Archive for April, 2017

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on April 28, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

John 1: 7-9: “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.” John the Baptist is here contrasted with Jesus Christ. Jesus is God; John was the lamp that bore witness to the Light. To bear witness means “to testify” or to “to declare”. Believe means “to trust” and John uses this verb almost 100 times in his Gospel to express what must take place for a person to receive the gift off eternal life. I trust all my brothers and sisters will have a lovely weekend!

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on April 27, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 22: 27,28: “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You. For the kingdom is the LORD’s, and He rules over the nations.” For the Savior Jesus, these words speak of the eventual spread of the gospel of redemption to all the families of the nations, a fulfillment of God’s promise that He would bless all nations through Abraham’s descendants.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on April 26, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Titus 2:10, 11: “But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless. Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition, knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.” Paul is admonishing Titus to avoid anything that would promote wickedness among believers. Titus was to cut off the church’s relationship with any person who would not submit to correction after two warnings. The Greek word for “warped” here suggests that Satan is perverting this person. “Sinning” indicates that the man will not change his ways and thus continues to rebel against God.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on April 25, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 66: 1-4: “Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; make His praise glorious. Say to God, ‘how awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You. All the earth shall worship You and sing praises to You; they shall sing praises to Your name.'”
The call here is not only for the people of Israel, but for peoples of all the earth to join in the praise of the living God. The Lord is pleased with music that praises His glorious name. The Lord’s name describes His character,so honoring God’s name is honoring God Himself. One day all the earth all the earth will worship God, with a particular focus on the glory of God’s name.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on April 24, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

I know we have used this scripture before within the last month – but the Holy Spirit is speaking to someone today and this scripture is being used again – take heed brothers and sisters:
Jesus is talking in Matthew 10:32, 33: “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will deny before My Father who is in heaven.” Every act of our lives will be evaluated at the judgment seat of Christ. To refuse to speak up for Christ because of intimidation or persecution will result in the believer’s loss of reward and consequent loss of glory in the kingdom.

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on April 21, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 145: 1-3: “I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;and His greatness is unsearchable.” The familiar words “great is the LORD” express God’s grandeur in the universe and remind us of how small we are in His presence. The fact that frail humans are used to praise God is a marvel to the psalmist. Appreciate that relationship brothers and sisters, Jesus made this possible. Enjoy your weekend!!! T.G.I.F.!!!

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Posted in Gypsy Carns on April 20, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Hebrews 5: 5,6: “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said. ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ‘the LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”‘ Covetousness is addressed in the last of the Ten Commandments. This attitude destroys a person’s inheritance in the kingdom. “I will never leave or forsake you” this quotation is one of the most emphatic statements in the New Testament. In Greek it contains two double negatives, similar to saying in English, “I will never, ever, ever forsake you.” Jesus uses the same technique to express the certainty of eternal life for believers.