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    Mel's Weekly Study
          Just a simple place for me to put a scripture or two. My plan is to have one here a week or so. I was trying to do one a day, but think I need to go slower. Maybe I'll comment, maybe you will...

          Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1)

          Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. (Acts 17:11)

          Test everything. Hold on to the good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

          Examine what I say, challenge me if I seem wrong, rebuke me if I am way off the mark...

    Fri, Jun 30th - 10:46AM

    Revelation 14:3 (NIV) For Yesterday



    3And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.

    Comment (3)

    Thu, Jun 29th - 10:38PM

    Revelation 13:16-17 (NIV) For Yesterday



    16He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.



    Comment (3)

    Tue, Jun 27th - 6:00PM

    Zechariah 12:10 (NIV)



     10 "And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.

    Comment (0)

    Tue, Jun 27th - 5:59PM

    Revelation 13:9-10 (Amplified Bible) For Today



    9If anyone is able to hear, let him listen:

        10Whoever leads into captivity will himself go into captivity; if anyone slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Herein is [the call for] the patience and the faith and fidelity of the saints (God's people).



    Comment (0)

    Tue, Jun 27th - 2:28AM

    Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV) For Monday -- Weekly Promise



    6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

    Comment (2)

    Mon, Jun 26th - 2:19PM

    For Sunday



    Isaiah 2:4 (NIV)

     4 He will judge between the nations
           and will settle disputes for many peoples.
           They will beat their swords into plowshares
           and their spears into pruning hooks.
           Nation will not take up sword against nation,
           nor will they train for war anymore.

    Psalm 92:12 (NIV)

     12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
           they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;

    Psalm 72:7 (NIV)

     7 In his days the righteous will flourish;
           prosperity will abound till the moon is no more.

    Psalm 37:11 (Amplified Bible)

    11But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

    Isaiah 55:1 (Amplified Bible)

     1WAIT and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing].

    Revelation 21:6-7 (NIV)

     6He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

    Revelation 22:17 (NIV)

     17The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.

    Matthew 5:5-6 (Amplified Bible & some further translations)

    5Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering, NAS says 'gentle', Contemporary English Version says 'humble', New International Reader's Version says'free of pride'), for they shall inherit the earth!

        6Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied!

    Matthew 5:5-6 (The Message)

     5"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought.

     6"You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat.



    Comment (5)

    Fri, Jun 23rd - 10:46AM

    Revelation 12:17 (NIV) For Saturday



    17Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

    Comment (8)

    Fri, Jun 23rd - 10:45AM

    Revelation 12:10-12 (NIV) For Today



     10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
       "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God,
          and the authority of his Christ.
       For the accuser of our brothers,
          who accuses them before our God day and night,
          has been hurled down.
     11They overcame him
          by the blood of the Lamb
          and by the word of their testimony;
       they did not love their lives so much
          as to shrink from death.
     12Therefore rejoice, you heavens
          and you who dwell in them!
       But woe to the earth and the sea,
          because the devil has gone down to you!
       He is filled with fury,
          because he knows that his time is short."

    Comment (0)

    Fri, Jun 23rd - 10:40AM

    Revelation 12:7-9 (NIV) For Thursday



     7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

    Comment (2)

    Wed, Jun 21st - 3:07PM

    For Today



    Revelation 11:17-18 (NIV)

    17saying:
       "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
          the One who is and who was,
       because you have taken your great power
          and have begun to reign.
     18The nations were angry; and your wrath has come.
       The time has come for judging the dead,
          and for rewarding your servants the prophets
       and your saints and those who reverence your name,
          both small and great—
       and for destroying those who destroy the earth."

    Psalm 2 (NIV)

     1 Why do the nations conspire [rage]
           and the peoples plot in vain?

     2 The kings of the earth take their stand
           and the rulers gather together
           against the LORD
           and against his Anointed One.

     3 "Let us break their chains," they say,
           "and throw off their fetters."

     4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
           the Lord scoffs at them.

     5 Then he rebukes them in his anger
           and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

     6 "I have installed my King
           on Zion, my holy hill."

     7 I will proclaim the decree of the LORD :
           He said to me, "You are my Son;
           today I have become your Father.

     8 Ask of me,
           and I will make the nations your inheritance,
           the ends of the earth your possession.

     9 You will rule them with an iron scepter [or break them with a rod of iron];
           you will dash them to pieces like pottery."

     10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
           be warned, you rulers of the earth.

     11 Serve the LORD with fear
           and rejoice with trembling.

     12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry
           and you be destroyed in your way,
           for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
           Blessed are all who take refuge in him.



    Comment (3)

    Wed, Jun 21st - 12:39AM

    Revelation 11:3-6 (NIV) For Tuesday



    3And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." 4These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die. 6These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.



    Comment (2)

    Tue, Jun 20th - 3:57PM

    Isaiah 43:1 (NIV) For Monday -- Weekly Promise



     1 But now, this is what the LORD says—
           he who created you, O Jacob,
           he who formed you, O Israel:
           "Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
           I have summoned you by name; you are mine.


    Comment (2)

    Tue, Jun 20th - 2:28PM

    For Sunday



    Matthew 5:4 (Amplified Bible)

    4Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted!

    John 16:20 (Amplified Bible)

    20I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that you shall weep and grieve, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.

    Luke 4:18-19 (Amplified Bible)

    18The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity],

        19To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound].

    Revelation 7:17 (Amplified Bible)

    17For the Lamb Who is in the midst of the throne will be their Shepherd, and He will guide them to the springs of the waters of life; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.



    Comment (1)

    Sat, Jun 17th - 11:59PM

    Revelation 10:5-7 (NIV) For Today



     5Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. 6And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, "There will be no more delay! 7But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets."

    Comment (2)

    Sat, Jun 17th - 11:56PM

    Revelation 9:20-21 (NIV) For Friday



     20The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. 21Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.



    Comment (0)

    Thu, Jun 15th - 5:29PM

    Revelation 9:11 (Amplified Bible) For Today



    11Over them as king they have the angel of the Abyss (of the bottomless pit). In Hebrew his name is Abaddon [destruction], but in Greek he is called Apollyon [destroyer].

    Comment (4)

    Thu, Jun 15th - 5:24PM

    Revelation 8:10-13 (NIV) For Wednesday



     10The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.

     12The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.

     13As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: "Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!"



    Comment (0)

    Thu, Jun 15th - 5:21PM

    Revelation 8:6-9 (NIV) For Tuesday



     6Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.

     7The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

     8The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.



    Comment (0)

    Tue, Jun 13th - 11:26AM

    Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For Monday -- promise of the week



    11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    Comment (3)

    Tue, Jun 13th - 11:22AM

    Matthew 5:3 (Amp) For Sunday



    3Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

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    Tue, Jun 13th - 11:19AM

    Revelation 8:3-5 (NIV) For Saturday



     3Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. 4The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel's hand. 5Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.

    Comment (0)

    Sat, Jun 10th - 9:30AM

    Revelation 7:13-14 (NIV) For Friday



     13Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?"

     14I answered, "Sir, you know."

       And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.



    Comment (4)

    Sat, Jun 10th - 9:27AM

    Revelation 7:9-10 (NIV) For Thursday



     9After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10And they cried out in a loud voice:
       "Salvation belongs to our God,
       who sits on the throne,
       and to the Lamb."

    Comment (0)

    Sat, Jun 10th - 9:16AM

    Revelation 6:12-14 (NIV) For Wednesday



     12I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

    Comment (1)

    Wed, Jun 7th - 12:42PM

    Revelation 6:9-11 (NIV) For Yesterday



     9When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. 10They called out in a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?" 11Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.

    Comment (2)

    Wed, Jun 7th - 12:19PM

    Psalm 34:8 (NIV) For Monday -- promise of the week



     8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
           blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

    Comment (2)

    Wed, Jun 7th - 12:08PM

    Revelation 6:5-8 (NIV) For Sunday



     5When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"

     7When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" 8I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.



    Comment (1)

    Wed, Jun 7th - 11:58AM

    Revelation 6:1-4 (NIV) For Saturday



     1I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come!" 2I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.

     3When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" 4Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.



    Comment (1)

    Wed, Jun 7th - 9:59AM

    Revelation 5:11-13 (NIV) For Friday



     11Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12In a loud voice they sang:
       "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
       to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
       and honor and glory and praise!"

     13Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:
       "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
       be praise and honor and glory and power,
             for ever and ever!"



    Comment (2)

    Fri, Jun 2nd - 9:25PM

    Revelation 3:8-12, 15-19, 5:1-5 (NIV)



    Revelation 3:8-12

    8I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 10Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. 11I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.

    Revelation 3:15-19

    15I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. 19Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.

    Revelation 5:1-5

     1Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, "Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?" 3But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. 4I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. 5Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals."



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