Our Abba Father

Series #3

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God is merciful. He made a way for us to be saved from our pitiful state in need of redemption. 

Prophet Nehemiah has a lot to say about this when he prayed for Israel. (Bible reference is Nehemiah Chapter 9 starting from verses 6-31) There’s so much to learn about this prayer.

“May your glorious name be praised! May it be exalted above all blessing and praise!

6“You alone are the LORD. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you.

7“You are the LORD God, who chose Abram and brought him from Ur of the Chaldeans and renamed him Abraham. 8When he had proved himself faithful, you made a covenant with him to give him and his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites, and Girgashites. And you have done what you promised, for you are always true to your word.

9“You saw the misery of our ancestors in Egypt, and you heard their cries from beside the Red Sea.c 10You displayed miraculous signs and wonders against Pharaoh, his officials, and all his people, for you knew how arrogantly they were treating our ancestors. You have a glorious reputation that has never been forgotten. 11You divided the sea for your people so they could walk through on dry land! And then you hurled their enemies into the depths of the sea. They sank like stones beneath the mighty waters. 12You led our ancestors by a pillar of cloud during the day and a pillar of fire at night so that they could find their way.

13“You came down at Mount Sinai and spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and instructions that were just, and decrees and commands that were good. 14You instructed them concerning your holy Sabbath. And you commanded them, through Moses your servant, to obey all your commands, decrees, and instructions.

15“You gave them bread from heaven when they were hungry and water from the rock when they were thirsty. You commanded them to go and take possession of the land you had sworn to give them.

16“But our ancestors were proud and stubborn, and they paid no attention to your commands. 17They refused to obey and did not remember the miracles you had done for them. Instead, they became stubborn and appointed a leader to take them back to their slavery in Egypt! But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love. You did not abandon them, 18even when they made an idol shaped like a calf and said, ‘This is your god who brought you out of Egypt!’ They committed terrible blasphemies.

19“But in your great mercy you did not abandon them to die in the wilderness. The pillar of cloud still led them forward by day, and the pillar of fire showed them the way through the night. 20You sent your good Spirit to instruct them, and you did not stop giving them manna from heaven or water for their thirst. 21For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell!

22“Then you helped our ancestors conquer kingdoms and nations, and you placed your people in every corner of the land.d They took over the land of King Sihon of Heshbon and the land of King Og of Bashan. 23You made their descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and brought them into the land you had promised to their ancestors.

24“They went in and took possession of the land. You subdued whole nations before them. Even the Canaanites, who inhabited the land, were powerless! Your people could deal with these nations and their kings as they pleased. 25Our ancestors captured fortified cities and fertile land. They took over houses full of good things, with cisterns already dug and vineyards and olive groves and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate until they were full and grew fat and enjoyed themselves in all your blessings.

26“But despite all this, they were disobedient and rebelled against you. They turned their backs on your Law, they killed your prophets who warned them to return to you, and they committed terrible blasphemies. 27So you handed them over to their enemies, who made them suffer. But in their time of trouble they cried to you, and you heard them from heaven. In your great mercy, you sent them liberators who rescued them from their enemies.

28“But as soon as they were at peace, your people again committed evil in your sight, and once more you let their enemies conquer them. Yet whenever your people turned and cried to you again for help, you listened once more from heaven. In your wonderful mercy, you rescued them many times!

29“You warned them to return to your Law, but they became proud and obstinate and disobeyed your commands. They did not follow your regulations, by which people will find life if only they obey. They stubbornly turned their backs on you and refused to listen. 30In your love, you were patient with them for many years. You sent your Spirit, who warned them through the prophets. But still they wouldn’t listen! So once again you allowed the peoples of the land to conquer them. 31But in your great mercy, you did not destroy them completely or abandon them forever. What a gracious and merciful God you are!

Another prophet who has prayed an intercession for God’s chosen people is Prophet Daniel. Chapter 9. Verses 3-19:

3So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and fasting. I also wore rough burlap and sprinkled myself with ashes.

4I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed:

“O Lord, you are a great and awesome God! You always fulfill your covenant and keep your promises of unfailing love to those who love you and obey your commands. 5But we have sinned and done wrong. We have rebelled against you and scorned your commands and regulations. 6We have refused to listen to your servants the prophets, who spoke on your authority to our kings and princes and ancestors and to all the people of the land.

7“Lord, you are in the right; but as you see, our faces are covered with shame. This is true of all of us, including the people of Judah and Jerusalem and all Israel, scattered near and far, wherever you have driven us because of our disloyalty to you. 8O LORD, we and our kings, princes, and ancestors are covered with shame because we have sinned against you. 9But the Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him. 10We have not obeyed the LORD our God, for we have not followed the instructions he gave us through his servants the prophets. 11All Israel has disobeyed your instruction and turned away, refusing to listen to your voice.

“So now the solemn curses and judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured down on us because of our sin. 12You have kept your word and done to us and our rulers exactly as you warned. Never has there been such a disaster as happened in Jerusalem. 13Every curse written against us in the Law of Moses has come true. Yet we have refused to seek mercy from the LORD our God by turning from our sins and recognizing his truth. 14Therefore, the LORD has brought upon us the disaster he prepared. The LORD our God was right to do all of these things, for we did not obey him.

15“O Lord our God, you brought lasting honor to your name by rescuing your people from Egypt in a great display of power. But we have sinned and are full of wickedness. 16In view of all your faithful mercies, Lord, please turn your furious anger away from your city Jerusalem, your holy mountain. All the neighboring nations mock Jerusalem and your people because of our sins and the sins of our ancestors.

17“O our God, hear your servant’s prayer! Listen as I plead. For your own sake, Lord, smile again on your desolate sanctuary.

18“O my God, lean down and listen to me. Open your eyes and see our despair. See how your city—the city that bears your name—lies in ruins. We make this plea, not because we deserve help, but because of your mercy.

19“O Lord, hear. O Lord, forgive. O Lord, listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for your people and your city bear your name.”

In every prayer we must make confession, not only of the sins we have been guilty of, but of our faith in God, and dependence upon him, our sorrow for sin, and our resolutions against it. It must be our confession, the language of our convictions.

Afflictions are sent to bring men to turn from their sins, and to understand God’s truth. Here is a believing appeal to the mercy of God. It is a comfort that God has been always ready to pardon sin. It is encouraging to recollect that mercies belong to God, as it is convincing and humbling to recollect that righteousness belongs to him. There are abundant mercies in God, not only forgiveness, but forgivenesses.

In all our prayers this must be our plea, we must make mention of his righteousness, even of his only. The humble, fervent, believing earnestness of this prayer should ever be followed by us.

His prophets and the major characters of the Bible tells us of God’s mercy, His great and gracious mercy and compassion!

  • Psalm 78:38 New Living Translation
    Yet he was merciful and forgave their sins and did not destroy them all. Many times he held back his anger and did not unleash his fury!
  • Numbers 14:18 New Living Translation
    The LORD is slow to anger and filled with unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. But he does not excuse the guilty. He lays the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected–even children in the third and fourth generations.
  • Deuteronomy 4:31 New Living Translation
    For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon you or destroy you or forget the solemn covenant he made with your ancestors.
  • Lamentations 3:22 English Standard Version
    The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; – This is a popular song!
  • Psalm 103:10 New Living Translation
    He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.

The Lord God himself say who He is.

  • Exodus 34:5-6 New Living Translation
    Then the LORD came down in a cloud and stood there with him; and he called out his own name, Yahweh. The LORD passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The LORD! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.

We ought to be merciful to others – especially the poor who has no one to cry out to but to God. We ought to be merciful since our Father, our God, is merciful.

  • Proverbs 21:13 New Living Translation
    Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.
  • James 2:13 New Living Translation
    There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you.
  • Matthew 5:7 New Living Translation
    God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
  • Matthew 6:14 New Living Translation
    “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.

It’s a call from God, an order for us to follow, in our relationship to others:

  • Ephesians 4:32 New Living Translation
    Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
  • Colossians 3:12-13 New Living Translation
    Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
  • Mark 11:25 New Living Translation
    But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.”
  • Luke 6:37 New Living Translation
    “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.
  • Jude 1:22-23 New Living Translation
    And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.
  • Zechariah 7:9 New Living Translation
    “This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness to one another.”

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God’s love abides in mercy.

  • 1 John 3:17 New Living Translation
    If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion–how can God’s love be in that person?

What can we call ourselves when we refuse to be merciful? If our loving Father is merciful and we are not, what does that make of us? 

We should rejoice about our loving God’s mercy! We should be jumping and shouting with great jubilation of His tender heart! For our many offenses, He forgave us. For our shortcomings, He looked on us with love, and compassion, and care.

Time to start thinking and reconsidering our ways. Let us renew our mind. Mercy!

by Mar Marilag 7-February-2017

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Our Battles

A Spiritual Battle

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Ephesians 6:11-12 New Living Translation
Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Who is the enemy?

  • satan
  • the devil
  • darkness
  • wickedness
  • sin – know this enemy – for you might be allies!
  • evil rulers and authorities (and someone you know comes to mind?)
  • evil spirits
    • demons
    • manipulating spirits
    • controlling spirits
    • witches
    • retaliating spirits
  • mighty powers – this I know nothing about…for to me, God alone is mighty!

Mark 3:9-11 New Living Translation
Jesus instructed his disciples to have a boat ready so the crowd would not crush him. He had healed many people that day, so all the sick people eagerly pushed forward to touch him. And whenever those possessed by evil spirits caught sight of him, the spirits would throw them to the ground in front of him shrieking, “You are the Son of God!”

Mark 5:6 New Living Translation
When Jesus was still some distance away, the man saw him, ran to meet him, and bowed low before him. With a shriek, he screamed, “Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In the name of God, I beg you, don’t torture me!” For Jesus had already said to the spirit, “Come out of the man, you evil spirit.”

Their shrieks are always loud! Unpleasantly loud – like their disgusting looks!

Mark 9:25-26 New Living Translation
When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil spirit. “Listen, you spirit that makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!” Then the spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.”

Matthew 12:43 New Living Translation
“When an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, seeking rest but finding none. Then it says, ‘I will return to the person I came from.’ So it returns and finds its former home empty, swept, and in order. Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before. That will be the experience of this evil generation.”

Matthew 13:37 New Living Translation
Jesus replied, “The Son of Man is the farmer who plants the good seed. The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one. The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, and the harvesters are the angels. “Just as the weeds are sorted out and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the world.

Mark 4:18-19 New Living Translation
The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.

Proverbs 23 – (I believe this is not a literal saying. Seek the Lord’s revelation on this one)

1While dining with a ruler, pay attention to what is put before you. 2If you are a big eater, put a knife to your throat; 3don’t desire all the delicacies, for he might be trying to trick you.

James 4:17 New Living Translation
Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

Who or what do we battle for?

  • We battle for our salvation!
  • We battle for our loved ones!
  • We battle for the unsaved and the oppressed and the prisoners!
  • We battle for our destiny!

2 Corinthians 4:4 New Living Translation
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

Acts 26:17-18 New Living Translation
And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’

Why? ☕

  • See John 10:9-10 New Living Translation
    Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

Anyone who has experienced a heaven’s tour will understand this. (Jn 10:9)

We are victorious in Christ! God always win a battle!

How?

  • BE HUMBLE

James 4:7 New Living Translation
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

  • DO NOT SIN IN ANGER

Ephesians 4:26-28 New Living Translation
And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.

  • DO NOT WORRY

1 Peter 5:7-9 New Living Translation
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.

Luke 21:34-36 New Living Translation
“Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”

  • FORGIVE

2 Corinthians 2:9-11 New International Version
Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven–if there was anything to forgive–I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

  • CARE

Luke 3:11 New Living Translation
John replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”

  • FAST

Isaiah 58:6-11 New Living Translation
“No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. “Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the LORD will protect you from behind. Then when you call, the LORD will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply. “Remove the heavy yoke of oppression. Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumors! Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.

  • PRAY

James 5:16 New Living Translation
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

  • Genesis 20:17
    Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.
  • 2 Chronicles 30:20
    So the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people.
  • James 5:17
    Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years!
  • James 5:18 Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.

Prayer moves the heavenlies! When we pray, God not just listen but takes action according to what we pray. He commands it and it is done. He wills it, and it happens.

The fate of the enemy

Exodus 15:6 New Living Translation
Your right hand, O LORD, is glorious in power. Your right hand, O LORD, smashes the enemy.

This is a literal smash thing. If you have experienced a battle in deliverance, you will understand this! It’s a battle scripture – on spiritual warfare. Ask me how!

Psalm 11:6 New Living Translation
He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked, punishing them with scorching winds.

Psalm 18:14 New Living Translation
The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded amid the hail and burning coals. He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies; his lightning flashed, and they were greatly confused.

Psalm 140 NLT

6I said to the LORD, “You are my God!” Listen, O LORD, to my cries for mercy! 7O Sovereign LORD, the strong one who rescued me, you protected me on the day of battle. 8LORD, do not let evil people have their way. Do not let their evil schemes succeed, or they will become proud. 9Let my enemies be destroyed by the very evil they have planned for me. 10Let burning coals fall down on their heads. Let them be thrown into the fire or into watery pits from which they can’t escape. 11Don’t let liars prosper here in our land. Cause great disasters to fall on the violent.

This is worth trying. 🙂 More weapons, the better! (Again, this might not be understandable to someone who has not experienced deliverance and warfare.)

1 Samuel 2:2-10 New Living Translation
No one is holy like the LORD! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. “Stop acting so proud and haughty! Don’t speak with such arrogance! For the LORD is a God who knows what you have done; he will judge your actions. The bow of the mighty is now broken, and those who stumbled are now strong. Those who were well fed are now starving, and those who were starving are now full. The childless woman now has seven children, and the woman with many children wastes away. The LORD gives both death and life; he brings some down to the grave but raises others up. The LORD makes some poor and others rich; he brings some down and lifts others up. He lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump. He sets them among princes, placing them in seats of honor. For all the earth is the LORD’s, and he has set the world in order. “He will protect his faithful ones, but the wicked will disappear in darkness. No one will succeed by strength alone. Those who fight against the LORD will be shattered. He thunders against them from heaven; the LORD judges throughout the earth. He gives power to his king; he increases the strength of his anointed one.”

All glory to God in the highest!

by Mar Marilag 3-Feb-2017

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Our Abba Father

Series # 1

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just
jəst/
adjective
  •  based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.

God is just. Period. This is just one of the many awesome qualities He has. This is also our focus here – for this writing. From the Old to the New Testament of God’s Word.

Deuteronomy 10:17 New Living Translation
“For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed.

Deuteronomy 24:16 New Living Translation
“Parents must not be put to death for the sins of their children, nor children for the sins of their parents. Those deserving to die must be put to death for their own crimes.

Isaiah 3:10-11 New Living Translation
Tell the godly that all will be well for them. They will enjoy the rich reward they have earned! But the wicked are doomed, for they will get exactly what they deserve.

Jeremiah 32:19 New Living Translation
You have all wisdom and do great and mighty miracles. You see the conduct of all people, and you give them what they deserve.

1 Samuel 2:3 New Living Translation
“Stop acting so proud and haughty! Don’t speak with such arrogance! For the LORD is a God who knows what you have done; he will judge your actions.

Job 34:17-19 New International Version
Can someone who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? Is he not the One who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,’ and to nobles, ‘You are wicked,’ who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?

Ecclesiastes 3:17 New Living Translation
I said to myself, “In due season God will judge everyone, both good and bad, for all their deeds.”

Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 New Living Translation
Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-2 New Living Translation
Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore. Remember him before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is dim to your old eyes, and rain clouds continually darken your sky. Remember him before your legs–the guards of your house–start to tremble; and before your shoulders–the strong men–stoop. Remember him before your teeth–your few remaining servants–stop grinding; and before your eyes–the women looking through the windows–see dimly.Remember him before the door to life’s opportunities is closed and the sound of work fades. Now you rise at the first chirping of the birds, but then all their sounds will grow faint.

Ezekiel 18:20 New Living Translation
The person who sins is the one who will die. The child will not be punished for the parent’s sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child’s sins. Righteous people will be rewarded for their own righteous behavior, and wicked people will be punished for their own wickedness.

Psalm 28:4 New Living Translation
Give them the punishment they so richly deserve! Measure it out in proportion to their wickedness. Pay them back for all their evil deeds! Give them a taste of what they have done to others.

Psalm 62:11 New Living Translation
God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you; unfailing love, O Lord, is yours. Surely you repay all people according to what they have done.

Psalm 94:9 New Living Translation
Is he deaf–the one who made your ears? Is he blind–the one who formed your eyes?

Proverbs 24:12 New Living Translation
Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve.

Matthew 16:27 New International Version
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

Acts 10:34-35 New Living Translation
Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.

Romans 2:9-11 New Living Translation
There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil–for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good–for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.

Romans 9:13-16 New Living Translation
In the words of the Scriptures, “I loved Jacob, but I rejected Esau.”  Are we saying, then, that God was unfair? Of course not! For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.” So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.

Ephesians 6:8-9 New Living Translation
Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free. Masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Don’t threaten them; remember, you both have the same Master in heaven, and he has no favorites.

2 Thessalonians 1:6 New International Version
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you.

Colossians 3:25 New Living Translation
But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.

Hebrews 6:10 New International Version
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Revelation 15:3 New Living Translation
And they were singing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your works, O Lord God, the Almighty. Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations.

His Word confirms it:

  • He is just or fair or morally right
  • He plays no favoritism
  • He remembers when you help His people
  • He remembers the love you show
  • He rewards us for the good we do
  • He accepts those who fear Him and do what is right
  • He gives glory, honor, and peace, to all who do good
  • He pays us for what we deserve
  • He repays us for what we have done
  • He gives us what we deserve
  • He shows no partiality
  • He cannot be bribed

Hence, we sing – ♪ Worthy is the Lamb / Seated on the Throne / Glory Honor Power to Him Alone / We will Bow to You / Wise and Just and True / Full of Glory Reign Forevermore! ♫

by Mar Marilag 2-Feb-2017

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Loved and Forgiven

Note: NLT = New Living Translation is used on all the scriptures unless otherwise indicated.

God loved us first…then He forgave our sins to bring us back to Him through His only Son, our Lord Jesus!

Such an amazing grace. Even when we are sinners, Christ died for us!

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From Sinner to Saved to Changed to Delivered to adopted Son of God!

Sinners Saved

Romans 5:8 New Living Translation
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

1 John 4:9-10 New Living Translation
God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love–not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

We are doomed to death but He saved us. We are condemned from the start. But thank God! By the hearing of His message, the Word, by moving us to accepting His Son, we are redeemed!

Romans 10:17 New Living Translation
So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

Mark 16:16 New Living Translation
Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.

  1. 1 John 2:23 New Living Translation
    Anyone who denies the Son doesn’t have the Father, either. But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
  2. John 1:12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
  3. Galatians 3:26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

It’s a harsh reality. Refuse and be condemned. Do you have any idea where you will be condemned or how?

Acts 2:38 New Living Translation
Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

No repentance, No turning to God, No baptism, No forgiveness of sin = No gifts from the Holy Spirit.

Acts 16:31 New Living Translation
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”

Romans 10:9 New Living Translation
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

1 Corinthians 12:3 New Living Translation
So I want you to know that no one speaking by the Spirit of God will curse Jesus, and no one can say Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:18 New Living Translation
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.

Mark 8:38 New Living Translation
If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Romans 1:1 New Living Translation
For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes–the Jew first and also the Gentile.

1 John 3:24 New Living Translation
Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us.

1 John 4:15-21 New Living Translation
All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first. If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their Christian brothers and sisters.

1 John 5:11 New Living Translation
And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.

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If you believed and accepted Christ, He will live in you and you will be a temple of God.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?

2 Corinthians 2:15 Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing.

Romans 8:9 New Living Translation
But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)

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Towards the Family

Ephesians 5:25-28 New Living Translation
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.

1 Peter 3:7 New Living Translation
In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.

Colossians 3:18-21 New Living Translation
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly. Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.

Ephesians 6:4 New Living Translation
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.

Proverbs 22:6 New Living Translation
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.

Deuteronomy 11:19 New Living Translation
Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.

Isaiah 38:19 New Living Translation
Only the living can praise you as I do today. Each generation tells of your faithfulness to the next.

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Towards the People

John 8:47 New Living Translation
Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.”

Acts 10:34-35 New Living Translation
Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.

Romans 10:12 New Living Translation
Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him.

1 John 2:5 New Living Translation
But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him.

1 John 3:19 New Living Translation
Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.

1 John 4:6 New Living Translation
But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception.

Questions

1 John 5:5 New Living Translation
And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

Romans 8:32 New Living Translation
Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?

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The Greatest Commandment, Towards Others

Galatians 5:14 New Living Translation
For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

James 2:8 New Living Translation
Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 John 4:11 New Living Translation
Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.

Matthew 7:12 New Living Translation
“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.

Luke 6:31 New Living Translation
Do to others as you would like them to do to you.

Romans 13:8-10 New Living Translation
Owe nothing to anyone–except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.” These–and other such commandments–are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.

Galatians 6:2 New Living Translation
Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

Galatians 5:14 New Living Translation
For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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Doughnuts, Towards Others

Levicitus 19:18 New Living Translation
“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

Proverbs 20:22 New Living Translation
Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the LORD to handle the matter.

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James 4:11 New Living Translation
Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you.

James 1:22 New Living Translation
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

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Be Kind, Be Merciful

Proverbs 11:17 New Living Translation
Your kindness will reward you, but your cruelty will destroy you.

Matthew 5:7 New Living Translation
God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Matthew 18:33 New Living Translation The words of the master
Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’

Ephesians 4:32 New Living Translation
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

Colossians 3:12-13 New Living Translation
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

James 3:17 New Living Translation
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.

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Control & Overlook

Proverbs 19:11 New Living Translation
Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.

Proverbs 14:29 New Living Translation
People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 New Living Translation
Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.

James 1:19 New Living Translation
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

Romans 14:1 New Living Translation
Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 New Living Translation
Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.

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John 3:36 New Living Translation
And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”

Matthew 7:24 New Living Translation
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.

Proverbs 12:7 New Living Translation
The wicked die and disappear, but the family of the godly stands firm.

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Towards Our Loving Father to Ourselves

Luke 6:36 New Living Translation
You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.

Ephesians 5:1 New Living Translation
Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.

Matthew 5:47-48 New Living Translation
If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 7:11 New Living Translation
So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.

Psalm 84:11 New Living Translation
For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.

1 Timothy 6:16 New Living Translation
He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen.

John 1:18 New Living Translation
No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.

John 6:46 New Living Translation
(Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only I, who was sent from God, have seen him.)

John 14:7 New Living Translation
If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”

Exodus 33:20 New Living Translation
But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live.”

Towards Others : Vengeance is of the Lord’s

Romans 12:17 New Living Translation
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.

Romans 12:19 New Living Translation
Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD.

1 Peter 3:9 New Living Translation
Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 New Living Translation
See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.

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In Every Opportunity, Towards Others

Galatians 6:10 New Living Translation
Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone–especially to those in the family of faith.

Proverbs 3:27 New Living Translation
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.

Luke 6:35 New Living Translation
“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.

Proverbs 25:21-22 New Living Translation
If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink. You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the LORD will reward you.

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Blessing Others

Romans 12:14 New Living Translation
Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.

Luke 6:28 New Living Translation
Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.

Matthew 5:44 New Living Translation
But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!

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Matthew 5:9 New Living Translation
God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.

Philippians 2:14-15 New Living Translation
Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.

1 John 4::7 New Living Translation
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.

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Proverbs 3:12 New Living Translation
For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.

Psalm 94:12 New Living Translation
Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions.

Job 5:17 New Living Translation
“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.

Lamentations 3:39 New Living Translation
Then why should we, mere humans, complain when we are punished for our sins?

Hebrews 12:5-6 New Living Translation
And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, “My child, don’t make light of the LORD’s discipline, and don’t give up when he corrects you. For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”

Hebrews 12:11 New Living Translation
No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening–it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.

Revelation 3:19 New Living Translation
I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.

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The GODly

Proverbs 10:3 New Living Translation
The LORD will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.

Proverbs 10:25 New Living Translation
When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.

Psalm 31:23 New Living Translation
Love the LORD, all you godly ones! For the LORD protects those who are loyal to him, but he harshly punishes the arrogant.

Malachi 3:18 New Living Translation
Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.”

Psalm 34:9-10 New Living Translation
Fear the LORD, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.

Psalm 37:28 New Living Translation
For the LORD loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever, but the children of the wicked will die.

Psalm 84:11 New Living Translation
For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.

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Everything We Have is a Gift

John 3:27 New Living Translation
John replied, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.

1 Corinthians 4:7 New Living Translation
For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?

James 1:17 New Living Translation
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.

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The Love of the Father

This is an entirely big topic to talk about. However, you may not experience or comprehend His love unless you open your mind and heart, and your whole being to Him, and let the Holy Spirit of the living God fill you, and the Lord Jesus to reign in every aspect of your life.

John 14:23 New Living Translation
Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.

John 15:9-13 New Living Translation
“I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 16:26-27 New Living Translation
Then you will ask in my name. I’m not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf, for the Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God.

Romans 5:5 New Living Translation
And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 New Living Translation
As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation–a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth.

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Romans 12:3 New Living Translation
Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

Romans 1:21 New Living Translation
Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.

Hebrews 6:4 New Living Translation
For it is impossible to bring back to repentance those who were once enlightened–those who have experienced the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the power of the age to come–and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame.

2 Peter 2:20-21 New Living Translation
And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life.

Luke 11:26 New Living Translation
Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before.”

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The Unforgiveable Unpardonable Sin. BEWARE!

Matthew 12:31 New Living Translation
“So I tell you, every sin and blasphemy can be forgiven–except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will never be forgiven.

Luke 12:10 New Living Translation
Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

Mark 3:28-30 New Living Translation
“I tell you the truth, all sin and blasphemy can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences.” He told them this because they were saying, “He’s possessed by an evil spirit.”

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About Forgiveness

Matthew 6:14 New Living Translation
“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.

Luke 7:47 New Living Translation
“I tell you, her sins–and they are many–have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.”

2 Corinthians 2:10 New International Version
Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven–if there was anything to forgive–I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake,

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Prayer Points

Acts 26:16-18 New Living Translation Saul’s conversion to Paul
Now get to your feet! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and witness. You are to tell the world what you have seen and what I will show you in the future. And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’

2 Corinthians 3:14 New Living Translation
But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is being read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. And this veil can be removed only by believing in Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:4 New Living Translation
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

2 Corinthians 4:6 New Living Translation
For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 4:18 New Living Translation
Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.

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Prayers

1 Thessalonians 2:16 New Living Translation
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.

Romans 15:5-7 New Living Translation
May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.

Ephesians 1:18 New Living Translation
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called–his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.

Ephesians 3:16 New Living Translation
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.

2 Corinthians 13:14 New Living Translation
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

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By Mar Marilag 1/31/2017

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The 30th of January 2017

Woke up late. Cyril is having a fever since last night. We prayed for him on different times. The Lord’s healing is upon him now. He is up and about when I left home at past 9:00pm.

I went to the office, signed some docs, bought paper towels, bought lunch, paid the utilities, bought some groceries, ordered pizza for Czarina Joy.

By the time the pizza arrived, we’re ready to eat. We celebrated Czarina Joy’s 17th Birthday. We have pizza, mojos, chicken and cake. 🙂 All glory to God.

After dinner, we prayed. Chloe James present this time.

The Lord’s mighty hand moved mightily.

All glory to our living God!

by Mar Marilag 1/30/2017 11:03pm

The 5th of January 2017

It’s already 10:40am. I’m on my 3rd cup of coffee. ☕☕☕ I just had my lunch and it’s so good.

However, my day started late. 🙂 Late at work. I didn’t hear anything from my alarm. Sun is already up when I get up. Funny…very funny.

Coffee Counter as of 1:18pm … 4 – ☕☕☕☕

2 Owl Coffee / 2 French Roast w/o Sugar

Went to Madocs. Wife and kids went ahead of me.

We expect to have the cast on her left foot remove.

By about 4:00pm, the Doctor called us in. After a few questions, he removed the cast. Fast and smoothly done.

All glory to God! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Our great joy on the way out of the hospital.

We took a ride to Robinsons Manila then straight to home.

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After a nice dinner, I wrote an update of a blog long overdue.

Add 1 more ☕ over the 4!

All glory to God for this wonderful gift!

by Mar Marilag 01/05/2017

 

The 3rd of January 2017

We woke up early. We had a simple breakfast of bread and coffee. Off we go to CLSF Central for the Bow Training Orientation Batch 2.

We arrived a few minutes past 9am. Then the worship started after a few words from Pastor Joel of IFP (Intercessors For the Philippines).

It was a free-flowing worship in spirit.The leader just waited upon the Lord for instructions and He never failed.

We were set free from entanglements on our feet. We were allowed to dance freely and take away all the seats. There was also a renewal of vows for all the married couples. My wife Cora saw me in white american suit with white rose on my chest, while she in a long gown, holding a bouquet of white roses! How I wish I could see what she saw.

Then an orientation about the Bows role in these end times.

Pastor Rene lead the intro on Angels Training.

There was a confirmed intruction for all the Pastors and Leaders to wash each others’ feet. We did.But it was all after the Covenant Signing. A Spirit-lead ceremony guided by the angels with the Lord on the Stage. Each one signed a golden blank book with a golden pen. We are to sign our name and our commitment as Bows for the Arrows of the End Time Armies. It was a very organized ceremony. The angels would, for some select Pastors, give something or send a message. One was given healing. We didnt know she was undergoing chemotheraphy. One was given something for his maintenance. Pastor Peter was given a sandals. Pastor Eric, a conductor’s wand. Pastor Ed, an end-time Crown!

It was a mighty move of God for this batch.

After the giving and closing message by Pastor Ed, we ended at past 3:00pm!

Me and wife then took a ride home. Ate a late-lunch at Chowking Kalentong, bought food for Cyril and Czarina Joy, then straight home.

Here now, at home, having ☕, and writing this blog.

Our God is really an awesome God. His clear instruction earlier is to follow the move of the Holy Spirit. Not what we want. Not what we thought of. It’s all about the power of the Holy Spirit in our daily life. As an intercessor, it’s of utmost importance for us to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying. He is not just our Lord, but also our Wonderful Counselor. He guides and reveals to us the things of God. With Him present in all we do, we can be assured of victory.

To God be the glory.

by Mar Marilag 01/03/2017