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    From God's Word
          This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night,that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous,and then thou shalt have good success -Joshua 1: 8
          

    Tue, Jul 31st - 2:18PM

    Water of Life



     Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again:
     But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst;

    But the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. -John 4: 13-14

     

    Drinking From the Fountain 

     

     Pure refreshing water  

    Flowing from Thy Mountain 

    Oh give me this water 

    That I never thirst again 

     Water that we drink on earth  

    Is sometimes short supplied 

    Drink from water on high  

    And you'll never more die  

    Down from God's mountain 

     Bubbling, water springs  

    Crystal spouting waters  

    Let me evermore drink 

    This water's never stagnant 

    And never fears a drought 

    This ever flowing water 

    Is pure without a doubt

     Pure refreshing water  

    Flowing from God's Mountain 

    Oh give me this water 

    That I never thirst again 

     

    ©Brenda A.07/30/07 

     

     The Bible says:  he that believeth on me shall never thirst. John 6:36 Here, the fountain of water is an emblem of peace, happiness, plenty; and the essential thought in its flowing from the throne is, that all the happiness of heaven proceeds from God! Wonderful! Jesus is waiting to open the well of living water, which springs up to eternal life, of which if we drink we never thirst. This continuing water sheds its blessings on a world of sin and its end is everlasting life. Whosoever drinks of this shall never thirst, but it shall be in his heart a pure fountain springing up to eternal joy.

    Water us daily with this life giving water



    Comment (4)

    Mon, Jul 30th - 1:01PM

    Meditation of Our Heart



     

    "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart,

      be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord,"

     -Psalm 19:4

     

    Prayer of  Humility

     

    Dear God, I know I often fail 

    Sometimes my spirit is frail

    Guide me into things holy

    Let my words for You be boldly

    I  do want to do what is right

    Let me be acceptable in thy sight

     

     

    I really need to be more humble

    And please forgive me when I grumble

    Let my faltering words and wandering thought

    To thy throne be brought

    Attempts without You are not bright

    Let me be Acceptable in thy sight

     

     

    Give me harmony of heart and lips

    Before some hasty word slips

    Let me meditate on Holy things

     Lift my heart on angel wings

    And then my devotions might

    Be acceptable in thy sight

     

    ©Brenda A.7/30/07

    My meditation of him shall be sweet: 

    I will be glad in the LORD.

     -Psalm 104:34

     

     Words can hurt, and destroy peace and harmony in our life and with our relationship with God. When we have anger, do we find ourselves trembling or do we possess a peace that passes all understanding. Peace is the rights of God’s children. We can find joy when our hearts are fixed on him. This is one way we can please God and also make life easier for those around us

     



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    Sat, Jul 28th - 1:22PM

    Special Book of Remembrance



     

    ~BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE~

     

     

    I often read in God's Holy Word

    Of a very special book. Have you heard?

    It brings great interest to my mind

    This  Book of Remembrance

     

    It is for those that fear the Lord

    That speaks often of Him, in one accord

    Our Lord listens and hears it all

    Sp let your praises, on His ear fall

     

    We shall be His jewels in that great day.

    Lord, let my life please you, this I pray

    We are His special treasure

    And we should have the greatest pleasure

     

    I sometimes wonder, what's in this book

    Maybe someday I can take a look.

    I wonder if my life will be full of good deeds

    Please don't let it be choked with weeds

     

    We are very much valued by God.

    It should not seem to be that odd

    I must think upon His name and fear Him

     Meditate on Him, so life’s road will not be dim

     

     Fear the Lord, think highly of Him.

    Read His Holy Word or sing a hymn

    Ponder His significance ways in our lives.

    For us God has pride, and in His children thrives

     

    Oh yes, God values us very much.

    Our chief joy should be feeling His touch

    We should give glory to His Name

    Never ever, bring Him shame

     

    Will God be pleased with the book of me?

     All my deeds there he will see

    I must give glory to His Name

    Tell of all His lovely fame

     

    And someday, perhaps there will be

    A Book of Remembrance written for me

    Book of remembrance

     A Special Book of Remembrance

     

    Inspired by-Malachi 3: 16-18

    ©Brenda A. 7/19/07

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    Comment (3)

    Fri, Jul 27th - 1:23PM

    Morning Wings



     

    My voice shall thou hear in the morning,

     O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee,

     And will look up. -Psalm 5:3

     

     

      On the wings of the morning 

    As I start a brand new day

    Morning duties call, but I must pray

    I look up to my God in prayer

    I wait, knowing He will meet me there

    Early my petitions to Him bring

    And I joyfully talk to the King

    On the wings of the morning 

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    For the God of my salvation, I now wait 

    Oh loving God, You are so great

    Heaven's gates are open wide

    Come oh Lord, and stand by my side

    I know you'll give a gracious answer

    I feel like a Heavenly dancer

    On the wings of the morning   

     

     

    Many duties lie ahead this day

    Yet I cannot forget my Father's way

    It makes my day just a bit brighter

    So Lord, hold me close, just a little tighter

    Until your perfect sunlight rays  

    Sets my soul ablaze

    On the wings of the morning   

    ©Brenda L.A.7/26/07



    "In the morning." This is the best time for fellowship with God. An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
    How easy it is to get busy with the morning chores that one forgets to fellowship with God. God is a friend that sticks closer than a brother and we need Him to make it through the day. Things go better when we take time with God early in the  morning.  Let us give to God the mornings of our days and the morning of our lives. Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night. Devotion should be both the morning star and the evening star.



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    Thu, Jul 26th - 1:49PM

    Sweet Holy Spirit



     

    If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? -Luke 11:13

     

    Here the Holy spirit is promised to all children of God. All children of God are given the Spirit in a measure at the new birth, so what is this extra filling of the Spirit. This Spirit refers to the baptism that is full of endowment of power for service.   The disciples received this power at Pentecost after they had been children of God for several years. Acts 1:4-8 -2:1-16

     

     

    ~Fall Fresh On Me~

     

    Power of the Holy Spirit

     Wonderful zeal, and refining power

     So gentle as a dove

    Fall fresh on me

     

    Life giving water and infinite power

    Seal me now this day and hour 

    Fall down, as in a shower

    Fall fresh on me

     

    Oil of consecration and anointing power

    Redemptive and keeping 

    Guiding me onward to heaven

    Fall fresh on me

     

     Our ownership and guarantying power

    As the rain with life giving quickening 

    Refreshing dew and invigorating

    Fall fresh on me

     

    A Gift joyful and graciously accepted

    Liberating, Refreshing, Anointed

    And invigorating power

    Fall fresh on me

     

    Spirit of the Living God

    Fall fresh on me

     

    ©Brenda L.A.7/26/07

     



    Comment (2)

    Wed, Jul 25th - 2:25PM

    I Humbly Bow



     

    Bow To God Now

     

    I humbly bow my knees to you dear God

    While on life's weary way I trod

    Fainting not at tribulations

    But in every situation

    Go on bended knees to God

    Knowing you will meet me there

    I willingly bow in prayer

     

    King Solomon bowed his knee

    Elijah bowed too, don't you see

    Stephen and Peter on their knees bowed 

    Ezra and Daniel bowed and probably vowed

    Paul bowed his knees in prayer

    Knowing his God would meet him there

    Jesus my Lord humbly bowed too

     

    Now some may not want to bow in prayer

    They may be totally unaware

    That all will be forced in due time to bow 

    As for me, I had rather bow now

    I really do not know how

    They will feel on that great day

    When every knee shall bow

     ©Brenda A. 7/25/07

      

    .... I bow my knees unto the Father

      of our Lord Jesus Christ,

     Eph. 3:14

     

    That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, 

    of things in heaven, and things in earth, 

    and things under the earth;

    Phil. 2:10

     

     

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.



    Comment (4)

    Tue, Jul 24th - 1:08PM

    All is Well



     

    All is Well

    Life's sins are all forgiven

    By sin I am no more driven

    The misty, dark cloud of darkness

    Have all blown away

     

    All is Peace

    Life may bring distress

    But my soul is ever blessed

    My bright and morning star

    Frees my soul from turmoil and war

     

    All is Well

    In my heart rings joy bells

    Quietness deep within now dwells 

    Life can be all that it was ever meant

    For the blessed Savior was sent

     

    All is Calm

    Cured will be all sorrows

    When God is in all our tomorrow

    Stillness lies within the breast

    The one who trusts in God, is at rest 

    All is well

    Of His Love I ever tell

    All is calm. All is peace

    Upon the Lord the soul can feast

    Christians can evermore have peace

     ©Brenda A.7/23/07

    "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

    God has always revealed Himself to mankind through various means to show that He is our Creator, Lord, Redeemer and Master. He has made His will known to man from the beginning. There will be supreme happiness for one when following the will of God. 

     When one learns of God in youth, God will direct their life. They will avoid many pitfalls. We can be assured of complete happiness and success too, when we follow God's leading. A wrecked life can sometimes be from failure to follow divine directions

     

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    Mon, Jul 23rd - 11:37AM

    Chipped by Jesus



     

    Recently our son worked on my computer.

     As he talked about all the many chips and showed some to me,

    I was inspired to write this poem. Hope you enjoy it.


    ~Chipped~


    Chips and More Chips
    There are chips for everything now it seems
    Chips for memory
    Chips for speed
    Chips for almost every need.


    My soul too, has been chipped
    There is no question. Chipped  by Jesus
    Chipped for worship,
    Chipped for praise
    Chipped to please Him in all my ways

      ©Brenda A. 7/16/07
     


    But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. -Daniel 12:4

    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. -Hosea 4:6


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    Sat, Jul 21st - 2:48PM

    Brotherly Love



      Let brotherly love continue.
      Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
      Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also

      in the body. -Heb. 13

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    Many Christians claim to have a close walk with God, but then hold a grudge against their brother or sister. 

    My friend, these things should not be so.

    The world is full of evil, and as Christians we should try to win the love of that one who is considered an enemy.

    God has provided Grace sufficient for each need.  We can be overcomers with God's Love.

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    Brotherly Love

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    Let brotherly love continue

    Love for brothers

    Love for sisters

    Love for everyone

     

     Do not forget strangers

    For some have entertained angels

    Remember those in bondage

    Let brotherly love continue

     

    Do good, and communicate

    Bear reproach and go forward

    The Lord is our helper

    We boldly say

     

    God is  pleased

    With our good deeds

    Let brotherly love continue

    The Lord is our helper

     

    ©Brenda A. 7/20/07

      

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    Comment (3)

    Fri, Jul 20th - 1:09PM

    Forgiveness



     

     

    Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you." -Eph. 4:32

     

    God forgives us our own sin, so we should be conscious of the needs of kindness and consideration for others.  It is only of God's tender loving mercy that we possess joy, peace and love from His marvelous grace. 

    If one forgives freely they will also be freely forgiven. If one is stubborn and difficult and tends to hold grudges, they will find difficulty in obtaining forgiveness from God.  How sad that would be. God in all His wisdom and love treats us much as we treat others, when it comes to forgiveness. Be kind one to another.

     

     

    The Comforter   

     

     

    Come Holy Spirit, wrap me in your arms of love

    Oh how we long for an outpouring from above

    Make your abode in our hearts today

    Followers of love and power, for this we pray

    Our burdens on you we now lay        

    Real Spirit of comfort. Our burdens lift  

    Truth divine, let me never more drift

    Each day, Show me how to live a holy life              

    Recipients of your grace can live free from strife   

     

    -John 14:16

     

    B. L. Arrowood 7/20/07

     

     

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    Thu, Jul 19th - 1:33PM

    Israel to be Restored



     

    Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence. And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. --Ezekiel 11: 16-21

     

      God Will Restore Israel

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    God promised to Israel, He said, "I will restore"

    God's glory will shine once again, and forever more

    The covenant was made with Abraham

    For He is the Great I Am

    The people now among the countries scattered

    Will one day be gathered home and no more battered

    Though now scattered among the Gentiles

    When God restores Israel from the further aisles

    He is now with them in their little sanctuary

    Oh no, He is not their adversary

    While in these far off countries, His promises are the same

    I will give you the land, and be true to My Name.

    When He gathers His people to their home

    With the Covenant renewed, they will never more roam

    All sin will be abolished forever more

    When they return home, forgotten will be the sins they bore

    God's people will walk in His statues, and keep His law

    His spirit will then be poured out with a feeling of awe 

    His people will be united in purpose and pride

    When God restores Israel, they will be His Bride

    They will be empowered to maintain their righteousness

    There will be no more abominableness 

    They will be given a new heart, - the stony one taken out 

    When God restores Israel, - all will be victorious without a doubt

     ©Brenda A. 7/12/07

    Snapshot of Israeli flag we took on out tour of Israel in 1998



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    Wed, Jul 18th - 1:45PM

    Nineveh Saved



     

    The following poem is written by my husband, James Arthur

    He was saved under this message as a teenager many years ago. 

    He discusses this often and recently wrote this poem.

    Thank you Art

     

     

    Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. 
    But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken. -Jonah 1

     

    Jonah Went To Nineveh

    Now God spoke to Jonah, very long ago,

    And said "arise, and to Nineveh go.

    The city is great, but wicked and bad

    Oh, if they would repent, I would be so glad

    But Jonah rose up, from God to flee,

    Went down to Tarshish, there by the sea.

    Bought himself a ticket, for a trip on the ship

    Jonah thought he was far out of God's grip.

    But the Lord sent out a great wind;

    Against Jonah, the ship, and all the men.

    The men rowed hard, trying not to sink

    While Jonah was below, very fast asleep.

    Then they awoke Jonah, and did cast a lot

    Saying, "Why Jonah, against God did you plot?"

    So they took up Jonah, and cast him into the sea

    Oh Jonah, Oh Jonah, from God you cannot flea

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    Now God had prepared a mighty big fish

    Now this fish thought Jonah was a tasty dish

    But after three days and nights of this meal

    Out came Jonah, with a purpose still.

    Arise; Go to Nineveh, the Lord did say again

    So Jonah went, and began to preach, against their sin.

    From the king, down to the cattle, they all did fast

    Because Jonah went, they did repent, and had revival at last.

     

    © J. A. Arrowood 7/16/07

     



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    Tue, Jul 17th - 1:23PM

    Rose of Sharon



    1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
    2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

    - Song of Solomon 2 

    I am totally consumed by His love.  There is no other one like Him, the Sweet Rose of Sharon. I have been consumed by Him since youth, but as time progress, our love grows sweeter and I depend on Him more now than ever before. I was inspired to write the following poem, about His love.

     

    Rose of Sharon

    As I gaze upon your glory
    Drinking in Your beauty rare
    Sweet Rose of Sharon
    Thou art so fair

    As the lily among the thorns

    Blossom in my soul
    Sweet Rose of Sharon
    You, my heart have stole


    Sweet love at the banqueting house

    Spread out your banner of love

    Oh Sweet Rose of Sharon

    Embrace my soul, Sweet Holy Dove

     

    Thy countenance is comely
    Sweet is thy voice,
    Oh, my Sweet Rose of Sharon
    Until day break, you are my choice

     

    Comfort me with thy Love
    Until the shadows flee
    Oh My Sweet Rose of Sharon
    I am totally consumed by Thee

     

     ©Brenda A.

    7/16/07

     

    Inspired by  Song of Solomon 2

     



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    Mon, Jul 16th - 2:00PM

    Drop Down



     
    Drop Down Ye Heavens
     
    Drop down ye heavens, down from above
    We see displayed your mighty love
    Drop down ye heavens down from above
    Send forth your righteousness like a dove

    Drop down ye heavens, pour down righteousness
    Let all the world see thy splendid bless
    Come down, come down, down from on high
    Let thy righteousness pour down from your sky

    Drop down ye heavens, our prayer to thee
    The Lord is our maker. Let the whole world see
    From the rising of the sun, and from the West
    Drop down ye heavens, let creation be blessed.

    ©Brenda A.7/16/07
    (Inspired by Isaiah 45)
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     I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: 

     

    I the LORD do all these things. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

     

     I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
    --Various verses from Isaiah 45



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    Sun, Jul 15th - 3:43PM

    The Mystery



     

    Great is the Mystery

    And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. -1 Timothy 3:16

    Mighty is our Lord. His way is beyond our knowledge. We must give reference to God and not have a form of Godliness and deny the powers thereof. 2 Timothy 3:5 His love passes all knowledge that we might be filled with the fullness of God. Eph. 3:19 He is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. 1 Peter 3:22 

    Yes it is a great mystery of the Christian faith. He was manifested in the flesh: Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Justified in the Spirit -That is divine vindication - Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. 1Peter 3: 22  Oh, to know the love of Christ, which passes all knowledge, that we might be filled with all the fullness of God. Eph 3:19He was manifested in the flesh: He is Immanuel! God with us! Hallelujah! Isaiah 7:14

    Seen of angels. – Oh what Divine revelation. Preached unto the Gentiles. Seen of Angels - Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ that was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 1 Peter 1: 10-12. What a mystery!

    There is great importance of the faith preached by the Christian church. This is the truth. Should we fail the Christian faith will be hindered. Christ is believed on in the world - divine propagation - And came and preached peace to you that were afar off, and to them that were nigh. Eph. 2:17 He was preached unto the Gentiles - There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal. 3:28

    Every nation must hear this great news of the gospel. Proclaim it. We labor and suffer reproach often because we trust in the living God. Great divine fullness. How great to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Eph 3:19

    Received up into Glory – Wonderful divine ascension and exaltation! When the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, Luke 9:51 Who can know His ways. They are past finding out. Yes He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. -Mark 16:19.  The same human body and nature God was manifest in was resurrected and received up to glory.  These divine phases of the mystery of godliness form one complete whole concerning the redemption of all things. No single part is now a mystery, for all have been made clear by many scriptures

    Yield your life completely to Him. As He was seen going up He will come again. This is the salvation of which the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 1 Peter 1:10. We have His Promise. He will come back again just as He was seen going away!

    ©Brenda A7/10/07

    Mystery: something previously hidden, but now fully revealed. In the N. T. It always means any doctrine that has not, in former times, been made fully known to men.  It is found 27 times in the N. T. and not once in the O. T. There are 18 mysteries of Scripture. For more on this  Visit this page.

     



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    Sat, Jul 14th - 2:00PM

    Sweet Holy Spirit



    PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT


    And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. -Joel - 2

    But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. -Luke 24:29

     

    Promise from My father Luke 24: 29. Lord send us your Spirit. We continually praise and bless you God. We are thirsty Lord. Let us tarry in your presence Lord. As a heavy rain, may we feel the over flow of your power

    Rain down upon us and fill us to the brim. Unite us with your spirit to establish your Church. Like a mighty rushing wind, send Your Power. We thirst Lord!

    Overflowing love will begin to spread and others will then be drawn to you. Help us to repent and be filled. Baptize us in your spirit as in the Upper Room. Fill us Lord! We Thirst!

    Message of hope we have from You! - " I will pour out my spirit on your sons and your daughters". What a promise! Help us, by Your Spirit to spread your love to all the nations. Let us not grow cold and indifferent.

    I will pour out my spirit in those days." This is the promise. This spirit will usher in your blessed Kingdom age.  The great outpouring of Your Spirit was on the day of Pentecost and many years later it will also be poured out again.

    Send down your Sweet Holy Spirit Lord. We long to see your power. Send the promise of the Father. Let us be your witness. The future will see it for it is in Your Word, "This promise is to our children"

    End time days are upon us now so we need a double portion of your Spirit Lord. Like the mighty Niagara, pour out your living water on us for we thirst. We need this same spirit, which was poured out in the Upper Room. We wait for this Spirit Lord. Fill us for we are thirsty.



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    Fri, Jul 13th - 7:19PM

    Deep Sleep



    And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days. And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead. And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted. 

     

    The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.-Acts 20: 6-12 & 2 Timothy 4:13 kjv

     

    Awake From Deep Sleep

    Down in the City of Troas, the seaport by the sea

    Paul was on a visit, in service to be

    Paul there preached the gospel, God' Word.

    Some folks there no doubt had never heard

    Now they were in for an all night treat

    Anxious to hear love's story sweet

    Carried away it seemed Paul must have been

    This story he told, about his dearest friend

    Along about midnight, there was a loud noise

    Oh no, one was asleep, it was not all joys

    For there in the window, he tumbled out

    The young man, Eutychus was now dead no doubt.

    While there Paul left with Carpus, his cloak, and books

    He did not depend upon his good looks

    You see Paul's parchment was very special.

    No doubt it was his Bible, very beneficial.

    He needed these after his leave

    In prison no doubt again he did grieve

    Now are you sunken down, sluggish saint

    In deep sleep, oh do not faint.

    Awake my friend, for there is still life

    You must now cease from all worldly strife

    Oh yes, return from that deep sleep

    Be comforted there is still life and you He will keep

    ©Brenda A 7/13/07

     Biblical Reference from -Acts 20: 6-12 & 2 Timothy 4:13 kjv



    Comment (5)

    Thu, Jul 12th - 1:09PM

    Reap in joy



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    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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     REAP JOY

    They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. - He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, 

    shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. - Psalm 126: 5-6 

     

    Rest your soul in God.  He has promised joy. God see your heart and knows each pain

     

    Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice -Philippians 4:4 We can be happy in spite of our circumstances.

     

     

    Each prayer He hears.  Rejoice and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.

     

    There is gladness for the upright.  Enjoy all His blessings

     

     

    Although you may have sorrows now your heart shall rejoice, and none can take away the joy. John 16: 22

     

    Do not let life's pressures and frustrations cloud your vision of God.  The joy of the Lord is our strength.

     

     

    Portions of fat and sweets are coming our way. Nehemiah 8:10

     

    For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace..... -Isaiah 55:12  

     

     

    Just as Israel was under pressure from foreign powers, we too are often attacked.  

     

    We can be confident of God's restoration. He sees each tear you shed.

     

     

    Obeying God makes us recipients of the blessings. 

     

     So say to your mountain. "Move, Get out of my way."

     

     

    Year of grace is dawning. "I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice" 

     

    The end of the upright is everlasting joy.

     

    ©Brenda A



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    Wed, Jul 11th - 1:29PM

    Just Waiting



     

    Just Waiting

     

    I anxiously await the day
    When we are all called far away
    Over the sunset horizon
    With our race on earth done

    My heart gives a leap at the thought
    How my soul was bought
    So I could reign in Heaven's land
    On the far away golden strand

    There it will all be joy and peace 
    Where all our cares will cease
    Don't you too want to go
    There you will forever glow

     

    ©Brenda A 7/10/07

    Him that over-cometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God,

     and he shall go no more out:

    and I will write upon him the name of my God,

     and the name of the city of my God,

    which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down

     out of heaven from my God:

     and I will write upon him my new name.

    -Rev. 3:12 KJV



    Comment (3)

    Tue, Jul 10th - 1:52PM

    Let the Praises Begin



     

    Send Judah


    1 ¶ Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? 
    2 And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand. 
    3 And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him. 
    4 And Judah went up; and the LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men. 
    5 And they found Adonibezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites. 
    6 But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. 
    7 And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died. 
    8 Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire. 
    9 ¶ And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley. -Judges 1: 1-9



    Judah as a person, played an important part in Israel, even during the lifetime of his father. His name means praise. He was the fourth son of Jacob and Leah. He saved Joseph from the pit in which the others had cast him into to die (Gen 37: 20-27) B y persuading his brothers to sell him paved the way for the preservation of Israel. Judah was capable of confessing his sins. Gen. 38: 26. He pledged himself to Jacob for the safe return of Benjamin Gen 43: 3-14 and plead with Joseph to spare him. Judah was the one through whom the Messiah was to come and rule. His tribe led the others in their marches and it was first in a number of other activities. Numbers 34: 19 - Joshua 15:1
    Judah, as a tribe, wanted Simeon to go with him to battle, seeing the two shared the same inheritance. Joshua 19: 1. The brothers were born of the same father and mother, and their tribes shared the same land. It now seemed that they should fight together. Judah won the victory at Bezek. God desired him. We too can win victory by doing the will of God and praising Him.

    Send Judah! - The voice of the Lord spoke. 

    Send Judah! - Behold, I have delivered the land into his hands: 

    Send Judah! –There is victory for our land.

    Send Judah! –He is capable of accomplishing great things.

    Today the Lord wants to send you and me to be his witness for deliverance.

    Are we ready to fight for the right? Let the next generation know we are on the winning side.

    LET THE PRAISES BEGIN,  - VICTORY IS OURS!

    ©Brenda A7/10/07

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    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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    Comment (1)

    Mon, Jul 9th - 3:35PM

    Power



     Power That Gives Life Eternal

    Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. -Ephesians 3:7

     

     

     

     

    Power is given to us to minister.. It is a gift.  By His power we minister the un-searchable riches of Christ. We are not worthy of God's power His grace has made us worthy.

     

    Often one neglects the Word of God, which is a great storehouse of power.  Obedience to the Word makes one stable in God. Then we have power. Some only have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof. We should abstain from these.

     

    Worldly ways can lead one astray. We need more power of God in our lives to keep us clean and pure.  Such power comes when one yields himself completely to God. Come out from among the world and be separated.

    Every Christian needs power to do God's work. The ones gathered in the Upper room received power on the day of Pentecost. They tarried with God until the power came. Jesus has all power in Heaven and earth. Power to come to our rescue. Power to makes us a better witness. Power to give eternal life. John 17:2

    Recipients of God’s righteousness gain heaven and a reward. He will share with us riches of His glory. God's great heroes had mighty power.We too have power to overcome today.

     

      ©Brenda.A.07/9/2007

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    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     

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    Comment (3)

    Sun, Jul 8th - 4:04PM

    How Sweet Is the Word



    His Word is Sweeter Than Honey

    How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 119:103

    Taste the word: How sweet it is! The things of the world cannot compare.

    The Words are better than gold and much sweeter. When God speaks, one should listen. Our hearts can then find happiness

     

    Ask John, he would say so.  He dwelt in the wilderness preaching the Word

    He cared not for worldly possessions, but desired God.

    There are Words of love. Treasures, pleasures, and honors of earth.

     

    Sweet are thy words unto my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 

    Honey is good, but the Words of God are better. They bring delight to the unsatisfied soul. Words of God purify my heart. We are blessed.

     

    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

     For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. The Word instructs us daily and gives us hope. Declare the Words. They get sweeter. 

     

    Eat and see! Rare enjoyment is derived. They come to us with love, and the heart is enriched with them as though the breath of God has come into it. Life is nourished by it. It can cure all pain. Just taste and see! 

     

    ©B.A.07/8/2007

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    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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    Sat, Jul 7th - 1:49PM

    7 7 7



     

    Seven 


    Today is 7 7 7   - July Seven, 2007   

    There is so much associated with this day. Seems everyone wants to get married or do their favorite thing today with seven in mind. God liked the number seven too. Seven is mentioned over seven hundred times in the Bibl 

      ~The Number Seven~

    And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. -Rev. 16:17

    Seven is an interesting number. There is much in the Bible about seven. It seems number seven could represent completeness in this verse. There are so many times in the Bible where the number seven is used. Life operates in cycles of seven. There are many times seven is used in other occasions. 

    Even the musical scale has seven notes. All other pitches are only variations of these sounds. They are named notes, but God gave the sound as He did the seven days of the week. Man named them, but God gave them. Seven is used in creation. Created is used seven times. God rested on the seventh day. He appointed seven days for a week

    Very early in man's first days on earth, Noah took clean beasts into the ark by seven's. Seven days after Noah entered the ark it rained. Those seven days of waiting completed God's time of waiting. The Savior spoke seven times from the Cross. Seven times in the book of Revelation, blessings are promised to the seven churches. There are seven seals, trumpets, personages, vials, dooms and seven new things. It seems to be the completeness or spiritual perfection. Seven is found 735 times in the Bible.

    Entering the priest-hook work Aaron and his sons were consecrated for seven days. The mercy seat was sprinkled seven times. A picture of Christ redemptive work is completed in Heb. 9:12.There are seven-feast day of God. Found in Lev. 23: 1-44. There are seven branches on the candlestick in the holy place. Our God is the complete light. Solomon was seven years building the temple and kept feast seven days  When Israel took the city of Jericho they marched seven times around it. Joshua 6:1-16 Job had seven sons. His friends sat seven days and nights in silence. Afterward they were required to offer a burnt offering of seven bullocks and seven rams.

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    Naaman the King had to dip and wash seven times in Jordan River. Jesus said to forgive seventy times seven times. Just keep on forgiving seemed to be what Christ had in mind. In Daniel, the furnace was heated seven times hotter for the Hebrew boys. Seven kinds of officials were called in to the King. The Hebrew boys were brought safely out. Someday God will also bring us safely out of bondage. We too will have complete deliverance.   

     

     ©Brenda A

    July Seven, 2007   



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    Fri, Jul 6th - 1:45PM

    Yes Lord I'll Follow



     

    Photo of fishing Boat on the Sea of Galilee, that we took on our tour of the Holy Land. 

    Here on the Sea is where Jesus said, "Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men".

                                       

      Following Jesus

     

    Follow, Yes Lord, I want to follow where so ever You may gently lead.

    There may be some rugged, stormy ways but we can be all that we were intended to be. What a blessing to follow Jesus! Peter and James left all and followed Him. They knew straight ahead were many blessings.

     

    On we go. Our steps may falterer, but will not slip, when we choose to follow Jesus. The Bible says straight is the way and narrow the gate and few be that find it. There is a way that seems right but the end there of is the way of death. We do not want that path. He lifts us up out of the deep miry pits of sin.

     

    Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end. We will not be alone on the journey home. Jesus is with us. The way may often times be rough and we may have to stop and pray, but we can make it with Jesus as our Captain. Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. -1 Thessalonians. 3:11

     

    Looking straight ahead, we will find pure joy. Blessings are strewn all along the way. This path that leads home is straight and narrow, and has light ahead. What joy it is in following with Jesus holding our hand. Soon, the pearly gates will open wide, and we will enter. Make straight paths for your feet Heb. 12:13

     

    Only the pure in heart will see Jesus. Everyone doesn't have a pure heart. Many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. Time is getting short, and Jesus' coming is very soon, so one must get on the right path to have eternal life. When one follows Christ they will not have to run and hide or cry out for the rocks and mountains to fall upon them and hide them from the face of Jesus.

     

    When we follow Jesus. We know where we are headed. We are going straight to our heavenly home to be with Jesus. Look close, as we near the shore. Soon we will see the lights of home. He the pearly gate will open, so that we may enter in. Look straight ahead, and get on the right path that leads home.

     ©Brenda A.



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    Thu, Jul 5th - 2:25PM

    Lest We Forget



     

    How Special Is God To You?

     

    Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me days without number. Jeremiah 2:32

    Israel, God's people, was reminded that He should be very special to them. God should have been as wonderful to them as ornaments were to a maid and as attire to the bride. Yet it seems they went for days without even thinking of Him.

    Does God have that special place in our lives? Do we think of Him often and long to be clothed in His Love? God said His people had forgotten Him. O how this must sadden God's heart as He longs to draw near to the beloved.

     

     Let His love envelope you today. Let jubilation arise as you think of Him today. He is longing for your attention.

     

    FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. - JOHN 3: 16

     



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    Wed, Jul 4th - 12:31PM

    Celebrate



     

    ~~ Life in Christ ~~

    If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. -John 8:36


    July 4th is celebrated in America as national liberty day. 

    The day we celebrate our freedom. Most nations their own day of celebration of some kind.

     Christians have a liberty day, too in their personal lives - the day when Christ personally set them free from sin.
    The freedom which Christ brings is far more important than anything else in one's life. This freedom is maintained by constantly living in the spirit.  a spirit of devotion, faith, and keeping the heart turned toward Christ. The we are free indeed.
    Celebrate Christ today!

     

    HAPPY 4TH OF  JULY

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    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.



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    Tue, Jul 3rd - 2:24PM

    Nation's Blessings



    America's Greatness Comes from God

    Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. -Psalm 33:12
     
    America's birthday is here again. The 231st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. As we celebrate the founding of America, our country is in need of much prayer.

    America is still one nation under God, and we are responsible to Him for our land.; He has blessed this land beyond measure. We enjoy many privileges in America:  religious freedom, material prosperity, and much, much more. May we not forget  to look to God and be thankful for His many blessings and benefits. 

    Blessings to all and to all Americans, have a  wonderful holiday. Please don't forget to bless God and keep His Commandments and pray for our troops! 

    The Ten Commandments

    1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.

    3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

    4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    5. Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

     

    6. Thou shalt not kill.

    7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

    8. Thou shalt not steal.

    9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

    10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbors.

    -Exodus 20:3-17

    Note - The blessing of the Lord will be on any nation, whose God is the Lord and who follows His Commandments

    Poem by judge who defended the ten command.

     



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    Mon, Jul 2nd - 2:18PM

    Perfect



     

    ~God's Way  Is Perfect~


    As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

    -Psalm 18:30 

    P- people fail, but God never fails. He never makes a mistake. He is the same, today, yesterday and forever. All men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. 

    E -exalted is our God. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name that is above every name: All His ways are complete and matchless in harmony and goodness.

    R-reverence belongs to Him. Jesus prayed that we might behold His glory, which was given Him before the foundation of the world. 

    F-forget not the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you. Delight yourself in His statutes:  The word of the Lord is tried, like silver refined in the furnace.

    E-excellent are His works and His ways are past finding out. Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever.

    C-compare Him with false gods. He is un-comparable! Solomon said He was the most chief among ten thousand All his actions are resplendent with justice, truth, tenderness, mercy, and holiness

    T-The word of the Lord is tried, like silver refined in the furnace. As for God His way is perfect. My soul shall praise thee; unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Eph. 3:21

     

     



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