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Faithful ambassadors

When our Heavenly Father draws us to himself to be saved, among the many things that come with that relationship is the fact he employs us as his ambassadors, authorized representatives and/or messengers for his kingdom. It is truly an honor to hold that distinction for the King above all kings. As his representatives, we… Continue reading Faithful ambassadors

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It’s frustrating to see the wicked prosper

I'll be honest. It's exasperating to see how often evil people get away with all their wicked schemes, especially when they become prosperous because of it, in the world or church. I've often wondered why God is quick to call my faults to my attention and put up hurdles or walls for me until I… Continue reading It’s frustrating to see the wicked prosper

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Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord

When we are targeted by our enemies, it is part of our human nature to want to actively defend ourselves, whether it's shouting a person down, using violence to defend against their violence, or taking them to court. Sometimes those reactions are justifiable. Then there are times the Lord may want us to handle things… Continue reading Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord

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Our steadfast faith helps comfort troubled believers

We may often take our Christian duties for granted, but remaining faithful to the Lord can end up being an unforeseen spiritual boost for a brother or sister in Christ who is going through a hardship in their lives. This is what Paul expressed to the Thessalonians when he wrote to them as he was… Continue reading Our steadfast faith helps comfort troubled believers

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Where true saints should never fear to tread

Right before Moses died, he gave Israel a rousing benediction in Deuteronomy 33. It may have been addressed to that ancient nation, but the principle of that Holy Spirit-filled benediction can be applied to Christ's church, the spiritual Israel (see Galatians 6:15-16; Ephesians 2:12-13). Nevertheless, to be clear when I say that, I  don't mean… Continue reading Where true saints should never fear to tread

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Responsibility–it’s meant to be taken personally

One sure sign that a culture or society is on a morally downward trend is when it becomes popular for a segment of the population to unjustifiably blame others for their personal problems. It's an ungodly trend typical of the socialist way of thinking, from blaming unborn babies for being a hindrance to one's personal… Continue reading Responsibility–it’s meant to be taken personally

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Lack of understanding gives Satan an opportunity

Having a solid, basic understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ's identity, purpose for coming to Earth, and accomplishments as stated in the Bible is of utmost importance if we are to stand firm in the faith. Firmly grasping those things can help lessen the ability and opportunity for Satan to trip us up. This is… Continue reading Lack of understanding gives Satan an opportunity

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Escalating a desire to increase and not decrease

Although the meaning of the Lord's teachings don't change, how we apply his teachings to life's situations can be different. For example, he taught against stealing so the meaning of that will never change, but 100 years ago the idea of not stealing did not apply to electronic piracy since there was no Internet or… Continue reading Escalating a desire to increase and not decrease

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He draws us out of many waters

This past Friday, two women in South Haven, Michigan, came close to losing their lives unexpectedly on that town's south pier at Lake Michigan. As they walked along the pier, a flood of waves rushed in and pushed them off the side into the choppy waters. Fortunately, there were bystanders nearby who rushed onto the pier… Continue reading He draws us out of many waters

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For Christ’s sake, the sake of others, and your own, have a vision

Having visions from Jehovah God is paramount to an individual's spiritual well-being and to a community's well-being also. By "visions," I mean something genuine that goes beyond fake stuff in some Christian circles such as Benny Hinn causing whole groups of people to fall out while at the foot of his stage. Proverbs 29:15 states,… Continue reading For Christ’s sake, the sake of others, and your own, have a vision