Monthly Archives: September 2018

“I will hear from heaven.”

“If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”       … Continue reading

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Ambition for the quiet life

“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands. . . .”                                   … Continue reading

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Empowered to be ambassadors of God

Our appointment to be ambassadors for God should not be intimidating to the believer.  It is an unequal partnership with God Himself in His family business — that of kindly reconciling the world to Himself.  Note that it is His involvement that … Continue reading

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The wealth of contentment

Ich habe genug.  Bach’s cantata by this title says in Recitative B: “I have enough.  My comfort is this alone, that Jesus might be mine and I His own. . . Ah!  Were only my departure here, with joy I … Continue reading

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The cleansing power of seeing the Unseen

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  For by it the men of old gained approval.”                                 … Continue reading

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Bold Ambassador

As God adopts us as His own children (as flabbergasting as that is!), He puts us to work in the family business, as agents of reconciliation. “Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and … Continue reading

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Our Scapegoat

Today, a guest editorial! Scapegoat is a familiar term used in our culture for someone who bears the brunt of accusations of guilt against another party.  Its origin dates back 3500 years to the sacrificial system established by Moses.  This … Continue reading

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