Friday, January 27, 2012

WEEK 5 January 29 - February 4



ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?

Genesis 48 -50               SUNDAY
Exodus 1-3                    MONDAY
Exodus 4-6                    TUESDAY
Exodus 7-9                    WEDNESDAY
Exodus 10-12                THURSDAY
Exodus 13-15                FRIDAY
Exodus 16-18                SATURDAY

We've spent this week specifically praying and asking the Holy Spirit to help us to hear Gods instructions to us so we could IMMEDIATELY obey and reap the benefits as Abraham did!  Our little experiment has yielded some interesting results!
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This week, as we read of the journey of deliverance - we are praying for DELIVERANCE in the personal lives, issues and areas of all those who have touched Turn the Tide Ministries or whose lives we have had the privilege of touching.  PRAYER IS POWERFUL AND WE FULLY EXPECT GREAT THINGS !!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Are we Walking in the Miraculous?

SHOULD we be walking in the miraculous?  When you are a Follower of Jesus Christ, what should your "life" look like?  Should it look just like your neighbors lives, except Sunday mornings?  Should everything we put our hands to instantly prosper?  Should everything go smoothly - or it means we've sinned and God is no longer for us, but against us?  And if God smoothed the whole walk way for us, where would be our faith, or any need for faith?  Should it be a life punctuated by momentary "moves" of God while maintaining a fairly steady flow of "normal"?  Are we accepting LESS than Gods best for our lives because we've grown accustomed to it?  Do we have a right to expect miracles and signs and wonders regularly - in our everyday lives, not just when we're attending a "worship service"?  What is Gods expectations for us?

These are legitimate questions, and as we are reading through the Bible in approximately chronological order this year, I am seeking answers and am pleasantly SURPRISED at much of what I'm finding!

Abram lived miraculously, actually VISITED by the Angel of the Lord on several occasions and having long meaningful conversations!  In between?  It appears he went about his business, living his life, loving his family, making his errors, being corrected, working his fields and caring for his flocks.  Sounds like mundane everyday life, same as us, doesn't it?  What was the difference?  I think it was the constant and ever present ANTICIPATION in his heart for the things of God.

This blog is not intended to give you all the answers or to answer all the questions.  It's intended to get us thinking, get us considering, get us to dialog  about these things.  Get us involved with one another!  We are the Body of Christ, if we have confessed Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  Call yourself what you like:  Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian or ANY OTHER DENOMINATIONAL NAME.  We are Brothers and Sisters, ONE in the Body, ONE in the Family of God - and UNITED we are STRONG!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Week Four- January 22 - 28




Genesis 30 -31 SUNDAY
Genesis 32 - 34 MONDAY
Genesis 35 - 37 TUESDAY
Genesis 38 -40 WEDNESDAY
Genesis 41 -42 THURSDAY
Genesis 43 - 45 FRIDAY
Genesis 46 - 47 SATURDAY

Did anyone else notice that Abraham obeyed God IMMEDIATELY?  When God said "Here's the sign of the covenant between us."  Abraham didn't wait even ONE day - he immediately had every male circumcised!  Same thing when God required a sacrifice.  NO HESITATION!  Abraham made the arrangements and WENT in obedience.  Why do we hesitate?  Put out "fleeces", and require 3 or 4 "confirmations?
Oh, that we would OBEY with the same immediacy as Abraham, and KNOW the blessing of God as a result!!

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Bargain with God?!?! The Almighty??

I'm ranting and raving - again!  Just saw a FB "ad" for Chatting with God which states "bargaining with God is the way to go.  This inspirational book relates to your daily life and teaches you how to GET MORE FROM GOD".  HUH!?!?!?@?@?@!?!?

Ever heard the saying, I'm so mad I could spit nails?  That's how I'm feeling.  Hi, my name is Marie and I'm an Ambassador for Jesus Christ.  In this line of 'work', I find lots of sin - that's right!  Lot's of sin!  Starting with my own - I'm a sinner.  I read Gods Word, the Bible, and then did pretty much the opposite.  That's SIN.  No one wants to talk about sin, they pretend it doesn't really exist, hide it in the pages of a book called the Bible which they NEVER again open so the 'sin' won't be exposed.  Why am I saying this?  To get to the point as quickly as possible.  I am a sinner, saved by a gracious God, who sent His Son, Jesus, in the form of man into this world to die a horrible death as the FINAL and COMPLETE sacrifice for SIN - all sin, every man, woman and childs SIN - so we could be free from it and all of its consequences and begin to live a life of agreement with God.  I point out I am a sinner, so no one gets the idea I'm talking above anyone else.  I pray I've made that point clear.

Those who want to gloss over that point, and make people "feel good" about themselves never use that word.  They have tons of excuses and what sounds like reasonable logical points to avoid talking about sin, ever, but that does not change the TRUTH.  And TRUTH is the ONLY thing that will ever, has ever or is ever going to set people free.  Jesus not only told the truth, Jesus IS the truth!  He is the bridge in the gap between God the Father and Man who needs God.

There is a lot of false teaching going on in this world.  Tons of half truths, total lies, flowery speeches designed to make people feel goose bumps and then FORGET about real truth.  So here's a thought I sincerely hope and pray you will really chew on till you get it:  There is no "bargaining" with God.  There is only obedience which results in blessings from Him, or disobedience which results in SIN and all its consequences occurring.  No middle ground, no gray area, no safe zone, no neutral position.  The only "if" is the one God put forth:

IF YOU OBEY YOU GET BLESSINGS
IF YOU DISOBEY THERE IS ONLY A FEARFUL WAITING FOR JUDGMENT

You can believe or not believe, dismiss it all day long, and even seemingly get "away" with that.  But one day, when this short physical life is over and eternity is looming, you will face the CREATOR who made and formed you in His own image.  If that thought frightens you, good!  SIN ought to frighten us!

Believe the Bible or disbelieve the Bible, argue all you want, God will still be God and as the Creator He will do as He chooses and we don't have all freedom we'd like to think we have.  We have the freedom He has allowed.  No more, no less.

Yes, God loves us;  that's why He made a way OUT of SIN for us.
Yes, God is Holy and Just; that's why there will be judgment.
Yes, the choice is ours to make; and that's why we will live ETERNALLY with the choice we've made.

Get the TRUTH before your decision making days are ended.
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Friday, January 13, 2012

WEEK 3 January 15 - 21





Job 40 - 42 SUNDAY
Genesis 12 - 15 MONDAY
Genesis 16 - 18 TUESDAY
Genesis 19 - 21 WEDNESDAY
Genesis 22 -24 THURSDAY
Genesis 25 - 26 FRIDAY
Genesis 27 - 29 SATURDAY

I have often heard it said that the whole Bible fits together, one scripture supporting the others.  Reading this way, in the approximate order the events took place, has certainly shown this to be true!  Are you finding that as well?  Is reading chronologically effecting how you understand principles as they apply to YOUR life?

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

TEMPORARY


We just recently made a change, moving us from a rather warm climate to a decidedly cold one.  When we arrived, it was a beautiful sunshining day, and we hardly even needed our sweaters, never mind coats! 

And then the next day dawned, gorgeous sunrise which led immediately into cloudy skies heavy with a promise of snow.  About midday it began to fall.  Ever so softly at first, one stunningly individual flake after another until there was about two inches of the fluffy, excellent snowman making kind covering everything as far as the view allowed us to see.  With it came a cold that insisted on coats and hats and gloves and scarves and any other warm wrapping item within reach!  But I was not concerned or even the slightest bothered by it all – because in my heart I realized this was a TEMPORARY situation. 

We were here, we would be here a while, and it would probably be cold the entire time.  But I knew it was only for a certain amount of time.  It wasn’t that big a deal anymore.  I thought, anything can be dealt with when you know it’s just for a short or specified length of time.
And then it hit me.  That’s the how and the why we can deal with the things of this life without getting ANXIOUS.  We can remain calm.  We can trust God.  We can endure.  We can be at peace. When we remember that all of this life on the earth is TEMPORARY, it makes it so much easier to heed the Apostle Paul’s words:  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”  Philippians 4:6

No worries, this stuff is temporary.  And from what I hear (read), Heaven is AWESOME!

Whatever you do, MAKE IT COUNT FOR CHRIST!  Happy New Year from Turn the Tide!

Monday, January 9, 2012

PRAYER SCAMS & MORE...

There are REAL People out there, hurting and in need of prayer!  It doesn't cost anything but time and heart to pray for someone, and a multitude of people doesn't make a prayer more powerful.

Facebook featured christianprayercenter.com aka Strongest Prayer Requests.  However, what they don't reveal up front is that in order for your request to be posted aka prayed for... YOU MUST MAKE A MANDATORY "DONATION" TO THEM!

Prayer is powerful.  Prayer is an awesome tool, given by God, into the hearts of His children to overcome the enemy and gain victory through Jesus Christ the Savior, and IT DOESN'T REQUIRE PAYMENT AS IF IT WERE A RETAIL TRANSACTION.
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I saw this FB posting, and it just made me so mad!  What does our Lord REALLY think of scams like that?  Did Jesus EVER request PAYMENT from those He gave to?

People, time is short and the needs of people are so great, Christians DO NOT have time for such games!

Prayer is not a commodity!  GOD is not a commodity to be traded, bought or sold.  The GOSPEL is not a commodity to be traded, bought or sold.  Jesus CLEARLY told His disciples (are we His disciples?  then he says this to us today as well) :  FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE!  Matthew 10: 8

Shame, shame and shame on those who perpetuate such nonsense!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week One Insights

Gen 4 - Before the established practice of tithing as seen by Abraham giving a tenth to Melchizedek, we see Cain and Abel bringing an offering to the Lord.  It doesn't say "how much", just that Abel brought the FIRST FRUITS or firstborn - the first and best he had to offer and God accepted it as an offering.  Cain brought an offering too.  It doesn't specify, but it obviously wasn't the FIRST, or God would have accepted it.  Or possibly, it wasn't with the RIGHT HEART?  Something to think about in our own lives.

Verse 7, God gives Cain excellent advice, but it's also a DIRECTIVE for a great life.  He tells him that sin is crouching at the door of his heart.  God not only warns Cain of danger, but He tells him what to do about it!  God tells Cain to "master" it.  Obedience would have resulted in good things occurring in Cains life.  This is great advice for us, too.  Born again or seeking to know Jesus the Lord - sin continues to attempt to trip us up. We can't avoid it, but we can "master" it through Christ!  God doesn't withhold the needed knowledge but tells us exactly HOW to master sin.  SUBMIT to God, RESIST the devil, MASTER sin in our own lives!

Job has so much to offer I could spend YEARS on it!  Keep these things in mind as you read and perhaps you'll find yourself with a new perspective that will be useful to you.

Job did not know that God had allowed satan access to his life.  He did not understand what was happening but he stuck with what he did know, that God is FOR HIM and not against him!

Jesus paid the price of sin for us, so when we mess up, confession and repentance result in forgiveness, not punishment from God.

Chastening of the Lord is like disciplining a child - loving encouragement and instruction to do the right things that will bring blessing and joy to our lives.

Happy reading!  Please let us know if there is anything we can pray for you about specifically!
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THE UNITY PROJECT January 8 - 14


Job 17 - 20 SUNDAY
Job 21 - 23 MONDAY
Job 24- 28 TUESDAY
Job 29- 31 WEDNESDAY
Job 32 - 34 THURSDAY
Job 35 - 37 FRIDAY
Job 38 - 39 SATURDAY

There is so much in the book of Job that is instructive to our lives today!  As you read, think about each persons background, how their relationships - to each other and to God individually - are effecting not just WHAT they are saying, but WHY they are saying it!

Can't wait to hear your thoughts and comments!

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Friday, January 6, 2012

ENCOURAGEMENT

Are you keeping up on the reading?  3-4 chapters can seem a bit daunting if you're not already in the habit of reading the Bible daily, but once you get started, it's such interesting reading you won't want to put it down!


Reading this way also lets you get more of a "feel" for what's going on, and often, answers the "why" its going on as well.  


In the Bible study course we designed, called How to Read and Study the Bible, (quite original title I know) we encourage that you ASK QUESTIONS while reading, rather than passively taking in the words strung together into sentences.  And remember - the people are/were as real, passionate, human  and feeling as you and I are!  Emotions were at work in them, too.  Thirdly, don't assume you know the meaning of every word.  If it seems odd or out of place, definitions and word use change over time.  Grab a dictionary, use a concordance if you have one and get deeper understanding!


Above all - DON'T GIVE UP - if you get a little behind or don't understand something or even if you feel a bit bored at times!  The first - even the second, third or fourth time through Gods word can be overwhelming!  Stick with it and IT WILL STICK WITH YOU!  This living, powerful word of God will amaze you when you least expect it!


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