Archive for September, 2015

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on September 30, 2015 by Gypsy Carns

Our government and citizens sure could use this advice from the apostle Paul in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 – “For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: ‘If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.”‘ This applies to those unwilling to work, not to those unable to work.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on September 29, 2015 by Gypsy Carns

Galatians 6: 1 – “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” Any trespass probably recalls the sinful “works of the flesh”. Overtaken means to be caught off guard. A believer devastated by sin needs to be approached with gentleness by fellow believers. Even as a doctor can catch a disease from treating a patient, so one restoring a fallen sinner can be tempted to fall into sin.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on September 28, 2015 by Gypsy Carns

Some uplifting words on this rainy Monday morning from Psalm 103: 19-22: “The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all. Bless the LORD, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word. Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, you ministers of His, who do His pleasure. Bless the LORD, all His works, in all places of His dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!”

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on September 25, 2015 by Gypsy Carns

Jesus is speaking in Matthew 24: 6,7,8,9,14:”And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled , for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My names’ sake. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on September 24, 2015 by Gypsy Carns

Some sound advice from King Solomon in Proverbs 14: 26, 27 – “In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.” The fear of God provides both protection and personal satisfaction, knowing we are doing His will in our lives. From my life experience, knowing and living God’s statutes are two very different things. Until we live it, we do not receive His blessings.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on September 23, 2015 by Gypsy Carns

Fasting is a spiritual discipline that helps us center our attention on the Lord and discover His will so we may act according to it. People fast in different ways: some abstain from food while others refrain from various activities. The period of time can vary as well. But the focus in each case is to be the same—to seek God and know His will. When we begin to deny ourselves, several things happen. First, the Holy Spirit will enable us to set aside earthly matters. Relationships, work, and pleasure will take a lesser place in our mind as we concentrate on Him and His purposes. Second, our attention will shift from ourselves to the Lord. Thinking will become clearer, and our ability to understand God’s plans will sharpen because we are not distracted by other things. 1 John 1:7,9 – “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
I have fasted 43 days this year and I can say, my focus on Spiritual activities is magnified. It sharpens our Spiritual eye and we do see His plan for our lives clearer.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on September 22, 2015 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 29: 1, 2 – “Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” Give means to ascribe. O you mighty ones means “O sons of gods.” This Hebrew phrase refers to spiritual beings who are in the presence of God. We know these beings to be angels. The call here is for the angelic hosts to acknowledge fully the wonder of God.