Divine Care!

 

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you!” 1 Peter 5:7

The Christian’s life is very much made up of cares and comforts.
Cares spring from earth — comfort comes from Heaven.
Cares prove him a sinner — holy comforts prove him a saint.
Cares flow in from a variety of quarters — true comfort from only one quarter.
Cares come naturally — but comforts come supernaturally.

We shall be sure to have earthly cares — but shall we have divine comfort?
This depends on God’s grace, which gives it — and our faith, which receives it. Cares must be cast on our God — or they will prove a burden too heavy for us. They will depress us, bewilder us, and make us wretched. But here is our comfort — we have always ONE to care for us, and the very One which of all others we would wish to do so, “The Lord cares for you!”

God cares for whom?

For you, who are born again by the Spirit.
For you, who are strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
For you, who are placed in humble circumstances, being numbered with the poor of this world.
For you, who are compassed about with so many cares, and who enjoy so few comforts.
For you, who are surprised at your many fiery trials, as though some strange thing had happened unto you.
For you, who are worried and harassed by Satan, who, as a roaring lion, goes about seeking whom he may devour.
For you, who are persecuted by the world, and hated by men for your Savior’s sake.
For you, to whom Christ is precious — as He is to every one who truly believes in Him.

God’s care extends to every Christian . . .
  the young and the aged,
  the weak and the strong,
  the poor and the wealthy,
  the doubting and the confident.
Believer, He cares for you!

Who is it that cares for us?

It is the Lord, the high and lofty one who inhabits eternity, whose name is holy;
who is so greatthat we have no adequate conception of His greatness;
who is so goodthat it is impossible fully to set forth His goodness;
who is so gloriousthat no sinner can see His face and live.
It is He who created all things with His word, who governs all by His wisdom, and upholds all by His power.
His resources are infinite,
His compassion is exquisite, and
His patience is surprisingly great.
He enters into all the circumstances of His redeemed people, is ever present with them, and rejoices over them to do them good.

The angels obey Him, the seraphim adore Him, and all creation glorifies Him!

But though He is so exalted, so holy, and so unspeakably great . . .
  He cares for you — as base as you are.
  He cares for you — as sinful as you are.
  He cares for you — as depressed and discouraged as you are.
He cares for you.

He cares for you individually, and according to the circumstances in which you are placed.

What does He do?

He cares for you!
He thinks of you!
He watches over you!
He sympathizes with you!
He feels the deepest interest in you!
He ever seeks your welfare!
He infallibly secures your good!

Your misery touches His heart,
your needs lie open to His view,
and your cries enter into His ears!

He cares for you more than for the proudest monarch on his throne!

He cares for you — and His care is CONSTANT! It is not fitful or occasional — but ever the same.

He cares for you — and His care is PATERNAL! It is the care of a father for his child — the child whom he tenderly loves, and for whose welfare he feels the deepest concern.

He cares for you, and His care is PERPETUAL! He will never care for you less than He does at present.

He cares for you — and His care is BENEFICIAL! It prevents innumerable evils — and secures the greatest possible amount of good. His care is more advantageous than the care of the kindest father, though that father were monarch of the mightiest empire, and possessed unbounded wealth. The care of God is of more value than the care of all His creatures combined.

He cares for you — but His care is MYSTERIOUSLY EXERCISED! It benefits us certainly — but secretly. It conceals itself behind the blessings it brings, and the evils it prevents.

He cares for you — and His care is SPECIAL! It is not the care which He has for the beasts which perish, or the unbelieving sinners who die under His frown.

He cares for you — and His care is PARTICULAR. It is care which extends to the very hairs of your heads, which, are all numbered — and to all the events and occurrences of your life, however minute or commonplace!

Beloved, here is our comfort. We may lose the care of an earthly relative or dear friend by death — but the Lord ever lives; and while He lives, He . . .
  ever loves us,
  thoroughly knows us, and
  never ceases to care for us!

Here is the ground of our confidence for the future. We know not where we shall be, nor what we shall be — for we know not what a day may bring forth. But this we know, that God will care for us, and, caring for us — He will fulfill His precious promises to us.

If God cares for us, then . . .
   let us cast all our cares upon Him;
   let us live in daily fellowship with Him;
   let us seek all our supplies from Him.

If God cares for us — let us not dishonor Him by nursing our doubts, or encouraging our fears — but let us trust in Him at all times, for . . .
  His love is true,
  His care is constant, and
  His knowledge is perfect.

We shall never be without a divine friend — however trying our circumstances may be. We shall never be without a divine guide — however perplexing or difficult our path may be. The care of God is more than the care of all the angelic hosts. If the care of God is not sufficient to preserve, supply, and satisfy us — then nothing is.

May the Lord help me to believe this precious truth, to realize it daily, and to pass through the present world under the impression, “I am the object of God’s tender, paternal, and ceaseless care!”

Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you. He will never let the righteous fall!” Psalm 55:22

(“Comfort for the Desponding — Words to Soothe and Cheer Troubled Hearts!” 1864)

Delighting in God!

(James Smith, “The Believer’s Companion in Seasons of Affliction and Trouble” 1842)

“Delight yourself in the Lord — and He shall give you the desires of your heart!”
Psalm 37:4

Delighting in worldly things — effectually prevents our delighting in God. Therefore it is often the case, that the Lord strips us of these things, or incapacitates us to enjoy them — in order to bring us back to delight in Himself.

He delights in His people — and He desires that His people to delight in Him. In order to accomplish this, He has revealed Himself in the most amiable characters, as . . .
  a Husband;
  a Friend;
  a Brother;
  a Savior;
  a Shepherd, and so forth —
all on purpose to endear Himself to us!

Surely if our hearts were right — we would delight in Him on account of . . .
  His glorious perfections;
  His unalterable love;
  the perfect atonement made for our sins;
  the promises made for our comfort and encouragement;
  the gift of the Holy Spirit;
  the communion we are urged to hold with Himself;
  and the glorious paradise of blessedness set before us — where we shall forever . . .
    view the unfolding of His glories,
    enjoy the riches of His grace, and
    drink of the river of His pleasures!

Sick Christian, Jesus bids you to delight in Him!
Delight in Him as your Savior, Friend, and Brother!
Delight in His person and glories!
Delight in His perfect work!
Delight in His glorious fullness!
Delight in your salvation in Him, union to Him, and claim upon Him.
Oh, delight in Jesus!
You will have no permanent peace or solid satisfaction — but as you delight in Him, and rejoice in Him, saying, “You are my portion, O Lord!”

He who delights in God has the desires of His heart — because they are in accordance with the purpose, promise, and pleasure of God.

The mind is thrown into the mold of God’s mind, and the soul cries from its inmost recesses, “Not my will — but may Your will be done!” Its pleasures are spiritual, permanent, and satisfactory. The desire for earthly things becomes very contracted — a little of the things of this poor world will satisfy a soul that is delighting in Jehovah.

Delighting in God always produces resignation and holy contentment. Whatever they have — they enjoy it as the undeserved gift of God; and they feel obligated and thankful for all. They would rather be conformed to God’s will — than have their own will. They know that His appointments are best —because they are infinitely wise, holy, and gracious. They can say, “I trust in You, O Lord, for You are my God! My times are in Your hand!” They find that godliness with contentment is great gain; and say with one of old, “The little that a righteous man has — is better than the riches of many wicked!” “Better a little with the fear of the Lord — than great treasure with turmoil.”

The presence, the promise, and the smile of God — are to them inestimably valuable; but other things are not so important. They seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness — and all other necessary things are added unto them.

They live at the fountain — when all the streams are dried up! They delight in God — when creatures fade and wither!

O Lord! I would delight in Thee,
And on Your care depend;
To You in every trouble flee,
My best, my only Friend!

No good in creatures can be found,
But may be found in Thee;
I must have all things and abound,
While God is God to me!

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God is Everything for Us !!

“10 Indictments Against the Modern Church ” – Paul Washer Sermon with Video and Text File Link

  Sermon in PDF Format Link(Text File)

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Quotes by Zac Poonen !! Discipleship !!

Zac Poonen Quotes..

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All that Jesus taught – Zac Poonen

The Great Commission that Jesus gave His apostles consisted of TWO parts:
1. To preach the gospel to everyone (Mark 16:15,16). Thankfully, many Christian churches are doing this.
2. To make disciples, baptize them, and then teach them all that Jesus taught (Matt.28:29,20). Unfortunately, this most important second-half of the great commission is not being done sufficiently, in most churches. But without this part, the gospel message is incomplete.
CFC has sought to obey this neglected second part of the Great Commission for the last 40 years. We are now seeking to reach “the uttermost parts of the earth” as well with this message – through the Internet.
A new series of 80 studies (of about 25 minutes each) by Brother Zac Poonen titled ALL THAT JESUS TAUGHT is available freely on YouTube at:

You are invited to listen to the whole series. And do pass this information on to others as well. The time is short. Let us spread the Word everywhere. God bless you as you do this.
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Jesus Sacrifice for You! Amazed by His Love !

It was Love!!
Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery [or something to be held onto] to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

Jesus loves you so much that He was willing to give up all His power and reputation as God to come in the form of a servant and to be clothed with flesh as a man, just like you and me. He made himself like a part of His own creation. He humbled himself to become like us for the purpose of giving us eternal life. He gave up His eternal life so that we could have it. He gave up being with God so that we could live with God forever.

Imagine that the Word, now God in the flesh, Emanuel, Jesus, was for the first time in his life separated from the Father by flesh. He was no longer in the Spirit dwelling with God the Father, but He was on earth where He had to eat and sleep, where He felt pain and got tired, where he could be injured and die. Jesus made a tremendous sacrifice to simply become a man.

It was in this part of His great sacrifice that Jesus was made perfect or complete, being identified with the sufferings of mankind (Hebrews 2:9-18; 4:14-16). He is now able to minister on our behalf in Heaven with understanding and compassion because He lived in the flesh as a man and was tempted by sins as a man is. Jesus made Himself like us so that He could better serve us.

Jesus loves you so much that He did this. How can you keep yourself from loving Him for what He has done for you? No one has given more to you than Jesus and God the Father. No one cares for you more, no one wants to give you more, no one wants you to succeed more than they do. How blessed are you that God loves you so much? God humbled Himself to become a man like you and to die for you so that you could know the joy of living an abundant eternal life not in the flesh, but in the spirit, not in the midst of sin but in the kingdom where every tear will be wiped away and there will be no more pain or sorrow or death (Revelation 21).

Jesus became the perfect sacrifice to pay for your sins. He accomplished many purposes in His coming and the first was to learn what it was like to be human. He was human without sinning. He became a living sacrifice for mankind. Then he became an offering for all sin when He had the sins of mankind laid on Him through a terrible beating (Isaiah 53). And finally, He was put to death on the cross, paying the death penalty for sin. – Written by David Liesenfelt

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God !! No Other!!

God Is!

God is Lord Almighty,

Omnipotent King, Lion of Judah,

Rock of Ages, Prince of Peace,

King of Kings, Lord of Lords,

Provider, Protector, Paternal,

Leader, Ruling Lord and

Reigning King of all the universe.

He is Father, He is Helper,

He is Guardian, and He is God.

He is the First and the Last,

the beginning and the end,

He is the Keeper of Creation

and Creator of all He keeps;

The Architect of the universe

and manager of all times.

He always was, He always is,

and always will be…

unmoved,

unchanged,

undefeated,

and never undone.

He was bruised and brought healing.

He was pierced and eased pain.

He was persecuted and brought freedom.

He was dead and brought life.

He is risen and brings power.

He reigns and brings peace.

He is Light, Love, Longevity and Lord.

He is goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God

He is Holy, Righteous, Mighty, Powerful and Pure.

His ways are right,

His word is eternal,

His will is unchanging,

and His mind is on Me !

He is my Savior,

He is my Guide,

He is my Peace,

He is my Joy,

He is my Comfort.

He is my Lord and He rules my life.

I serve Him because He is God

and is worthy to be served.

His bond is love,

Continue reading God !! No Other!!

Lord, Give me Light!!

1. If I have not forsaken all
In answer to Thy loving call;
If I’ve kept something back from Thee,
Lord, give me light, that I might see.
Lord, help me judge myself each day,
To walk this new and living way.
I seek Thy grace with all my heart,
To be made pure, just as Thou art.

2. If anything upon this earth
Attracts me with its sense of worth;
If money has a hold on me,
Lord, give me light, that I might see.

3. If all my life revolves round me
And thoughts of my own family;
If I am living selfishly,
Lord, give me light, that I might see.

4. Is there some good I should have done?
Is there some soul I should have won?
Have I hurt someone thoughtlessly?
Lord, give me light, that I might see.

5. If someone’s failure has not wrought
Concern and care within my heart;
If I’ve judged others inwardly,
Lord, give me light, that I might see.

6. If I have cared for man’s applause,
Or sought my own and shunned the cross;
If I have feared man’s mockery,
Lord, give me light, that I might see.

7. If I’ve not sought Thy pow’r in prayer,
Because of earthly toils and care;
If I’m not longing after Thee,
Lord, give me light, that I might see.

-Zac Poonen

Five Sins That Jesus Hated Most – Zac Poonen

As we grow spiritually, we will discover that the righteousness of God is not primarily external, and that sin too is not primarily external. When we talk about righteousness, most people think of the standard mentioned in the ten commandments. But righteousness under the new covenant is measured by the life of Jesus and not by any written Law. When we consider the sins that Jesus spoke against the most, we will discover what He hated the most. As we consider five such sins, we will see that none of them are listed in the ten commandments!!

1. Hypocrisy

To be a hypocrite is to give others the impression that we are holier than we actually are. It is the same as being false, or telling a lie. Jesus pronounced a curse on hypocrites seven times in Mt. 23:13-29. It is possible to tell a lie without even opening our mouths. Ananias lied to the Holy Spirit without saying a word – when he pretended to be a wholehearted disciple of Jesus (Acts 5:1-5).

Jesus told the Pharisees that their inner life was “full of self indulgence” (Mt. 23:25) – which meant that they lived only to please themselves.

Yet they gave others the impression that because they knew the Scriptures well and fasted and prayed and tithed their income, they were very holy. They appeared very pious externally. They prayed lengthy prayers in public, but they did not pray at length in private – just like many today.

It is hypocrisy if we praise God only on Sunday mornings, but do not have a spirit of praise in our hearts at all times. God looks at our hearts. The wise virgins had a hidden reserve of oil in their vessels while the foolish ones had only enough to light their lamps externally and have a good testimony before men (Mt. 25: 1- 4).

When we hear of a Christian leader suddenly falling into adultery, we must realize that that was no sudden fall but the final result of a long period of unfaithfulness in his inner life. He was a hypocrite for long!

2. Spiritual Pride

Spiritual pride is the most common sin to be found among those who pursue after holiness. We all know the parable of the self-righteous Pharisee who despised others even in his prayer (Lk. 18:9-14)!

It is more than likely that 90% of all prayers offered in public by believers are primarily meant to impress others who are listening and not prayed to God at all. The Pharisee in the parable may not have been evil like other sinners in his external life.

But Jesus hated the pride with which he thought of his spiritual activities and with which he despised others. It is spiritual pride that makes believers constantly judge other believers.

The tax collector however, who saw himself as THE sinner – worse than all others – was accepted by God. All who have come face to face with God will have seen themselves at some time, as the chief of sinners.

Jesus taught that the greatest person in heaven would be the humblest (Mt. 18:4). The greatest virtue found in heaven is humility. We see in the book of Revelation that all those who receive crowns in heaven are quick to cast them down before the Lord acknowledging that He alone deserves every crown (Re. 4:10,11).

Jesus said that even if we managed to obey EVERY SINGLE commandment of God, we would still be unprofitable servants who had not done anything more than what was expected of us (Lk. 17:10). Then what shall we say about our condition when we fall so often!

3. Impurity

Impurity enters into our hearts mainly through our eyes and our ears. This impurity then comes OUT from our hearts and expresses itself through the various members of our bodies – primarily through our tongues and our eyes. Anyone who seeks to be pure must therefore be especially careful about what he sees and what he hears.

Jesus hated impurity so much that He told His disciples that they should be willing to pluck out their right eye and cut off their right hand rather than sin with those members (Mt. 5:27-29). Continue reading Five Sins That Jesus Hated Most – Zac Poonen

Servants of God / Christlikeness / Followers of Jesus [ 2. Forgive Others ]

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If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. -John 12:26

2. Forgive Others like Jesus

As a servant of God, We have to forgive others like Jesus did. We all know that there is no limit on Jesus Forgiveness. He forgave our sins. Even in the Cross, Jesus said,”Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

In Matthew 18:21-35, Jesus clearly explained about forgiveness through a parable.
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.
“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.
When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.

And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.

So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt.

But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place.

Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Forgiveness may require a lifetime of forgiving, but it is important to the Lord. We must continue forgiving until the matter is settled in our heart.

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. -Matthew 6:14-16

Jesus is forgiving our sins and faults, So Let us forgive others like Jesus did.

Dear father in Heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, We praise you, We honor you.. We thank you Lord for Your unlimited forgiveness. Give grace to us to forgive those who hurt us. In Jesus Name, We Pray, Amen!

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Servants of God / Christlikeness / Followers of Jesus [1. Love One another]

If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. -John 12:26

If We say that we are servants of God, We should follow Christ as He said. Following Christ is not easy at all. But God is ready to help us by giving His Spirit. Let us receive His Holy Spirit humbly. If We follow Jesus,we become His Servant and we also become His disciple.

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In what are the things we have to follow Jesus,

1. Love One another

To love like Jesus, we need to understand a simple truth. We cannot live the Christian life on our own. All of us want to love like Jesus. We want to be generous, forgiving, and compassionate enough to love people unconditionally. But no matter how hard we try, it just doesn’t work. Our humanness gets in the way. Yet Jesus tells us to love as he did: 

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. -John 13:34

Jesus gave us the key, however: “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” -Mark 10:27

Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.-John 15:5

Surrendering and abiding are things we can do only through the power of the Holy Spirit. When we live that truth, we can begin to love like Jesus.

Dear Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in. Lord, We have decided to follow Jesus. Help us to love one another even our enemies as Jesus did. Lord, Give us Grace to do this. We can’t do this without the Power of Holy Spirit. We are here to please You Lord. In Jesus Precious Name, We pray. Amen!

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Kill the Root cause of Sin – Zac Poonen -Christian Message (English & Tamil)

  • But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:
    “God resists the proud,
    But gives grace to the humble.” -James 4:6

  • For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.-Romans 6:14

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What is Faith???? Sermon By Zac Poonen.(English & Tamil)

Prayer for Unsaved Loved ones!!!

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People often get discouraged when praying for the salvation of loved ones and begin to wonder if their prayers ever really help. Well, guess what? Yes! Your prayers can be a powerful force in the lives of your unsaved relatives and friends if you know how to pray for them according to the wisdom and Word of God.

So many people are still unsaved? II Corinthians 4:4 tells us it is because “the god of this world [the devil] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

Once you realize it’s the devil (not your loved one) who’s the real problem, your first prayer step becomes clear. You must get the devil out of your loved one’s way.

As Jesus said, “How can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man?” (Matthew 12:29). You can’t! So bind him.

Say, “You spirit operating in the life of my loved one, blinding ________ to the gospel to keep ________ out of the kingdom of God, I bind you now. I belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. I carry His authority and righteousness, and in His Name I command you to desist in your maneuvers. I spoil your house according to the Word of God and I enter into it to deliver my loved one from your hands.”

Now, you may not be able to cast that devil entirely out of the situation, because your loved one may invite him back in faster than you can cast him out. But you can bind that spirit and keep it bound. It may keep you busy for a while, but you can do it.

You’ll find your next prayer step in Matthew 9:37-38. There, Jesus was looking out at the multitudes who needed ministry and He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

It’s the Word of God that brings faith for salvation: “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). So you need to see to it that the Word gets into your loved one’s heart.

“How?” you say, “My loved one won’t listen to me!”

Probably not, but God knows who your loved one will listen to, and He’ll send that person halfway around the world to talk to your loved one if necessary.

So pray to the Lord of the harvest: “Father, I’m asking You to send laborers across ________’s path, laborers who are equipped with the Word of God about salvation, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, healing and deliverance. Send laborers who can communicate effectively with ________ so Your Word can reach his/her heart.”

Once you’ve prayed for your loved one like that, from then on, put your faith in action by treating your loved one like he’s/she’s saved. Don’t treat your loved one like he’s/she’s not good. On the contrary, every time you see your loved one, say, “Praise God! Isn’t it good to know Jesus?” Then just stand back and watch how things change. You’ll be amazed.

It’s happened many times. And it can happen that way for you and your loved one. So don’t give up. Get smart! Start praying according to the Word and praying by faith…and you will see the salvation of the Lord!

Be ready to lead someone to the Lord!

Be ready to share Jesus with someone who is interested. You may be the laborer someone is praying for God to send out! Tell the person that God’s requirements are that everyone repent and believe in His Son’s sacrifice for them. You must repent not from a few of your sins, while holding on to others, but you must repent of all your sins. Then you turn to God for help by: 1) believing in your heart that Jesus is God, and 2) saying with your mouth that Jesus died and rose again for you!

Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus (that Jesus is the Lord, Son of God), and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Here is a sample prayer for your unsaved loved ones. As you speak God’s Word, remember that it will not return to Him void. It will prosper in the thing whereto it is sent (Isaiah 55:11):

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“Father, I come before You in prayer and in faith, believing. Your Word says You desire all men to be saved and come into the knowledge of the truth, so I bring ________ before You this day.

“I break the power of Satan from his assignments and activities in ________’s life in the Name of Jesus. Now, while Satan is bound, I ask that You send forth the perfect laborers to share the good news of the gospel in such a way that ________ will listen and understand it. As the truth is ministered, I believe ________ will open his/her eyes to the gospel, come out of the snare of the devil and make Jesus Lord.

“Father, I ask that You fill ________ with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. As I intercede in his/her behalf, I believe that the power of the Holy Spirit is activated, and from this moment on, I shall praise and thank You for ________’s salvation. I am confident that You are alert and active, watching over Your Word to perform it. It will not return to You void. It will accomplish that which You please and prosper in the thing whereto it was sent.

“Therefore, my confession of faith is: ‘God has begun a good work in ________’s life and He will perform it and bring it to full completion until the day of Jesus Christ, in Jesus’ Name.’”

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The One Who Knows You!!!

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Beloved, we serve a God who wants to do more than we can ask or imagine. He is the only one who knows all our past, present and future.

In fact, He is aware of each and every single day we have spent on this earth and His word says “all the days ordained for me were written in your book, before one of them came to be.”

Remember, one touch from God can change your circumstances. Choose today to trust His plan for our life and start anticipating His touch of favour.

Know that you do not have to have the weight of the whole world on your shoulders, but God can and will carry them for you and lead you to the brightest unimaginable future, if only you allow Him to. Your history does not determine your destiny! Continue reading The One Who Knows You!!!

Are We Living to Please Man?? or God???

And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.-Luke 16:15
“For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” – 1 Sam 16:7

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We can act before man to please him.. But we can not act before God to please Him. Because God knows our Heart…
As Jesus Followers, We should please our Heavenly Father..  Pleasing Man is not supposed be our goal. Our goal and desire should be pleasing God.

Jesus also said, “For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

And He also said in John 5:44,”How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?”

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Is There Anything too Hard for the LORD???

“Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You” (Jer. 32:17).

You have prayed the prayer of Faith,

You are standing on God’s truth,

While you are waiting on the answer,

God has Question for You???

Is there anything too hard for Me????

God brings us to the end of our strength so that we will trust in His ability to do the impossible.

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If God has you in a humanly impossible situation, it is to bring you to the end of your own strength so that you will trust in His ability to do the humanly impossible.

You may not ever see the answer in your lifetime. But you can trust in Him and give glory to Him, knowing that His Word of promise will stand, and that He has not forgotten His promise to you.

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Whatever you are facing today, know that God has the answer no matter what things look like in the natural. Trust Him because He can make a way where there seems to be no way. He can make something out of nothing.

In Genesis 18:10, the Lord says to Abraham and Sarah, “I will surely return to you ….” God’s Word to us is always surely, even when circumstances shout, “No way!” Remember God’s question, “Is anything too difficult for Me?” and trust Him to do what is humanly impossible. May He bless you as you wait on Him!

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God will give You an Expected End!!

 

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God knows you — by name, by address, by spirit, by personality. His thoughts toward us are of peace and not of evil, to give us an expected end (Jeremiah 29:11). God is a loving and a peaceful God, He would never wish that bad things would happen to us. God wants to give us the desires of our hearts if we would only seek Him first.

God knows the thoughts He thinks toward us and His thoughts are the only ones that count. It makes no difference what other people think of you.

God has plans for you. Surely He will give you an expected end. we don’t care about what is happening now. God is in control. He knows the end.

God promised us to give an expected end. But God says to us to do our part.

1. God says to us to pray for others.(And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace.-Jer 29:7)

2. God says to us to listen His words alone. Don’t listen false prophets(Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your midst deceive you, nor listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. 9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, says the Lord.-Jer 29:8)

3. God says to us to wait for His perfect time.(After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. -Jer 29:10)

Then He will perform His good Word toward us.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. -Jer 29 29:11-13

The Prayer of Faith !!!

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 The type of praying that moves mountains is the prayer of faith.

The Lord says in Scripture, “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” (John 14:14). He says, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” (Mark 9:23). He says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jer. 33:3).

He says, “This is the confidence that we have in Him, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us and if we know that He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desire of Him” (1 John 5:14-15).

Hebrews 11:6 says, “Those who come to God must believe that God is. God is what? God is able to do anything and everything! God is willing to release His supernatural divine power in human circumstances if He can find somebody who is willing to believe Him and expect Him to do it.

“This is the confidence which we have before Him,” John says, “that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” (1 John 5:14). Mountain-moving faith is unselfish, undoubting, and unqualified confidence in God. It is believing in God’s truth and God’s power while seeking to do God’s will. The measure of such faith is the sincere and single desire that, as Jesus said, “the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

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True faith is trusting in the revelation of God. When a believer seeks something that is consistent with God’s Word and trusts in God’s power to provide it, Jesus assures him that his request will be honored, because it honors Him and His Father. When God’s commands are obeyed He will honor that obedience, and when any request is asked in faith according to His will He will provide what is sought. To do what God says is to do what God wants and to receive what God promises.

When the disciples asked Jesus why they were unable to cast out the demon from a young boy, “He said to them, ‘Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you’ ” (Matt. 17:20).

Mountain-moving faith is activated by sincere petition to God. “All things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive,” Jesus explained. The parables of the friend who asked his neighbor for a favor at midnight and of the widow who petitioned the unrighteous judge (Luke 11:5–8; 18:1–8) both teach the importance of persistent prayer. Persistent prayer is the prayer that moves mountains, because it is truly believing prayer.

~~~~The believer who wants what God wants can ask from God and receive it.~~~~

Hear My Prayer, Lord!!

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Hear my prayer, O Lord, And let my cry come to You.
Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble;
Incline Your ear to me; In the day that I call, answer me speedily. -psalm 102


Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications!
In Your faithfulness answer me, And in Your righteousness….
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works;
I muse on the work of Your hands.
I spread out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You like a thirsty land…

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Answer me speedily, O Lord; My spirit fails!
Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
For I lift up my soul to You. -Psalm 143


Hear my prayer, O Lord, And give ear to my cry;
Do not be silent at my tears;
“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.” -psalm 39

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Dear LORD !!

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Dear Lord, You are my only hope..
Whom I have in heaven (also in earth) but You..
Thank you for being there, when nobody else was…
I know You are in complete control…
I trust You Lord in any situation…
I bring to You my burdens..
You know I can’t make it  without You..
Comfort my heart………
Give me strength…..
Help me carry on…..
Again I thank You…
I Praise You….
I Worship You…..
and
I Love You Lord Jesus…..!!!!!!!

God is my only hope..


 

Search the Scriptures!!

Jesus the Almighty

“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me.” -John 5:39

What a wonderful statement from the Lord… SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!

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We are told in Psalm 118:8, “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” The biggest mistake you’ll ever make in this lifetime is to put your trust in man.

Jesus said… SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES! Why? …because they TESTIFY of Jesus Christ.

We read in Revelation 19:10, “…for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” The purpose of Biblical prophecy is to reveal more of Jesus Christ to us; hence, to study the Bible is to learn the mind of God.

Philippians 2:5 states, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”
Revelation 19:13 says, “And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and…

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Praise be to God alone !!!

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I will extol You, my God, O King;
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.


Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.

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LOVE Unexpressed Is Not LOVE At All !!

In John 13:34-35,

Jesus instructed us—His followers—to love others:
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”

As Christ believers, learning to walk in love should be a very high priority.
Unfortunately, we often love others only superficially—that is, we talk love, but don’t live love.

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James 2:15-16 addresses this problem: “Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?”
❤ If you say that you love someone, but don’t express it by what you do, then that “love” is worthless. Indeed, it isn’t even real love. ❤

Likewise, 1 John 3:17-18 asks, “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Continue reading LOVE Unexpressed Is Not LOVE At All !!

God’s Awesome Creation!!!

Jesus the Almighty

Come and see the works of God;
He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men. -psalm 66:5

God thunders wondrously with His voice; He does great things that we cannot comprehend.-Job 37:5

“You are the Lord, you alone.

You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you. -Neh 9:5

 

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The Comfort of God!!!

 

“As one whom his mother comforts,
so I will comfort you” Says the LORD.

 

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Beloved, worrying about your problems will not improve or change your situation one bit. Your breakthrough will not come as a result of your struggling. It will come when you rest in the Jesus and all He has done for you.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”-2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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Whatever that has happened to you, God can turn it around for your good (Rom 8:28)!

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“I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you
and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable. “-Psalm 145:1-3

“The Book of Revelation” – PART 1 – ENGLISH {Explained}

Preached by Rev. Dr. Suresh Ramachandran Senior Pastor of Mount Carmel Church, Bellwood, Sri Lanka

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The original BIGG BOSS அந்திகிறிஸ்து News7 நாம் ஒருவரால் கண்காணிக்கபடுகிறோம் (Anti Christ)

Illuminati Bible Verses

Mark 13:22 ESV / 716 helpful votes

For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.

Revelation 16:14 ESV / 668 helpful votes

For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.

Jude 1:4 ESV / 483 helpful votes

For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 392 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

1 John 5:19 ESV / 337 helpful votes

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Ephesians 5:11 ESV / 325 helpful votes

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

John 14:6 ESV / 301 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Revelation 3:9 ESV / 265 helpful votes

Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet and they will learn that I have loved you.

Matthew 4:8-9 ESV / 259 helpful votes

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ESV / 245 helpful votes

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 211 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Mark 7:7 ESV / 186 helpful votes

In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

John 8:31-32 ESV / 184 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

1 John 2:4 ESV / 173 helpful votes

Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

1 Peter 5:7-8 ESV / 172 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Revelation 11:6-7 ESV / 164 helpful votes

They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire. And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them,

Luke 6:46 ESV / 153 helpful votes

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?

Psalm 97:10 ESV / 148 helpful votes

O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

John 12:48 ESV / 141 helpful votes

The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.

Ephesians 5:1-6:24 ESV / 133 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. …

Matthew 7:17-27 ESV / 123 helpful votes

So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. …

Psalm 100:3 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 50:15 ESV / 115 helpful votes

And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 98 helpful votes

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Revelation 2:9 ESV / 96 helpful votes

“‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Exodus 23:2 ESV / 88 helpful votes

You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice,

Acts 4:12 ESV / 83 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

John 3:16 ESV / 82 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Ephesians 5:14 ESV / 78 helpful votes

For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 74 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 67 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

John 3:36 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Habakkuk 2:5 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“Moreover, wine is a traitor, an arrogant man who is never at rest. His greed is as wide as Sheol; like death he has never enough. He gathers for himself all nations and collects as his own all peoples.”

James 4:4 ESV / 59 helpful votes

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Mark 10:14 ESV / 59 helpful votes

But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

Ezekiel 3:17 ESV / 58 helpful votes

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.

Romans 8:15-17 ESV / 57 helpful votes

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Zechariah 11:17 ESV / 55 helpful votes

“Woe to my worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! Let his arm be wholly withered, his right eye utterly blinded!”

Proverbs 22:28 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Do not move the ancient landmark that your fathers have set.

Hebrews 5:9 ESV / 54 helpful votes

And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,

1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.

Psalm 64:2 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the throng of evildoers,

Matthew 18:16 ESV / 52 helpful votes

But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.

2 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 47 helpful votes

No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.

1 Corinthians 15:24-25 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

Jeremiah 23:29 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Revelation 12:11 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

John 8:31 ESV / 44 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,

Deuteronomy 4:2 ESV / 44 helpful votes

You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.

Matthew 6:22 ESV / 43 helpful votes

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,

Proverbs 1:1-7 ESV / 42 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, …

John 6:1-71 ESV / 40 helpful votes

After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” …

Acts 8:9 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great.

Revelation 6:15-17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”

1 John 5:7-8 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.

2 Peter 2:17-19 ESV / 36 helpful votes

These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

Acts 12:4 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people.

Mark 10:1-52 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them. And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. …

John 10:35 ESV / 33 helpful votes

If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken—

John 3:16-17 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Jeremiah 26:2 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“Thus says the Lord: Stand in the court of the Lord‘s house, and speak to all the cities of Judah that come to worship in the house of the Lord all the words that I command you to speak to them; do not hold back a word.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV / 32 helpful votes

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

Psalm 11:3 ESV / 32 helpful votes

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

2 Chronicles 4:4 ESV / 32 helpful votes

It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The sea was set on them, and all their rear parts were inward.

Revelation 12:1-17 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, …

Luke 8:48 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. …

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Numbers 6:24-26 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Genesis 14:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

Revelation 13:11-18 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. …

Matthew 25:30 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Psalm 73:1-28 ESV / 30 helpful votes

A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek. They are not in trouble as others are; they are not stricken like the rest of mankind. …

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 30 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

1 Timothy 4:3 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 28 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 1:1-2:16 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— …

Psalm 23:3 ESV / 28 helpful votes

He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

1 Kings 18:28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them.

Ephesians 1:1-14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, …

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalm 121:1-2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 118:22 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

Revelation 18:2-4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And he called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast. For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.” Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;

John 14:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Isaiah 41:1-29 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment. Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step? He gives up nations before him, so that he tramples kings underfoot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow. He pursues them and passes on safely, by paths his feet have not trod. Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he. The coastlands have seen and are afraid; the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near and come. …

Isaiah 14:1 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land, and sojourners will join them and will attach themselves to the house of Jacob.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 24 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. …

Psalm 2:2-4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 24 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. …

Acts 2:38 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Ezekiel 8:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

So I went in and saw. And there, engraved on the wall all around, was every form of creeping things and loathsome beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel.

Psalm 117:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!

Psalm 49:12-17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Man in his pomp will not remain; he is like the beasts that perish. This is the path of those who have foolish confidence; yet after them people approve of their boasts. Selah Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol; death shall be their shepherd, and the upright shall rule over them in the morning. Their form shall be consumed in Sheol, with no place to dwell. But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah Be not afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases. …

John 16:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

John 4:1-54 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. …

Ezekiel 8:16 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And he brought me into the inner court of the house of the Lord. And behold, at the entrance of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men, with their backs to the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east, worshiping the sun toward the east.

Ezekiel 8:12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in his room of pictures? For they say, ‘The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land.’”

Isaiah 14:4-7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

You will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: “How the oppressor has ceased, the insolent fury ceased! The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers, that struck the peoples in wrath with unceasing blows, that ruled the nations in anger with unrelenting persecution. The whole earth is at rest and quiet; they break forth into singing.

Psalm 41:1-13ESV / 22 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies. The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health. As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!” My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die, and his name perish?” …

 

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