The Priscilla Challenge: When the Wife Is Called to Be the Pastor — Charisma Magazine

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WHEN ABBA SENDS A RAINBOW!

About 17-20 yrs ago I was painting the railings on this house before they were installed.  There wasn’t a cloud in the sky.  For the first time in my life I felt so alone and cried out to God.   Is anybody there?  Is anybody there?  When I carried the paint up to the deck I glanced at the ocean.  Directly in front of the house was a rainbow!  The sky was clear and sunny.  The ocean was flat as a pancake. The rainbow was exactly as in the picture below.

Jer 33:3 3 1Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you 2great and mighty things, 3which you do not know.’ http://www.biblestudytools.com

 

The property is long gone but the memory of God’s answer to me will forever warm my heart!  Bless God!

All His promises are true! Seek Him and He will meet you right where you are!

Gail http://www.hope4u.ca

Brac Oceanfront wall

 

rainbow

 

MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY Genesis 9

Verses 12-17 Articles of agreement among men are usually sealed, that the covenants may be the more solemn, and the performances of the covenants the more sure, to mutual satisfaction. God therefore, beingwilling more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his councils, has confirmed his covenant by a seal (Heb. 6:17 ), which makes the foundations we build on stand sure, 2 Tim. 2:19 . The seal of this covenant of nature was natural enough; it was the rainbow, which, it is likely, was seen in the clouds before, when second causes concurred, but was never a seal of the covenant till now that it was made so by a divine institution. Now, concerning this seal of the covenant, observe, 1. This seal is affixed with repeated assurances of the truth of that promise of which it was designed to be the ratification: I do set my bow in the cloud (v. 23); it shall be seen in the cloud (v. 14), that the eye may affect the heart and confirm the faith; and it shall be the token of the covenant (v. 12, v. 13), and I will remember my covenant,that the waters shall no more become a flood, v. 15. Nay, as if the Eternal Mind needed a memorandum, I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant, v. 16. Thus here is line upon line, that we might have sure and strong consolation who have laid hold of this hope. 2. The rainbow appears when the clouds are most disposed to wet, and returns after the rain; when we have most reason to fear the rain prevailing, then God shows this seal of the promise that it shall not prevail. Thus God obviates our fears with such encouragements as are both suitable and seasonable. 3. The thicker the cloud the brighter the bow in the cloud. Thus, as threatening afflictions abound, encouraging consolations much more abound, 2 Co. 1:5 . The rainbow appears when one part of the sky is clear, which intimates mercy remembered in the midst of wrath; and the clouds are hemmed as it were with the rainbow, that they may not overspread the heavens, for the bow is coloured rain or the edges of a cloud gilded. 5. The rainbow is the reflection of the beams of the sun, which intimates that all the glory and significancy of the seals of the covenant are derived from Christ the Sun of righteousness, who is also described with a rainbow about his throne(Rev. 4:3 ), and a rainbow upon his head (Rev. 10:1 ), which intimates, not only his majesty, but his mediatorship. 6. The rainbow has fiery colours in it, to signify that though God will not again drown the world, yet, when the mystery of God shall be finished, the world shall be consumed by fire. 7. A bow bespeaks terror, but this bow has neither string nor arrow, as the bow ordained against the persecutors has (Ps. 7:12, Ps. 7:13 ), and a bow alone will do little execution. It is a bow, but it is directed upwards, not towards the earth; for the seals of the covenant were intended to comfort, not to terrify. 8. As God looks upon the bow, that he may remember the covenant, so should we, that we also may be ever mindful of the covenant, with faith and thankfulness.

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Christian School Banned from Teaching ‘Offensive’ Parts of Bible — Charisma News

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WHAT IS THE GREATEST AND FOREMOST COMMANDMENT DOES SCRIPTURE TELL US HOW TO DO IT?

 

THE FOREMOST COMMANDMENT

Matt 22:36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in theLaw?”
37 And He said to him, ” ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GODWITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALLYOUR MIND.’
39 “Thesecond is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’
40“On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”
STEPS TO OBEYING THE FOREMOST COMMANDMENT

2 Peter 1:5-10Amplified Bible (AMP) Biblegateway.com

For this very reason, applying your diligence [to the divine promises, make every effort] in [exercising] your faith to, [a]develop moral excellence, and in moral excellence, knowledge (insight, understanding),and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, steadfastness, and in your steadfastness, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly affection, and in your brotherly affection, [develop Christian] love [that is, learn to unselfishly seek the best for others and to do things for their benefit]. For as these qualities are yours and are increasing [in you as you grow toward spiritual maturity], they will keep you from being useless and unproductive in regard to the true knowledge and greater understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is blind—shortsighted [closing his spiritual eyes to the truth], having become oblivious to the fact that he was cleansed from his old sins. 10 Therefore, believers, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you [be sure that your behavior reflects and confirms your relationship with God]; for by [b]doing these things [actively developing these virtues], you will never stumble [in your spiritual growth and will live a life that leads others away from sin]

 

God's Will

 

STEPS TO HOW TO DO IT

#1 Apply diligence to Divine Promises

#2 Make every effort in exercising your faith to develop moral excellence (A heart for obedience)

#3 Knowledge insight understanding (We get knowledge wisdom understanding from God’s Word)

Proverbs 2:1-2

1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding
Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[c] despise wisdom and instruction.
#4 Self control steadfastness
#5 In steadfastness godliness
#6 In godliness brotherly affection (Love)
By doing these things [actively developing these virtues], you will never stumble (In your spiritual growth and will live a life that leads others away from sin)
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How Does Growing Apostasy Prove That Christians Are Getting Closer to the Truth? | The Stream

The truth hasn’t changed. Instead, some professing Christians have departed from God’s unchanging truth.

Source: How Does Growing Apostasy Prove That Christians Are Getting Closer to the Truth? | The Stream

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Identity Transformation – Part 1

Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef | LTW.org

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Violent Words Have Turned to Violent Deeds: The Rise of the Radical Left | The Stream

From violent campus protests to the shooting of a congressman, the violent, radical left is rising. But this should not surprise us at all.

Source: Violent Words Have Turned to Violent Deeds: The Rise of the Radical Left | The Stream

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10 Telltale Signs You Lack a Biblical Worldview — Charisma News

Source: 10 Telltale Signs You Lack a Biblical Worldview — Charisma News

Youtube of the movie mentioned in this post (Gail) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuE7-N5TEZQ

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Guarding Against the Deceptive Influence of the Spirit of Balaam — Charisma Magazine

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The Characteristics of Humility

According to Judaism, one of the biggest aspects of humility is learning from others and constantly refining oneself. The Didache gives us a six-step program to help us progress on the path of humility and mold our image more into the likeness of Messiah.

Source: The Characteristics of Humility

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