Exodus 25:18-22 And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover. There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the covenant law, I will meet with you and gi
Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. NIV Jesus’ mission statement in Luke 4:18-19 was all about meeting needs: the need for the poor to hear a word of encouragement, the need of the bound to experience freedom, the need for those blinded to have fresh
2 Timothy 3:1-2 ….In the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves…. One of the greatest problems in our culture today is self-centeredness. In our quest for the American Dream, we have become a Me-oriented, “selfie” focused society. We seem desperate to be noticed and served by others.
This attitude is diametrically opposed to the Kingdom principles Jesus taught: John 12:25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates t
Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Nothing will ever dominate your life unless it happens on a routine basis. That is why your daily routine and habits are key to your success in life.
You don’t overcome bad habits by wishing them away. It takes action. Overcome negative habits by intentionally replacing them with God-focused priorities. Your daily priority is anything God has commanded you
Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.
God’s will is frequently fulfilled in ways that we do not expect. What may seem like a major detour, will actually be the pathway of God’s purpose!
Joseph’s dreams as a teenager portrayed him as a ruler over his own brothers. When they tried to kill him and then sold him into slavery, it seemed as though his life purpose ha
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat its fruit.
Your words reveal your true focus. They reveal if you’re mind has been mulling over an offense, or if you’ve been contemplating sin, or if you’ve been opening your mind to fear instead of faith. Your words are the advertisement of your heart. And your words create a reality. If you talk like a victim, you’ll get pity, but you won’t get their partnership. If you spea
Luke 17:1 “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! Have you ever been hurt or betrayed by someone? Have you been the point of gossip? Or perhaps you’ve really been irritated by someone who was just plain rude? Let’s face it: as long as there are people, there is going to be offenses and hurt feelings.
Offenses are inevitable! Being crippled by offense is optional.
The Greek word for “Offended” is loaded with insight:
Luke 1:30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary!” Repeatedly, men and women have been commanded to “Fear Not!” Why?
FEAR IS FAITH IN REVERSE!
Fear is faith against God’s good character.
Fear says: I cannot believe what God says, because He’s not true to His Word Fear says: I cannot trust that He can do the impossible, because He’s not that powerful. Fear is an insult to God because it is the belief that He is not trustworthy or good to His Word; that He is impotent and incapable of