THOUGHT OF THE DAY

John 10 10 06-28-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

June 28,2020

Amos 8:11-12 AMP
[11] “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD, “When I will send hunger over the land, Not hunger for bread or a thirst for water, But rather [a hunger] for hearing the words of the LORD.
[12] “People shall stagger from sea to sea [to the very ends of the earth] And from the north even to the east; They will roam here and there to seek the word of the LORD [longing for it as essential for life], But they will not find it.

Psalm 119:11-12 AMP
[11] Your word I have treasured and stored in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
[12] Blessed and reverently praised are You, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.

Amos 9:13-15 AMP
[13] “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “When the plowman shall overtake the one who gathers the harvest, And the one who treads the grapes [shall overtake] him who sows the seed [for the harvest continues until planting time]; When the mountains will drip sweet wine And all the hills shall melt [that is, everything that was once barren will overflow with streams of blessing].
[14] “Also I shall bring back the exiles of My people Israel, And they will rebuild the deserted and ruined cities and inhabit them: They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, And make gardens and eat their fruit. [15] “I will also plant them on their land, And they shall never again be uprooted from their land Which I have given them,” Says the LORD your God.
• Which?
A Barren existence without God.
OR
An Overflowing existence IN God’s Kingdom.

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heal-our-land

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

June 27,2020

Zephaniah 1:14-18 AMP
[14] The great [judgment] day of the LORD is near, Near and coming very quickly. Listen! The [voice of the] day of the LORD! The warrior cries out bitterly [unable to fight or to flee]. [15] That day is a day of [the outpouring of the] wrath [of God], A day of trouble and distress, A day of destruction and devastation, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness, [16] A day of trumpet and the battle cry [of invaders] Against the fortified cities And against the high corner towers (battlements). [17] I will bring distress on men So that they will walk like the blind [unable to find a way of escape], Because they have sinned against the LORD; Their blood will be poured out like dust [and trampled underfoot], And their flesh like dung. [18] Neither their silver nor their gold Will be able to rescue them On the day of the LORD’S indignation and wrath. And the whole earth will be consumed In the fire of His jealous wrath, For He shall make a full and complete end, Indeed a terrifying one, Of all the inhabitants of the earth.

Zephaniah 2:1-3 AMP
[1] Gather yourselves together [in repentance], yes, gather [in submission], O nation without shame, [2] Before the decree takes effect [and the time for repentance is lost]- The day passes like the chaff [whirled by the wind]- Before the burning and fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day of the wrath of the LORD comes upon you. [3] Seek the LORD [search diligently for Him and regard Him as the foremost necessity of your life], All you humble of the land Who have practiced His ordinances and have kept His commandments; Seek righteousness, seek humility [regard them as vital]. Perhaps you will be hidden [and pardoned and rescued] In the day of the LORD’S anger.

Matthew 6-33 John 4-23 06-27-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

PETRA, ANCIENT EDOM 06-26-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

June 26,2020

Obadiah 1:15-21 AMP
[15] “For the [judgment] day of the LORD draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you [in retribution]; Your [evil] dealings will return on your own head.
[16] “Because just as you [Edom] drank on My holy mountain [desecrating it in the revelry of the destroyers], So shall all the nations drink continually [one by one, of My wrath]; Yes, they shall drink and swallow [the full measure of punishment] And become as though they had never existed.
[17] “But on Mount Zion [in Jerusalem] there shall be [deliverance for] those who escape, And it shall be holy [no pagan will defile it]; And the house of Jacob shall possess their [former] possessions.
[18] “Then the house of Jacob shall be a fire And the house of Joseph a flame [in executing God’s wrath]; But the house of Esau will be like stubble. They (Jacob) shall set them on fire and consume them (the Edomites), So that there shall be no survivor of the house of Esau,” For the LORD has spoken.
[19] Then those of the Negev shall possess the mountain of Esau, And those of the Shephelah [shall possess] the Philistine plain; Also, [they shall] possess the fields of Ephraim and the fields of Samaria, And Benjamin will possess Gilead [across the Jordan River]. [20] And the exiles of this host of the sons (descendants) of Israel Who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath, And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad Shall possess the cities of the Negev.
[21] The deliverers shall go up on Mount Zion To rule and judge the mountain of Esau, And the kingdom and the kingship shall be the LORD’S.

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John 10 11-16 06-25-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

June 25,2020

Isaiah 40:8-11 AMP
[8] The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
[9] O Zion, herald of good news, Get up on a high mountain. O Jerusalem, herald of good news, Lift up your voice with strength, Lift it up, do not fear; Say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!”
[10] Listen carefully, the Lord GOD will come with might, And His arm will rule for Him. Most certainly His reward is with Him, And His restitution accompanies Him.
[11] He will protect His flock like a shepherd, He will gather the lambs in His arm, He will carry them in His bosom; He will gently and carefully lead those nursing their young.

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Colossians 2 6-7 06-24-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

June 24,2020

Titus 3:1-8 AMP
[1] Remind people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready and willing to do good, [2] to slander or abuse no one, to be kind and conciliatory and gentle, showing unqualified consideration and courtesy toward everyone. [3] For we too once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various sinful desires and pleasures, spending and wasting our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. [4] But when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared [in human form as the Man, Jesus Christ], [5] He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we have done, but because of His own compassion and mercy, by the cleansing of the new birth (spiritual transformation, regeneration) and renewing by the Holy Spirit, [6] whom He poured out richly upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior, [7] so that we would be justified [made free of the guilt of sin] by His [compassionate, undeserved] grace, and that we would be [acknowledged as acceptable to Him and] made heirs of eternal life [actually experiencing it] according to our hope (His guarantee). [8] This is a faithful and trustworthy saying; and concerning these things I want you to speak with great confidence, so that those who have believed God [that is, those who have trusted in, relied on, and accepted Christ Jesus as Savior,] will be careful to participate in doing good and honorable things. These things are excellent [in themselves] and profitable for the people.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

John 17 1-8 06-23-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

June 23,2020

Proverbs 30:5 AMP
[5] Every word of God is tested and refined [like silver]; He is a shield to those who trust and take refuge in Him.

Psalm 19:8-9 AMP
[8] The precepts of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. [9] The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true, they are righteous altogether.

Psalm 119:160 AMP
[160] The sum of Your word is truth [the full meaning of all Your precepts], And every one of Your righteous ordinances endures forever.

Philippians 4:8 AMP
[8] Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].

1 John 5:20 AMP
[20] And we [have seen and] know [by personal experience] that the Son of God has [actually] come [to this world], and has given us understanding and insight so that we may [progressively and personally] know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true-in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

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John 14 23 06-22-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

June 22,2020

Psalm 13:5-6 AMP
[5] But I have trusted and relied on and been confident in Your lovingkindness and faithfulness; My heart shall rejoice and delight in Your salvation. [6] I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 36:10 AMP
[10] O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness (salvation) to the upright in heart.

Psalm 69:16 AMP
[16] Answer me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is sweet and good and comforting; According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me.

Psalm 86:5 AMP
[5] For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our sins, sending them away, completely letting them go forever and ever]; And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You.

Isaiah 63:7 AMP
[7] I will tell of the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, According to all that the LORD has done for us, And His great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He has shown them according to His compassion And according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Mark 10 19 06-21-2020

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

June 21,2020

Exodus 20:12 AMP
[12] “Honor (respect, obey, care for) your father and your mother, so that your days may be prolonged in the land the LORD your God gives you.

Proverbs 1:8-9 AMP
[8] My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not reject the teaching of your mother. [9] For they are a garland of grace on your head, And chains and ornaments [of gold] around your neck.

Ephesians 6:2-3 AMP
[2] HONOR [esteem, value as precious] YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER [and be respectful to them]-this is the first commandment with a promise- [3] SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY HAVE A LONG LIFE ON THE EARTH.

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My father Richard is 87 years old (if I recall correctly). My brother Harry and I have learned a lot from him. We have learned skills from him but most importantly we have learned life lessons. Of these life lessons we have learned about our Heavenly Father and Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ. We have the assurance that we WILL be in the family reunion in Heaven!