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I just want to thank you!

 Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ..
Ephesians 5:20 (ESV) 

From the desk of Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

I just want to take the time and say: THANK YOU JESUS! Thank you Lord for waking me up this morning better than I laid down last night. I thank you Father God for being the keeper of my soul. I just want thank you for being so good! You’ve been better to me than I’ve been to myself! That’s why I have to bless and praise your Holy Name!

A special thanks to all of our WIFI Ministries / 2nd Corinthian subscribers , family and friends for your loyal support. I report that our blog numbers are up and we now over 37,000+ subscribers. For that I am truly grateful!

Please keep those prayer requests, emails  and phone calls coming! We do take the time to pray over each request that is sent in  Jesus Name!

Many blessing  to each of you during this Advent Christmas Season!

Sincerely,

 

Minister Evelyn  Diane, President / CEO of World and Focus International Ministries and 2nd Corinthian Missionary


I Want To Thank You – The Mighty Clouds Of Joy, “I Want To Thank You”

I AM SO GLAD THAT JESUS IS A FRIEND OF MINES!

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Posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane

D&T: 12/16/2016

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D&T: 12/15/2016

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◄ 1 Corinthians 10:12 ►

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.



10:6-14  Carnal desires gain strength by indulgence, therefore should be checked in their first rise. Let us fear the sins of Israel, if we would shun their plagues. And it is but just to fear, that such as tempt Christ, will be left by him in the power of the old serpent. Murmuring against God’s disposals and commands, greatly provokes him. Nothing in Scripture is written in vain; and it is our wisdom and duty to learn from it. Others have fallen, and so may we. The Christian’s security against sin is distrust of himself. God has not promised to keep us from falling, if we do not look to ourselves. To this word of caution, a word of comfort is added. Others have the like burdens, and the like temptations: what they bear up under, and break through, we may also. God is wise as well as faithful, and will make our burdens according to our strength. He knows what we can bear. He will make a way to escape; he will deliver either from the trial itself, or at least the mischief of it. We have full encouragement to flee from sin, and to be faithful to God. We cannot fall by temptation, if we cleave fast to him. Whether the world smiles or frowns, it is an enemy; but believers shall be strengthened to overcome it, with all its terrors and enticements. The fear of the Lord, put into their hearts, will be the great means of safety.


1 Corinthians 10:12 Commentaries

Matthew Henry’s Commentary

1 Corinthians 10:1

Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

10:1-5 To dissuade the Corinthians from communion with idolaters, and security in any sinful course, the apostle sets before them the example of the Jewish nation of old. They were, by a miracle, led through the Red Sea, where the pursuing Egyptians were drowned. It was to them a typical baptism. The manna on which they fed was a type of Christ crucified, the Bread which came down from heaven, which whoso eateth shall live for ever. Christ is the Rock on which the Christian church is built; and of the streams that issue therefrom, all believers drink, and are refreshed. It typified the sacred influences of the Holy Spirit, as given to believers through Christ. But let none presume upon their great privileges, or profession of the truth; these will not secure heavenly happiness.

1 Corinthians 10:2

And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

1 Corinthians 10:3

And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

1 Corinthians 10:4

And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:5

But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

1 Corinthians 10:6

Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

10:6-14 Carnal desires gain strength by indulgence, therefore should be checked in their first rise. Let us fear the sins of Israel, if we would shun their plagues. And it is but just to fear, that such as tempt Christ, will be left by him in the power of the old serpent. Murmuring against God’s disposals and commands, greatly provokes him. Nothing in Scripture is written in vain; and it is our wisdom and duty to learn from it. Others have fallen, and so may we. The Christian’s security against sin is distrust of himself. God has not promised to keep us from falling, if we do not look to ourselves. To this word of caution, a word of comfort is added. Others have the like burdens, and the like temptations: what they bear up under, and break through, we may also. God is wise as well as faithful, and will make our burdens according to our strength. He knows what we can bear. He will make a way to escape; he will deliver either from the trial itself, or at least the mischief of it. We have full encouragement to flee from sin, and to be faithful to God. We cannot fall by temptation, if we cleave fast to him. Whether the world smiles or frowns, it is an enemy; but believers shall be strengthened to overcome it, with all its terrors and enticements. The fear of the Lord, put into their hearts, will be the great means of safety.

1 Corinthians 10:7

Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

1 Corinthians 10:8

Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

1 Corinthians 10:9

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

1 Corinthians 10:10

Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

1 Corinthians 10:11

Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

1 Corinthians 10:12

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

1 Corinthians 10:13

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:14

Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

1 Corinthians 10:15

I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

10:15-22 Did not the joining in the Lord’s supper show a profession of faith in Christ crucified, and of adoring gratitude to him for his salvation ? Christians, by this ordinance, and the faith therein professed, were united as the grains of wheat in one loaf of bread, or as the members in the human body, seeing they were all united to Christ, and had fellowship with him and one another. This is confirmed from the Jewish worship and customs in sacrifice. The apostle applies this to feasting with idolaters. Eating food as part of a heathen sacrifice, was worshipping the idol to whom it was made, and having fellowship or communion with it; just as he who eats the Lord’s supper, is accounted to partake in the Christian sacrifice, or as they who ate the Jewish sacrifices partook of what was offered on their altar. It was denying Christianity; for communion with Christ, and communion with devils, could never be had at once. If Christians venture into places, and join in sacrifices to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, they will provoke God.

1 Corinthians 10:16

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 10:17

For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

1 Corinthians 10:18

Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

1 Corinthians 10:19

What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

1 Corinthians 10:20

But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

1 Corinthians 10:21

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

1 Corinthians 10:22

Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

1 Corinthians 10:23

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

10:23-33 There were cases wherein Christians might eat what had been offered to idols, without sin. Such as when the flesh was sold in the market as common food, for the priest to whom it had been given. But a Christian must not merely consider what is lawful, but what is expedient, and to edify others. Christianity by no means forbids the common offices of kindness, or allows uncourteous behaviour to any, however they may differ from us in religious sentiments or practices. But this is not to be understood of religious festivals, partaking in idolatrous worship. According to this advice of the apostle, Christians should take care not to use their liberty to the hurt of others, or to their own reproach. In eating and drinking, and in all we do, we should aim at the glory of God, at pleasing and honouring him. This is the great end of all religion, and directs us where express rules are wanting. A holy, peaceable, and benevolent spirit, will disarm the greatest enemies.

1 Corinthians 10:24

Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

1 Corinthians 10:26

For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.

1 Corinthians 10:27

If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

1 Corinthians 10:28

But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:

1 Corinthians 10:29

Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience?

1 Corinthians 10:30

For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:32

Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

1 Corinthians 10:33

Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.


Posted by: Evelyn Diane


D&T: 11/27/2016

Bible commentary Credit: Matthew Henry





Thank you all for your prayers


Oh my God, thAnk you God for the release so you may increase in my life.. Thank you all for prayers‼️ For we know only prayer changes hearts, minds and situations only like JESUS can when we take our hands off of our problems and turn them ALL over to God! I turn every situation over to you in JESUS Name! Oh, death, oh death. smhrh ◄ 1 Corinthians ‪15:55‬ ►O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where isthy victory? 

Where O Death is Your Victory?

…54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come to pass: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55“Where, O death, is your victory?Where, O death, is your sting?” 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law.…


Hosea 13:14


Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.


1 Corinthians 15:56


The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law.


Treasury of Scripture


O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?

O death.


Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them …

sting.


Acts 9:5 And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom …


Revelation 9:10 And they had tails like to scorpions, and there were stings in their …

grave. or, hell.


Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham …


Acts 2:27 Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer …


Revelation 20:13,14 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell …

is thy victory.


Job 18:13,14 It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death …


Psalm 49:8-15 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases for ever:)…


Psalm 89:48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver …


Ecclesiastes 2:15,16 Then said I in my heart, As it happens to the fool, so it happens …


Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing …


Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; …


Ecclesiastes 9:5,6 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any …


Romans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that …

 

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◄ Matthew 6 ► (NIV)

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Words of wisdom:

Giving to the Needy:

1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Prayer:

5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“ ‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Fasting:

16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Treasures in Heaven:

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Do Not Worry:

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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This is the word of the Lord, and it is blessed!

Posted by: Evelyn Diane
D&T: 12/2/2015

There is life after death for those that are believers

 

 

World In Focus International Ministries on side of logoWhen our family, friends or someone we love and care about deeply transitions, it is never an easy process. Nevertheless, it should make the process easier to accept, find peace and comfort in knowing if they were saved and accepted “Jesus C.hrist” as their personal savior that they are at home safe in the arms of God.

We should rejoice and celebrate their life because in God’s word it tells us that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

The apostle Paul appears to tell us that something better than our current lives, namely being in the presence of God, awaits us after death, when we depart from our bodies.

In the natural, it’s still rough for most of us to process, and for some, it takes a little time, but eventually we will get there. It seems like as soon as we accept one death, there goes another and it seems to never stop, convincing me that you must be ready when God calls your name!