Micah 6:8 He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? What does God want from us? Whatever God asks of us can be realized, provided we respond in faith and simple…

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Heb. 12:28  “Therefore since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. How can we give acceptable service to Almighty God, Creator of the universe, King of kings and Lord of lords?  What does it mean to serve…

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Nehemiah 3: 17 After him the Levites, under Rehum the son of Bani, made repairs. Next to him  Hashabiah, leader of half the district of Keilah, made repairs. The phrase “next to” is found twelve times with the phrase “after him” being found fifteen times.  Nehemiah uses them in describing the manner in which the…

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Hosea 10: 12  Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. It is with caution the title is given for this post.  However, I believe it is foundational if the United States is to see…

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James 4: 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. There is much discussion concerning spiritual warfare with principalities and the powers of darkness in recent years.  Saints of God have and need to exercise the authority delegated by the Lord Jesus Christ. James gives us two foundational principles…

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1 Sam. 30:6 “….But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” What is our response when confronted with impossible situations, when those that are in hearts turn on us?  We’ve all been there!  David gives us a template on how to strengthen or encourage ourselves in such a time. First in such times our personal…

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Phil. 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, Most are familiar with Paul’s exhortation to the church in Corinth “the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13).  Could Paul be adding another layer as to why love is greater when he writes…

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Jer. 1:10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.” Spiritual warfare is at an intense level as never before.  God is calling the Church to arise to function with His…

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Jer. 31:3  The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:  “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah, in one of many appeals from the Lord to wayward Israel, unveils a powerful promise concerning the love of God and the means by which He desired for them…

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Lam. 3:25, 26  The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord. Waiting often is viewed like treading water, expending a lot of energy without much progress.  When it comes to “waiting for Him” the perception often…

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