Last week I received an unexpected voice message, through Whatsapp. It was from an old friend. After months of no communication he reached out to me. The message made me leap for joy. He was finally free from one of his greatest struggle. After years of denial, he finally admitted that he struggled struggle with…
Ephesians 4:11-12 Amplified Bible (AMP)
11 And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct]…
19 After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. 20 On that day [when that time comes] you will know for yourselves that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you.
Have You not put a hedge [of protection] around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands [and conferred prosperity and happiness upon him], and his possessions have increased in the land.
You have enclosed me behind and before,
And [You have] placed Your hand upon me…
My God has sent His angel and has shut the mouths of the lions so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also before you, O king, I have committed no crime.”
Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and rescued His servants who believed in, trusted in, and relied on Him! They violated the king’s command and surrendered their bodies rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.
O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good;
How blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who takes refuge in Him.
I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
O magnify the Lord with me, And let us lift up His name together
My soul makes its boast in the Lord…
John 6:53 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.