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Perseverance #3—Guarded on the Upward Way

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence shall my help come? My help is from the Eternal, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; he who keeps you will not slumber … The Eternal will protect you from all evil; he will keep your soul … … Continue reading

Perseverance #2—Way Out Endurance

If you think you stand, pay attention so you do not fall. No trial of faith is new or unique; and God is faithful, in that he will not permit you to be tested beyond your ability, but with the test will even provide the way out, that you may be able to endure it. … Continue reading

Abundance #7—Just Abundance

To everyone who has shall more be given. So he shall have an abundance. But from the one who does not have, even what he has shall be taken away. Matthew 25:29 While the weeds grow in the field among the wheat; while the wicked seem to prosper more than the righteous; while the rain … Continue reading

Living Wisely #2—Wisely Agile

You have been directed in the way of wisdom and led toward upright paths, so that when you walk, your steps will not be impeded; and when you run, you will not stumble. … Those who trust their hearts are fools, but those who walk wisely will be delivered. Proverbs 4:11–12; 28:26 Detecting a path … Continue reading

Conquerors #7—Kings and Queens

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my knocking and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together. To those who conquer I will give permission to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat with my Father on his throne. Revelation 3:20–21 … Continue reading

Conquerors #3—Entrance to the Feast

To those who conquer their inclination to participate in the feasts and fornications of their culture, I will give some of the hidden manna, and a white stone on which will be written a new name that no one can understand except the one who receives it. Revelation 2:17 The passions and pleasures of our … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes #4—Humbling Choices

Consider that God did not call many wise according to human standards, nor strong, nor aristocratic; but God has mostly chosen the foolish, weak, base and despised people of the world … so that none may boast before God. 1 Corinthians 1:26–29 Humility is essential to worship. And honesty is essential to humility. So how … Continue reading

Help #1 – Holy Help

“Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody. Help! Y’know I need someone to HELP!” “The salvation of the righteous is from the Eternal. He is their strength in time of trouble, and he helps them, and delivers them … from the wicked, and saves them, because they take refuge in him.” “God is our … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … Persistent Fervent Prayer

Jesus once said, “In praying do not heap up empty phrases, as those do those who think they will be heard for their many words” (Matthew 6:7). And yet in his parable of the widow and the unjust judge, Jesus clearly taught that we should keep on making the same request to God “day and … Continue reading

Benefit #8 — Worship

Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Eternal; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation. Isaiah 25:9 Hallelujah! Salvation belongs to you, O God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb! As true worshipers we … Continue reading