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Right Hand Of Fellowship
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More Than A Test
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Go Yonder
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His Favorite
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Get Your Wood Out
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Consuming Fire
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Bring The Knife
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Divine Provision
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The True Key To Success
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“Any Thing”

Right Hand Of Fellowship

Then Peter opened [his] mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. Acts 10:34 When the angels announced the birth of the Christ (the anointed One) they did not go to the palaces of kings, nor the homes of the social elite, but they went first to a hillside where a group of shepherds were “tending their flocks by night.” And, as we know, there where also three very wise and wealthy men from a far off country that “saw the star” and proceeded to find the Christ Child to worship Him. But,[…]

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More Than A Test

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17 In Genesis Chapter 22, Abraham is asked to do something that is beyond imagination. Genesis 22:2 says, “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I[…]

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Go Yonder

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 As we see in Genesis Chapter 22, after God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son in order to “prove” him, Abraham responds by rising early the next morning and heading out in the direction of Moriah. After a three day journey Abraham sees the mountain God wants this sacrifice to take place. What happens next is remarkable to me. In verse five of Genesis twenty-two, Abraham says, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder[…]

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His Favorite

Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings. Psalm 17:8 My wife, Karen, and I have been blessed with four children. I was enter-acting with our nine year old daughter yesterday morning when the thought came to me, “I love her so much, can I have more than one favorite?” I love all four of them so much and yet the love for each one is so specific and special, they all feel like my favorite. Just a few minutes later, while I was doing something else, I sensed Him say to[…]

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Get Your Wood Out

“Therefore, if anyone [is] in Christ, [he is] a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 As Abraham and Isaac were headed “yonder” to worship, there were three things they brought with them on their journey. As we see in Genesis 22:6 they brought the wood, the knife and the fire. What’s interesting to me about these three components is that while Abraham certainly felt it necessary to bring a knife and fire, why would he bring his own wood? Having been to Israel I know that there are trees in[…]

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Consuming Fire

“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24 As we see in Genesis 22:4, along with the wood, Abraham also brought with him fire. A burnt offering could have never been possible without it, and throughout scripture fire is synonymous with the Holy Spirit. It was on the Day of Pentecost that the Holy Spirit was poured out like fire on mankind as they praised and worshiped Him with all their might. Just as it’s impossible to have a burnt offering without fire, so it is impossible to have true worship without[…]

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Bring The Knife

“For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 (AMP) One of the things I love about watching a cooking show is seeing how skillfully the chef handles the knife. They make it look so easy the way they[…]

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Divine Provision

”So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.” Genesis 22:14 On the way up the mountain, when asked by Isaac where was the sacrifice Abraham replied, not knowing how prophetic this statement would be, “God will provide Himself a Lamb.” As Abraham lifted up the knife to thrust it in the chest of Isaac the Angel of the Lord abruptly stopped him. Abraham was not playing and this was no half hatred attempt on his part to sacrifice his son. I’m sure[…]

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The True Key To Success

“The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.” Genesis 39:2 Does seventeen, scared, stripped, shackled, mocked, abused, thrown in a situation and country where you know no one or their language, and are auctioned off by the slave traders, sound like the picture of success to you? Well, it certainly doesn’t to me, at least not in the natural, but that’s exactly how Joseph is described in Genesis 39:2, as a “successful man.” This kind of changes the whole paradigm of success, doesn’t it? It’s certainly[…]

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“Any Thing”

Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:19 It would be real easy to just say the final component to the “Armor of God” is prayer and just close the book on Ephesians. But Paul instructs us in Ephesians 6:18 to pray with “all prayer” and in the original Greek language that the New Testament was written in which means “all manner of”-as in “all manner or types of prayer.” Praying[…]

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