Personally specifically.  Yes He loves everyone else the same way but the point is He is after me personnally.  He loves me specifically.  He created me and loves me very deeply.

1John 3:1 (See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called God’s children – and indeed we are! For this reason the world does not know us: because it did not know him.

1John 3:2 Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is.

1John 3:3 And everyone who has this hope focused on him purifies himself, just as Jesus is pure).

1John 4:9 By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him.  1John 4:10 In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

“O the deep, deep love of Jesus–vast, unmeasured, boundless free! Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me, underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love–leading onward, leading homeward, to my glorious rest above.

“O the deep, deep love of Jesus–spread His praise from shore to shore! How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore. How He watches o’er His loved ones, died to call them all His own; how for them He intercedeth, watcheth o’er them from the throne.

“O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of ev’ry love the best! ‘Tis an ocean vast of blessing; ’tis a haven sweet of rest. O the deep, deep love of Jesus–’tis a heav’n of heav’ns to me; and it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee.”

Author: S. Trevor Francis.

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Day 58

– He is my translator /transformer

there are sometimes problems in translations

Matt 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

this KJV seems to imply that a person can do anything with God by their side.  Which is true but it is not like a person can act on his or her own will and still be acting with God,

the NET version is different

Matt 19:26 Jesus looked at them and replied, “This is impossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible.”

Jesus is talking about a rich man going to heaven is as hard as a camel going through the eye of a needle.  Obviously the person is not able to carry out such a feat simply because they pay some small respect to god then shoot the camel through the needle.

It is important to hear what God is saying to me.

I need Him every step of the way.

My human nature tends to lead me to proud thoughts,  ‘oh yay, now I can do anything.’

which is true to some extent but I cant flap  my arms and fly.  I cant be in two places at the same time or teleport 1000 miles away in a second.  I am limited.

Jesus relates after this

Matt 19:30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

I can do all things through Jesus who strengthens me,

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

and the first thing I must do is to humble myself and serve other people.

This too relates a point.  Through Christ.  It is not of my own independent agenda.  It is only in communion – thanksgiving, praise, blessing and gratefulness with Jesus.

It is changing my mind.  Other christians understand that it is only through Jesus.

I am begining to trust Him more fully and realize that His will is far greater for me than any ideas I have for myself.

The translation is translating me into Him.

He is the translator.

Ezek 36:26 I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh.

Jesus is our transformer because He transforms us

Eph 4:22 You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,

Eph 4:23 to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

Eph 4:24 and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.

Col 1:21 And you were at one time strangers and enemies in your minds as expressed through your evil deeds,

Col 1:22 but now he has reconciled you by his physical body through death to present you holy, without blemish, and blameless before him –

Titus 3:1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.
Titus 3:2 They must not slander anyone, but be peaceable, gentle, showing complete courtesy to all people.
Titus 3:3 For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another.
Titus 3:4 But “when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared,
Titus 3:5 he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,
Titus 3:6 whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Titus 3:7 And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life.”

I guess that good feeling that comes when God is loving me can quickly turn to self pride,

Forgive me Father for ignorant pride, I know everything flows from You.  Every breath I take is only possible because you are moving my lungs and providing the air,

The other option is to thank Him and Worship Him.  To come closer to Him and enjoy His presence.  I feel good because of Him.  Praise you Jesus.  Don’t look at myself because I feel good but look more intently at Him and be grateful and enjoy His immense grace – free goodness.

Enjoy His presence.  Be open to Him

Mark 7:34 Then he looked up to heaven and said with a sigh, “Ephphatha” (that is, “Be opened”).

Mark 7:35 And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his tongue loosened, and he spoke plainly.

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Day 59

– Jesus is the light of the world

Gen 1:4 God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness.

Luke 2:32 a light, for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”

John 1:3 All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created.  John 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind.

John 3:20 For everyone who does evil deeds hates the light and does not come to the light, so that their deeds will not be exposed.

John 3:21 But the one who practices the truth comes to the light, so that it may be plainly evident that his deeds have been done in God.

John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke out again, “I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

John 12:36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he went away and hid himself from them.

Eph 5:8 for you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light –

Eph 5:14 For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: “Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!”

1John 2:8 On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

1John 2:9 The one who says he is in the light but still hates his fellow Christian is still in the darkness.

1John 2:10 The one who loves his fellow Christian resides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.   1John 2:11 But the one who hates his fellow Christian is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

John 12:46 I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in darkness.

Rom 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.  Rom 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Rom 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. Rom 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

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Day 60

– He is our daily bread we must lift Him up

Num 21:9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it on a pole, so that if a snake had bitten someone, when he looked at the bronze snake he lived.

John 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

2Kgs 18:4 He eliminated the high places, smashed the sacred pillars to bits, and cut down the Asherah pole. He also demolished the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been offering incense to it; it was called Nehushtan.

 Don’t make an idol out of the cross.  It is in knowing Jesus.  not a thing.

 

 

John 8:28 Then Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and I do nothing on my own initiative, but I speak just what the Father taught me.

As many do today, Israel acted as spoiled children. When things did not go their way, they got angry with God and began to pout about their circumstances. They stated that their soul loathed the light bread. The word loatheth is GUS and means “a deep, emotional reaction of repulsion.” The light bread had become repulsive to their souls, their innermost being. It went beyond the fact that it tasted different, or that it was of a different texture than the bread they had been used to. What did Jesus say about the manna in the wilderness?

 

“Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” John 6:31

 

The multitude who followed Jesus wanted to see a sign. They reminded Jesus of the manna in the wilderness, calling this bread the bread from heaven. Jesus answered and said,

 

“. . . Moses gave you not that bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven and giveth life unto the world.” Then Jesus said, “I am that bread of life,” John 6:32-33 and 48.

 -http://www.newfoundationspubl.org/nehushtn.htm

 

“And I, (Jesus) if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me,” John 12:32

 

Jesus stated, “I will draw. . .”. Many well-meaning people are trying to push, coax, beg, bribe, threaten, scare, and coerce people to Jesus. All man needs to do is to lift Jesus up and point the people to the cross, and Jesus will draw them unto Himself. Paul stated:

 

“For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified,” I Corinthians 2:2

 

As long as our eyes are upon Christ Jesus, we shall live.

 

John 12:32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

Rom 12:1 Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice – alive, holy, and pleasing to God – which is your reasonable service.

Rom 12:2 Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God – what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.

Rom 12:3 For by the grace given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think, but to think with sober discernment, as God has distributed to each of you a measure of faith.

Matt 26:26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat, this is my body.”

Thank you Jesus, for you.  You are life.

Luke 11:3 Give us each day our daily bread,

daily bread reminds me of manna.

Yes Jesus is all I need.  He sustains me and takes care of me.

Luke 24:35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how they recognized him when he broke the bread.

John 6:33 For the bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

John 6:34 So they said to him, “Sir, give us this bread all the time!”

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty.

2Cor 9:10 Now God who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your supply of seed and will cause the harvest of your righteousness to grow.

Jesus broke His body for us.  Thank you Jesus.

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Day 61

– Jesus is righteous

2Cor 9:10 Now God who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your supply of seed and will cause the harvest of your righteousness to grow.

Matt 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

Matt 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matt 6:1 “Be careful not to display your righteousness merely to be seen by people. Otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven.

Matt 6:33 But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matt 13:43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. The one who has ears had better listen!

Matt 13:49 It will be this way at the end of the age. Angels will come and separate the evil from the righteous

Matt 25:45 Then he will answer them, ‘I tell you the truth, just as you did not do it for one of the least of these, you did not do it for me.’

Matt 25:46 And these will depart into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Rom 1:17 For the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel from faith to faith, just as it is written, “The righteous by faith will live.”

Rom 2:13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous before God, but those who do the law will be declared righteous.

Rom 2:14 For whenever the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature the things required by the law, these who do not have the law are a law to themselves.

Rom 2:15 They show that the work of the law is written in their hearts, as their conscience bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or else defend them,

Rom 2:16 on the day when God will judge the secrets of human hearts, according to my gospel through Christ Jesus.

Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Rom 3:24 But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

Rom 4:6 So even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

Rom 4:7 Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered;

Rom 4:8 blessed is the one against whom the Lord will never count sin.

Rom 5:1 Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Rom 5:17 For if, by the transgression of the one man, death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ!

Rom 6:18 and having been freed from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.

Rom 6:23 For the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Rom 8:10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of righteousness.

Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law, with the result that there is righteousness for everyone who believes.

Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God does not consist of food and drink, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

1Cor 1:24 But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1Cor 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

1Cor 1:26 Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position.

1Cor 1:27 But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong.

1Cor 1:28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something,

1Cor 1:29 so that no one can boast in his presence.

1Cor 1:30 He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

1Cor 1:31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

2Cor 5:21 God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.

Thank you Jesus.  Keep me on your path of complete righteousness,  thank you.

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Day 62

– He knows me

Ps 139:2 You know when I sit down and when I get up; even from far away you understand my motives.

Prov 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Prov 20:27 The human spirit is like the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts.

Luke 9:46 Now an argument started among the disciples as to which of them might be the greatest.

Luke 9:47 But when Jesus discerned their innermost thoughts, he took a child, had him stand by his side,

Luke 9:48 and said to them, “Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me, for the one who is least among you all is the one who is great.”

Ps 139:13 Certainly you made my mind and heart; you wove me together in my mother’s womb.

Ps 139:14 I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing. You knew me thoroughly;

Ps 139:17 How difficult it is for me to fathom your thoughts about me, O God! How vast is their sum total!

Ps 139:23 Examine me, and probe my thoughts! Test me, and know my concerns!

Ps 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Job 31:6 let him weigh me with honest scales; then God will discover my integrity.

2Tim 2:19 However, God’s solid foundation remains standing, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from evil.”

John 10:14 “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me –

John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.

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Day 63

– Jesus is new

Matt 9:17 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the skins burst and the wine is spilled out and the skins are destroyed. Instead they put new wine into new wineskins and both are preserved.”

Matt 13:52 Then he said to them, “Therefore every expert in the law who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his treasure what is new and old.”

Luke 22:20 And in the same way he took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

We too may live a new life

Rom 6:4 Therefore we have been buried with him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may live a new life.

John 13:34 “I give you a new commandment – to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

John 13:35 Everyone will know by this that you are my disciples – if you have love for one another.”

He offers us new birth

John 3:3 Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

He offers us new seeds and to continue becoming pregnant with His word

Matt 13:23 But as for the seed sown on good soil, this is the person who hears the word and understands. He bears fruit, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.”

Luke 1:38 So Mary said, “Yes, I am a servant of the Lord; let this happen to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

Yes, Jesus Yes

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Day 64

– Nothing is impossible for Him

Luke 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Luke 18:27 He replied, “What is impossible for mere humans is possible for God.”

Gen 18:14 Is anything impossible for the LORD? I will return to you when the season comes round again and Sarah will have a son.”

Job 42:2 “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted;

Jer 32:17 ‘Oh, Lord GOD, you did indeed make heaven and earth by your mighty power and great strength. Nothing is too hard for you!

Matt 19:26 Jesus looked at them and replied, “This is impossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible.”

Luke 18:27 He replied, “What is impossible for mere humans is possible for God.”

Matt 17:27 But so that we don’t offend them, go to the lake and throw out a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth, you will find a four drachma coin. Take that and give it to them for me and you.”

Heb 2:8 You put all things under his control.” For when he put all things under his control, he left nothing outside of his control.  […] At present we do not yet see all things under his control,

Phil 2:8 He humbled himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross!

Phil 2:9 As a result God exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name,

Phil 2:10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow – in heaven and on earth and under the earth –

Matt 28:18 Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Eph 1:20 This power he exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms

Eph 1:21 far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

Eph 1:22 And God put all things under Christ’s feet, and he gave him to the church as head over all things.

Eph 1:23 Now the church is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

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Day 65

–  He is not legalistic

Mark 2:23 Jesus was going through the grain fields on a Sabbath, and his disciples began to pick some heads of wheat as they made their way.

Mark 2:24 So the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is against the law on the Sabbath?”

Mark 2:25 He said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions were hungry –

Mark 2:26 how he entered the house of God when Abiathar was high priest and ate the sacred bread, which is against the law for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to his companions?”

Mark 2:27 Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for people, not people for the Sabbath.

Mark 2:28 For this reason the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

Matt 23:23 “Woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You give a tenth of mint, dill, and cumin, yet you neglect what is more important in the law – justice, mercy, and faithfulness! You should have done these things without neglecting the others.

Matt 23:24 Blind guides! You strain out a gnat yet swallow a camel!

Matt 23:25 “Woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.

Matt 23:26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so that the outside may become clean too!

Matt 23:27 “Woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs that look beautiful on the outside but inside are full of the bones of the dead and of everything unclean.

Matt 23:28 In the same way, on the outside you look righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Matt 23:29 “Woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous.

Matt 23:30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have participated with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’

Matt 23:31 By saying this you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets.

Matt 23:32 Fill up then the measure of your ancestors!

Matt 23:33 You snakes, you offspring of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

Matt 23:34 “For this reason I am sending you prophets and wise men and experts in the law, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town,

Matt 23:35 so that on you will come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.

Matt 23:36 I tell you the truth, this generation will be held responsible for all these things!

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Day 66

– Jesus has scared hands

scared hands

John 20:24 Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.

John 20:25 The other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “Unless I see the wounds from the nails in his hands, and put my finger into the wounds from the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will never believe it!”

John 20:26 Eight days later the disciples were again together in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”

John 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and examine my hands. Extend your hand and put it into my side. Do not continue in your unbelief, but believe.”

John 20:28 Thomas replied to him, “My Lord and my God!”

John 20:29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are the people who have not seen and yet have believed.”

John 20:25 έλεγον [4 said ούν 5 then αυτώ 6 to him οι 1 The άλλοι 2 other μαθηταί 3 disciples], εωράκαμεν We have seen τον the κύριον Lord. ο δε And είπεν he said αυτοίς to them, εάν μη Unless ίδω I should see εν in ταις χερσίν αυτού his hands τον the τύπον impression των of the ήλων nails, και and βάλω should put τον δάκτυλόν μου my finger εις into τον the τύπον impression των of the ήλων nails, και and βάλω should put την χείρά μου my hand εις into την πλευράν αυτού his side, ου μη in no way πιστεύσω shall I believe.

 

Luke 24:40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.

 

I was thinking while coming here of Jesus Christ in heaven with his wounds, and another thought struck me. Another reason why Jesus wears his wounds is, that when he intercedes he may employ them as powerful advocates. When he rises up to pray for his people, he needs not speak a word; he lifts his hands before his Father’s face; he makes bare his side, and points to his feet. These are the orators with which he pleads with God—these wounds. Oh, he must prevail. Do you not see that Christ without his wounds, in heaven might be potent enough. but there would not be that glorious simplicity of intercession which now you see. He has nothing to do but to shew his hands. Him the Father heareth always. His blood crieth and is heard, His wounds plead and prevail.

 – http://www.romans45.org/spurgeon/sermons/0254.htm

 

Poor, weak, and wounded though I am, he will not discard me. His wounds are healed wounds, mark! they are not running sores; and so, though we be the wounded parts of Christ, we shall be healed; though we shall seem to ourselves in looking back upon what we were upon earth only as wounds, only parts of a wounded body, still we shall rejoice that he has healed those wounds, and that he has not cast us away.

 

Tu vulnera Jesu!”—thy wounds, oh Jesus! thy wounds, oh Jesus!

 

Oh sinner, may you be helped to believe in his wounds! They cannot fail; Christ’s wounds must heal those that put their trust in him.

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Day 67

– He is the one I have and hold

Just like promising in marriage

Jesus is true

dont let your hearts become callous

Eph 4:11 It was he who gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,

Eph 4:12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, that is, to build up the body of Christ,

Eph 4:13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God – a mature person, attaining to the measure of Christ’s full stature.

Eph 4:14 So we are no longer to be children, tossed back and forth by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching by the trickery of people who craftily carry out their deceitful schemes.

Eph 4:15 But practicing the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head.

Eph 4:16 From him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body grows in love.

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life – that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.

John 17:4 I glorified you on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

1John 5:19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life.

1John 5:21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

1John 5:12 The one who has the Son has this eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have this eternal life.

G2192 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

G2192 ἔχω echo (ekh’-o) (including an alternate form scheo skheh’-o;  (used in certain tenses only)) v.

  1. to hold (such as possession, ability, contiuity, relation, or condition)

{used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote}

[a primary verb]

KJV: be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use

Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Luke 21:34 “But be on your guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day close down upon you suddenly like a trap.

Luke 21:35 For it will overtake all who live on the face of the whole earth.

Luke 21:36 But stay alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that must happen, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Luke 21:37 So every day Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, but at night he went and stayed on the Mount of Olives.

Luke 21:38 And all the people came to him early in the morning to listen to him in the temple courts.

be on your guard = take heed = Prosecho

G4337 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

G4337 προσέχω prosecho (pros-ekh’-o) v.

  1. to hold the mind towards, i.e. pay attention to, be cautious about, apply oneself to, adhere to

{figuratively; G3563 implied}

[from G4314 and G2192]
KJV: (give) attend(-ance, -ance at, -ance to, unto), beware, be given to, give (take) heed (to unto); have regard

Matt 3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

had = echo

Father, help me have Jesus.

Its like our saying ‘you got this’ which means you can do it.

Matt 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

this verse has both echo and prosecho in it…

take heed = prosecho, and have = echo

Matt 7:29 because he taught them like one who had authority, not like their experts in the law.

had = echo

Matt 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

were = echo

Matt 8:20 Jesus said to him, “Foxes have dens, and the birds in the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

Has = echo

Stay with me Jesus.  Have place here in me.

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Day 68

– Jesus is my food

Deut 8:3 So he humbled you by making you hungry and then feeding you with unfamiliar manna. He did this to teach you that humankind cannot live by bread alone, but also by everything that comes from the LORD’s mouth.

1Cor 10:1 For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea,

1Cor 10:2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,

1Cor 10:3 and all ate the same spiritual food,

1Cor 10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they were all drinking from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.

1Cor 10:5 But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were cut down in the wilderness.

1Cor 10:6 These things happened as examples for us, so that we will not crave evil things as they did.

1Cor 10:7 So do not be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.”

1Cor 10:8 And let us not be immoral, as some of them were, and twenty-three thousand died in a single day.

1Cor 10:9 And let us not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes.

1Cor 10:10 And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel.

1Cor 10:11 These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

1Cor 10:12 So let the one who thinks he is standing be careful that he does not fall.

1Cor 10:13 No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it.

1Cor 10:14 So then, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to complete his work.

1Pet 2:1 So get rid of all evil and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

1Pet 2:2 And yearn like newborn infants for pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation,

1Pet 2:3 if you have experienced the Lord’s kindness.

1Pet 2:4 So as you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God’s sight,

1Pet 2:5 you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

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Day 69

– Jesus makes our sacrifices acceptable

Jesus makes our sacrifices acceptable

1Pet 2:5 you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Heb 13:12 Therefore, to sanctify the people by his own blood, Jesus also suffered outside the camp.

Heb 13:13 We must go out to him, then, outside the camp, bearing the abuse he experienced.

Heb 13:14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

Heb 13:15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, acknowledging his name.

Heb 13:16 And do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.

Heb 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls and will give an account for their work. Let them do this with joy and not with complaints, for this would be no advantage for you.

1Pet 4:7 For the culmination of all things is near. So be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of prayer.

1Pet 4:8 Above all keep your love for one another fervent, because love covers a multitude of sins.

1Pet 4:9 Show hospitality to one another without complaining.

1Pet 4:10 Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God.

1Pet 4:11 Whoever speaks, let it be with God’s words. Whoever serves, do so with the strength that God supplies, so that in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

1Pet 4:12 Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you.

1Pet 4:13 But rejoice in the degree that you have shared in the sufferings of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may also rejoice and be glad.

Eph 3:20 Now to him who by the power that is working within us is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think,

Eph 3:21 to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

If I want to do something for God, I must do it through Jesus.  That is by listening to what He wants me to do.  To do it sincerely and with His strength,

Thank you, Jesus for working with me.  I need you.

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Day 70

– He is far beyond all I think

Let me find something out about you God.

you are my treasure hunt

Eph 3:20 Now to him who by the power that is working within us is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think,

Eph 3:21 to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

John 10:8 All who came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.

John 10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out, and find pasture.

John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

1Cor 2:3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and with much trembling.

1Cor 2:4 My conversation and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

1Cor 2:5 so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on the power of God.

1Cor 2:6 Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing.

1Cor 2:7 Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory.

1Cor 2:8 None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

1Cor 2:9 But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love him.

1Cor 2:10 God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

1Cor 2:11 For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

1Cor 2:12 Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God.

1Cor 2:13 And we speak about these things, not with words taught us by human wisdom, but with those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people.

1Cor 2:14 The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1Cor 2:15 The one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is understood by no one.

1Cor 2:16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise him? But we have the mind of Christ.

His love is not so vast that we can not know Him.  He is so big that we can continue to know more and more of Him until eternity.

Isa 55:1 “Hey, all who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come! Buy and eat! Come! Buy wine and milk without money and without cost!

Isa 55:2 Why pay money for something that will not nourish you? Why spend your hard-earned money on something that will not satisfy? Listen carefully to me and eat what is nourishing! Enjoy fine food!

Isa 55:3 Pay attention and come to me! Listen, so you can live! Then I will make an unconditional covenantal promise to you, just like the reliable covenantal promises I made to David.

Isa 55:4 Look, I made him a witness to nations, a ruler and commander of nations.”

Isa 55:5 Look, you will summon nations you did not previously know; nations that did not previously know you will run to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he bestows honor on you.

Isa 55:6 Seek the LORD while he makes himself available; call to him while he is nearby!

Isa 55:7 The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle and sinful people their plans. They should return to the LORD, and he will show mercy to them, and to their God, for he will freely forgive them.

Isa 55:8 “Indeed, my plans are not like your plans, and my deeds are not like your deeds,

Isa 55:9 for just as the sky is higher than the earth, so my deeds are superior to your deeds and my plans superior to your plans.

Isa 55:10 The rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return, but instead water the earth and make it produce and yield crops, and provide seed for the planter and food for those who must eat.

Isa 55:11 In the same way, the promise that I make does not return to me, having accomplished nothing. No, it is realized as I desire and is fulfilled as I intend.”

Isa 55:12 Indeed you will go out with joy; you will be led along in peace; the mountains and hills will give a joyful shout before you, and all the trees in the field will clap their hands.

Isa 55:13 Evergreens will grow in place of thorn bushes, firs will grow in place of nettles; they will be a monument to the LORD, a permanent reminder that will remain.

Job 26:1 Then Job replied:
Job 26:2 “How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the person who has no strength!
Job 26:3 How you have advised the one without wisdom, and abundantly revealed your insight!
Job 26:4 To whom did you utter these words? And whose spirit has come forth from your mouth?
Job 26:5 “The dead tremble – those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
Job 26:6 The underworld is naked before God; the place of destruction lies uncovered.
Job 26:7 He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth on nothing.
Job 26:8 He locks the waters in his clouds, and the clouds do not burst with the weight of them.
Job 26:9 He conceals the face of the full moon, shrouding it with his clouds.
Job 26:10 He marks out the horizon on the surface of the waters as a boundary between light and darkness.
Job 26:11 The pillars of the heavens tremble and are amazed at his rebuke.
Job 26:12 By his power he stills the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab the great sea monster to pieces.
Job 26:13 By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
Job 26:14 Indeed, these are but the outer fringes of his ways! How faint is the whisper we hear of him! But who can understand the thunder of his power?”

Ps 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted, and bandages their wounds.
Ps 147:4 He counts the number of the stars; he names all of them.
Ps 147:5 Our Lord is great and has awesome power; there is no limit to his wisdom.
Ps 147:6 The LORD lifts up the oppressed, but knocks the wicked to the ground.
Ps 147:7 Offer to the LORD a song of thanks! Sing praises to our God to the accompaniment of a harp!
Ps 147:8 He covers the sky with clouds, provides the earth with rain, and causes grass to grow on the hillsides.
Ps 147:9 He gives food to the animals, and to the young ravens when they chirp.

Thank you Jesus Praise you for your unlimited wisdom and grace for accepting me and looking beyond my faults to my need.

Even saying this seems hard to fathom.  If I can’t think of it then how do I know He is beyond?  But He is.  Its kind of like following a trail.  I don’t see the end, I don’t even know the way and yet if I follow the markers I will get there step by step.  And even if the end (complete knowledge of Jesus Christ) never arrives the journey closer is still greater then all my hopes and dreams.

Rom 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how fathomless his ways!
Rom 11:34 For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?
Rom 11:35 Or who has first given to God, that God needs to repay him?
Rom 11:36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever! Amen.

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Day 71

– He is my master teacher

John 13:13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

John 13:14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.

John 13:13 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and do so correctly, for that is what I am.

John 13:14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you too ought to wash one another’s feet.

John 11:28 And when she had said this, Martha went and called her sister Mary, saying privately, “The Teacher is here and is asking for you.”

John 11:28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.

John 20:16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni” (which means Teacher).

John 20:16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

John 3:2 came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs that you do unless God is with him.”

John 3:3 Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?

John 1:38 Jesus turned around and saw them following and said to them, “What do you want?” So they said to him, “Rabbi” (which is translated Teacher), “where are you staying?”

A title of honor like in kung fu – Master

Jesus you are my master – I follow you.

Matt 23:10 Nor are you to be called ‘teacher,’ (master)  for you have one teacher, the Christ.

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Day 72

– He is great treasure

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Ps 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Ps 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Ps 19:2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. Ps 19:3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.  Ps 19:4 Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,  Ps 19:5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.  Ps 19:6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.  Ps 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;  Ps 19:8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;  Ps 19:9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.  Ps 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.  Ps 19:11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.  Ps 19:12 Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.  Ps 19:13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

Ps 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

2Cor 4:7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

Matt 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Col 2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ,

Col 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Job 22:21 “Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.

Job 22:22 Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

Job 22:23 If you return to the Almighty you will be built up; if you remove injustice far from your tents,

Job 22:24 if you lay gold in the dust, and gold of Ophir among the stones of the torrent-bed,

Job 22:25 then the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver.

Job 22:26 For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.

Heb 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,

Heb 11:25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.  Heb 11:26 He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.

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Day 73

– Jesus is forgiving

Jesus is forgiving

Luke 17:4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Matt 18:21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”

Matt 18:22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.

1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

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

1John 1:10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Matt 18:35  So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Col 3:13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Matt 6:14  For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,

Matt 6:15  but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Luke 6:36  Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Luke 6:37  “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;

Luke 6:38  give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Luke 23:33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.

Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

John 8:7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”

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Day 74

– His name is above all other names

Ps 92:1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

Ps 92:2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,

H8034 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)
H8034 שֵׁם shem (shame) n-m.

  1. an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality
  2. (by implication) honor, authority, character

[a primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position]
KJV: + base, (in-)fame(-ous), named(-d), renown, report.
Root(s): H7760
Compare: H8064

Matt 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

Matt 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

John 14:14  If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

G3686 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

G3686 ὄνομα onoma (on’-om-ah) n.

  1. a “name” (authority, character)

{literally or figuratively}
[from a presumed derivative of the base of G1097]
KJV: called, (+ sur-)name(-d)
Root(s): G1097
Compare: G3685

Rom 10:12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.
Rom 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

2Thess 1:11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,
2Thess 1:12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Col 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Phil 2:8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Phil 2:9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,
Phil 2:10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Phil 2:11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Eph 1:18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might
Eph 1:20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph 1:21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
Eph 1:22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,

Acts 3:15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.
Acts 3:16 And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
Acts 3:17 “And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
Acts 3:18 But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled.
Acts 3:19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,
Acts 3:20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,

Acts 4:7 And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?”
Acts 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders,
Acts 4:9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed,
Acts 4:10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well.
Acts 4:11 This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.
Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

power = G1411 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries)

G1411 δύναμις dunamis (doo’-nam-is) n.

  1. force
  2. (specially) miraculous power
  3. (usually by implication) a miracle itself

{literally or figuratively}

[from G1410]

KJV: ability, abundance, meaning, might(-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle(-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work
Root(s): G1410

Ps 33:1 Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
Ps 33:2 Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
Ps 33:3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
Ps 33:4 For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.
Ps 33:5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
Ps 33:6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
Ps 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses.
Ps 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
Ps 33:9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
Ps 33:10 The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
Ps 33:11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.
Ps 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
Ps 33:13 The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man;
Ps 33:14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,
Ps 33:15 he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.
Ps 33:16 The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
Ps 33:17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.
Ps 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,
Ps 33:19 that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.
Ps 33:20 Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
Ps 33:21 For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.
Ps 33:22 Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

name     nām/Submit  noun

  1. a word or set of words by which a person, animal, place, or thing is known, addressed, or referred to.

“my name is Parsons, John Parsons”

synonyms:             designation, honorific, title, tag, epithet, label; More

  1. a famous person. “as usual, the big race will lure the top names”

synonyms:   celebrity, star, superstar, VIP, leading light, big name, luminary; More

verb

  1. give a name to. “hundreds of diseases had not yet been isolated or named”

synonyms :  call, give a name to, dub; More

  1. specify (an amount, time, or place) as something desired, suggested, or decided on.

“he showed them the picture and named a price”

synonyms:    choose, select, pick, decide on, nominate, designate  “he has named his successor”
adjective

  1. (of a person or commercial product) having a name that is widely known.

“countless specialized name brands geared to niche markets”

Jesus’  character and authority, His reputation is holy (set apart)

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Day 75

– Jesus is born

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The four Gospels in the New Testament present four unique and yet complimentary pictures of Jesus — and this is evident in the way they record the birth of Jesus: Matthew presents Jesus as the King of the Jews worthy of obedience and worship; Luke shows a humane Savior that brings good tidings and liberation to the poor, neglected and marginalized; Mark present Jesus as Lord that serves in secret and thus shows a new way, free from the fight for supremacy and status; and finally, John presents Jesus as God, who comes as the Word become flesh and this shines in the darkness to bring a new beginning in this world.  -http://www1.cbn.com/birth-of-jesus-new-testament-one-event-four-narratives

Gal 4:4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,

truth has a ring to it.

Jesus is born

Jesus, also called Jesus Christ, Jesus of Galilee, or Jesus of Nazareth    (born c. 6–4 bc, Bethlehem—died c. ad 30, Jerusalem), religious leader revered in Christianity, one of the world’s major religions. He is regarded by most Christians as the Incarnation of God. The history of Christian reflection on the teachings and nature of Jesus is examined in the article Christology.

-http://www.britannica.com/biography/Jesus

compare to 1911 edition

The evangelist looks back across a period of half a century, and writes of Christ not merely as he saw Him in those far-off days, but as he has come by long experience to think and speak of Him. The past is now filled with a glory which could not be so fully perceived at the time, but which, as St John tells, it was the function of the Holy Spirit to reveal to Christ’s disciples.

Read more: JESUS CHRIST – Online Information article about JESUS CHRIST http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/JEE_JUN/JESUS_CHRIST.html#ixzz3vKyLuao8

the truth is the faith that permeates writing.  Jesus shines through.  He is alive and can never be killed by science or consumerism.  He reigns and has no need of worldly power because He is all power and everything is subject to Him.

Look even how technology has enabled me to read the older faith filled edition.  Jesus willl make all things work for His good.  It is inevitable.

The revival is coming in Power. It is not an activity of the mind only but of His love and His way,  Praise you Jesus for being born in this world in the fullness of time and for being born in my heart and for being born in this world daily through your love through us,

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Day 76

– Jesus is not stingy He is generous

Humble me O God.

no matter what I think it is wrong.  Thank you for showing me errors in my thinking.

thank you for showing me the way, Your way.  the best way and only way,

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1Tim 6:17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

1Tim 6:18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

1Tim 6:19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

1Tim 6:20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,”

1Tim 6:21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you.

Luke 6:37  “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;

Luke 6:38  give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

2Cor 9:6 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

2Cor 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2Cor 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

2Cor 9:9 As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”

2Cor 9:10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

2Cor 9:11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

2Cor 9:12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.

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Day 77

– He is without sin

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Heb 7:25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

Heb 7:26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

Heb 7:27 He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.

Heb 7:28 For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

Isa 53:9 And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.

John 8:46 Who among you can prove me guilty of any sin? If I am telling you the truth, why don’t you believe me?

2Cor 5:18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

2Cor 5:19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

2Cor 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2Cor 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1Pet 2:20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.

1Pet 2:21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

1Pet 2:22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.

1Pet 2:23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.

1Pet 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

1Pet 2:25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Listen carefully to the words as a way to relieve deception.

For example, God is not saying we have to suffer.  He said that He suffered as an example.

The subtle twist and lie is that God wants us to suffer.  The truth is the more we live in righteousness the less we will suffer.  There is great joy in being holy in Christ.

It is not that pain and difficulty won’t happen.  But we have a friend who endures it with us and eases the pain.  The truth is God does not wish any pain for us.  He bore our pain on the cross.

He is a great pain reliever.

1John 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

1John 3:2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

1John 3:3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1John 3:4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

1John 3:5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.

1John 3:6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

1John 3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

1John 3:8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

1John 3:9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.

1John 3:10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

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Day 78

– Jesus is Prince of Peace

1Tim 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain,

1Tim 6:7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.

Isa 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Acts 10:35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

Acts 10:36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ ( he is Lord of all),

Rom 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rom 5:2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

2Cor 5:14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;

2Cor 5:15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

2Cor 5:16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.

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

2Cor 5:18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

2Cor 5:19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

2Cor 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2Cor 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Eph 2:11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—

Eph 2:12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Eph 2:14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility

Eph 2:15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,

Eph 2:16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

Eph 2:17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.

Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

Eph 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

Eph 2:20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

Eph 2:21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

Eph 2:22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Col 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

Col 1:16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

Col 1:19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

Col 1:20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Col 1:21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,

Col 1:22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

Heb 13:20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,

Heb 13:21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Jacob wrestled with God.

“one day you will have complete peace.  No more wrestleing.”  Not fake stillness. Real peace from God

Gen 32:24 And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.

Gen 32:25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.

Gen 32:26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

Gen 32:27 And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”

Gen 32:28 Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

Gen 32:29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him.

Gen 32:30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.”

And Jacob / Isreal probably walked a little slower after that (in peace)

Gen 32:31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.

Gen 32:32 Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip on the sinew of the thigh.

With determination

Gen 32:26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

He is the one you are wrestling with, just like Jacob wrestled with the man at Peniel. He is the one that God has appointed that you and I submit our will under, while accepting in exchange his Lordship over our lives and it is through him that God’s promised blessings are activated, God the Father having appointed and anointed him for that ministry and office.

So, what will you do when you get there? Are you coming there to wrestle with God holding unto your will while hoping to touch the blessing without dropping yours at his feet first? Do you think you can get what is in God’s hand that you so desperately need without giving up what is in your hand?

Just in case you are there right now and the battle seems to be going on forever, why do you think this is so? Jacob need not have wrestled all night, but he did because he did not want to yield his will. You do not need to battle all night, all day and all of your life either, I say so because you have the benefit of knowing what God wants from you. What does he want from me you may ask?

All he wants from you is that you surrender your will to him so that through his will for your life he can lavish his affections upon you. Everything you want from God, everything you want him to do for you, they are all in his will for you, so why not stop the struggle and like Jacob hold onto God while saying, ‘Lord I will not let you go until you bless me’. He wants to bless you and he will as soon as the transaction of wills goes through by submitting your will in exchange for his.

http://www.thebreadfromheaven.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61%3Atheplacecalledpeniel&catid=38%3Athe-place-called-peniel&Itemid=54&limitstart=5

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Day 79

– Jesus is the word of God, the seed

Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.

Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isa 55:10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

Isa 55:11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Isa 55:12 “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Isa 55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the LORD, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

Mark 4:14  The sower sows the word.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

1Pet 1:22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

1Pet 1:23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

1Pet 1:24 for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,

1Pet 1:25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

First pray to make your own ground fertile to Jesus.  Pray for everyone you are serving that their ground may become fertile also.

Jas 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

Jas 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.

Jas 3:15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.

Jas 3:16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

Jas 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

Jas 3:18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

1Cor 3:6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.

1Cor 3:7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.

Mark 4:26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.

Mark 4:27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how.

Mark 4:28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

Mark 4:29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

Mark 4:30 And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it?

Mark 4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth,

Mark 4:32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

What stood out to me was the power of a tiny budding seed.  This is God’s way.  A better way of Jesus that is far greater then my worldly conceptions.  God can plant an idea in an army’s mind that they should not fight and the war is ended.

We think fighting ensures peace.  We think strength is being bigger and meaner than everyone else,  But God shows us that a tiny seed which looks so weak which was crucified grows in the hearts of all His people to become solid rock and everlasting love.

I trust you Jesus.  I know you will give me the seed to plant when it needs to be planted.  Help me keep my eyes on you.  You are the everlasting seed.

Help me keep my ground fertile to you only by having my heart open to you by loving you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength.

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Day 80

– He loves me

1John 4:19 We love because he loved us first.

1John 4:10 In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Father, please eliminate everything else that my heart heads toward so that You are the only one I love with all my being

Mark 12:29 Jesus answered, “The most important is: ‘Listen, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’

Soul = inner being or life.

Thank you for opening me to greater possibilites of your love in my life.  Thank you for the deep deep love that you shower on everyone.  Your love is amazing!

1John 4:16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in love resides in God, and God resides in him.

Rom 8:37 No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us!

Rom 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers,

Rom 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Eph 3:16 I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person,

Eph 3:17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, so that, because you have been rooted and grounded in love,

Eph 3:18 you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

Eph 3:19 and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

Eph 3:20 Now to him who by the power that is working within us is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think,

Eph 3:21 to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Day 81

– He is my friend

John 15:8 My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are my disciples.

John 15:9 “Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; remain in my love.

John 15:10 If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.

John 15:11 I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.

John 15:12 My commandment is this – to love one another just as I have loved you.

John 15:13 No one has greater love than this – that one lays down his life for his friends.

John 15:14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.

John 15:15 I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from my Father.

bearing fruit involves doing what He tells me.  Following Him

Jas 2:22 You see that his faith was working together with his works and his faith was perfected by works.

Jas 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Now Abraham believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend.

Luke 12:4 “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more they can do.

Luke 12:5 But I will warn you whom you should fear: Fear the one who, after the killing, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!

Luke 12:6 Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God.

Luke 12:7 In fact, even the hairs on your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are more valuable than many sparrows.

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Day 82

– Jesus is my clothes

Rom 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings.

Rom 8:27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes on behalf of the saints according to God’s will.

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,

Rom 8:29 because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

Rom 8:30 And those he predestined, he also called; and those he called, he also justified; and those he justified, he also glorified.

Rom 8:31 What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Rom 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. Rom 13:9 For the commandments, “Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet,” (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Rom 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Rom 13:11 And do this because we know the time, that it is already the hour for us to awake from sleep, for our salvation is now nearer than when we became believers.

Rom 13:12 The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. So then we must lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light. Rom 13:13 Let us live decently as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in discord and jealousy.

Rom 13:14 Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires.

Put on Jesus. Clothe yourself with Christ.

Col 3:8 But now, put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth.

Col 3:9 Do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with its practices

Col 3:10 and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it.

Col 3:12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,

Col 3:13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.

Col 3:14 And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond.

Col 3:15 Let the peace of Christ be in control in your heart (for you were in fact called as one body to this peace), and be thankful.

Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God.

Col 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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Day 83

– Jesus renews us every day

Eph 4:17 So I say this, and insist in the Lord, that you no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.  Eph 4:18 They are darkened in their understanding, being alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardness of their hearts.

Eph 4:19 Because they are callous, they have given themselves over to indecency for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.

Eph 4:20 But you did not learn about Christ like this,

Eph 4:21 if indeed you heard about him and were taught in him, just as the truth is in Jesus.

Eph 4:22 You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,

Eph 4:23 to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

Eph 4:24 and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.  Eph 4:25 Therefore, having laid aside falsehood, each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

Eph 4:26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger.

Eph 4:27 Do not give the devil an opportunity.  Eph 4:28 The one who steals must steal no longer; rather he must labor, doing good with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with the one who has need. Eph 4:29 You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Eph 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Eph 4:31 You must put away every kind of bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, and evil, slanderous talk.

Eph 4:32 Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.

2Cor 4:13 But since we have the same spirit of faith as that shown in what has been written, “I believed; therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak.

2Cor 4:14 We do so because we know that the one who raised up Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus and will bring us with you into his presence.

2Cor 4:15 For all these things are for your sake, so that the grace that is including more and more people may cause thanksgiving to increase to the glory of God.

2Cor 4:16 Therefore we do not despair, but even if our physical body is wearing away, our inner person is being renewed day by day.

2Cor 4:17 For our momentary, light suffering is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison

2Cor 4:18 because we are not looking at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen. For what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

Col 3:5 So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.

Col 3:6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience.

Col 3:7 You also lived your lives in this way at one time, when you used to live among them.

Col 3:8 But now, put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth.

Col 3:9 Do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with its practices

Col 3:10 and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it.

Titus 3:1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work. Titus 3:2 They must not slander anyone, but be peaceable, gentle, showing complete courtesy to all people.  Titus 3:3 For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another.

Titus 3:4 But “when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared,

Titus 3:5 he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,

Titus 3:6 whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Titus 3:7 And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life.”

Ps 51:10 Create for me a pure heart, O God! Renew a resolute spirit within me!

Ps 103:5 who satisfies your life with good things, so your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.

Isa 58:7 I want you to share your food with the hungry and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people. When you see someone naked, clothe him! Don’t turn your back on your own flesh and blood!

Isa 58:8 Then your light will shine like the sunrise; your restoration will quickly arrive; your godly behavior will go before you, and the LORD’s splendor will be your rear guard.

Isa 58:9 Then you will call out, and the LORD will respond; you will cry out, and he will reply, ‘Here I am.’ You must remove the burdensome yoke from among you and stop pointing fingers and speaking sinfully.

Isa 58:10 You must actively help the hungry and feed the oppressed. Then your light will dispel the darkness, and your darkness will be transformed into noonday.

Isa 58:11 The LORD will continually lead you; he will feed you even in parched regions. He will give you renewed strength, and you will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring that continually produces water.

Isa 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is an eternal God, the creator of the whole earth. He does not get tired or weary; there is no limit to his wisdom.

Isa 40:29 He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy.

Isa 40:30 Even youths get tired and weary; even strong young men clumsily stumble.

Isa 40:31 But those who wait for the LORD’s help find renewed strength; they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings, they run without growing weary, they walk without getting tired.

2Cor 12:10 Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

Phil 4:12  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Day 84

– He is the opener

Mark 7:32 They brought to him a deaf man who had difficulty speaking, and they asked him to place his hands on him.

Mark 7:33 After Jesus took him aside privately, away from the crowd, he put his fingers in the man’s ears, and after spitting, he touched his tongue.

Mark 7:34 Then he looked up to heaven and said with a sigh, “Ephphatha” (that is, “Be opened”).

Mark 7:35 And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his tongue loosened, and he spoke plainly.

Matt 20:33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.”

Matt 20:34 Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.

Matt 27:50 Then Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and gave up his spirit.

Matt 27:51 Just then the temple curtain was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks were split apart.

Matt 27:52 And tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had died were raised.

Matt 27:53 (They came out of the tombs after his resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.)

Matt 27:54 Now when the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and what took place, they were extremely terrified and said, “Truly this one was God’s Son!”

Open me up to you Jesus.

Luke 11:9 “So I tell you: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

Luke 11:10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Luke 11:11 What father among you, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish?

Luke 11:12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?

Luke 11:13 If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

come Holy Spirit

Luke 24:31 At this point their eyes were opened and they recognized him. Then he vanished out of their sight.

Luke 24:45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures,

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Day 85

– His banner over me is love

My purpose in life is to love.

to be an utter servant and slave to love – real self sacrificing Jesus Love.

This is joy.

He is the banner

He is the source of love

He loves me

Its not for me to understand it is for me to plant seeds.

To plant deep with the heart, with sincerity.

Song 2:4 The Beloved about Her Lover: He brought me into the banquet hall, and he looked at me lovingly.

Song 2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

Song 2:4 He hath brought me in unto a house of wine, And his banner over me is love,

Song 2:3 ως As μήλον an apple εν among τοις the ξύλοις trees του of the δρυμού groves, ούτως so αδελφιδός μου is my beloved man αναμέσον in the midst των of the υιών sons. εν To be in τη σκιά αυτού his shadow επεθύμησα I desired, και and εκάθισα I sat down, και and καρπός αυτού his fruit γλυκύς was sweet εν in λάρυγγί μου my throat.

 

Song 2:4 εισαγάγετέ Bring με me εις into οίκον the house του οίνου of wine! τάξατε Order επ΄ for εμέ me αγάπην love!

 

Song 2:3 The Beloved about Her Lover: Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

 

Song 6:4 The Lover to His Beloved: My darling, you are as beautiful as Tirzah, as lovely as Jerusalem, as awe-inspiring as bannered armies!

 

We have the back up of the King.

 

Song 6:4 καλή ει You are fair, η πλησίον μου O dear one, ως as ευδοκία good-pleasure; ωραία beautiful ως as Ιερουσαλήμ Jerusalem; θάμβος a consternation ως as τεταγμέναι ones arranged for battle.

 

 

“His banner over me is love, for sure!

But the Hebrew text can best be translated- “He looks upon me with His unrelenting love.” Either way works well with me. How does it feel for Him to stare at you with unrelenting love?”

  – https://www.facebook.com/PassionTranslation/posts/556997564378429

 

 

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:4 

KJ21                He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

ASV                 He brought me to the banqueting-house, And his banner over me was love.

AMP                “He has brought me to his banqueting place, And his banner over me is love [waving overhead to protect and comfort me].

AMPC             He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love [for love waved as a protecting and comforting banner over my head when I was near him].

BRG                He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

CEB                He has brought me to the house of wine; his banner raised over me is love.

CJB                 He brings me to the banquet hall; his banner over me is love.

CEV                You led me to your banquet room and showered me with love.

DARBY           He hath brought me to the house of wine, And his banner over me is love.

DRA                He brought me into the cellar of wine, he set in order charity in me.

ERV                My lover took me to the wine house; his intent toward me was love.

ESV                 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

ESVUK           He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

EXB                 He brought me to the ·banquet room [L house of wine], and his banner over me is love [C his love for her is well known].

GNV                He brought me into the wine cellar, and love was his banner over me.

GW                 He leads me into a banquet room and looks at me with love.

GNT                He brought me to his banquet hall and raised the banner of love over me.

HCSB             He brought me to the banquet hall, and he looked on me with love.

ICB                  He brought me to the banquet room. His banner over me is love.

ISV                  He has brought me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.

JUB                 He brought me to the wine chamber and placed his banner of love over me.

KJV                 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

AKJV               He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

LEB                 He brought me to the house of the wine, and his intention was love toward me.

TLB                 He brings me to the banquet hall, and everyone can see how much he loves me.

MSG               As an apricot tree stands out in the forest, my lover stands above the young men in town. All I want is to sit in his shade, to taste and savor his delicious love. He took me home with him for a festive meal, but his eyes feasted on me!

MEV                He brought me to the banquet house, and his banner over me was love.

NOG               He leads me into a banquet room and looks at me with love.

NABRE           He brought me to the banquet hall and his glance at me signaled love.

NASB              “He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love.

NCV                He brought me to the banquet room, and his banner over me is love.

NET                He brought me into the banquet hall, and he looked at me lovingly.

NIRV               Lead me to the dinner hall. Let your banner of love be lifted high above me.

NIV                  Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love.

NIVUK            Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love.

NKJV              He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love.

NLV                 He brought me to his special large room for eating, and his colors over me were love.

NLT                 He escorts me to the banquet hall; it’s obvious how much he loves me.

NRSV             He brought me to the banqueting house, and his intention toward me was love.

NRSVA           He brought me to the banqueting house, and his intention towards me was love.

NRSVACE     He brought me to the banqueting house, and his intention towards me was love.

NRSVCE        He brought me to the banqueting house, and his intention toward me was love.

OJB                 He brought me to the Bais HaYayin, and his degel (standard, banner, flag) over me is ahavah.

RSV                He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

RSVCE           He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

VOICE            He placed me at his banquet table, for everyone to see that his banner over me declares his love.

WEB               He brought me to the banquet hall. His banner over me is love.

WYC               The king led me into the wine cellar; he ordained charity in me (he ordained his love upon me).

YLT                 He hath brought me in unto a house of wine, And his banner over me [is] love,

 

Yes love is uncomfortable, but so is breaking up dry ground.

making this ground fertile might be uncomfortable,

   don’t worry the comforter is right there.

 

Yes, pain will happen, but Jesus is the healer.

 

Yes, I might die, but the Creator will recreate me!!!!  – and re-create with me (have a lot of fun living and growing with Him)

 

 

What is mind blowing is that it seems Jesus did not win.  He suffered and died and I want to be like Him.  Yes, yes yes I do Lord please let it be so.

Upon closer inspection though, Jesus did win in the way He intended,

  In love.

   Think of mother theresa.  She served and she is a saint.

     I want to serve and win like Jesus did.  Or at least get as close as I am destined to be.

 

Anyway, the mind blower is that He is King and ruler over all because He served completely giving all of Himself away – and yet possessing everything.

 

Its because we think “everything” is a dollar or two when everything really is His love for us.  we think it is hard to humble ourselves and yet when we do His love flows over us like a great waterfall,

  Praise you Jesus,  Praise you.

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Day 86

– Jesus is trustworthy

Matt 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

Matt 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go your way; and as you have believed, so be it done unto you. And his servant was healed in the same hour.

G4100 πιστεύω pisteuo (pist-yoo’-o) v.

  1. to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit
  2. (by implication) to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well-being to Christ)

[from G4102]

KJV: believe(-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with

Ps 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

Ps 9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Ps 9:10 And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.

Ps 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Ps 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is proven: he is a shield to all those that trust in him. Ps 18:46 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

Ps 22:4 Our fathers trusted in you: they trusted, and you did deliver them.

Ps 22:5 They cried unto you, and were delivered: they trusted in you, and were not disappointed.

Ps 31:1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. In you, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in your righteousness.  Ps 31:2 Bow down your ear to me; deliver me speedily: be my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me.
Ps 31:3 For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your name’s sake lead me, and guide me.
Ps 31:4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me: for you are my strength.
Ps 31:5 Into your hand I commit my spirit: you have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
Ps 31:6 I have hated them that regard vain idols: but I trust in the LORD.

Ps 119:42 So shall I have an answer for him that reproaches me: for I trust in your word.

Vau  –the 6th letter from psalm 119, signifying man and joining him to Jesus,

The image of the letter Vau (Vav, Wav, Waw) is a nail or hook. Both have the function of fixing something. The nail’s function is joining two parts together.

 

Isa 26:2 Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.

Isa 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you.

Isa 26:4 Trust in the LORD forever: for in the LORD GOD is everlasting strength:

Isa 26:5 For he brings down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he lays it low; he lays it low, even to the ground; he brings it even to the dust.

2Cor 3:2 You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

2Cor 3:3 Since you are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart.

2Cor 3:4 And such trust have we through Christ toward God:

2Cor 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

1Thess 2:2 But even after we had suffered before, and were shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much opposition.

1Thess 2:3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

1Thess 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.

Phil 2:2 complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose.
Phil 2:3 Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.
Phil 2:4 Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. Phil 2:5 You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had,
Phil 2:6 who though he existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, Phil 2:7 but emptied himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature.
Phil 2:8 He humbled himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross!

Phil 1:6 For I am sure of this very thing, that the one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.  Phil 1:7 For it is right for me to think this about all of you, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel all of you became partners in God’s grace together with me.

Phil 1:8 For God is my witness that I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

Phil 1:9 And I pray this,  that your love may abound even more and more in knowledge and every kind of insight  Phil 1:10 so that you can decide what is best, and thus be sincere and blameless for the day of Christ,  Phil 1:11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.

In humility, Jesus, let me grow in knowing you.  Give me strength to grow up in you,  To obey and serve you.  Join me to you. nail us together.  I trust you,

1Cor 6:17 But the one united with the Lord is one spirit with him.

Matt 19:6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

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Day 87

– He leads me to wide open places

Ps 118:29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good and his loyal love endures!

Ps 118:5 In my distress I cried out to the LORD. The LORD answered me and put me in a wide open place.

2Sam 22:17 He reached down from above and grabbed me; he pulled me from the surging water.

2Sam 22:18 He rescued me from my strong enemy, from those who hate me, for they were too strong for me.  2Sam 22:19 They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD helped me.

2Sam 22:20 He brought me out into a wide open place; he delivered me because he was pleased with me.

2Sam 22:26 You prove to be loyal to one who is faithful; you prove to be trustworthy to one who is innocent.  2Sam 22:27 You prove to be reliable to one who is blameless, but you prove to be deceptive to one who is perverse.  2Sam 22:28 You deliver oppressed people, but you watch the proud and bring them down.  2Sam 22:29 Indeed, you are my lamp, LORD. The LORD illumines the darkness around me.

2Sam 22:30 Indeed,with your help I can charge against an army; by my God’s power I can jump over a wall.

2Sam 22:31 The one true God acts in a faithful manner; the LORD’s promise is reliable; he is a shield to all who take shelter in him. 2Sam 22:32 Indeed, who is God besides the LORD? Who is a protector besides our God?  2Sam 22:33 The one true God is my mighty refuge; he removes the obstacles in my way.

Ps 18:18 They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD helped me.

Ps 18:19 He brought me out into a wide open place; he delivered me because he was pleased with me.

Romans 5:1-5The Message (MSG)

Developing Patience

5 1-2 By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.

3-5 There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

Ps 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Rom 5:1 Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Rom 5:2 through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory.

John 10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out, and find pasture.

2Sam 22:37 You widen my path; my feet do not slip.

Acts 4:29 And now, Lord, pay attention to their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your message with great courage,

Acts 4:30 while you extend your hand to heal, and to bring about miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

Acts 4:31 When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God courageously.

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Day 88

– Jesus leads me to repentance

There is a different perspective from my problems being all around me.  It is the love of Jesus
Christ being all around me instead.  Then my problems seem very small in comparison.

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

Socrates

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.

Socrates

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

Socrates

1Cor 8:2 And if any man thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

1Cor 8:3 But if any man loves God, the same is known by him.

1Cor 2:1 When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come with superior eloquence or wisdom as I proclaimed the testimony of God.

1Cor 2:2 For I decided to be concerned about nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

1Cor 2:3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and with much trembling.

1Cor 2:4 My conversation and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

1Cor 2:5 so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on the power of God.

1Cor 2:6 Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing.

1Cor 2:7 Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory.  1Cor 2:8 None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  1Cor 2:9 But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love him.”  1Cor 2:10 God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

1Cor 2:11 For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

1Cor 2:12 Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God.

1Cor 2:13 And we speak about these things, not with words taught us by human wisdom, but with those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people.

1Cor 2:14 The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1Cor 2:15 The one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is understood by no one.

1Cor 2:16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Matt 21:28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.

Matt 21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.  Matt 21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.  Matt 21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.  Matt 21:32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

Acts 28:1 After we had safely reached shore, we learned that the island was called Malta.

Acts 28:2 The local inhabitants showed us extraordinary kindness, for they built a fire and welcomed us all because it had started to rain and was cold.

Acts 28:3 When Paul had gathered a bundle of brushwood and was putting it on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand.

Acts 28:4 When the local people saw the creature hanging from Paul’s hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer! Although he has escaped from the sea, Justice herself has not allowed him to live!”  Acts 28:5 However, Paul shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm.

Acts 28:6 But they were expecting that he was going to swell up or suddenly drop dead. So after they had waited a long time and had seen nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.

Mark 1:15 He said, “The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the gospel!”

– to think differently

2Tim 2:19 However, God’s solid foundation remains standing, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from evil.”
2Tim 2:20 Now in a wealthy home there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also ones made of wood and of clay, and some are for honorable use, but others for ignoble use.
2Tim 2:21 So if someone cleanses himself of such behavior, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart, useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
2Tim 2:22 But keep away from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace, in company with others who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
2Tim 2:23 But reject foolish and ignorant controversies, because you know they breed infighting.
2Tim 2:24 And the Lord’s slave must not engage in heated disputes but be kind toward all, an apt teacher, patient,  2Tim 2:25 correcting opponents with gentleness.  Perhaps God will grant them repentance and then knowledge of the truth  2Tim 2:26 and they will come to their senses and escape the devil’s trap where they are held captive to do his will.

2Cor 3:12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we behave with great boldness,
2Cor 3:13 and not like Moses who used to put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from staring at the result of the glory that was made ineffective.
2Cor 3:14 But their minds were closed. For to this very day, the same veil remains when they hear the old covenant read. It has not been removed because only in Christ is it taken away.
2Cor 3:15 But until this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds,
2Cor 3:16 but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.
2Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is present, there is freedom.
2Cor 3:18 And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Thank you Jesus, have your way in me.

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Day 89

– Jesus is my advocate

Pray for me, Jesus.  You know what I need more than I know.

1John 2:1 (My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.) But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One,

Rom 8:31 What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Rom 8:32 Indeed, he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, freely give us all things?

Rom 8:33 Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

Rom 8:34 Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us.

Rom 8:35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

Rom 8:36 As it is written, “For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

Rom 8:37 No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us!

Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

1Tim 2:5 For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human,

Heb 7:25 So he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

Heb 9:24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands – the representation of the true sanctuary – but into heaven itself, and he appears now in God’s presence for us.

Heb 9:25 And he did not enter to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own,

Heb 9:26 for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by his sacrifice.

Heb 9:27 And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment,

Heb 9:28 so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await him he will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.

Thank you Jesus.

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Day 90

– He is risen

This is hard to believe and yet easy.

How can I not believe when I see, hear, smell, taste and touch Him every day.  And not just me but millions of Christians over many thousands of years.

– see # 3 & 19

Don’t feel bad if its hard to believe.  The disciples saw him standing right before them and still thought He was a ghost.  Its funny though, I have a closer relationship with Jesus than any human being and I never question whether they are really alive.  Although I forget about them more often then I forget about Him.

Isn’t God’s plan perfect.  To believe in HIm.

How can I not believe that He is real when I feel Him touching my heart deeper each time?

It’s kind of like a child believing in santa.   They easily believe it.

I guess what’s hard is that I have not seen a person die and come back to life.  Other people have.  Still, other people have died and come back to life and it is documented.  I guess the fact that Jesus continues to be alive – as a person and as God – 2000 years later.  “How preposterous” says my brain.

but my childish heart says – “I don’t care what makes sense.  I believe it anyway.”  And this is good and God always makes perfect sense.

He created sense after all.

There is a deep desire in human beings to live forever.  Sure people will say that they don’t care if they die and then it is all over, but they lie.  If they could live forever young they would do it in a hearbeat.  What is this deeply embeded dream?

It is a seed of our beloved.

Christ is risen.  If I have the courage to believe it – He satisfies my deepest inner needs.

It is not that I wish for this so I make up something that might happen some day to hopefully get what I want or to make me feel placated.

No,  It is that I discover within my heart and within my cells that Jesus is there waiting and sending me love every minute of every day.

He is risen means victory.  Evil has already lost and will be completely eliminated one day.

Help me Lord to do my part in eliminating evil in my heart and life and world.

I believe you are alive and have conquered death already.  Please give me grace to complete your mission and change my mind to understand more completely how amazing you are.

John 21:25 There are many other things that Jesus did. If every one of them were written down, I suppose the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.

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by Scott Raymond

 

 

 

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