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The LOVE of God - Study Part 1

The Love Relationship
God is passionate about us! He is IN LOVE with us! Many times married people during a counseling session or during a divorce say: "I love him/her I'm just in IN LOVE with him/her..." We get that feeling about God sometimes. We know He loves us. God is love. He can't help but love us. But He can't actually LIKE us right? I mean we're dirty, rotten sinners before getting saved. Even after getting saved we mess up time and again. Many won't say it, many will, there is just this feeling or impression of being distant from God. There is no closeness with him, no intimacy, certainly nothing like the young couple who are "IN LOVE" with each other...But God is IN LOVE with us!

We read the bible with that filter of distance and we see a God who is mad at Adam for falling into sin and cursing him and us through him. We see a God who judges sin in Israel time and again, and judges other nations like Sodom and Gomorrah. But if we start t…

Work to Believe, not to receive!

COME:
Luke 17:5-10 (New King James Version)5 And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." 6 So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you. 7 And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come at once and sit down to eat'? 8 But will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare something for my supper, and gird yourself and serve me till I have eaten and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink'? 9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. 10 So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, 'We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.' "
HEAR:
It doesn't take much faith to receive the things of God. Yet we all, at one time or another, a…

Humility - The Power of Christian Life

David, a young man at the time, came to find his brothers and give them food. His brothers made fun of him and told him to get out and go home. He saw everyone was scared. So he inquired about what was happening.

David was told that a Giant man was threatening them and challenging them. David asked "What will be given to the man who kills this un-circumcised Philistine?" He goes to the king and get's permission to go. He runs out  at the man who is taunting them and making fun of God.

Goliath says: "I'm going to kill you!"

David says: "No, I'm going to kill you!"

Both of these are bold statements! But what was the source of the boldness? Why did one type of boldness fail and the other succeed?

Goliath made his statement with confidence in his size, strength, and training. David made his statement with confidence in his God!

So this then begs a question? What is your source? What do you trust in to put you in a place of victory. Romans 12:3 says that…

What I believe...

I Believe; The Common Denominator - Non Negotiables: The Bible is the Word of God - Perfect and Complete; First place and final authority for all matters of life. The is one God, who is three persons - Father, Son, Holy Spirit.Jesus - The Only son of God,Born of a virgin, by the Holy Spirit. Always existed as God.Came to earth as a man, becoming fully God and fully Man. He died, rose again, and now sits at the right hand of God the Father waiting the fullness of time to return to this planet. The way, the truth, and the life; No man comes to the Father accept by Him.People are saved, personally, through faith in the name of Jesus. There is a real heaven, and a real hell, and real people go to both places.One question determines that: "What did you do with the gift (Jesus) that was offered?"Jesus is coming again! The Rapture! There is coming a day when Jesus will come for His Church and usher them to heaven. This event will be the catalyst for a final 7 year period of time tha…

What I believe...

I Believe; The Common Denominator - Non Negotiables: The Bible is the Word of God - Perfect and Complete; First place and final authority for all matters of life. The is one God, who is three persons - Father, Son, Holy Spirit.Jesus - The Only son of God,Born of a virgin, by the Holy Spirit. Always existed as God.Came to earth as a man, becoming fully God and fully Man. He died, rose again, and now sits at the right hand of God the Father waiting the fullness of time to return to this planet. The way, the truth, and the life; No man comes to the Father accept by Him.People are saved, personally, through faith in the name of Jesus. There is a real heaven, and a real hell, and real people go to both places.One question determines that: "What did you do with the gift (Jesus) that was offered?"Jesus is coming again! The Rapture! There is coming a day when Jesus will come for His Church and usher them to heaven. This event will be the catalyst for a final 7 year period of time tha…

Miracles and The Word, believing and seeing are not equal.

COME:
Luke 16 (New King James Version)
31 But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.' "

HEAR:
This is an interesting verse that I've read and passed over many times. I find two interesting things about it.

Jesus was prophesying his own being raised from the dead and how it won't persuade people who do not respect the Word of God (which is Jesus). Those who did not already respect God and His Word, will simply explain away the Resurrection of Jesus. They may explain it away by saying it didn't happen. Like the religious people of His day or many secular scholars today.They may say He never really died. They may use any number of mental gymnastics, but in the end, they will not accept the simple Resurrection.Faith comes by hearing, and hearing; and hearing comes by the Word of God. So seeing someone raise from the dead won't bring faith. People just find another explanation. They…

Good Success

Empowered to Prosper with Good Success!  Joshua 1:8
Joshua 1:8 - Interlinear Bible
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 wayprosperous , and then thou shalt have good success . 'tyig'h.w '$yiPim h,Z;h h'rw{T;hr,pesv.Wm'y -a{l ? b.Wt'K;h -l'k.K tw{f][;l r{m.viT !;[;m.lh'l.y;l'w ~'mw{y w{B ? lyiK.f;T z'a.w '$,k'r.D -t,a ;xyil.c;T z'a -yiK w{B

Two Words Defined
"Prosperous" here is the Hebrew Word: Tsalach, Strongs 6743
Advance/Rush/Prosper/Make Progress/Succeed/Be Profitable

This word Tsalach has the idea of making one prosperous, or bringing and issue to a successful end. It causes one to experience prosperity. It strikes me as the causative force in the verse.


"Success" here is the Hebrew Word: Sakal, Strongs 7919
Prudent/Circumspect/Wisely Understand/Pros…

Good Success

Empowered to Prosper with Good Success!  Joshua 1:8
Joshua 1:8 - Interlinear Bible
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 wayprosperous , and then thou shalt have good success . 'tyig'h.w '$yiPim h,Z;h h'rw{T;hr,pesv.Wm'y -a{l ? b.Wt'K;h -l'k.K tw{f][;l r{m.viT !;[;m.lh'l.y;l'w ~'mw{y w{B ? lyiK.f;T z'a.w '$,k'r.D -t,a ;xyil.c;T z'a -yiK w{B

Two Words Defined
"Prosperous" here is the Hebrew Word: Tsalach, Strongs 6743
Advance/Rush/Prosper/Make Progress/Succeed/Be Profitable

This word Tsalach has the idea of making one prosperous, or bringing and issue to a successful end. It causes one to experience prosperity. It strikes me as the causative force in the verse.


"Success" here is the Hebrew Word: Sakal, Strongs 7919
Prudent/Circumspect/Wisely Understand/Pros…

My Worship is my work...

Re Posted from the KOG Site: http://kogconcepts.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/my-worship-is-my-work/

My worship is my work which causes people to see the nature of God. 

ENTER IN TO WORSHIP

Did you know that "Enter Into Worship" is not a phrase in the bible? Not in any translation that I could find. There are many references to entering God's house, God's Temple, the place of worship... We are even told to enter in order to worship. But there doesn't seem to be a biblical precident for entering INTO worship. I found this odd because I've heard and used the phrase SO many times since childhood growing up in churches. Psalm 5:7 NLT  Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; with deepest awe I will worship at your Temple.Jeremiah 7:2 ESV "Stand in the gate of the LORD's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all you men of Judah who enter these gates to worship the LORD. Ezekiel 46:2 ESV The prince shall enter b…

Darrell's Reading List


Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

Other sites I follow: