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Top 10 Bible Verses To Dwell On In 2014

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord

“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalm 27:4

The one thing I ask of the Lord

the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

delighting in the Lord’s perfections

and meditating in His Temple.

1 Corinthians 13:13

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Philippians 4:13 

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. 

Matthew 11:28

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Ephesians 6:10-18

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Put on all of God’s armour so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armour so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.

Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armour of God’s righteousness.

For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.

In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

Colossians 3:2

Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 

Deuteronomy 31:6

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord Your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.

Acts 4:13

The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.

 

Taken From The Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation.

 

 

what about Mercy?

Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will ALWAYS harvest what you plant.

– Galatians 6:7 NLT

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

– Galatians 6:7 NIV

Guys, can I be real with you all?

This is actually a scary verse for me!

As I read Galatians six verse seven, fear rushed down my spine, I read further on to verse eight which says…Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.

I began to tremble, what chance have I got God?

 …what if I ask for forgiveness?

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Yes, Our God is MERCIFUL and FORGIVING BUT He is also a God of JUSTICE.

He is a JUST God! Psalm 25:8

Let me give you an example of a great man of God in the Bible who experienced God’s Justice, FULLY.

KING DAVID

Yes, the man after God’s own VERY heart! I seriously love this man and so does God.

Psalm 119:120: “I tremble in fear of You God

Do you want to know why David uttered those words?

Read on friends…

Do you know the story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah? CLICK HERE to read.

 To Summarise that chapter, David slept with Uriah’s wife-Bathsheba but not only did he committed adultery but also murdered this innocent man (Uriah). God was annoyed! He could not believe David can do such things after He gave him Saul’s house, wives, kingdoms of Israel and Judah. After He anointed him as a King!

 David killed a man fighting for God’s glory – and even worse, Uriah died from the sword of their enemies – the ammonites.

Sigh!

In Chapter twelve: God of Justice told David he is not so smart. He can’t get away with what he has done, he has to reap what he had sown. So God sent Nathan the prophet to him revealing his deed in form of a story. Read from verse one, please try to stop at four: CLICK HERE  there is something I want to show you in verse five.

This is where it gets interesting…

After Nathan finished telling David the story, He replied with this statement in verse five…“As surely as the Lord lives,” he vowed, “any man who would do such a thing deserves to die!”

Haha! David was judging himself and he did not even know it. What a pity! LOL!

All jokes apart, I’m amazed how he did not think the story was about himself before he uttered that statement! but I also believe God wanted him to judge himself  in his humanness how unfair his actions was- David despised God by taking Uriah’s wife to be his own and killing Uriah.

Guys, Read on from verse seven to twelve, see how our God of justice moves, boy!

If you haven’t read it yet, here is what verse eleven to twelve said...Because of what you have done, I will cause your own household to rebel against you. I will give your wives to another man before your own very eyes, and he will go to bed with them in the public view. You did it secretly, but I will make this happen to you openly in the sight of all Israel.”

*Deep sigh*

 David realised there is no hiding  from this. “Oh boy, God is not happy, seriously I have messed up big time!”

So, he confessed his guilt “I have sinned against the Lord” but see God being so merciful in spite of what David did,  He forgave David. He told him he won’t die for this sin.

 Understand that DEATH is the reward of SIN (just as David stated earlier on)

BUT

Nevertheless, because you have shown utter contempt for the Lord  by doing this, your child will die”

2 Samuel 12:14

Do you see why I am trembling now?!

Not yet?…Ok read on

God did not only stop at killing David’s son with a deadly illness but he fulfilled ALL the Words He spoke to David’s life.

In Chapter 13, see how David’s son Ammon slept with his OWN sister Tamar! (INCEST) and how David’s son Absalom killed his brother Ammon for sleeping with Tamar.

The rebellion God said in Chapter 12: 11 starts…

Absalom rebelled against his father David. In fact, David had to run out of Jerusalem – (his own palace) because his own son, his own blood wanted to kill him – A whole king running with bare foot! Please do Read chapter 15 to gain full understanding.

“Sorry I keep referring you to read these chapters, its only  because I want you to fully understand this story about David.”

This is where it gets personal, do you remember those words God said to David? This one in particular “I will give your wives to another man before your own very eyes, and he will go to bed with them in the public view. You did it secretly, but I will make this happen to you openly in the sight of all Israel.”

Check out Chapter 16: 20-23…

In verse 22, the scripture said”So they set up a tent on the palace roof where everyone could see it, and Absalom went in and had sex with his father’s concubines.”

WOW, wow, wow, wow.

As I write this, tears fills my eyes…  if God can do this to a man He “claims” He loves, a man after His heart, what chance have I got?

The law of harvest comes to mind, it is inevitable, you can only get what you’ve poured out!

So I guess it all comes down to our CHOICES.

Life is full with choices, choices that can affect our life. Like David, his choices affected him.

God is a Just God, He is Fair in Justice. 

 I thank God for His mercy over my life,  “…Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord…” Romans 7:24

Jesus Christ is the mercy! But do NOT be deceived if you continue in your sin, you will harvest Death- HELL!

I’m not try to spook you out, it is the honest truth guys.

You might think, oh Dami, the case of David is in the old testament but Remember God is the same yesterday, today and forever. His Word never fails.

The Word of the Lord endures forever, 1 Peter 1:25.

I like what Paul said in this Galatians 6:8 “Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.

Oh and that verse is in the New Testament!

Let me emphasis on this again, You cannot continue with your sin and expect not to harvest death!

Cry out to God like David did, and He will save you from eternal death today.

David chose to Ask God for Mercy, you have that choice too.

Speak to Him

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With all said, I just want to conclude with this statement:

God’s justice is ALWAYS tempered by His MERCY.

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I AM IN AWE OF GOD

God bless you all.

Love, Dami E

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