Posts by Gary Hines

Hold On

Determine to hold on to God’s Word in 2020. Isa. 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” In the closing verses of this chapter there are no less than 6 powerful promises for the saint of God. 1. He never gets faint/tired of hearing us or watching…

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Set Apart

Gal. 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, As we embark on 2020 may our vision embrace the reality of our purpose to fulfill our calling. Even as Paul was “set apart” at birth for the purposes of God (Gal. 1:15).  PTL he responded…

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Peace

Many have prophesied, prognosticated and predicted a tumultuous new year.  Many are worried what this coming new year and decade will hold; politically, governmentally, socially and spiritually.  In the midst of all this angst, God gives a promise. Isa. 26:3  You will keep him in perfect peace,  Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.…

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The Timing of the Lord

Ecc. 3:1  To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: We’re about to close out 2019 entering into not only a new year, but a new decade as well. What will this new season unfold or present is yet to be seen.  However the “season” of 2019 has not yet expired. …

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The Scope of His Government

Isa. 9:7  Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Messiah’s, Jesus the Christ, prevailing power and rule extends to humanity in the expression of forgiveness.  It’s as though the Holy Spirit speaking through Isaiah emphasizes that specific point by three times in this chapter and once in the next chapter…

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Know His Name

Pro. 18:10  The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. Solomon admonishes us to understand the security of Jehovah/Yahweh’s name and employs the metaphor of a “strong tower”.  His “name” carries authority, character, position and honor. As we continue to celebrate the advent of Jesus, let us not…

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The Promise of Christmas

Luke 2:12, 16  And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. We see the Promise of Christmas in the shepherds encounter on that first Christmas.  The…

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“Yes”

Luke 1:38  Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” A simple response by an awestruck teenage girl makes this season what it is, Immanuel – God With Us! Essentially Mary says “YES” to the pronouncement she will give birth to a boy that she…

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Immanuel

Isaiah 7: 14  Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. The prophet announces God will come to man in the form of Jesus Christ, literally “Immanuel” – God with us! God has come to humanity and is “with…

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Prince of Peace

Isa. 9:6  For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father,  Prince of Peace. Jesus, The Messiah came as the master or potentate of Peace.  He is the Author and Finisher…

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