God’s Attributes The True Measure of Fine Art

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God’s Attributes The True Measure of Fine Art Before the world was digitized and messaging was made instant via the ubiquity of supercomputers carried in each person’s pocket or purse, written communication was facilitated by means of mail delivered by the postal service. Specifically, a writer would place his or her message into an envelope and then entrust its delivery to a group of people who never (well, rarely) failed, even in the face of rain, sleet, or snow. The delivery process could be as short as a single night…

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Toward Many Gods?

It used to be the case that an Independence Day celebration at the city park, a political rally, the dedication of a public building, or some other civic ceremony in the United States would begin with a prayer offered by a local minister. Organizers then started inviting a cross section of the community’s clergy to take part. The Roman Catholic priest would share the podium with, say, the Baptist minister; then they would invite the Jewish rabbi. Today, depending on the religious makeup of the community, a Muslim imam, a…

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Lectio Divina: God’s Word for Us

All around me people sipped steaming coffee and scrolled away on their electronic devices. They were oblivious. But I could not have sensed Jesus’ presence more clearly if he’d sat down in the chair across from me.I came alone to the coffee shop. My mission: to attempt the spiritual discipline of Lectio Divina. The intimidating Latin name, combined with the suggested component of burning incense screamed weird to me when I learned about it in Sunday School, but I couldn’t shake the nagging feeling that I should try it.Bible study…

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God’s Ministering Spirits

To many people, the word “angel” conjures up images of winged, harp-playing, halo-endowed, perhaps mischievous beings romping around on clouds. Images and statues of angels (as envisioned in the minds of men) are found almost everywhere—in churches, books, magazines, greeting cards, etc. Angels have also been popular subjects in films, television and music. They are often portrayed as emotional entities having common human frailties. These and other such misconceptions serve to terribly blur the purpose for which God created angels.Today, there are perhaps as many wrong concepts of angels as…

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Have you Been Cut Off from God’s Rich Blessings?

In today’s world we are faced with many difficulties each and every day.  While the difficulties we face vary, for most of us there is one common area that we struggle with and that is with our finances.Today more than ever we are facing financial and economic crisis that is leaving many with barely enough to scrape by with.  We as a nation have had to make major cut backs in our spending, and unfortunately for many that includes the giving of their tithes.If you do not currently give tithes…

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Caregivers are God’s Precious Gift to Us

Caregivers are unique and special people and are a precious gift from the Lord.  They nurture others, provide solace during times of pain or turmoil, and help to shape our lives.  They provide great comfort, healing and understanding to those who need tenderness, attention and love.  In fact, caregivers are reflections of God in their example of sacrifice for others.If you are a caregiver, you know that sometimes it can weight you down and wear away at your energy and mood.  But take heart in knowing that you are doing…

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Rejection is God’s Protection

Right now you’re probably thinking, “Wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right.  How can rejection be a form of protection?”  But I’m not talking about rejecting by God.  The Lord will never reject you – He will always love and accept you!  The rejection I’m talking about is the rejection you sometimes face in your own life.  When you feel like the world is rejecting you, whether at work, in your personal life or through the loss of something important to you, that may be God’s way of protecting you.No…

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God’s Grace is All You Need

People talk a lot of about the Grace of God and being touched by God’s Grace, but it’s one of the most difficult concepts for most of us to understand.  After all, how can we grasp the concept of being the recipients of such an amazing and wonderful gift as the Grace that is God’s forgiveness of our sins when we are so undeserving?  And what does that Grace do to change the reality of our daily lives anyway?  The answers are amazing and truly reflect just how much God…

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God’s Love is Unconditional and Unfailing

God love you with a steadfast and enduring love that can be difficult to understand but is pure joy to rely on.“O my strength to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love”– Psalm 59:17 NLTBut what does God mean by unfailing love?  As humans, we understand through our faith that God is our comfort and our strength, but do we really know in our deepest heart that he loves us unconditionally, without fail and without change?  It can be…

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Waiting On God’s Perfect Timing

Waiting is one of the most difficult things to do, whether we’re waiting for a bus, a phone call or an answered prayer.  We become impatient and wonder why everyone else is holding us up and keeping us from getting what we want.  It seems like the more we want something, the harder it is to wait – and we even get impatient with God!But we have to remember that God’s timing is different than our own.  He sees things from a different perspective and sees the whole picture, not…

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Marriage God’s Way

“… present yourselves to God …” (Romans 6:13).Sometimes it seems as though a long-lasting marriage is determined by chance or circumstances or just plain old luck. However, there are some steps that will enable you to establish your marriage on a solid foundation that will help you stay in it for the long haul. Taking this series of steps will bring your life into continuous subjection to the will of God. If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, consider seeking someone out today who can show you…

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How to Experience God’s Love and Power in Our Lives

What could be greater than to feel God’s love and influence in our lives? How sad, how wasted the life of the person who believes that this world and this life are all we have. What a waste to die without knowing God, or the power of God.Bulton J. Sheen once said, “An atheist is a man who has no visible means of support.” We don’t want to stand alone at the last day. We need God’s support. How to we come to know God and know that he is?…

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Do you Know What it Feels Like to Be Loved

She says, “Why can’t you just love me?” Translation: “Why are you not giving me the unconditional and euphoric (God kind) of love that I crave?”He exclaims, “Why do you want to change me?” Translation: “Why can’t you accept me for who I am.. fearfully and wonderfully made?”She wonders, “Why can’t I be myself around them. I hate the fact that I can’t be real, that I can’t express what I really think all the time, and that I don’t feel understood.” Translation: “I am looking for you to accept…

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The Peace To Come

We’re here at the Feast of Tabernacles because we want to learn more of God’s plan and of our place in that plan. We know through experience, the basic layout because we keep God’s Holy Days all year long. We know that Passover pictures the protection of Israel’s firstborn in Egypt through the sacrifice of the unblemished lamb of God. We know that the week of Unleavened Bread pictures putting sin out of our lives and keeping it out. We know that Pentecost pictures the giving of the law at…

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WHERE ARE WE IN GOD’S MASTER PLAN?

Today we will continue, beginning with Red China’s relations with the United States and the rest of the world, then move on to the King of the North & King of the South prophesy, and a discussion of the prophesied 200 million man army.(Mat 24:6-8 NKJV) “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass,but the end is not yet. {7} “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be…

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God’s Love Can Transform Your Relationship

“We just fell out of love.” We’ve all heard those words many times from celebrities, co-workers and even friends as to why they broke up with someone. It makes love seem like a summer flower that dies not long after it springs up.In popular culture love is often defined by emotions or feelings. You start a relationship with a spark and sometimes the “fire” it started feels like it dies down or goes out altogether. But is that really what love is?When You Lose That Loving FeelingSeveral years ago Billy…

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How Is God’s Love Experienced in the Heart?

Experiencing the love of God, not just thinking about it, is something we should desire with all our hearts. This is an experience of great joy because in it we taste the very reality of God and his love. It is the ground of deep and wonderful assurance – the assurance that our hope “will not disappoint us” (Romans 5:5). This assurance helps us “exult in the hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:2). It carries us through terrible trials of faith.Is this experience of the love of God…

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Is the Holy Spirit Phase Three of God’s Word?

The point of the first chapter of Hebrews is to make us realize the enormous value of God’s speaking to us through the Son of God and revealing to us a way of salvation. We know this because the chapter begins with the trumpeting of the superior value of God’s speaking “in these last days by a Son,” and because the next chapter begins by saying, “For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard.” In other words, the whole first chapter is to help…

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Marriage – God’s Gift

Marriage was God’s gift to a perfect world. He had said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone’, even when that man was without sin and living in holy communion with God. God in kindness saw fit to make a companion for Adam – another human being, not identical to him, but corresponding to him. God said further: ‘I will make him an help meet for him’ (Gen. 2:18) – a help suitable for him. After a brief description of how Eve was formed, we are told:…

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Aiming at God’s Glory

In how many ways may we glorify God?1] It is glorifying God when we aim purely at his glory. God must be the untimate end of all actions. Thus Christ, ‘I seek not mine own glory, but the glory of him that sent me’ (John 8:50) . . . Oh let us take heed of self-worshipping! We do this,1. When we prefer God’s glory above all other things; above credit, estate, relations; when the glory of God coming in competition with them, we prefer his glory before them. If relations…

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God’s Will for the Christian

God desires the Christian to be holy and live a life in obedient to him. The question that must be asked is, To what is the Christian obedient? How does he know what God wants him to do?First and foremost the answer is found in the reply Jesus gave to a lawyer, who asked,Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the…

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Dealing With Church Hurt God’s Way

We except to be mistreated in the world, but we’re often blindsided—and get out feelings hurt—when brothers and sisters in Christ don’t invite us to the party, talk behind our backs, or aren’t there for us in a time of need.I wrote a short article with some prophetic insight on overcoming hurt feeling’s God’s way some years ago and it’s consistently one of the most visited articles on my site. And on Sunday I was a guest on Love and Life Radio, where I discussed the topic of “church hurt”…

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God’s Right to Fulfill His Promise

Below is a comment I made on a discussion board concerning Israel right to the Promised Land. It’s scriptural information concerning God’s promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is clear that God made the declaration and it ought to be clear he is still going to perform it for them. It is quite contradictory for us as Christians to not see this promise that God is ready to fulfill in a way and on a scope totally unable to be grasp by ancient men in for our modern times.…

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How To Find God’s Will

Recently one of my employees told me about a man she met at a business near our office. When the man found out that this employee worked for me, he said that about thirty years ago, he had given one of my tapes to his niece who was living a very ungodly lifestyle. After she listened to the tape, she turned her life over to the Lord and eventually became a missionary, totally dedicated to God’s will for her life.

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God’s Ultimate Ownership

The subject of rightful ownership is a foundational issue in the practice of business and law and a host of other disciplines. The creator of a product or idea is generally the recognized owner, who then reaps the benefit of exclusive privileges not afforded to anyone else. But when murky circumstances throw true ownership into question, tremendous resources are sometimes consumed to establish exactly who is authorized to reap the rewards. And the rewards, or the loss thereof, can be extraordinary—just ask the original participants in the Facebook phenomenon.

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Gaining God’s Way

Hurrying to my son’s baseball practice one windy winter day, I stumbled across a path of stepping stones leading to the field. Unless they fail to keep your feet dry, there’s usually nothing remarkable about stepping stones—but these were unique. Though rather faded by the Texas sun, each stone was inscribed with a verse or two from Scripture. Most of them were taken from the Psalms or Proverbs and offered youngsters fitting words of encouragement to heed instruction or work diligently on the field of play.

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Running from God’s Prophecies

Everyone who believes in the word of God must be committed to its fulfilment; whether good or bad.When I started editing my book, “Doctor Strangelove” in 2005, I had over thirty chapters to work with.  But then the Lord said to me: “Femi, this book will have eighteen chapters.”  I took that as a prophecy.  I kept my eye on it and was excited when, through editorial work, the book finally shrank to eighteen chapters.  I had run with the vision and fulfilled it.  Or so I thought.

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Seeking God’s Will For Your Life

All of us from time to time wonder what God would have us do. Moses had it easy, that is, in discovering God’s will. When God came calling, the stuttering fugitive could hardly miss the booming voice coming from a burning bush. Leading the Israelites out of Egypt was another matter.God also had a similarly unique way for directing the apostle Paul. A blinding flash of light knocked him to the ground. But at least Saul of Tarsus (Paul’s name at the time) got the message.

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What God’s Love is Like

Never did like him? For those who know God and have experienced not only the reality of His existence but also His love, such a sentiment is hard to sympathise with. On the other hand, God is so big, so powerful and so complex that He’s easily misunderstood by shallow, sinful fallen creatures such as ourselves, who are deceived even by the most obvious things. After all, not until 500 years ago did most humans finally realise that it was the earth moving around the sun, not vice versa!

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God’s Show-and-Tell

Thanks to the devil, we humans got ourselves into a terrible mess a few thousand years ago. It’s called sin and death. The devil laughed because he thought he’d come up with a problem God couldn’t solve. But God did solve it—Jesus gave His own life in place of ours, then rose from the dead and went back to heaven to ask God to forgive us. Eventually, He plans to rid the entire universe of sin and put the devil away forever.Put yourself in God’s place. You’ve worked out this…

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