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On the day of Pentecost..

Acts 2 (KJV)

2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

posted by: Evelyn Diane
pentecost Sunday 5-15-2016

Jesus Wept….

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John 11:35 – “Jesus wept.”

 

Praises to our God Almighty!

The Mighty Clouds of Joy-Medley: Family Circle / None But The Righteous / I’ll Go

Parallel Commentaries

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

11:33-46 Christ’s tender sympathy with these afflicted friends, appeared by the troubles of his spirit. In all the afflictions of believers he is afflicted. His concern for them was shown by his kind inquiry after the remains of his deceased friend. Being found in fashion as a man, he acts in the way and manner of the sons of men. It was shown by his tears. He was a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. Tears of compassion resemble those of Christ. But Christ never approved that sensibility of which many are proud, while they weep at mere tales of distress, but are hardened to real woe. He sets us an example to withdraw from scenes of giddy mirth, that we may comfort the afflicted. And we have not a High Priest who cannot be touched with a feeling of our infirmities. It is a good step toward raising a soul to spiritual life, when the stone is taken away, when prejudices are removed, and got over, and way is made for the word to enter the heart. If we take Christ’s word, and rely on his power and faithfulness, we shall see the glory of God, and be happy in the sight. Our Lord Jesus has taught us, by his own example, to call God Father, in prayer, and to draw nigh to him as children to a father, with humble reverence, yet with holy boldness. He openly made this address to God, with uplifted eyes and loud voice, that they might be convinced the Father had sent him as his beloved Son into the world. He could have raised Lazarus by the silent exertion of his power and will, and the unseen working of the Spirit of life; but he did it by a loud call. This was a figure of the gospel call, by which dead souls are brought out of the grave of sin: and of the sound of the archangel’s trumpet at the last day, with which all that sleep in the dust shall be awakened, and summoned before the great tribunal. The grave of sin and this world, is no place for those whom Christ has quickened; they must come forth. Lazarus was thoroughly revived, and returned not only to life, but to health. The sinner cannot quicken his own soul, but he is to use the means of grace; the believer cannot sanctify himself, but he is to lay aside every weight and hinderance. We cannot convert our relatives and friends, but we should instruct, warn, and invite them.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 35.Jesus wept. The shortest verse, but one of the most suggestive in the entire Scripture. The great wrath against death is subdued now into tears of love, of sympathy, and of deep emotion. Jesus shed tears of sympathetic sorrow. This is in sacred and eternal refutation of the theory which deprives the incarnate Logos of St. John of human heart and spirit. These tears have been for all the ages a grand testimony to the fullness of his humanity, and also a Diving revelation of the very heart of God (see Isaiah 25:8). It was not aκλαυθμός, as the weeping over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41), but profound and wondrous fellow-feeling with human misery in all its forms, then imaged before him in the grave of Lazarus. It is akin to the judicial blindness which has obscured for the Tübingen school so much of the glory of Divine revelation, that Baur should regard this weeping of Jesus as unhistorical.

Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible

Jesus wept. As he was going along to the grave, see John 11:28; as he was meditating upon the state of his friend Lazarus, the distress his two sisters were in, and the greater damnation that would befall the Jews then present, who, notwithstanding the miracle, would not believe in him. This shows him to be truly and really man, subject to like passions, only without sin.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

35. Jesus wept—This beautifully conveys the sublime brevity of the two original words; else “shed tears” might have better conveyed the difference between the word here used and that twice employed in Joh 11:33, and there properly rendered “weeping,” denoting the loud wail for the dead, while that of Jesus consisted of silent tears. Is it for nothing that the Evangelist, some sixty years after it occurred, holds up to all ages with such touching brevity the sublime spectacle of the Son of God in tears? What a seal of His perfect oneness with us in the most redeeming feature of our stricken humanity! But was there nothing in those tears beyond sorrow for human suffering and death? Could these effects move Him without suggesting the cause? Who can doubt that in His ear every feature of the scene proclaimed that stern law of the Kingdom, “The wages of sin is death” (Ro 6:23), and that this element in His visible emotion underlay all the rest?

John 11:35 Additional Commentaries

Context
Jesus Comforts Martha and Mary
34and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” 35Jesus wept. 36So the Jews were saying, “See how He loved him!”…
Cross References
Luke 19:41
As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it

 

John 11:33
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.

 

John 11:34
“Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied.

Treasury of Scripture

Jesus wept.

John 11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which …

Genesis 43:30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn on his brother: and …

Job 30:25 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved …

Psalm 35:13-15 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I …

Psalm 119:136 Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law.

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted …

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence …

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears…

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places …

Jeremiah 14:17 Therefore you shall say this word to them; Let my eyes run down with …

Lamentations 1:16 For these things I weep; my eye, my eye runs down with water, because …

Luke 19:11,41 And as they heard these things, he added and spoke a parable, because …

Romans 9:2,3 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart…

Hebrews 2:16,17 For truly he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on …

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling …

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Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas
D&T:  05/09/2015

 

 

No CROSS, No CROWN!

Ephesians 3:20-21  (NKJV) ” Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.  Amen.”

 

23rd psalms

 

To all of our WIFI family, Friends, and  subscribers,  we would personally like to take the time  to simply say “Thank You” for being a valued  individual of ” World In Focus International Ministries“.  I just wanted  you all to know that this past 18 month journey  I’ve been on with the passing of my Father, and all of the residual drama left behind caused a temporary distraction to my personal and spiritual life,  not allowing me to focus on the things of God, and resulting in some of our modalities of our online ministry to be neglected.  There were times that we were not  able to  answer your calls,  prayer requests, emails, etc.  I make no excuses and want to let you all know that life will throw you some curve balls that you had absolutely nothing to do with or asked for.

The  bible only instructed us  to honor our  PARENTS and love them as instructed in the book of Exodus 20:12,  which reads as follow: “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”

Nevertheless,  all I went through and is still going through,  I do  believe that it’s a part of  the plan God has for my life!!!  This bible  didn’t say to honor our parents  if they did everything right or wrong.  It just instructs us to honor them.  That is why I accepted the assignment, dropped everything in my life to help take  care  of and see after my Father.    I did exactly  what my father asked me to do from the goodness of my heart.  When you love someone,  there is nothing too much you could give to them.. You will drop everything,  no matter what inconvenience it could cost you.  I want to remind someone that in this life, we get one shot, and one shot only!  We get  one set of biological parents to love, so I have no regrets. The good part is, through it all, I survived, and I’m much stronger in my faith and my walk with God!!

When trying times come in our lives, lean on God’s word that is being released into the atmosphere.  I just thank God for various online ministries that imparted into my life when I was so low until all I could get was an online word.  I was and still is today, being fed by some of the finest Pastors on this land.   When you are in a very dry place, you need others to pray for you, stand with you, and to love  on you until your personal and spiritual health has been restored (restoration).    Nevertheless,  I stood on the word of God, and believed him for the things I did not understand. The guidance that was being deposited into my life was priceless..

Nevertheless,  my Father preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ and carried the great message of FAITH and GRACE everywhere he went. I  want everyone to know that he fought a good fight, and he kept the faith and he  finished his course on December 22, 2013.  Although, he is gone, what he deposited spiritually into my spirit can’t be bought..  I’m  honored that my Father chose and trusted me enough to be his Power Attorney over his life to make many vital medical  decisions when he got to the point where he was unable to do for himself,  or make his own medical decisions.  He knew that we were on the same spiritual FAITH wave link, and I would stand and believe with him for his healing, and  carry out the final wishes he wanted to take place in the final chapter of his life.  All five wishes were granted. I even managed to make contact with his son that he had not seen since he  was 33-years-old.   My brother and I both alike are the same age with him being one month older than I, and he has a different mother.   It happened in God’s timing.  I remember laying in the hospital, and something told me to check my messages,  and low and behold when I did there was a message from my brother’s caretaker saying that  she would love for my Dad to see his son.  The connection was made, and I gave her the information from a hospital where I was being held against my will.

At this time, I was no longer allowed at bedside with my Dad because there was a big confrontation that broke out between the new attending physician and myself who took it upon himself to verbally change my father’s final five wishes, which my Father chose to exercise his faith and do everything possible to keep him alive until the Lord called him home… See, man wanted to plant in his head to go ahead and be a (DNR) do not resuscitate in the case he stopped breathing as they removed him from the ventilator before my very eyes with security standing around me and an irate nurse who had a problem with me asking  this physician: “WHAT PART OF MY DAD’S ADVANCE  DIRECTIVES  DIDN’T HE UNDERSTAND?” From there, everything went downhill after the nurse jumped in my face and their hospital security forcefully threw me out of the hospital after they let me watch respiratory therapy unhook him from the ventilator and all the machines that he did not need anyways because he was already in the palm of the hands of the Lord. It was just a matter of it being his appointed time.   So they said I could not return to the hospital because I disrespected the physician.  Not in all of my years in the medical field,  had I ever heard of anything so assigning.  I was the one being disrespected and my Dad’s written advance directives were not being honored and I was livid.  They knew that I would enforce my Dad’s last testaments which is called “Advance Directives” that the patient choose how they want to be treated in their final days and all of their wishes are carried out, and my job as a daughter first, and then his appointed  Power of Attorney was to give my DAD what he wanted, and that was to exercise his faith down to his last breath.  He just asked to be made comfortable with meds.  It was a real nightmare, unheard of that a doctor would step in and try and change someone’s advance directives.  It was my Dad’s choice to believe that God was going to heal him.  Even after they took him off of the ventilator he lived another 30 days, and long enough to receive one final visit from his son, and even so, my brother was given the opportunity  to attend his Father’s  funeral.  I did not attend the funeral because I just was not strong enough at the time; I was broken!!

Nevertheless, all I went through was worth it, because my Dad was not going to leave this land until what he asked for  was fulfilled,  and  God’s will was done in his life.

I want to encourage someone and let them know that God has the final say over our lives,  not man!  The bible says we shall live out until our appointed time, and he did that with or without me being at his bedside.  After which, I called to the hospital throughout the the night to see how my father was doing, only to be treated nasty by various nurses and staff that answered the phones.  The next day, the director of the hospital (Mary Ann Patton) told me the next day that she instructed the staff to hang up in my face, which was wrong on all levels even to treat a dog in that manner that was losing their parent. I was grieving.  Then the next day, I received a call from that same director of the hospital who stood at my Father’s bedside , and put him on the phone for me to talk to him, and all I could ask my Dad was: “why didn’t you protect your advance directives or me?  His final words: “I DON’T KNOW!”  I began to weep uncontrollably, because  I did  what my Dad  had asked me to do before he became unable to care for himself.  He signed the notarized document which was witnessed by two other people, and his  advance directives should have been honored.  I told my Dad, if he ever want to check that (DNR)  box, that was his right too, and I would have supported him in anyway he wanted the final chapter of his life to end..

So now, in the next hour, I get a knock upon my door, and it was our local  Irvine  police, saying they were called by the Hospital in Torrance where my Dad  was slowly transitioning, asked them to come out and check on me… #really???  I open the door and said: good afternoon officers, may I help you?  Then they began to say how the hospital director was worried about me, but they saw I was at ease because I had heard my Father’s voice, which would be the final time ever that I would hear or see him again.  I never had a problem with him dyeing, because my bible tells me that when we get to heaven we all will get a new glorified body, and if we live right down here on this earth, we will see our loved one’s again.  That is my Dad’s teachings, straight from the bible which often rolled off the fruit of his lips.  Daddy was a real praiser by the way!!!

The police went away for two hours, and then returned to my house again, and said they were just checking on me.  I noticed this time,  every time I tried to go inside my home, one officer just kept talking to me, and again,  I was ok, because I had heard my Dad’s voice and I was so happy that he did not expire that night even after being induced into  a comma prior to, which I signed the papers authorizing them to induce him into a comma at certain hours of the day so his body could rest.  My Dad was very feeble as they removed him from the ventilator,  but I was at ease because I knew God was in control of his life… It was never I, but God working all the time.  I am certain that Dr. was so wrong on  so many levels, but was so right that “your” services,  (meaning me) were no longer needed and said that my Dad was capable of making his own decisions.  At this point  it was evident that none of our services were needed, he was slowly transitioning.  It would have been in their best interest to just leave good enough alone since he was going to die anyways, but  just not when  they wanted him too.  He was very adamant about exercising his faith.  His faith in God brought him his last final wish, and that was to see his child.. It happened!!

After the Irvine police tricked me and entertained me for over two hours,  there drives up the Torrance Police cop car to my house with Irvine police standing back watching as the officer from Torrance jumps out of his cop car, threw me down on the ground in a short dress and no shoes on and began pouncing on me in front of my child who was 10-year-old at the time.  He claimed, I resisted arrest, when all I was doing was trying to get my shoes which were at the door as I was being rushed with excessive force which equates to police brutality that I did not deserve.  He never read me my rights or said what I did wrong.  Later on I was told that the nurse told a lie, and said the night before, I called the hospital floor and talked to her and said I was going to get her.  I never said anything of that nature, and to this day, no phone records were produced by this hospital with me saying such, but the Torrance police drove 50 miles to Irvine, CA on a lie, and hearsay with no proof.  All hell broke loose from there after I was arrested for only carrying out my Father’s Advance Directives. Of note, someone cut my car tires with a blade that I took over to the Torrance police department a few days before the main incident, and filed a report with them to pull the surveillance video to see who had vandalize my car at that same hospital.  To this date,  no surveillance camera video from the valet services were produced to address my complaint, but the nurse who I don’t have a clue what she looked like would get prompt services from that same officer that took my police report and said he would help me find out who vandalized my car at the hospital.  He was the same officer who took my report , but brought with him the baddest corrupt cop he could find to beat the living daylights out of me for nothing.  Once at the station, the same police officer who came to my home with about 10 more officers dressed in hazmat suits came into my cell,  put a bag over my head backwards,  and rushed me, and I was already on the ground, which I had been there sitting over 2 hours.  In my mind, I was thinking, what chance did I have against 10 police officer and one was videotaping the whole ordeal as that same cop who brutally attacked me in front of the Irvine police at my home, took the lead again and it was all she wrote.  I could have been killed.  The cop thought he would try and finish me off.  What he did not know was I have had to fight the enemy all of my life for no reason at all.  The other nine officers backed off, and it was just he and I, and I gave it all I had if I was going to die and I did not care. They did all of that, just to put me in a chair that looked like an electrocuting type chair on wheels, only to wheel me over to the fingerprinting station.  Surely, I could have peacefully walked over there without being rushed by 10 officers.  Then after which, the ambulance team shows up and they transferred me to Harbor General hospital where my Dad’s ex fiance who stuck by his side every step of the way, and she knew my story, would later on be my nurse at the hospital where I found favor.  What were my odds of being taken to a random hospital and be cared for by my Dad’s fiance.  She literally fed me, bathed me, and called my oldest son to let him know that I was ok and I was in her care.  Then later, I would be transferred back to an Orange County Hospital where I was there for almost 2 1/2 weeks,  after I had been assaulted and punched in the face by the light skin african american cop who violated me at my home and the police station.  The hospital took pictures of all of my scars, wounds and bruises, which I have the pictures in my possession.  Only God can make a person like me look so good  after being so brutally abused for no reason at all.

After I got home, I found out that the nurse had the audacity to file a restraining order on me that I could not answer because I was in the hospital, and to top it off,  the Torrance police sends me a letter after I was released from the hospital, saying there is a warrant for my arrest.  Of note, I did not ask to leave the jail to go to the hospital.  They took it upon themselves to let me go, and the doctor released me to home.  After which, I was not going to the Torrance police station ever for no peaceful surrender.  I later would have to contact an attorney, and I did not stop until I got the answers I needed to be free.  They instructed me that I could surrender to any city police station, and I did, and it was about a 30 minute process, posted bail and I was on my way, and have been on my way every since, free!  One attorney told me that I was facing 14 years in prison for what I did.  What did I do?  I cared for my Father.  To this date all charges were dropped but I’m not satisfied because no justice was served to the hospital, the wicked doctor or the cop who brutally beat me.  I want justice but I could not live out a trial, for what they said.  So I took the lil deal and that was 150 hours of community service, and 52 counseling sessions.  For what?  Should I have been treated like a dog for doing good, and what I was asked to do.  I want to sue these organizations so bad, but it was so painful and I could not find a good attorney to help me, and to this date, it puzzles me, why did I have to go through all of this?  Never had a prior record, and had never been in trouble with the law ever, and all of a sudden I’m  a criminal for carrying out my Father’s final 5 wishes.  To this date, I do not know what this nurse looks like or would I be able to identify her even the next day.. The nurse was not my concern or my business.  I was only concerned about my Dad and his well being.

So, even when we do a good deed for others, you never know what lessons you may have to learn or what God may want to teach you in the process. I learned “LOVE” on a new level.  Lets just say, I got the unexpected, and today, I’m still  standing  tall with a smile on my face as I blog this inspiration to the world.  There is a message above in the scripture: Exodus 20:12,  and I did my part.  See,  I hear God speaking loudly saying to someone today other than myself: NO CROSS, NO CROWN!!!!

There is a cross for all of us, no one is exempt.  Most of us think we should always be up  and no trials will ever come.  Wrong, they will come, but the good thing is knowing how to deal with them when they do.  That is why it is so important to build our lives on a solid foundation so when the wind blows, your house may crack, and things may shut down but know it’s still nothing besides what Jesus went through.  They made him carry his own cross.  They beat him; they talked about him; they nailed him to that old rugged cross so you can I can know that we too can take it, and just like Jesus, after he carried his cross, they pierced him in the side and the precious blood came streaming down, but he never said a mumbling word.  Sometimes we just have learn how to be quiet and let Jesus fight our battles.  What they did not know is that Jesus had all power in his hands to do exceedingly, and abundantly to come up off of  his cross if he wanted too, but he said in John 2:19 “Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” Jesus, he did just what he said he would do from the 6th to the 9th hour and he got up one Sunday morning with all power in his hands.

It took me longer to get back to you all, because after being  misused, lied on, talked about, literally beat down , then could not see my Father the last 30 days of his life was painful, but I kept the faith, and I carried my cross.  No it did not feel good, but in the end God fixed it all.  God is just sitting back waiting on us to believe that he can do anything but fail.  He is able to turn your life around and fix everything that seem so impossible.  We will encounter situations that will  break in our earthly house and vessels, but if we learn to lean on our eternal father, Jesus who is able to do anything but fail.  I’m going to say it again: “Things will break”.  Just like a good looking car with a perfect outer body,  breaks down too, and when it does, you may find yourself stopped in your tracks, distracted and even frustrated.  Just relax, it’s a normal reaction.  The good part is, there’s  an expert mechanic waiting somewhere to fix your internal problems that you had nothing do with it.  I can hear someone saying, well I followed the  recommended manual that came with the car, and you did everything  you were required  to do to keep it running right, but it still did not stop it from breaking down.  You changed the oil, you took the car in for a major servicing,  and sometimes I even gave it a tune up and put new spark plugs in it,  just so it could be dependable on the road.  No matter what situation you find yourself in, God is still there.   I’ve been in church all my life, I love the Lord with all my heart, I have professed Jesus Christ to be center of my life, but I heard God say:  I want to give you some fresh oil, a new burning desire to serve and love me even the more.. I tell you, I thought I had a relationship with God before this ordeal…  If I didn’t, I promise you,  I do now!  I’ve never felt so close to God, because he is close to the person that is broken hearted.  All he want us to do is surrender everything for him, and let his will be done in our lives.  Sometimes he just wants see if we will remain faithful, and still serve and praise his Holy Name when the road gets rough… You can rest assure he will NEVER leave you alone!!!

I want you to know,  just like the Lord did it for me these past 18 months, he can do it for you too!  I want to encourage someone and let them know that there is nothing to hard for our God to solve.  Our God is faithful, and he waits on us until we are ready.  He is able to do  exceedingly, abundantly above all we can ever ask or think.. Stop right here, take a deep breath, and just shout out his precious name: “JESUS!”

Remember this when you’re going through: “NO CROSS, NO CROWN!!”  I know someone is wondering why must we bear our cross alone?  See, there is a cross for everyone and I know there is a cross for me; however, after you have bared your cross, and you stood the test of time, God has a crown waiting on you and I!!!

Love you all so much!! Please continue to keep me and my family in prayer as we resolve unfinished business left behind from my Father’s estate.  God is able to fix that situation too!!!

I believe!!!!

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Oh yeah, p.s.: Just wanted to share with you all that the precious Lord Jesus allowed me to see another year..  Yes,  “APRIL”  is my birthday month, and the Lord allowed me to see another year on April 11..  I tell you, I am so grateful and thankful for my life!!!  I’ve been celebrating all month long, with family and friends..  I feel like  I should celebrate for the rest of my life,  after all the hell I’ve been through..  But I am a realist, and until the end of the month, I’m going out of my way to do great things  that would  deem sufficient this entire  month.  I just want the world to know that it is ok to celebrate your life, your accomplishments, and celebrate the things you have overcome!!!   I’m out family, and I just wanted to let somebody know that with God, all things are possible if we just believe!!! The most important part is that my FAITH is strong, and the  sun is shining again in my life because we serve a God of light!!! “Happy Birthday” is in order!! #life #celebrate

Here is an inspirational song that blessed my soul when I was going through… I hope you listen up and be blessed… #sang #vickie

Vickie Winans-No Cross, No Crown

To the Wounded…

Zechariah 13:6 (KJV) “And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer,  Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”

Proverbs 27:6 (NIV) “Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

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I just wanted to share a word of encouragement with all of our WiFI Subscribers, Family and Friend’s.

The word of God tells us that those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends (Brethren) Zechariah 13:6. But the word also tells us that faithful are the wounds of a friend Proverbs 27:6. So, all the times we are being wounded on this earth, we have to view it as coming from God, because if He’s allowing it, them, him or her to proceed with whatever is going on, then He is using it to get the glory. Sometimes we have to give up what we think we know is right and embrace the lesson, no matter who is delivering it. Change is good and most of my change came from God using those closest to me to wound me, abandon me, discard, discount, rebuke, dispute, clown,  embarrass and treat me in ways I could never imagine treating an enemy… Nevertheless, it was all for my good.  What it taught me is, if I can examine (look at closely) what someone is telling me or showing me – HONESTLY, removing SELF out of the equation and ASK God “What are you teaching me? Show me, Holy Spirit” Watch His revelation. And I know that you know: NO PAIN- NO GAIN!  Stay encouraged and remember that you don’t have to prove a point to anyone, just stay true to God… We are to be the Salt of the earth (different in every way!)

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Love you all,

Minister Evelyn Diane
D&T: 4/19/2015

Love your neighbor as yourself..

 

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◄ Mark 12:31 ►
Parallel Verses
New International Version
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

New Living Translation
The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

English Standard Version
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

New American Standard Bible
“The second is this, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

King James Bible
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“The second is: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these.”

International Standard Version
The second is this: ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

NET Bible
The second is: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

GOD’S WORD® Translation
The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.

King James 2000 Bible
And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.

American King James Version
And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

American Standard Version
The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the second is like to it: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.

Darby Bible Translation
And a second like it [is] this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is not another commandment greater than these.

English Revised Version
The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Webster’s Bible Translation
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: there is no other commandment greater than these.

Weymouth New Testament
“The second is this: ‘Thou shalt love thy fellow man as thou lovest thyself.’ “Other Commandment greater than these there is none.”

World English Bible
The second is like this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Young’s Literal Translation
and the second is like it, this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; — greater than these there is no other command.’

Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

12:28-34 Those who sincerely desire to be taught their duty, Christ will guide in judgment, and teach his way. He tells the scribe that the great commandment, which indeed includes all, is, that of loving God with all our hearts. Wherever this is the ruling principle in the soul, there is a disposition to every other duty. Loving God with all our heart, will engage us to every thing by which he will be pleased. The sacrifices only represented the atonements for men’s transgressions of the moral law; they were of no power except as they expressed repentance and faith in the promised Saviour, and as they led to moral obedience. And because we have not thus loved God and man, but the very reverse, therefore we are condemned sinners; we need repentance, and we need mercy. Christ approved what the scribe said, and encouraged him. He stood fair for further advance; for this knowledge of the law leads to conviction of sin, to repentance, to discovery of our need of mercy, and understanding the way of justification by Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 31. – Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. God is to be loved above everything – above all angels, or men, or any created thing. But after God, amongst created things, our neighbor is above all to be loved. And we are to extend to our neighbor that kind of love with which we love ourselves. Our love of ourselves is not a frigid love, but a sincere and ardent love. In like manner we should love our neighbour, and desire for him all those good things both for the body and for the soul that we desire for ourselves. This is what our Lord himself teaches us. “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, even so do unto them.” There is none other commandment greater than these. St. Matthew (Matthew 22:40) says, “On these two commandments hang the whole Law and the prophets.” There is no commandment greater than these, because all the precepts of the Divine Law are included in them. So that our Lord here teaches us that we ought continually to have these two precepts in our minds and before our eyes, and direct all our thoughts and words and actions by them, and regulate our whole life according to them.

Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the second is like,…. “Unto it”, as in Matthew 22:39 and so it is read here in two ancient copies of Beza’s, and in the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, Persic, and Ethiopic versions;

namely this, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. This commandment stands in Leviticus 19:18 and respects not an Israelite only, or one of the same religion with a man’s self, or his intimate friend and acquaintance, or one that lives in the same neighbourhood; but any man whatever, to whom affection should be shown, and good should be done to him, and for him, as a man would have done to and for himself; as much as lies in his power, both in things temporal and spiritual; see the note on Matthew 22:39.

There is none other commandment greater than these; in the whole law, moral or ceremonial; not the sabbath, nor circumcision, nor the phylacteries, nor the fringes on the borders of the garments, nor any other.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

31. And the second is like—”unto it” (Mt 22:39); as demanding the same affection, and only the extension of it, in its proper measure, to the creatures of Him whom we thus love—our brethren in the participation of the same nature, and neighbors, as connected with us by ties that render each dependent upon and necessary to the other.

Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself—Now, as we are not to love ourselves supremely, this is virtually a command, in the first place, not to love our neighbor with all our heart and soul and mind and strength. And thus it is a condemnation of the idolatry of the creature. Our supreme and uttermost affection is to be reserved for God. But as sincerely as ourselves we are to love all mankind, and with the same readiness to do and suffer for them as we should reasonably desire them to show to us. The golden rule (Mt 7:12) is here our best interpreter of the nature and extent of these claims.

There is none other commandment greater than these—or, as in Mt 22:40, “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets” (see on [1485]Mt 5:17). It is as if He had said, “This is all Scripture in a nutshell; the whole law of human duty in a portable, pocket form.” Indeed, it is so simple that a child may understand it, so brief that all may remember it, so comprehensive as to embrace all possible cases. And from its very nature it is unchangeable. It is inconceivable that God should require from his rational creatures anything less, or in substance anything else, under any dispensation, in any world, at any period throughout eternal duration. He cannot but claim this—all this—alike in heaven, in earth, and in hell! And this incomparable summary of the divine law belonged to the Jewish religion! As it shines in its own self-evidencing splendor, so it reveals its own true source. The religion from which the world has received it could be none other than a God-given religion!

Mark 12:31 Additional Commentaries
The Greatest Commandment

30 ANDlj YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ 31″The second is this, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32The scribe said to Him, “Right, Teacher; You have truly stated that HE IS ONE, AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM;…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:18   “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.”

Mark 12:32
“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.
Treasury of Scripture
And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Leviticus 19:13 You shall not defraud your neighbor, neither rob him…
Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatever you would that men should do to you, …
Matthew 19:18,19 He said to him, Which? Jesus said, You shall do no murder, You shall …
Matthew 22:39 And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Luke 10:27,36,37 And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all …
Romans 13:8,9 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves …
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs …
Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall …
James 2:8-13 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall …
1 John 3:17-19 But whoever has this world’s good, and sees his brother have need, …
1 John 4:7,8,21 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one..

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus can fix Wrong Decisions…

 

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Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV): “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

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Every since I made the decision, and literally gave away the keys to God’s house, there has been no real peace in MY life…Yes, we still have EVERYTHING in tact, and yes we do outreach ministry daily, and yes we are still prospering and in good health for the most part, etc, but there’s still a void in my life that I just cannot fill… Yes, I love my online / outreach ministry at World In Focus International Ministries (WIFI), it is excellent, and many lives have and are being changed and are being blessed, and lives are being changed as we speak.  I know because we read all the mail, emails, and answer the calls,  and listen to the voicemails, so we  know that souls around the world are being saved, inspired and souls are being led to Christ with what we are sharing nation wide.. The written word or the Lord, and Inspirations.

However, it’s just not like the 4-wall-experience we were use to having  at 2nd Corinthian Ministries, Inc., founded by my Father, the late Rev. J.E. Thomas.  I must confess, that I have not found a church I really like or have my desires been met since I made the wrong decision that led to the doors being closed.. I have no one to blame but myself for trusting someone else with the key to what God placed in our hands. Yes, I have repented and asked God for his forgiveness for the decision I made… I’m not sure how to fix it, but I know God can if it’s in his will… I do know that God’s work and legacy must go on, and we will continue to do his will with the platform we’ve been given.. When I asked for a church January 1, 2015, I really literally meant that… I told God, I don’t need a house on the hill, or a butler or a driver, or any material things… Just give me Jesus and let me do his will…

This is why the devil is fighting me so hard, because he knows if I ever got my hands on what’s rightfully mine, I would use it to build up God’s Kingdom… I can’t cry over spilled milk, but in God’s timing it will happen again with the prayers of the righteous..

From this day forward, I’m  placing the problem that torments  me  in your hands, and Yes Lord, I hear you speaking loud and clear on tonight, and I’m listening..

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” If Jesus Can’t Fix It”
The Mighty Clouds Of Joy –

Proverbs 3:5-6  (ESV) : “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
James 1:5 (ESV): “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

Philippians 4:6-7  (ESV): “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Proverbs 3:6 (ESV) In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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What does the bible say about “Wrong Decisions”:

 

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Romans 3:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

Psalm 146:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

Leviticus 16:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering that is for the people and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, sprinkling it over the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 Peter 1:18-19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

James 4:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Ephesians 2:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Galatians 5:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

2 Corinthians 3:1-18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you? You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, …

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Acts 6:1-7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. …

John 17:1-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. …

Psalm 91:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Leviticus 16:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Thus he shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleannesses of the people of Israel and because of their transgressions, all their sins. And so he shall do for the tent of meeting, which dwells with them in the midst of their uncleannesses.

Revelation 1:5-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 5:1-14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” …

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Hebrews 7:1-10:39 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever. See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils! And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people, that is, from their brothers, though these also are descended from Abraham. …

1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? …

1 Timothy 3:1-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? …

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. …

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, …

Ephesians 4:18-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, …

Ephesians 4:11-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, …

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Ephesians 2:1-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But 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— …

Galatians 6:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

2 Corinthians 9:1-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints, for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them. But I am sending the brothers so that our boasting about you may not prove empty in this matter, so that you may be ready, as I said you would be. Otherwise, if some Macedonians come with me and find that you are not ready, we would be humiliated—to say nothing of you—for being so confident. So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the gift you have promised, so that it may be ready as a willing gift, not as an exaction. …

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

1 Corinthians 12:1-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; …

Romans 12:19-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 8:29 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Romans 8:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.

Romans 6:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

Romans 6:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, …

Acts 20:1-38 ESV / 2 helpful votes

After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia. When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. There he spent three months, and when a plot was made against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia. Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus. These went on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas, …

John 17:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

John 16:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

John 14:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 10:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 9:1-10:42 ESV / 2 helpful votes

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” …

John 8:1-59 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” …

John 6:1-71 ESV / 2 helpful votes

After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” …

John 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. …

Luke 22:25-26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.

Luke 4:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

Mark 13:34 ESV / 2 helpful votes

It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.

Mark 13:1-37 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray. …

Matthew 17:24-27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or from others?” And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.”

Matthew 12:30 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 68:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

You ascended on high, leading a host of captives in your train and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the Lord God may dwell there.

Joshua 24:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.

Deuteronomy 30:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

 

 

~ Evelyn Diane
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We Will Trust In The Lord…

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Donnie McClurkin – We’ve Come This Far By Faith/I Will Trust In The Lord!

Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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I remember 1999 just like yesterday, as it was a very intense year for many of us. I remember everyone being scared about the Y2K, and entering into the New Millennium.  Just like then, over 12 years ago, and here we are with iphones, ipads, face-time, etc.

Most of us did not know what to expect.  All I know is that I went to church and got my praise on, went home and everything, including all our computers were just fine.

I said all that reminiscing on that significant day to say this:.. ~ 2014 is going to be just fine!!!

Our advice to all of of our subscribers, family and friends: “Keep your trust in God!” No matter what man says: “Trust God!”

2014 – we are  trusting God with our very lives as we’ve always done in the past years with miraculous results.

Trust God, and  watch the blessings of the Lord overtake your life in 2014 and always..  Of note, we did not just say above that it was going to be easy trusting, but just know that each trial comes to make us strong!  Keep your hands in the master hands and everything in our lives will work out fine!

We are saying good bye to 2013 and praising our way into 2014 “TRUSTING GOD” with all thine heart… We will not lean to our own understanding, because when the road gets rough, we may not always understand, but God knows and understands totally.

This is a surrender to him on this last day of 2013 as we walk into 2014 with a greater mindset than we had in 2013!

Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

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Bible Verses about Trusting  In The Lord

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 118:8 ESV / 41 helpful votes

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.

Psalm 118:1-29 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.

Isaiah 12:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

Romans 15:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Psalm 118:14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.

Mark 5:36 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

James 4:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!

Psalm 117:1-2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 118:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.

Psalm 40:4-5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.

Psalm 118:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Psalm 40:4-6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told. In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

John 15:1-27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Psalm 52:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 40:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Psalm 118:23-24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.

Psalm 115:1-18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.

Psalm 40:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!

Psalm 40:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

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Psalm 118:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

Psalm 118:15-16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly, the right hand of the Lord exalts, the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!”

Psalm 118:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 40:11-12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me! For evils have encompassed me beyond number; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me.

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

Mark 9:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

Psalm 118:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.

Psalm 112:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.

Psalm 40:16-17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!” As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!

Psalm 40:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!

Psalm 40:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Revelation 3:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

John 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 28:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.

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Proverbs 3:1-35 ESV / 4 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in theLord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 118:20-22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it. I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation. The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

Psalm 118:17-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. The Lord has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death.

Psalm 118:12-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

They surrounded me like bees; they went out like a fire among thorns; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me.

Psalm 118:9-11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. All nations surrounded me; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side; in the name of the Lord I cut them off!

Psalm 118:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.

Psalm 118:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 118:1-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 40:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”

Psalm 40:13-16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me! O Lord, make haste to help me! Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether who seek to snatch away my life; let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt! Let those be appalled because of their shame who say to me, “Aha, Aha!” But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”

Psalm 40:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.

Psalm 40:1-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.

Psalm 22:1-31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

Genesis 11:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife, and they went forth together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan, but when they came to Haran, they settled there.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Proverbs 28:1-28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue. A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them. Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The  old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Matthew 16:1-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed. When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread.

Psalm 62:1-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

To  the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. How long will all of you attack a man to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

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Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas
D&T: 12/31/2013

Cited: scriptures are inspired from: open bible:  http://www.openbible.info/topics/trust_in_the_lord