Sunday, September 26, 2010

Defender: Part Two

My sacrifice [the sacrifice acceptable] to God is a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart [broken down with sorrow for sin and humbly and thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.

Psalm 51:17

God is our Defender.  He will send His hosts to deliver you from those who rise up to destroy you.  What a wonderful promise.

However, it is important to remember that, in order to be a recipient of His protection, we must live the type of life that honors Him.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Defender: Part One

For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].

Psalm 91:11 [AMP]

God will defend and protect you. He will send His angels to accompany and defend and preserve you.  He does this because He is a loving Father.

Part of the requirment for receiving His protection is when we obey and serve God.  As you walk with Him, you will grow to know Him more.

God will defeat your enemy (satan) and hold off all who would work against you... and he will discipline you when you screw up.

He is your Father. He is your defender.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Your Arms Too Short to Box with God

Some of you may remember the Broadway play Your Arms Are Too Short to Box with God.  That sentiment has been used in popular culture -- including numerous rap and hip-hop artists.  But the idea can be traced back to the scriptures:

And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice in the Hebrew tongue saying to me, Saul, Saul, why do you continue to persecute Me [to harass and trouble and molest Me]? It is dangerous and turns out badly for you to keep kicking against the goads [to keep offering vain and perilous resistance].

Acts 26:14 [AMP]

Saul of Tarsus (before he became the Apostle Paul) was warned by Jesus of the danger of resisting the will of God. Consider, however, how often we do that very thing.  This classic podcast reminds us that fighting against the things of God can only lead to hurting yourself.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cement Shoes

And whoever receives and accepts and welcomes one little child like this for My sake and in My name receives and accepts and welcomes Me. But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in and acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin [that is, who entices him or hinders him in right conduct or thought], it would be better (more expedient and profitable or advantageous) for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be sunk in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world for such temptations to sin and influences to do wrong! It is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the person on whose account or by whom the temptation comes!

Matthew 18:5-7 [AMP]

Jesus said that anyone who would lead a young child into temptation should receive the equivalent of Cement Shoes.  Some people might consider that to be Mafia language, since this was purportedly a mafia execution technique.  Today, there are so many pressures put upon the youth... just don’t be a person who is responsible for tempting a young person into sin... or else!  You don’t wanna be wearin’ no cement shoes.  Fuggedaboutit!

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Food for Thought

  1. Exposure to the Son may prevent burning...

  2. The King of Pop is gone, the King of Comedy is gone, the King of Soul is gone, the King of Rock is gone, but the King of Kings lives on!

  3. When Jesus said “Fret Not,” He wasn’t saying that you shouldn’t play the guitar...