Archive for December, 2016

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 30, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

Galatians 1: 8-10: ” But even if we, or an angel from heaven,
preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” Paul is addressing the Galatians and his concern he expressed for the purity of the gospel message not being distorted. To please men was neither Paul’s motivation nor the source of his authority. Paul continually sought the approval of God. He did not base his decisions on the opinion of other people. Instead he aimed at pleasing God as we all should.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 29, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 40 – 9-11: “I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness in the great assembly; indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O LORD, You Yourself know. I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great assembly. Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O LORD; let your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.” AMEN!!!

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 22, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

Romans 13: 1,2 – “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.” God, the supreme Sovereign, has ordained that there should be governing authorities.Judgment does not necessarily include eternal punishment. God may judge people through the human authorities He appoints. As in Paul’s time Nero was the emperor of Rome and he persecuted Christians. Yet Paul exhorted the Roman believers to submit to Nero’s authority, because that authority was ordained by God Himself.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 21, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 91: 1,2 – “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God in Him I will trust.'”
The person who trusts in God is the one who lives close to Him. The title Most High emphasizes God’s majesty. and is parallel to the term Almighty, a translation of the divine title Shaddai. Together the terms Most High and Shaddai speak of God as a mountain-like majesty, in whose presence there is a “secret place” or a shadow. My refuge and my fortress may be rephrased as “my secure fortress.”

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 20, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

When the LORD sent His people into the promised  land – the residents certainly did not give the land away.  The location of this incident is about 10 miles south of Jerusalem in the wilderness of Tekoa in 2 Chronicles 20: 20,21 – ” So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, ‘Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.’  And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness as they went out before the army and were saying: ‘Praise the LORD, for His mercy endures forever.'” The battle was the Lord’s and it’s outcome was certain.  The people celebrated God and His victory.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 19, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

Jesus is speaking to a multitude of people in the Beatitudes in Matthew 7: 13, 14 – “Enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and few find it.” Getting to the kingdom of heaven requires work and dedication to His teachings and living our lives in accordance.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 16, 2016 by Gypsy Carns

Jesus is speaking to a woman from Samaria at the well when he proclaims in John 4: 24 – “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” God is not limited by time and space. When people are born of the Spirit, we can commune with God anywhere. Spirit is the opposite of material and earthly. Christ makes worship a matter of the heart. Truth is what is in harmony with the nature and will of God. Here the truth is specifically the worship of God through Jesus Christ.