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Ephesians 6:12

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 ESV Please join me in praying every hour at ten till the hour for the victims of kidnapping. Pray …

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Light of the Gospel

Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if …

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Forgiving Enemies

I just watched a short video interview of a young woman from Christian Aid Ministries. She said that they, (the group, family, and friends of those kidnapped in Haiti) forgive the captors. I would have had trouble understanding that if it weren’t for the stories I read just last night in “When Faith is Forbidden. …

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Ransom

The articles I read this morning make it sound like the victims of the kidnapping in Haiti are doing okay, but I’m not sure if that information is verified or just wishful thinking. The ransom price is set and negotiations are in the works. One news article had a quote from a U.S. official saying …

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What is the value of a life?

Back in the 1970s, the Ford Pinto was mass-produced knowing full well that it could/would catch on fire if rear-ended. Ford did a cost analysis and determined that an $11.00/vehicle repair would be more expensive than potential lawsuits from burn victims and their families (See The Pinto Memo). They underestimated the number of victims. I’ve …

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Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13 NKJV Please join me this week in praying for everyone on all of our combined lists. Let’s lift them up to our loving Heavenly Father. Let’s petition Him for their healing, that the breath of the Almighty gives [them] life. Let’s also pray for …

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Isaiah 41:10

fear not, for I am with you;be not dismayed, for I am your God;I will strengthen you, I will help you,I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10 ESV Please join me this week in praying for everyone on all of our combined lists. Let’s lift them up to our loving Heavenly Father. …

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The Living Word

I love the vision of Scripture being breathed out by God. Remember the Bible verse from Job on Monday’s post. If breath is life, and Scripture is breathed out by God, then (I believe) that’s one of the reasons we see Scripture as the Living Word. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable …

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Your body is a temple

For the longest time, I didn’t understand the concept of “your body is a temple.” Then, one day when reading Scripture, there was the wonderful “aha” moment: the Holy Spirit lives inside of me (and you)! Therefore, my body is His temple. And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to …

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Molded from clay

I finished Revelation and will now begin again with Genesis, one of my favorite books of the Bible. A verse that still gives me chills is: Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Genesis …

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