The Pastors Heart

(James 4:7), “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”   Successful resistance to Satan can only come when we submit completely to God. As long as self plays a part in the life, resistance to the devil will be a sheer folly. Only as we are first Christ’s captives, can […]

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Jesus’ Victory over Death: (Isaiah 25:8),  “He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces.” I am in shock, stumbling through my paces, letting others guide me during these horrible hours. And yet this is a battle that is already won. Jesus, through His death […]

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(Psalm 104:34), “My meditation of Him shall be sweet” Praise is begotten by gratitude and a conscious obligation to God for mercies given. As we think of mercies past, the heart is inwardly moved to gratitude. –E.M. Bounds I love to think on mercies past, And future good implore; And all my cares and sorrows […]

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Peacemakers: (Titus 3:2), “Believers shouldn’t curse anyone or be quarrelsome, but they should be gentle and show courtesy to everyone.” Can you imagine the amount of work we could get done for Christ if we stopped complaining about everyone else and focused on what we need to be doing. 

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(Luke 1:74-75), “That He would grant unto us, that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness, all the days of our life.” (Joshua 24:15b), “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” It has been a joy to serve […]

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(Romans 8:28), “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Some might consider that there is only one condition: to love God. They think that to be called for His purpose is simply another way of talking about […]

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(John 14:26), “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”   What an awesome gift that the Father gave to His children…Thank you for the guidance and conviction and teaching that you give […]

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(Matt.6:11)’ “Give us this day our daily bread.”  The heart of the problem. The heart of this petition is expressed in the word “give” because it recognizes the need of the petitioner. Even though God may have already provided the necessity, we ask Him for it in recognition of His past and present provision, as […]

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(1Thess.5:16-18), “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I was recently asked…How do I know God’s will for me? Here is the answer I gave…It works well for all who call Jesus Lord.

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(Jer.18:4), “And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter” Why was this rare and beautiful masterpiece ruined in the master’s hand? Because he had run into resistance. I pray that we will be doing the Father’s will.