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Get Pure, Keep Pure, Stay Pure

Rev. 2: 13 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. Is it possible to have a church in the midst…

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Working With or Working For

Personal experience and observation has shown that many of the “works” attempted and accomplished were working “for” the Lord, not “with” the Lord.  Not that the works were bad or evil, in fact for the most part they were good and righteous.  Yet the rub comes after having completed them, there’s a sense not only…

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Endurance

Life isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon.  Where speed is essential for sprints, speed must be tempered with endurance in marathons.  Another great need in the Body of Christ today. Rev. 2: 10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. God is in the process of raising up, strengthening…

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Entrance of Light

A great need in the Body of Christ today is discernment, understanding and revelation of and for truth.  There is one source from which they are derived, God’s Word! David declared “The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.” (Psalm 119:130) The Word of God brings revelation, opening our simple…

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First Love Works

Rev. 2:2 I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. In reading the initial verses of comment made to the church of Ephesus, it sounds as though they’ve got their act together.  They worked diligently, they were perseverant and very discerning. Could it be that all…

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Jesus Loves the Church

Rev. 2:1 These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands. In reading the book of Revelation, keep in mind that the entire book is written to the seven churches referenced in chapters 2 – 3.  As we read the these…

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Truth

Rev. 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” John records Jesus self-description in this verses.  Contemplating these characteristics it came to me; just because something is “true” doesn’t make it TRUTH.  Truth is eternal! Truth is a Person,…

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Little Strength – Big Results

How much strength is required as we live for the Lord that will open doors?  Strength comes through exercise, yet every strong person wasn’t always strong.  In fact most strong people were weak at some point in their past. How did they get strong? Rev. 3:8   “I know your works. See, I have set before…

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Contending for the Faith

Jude 1: 3, 4  Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. In this brief book of the New Testament we’re admonished to “contend…

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Growing in Grace

2 Peter 3:18   But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. These are some of Peter’s last words prior to his martyrdom in Rome.  These words are exhortations on how to live in a culture that is counter to the culture of the Kingdom of God and have particular…

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