Scriptures for the Week

What Pleases HIM

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

 

John 3:17

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

 

1 Tim 1:15

this is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

 

1 John 3:8

He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

 

John 20:21

So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."

 

Heb 11:6

6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 

 

Rom 10:17

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God

 

Acts 17:11-12   Paul & Silas …Berean’s

These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed, and also not a few of the Greeks, prominent women as well as men.

 

Isa 55:10-11

For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,  And do not return there,

But water the earth,  And make it bring forth and bud,  That it may give seed to the sower

And bread to the eater, 

11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;  It shall not return to Me void,

But it shall accomplish what I please,  And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. 

Ps 107:17

Fools, because of their transgression,  And because of their iniquities, were afflicted. 

Ps 107:19-22

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,  And He saved them out of their distresses. 

20 He sent His word and healed them,  And delivered them from their destructions. 

21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,

And for His wonderful works to the children of men! 

22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,  And declare His works with rejoicing. 

1 Peter 2:24

who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness — by whose stripes you were healed.

 

2 Cor 1:20-21

For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 

 

Heb 4:1-2

Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit 

 

Heb 3:14

For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,

Heb 10:35-36 

Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: 

 

Rom 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. 

 

2 Cor 10:5-6

casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 

 

Eph 6:12

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

 

Eph 2:5-6

even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 

 

Eph 1:19-23

and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,  21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. 

22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. 

 

Rom 4:19-22  Believing ABRAHAM ….

And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 22 And therefore "it was accounted to him for righteousness."  

Rom 8:37-39

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

2 Tim 1:12

For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.

Scriptures for the Week

Ask and you Shall Receive 

 

 

 

 

Matt 21:21-22fig tree

So Jesus answered and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it will be done.  22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." 

 

Receive  (apecho)  =  to TAKE,   to Get Hold of…   to Receive in Full,  

                                      Apo=from,  before   echo= to have,    stresses the accomplished result

 

Mark 11:22-24this mountain

So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God.  23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.  24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. 

 

 

Matt 16:17-19whatever you bind on earth

Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.  18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.  19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." 

 

 

 

 

John 16:23-24ask the Father

"And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.  24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. 

 

James 4:3

You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. 

 

1 John 3:22

And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.

James 4:2-3     NKJV

You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.

 

James 4:2-3THE MESSAGE

You lust for what you don't have and are willing to kill to get it. You want what isn't yours and will risk violence to get your hands on it.

 

You wouldn't think of just asking God for it, would you? 3 And why not? Because you know you'd be asking for what you have no right to. You're spoiled children, each wanting your own way. 

 

James 4:2Kenneth S. Wuest  Translation

You engage in conflicts and quarrel. You do not have because you are not praying for something to be given you. You pray for something to be given you and do not receive because you pray with evil intent in order that you may use it [for self-gratification] in your inordinate passions.

 

 

 

Eph 3:17-19know the love of Christ

17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height —  19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 

 

Jer 9:23-24

"Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,  Let not the mighty man glory in his might,

Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; 24 But let him who glories glory in this,

That he understands and knows Me,

That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindnessjudgment, and righteousness in the earth.

For in these I delight," says the Lord. 

 

John 15:1-2  …"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.  2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 

 

Heb 8:6better covenant, which was established on better promises.  

But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. 

 

Gal 3:13redeemed us from the curse of the law

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us

Scriptures for the Week

Engaging in the Battle ….  takes PERSEVERANCE 

 

KNOW  HIM,    

 

Eph 3:17-19

17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height —  19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 

 

Jer 9:23-24

Thus says the Lord:

"Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,

Let not the mighty man glory in his might,

Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; 

24 But let him who glories glory in this,

That he understands and knows Me,

That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindnessjudgment, and righteousness in the earth.

For in these I delight," says the Lord. 

John 15:1-2  …"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.  2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 

 

 

James 1:2-4lacking nothing

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

 

 

Rom 5:1-4

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

 

 

2 Peter 1:1-7

Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 

2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 

 

5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

 

 

hupomone    (hoop-om-on-ay');     constancy,  perseverance,   cheerful (or hopeful) endurance,     bearing up,  holding out,  - enduring, patience, ,   patient (waiting).

 

 

Heb 10:36

For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise

 

 

Matt 12:37

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." 

 

1 Cor 6:20

For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

 

Eph 6:18Praying  with  PerseveranceArmor of God…..

praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints — 

 

 

2 Tim 3:1-5in the last days

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

 

2 Tim 3:10-12

But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra— what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Heb 8:6better covenant, which was established on better promises.  

But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. 

 

 

Gal 3:13redeemed us from the curse of the law

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us

 

 

Job 1:21…..Lord Gives and  takes away

 

"Naked I came from my mother's womb,

And naked shall I return there.

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;

Blessed be the name of the Lord." 

 

 

1 Tim 6:7-8

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 

 

Eccl 5:15

As he came from his mother's womb, naked shall he return,  To go as he came;

And he shall take nothing from his labor,  Which he may carry away in his hand. 

 

 

James 5:11

Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord — that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful. 

 

John 10:10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly

 

James 1:13-15

Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. 

 

1 Cor 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.  

Scriptures for the Week

TRUST and OBEY

Eph 3:14-19

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,   15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height —  19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 

 

Jer 9:23-24

Thus says the Lord:

"Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,

Let not the mighty man glory in his might,

Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; 

24 But let him who glories glory in this,

That he understands and knows Me,

That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindnessjudgment, and righteousness in the earth.

For in these I delight," says the Lord. 

 

 

2 Cor 1:20-22

For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, 22 who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. 

 

AMEN(Noah Webster 1828)

 

As a verb, it signifies to confirm establish, verify ;  to trust, or give confidence ; as a noun, truth, firmness, trust, confidence ;   as a adjective, firm, stable. 

In English, after the oriental manner, it is used at the beginning, but more generally at the end of declarations and prayers, in the sense of, be it firm, be it established.

James 4:7-8

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

 

 

Num 21:5-9

And the people spoke against God and against Moses: "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our soul loathes this worthless bread." 6 So the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died. 

 

7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, "We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord that He take away the serpents from us." So Moses prayed for the people. 

 

8 Then the Lord said to Moses,"Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live." 9 So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. 

 

John 15:1-2  …"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.  2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

Scriptures for the Week

A Release of  Power

Rom 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes

 

 

Col 1:13-14

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. 

 

 

Phil 3:13-14

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

 

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

 

Luke 9:62

"No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." 

 

 

2 Tim 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind

 

 

1 Cor 15:24

Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.

 

 

Luke 10:19-20

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  

20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven." 

Luke 24:49

Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high." 

 

Acts 4:33

And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.

 

Acts 3:12

So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: "Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?

Acts 3:16

And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. 

 

Heb 11:1

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

 

Matt 6:13

And do not lead us into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.  

 

1 Cor 4:20

For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.

 

 

Luke 8:46

But Jesus said, "Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me."

 

 

Acts 1:8

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." 

 

 

1 Cor 2:4-5

And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

 

 

Eph 3:20

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

 

 

Eph 6:10

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might

 

Scriptures for the Week

A Bold Church

Scripture: Acts 4:27

For truly against Your Holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your Holy Servant Jesus.”

And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

 

Scripture: Acts 1:4-8

And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

 

Scripture: Mark 16:15-18

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

 

Scripture: DAY OF PENTECOST: ACTS 2:1-4

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

Scripture: Acts 2:24

whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.

Scripture: Acts 2:38-42

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” And with many other words, he testified and exhorted them, saying “Be saved from this perverse generation. (41) Then those who gladly received his word were baptized and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.  And they continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in prayers.

 

 

Scripture:  Acts 4:12

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

 

 

Scripture: Acts 4:13

Now when they saw the BOLDNESS of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled.  And they realized that they had been with Jesus.  

 

Acts 4:15-21

But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, saying, “What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 

 

(17)But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.”

 

So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” (21)So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done.

BACK TO THE BEGINNING ACTS 4:23-31

Scripture: Acts 5:20

“Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”

Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

 

2 Corinthians 3:17-18--- Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

 

Romans 12:1-2 --- I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 --- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

 

1 Corinthians 11:1 ---Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.

 

1 John 3:1-3 ---Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

 

Galatians 3:27--For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

 

Scripture:  2 Peter 3:8-9

But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Scripture: (Asaph) Psalm 73:16-17

When I thought how to understand this,

It was too painful for me—

Until I went into the sanctuary of God;

Then I understood their end.

Scripture:  Ephesians 6:19

And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel

Scripture:  Philippians 1:19-20

For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.

Scriptures for the Week

The SPIRIT BATTLES.

Eph 6:12

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Eph 6:16

above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

John 16:15

All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.

Eph 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ

Eph 6:14-18    from :10…

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints — 

Mark 4:35-5:2

On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side."  36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great (mega)windstorm (furious squalltempest, gale) arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?" 

39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" (Spoke Word) And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?"   41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!" 

5 Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes.   2 And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit

2 Cor 10:3-6

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons (off/def Armor) of our warfare (stratos/strategy) are not carnal (of flesh) but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

Scriptures for the Week

THE CHURCH…  and you.

2 Peter 3:1-7

Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation." 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 

Matt 16:17-19

Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.  18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." 

Eph 1:11In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

 

Col 2:9-10For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Eph 1:15-23PRAYER…

Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding beingenlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,  21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. 

22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. 

Col 2:15   Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. 

John 4:23-24

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.  24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." 

Phil 3:3   For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh

Eph 5:17-20

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.  18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father

Eph 2:19-22citizens

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,  21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

2 Cor 5:17-21new creation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 

1 Cor 12:1  … Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:

Mark 16:17   And these signs will follow those who believe…

Mark 16:20   And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

1 Thess 5:16-18

Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

Eph 6:17-18

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,

Isa 26:3

You will keep him in perfect peace,

Whose mind is stayed on You,

Phil 4:8

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things

Ps 1:1-3 

Blessed is the man   Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,

Nor stands in the path of sinners,   Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 

But his delight is in the law of the Lord,   And in His law he meditates day and night. 

3 He shall be like a tree   Planted by the rivers of water,   That brings forth its fruit in its season,

Whose leaf also shall not wither;   And whatever he does shall prosper. 

Col 3:1-7

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above,…

Scriptures for the Week

In Him, In Christ, In Whom

Eph 1:15-23

 

Col 1:26-27mystery

the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. 27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

 

Heb 1:1-3

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

 

Acts 17:28ahave our being

"for in Him we live and move and have our being

ONLY!

 

Col 2:9-10you are complete

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

 

 

Rom 8:1no condemnation

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

 

 

Rom 8:37more than conquerors

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

 

 

Phil 4:13I can do all things

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

 

 

Phil 4:19shall supply all your need  $GIFT

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

 

Eph 1:11an inheritance

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

 

 

Gal 3:13-14

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 

 

DEUT 28:  …  BLESSINGS / CURSES

 

 

Rom 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

 

Ps 103:2-5

Bless the Lord, O my soul,

And forget not all His benefits: 

3 Who forgives all your iniquities,

Who heals all your diseases,

4 Who redeems your life from destruction,

Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,

5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,

So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

 

Isa 53:4-5

Surely He has borne our griefs … SICKNESS

And carried our sorrows;   …PAIN

Yet we esteemed Him stricken,

Smitten by God, and afflicted. 

5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,

He was bruised for our iniquities;

The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,

And by His stripes we are healed. 

 

 

 

Eph 2:10

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, 

 

Scriptures for the Week

Your Helper.  (comforter, councilor, advocate, standby)

Eph 1:15-23

Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,  21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. 

22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. 

photizo (fo-tid'-zo)

ENLIGHTEN:     Illuminate,   Bring to or Give Light,   Make to see.

 

1 Cor 3:1-4

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; 3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? 4 For when one says, "I am of Paul," and another, "I am of Apollos," are you not carnal? 

 

John 14:23-27

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.  24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me. 

The Gift of His Peace

25 "These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.  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.  27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 

 

John 16:7-11…….. to your advantage that I go away

Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.  8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me;  10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;  11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. 

 

John 15:18-27……….If the world hates you

"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.  19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.  20 Remember the word that I said to you,'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.  21 But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.  22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.  23 He who hates Me hates My Father also.  24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father.  25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Mewithout a cause.'  

The Coming Rejection

26 "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.  27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Mefrom the beginning. 

 

1 Cor 14:4a

He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself

• Edifies – is to “Promote Spiritual Growth”  “be more Spirit Conscience”

 

1 Cor 14:2

For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

• Mysteries = “Divine Secrets”    / Directed Only to God/the Devil is  Clueless

 

1 Cor 14:14

For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

• Allows the “Inner Man” to take the “Forefront” It puts Him “in charge”

• Inner Man OR our Spirit is how God communicates. 

• Rom 8:16   “the Spirit Himself bears witness with our Spirit.”.

 

Jude 1:20

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

• Praying in tongues Stimulates Faith

 

Rom 8:14

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit), these are sons of God.

 

• Andrew Murry -  “We must not be satisfied with a feeble life, but must seek for an abundant life, We must surrender ourselves ENTIRELY, that the Spirit may take full possession of us.”.

 

• Are all tongues the same?  1 Cor 12,14   ‘Prayer tongues’ - to God

     ‘Public tongues’  - needing interpretation

• Why are tongues opposed so much?

 

BENEFITS of the HELPER:

 

Rest & Relaxation, Release PWR over Enemy, Don’t know what to pray,

Pray God’s will, Speak out Mysteries, Build ourselves up in Faith.

Scriptures for the Week

A REASON TO REJOICE.

Eph 1:15-23

Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,  21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. 

22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. 

photizo (fo-tid'-zo)

ENLIGHTEN:     Illuminate,   Bring to or Give Light,   Make to see.

 

 

Phil 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 

 

1 Thess 5:16-18

Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

 

Rom 5:1-3

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 

 

 

Matt 5:11-12Rejoice ….., for great is your reward in heaven

"Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.  12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 

 

Col 1:11-14qualified

strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.  

 

 

Acts 5:41

So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name

 

James 1:2-4count it all joy    produces patience

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

 

Heb 6:11-12

And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 

 

APPROPRIATE =  to set apart for, or assign to a particular use,  

to claim or use by exclusive right.

 

1 Cor 11:24-25

and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said,  "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."  25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."  

 

 

Heb 12:1-2who for the joy that was set before Him

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joythat was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Scriptures for the Week

A YEAR OF ENLIGHTENMENT

His plans may be greater that you think!

 Jer 29:11    For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

 

Eph 3:20-21   Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.!

 

 Heb 1:1-3

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power,

 

Eph 1:17  …..   may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

 

John 14:25-27

"These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.  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. 

John 16:12-15

"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.  14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.  15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.  

 

Eph 1:15-23

Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,  21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. 

22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. 

photizo (fo-tid'-zo)

ENLIGHTEN:     Illuminate,  Bring to or Give Light,   Make to see.

 

Isa 9:6GOD GOVERNS ALL THINGS!

And the government will be upon His shoulder.

 

Eph 6:10-13

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 

Col 3:1-2seek those things which are above

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

 

1 John 5:18

We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.

 

Ps 34:19

Many are the afflictions of the righteous,

But the Lord delivers him out of them all. 

 

Neh 2:20a

So I answered them, and said to them, "The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, …”

 

2 Cor 4:3-6

But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake. 6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 

 

James 4:7-8submit to God/      Draw near to God

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. 

 

Eph 4:27

nor give place to the devil 

 

Matt 13:15-17   ……..  Isa 6:10

For the hearts of this people have grown dull.

Their ears are hard of hearing,

And their eyes they have closed,

Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,

Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,

So that I should heal them.'  

16 But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear;  17 for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. 

 

Luke 24:44-45Jesus   Opened Disciples Understanding….

Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me."  45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. 

 

Acts 26:18Paul’s  ministry….   to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.' 

 

Eph 5:8

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.  

 

Isa 55:6Call upon Him while He is near. 

Seek the Lord while He may be found,

Call upon Him while He is near. 

 

Ps 13:3

Enlighten my eyes,

Ps 18:28

For You will light my lamp;

The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. 

 

Luke 24:13The Road to Emmaus(Mark 16:12,13)

13 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem.

25   Then He said to them, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!  

27And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

Scriptures for the Week

Our Life in Christ…Out of this world.

Isa 9:6-7

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given;  And the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called  Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,  Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

7 Of the increase of His government and peace  There will be no end,  Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,  To order it and establish it with judgment and justice  From that time forward, even forever.  The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 

 

John 17:6-26   ……..Jesus Prays for His Disciples

6 "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.  7 Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.

 

8 For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them,

 

John 1:6-13

 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.  

10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 

John 1:1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. 

 

 

Col 3:1-3             Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

2 Cor 10:12         …..comparing themselves among themselves

 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

 

Heb 11:13-16                                  ‘Great Men of Faith’

 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. 15 And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. 

 

Phil 3:20-21                                    our citizenship is in heaven

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. 

 

2 Cor 4:16-18                        do not look at the things which are seen

 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 

 

Eph 1:18-23

 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,  21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. 

 

22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. 

Scriptures for the Week

STRENGTH IN FAMILY

 

Ps 68:5  …   A father of the fatherless

Ps 10:14   You are the helper of the fatherless. 

Ps 146:9The Lord watches over the strangers;

He relieves the fatherless and widow;

Eccl 4:12

Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.

And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. 

Luke 11:17

 "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls.

Phil 2:1-2

Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

 Matt 16:15-19

"But who do you say that I am?"   16 Simon Peter answered and said," You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."   17 Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.  19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." 

Matt 18:18-20

Prov 22:6  Train up a childin the way he should go,

And when he is old he will not depart from it. 

 Eph 6:4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. 

Heb 11:1-3  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 

2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 

3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. 

 Rom 4:17                              FAITH …. notes

 (as it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations") in the presence of Him whom he believed — God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

Rom 5:5   …..Now hope does not disappoint,….

Isa 58:12   And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach,

Ezek 3:17   "Son of man, I have made you a watchman 

 

Acts 16:31-35

 So they said,"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household." 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. 34 Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household. 

PROMISES

Isa 54:13

 All your children shall be taught by the Lord,  And great shall be the peace of your children. 

Isa 59:21

 "As for Me," says the Lord, "this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants," says the Lord, "from this time and forevermore." 

Ps 112:1-2

Praise the Lord!  Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,

Who delights greatly in His commandments.   2 His descendants will be mighty on earth;

The generation of the upright will be blessed. 

Isa 61:8-9

"For I, the Lord, love justice;  I hate robbery for burnt offering;

I will direct their work in truth,  And will make with them an everlasting covenant. 

9Their descendants shall be known among the Gentiles, And their offspring among the people.

All who see them shall acknowledge them, That they are the posterity whom the Lord has blessed." 

Isa 65:23

they shall not labor in vain,  Nor bring forth children for trouble;

For they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord,

And their offspring with them. 

Prov 20:7

The righteous man walks in his integrity;  His children are blessed after him. 

Prov 14:26

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,

And His children will have a place of refuge. 

Scriptures for the Week

Isa 9:6-7

For unto us a Child is born,

Unto us a Son is given;

And the government will be upon His shoulder.

And His name will be called

Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

7 Of the increase of His government and peace

There will be no end,

Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,

To order it and establish it with judgment and justice

From that time forward, even forever.

The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 

 

Luke 4:18-19……….. Isa 61:1-3

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,  Because He has anointed Me

To preach the gospel to the poor;  He has sent Me to healthe brokenhearted, 

To proclaim libertyto the captives  And recoveryof sight to the blind,

To set at libertythose who are oppressed;   19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."  

 

Isa 43:10-11

 

Acts 5:29-32 :12

 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said:"We ought to obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. 31 Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him."

 

Eph 2:8-9

For by grace you have been savedthrough faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.

 

1 Peter 2:9-10             RESCUED,  CALLED OUT.

 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. 

 

John 15:18-20

"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 

 

John 15:14-16

You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.  15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.  16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.  

James 2:23-24

And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "AbrahambelievedGod, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. 

 

1 Thess 5:24

He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. 

 

James 1:2-4

 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

 

Phil 1:6    being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

Heb 12:2    looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith

 

1 Peter 5:10

But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

 

Eph 3:20-21

 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. 

 

2 Cor 9:8

And God is able to make all graceabound toward you, that you, alwayshaving all sufficiencyin all things, may have an abundancefor every good work.

Scriptures for the Week

Our Will to Do.

(a product of Faith)

 

 1 Thess 5:16-18

 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

 

Heb 11:6 …. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 

 

Gen 12:1-4

Now the Lord had said to Abram:

"Get out of your country,  From your family And from your father's house,

To a land that I will show you.  2 I will make you a great nation;

I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 

3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you;

And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." 

……..4 So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him,

 

2 Cor 9:6-12

 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written:

"He has dispersed abroad,

He has given to the poor;

His righteousness endures forever."  

10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 

 

Matt 6:25-34

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  

OBEDIENCE to Instruction….            

 

Eph 2:8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. 

Rom 7:15-25

For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I willto do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.16 If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. 17 But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. 19 For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. 21 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God — through Jesus Christ our Lord!

 

Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. 

 

Phil 2:12-13

 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to willand to do for His good pleasure. 

 

Ps 91:15-16    HIS  WILL…   15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; 

 I will be with him in trouble;  I will deliver him and honor him. 

  16 With long life I will satisfy him,  And show him My salvation." 

 Luke 22:42

"Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done."

 

Jer 31:33-34

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." 

 

John 3:27  "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven.

 

2 Cor 3:5   Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,

 

Heb 13:20-21

Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.