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The Bible is…{{{ Supernatural! }}}

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2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The bible is the most amazing book in the entire world!  It’s a special book with incredible power.  The bible is what reveals God to us!    It’s a life changing book!  This book keeps unfolding and it gets deeper the more one reads it.   The longer you read it…it will continue to unfold and let’s go of its secrets.  The bible is ALIVE!  It’s a very unique book that is actually a real living book!  Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Oh my Lord God!!! Is this incredible or what!!!!!

The bible speaks to your spiritman and it gets into your heart and your mind.  This book can clean up your soul and it can fix all the sinful areas of your life so you will be pleasing to God.

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When you read the bible…you are hearing from God himself speaking right to you.  Anytime you want to hear from God… just pick up this book and read it because the words are alive and they will speak directly to you.  Of course you can pray and hear from God also…but there are times during your day that you need to hear God’s clear and direct instructions, directions, assurances and comfort to you and these are at your fingertips when you own a bible and read it.

John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

People are always looking for mystical and magical things.  They will spend lots of money to find the secrets and powers of this life when all they have to do is open this amazing book with an open and seeking heart for truth.  The bible reveals this amazing, awesome, powerful, supernatural being to us.  It tells us everything that we need to know about God… His personality, His abilities and one of the loves of His life…which is us His very own creation!

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There was a couple this week on the news who was having an extremely difficult financial situation and they were just getting ready to lose their house to foreclosure.  The wife was cleaning out the kitchen to pack up and move and found a jar with some old lottery tickets.  They took them to the store to see if any were winners and one was and they didn’t know that all this time they had a $4 million dollar winning ticket!!!!  http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/news/20131572-418/geneva-family-wins-lotto-in-nick-of-time.html

Well if you have a Holy Bible you are also sitting on a $4 million dollar winner per se.  what’s in the bible is worth so much…in fact it’s invaluable!!!

The bible keeps giving and giving.  The more you read it…the more it reveals  its message to you and depending on what’s going on in your life at the time you’re read it…it meets that need in your spirit. Even though you may have read that scripture hundreds of times….in that moment it will have a deeper meaning to you.  It will be applied right to your situation in an amazing way.  How does this happen?  Well it’s a mystery just how God can do this….but I do know that the Holy Spirit will help our spirit receive what the bible is telling us because….”It’s a living book!”  God our Holy Father provided this for us to sustain us.

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Have you ever gone out to an all you can eat restaurant?  There is one here in New York called the Old Country Buffet and you may have something like it in your state.  The first time I went there it was so much food I was stunned to the point that I couldn’t eat much because I was so overwhelmed at the large assortment of food.   The bible is like that to me.  When you pick up that big book and thumb through it…it’s so overwhelming with all of its information…but when you take your time and study it you can really feast on it.  It is the bread of life and you can eat from it and be nourished by it for your entire life!  Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

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The words from the bible will also stick to you.  The bible says to hide the word of God in our heart and this is a big clue on how we should handle Gods word.  As we live our lives…the Holy Spirit will remind us of God’s words and His word will help us live our lives and be strengthened and guided by it in a miraculous way.  There is no other book on earth that has this kind of incredible power!!!  It’s not the paper or the ink…but Gods word on those precious pages that gives the power.

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Message for today:  You are not alone…you are not without help…God has provided everything we need to make it in this life!  The bible gives us hope for a great future!   All of God’s provisions have helped countless Christians before us and they are reaping the benefits of enduring this life and were successful and we will do the same!  Let’s read and study this wonderful, extraordinary, miraculous book so we can…be blessed by it!

Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

P.S.-  There is someone who doesn’t want you to read the bible so he can keep tricking you and deceiving you.  Don’t let the devil have his way.  Know your bible well!!!

I just signed up for daily bible reading that’s very easy for me to understand… delivered to my email.  It’s been such a blessing to me.  http://www.americanbible.org/

Gods word speaks loud...needs no mic. You can hear it loud and clear! Let it speak to you. Let it be music to your ears. Thank you God for your word!!

Gods word speaks loud…needs no mic.  You can hear it loud and clear! Let it speak to you. Let it be music to your ears. Thank you God for your word!!

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Do You Need More Faith? Read This!!!!

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Mathew 13:58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.

In this scripture above Jesus was in His own hometown preaching and doing miracles. His own townsmen and family really didn’t believe in what He was doing and saying. Jesus could have told them off…..But he was really cool about it. I think He might have thought this….”well I’m not going to perform any miracles here except for a few people who I know really wanted to be healed and  believed that I could heal them…..I’m not pleased with the other folks lack of faith…it doesn’t pleases me or my Father…..too bad I wanted to do so much for them…..but I cannot deal with their LACK OF FAITH!” Yes this is my interpretation….but knowing Jesus the way I do….I know He doesn’t like it when we don’t believe in Him and His Father’s ability to take care of us and we will be hard pressed to get any of our prayers answered that way.
I have so many personal stories of faith and my two best examples involve my two sons. I will tell my son Joshua’s story today.

I had 3 daughters who were 4, 7 and 10. I never wanted any boys and was very happy with my 3 daughters until….I became a committed Christian. I don’t know what happened to me….I think this happened to me because I was reading about the people in the bible…. it seemed important to have sons….so I tried to get pregnant again but after 3 ½ years nothing was happening. So I started praying and praying. I got to the point of literally begging God everyday in prayer. I told Him that He had a Son and I wanted one too. The doctor told me I needed a hysterectomy so He scheduled it…but before I could go ahead with it…. one of my daughters needed to get her tonsils out. About two months later I wasn’t feeling well so I went back to this doctor to reschedule the hysterectomy and after the exam the doctor informed me I was pregnant. I asked him what happened and He said….you tell me! I knew it was a miracle and that it was my son that I asked God for.

God told me to name Him Joshua and for the next 7 months I told everybody I was having a boy named Joshua. My mom and mother in law thought I had lost my mind. I was admitted in the Hospital for the last weeks of the pregnancy and all the doctors, nurses, lab techs…everybody knew about Joshua. They even sent a social worker to talk to me because I was so adamant about having a boy. When I was in the delivery room and he was born… the staff was all yelling “Joshua is here” and they were cheering…even though he was only 3 lbs.  You see… there were no sonograms back then! I had faith!!!….I believed what God spoke to me!!….I had faith that God could and would do it!! I never doubted… not for one minute!!

This is the kind of faith that God wants us to have every day. Do I?……No….I’m just being honest here…there are times that my faith gets low…tiny…weak….but that’s my fault.

My faith gets weak when:

1. I stress about a situation.
2. I think the problem is really big and seems impossible…this is called…DOUBT.
3. I’m sick or very tired and drained.
4. I haven’t been in the word enough I haven’t been keeping my eyes on the Lord.
5. I think I have figured out the answer myself…this is lack of TRUST.
6. I pray out of God’s will.
7. I take my eyes off the Lord and focus on the situation.
8. I let people convince me what to do.
9. I pray and pray….God answers me but I keep praying thinking it’s not exactly what I asked for.
10. I may have unforgiveness in my heart.
11. I may have an unconfessed sin.
12. I’m too busy doing a million things and preoccupied with life’s daily challenges.
13. Neglect my prayer life

Faith knowing your father will be there to catch you!

In our Christian walk with God we need faith like we need air to breathe. God is not moved to answer our prayers because we hope He can do it…but if we know and trust He can do it.
When my kids were little…they didn’t run up to me and say they hoped I could buy the ice cream off that truck….they were ALWAYS CONFIDENT that I could and would buy them that ice cream. They Knew I had money…they knew I could do it if I wanted to and their confidence in me got them that ice cream most of the time.
Are you confident today in God’s ability to answer you when you call to Him? If not… I have the perfect answer for you today….you can take this answer to the bank and cash it:

Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

Faith grows as you read and know Gods word

When you know what God says through His word…when you hear Gods word, when His word gets into your mind, heart and spirit…it is ALIVE in you because of the power of the Holy Spirit…this builds faith in you!

The bible is not a book with black and white pages of writings that you read and that’s it….It is alive….living…active…life changing….faith increasing!! There is one catch….if you don’t know what it says….your faith will be lower and life will be more challenging for you.

When Jesus was tempted by the devil…He used scripture to deal with him. Why did God put this true story in the bible…yup…you guessed it…so we can follow what Jesus did when faced with the devils taunts.

Message for today: Know scripture… know help…No scripture…satan’s gonna kick your butt! ( Hate to put it that way….but….somebody needs to hear this today.
Please…get a good bible and a highlighter….mark that bible up with scriptures that have helped you out of situations, share these with others….become a scripture master and see how your faith will soar. The devil will be scared of you!!!

 

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