Archive | January, 2022
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The Dance Of The Heavenly Circles

19 Jan

The Dance Of The Heavenly Circles…

Count out one second. You can do it by saying, “One-one thousand.” As soon as you said that, you travelled 140 miles. That’s because the planet you’re on is connected to the sun, and the sun and the planets are travelling 140 miles around the center of the Milky Way every second.

Try it again. One-one thousand. By the time you said that and by the time you get to the end of this sentence, you will have travelled about half a thousand miles from where you were when you started to say one-one thousand! And you’ll never go back there.

You only travel in one direction. And every second you are 140 miles farther away from ever being where you were before. So it is in your life and your walk. You may be able to visit an old school or home from your past. But the truth is you can never go back. You see, we are journeying not only through the galaxy, but through time and existence.

Therefore, whatever life you would live for the Lord, do it now. For you are on a journey. And you will never pass this way again.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

Envision that perfected life for the Lord and do it today. Love more, be compassionate, help more, give more, be bold more for Him.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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Remember No More

18 Jan

Remember No More…

God told His people to always remember the Exodus, how He saved them out of Egypt, how He split the sea in two, how He brought them to Sinai, and to the Promised Land. God told Israel to remember the Law He gave them.

It is holy to remember what God has done in our lives. But it is holy also to not remember when it comes to what man has done or not done in our lives. We are saved in the first place because God chooses not to remember.

It is written in Isaiah 43, “I will remember your sin no more.” We need to practice the holy act of not remembering. It’s not just that we forget. It is rather we choose to “remember no more.” It is not passive. It is an act of the will in God’s grace.

To remember no more means there is something there that can be remembered, but God chooses to specifically remember it not. So what that person did to you, it’s hard to forget. But you need to do what God did. You need to choose to remember it no more.

For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. Hebrews 8:12

Today, forgive and forget all the wrongful things done to you. Choose to remember them no more but instead dwell on all the good God has done for you.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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Our Daily Bread

17 Jan

Our Daily Bread…

You might be saying you don’t have enough. I don’t have enough in my life: I don’t have enough money, time, and affection and never have enough anything. You have a lot of lack and you sometimes complain; you’re not satisfied.

What does the Bible say? The Lord’s Prayer says, “Give us this day our daily bread”. Do you have daily bread? Go to your kitchen; do you have bread for the day? Chances are you do; and not only that you’ve got more than that because you have weekly bread. You have enough for the week or even longer.

And yet the Bible says to pray just for daily bread. So if daily bread is sufficient in your life, then weekly bread is extra. Consider yourself blessed! If you’ve got daily bread, that’s blessing itself.

Many people don’t have that, but you’ve got bread beyond the day. Do you want to be blessed? Start giving thanks for what you have.

You got saved, you’re blessed; you got daily bread, and you’re blessed! You’re saved from hell, you’re blessed. Give thanks for all the blessings and you’ll have more than enough.

Give thanks in all circumstances;for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Live today in the realm of extra – take no blessing for granted but as a new and extra gift of God’s love.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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Let It Roll

16 Jan

Let It Roll…

In Proverbs 16:17 it says, “The highway of the upright is to depart from evil, and he who watches his way preserves his life.” The highway of the upright, not the old country road departs from evil.

It says highway. What does that mean? That means fast! The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. To depart from evil; that’s a highway. It’s a fast track to God’s will, God’s joy, and God’s peace.

But the key is also when you depart from evil, do it as if you’re on a highway. When you depart from that temptation, don’t do it slowly, don’t play around with it, don’t entertain it, don’t have a long drawn-out talk with it; run from it.

Do like Joseph did. Run and get away from it immediately! As soon as that thing comes up, that questionable thing, situation or indulgence, get out of it, run out of there!

As soon as it starts, get on the highway and floor the peddle! You don’t want to leave sin slowly as if on an old dirt road; you leave it in a hurry on the highway of the upright.

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Proverbs 3:7-8

Ask God to reveal any sin in your life, and flee from it fast – get on God’s fast track.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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Say to This Wall

15 Jan

Say to This Wall…

A pastor prayed and asked God to remove the Berlin Wall which stood for many years dividing Germany into communist and non-communist and nothing happened.

He felt he should continue claiming the Word, “You shall speak to the mountain and the mountain shall be removed.” He went and spoke to the Berlin wall, “Be removed!”

Nothing happened! Again, he prayed and his heart heard God, “I didn’t just say only you.” So, he went back to the Berlin wall with a bunch of other believers, they agreed, prayed and spoke, “Be removed wall!” A week later, the Berlin wall fell. I’m not saying it’s just because of that, but there is power in prayer and in faith.

God wants you to have faith with chutzpah! That’s the Hebrew word for courage with boldness, chutzpah. There are big walls, big problems and big obstacles to God’s will so believers need to have big faith. You need to have courage faith.

God wants you to go up to that wall, go up to that problem that’s not his will and say, “Be thou removed!” In God, speak to mountains and make that wall come tumbling down.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

Take authority and in the name of Messiah speak to your fear, your lust whatever problem that is keeping you from God’s will.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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The Forked Tongue

14 Jan

The Forked Tongue…

The Hebrew word for serpent or snake is nahash. It sounds like someone is whispering, nahash, nahash. The word for snake also means the whisperer, nahash.

In the Bible, the serpent is the symbol of the enemy. The enemy is a whisperer; he works in a subtle crafty way, in secret, in the darkness. The work of the enemy begins with a whisper.

A thought comes into your mind and you’re wondering, “How did that happen?” He doesn’t say it out loud. He whispers a little thing, a little idea. If you go with that, the whisper becomes a sin.

The whisper becomes an action; the action becomes a habit, the habit a lifestyle and the lifestyle a destiny. How do you fight the enemy? You fight him when that thing is just a notion, a whisper or a temptation.

That thing comes in, that whisper of anger, that whisper of lust, that whisper of doing what you know is wrong, you fight it. Drown it out when you hear that little word of temptation. Speak the Word of God and you will drown out the whisperer.

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

Today fight sin when it’s just a whisper, a thought, a notion. Drown it out at the beginning.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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Gravity Free Living

13 Jan

Gravity Free Living…

Are you burdened down with problems, worries, fears, a million issues? You think, if I get rid of the problems I’ll get rid of the burdens. No. This world has problems, but there’s a secret of how to live a burden-free life.

The problem isn’t the problem; it’s the weight, the gravity, that’s the problem. We’re to be living in the heavenlies. We’re not of this world. If you go into the heavenlies, that thing won’t weigh anything anymore.

There’s no more gravity. Get your life away from the earthly. Don’t be bound by the gravity of this world. Live in the spirit. Dwell in the heavenlies. Get your eyes and mind off the problem. Get your eyes on God and refresh yourself in the heavenly places.

Rejoice in heavenly treasures and you’ll find yourself free from the gravity of the world. You might have the problem but it won’t weigh anything anymore. He said, “My yoke is easy, my burden is light.”

Dwell with the Lord in the heavenlies and your burdens will become light. It all begins when you begin to dwell in the heavenly places and away from gravity.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

Stay continually today in the Lord’s presence. Dwell with your Saviour and rejoice you are no longer weighed down.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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The Rejected Missionary

12 Jan

The Rejected Missionary…

Letter from missions board to an applicant: “We received your application and we’re surprised. You’re afflicted with severe eye trouble. This is a handicap to effective ministry. Is it appropriate for a missionary to do part-time secular work? You’re making tents on the side.

The church in Philippi was the only church that supported you. We wonder why. Is it true that you have a jail record? Certain brethren report that you did time at Caesarea and were imprisoned at Rome.

You refer to yourself as aged. Our missions policy is to only accept young applicants. We advise you to stick with tent making.” Signed, The Foreign Missions Board.

This was to Apostle Paul. When you think about it, he was unlikely yet the greatest apostle. You might not be a likely missionary or minister. God chooses and delights in those who aren’t likely.

Have you been discouraged from doing God’s will? God only chooses those who are not qualified. He doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called. Just answer and go. God will take care of the rest. Be willing and God will take care of making you able.

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Go boldly into the world. Answer God’s calling for you, today. You are qualified to serve Him. Be willing; you have been enabled.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love.always,

Ed

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Simply Love

12 Jan

Simply Love…

I often am asked by people how to make life simple. People want to simplify their life, but why do they insist on cluttering the process?

Life is simple, we make it complicated and believe it or not, we complicate it over the human concept of love. I say the human concept because we tend to put more into the meaning of the word than what it really is.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. – 1 John 4:7

Love is said to be a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection (“I love my mother”) to pleasure (“I loved that meal”). It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment.

It can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection—”the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”. It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one’s self or animals.

The Christian understanding is that love comes from God. The love of man and woman—eros in Greek—and the unselfish love of others (agape), are often contrasted as “ascending” and “descending” love, respectively, but are ultimately the same thing.

God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:4-5

Christian theologians see God as the source of love, which is mirrored in humans and their own loving relationships.

These are all human interpretations of love and for the most part they overlook the simplicity of the word love. Because of this we need to loosen our grasp on these feelings. Love is more than a feeling, it is also a choice.

When was the last time you sat out in your backyard at night and looked into the heavens? When was the last time you let your eyes take in the beauty of the flowers, trees, the birds and the bees, and all the creatures that God has created?

In Genesis 1, the book of beginning, God created it all and it was good. It was love and it still is. God is love and we are created with this love. When you realize that everything you see, taste, smell, and feel is love then you will start to see the simplicity of it and of life.

When life gets so cluttered with things and noise and silly unnecessary activities, it is then when you have to realize the love in all this. These things are all part of life, not complications of life and not mere distractions, so you can’t use them as excuses to say you can’t live a simple life.

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. –  Ephesians 4:2-3

As a parent, husband or wife, a friend and neighbor we all have little things that seem to get in the way of our perceived goals in life. God puts these little things in our path to remind us that He create us with love and we need to do all things with the same love. This is what makes living a simple life easy.

When you can walk up to a friend or neighbor and say I love you and mean it, then you are on the right path.

Put on therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do. Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.” — Colossians 3:12-14

As my Grandfather would say ” To live is simply to love, to love is simply to live!”

Light of the world You walk out into darkness – open my eyes let me see…

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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The Time of Jesus’s Coming

11 Jan

The Time of Jesus’s Coming…

Many pastors and rabbis have identified Daniel 9 as telling when Jesus will come. Abraham Levi wrote, “I have examined and searched all of the Holy Scriptures but haven’t found the time for Jesus’s coming clearly fixed except in the words of Gabriel in the Prophet Daniel which are written in the Ninth Chapter of Daniel.”

Daniel 9 says that Jesus’s coming to Jerusalem. He will be cut off or killed and the temple city and sanctuary will be destroyed. That happened in 70 A.D. Jesus had to have come before the year 70 A.D. There’s only one contender – Yeshua/Jesus of Nazareth.

For 2,000 years the rabbis and Jewish people have missed, seeking other messiahs and have never found their peace. The lesson is your greatest blessing is often right in front of you.

Even as believers we seek for joy, satisfaction, acceptance, and fulfillment in people, wealth, all different things of life. Yet, the blessing is right there from God. He never will deny you His blessing if you come to Him. Come back to the Lord, your first love. For the blessing you’re waiting for has already come.

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Take time today to come back to your first love. Love the Lord with all your heart and strength, serve Him and He will heap blessings on you.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed