Verse of the Day 5-13-13 Jeremiah 14:7


Verse of the day

“Though our iniquities testify against us, act, O Lord, for your name’s sake;
for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you. Jeremiah 14;7 ESV

Jeremiah 14

English Standard Version (ESV)

Famine, Sword, and Pestilence

14 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:

“Judah mourns,
and her gates languish;
her people lament on the ground,
and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.
Her nobles send their servants for water;
they come to the cisterns;
they find no water;
they return with their vessels empty;
they are ashamed and confounded
and cover their heads.
Because of the ground that is dismayed,
since there is no rain on the land,
the farmers are ashamed;
they cover their heads.
Even the doe in the field forsakes her newborn fawn
because there is no grass.
The wild donkeys stand on the bare heights;
they pant for air like jackals;
their eyes fail
because there is no vegetation.

“Though our iniquities testify against us,
act, O Lord, for your name’s sake;
for our backslidings are many;
we have sinned against you.
O you hope of Israel,
its savior in time of trouble,
why should you be like a stranger in the land,
like a traveler who turns aside to tarry for a night?
Why should you be like a man confused,
like a mighty warrior who cannot save?
Yet you, O Lord, are in the midst of us,
and we are called by your name;
do not leave us.”

10 Thus says the Lord concerning this people:
“They have loved to wander thus;
they have not restrained their feet;
therefore the Lord does not accept them;
now he will remember their iniquity
and punish their sins.”

11 The Lord said to me: “Do not pray for the welfare of this people. 12 Though they fast, I will not hear their cry, and though they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I will not accept them. But I will consume them by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence.”

Lying Prophets

13 Then I said: “Ah, Lord God, behold, the prophets say to them, ‘You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you assured peace in this place.’” 14 And the Lord said to me: “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds. 15 Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name although I did not send them, and who say, ‘Sword and famine shall not come upon this land’: By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed. 16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword, with none to bury them—them, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their evil upon them.

17 “You shall say to them this word:
‘Let my eyes run down with tears night and day,
and let them not cease,
for the virgin daughter of my people is shattered with a great wound,
with a very grievous blow.
18 If I go out into the field,
behold, those pierced by the sword!
And if I enter the city,
behold, the diseases of famine!
For both prophet and priest ply their trade through the land
and have no knowledge.’”

19 Have you utterly rejected Judah?
Does your soul loathe Zion?
Why have you struck us down
so that there is no healing for us?
We looked for peace, but no good came;
for a time of healing, but behold, terror.
20 We acknowledge our wickedness, O Lord,
and the iniquity of our fathers,
for we have sinned against you.
21 Do not spurn us, for your name’s sake;
do not dishonor your glorious throne;
remember and do not break your covenant with us.
22 Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain?
Or can the heavens give showers?
Are you not he, O Lord our God?
We set our hope on you,
for you do all these things.

Verse of the Day 4-29-13 2 Corinthians 13:1-4


Verse of the Day

13 This is the third time I am coming to you. Every charge must be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. I warned those who sinned before and all the others, and I warn them now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that if I come again I will not spare them—since you seek proof that Christ is speaking in me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you. For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live with him by the power of God. 2 Corinthians 13:1-4 ESV

2 Corinthians 13

English Standard Version (ESV)

Final Warnings

13 This is the third time I am coming to you. Every charge must be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. I warned those who sinned before and all the others, and I warn them now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that if I come again I will not spare them—since you seek proof that Christ is speaking in me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you. For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live with him by the power of God.

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for. 10 For this reason I write these things while I am away from you, that when I come I may not have to be severe in my use ofthe authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down.

Final Greetings

11 Finally, brothers,[a] rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another,[b] agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss13 All the saints greet you.

14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Or brothers and sisters
  2. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Or listen to my appeal

3-30-13 Live In The world, But Do Not Be “Of The World”


Do Not Be Worldly

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:26
    For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.

    1 Corinthians 1:25-27 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  2. 1 Corinthians 7:28
    But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that.

    1 Corinthians 7:27-29 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 7 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  3. 1 Corinthians 7:33
    But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife,

    1 Corinthians 7:32-34 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 7 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  4. 1 Corinthians 7:34
    and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband.

    1 Corinthians 7:33-35 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 7 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  5. 2 Corinthians 7:10
    For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

    2 Corinthians 7:9-11 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 7 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  6. Titus 2:12
    training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

    Titus 2:11-13 (in Context) Titus 2 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  7. Jude 1:19
    It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.

    Jude 1:18-20 (in Context) Jude 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

Topical index results 19 Results
  1. AMUSEMENTS AND WORLDLY PLEASURES » See PLEASURE, WORLDLY
  2. CARE » WORLDLY (Psalms 39:6;127:2; Ecclesiastes 4:8; Matthew 6:25-34;13:22; Mark 4:1)
  3. CARNAL MINDEDNESS » See CARE, WORLDLY
  4. EXPERIMENT » In worldly pleasure, Solomon’s (Ecclesiastes 1;)
  5. HAPPINESS » OF THE WICKED » Their worldly prosperity (Psalms 17:14;37:3,4,7)
  6. HEART » THE UNREGENERATE » Is worldly (2 Chronicles 26:16; Daniel 5:20; Acts 8:21,22)
  7. PLEASURE » WORLDLY (Job 20:12-16;21:12,13; Proverbs 9:17;15:21;21:17; Ecclesiastes)
  8. SIN » MISCELLANY OF MINOR SUB-TOPICS » See PLEASURES, WORLDLY
  9. SPIRITUALITY » Brings indifference to worldly good (1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Colossians 3:1-3)
  10. VANITY » Worldly wisdom is (Ecclesiastes 2:15,21; 1 Corinthians 3:20)

Do Not Be Of The World

LIVE IN THE WORLD, BUT DO NOT BE “OF THE WORLD”
Let US begin. Today, I want to talk about living in the world. MY
children live in the world, but do not need to be “of the world.” The
world is an enmity to ME. I am disgusted with its overwhelming evil.
Children you can walk among those of the world without partaking of
the things of the world. The world will lead you down paths of
destruction and heartache.

James 4:4. Ye adulterers and adulteresses know ye not that the
friendship of the world is enmity with GOD? Whosoever therefore
will be a friend of the world is an enemy of GOD.

I am your only source of wholeness, peace, and calm. Do not turn to
the world for direction. You will only be misled. You must turn to ME
for direction. Cling to ME in this vital hour. I hold all your answers.
I want to spare you sadness and grief, but you must turn your life
over to ME in completion – only then can I take it and deliver you.
You can walk safely in the world and not be affected by its lures but
you need ME to walk by your side. I can lead you through the
endless distractions the world puts out to lead you astray and pull
you away from ME.

I want you to focus on ME. Keep your eyes fixed on ME, your
SAVIOR. I am your door to safety. All other doors lead to
destruction. Don’t be deceived and take your eyes off of ME. I offer
hope in a world that offers none.
O’ it appears to be hopeful, but what looks normal is deceiving.

Psalms 25:15. Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for HE shall
pluck my feet out of the net.

These are the last hours. The world is in the end times. The world
seems so convincingly normal, but all is not so – it is leading to the
path of destruction.
Soon many will find this out too late. Open your eyes. The world
offers only false hope.

Let ME Lead you. Surrender your life to ME. I will open your eyes
with MY HOLY SPIRIT and you will be renewed and see things the
way they really are and then you will see the Truth. Only MY HOLY
SPIRIT can open your spiritual eyes that so deceive you about the
ways of the world. I am ready to give you the spiritual eye salve to
help this transformation take place. You have but to ask ME for it.
Surrender your life, heart, soul, spirit, and let ME give you the sight
you need to navigate safely through the worldP

Revelation 3:18. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in fire, that
thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be
clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and
anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.