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You Gotta Be Kidding Me!

An amazing aspect of our God is the fact that amid pillaging, villainy, even barbarous atrocities, He is still at work for the welfare of His chosen ones.  He is so completely “other,” so far beyond being completely discovered (Job 9:10, 36:26), our grasp upon Him is infinitesimal at best.  Surely, we cannot begin to think we have uncovered all…

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When God Went To Prison

WHEN GOD GOES TO PRISON   The story of Joseph is filled with a variety of truths which speak to our situations in life, particularly those times when we feel trapped and unable to extract ourselves from the prison-like surroundings which hem us in.  Perhaps you sense just such a feeling.  Trapped.  Encircled.  Confined.  If you do, look around.  You…

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He Sees Me!

GOD SEES ME!   Running from issues which had created an intolerable situation, a woman we know as Hagar found herself alone and isolated in her struggle. After bearing a son to Abraham, things went sideways…she didn’t help matters…and she wound up being treated harshly by Sarai.  In fact, it can be said Sarai was cruel to her and treated…

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What Happened To Him?

John, in Revelation 12, describes an appearance of Satan.  He is a horrifying figure.  He takes on the appearance of a dragon, fiery red and invincible.  He is a powerful being, imposing his will on the hapless people around him.  Only the divine intervention of God keeps him from devouring the hope of humanity, Jesus.  Seeing him here, the enemy…

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What Was Not Destroyed

It has been a tough year. We have suffered through sickness, the loss of family and friends, and witnessed a great exodus from the church of those who either walked away and have no intention of returning or are still afraid to gather in large numbers. Add to those already toxic witches’ brew the ongoing attack of Covid in its…

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Joseph

Matthew 1:18–21 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But…

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He’s Here!

A character deeply involved in the Christmas narrative, yet never makes the trek to Bethlehem, is a cousin of the Messiah.  We know him as John the Baptist.  While he was not among the company gathered at the feed trough that amazing night, he is, nonetheless, a vital part of the Christmas narrative. Some months prior to the birth of…

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BESIEGED

Besieged. Do you feel as if you are surrounded on all sides by insane wickedness? Any believer paying attention to our “gone-crazy” culture has to sense they are hemmed in by the assault of the enemy. Early this morning I read the glowing prediction of a Singapore based physician, Dr. Leong Hoe Nam, that the new variant of Covid, omicron,…

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When Nothing Can Be Done

There’s Nothing I Can Do About It…   You and I are living through an emergence of a culture dominated by what David calls “the wicked” (Psalm 10:4). The most striking marker of this rebellious lot is defined by the psalmist when he states “God is in none of their thoughts” (Psalm 10:4). For sure, there are terrible acts ascribed…

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