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Love Poured Out throught the Holy Spirit

Love Poured Out throught
the Holy Spirit

Romans 5:5

Excerpt
‎The Holy Spirit is the divine Agentwho expresses to a believer the love of God, that is, God’s love for him. The reality of God’s love in a believer’s heart gives the assurance, even the guarantee, that the believer’s hope in God and His promise of glory is not misplaced and will not fail. This ministry of the Holy Spirit is related to His presence in believers as the seal of God (Eph. 4:30) and as the earnest or down payment of their inheritance in glory  (2 Cor. 1:21-22; Eph. 1:13-14). Later Paul wrote that the Holy Spirit Himself has been poured out in believers (Titus 3:6). Each believer has the Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9) in the sense that He is indwelt by the Holy Spirit (cf. 1 John 3:24; 4:13).


Witmer, John A. “Romans.” The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures. Ed. J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck. Vol. 2. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985. 456. Print.

Paul and the Stoics

Paul and the Stoics

‎Stoicism was one of the most influential philosophies in Paul’s day. Boasting adherents across the social spectrum, Stoicism counted lowborn slaves and members of the imperial aristocracy among its ranks. Its origins lie in the teachings of Zeno who, having been deeply influenced by Socrates, presented his ideas in third century bc in Athens.

‎Many points of continuity and discontinuity exist between Paul and the Stoics. Stoicism was pantheistic but held that the universe was a vast quasi-rational being with intelligence and will. Paul, on the other hand, believed the universe was created by a personal God who was distinct from His creation (1 Cor 8:6; Col 1:16). …



Barry, John D. et al. Faithlife Study Bible. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2012. Print.

In the Spirit

In the Spirit

Revelation 1:10

Excerpt

‎I was in the Spirit (ἐγενομην ἐν πνευματι [egenomēn en pneumati]). Rather, “I came to be (as in 1:9) in the Spirit,” came into an ecstatic condition as in Acts 10:10f.; 22:17, not the normal spiritual condition (εἰναι ἐν πνευματι [einai en pneumati], Rom. 8:9).

Robertson, A.T. Word Pictures in the New Testament. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1933. Print.

Pumpkin, melon

Pumpkin, melon

‎Pumkin and melon are important supplements of the daily food. From the seeds of the pumpkin one made a kind of coarse bread, or one mixed it with wheat flour in order to improve the taste of the bread. The fleshy pulp was used laxative. The honeydew melon with its refreshing pulp was especially popular as nourishment in the heat of the summer season ‎Num 11:5; 2 Kings 4:39–40

Introduction

Introduction

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‎The hills and valleys of this land heard the thunder of Amos’ prophetic voice. The deserts witnessed the courageous preaching of John the Baptist as he prepared the way for the Lamb of God. The cities echo with the memories of David, Solomon, and Herod the Great, from whose imagination great buildings sprang. Along the dusty roads of this land the disciples followed Jesus of Nazareth, whose words and deeds mark the decisive intervention of God in human affairs.

‎According to the biblical description, Palestine is “a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills” (Deut. 8:7; see alsoDeut. 11:10–17) and much more. Few areas on earth of comparable size contain more geographic diversity than Palestine. …


Brisco, Thomas V. Holman Bible Atlas. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1998. Print. Holman Reference.

Christ: the Fulfillment of Prophecsy

Christ: the Fulfillment of 
Prophecsy

Excerpt

‎Of all the attacks that have ever been made upon the Scripture, there has never been one book written by a skeptic to disprove the prophecies of the Scripture. Though the Bible has been attacked at every other place, the one place where God rests His inspiration is that the things He foretells come infallibly to pass.
‎The Bible prophecies are altogether unexpected! I know of no one ever prophesying that any other human being would rise from the dead and ascend into heaven. That is exceedingly improbable. The chance of it happening by coincidence is incalculable. No, the Bible is not merely a book written by men; it is a book written by God through men, and the heart of its prophetic message is Jesus Christ. …

Kennedy, D. James. “Christ: The Fulfillment of Prophecy.” The Apologetics Study Bible: Real Questions, Straight Answers, Stronger Faith. Ed. Ted Cabal et al. Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2007. xxix. Print.

Mundy's Quote of the Day

Mundy's Quote of the Day Christian's should never have anything bad or think about anyone, because we all are as "filthy rags"  and daily "without sin" before the Lord. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

KJV Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From 1 Corinthians6:20 KJV Translation: 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. NKJV Translation: 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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Ephesians 2:10King James Version

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

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Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

August 13

Haunted by Leviathan
Isaiah 27:1–28:29; Luke 9:28–62; Job 6:14–30

Indiana Jones isn’t afraid of anything—until a snake shows up on the scene. Then we hear him mutter, “I hate snakes” and “Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?” Everyone is afraid of something. Even now your greatest fear is probably creeping through your mind—something completely irrational, like heights, spiders or dolls.

Like Indy and like us, the ancients had fears as well: They hated snakes. In ancient literature the serpent Leviathan was a symbol of chaos—a great monster to be subdued. When a god subdued Leviathan in the ancient stories, it showed his supremacy.

Isaiah uses the same metaphor to proclaim that Yahweh can destroy all fears: “On that day, Yahweh will punish with his cruel, great and strong sword Leviathan, the fleeing serpent, and Leviathan, the twisting serpent, and he will kill the sea monster that is in the sea” (Isa 27:1). Yahweh Himself mentions Leviathan when He responds to Job, who had …