“The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear,

Deuteronomy 18:15


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Proverbs 31:31


What She Gets!


   My wife is a great wife and she should be rewarded and honored, as should all great wives. God cares for hard working, great and godly women.


For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.


1 Peter 3:5-7


If masters honor great servants, husbands should honor great wives. Rewards and honors motivate men to their duties, so will they motivate women to theirs. For those who think the Bible belittles women, they have never read the Bible to know.

   But the rule does not apply to all women, for many wives do not deserve honor or rewards. Foolish or lazy servants are not to be honored; it would be a sin to honor a fool or sluggard. The virtuous wife is rare, exceptional, and godly. Most women are common, average, and not godly; many are worse. The wisdom here is from a queen mother to her son to properly care for a great wife. I have accepted this wisdom and I have a wife that is rare, exceptional and Godly; I am truly blessed.


   If all women were honored from this proverb, many evils would be encouraged and reward and honor abused. Each woman must measure herself by the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 before thinking she is worthy of reward or praise. The man blessed with the great woman in context should reward and honor her in her own name before others. He should praise and exalt this great earthly blessing. He should cherish and spoil her, protect her and honor her.

   He should “give her of the fruit of her hands.” She was created for the man, and her productive labor is at his disposal, however, heaven orders him to give her a portion of it for her own use. He should not give her all the fruit of her hands, or the wise design of marriage is overthrown. But he must give her some of it. Such a just and fitting reward will encourage her spirit and provide for further productivity.


   The virtuous woman in this Proverb, is a very exceptional woman and is was involved in significant projects outside the home. She analyzed and bought commercial real estate and developed it for productive returns. She manufactured upscale material, ran a sales operation for it, and supplied girdles to wholesalers. There was much fruit to divide with her! Many men search in vain to find assets or revenue generated by wives to divide, for they have either been slothful in labor or too foolish to leverage their abilities for gain.

   A wise husband will “let her own works praise her in the gates.” Her accomplishments should be known in her own name, rather than her husband taking the entire credit for his growing estate. A wise man will praise an exceptional wife for her great deeds. He will not stifle or restrict the honor that she receives, even if it might match or exceed his own. If he does this fairly and wisely, it will turn to his praise in the same city gates.


Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.


Proverbs 31:31


My wife is the Proverbs 31 woman, is yours?


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John 14:6


The Only Way to Heaven!


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


John 14:6


   It has to be this way because only Jesus Christ died on the Cross for the sins of the world. In a selfless act, Jesus was a propitiation for us taking the punishment meant for us upon Himself; and in doing so He alone bridged the gap between us and God. A man you didn’t even know died on the Cross for us so that we might be saved.


For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.


John 3:16


   You can’t wish your way into heaven, you can’t buy your way into heaven, you can’t even work your way into heaven.


For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.


Ephesians 2:8-9


   That grace comes through believing in Jesus Christ; who He is and what He has done. I can’t save you, your pastor can’t save you; you most assuredly can’t save yourself, only Jesus Christ can save you.


So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”


Acts 16:31


   Only Jesus Christ can save you because only Jesus Christ died on the Cross for us. The Bible also teaches us that we have to confess it!


that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.


Romans 10:9-10


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


1 John 1:9


   Let’s not stop there, you also have to repent of your sins; in other words you have to stop sinning and turn to Jesus Christ!


I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.


Luke 13:3


Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”


Acts 17:30-31


   Only a just and loving God could come up with a plan so simple; all praise honor and glory are His.


Have you excepted Jesus as your Lord?


 


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John 14:1


Believe!


   Believing in Jesus Christ is a key to our salvation but it is also a key to our personal intimate relationship to our Lord and Savior. We have to believe in who He was, what He has done and what He continues to do to this very day; what He continues to do for you and for me.


   Over 2000 years ago a man we didn't even know came down from heaven to earth to pay a fine for a sin that He didn't commit; Jesus Christ was sinless. What He did is pay our fine for us, He took the penalty meant for us on Himself; Jesus Christ became a propitiation for us and died on the cross for the sins of the world. After being taken down from the cross He was placed in a tomb for three days but the tomb could not hold Him, the apostles found the tomb empty. In such Jesus defeated the works of the devil so that all that call upon His name and believe in Him shall be saved.


That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”


John 3:6-8


Jesus Christ now sits on the right hand side of the throne of God and mediates for us, making a way for us to approach God's throne of grace. That is why when we pray we pray in the name of Jesus Christ.


   Let me take it a little further; as many of you know I don't just believe in the power of prayer; I believe in the power of Jesus Christ to hear and answer my prayers. Sometimes I don't get the answer that I want but I get an answer. I don't just believe, I know that Jesus hears and answers my prayers; I know that He mediates on my behalf. I know that no matter what I do, even if it's wrong; not that I intentionally go out and sin but when I have committed a sin, I have a Lord and Savior that I can turn to to forgive me of my sin. I have had way to many things happen through answered prayer that just cannot be explained any other way; nothing troubles me because I have a Lord and Savior that is bigger than this world.


“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.


John 14:1


I believe, do you?


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2 Corinthians 2:14-15

A Fragrant Aroma!

   God is always with us and God will never leave us! When you add to this...

No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the
Lord,
And their righteousness is
from Me,”
Says the Lord.

Isaiah 54:17

   We start to lose our fear of man, and begin to rely upon, depend upon our Lord and little by little the confidence builds.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

   When we become totally submissive to the Lord, totally dependent upon Him, we become conquerors...

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Romans 8:37

   Nothing can stop us, because nothing can stop the Lord...

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1 John 4:4

   We overcome the world and then the Lord disperses us as a fragrance. We become the light in a darkened world. As we spread the gospel message more hear the word and more accept the Lord as their Lord and Savior, we become a fragrance that continues to spread.

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

2 Corinthians 2:14-15

How do you smell?


 

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Mark 16:15 


Jesus * Said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: No one comes to the Father but though Me.

John 14:6



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GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Let us turn from sin and towards GOD!


We need to Pray for The USA and God's intervention!

Also

We need to keep Israel in prayer!