Former Pastor – Last Post

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All activity info on this blog site is correct, as far as I know at this time.  As the former pastor of Carr Lane Baptist Church I am going to leave this blog active.  When CLBC calls a new pastor to lead the Church and he desires to continue the blog and email I will let him know what it is; and he can continue or cancel them.

In the mean time I will pray for CLBC and the wonderful people who have continued to be faithful in keeping the church doors open.  May God bless all who have come here, and may He continue to do so.

I am now the pastor of Shiloah Baptist Church of Jenkins, MO.  Our new blogsite is Shiloah Baptist Church   Feel free to come visit any time.

Bro. Tim

…The children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses 020814

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Numbers 1 – 3

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“These are those which were numbered of the children of Israel by the house of their fathers: all those that were numbered of the camps throughout their hosts were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty. But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses. And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses: so they pitched by their standards, and so they set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of their fathers.”  Numbers 2:32-34 (KJV)

…In the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land… 020714

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Leviticus 25 – 27

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“And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying, ‘Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, ‘When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD.  Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; but in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land.  And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee, and for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat.’”  Leviticus 25:1-7 (KJV)

Speak unto the children of Israel… 020614

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Leviticus 22 – 24

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“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, ‘Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, ‘Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are My feasts. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.’”  Leviticus 23:1-3

I am the LORD 020514

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Leviticus 19 – 21

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“Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. And ye shall not swear by My name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning. Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD. Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour. Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD. Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.  Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.”  Leviticus 19:11-18 (KJV)

And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils… 020414

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Leviticus 16 – 18

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“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, ‘Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them; ‘This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, saying, ‘What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp, and bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people: to the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them unto the LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer them for peace offerings unto the LORD. And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for a sweet savour unto the LORD. And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations. And thou shalt say unto them, ‘Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you, that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice, and bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it unto the LORD; even that man shall be cut off from among his people.’”  Leviticus 17:1-9 (KJV)

This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing… 020314

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Leviticus 13 – 15

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“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, ‘This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest: and the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper; then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: and the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water: as for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water: and he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field.  And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, and shall tarry abroad out of his tent seven days. But it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off: and he shall wash his clothes, also he shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.”  Leviticus 14:1-9 (KJV)

…That ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean… 020214

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Leviticus 10 – 12

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“And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying, ‘Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: and that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean; and that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.”  Leviticus 10:8-11 (KJV)

Finders Keepers…???

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Leviticus 6 – 9

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“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, ‘If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;  or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein: then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.  And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.”  Leviticus 6:1-7 (KJV)

…It is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD 013114

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Leviticus 3 – 5

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“And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away. And Aaron’s sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.”  Leviticus 3:1-5 (KJV)

…Of a sweet savour unto the LORD 013014

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 40 – Leviticus 2

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“And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. And he shall kill the bullock before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces. And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire: and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar: but his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.”  Leviticus 1:4-9 (KJV)

…Even to the mercy seatward were the faces of the cherubims 012914

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 37 – 39

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“And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: and he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold to it round about. And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon the other side of it. And he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold. And he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to bear the ark. And he made the mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof. And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat; one cherub on the end on this side, and another cherub on the other end on that side: out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims on the two ends thereof.  And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even to the mercy seatward were the faces of the cherubims.”  Exodus 37:1-9 (KJV)

…For the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God 012814

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 34 – 36

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“And He said, ‘Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee. Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee: but ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves: for thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice; and thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods. Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.’”  Exodus 34:10-17 (KJV)

…In the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon Them 012714

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 31 – 33

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“And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, ‘Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.’ And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, ‘Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if Thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of Thy book which thou hast written.’ And the LORD said unto Moses, ‘Whosoever hath sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My book. Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, Mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.’ And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.”  Exodus 32:30-35 (KJV)

…That he may minister unto Me in the priest’s office… 012614

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 28 – 30

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“And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto Me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.  And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty. And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto Me in the priest’s office. And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto Me in the priest’s office.”  Exodus 28:1-5 (KJV)

And let them make Me a sanctuary… 012514

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 25 – 27

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“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, ‘Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take My offering.  And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, and rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood, oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. And let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.”  Exodus 25:1-9 (KJV)

If a man shall steal… 012414

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 22 – 24

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“If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him. If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double. If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution. If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.”  Exodus 22:1-6  (KJV)

…For the third day the LORD will come down… 012314

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 19 – 21

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“And the LORD said unto Moses, ‘Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever.’ And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Moses, ‘Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, and be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: there shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.’  And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. And he said unto the people, ‘Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.’” Exodus 19:9-15 (KJV)

Bible Study 012214

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THE MAN OF UNDERSTANDING

Agur’s Wisdom – Proverbs 30:1-33

“The words of Agur the son of Jakeh”.  It is not known who Agur is.  There is no other reference to this name in Scripture.  Some have thought it to be reference to Solomon, as a nickname; but seems unlikely.  There are some who believe that Agur was a court counselor to Solomon.  Agur does begin the wisdom a bit differently that the other writings.

1.  “The man declares, I am weary, O God;  I am weary, O God, and worn out.”  from ESV verse 1.  It seems more likely that Agur is addressing pupils he might be teaching with the names of Ithiel and Ucal.
Agur seems also to be a man of humilty, note;  “Surely I am more brutish [stupid] than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.” (v. 2-3).

2.  Note the wisdom of his theology (v. 4).  The obvious answers to these questions can only be “God”.  Now look at his beliefs concerning Scripture (vv. 5-6);  1)  It is pure;  2)  God is a shield;  3)  To add to the word of God makes one out a liar.

3.  Agur asks for two things (vv. 7-9);  1)  Give me neither poverty, nor riches;  2)  Provide what I need to live.

4.  The matter of slander is addressed in verse 10.  See Psalms 15:3 & 101:5  “a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report”  Dictionary.com

5.  There are four types of evil characters in verses 11 – 14;  1)  Those who do not respect their parents;  2)  Those who are immoral, but refuse to acknowledge it;  3)  Those who are arrogant;  and 4)  Those who take advantage of the poor, and enslave them.  “There is a generation…”

6.  There are five things in fours which are lessons wisdom can teach us.  Verses 15-17 tells us of thing which have unquenchable thirst or hunger, that cannot be satisfied.  Verses 18-20 tells us of things that are mysterious and wonderful; with a warning in verse 20.  Verses 21-23 four things that are out of place, and unnatural.  Verses 24-28 gives tell us of four tiny creatures who are prepared for life and living.  Verses 29-31 tells us four things which have honor, and are without shame.

7.  Verses 32 – 33 deal with those who envolve themselves in everything of others; have a comment about others situation, and find themselves with bloody noses; or worse.

-Tim A. Blankenship

Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you… 012214

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 16 – 18

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“And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: and the children of Israel said unto them, ‘Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.’  Then said the LORD unto Moses, ‘Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My law, or no. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.’  And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, ‘At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt: and in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that He heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?’  And Moses said, ‘This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against Him: and what are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.’  And Moses spake unto Aaron, ‘Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, ‘Come near before the LORD: for He hath heard your murmurings.’  And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, ‘I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, ‘At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.’”  Exodus 16:1-12 (KJV)

…That the LORD’S law may be in thy mouth… 012114

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 13 – 15

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“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, ‘Sanctify unto Me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is Mine.’  And Moses said unto the people, ‘Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten. This day came ye out in the month Abib. And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which He sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD. Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters. And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.’  And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt. Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.’” Exodus 13:1-10 (KJV)

…The LORD gave the people favour… 012014

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 10 – 12

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“And the LORD said unto Moses, ‘Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether. Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.  And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.”  Exodus 11:1-3 (KJV)

To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land 011914

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 7 – 9

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“Then the LORD said unto Moses, ‘Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, ‘Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, ‘Let My people go, that they may serve Me. For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still, behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain. And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children’s of Israel.’ And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, ‘To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.’  And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one. And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.”  Exodus 9:1-7 (KJV)

…That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers…, hath appeared unto thee 011814

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 4 – 6

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“And Moses answered and said, ‘But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, ‘The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.’  And the LORD said unto him, ‘What is that in thine hand?’ And he said, ‘A rod.’  And He said, ‘Cast it on the ground.’ And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.  And the LORD said unto Moses, ‘Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail.’ And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: that they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.”  Exodus 4:1-5 (KJV)

I have surely seen the affliction of My people… 011714

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Exodus 1 – 3

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“And the LORD said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of My people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; and I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto Me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth My people the children of Israel out of Egypt.”  Exodus 3:7-10 (KJV)

Go up, and bury thy father… 011614

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 48 – 50

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“And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel. And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.  And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, ‘If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.’  And Pharaoh said, ‘Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.’”  Genesis 50:1-6 (KJV)

…Bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt… 011514

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 45 – 47

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“And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.  And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, ‘If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: but I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace.’ And he said, ‘I will do as thou hast said.’  And he said, ‘Swear unto me.’  And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed’s head.”  Genesis 47:27-31 (KJV)

Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you 011414

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 42 – 44

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“And the famine was sore in the land. And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, ‘Go again, buy us a little food.’ And Judah spake unto him, saying, ‘The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, ‘Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.’ If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food: but if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto us, ‘Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.” And Israel said, ‘Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?’ And they said, ‘The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, ‘Is your father yet alive? Have ye another brother?’ and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, ‘Bring your brother down?’  And Judah said unto Israel his father, ‘Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones. I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: for except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.’”  Genesis 43:1-10 (KJV)

It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace 011314

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 39 – 41

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“Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, ‘I do remember my faults this day: Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard’s house, both me and the chief baker: and we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream. And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret. And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.’  Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, ‘I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.’  And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, ‘It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.’”  Genesis 41:9-16 (KJV)

And his brethren envied him… 011214

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 36 – 38

Selected verses…

“And he [Joseph] dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, ‘Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.’  And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, ‘What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?’  And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.”  Genesis 37:9-11 (KJV)

…Because God hath dealt graciously with me… 011114

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 33 – 35

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“And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, ‘Who are those with thee?’ And he said, ‘The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.’ Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.  And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.  And he said, ‘What meanest thou by all this drove which I met?’ And he said, ‘These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.’  And Esau said, ‘I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.’  And Jacob said, ‘Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.’ And he urged him, and he took it.”  Genesis 33:5-11 (KJV)

…Get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred 011014

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Genesis 30 – 32

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“And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father’s; and of that which was our father’s hath he gotten all this glory.  And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.  And the LORD said unto Jacob, ‘Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.’  And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock, and said unto them, ‘I see your father’s countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me. And ye know that with all my power I have served your father, and your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. If he said thus, ‘The speckled shall be thy wages;’ then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, ‘The ringstraked shall be thy hire;’ then bare all the cattle ringstraked. Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me. And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled. And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, ‘Jacob:’ And I said, ‘Here am I.’  And he said, ‘Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto Me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.’  And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, ‘Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house? Are we not counted of him strangers? For he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money. For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children’s: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.’”  Genesis 31:1-16 (KJV)

…For I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of 010914

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 26 – 29

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“And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.  And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; and thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.  And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.”  Genesis 28:10-15 (KJV)

Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of His mercy and His truth… 010814

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 23 – 25

Selected verses…

“And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.  And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.  And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.  Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: and let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, ‘Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink;’ and she shall say, ‘Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also:’ let the same be she that Thou hast appointed for Thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that Thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.  And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. And the servant ran to meet her, and said, ‘Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.’  And she said, ‘Drink, my lord:’ and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.  And when she had done giving him drink, she said, ‘I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.’  And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.  And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.  And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; and said, ‘Whose daughter art thou? Tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father’s house for us to lodge in?’  And she said unto him, ‘I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.’  She said moreover unto him, ‘We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.’  And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.  And he said, ‘Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of His mercy and His truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master’s brethren.’  And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother’s house these things.”  Genesis 24:10-28 (KJV)

…For in Isaac shall thy Seed be Called 010714

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 20 – 22

Selected verses…

“And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.  Wherefore she said unto Abraham, ‘Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.’  And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.  And God said unto Abraham, ‘Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.’”  Genesis 21:9-13 (KJV)

I am the Almighty God; walk before Me, and be thou Perfect 010614

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 16 – 19

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“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, ‘I am the Almighty God; walk before Me, and be thou perfect.  And I will make My covenant between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.  And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, ‘As for Me, behold, My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.  Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.  And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee…’”  Genesis 17:1-6 (KJV)

…The LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from Him… 010514

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 13 – 15

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“And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, ‘Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.’  Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.”  Genesis 13:14-18 (KJV)

…In thee shall all families of the earth be Blessed 010414

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 10 – 12

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“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, ‘Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.’”  Genesis 12:1-3 (KJV)

…As God had commanded Noah 010314

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 7 – 9

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“And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.  And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.  And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.  Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,there went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.  And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.”  Genesis 7:5-10 (KJV)

In the Day that God created Man, in the Likeness of God made He Him… 010214

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 4 – 6

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“This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made He him; male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.  And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: and the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: and all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.”  Genesis 5:1-5 (KJV)

…The heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of Them 010114

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Genesis 1 – 3

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“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.  And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.”  Genesis 2:1-3 (KJV)

These sayings are Faithful and True 123113

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Revelation 22

Selected verses…

“And he said unto me, ‘These sayings are faithful and true.’  And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to shew unto His servants the things which must shortly be done.  ‘Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.’”  Revelation 22:6-7 (KJV)

He… shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem… 123013

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Revelation 21

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“And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, ‘Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.’  And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; and had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: on the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.  And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.”  Revelation 21:9-15 (KJV)

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection… 122913

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Malachi 3 – 4;  Revelation 20

Selected verses…

Old Testament -

“Remember ye the law of Moses My servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.  Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”  Malachi 4:4-6 (KJV)

New Testament -

“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.”  Revelation 20:6 (KJV)

The LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel 122813

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Malachi 1 – 2;  Revelation 19

Selected verses…

Old Testament -

“The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.  ‘I have loved you,’ saith the LORD. Yet ye say, ‘Wherein hast Thou loved us?’  ‘Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?’ saith the LORD: ‘yet I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.’  Whereas Edom saith, ‘We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places;’ thus saith the LORD of hosts, ‘They shall build, but I will throw down;’ and they shall call them, ‘The border of wickedness,’ and, ‘The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.’  And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, ‘The LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel.’”  Malachi 1:1-5 (KJV)

New Testament -

“And a voice came out of the throne, saying, ‘Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.’  And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, ‘Alleluia: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.’  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.”  Revelation 19:5-8 (KJV)

What are these wounds in thine hands? 122713

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Zechariah 13 – 14;  Revelation 18

Selected verses…

Old Testament -

“And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.  And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, ‘Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD:’ and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.  And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive: but he shall say, ‘I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.’  And one shall say unto him, ‘What are these wounds in thine hands?’ Then he shall answer, ‘Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.’”  Zechariah 13:2-6 (KJV)

New Testament -

“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, ‘Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.’  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.  Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.  How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, ‘I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.’  Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.’”  Revelation 18:1-8 (KJV)

In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem… 122613

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Zechariah 11 – 12;  Revelation 17

Selected verses…

Old Testament -

“In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.  The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.  In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the Angel of the LORD before them.”  Zechariah 12:6-8 (KJV)

New Testament -

“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, ‘Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.’  So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: and upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.  And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”  Revelation 17:1-6 (KJV)

…And they repented not to give Him glory 122513

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Zechariah 9 -10;  Revelation 16

Selected verses…

Old Testament -

“Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.  For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.  Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited His flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as His goodly horse in the battle.  Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.”  Zechariah 10:1-4 (KJV)

New Testament -

“And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.  And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give Him glory.  And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.”  Revelation 16:8-11 (KJV)

 

May all who come and read these posts know that we at Carr Lane Baptist Church pray you have a very Merry Christmas.  We pray most of all that you know the Lamb who was born in a manger, lived a sinless life, then gave that spotless life for the sins of the world on the cruel, rugged cross.  Believe Him, and receive Him as your Lord and Saviour.

Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother… 122413

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Today’s Bible Reading -

Zechariah 7 – 8;  Revelation 15

Selected verses…

Old Testament -

“And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying, ‘Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, ‘Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother: and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.  But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.  Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in His Spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.  Therefore it is come to pass, that as He cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear,’ saith the LORD of hosts: ‘But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate.’”  Zechariah 7:8-14 (KJV)

New Testament -

“And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: and the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.  And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.  And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from His power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.”  Revelation 15:5-8 (KJV)

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