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Scripture reading: Proverbs 14:34

God made man for one purpose: that He might dwell in them; that He might walk in them; that He might talk in them; that He might be their God and that they might be His people. And He wants you to be His temple (walking, talking, living temple). He is not talking about dying and going to heaven now. He is talking about walking, talking, living temple of the Living God; Almighty God walking down the street. This is what God wants.

God is saying to His people, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

One day I was listening to Handel’s Messiah and when they sang the part, “He shall lead His flock like a Shepherd and He shall gather them in His arms” (Isaiah 40:11), the Lord said, “Ye are the arms of the Living God.” God wants us to be so strong in the Spirit of God that the glory of God comes out of us and takes a hold of the people around us and shepherds them, gathers them in the arms of God and gives them peace and deliverance.

I am telling you that the torments of this present life are so great that no man can survive outside of Jesus Christ. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

God Almighty is speaking righteousness. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). It means that sin is exactly the opposite of righteousness and God is saying that those of us who say we are Christians but are not walking in the Spirit, we are not being led by the Spirit of God, we are not righteous and if we are not righteous we are still in sin.

“How can I be a Christian and be in sin?”

Many Christians have back-slidden and God said that you can turn to a point where there is no return. Beware! Beware that when you hear, the actions that you do are motivated and given directly by God, for every time you disobey God and you make a turn, you are turning away from God. Every time you reject what God has given, you reject God, and if you continue to reject God, you are going to end up somewhere that you didn’t expect to end up. May God Almighty have mercy upon us, for we are all in the same boat. The Lord warned me about accepting something that is not God. Do you know when you accept something that is not God what you have done? You have rejected God. Though God did not tell you “take this and don’t take that,” when you take anything of your own motivation or your motivation from the advice of others – you are taking unto yourself a blockage to what God wanted to give you.

So let it be understood that righteousness is the very nature of God and righteousness comes out of love. Let us pray to God and ask Him, “Lord God, give me love. Lord God, give me love. Let it be that I love Your children just like You love me and like You take care of me. Lord God, I want to take care of Your children, not so much in my natural handling of things but in the Spirit I take care of them, saying, ‘Lord Jesus, deliver this little one. Deliver them from the sin they commit. Deliver them from the faults of their nature. Deliver them, Lord God, from their ancestral spirits that seem to rule among the nations. Lord God, deliver Your people.’ Amen.”

So I am taking care of God’s people by praying the proper prayer and by walking in truth and righteousness. Remember now, by walking in righteousness you are saving many people whom you don’t even know as well as your own family.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, September, 2009)

Thought for today: You are taking care of God’s people by praying the proper prayer and by walking in truth and righteousness.

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By Mavis M. duCille

Scripture reading: Proverbs 6:1-2

It is so clear in the scriptures, that God uses certain types of material in building His tabernacle. In so doing, God is not partial, because He through FOREKNOWLEDGE sees that such a person will fulfill His purpose. The gopher wood was the proper type of material for the ark. It had just the right consistency. The wood did not choose itself.

Another outstanding incident is Paul speaking to Timothy of his ability to respond to the call to the ministry, referring to Timothy’s grandmother and his mother as women of God, which was part of his qualification. This reference was basically directed towards his training and upbringing. Those devout parents diligently imparted to Timothy the things of God and of righteousness, which prepared him not only for the natural life, but for God’s purpose.

God laid down commandments, laws and statutes from the creation of the world as agents of education. God is not a dictator, but He knows that man has to be brought into discipline, so that he can have authority over his own being and creation. It takes discipline born of God to be able to resist temptation. God, therefore, gives man the tools to fight against the evils that beset humanity, yet man constantly rebels against discipline. Satan knows that if he gets man to rebel against principle and order, he has won a candidate for his purpose. No wonder the adversary has been working desperately to break down and destroy discipline in the world, in homes, schools and other institutions. Just think of any place where discipline is upheld one hundred percent! Even churches are attacked in the area of discipline. This breakdown in discipline answers for the chaos in the world. Parents must never forget that discipline at home helps the children to develop good character. Respect of authority is absolutely important for the building of character. For this reason, God commanded Israel against marrying strangers. It takes both parents together, walking in the fear of the Lord, receiving from the Spirit of God the law of righteousness written on their hearts, to impart the right balance to their children. These actions awaken in the children a sense to discern sin, and prepare them for life, both morally and spiritually.

WHERE THERE IS DIVISION between father and mother, the discord affects the whole family. A child who is brought up in love by father and mother, and taught to love and care for the other members of the family, is endowed with a nature of peace and security. That child, by natural experience, can understand very easily the love, care and concern of God the Father, thus he is no stranger to the ways of God. He has walked in the basic principles.

IN MANY CASES, ONE PARENT IS LEFT WITH THE BURDEN of doing the job, through faith in God. The Lord honors it, but God’s perfect plan for man is father and mother, together in Christ, bringing up children in the nurture and admonition of God – the father maintaining his position as head of the house, and mother as his helpmeet, respecting each other’s abilities in the Lord for the building of a family and the enriching of their home.

STRANGERS BREAK UP HOMES AND FAMILIES, wooing the unsuspecting victims into vanity and frowardness, because they are alien to unity and love in Christ Jesus. Instead of embracing and flowing with and becoming part of the family, the stranger becomes threatened (through jealousy) by this oneness or unity in Jesus Christ, and would do anything to separate the believer from the family.

There must have been that certain thing in Ruth that bound her to Naomi, to cleave to her; they were not strangers; they recognized that Spirit in each other. Ruth felt sure that her mother-in-law had much to offer her. God honored it and blessed her. Any person or thing that makes you less diligent for God is a stranger or strange thing – keep away from such a situation.

The Word says not to join hands with a stranger (Proverbs 6:1-2). How many times we have been cheated because of joining hands with strangers though they say they are Christians – no, they are strangers. Strangers cheat, rob, lie, deceive, hate, etc. Therefore, do not be surety for a stranger. God does not have the stranger under His complete command or control. God can speak to the conscience within him, but God will not force anyone to repent or become righteous.

The enemy uses the stranger to foil God’s plan, and rob us of our joy and blessings. Let us, therefore, keep our hearts and minds centered on Christ and not on the affairs of this life.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33.

These produce prosperity, joy and happiness.

(Excerpt from Nuggets for the Needy, 1997, pages 39-41)

Thought for today: The enemy uses the stranger to foil God’s plan, and rob us of our joy and blessings. Let us, therefore, keep our hearts and minds centered on Christ and not on the affairs of this life.

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Scripture reading: Proverbs 14:34

God made man for one purpose: that He might dwell in them; that He might walk in them; that He might talk in them; that He might be their God and that they might be His people. And He wants you to be His temple (walking, talking, living temple). He is not talking about dying and going to heaven now. He is talking about walking, talking, living temple of the Living God; Almighty God walking down the street. This is what God wants.

God is saying to His people, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

One day I was listening to Handel’s Messiah and when they sang the part, “He shall lead His flock like a Shepherd and He shall gather them in His arms” (Isaiah 40:11), the Lord said, “Ye are the arms of the Living God.” God wants us to be so strong in the Spirit of God that the glory of God comes out of us and takes a hold of the people around us and shepherds them, gathers them in the arms of God and gives them peace and deliverance.

I am telling you that the torments of this present life are so great that no man can survive outside of Jesus Christ. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

God Almighty is speaking righteousness. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). It means that sin is exactly the opposite of righteousness and God is saying that those of us who say we are Christians but are not walking in the Spirit, we are not being led by the Spirit of God, we are not righteous and if we are not righteous we are still in sin.

“How can I be a Christian and be in sin?”

Many Christians have back-slidden and God said that you can turn to a point where there is no return. Beware! Beware that when you hear, the actions that you do are motivated and given directly by God, for every time you disobey God and you make a turn, you are turning away from God. Every time you reject what God has given, you reject God, and if you continue to reject God, you are going to end up somewhere that you didn’t expect to end up. May God Almighty have mercy upon us, for we are all in the same boat. The Lord warned me about accepting something that is not God. Do you know when you accept something that is not God what you have done? You have rejected God. Though God did not tell you “take this and don’t take that,” when you take anything of your own motivation or your motivation from the advice of others – you are taking unto yourself a blockage to what God wanted to give you.

So let it be understood that righteousness is the very nature of God and righteousness comes out of love. Let us pray to God and ask Him, “Lord God, give me love. Lord God, give me love. Let it be that I love Your children just like You love me and like You take care of me. Lord God, I want to take care of Your children, not so much in my natural handling of things but in the Spirit I take care of them, saying, ‘Lord Jesus, deliver this little one. Deliver them from the sin they commit. Deliver them from the faults of their nature. Deliver them, Lord God, from their ancestral spirits that seem to rule among the nations. Lord God, deliver Your people.’ Amen.”

So I am taking care of God’s people by praying the proper prayer and by walking in truth and righteousness. Remember now, by walking in righteousness you are saving many people whom you don’t even know as well as your own family.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, September, 2009)

Thought for today: You are taking care of God’s people by praying the proper prayer and by walking in truth and righteousness.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

By Mavis M. duCille

Scripture reading: Proverbs 6:1-2

It is so clear in the scriptures, that God uses certain types of material in building His tabernacle. In so doing, God is not partial, because He through FOREKNOWLEDGE sees that such a person will fulfill His purpose. The gopher wood was the proper type of material for the ark. It had just the right consistency. The wood did not choose itself.

Another outstanding incident is Paul speaking to Timothy of his ability to respond to the call to the ministry, referring to Timothy’s grandmother and his mother as women of God, which was part of his qualification. This reference was basically directed towards his training and upbringing. Those devout parents diligently imparted to Timothy the things of God and of righteousness, which prepared him not only for the natural life, but for God’s purpose.

God laid down commandments, laws and statutes from the creation of the world as agents of education. God is not a dictator, but He knows that man has to be brought into discipline, so that he can have authority over his own being and creation. It takes discipline born of God to be able to resist temptation. God, therefore, gives man the tools to fight against the evils that beset humanity, yet man constantly rebels against discipline. Satan knows that if he gets man to rebel against principle and order, he has won a candidate for his purpose. No wonder the adversary has been working desperately to break down and destroy discipline in the world, in homes, schools and other institutions. Just think of any place where discipline is upheld one hundred percent! Even churches are attacked in the area of discipline. This breakdown in discipline answers for the chaos in the world. Parents must never forget that discipline at home helps the children to develop good character. Respect of authority is absolutely important for the building of character. For this reason, God commanded Israel against marrying strangers. It takes both parents together, walking in the fear of the Lord, receiving from the Spirit of God the law of righteousness written on their hearts, to impart the right balance to their children. These actions awaken in the children a sense to discern sin, and prepare them for life, both morally and spiritually.

WHERE THERE IS DIVISION between father and mother, the discord affects the whole family. A child who is brought up in love by father and mother, and taught to love and care for the other members of the family, is endowed with a nature of peace and security. That child, by natural experience, can understand very easily the love, care and concern of God the Father, thus he is no stranger to the ways of God. He has walked in the basic principles.

IN MANY CASES, ONE PARENT IS LEFT WITH THE BURDEN of doing the job, through faith in God. The Lord honors it, but God’s perfect plan for man is father and mother, together in Christ, bringing up children in the nurture and admonition of God – the father maintaining his position as head of the house, and mother as his helpmeet, respecting each other’s abilities in the Lord for the building of a family and the enriching of their home.

STRANGERS BREAK UP HOMES AND FAMILIES, wooing the unsuspecting victims into vanity and frowardness, because they are alien to unity and love in Christ Jesus. Instead of embracing and flowing with and becoming part of the family, the stranger becomes threatened (through jealousy) by this oneness or unity in Jesus Christ, and would do anything to separate the believer from the family.

There must have been that certain thing in Ruth that bound her to Naomi, to cleave to her; they were not strangers; they recognized that Spirit in each other. Ruth felt sure that her mother-in-law had much to offer her. God honored it and blessed her. Any person or thing that makes you less diligent for God is a stranger or strange thing – keep away from such a situation.

The Word says not to join hands with a stranger (Proverbs 6:1-2). How many times we have been cheated because of joining hands with strangers though they say they are Christians – no, they are strangers. Strangers cheat, rob, lie, deceive, hate, etc. Therefore, do not be surety for a stranger. God does not have the stranger under His complete command or control. God can speak to the conscience within him, but God will not force anyone to repent or become righteous.

The enemy uses the stranger to foil God’s plan, and rob us of our joy and blessings. Let us, therefore, keep our hearts and minds centered on Christ and not on the affairs of this life.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33.

These produce prosperity, joy and happiness.

(Excerpt from Nuggets for the Needy, 1997, pages 39-41)

Thought for today: The enemy uses the stranger to foil God’s plan, and rob us of our joy and blessings. Let us, therefore, keep our hearts and minds centered on Christ and not on the affairs of this life.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Proverbs 14:34

God made man for one purpose: that He might dwell in them; that He might walk in them; that He might talk in them; that He might be their God and that they might be His people. And He wants you to be His temple (walking, talking, living temple). He is not talking about dying and going to heaven now. He is talking about walking, talking, living temple of the Living God; Almighty God walking down the street. This is what God wants.

God is saying to His people, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

One day I was listening to Handel’s Messiah and when they sang the part, “He shall lead His flock like a Shepherd and He shall gather them in His arms” (Isaiah 40:11), the Lord said, “Ye are the arms of the Living God.” God wants us to be so strong in the Spirit of God that the glory of God comes out of us and takes a hold of the people around us and shepherds them, gathers them in the arms of God and gives them peace and deliverance.

I am telling you that the torments of this present life are so great that no man can survive outside of Jesus Christ. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

God Almighty is speaking righteousness. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). It means that sin is exactly the opposite of righteousness and God is saying that those of us who say we are Christians but are not walking in the Spirit, we are not being led by the Spirit of God, we are not righteous and if we are not righteous we are still in sin.

“How can I be a Christian and be in sin?”

Many Christians have back-slidden and God said that you can turn to a point where there is no return. Beware! Beware that when you hear, the actions that you do are motivated and given directly by God, for every time you disobey God and you make a turn, you are turning away from God. Every time you reject what God has given, you reject God, and if you continue to reject God, you are going to end up somewhere that you didn’t expect to end up. May God Almighty have mercy upon us, for we are all in the same boat. The Lord warned me about accepting something that is not God. Do you know when you accept something that is not God what you have done? You have rejected God. Though God did not tell you “take this and don’t take that,” when you take anything of your own motivation or your motivation from the advice of others – you are taking unto yourself a blockage to what God wanted to give you.

So let it be understood that righteousness is the very nature of God and righteousness comes out of love. Let us pray to God and ask Him, “Lord God, give me love. Lord God, give me love. Let it be that I love Your children just like You love me and like You take care of me. Lord God, I want to take care of Your children, not so much in my natural handling of things but in the Spirit I take care of them, saying, ‘Lord Jesus, deliver this little one. Deliver them from the sin they commit. Deliver them from the faults of their nature. Deliver them, Lord God, from their ancestral spirits that seem to rule among the nations. Lord God, deliver Your people.’ Amen.”

So I am taking care of God’s people by praying the proper prayer and by walking in truth and righteousness. Remember now, by walking in righteousness you are saving many people whom you don’t even know as well as your own family.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, September, 2009)

Thought for today: You are taking care of God’s people by praying the proper prayer and by walking in truth and righteousness.

Read Full Post »

Scripture reading: Proverbs 6:1-2

It is so clear in the scriptures, that God uses certain types of material in building His tabernacle. In so doing, God is not partial, because He through FOREKNOWLEDGE sees that such a person will fulfill His purpose. The gopher wood was the proper type of material for the ark. It had just the right consistency. The wood did not choose itself.

Another outstanding incident is Paul speaking to Timothy of his ability to respond to the call to the ministry, referring to Timothy’s grandmother and his mother as women of God, which was part of his qualification. This reference was basically directed towards his training and upbringing. Those devout parents diligently imparted to Timothy the things of God and of righteousness, which prepared him not only for the natural life, but for God’s purpose.

God laid down commandments, laws and statutes from the creation of the world as agents of education. God is not a dictator, but He knows that man has to be brought into discipline, so that he can have authority over his own being and creation. It takes discipline born of God to be able to resist temptation. God, therefore, gives man the tools to fight against the evils that beset humanity, yet man constantly rebels against discipline. Satan knows that if he gets man to rebel against principle and order, he has won a candidate for his purpose. No wonder the adversary has been working desperately to break down and destroy discipline in the world, in homes, schools and other institutions. Just think of any place where discipline is upheld one hundred percent! Even churches are attacked in the area of discipline. This breakdown in discipline answers for the chaos in the world. Parents must never forget that discipline at home helps the children to develop good character. Respect of authority is absolutely important for the building of character. For this reason, God commanded Israel against marrying strangers. It takes both parents together, walking in the fear of the Lord, receiving from the Spirit of God the law of righteousness written on their hearts, to impart the right balance to their children. These actions awaken in the children a sense to discern sin, and prepare them for life, both morally and spiritually.

WHERE THERE IS DIVISION between father and mother, the discord affects the whole family. A child who is brought up in love by father and mother, and taught to love and care for the other members of the family, is endowed with a nature of peace and security. That child, by natural experience, can understand very easily the love, care and concern of God the Father, thus he is no stranger to the ways of God. He has walked in the basic principles.

IN MANY CASES, ONE PARENT IS LEFT WITH THE BURDEN of doing the job, through faith in God. The Lord honors it, but God’s perfect plan for man is father and mother, together in Christ, bringing up children in the nurture and admonition of God – the father maintaining his position as head of the house, and mother as his helpmeet, respecting each other’s abilities in the Lord for the building of a family and the enriching of their home.

STRANGERS BREAK UP HOMES AND FAMILIES, wooing the unsuspecting victims into vanity and frowardness, because they are alien to unity and love in Christ Jesus. Instead of embracing and flowing with and becoming part of the family, the stranger becomes threatened (through jealousy) by this oneness or unity in Jesus Christ, and would do anything to separate the believer from the family.

There must have been that certain thing in Ruth that bound her to Naomi, to cleave to her; they were not strangers; they recognized that Spirit in each other. Ruth felt sure that her mother-in-law had much to offer her. God honored it and blessed her. Any person or thing that makes you less diligent for God is a stranger or strange thing – keep away from such a situation.

The Word says not to join hands with a stranger (Proverbs 6:1-2). How many times we have been cheated because of joining hands with strangers though they say they are Christians – no, they are strangers. Strangers cheat, rob, lie, deceive, hate, etc. Therefore, do not be surety for a stranger. God does not have the stranger under His complete command or control. God can speak to the conscience within him, but God will not force anyone to repent or become righteous.

The enemy uses the stranger to foil God’s plan, and rob us of our joy and blessings. Let us, therefore, keep our hearts and minds centered on Christ and not on the affairs of this life.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33.

These produce prosperity, joy and happiness.

(Excerpt from Nuggets for the Needy, 1997, pages 39-41)

Thought for today: The enemy uses the stranger to foil God’s plan, and rob us of our joy and blessings. Let us, therefore, keep our hearts and minds centered on Christ and not on the affairs of this life.

Read Full Post »

Scripture reading: Proverbs 14:34

God made man for one purpose: that He might dwell in them; that He might walk in them; that He might talk in them; that He might be their God and that they might be His people. And He wants you to be His temple (walking, talking, living temple). He is not talking about dying and going to heaven now. He is talking about walking, talking, living temple of the Living God; Almighty God walking down the street. This is what God wants.

God is saying to His people, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

One day I was listening to Handel’s Messiah and when they sang the part, “He shall lead His flock like a Shepherd and He shall gather them in His arms” (Isaiah 40:11), the Lord said, “Ye are the arms of the Living God.” God wants us to be so strong in the Spirit of God that the glory of God comes out of us and takes a hold of the people around us and shepherds them, gathers them in the arms of God and gives them peace and deliverance.

I am telling you that the torments of this present life are so great that no man can survive outside of Jesus Christ. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

God Almighty is speaking righteousness. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). It means that sin is exactly the opposite of righteousness and God is saying that those of us who say we are Christians but are not walking in the Spirit, we are not being led by the Spirit of God, we are not righteous and if we are not righteous we are still in sin.

“How can I be a Christian and be in sin?”

Many Christians have back-slidden and God said that you can turn to a point where there is no return. Beware! Beware that when you hear, the actions that you do are motivated and given directly by God, for every time you disobey God and you make a turn, you are turning away from God. Every time you reject what God has given, you reject God, and if you continue to reject God, you are going to end up somewhere that you didn’t expect to end up. May God Almighty have mercy upon us, for we are all in the same boat. The Lord warned me about accepting something that is not God. Do you know when you accept something that is not God what you have done? You have rejected God. Though God did not tell you “take this and don’t take that,” when you take anything of your own motivation or your motivation from the advice of others – you are taking unto yourself a blockage to what God wanted to give you.

So let it be understood that righteousness is the very nature of God and righteousness comes out of love. Let us pray to God and ask Him, “Lord God, give me love. Lord God, give me love. Let it be that I love Your children just like You love me and like You take care of me. Lord God, I want to take care of Your children, not so much in my natural handling of things but in the Spirit I take care of them, saying, ‘Lord Jesus, deliver this little one. Deliver them from the sin they commit. Deliver them from the faults of their nature. Deliver them, Lord God, from their ancestral spirits that seem to rule among the nations. Lord God, deliver Your people.’ Amen.”

So I am taking care of God’s people by praying the proper prayer and by walking in truth and righteousness. Remember now, by walking in righteousness you are saving many people whom you don’t even know as well as your own family.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, September, 2009)

Thought for today: You are taking care of God’s people by praying the proper prayer and by walking in truth and righteousness.

Read Full Post »