1 Kings 19:18 " Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him."
Many people are mentioned in 1 Kings 19. Ahab, Jezebel, Elijah, Elijah's servant, and those 7,000 who had not bowed the knee.
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
(1 Thessalonians 2:13)
1/ The Word of God which ye heard of us .
2/ Its reception .
3/ Its effect .
Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In these four verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us to incline ears, mind, and life toward good doctrine from our parents, so that we may be equipped to be the ones giving the good doctrine to future generations.
The book of Acts begins in Jerusalem where Jesus gave his Great Commission to a small group of believers. When Jesus ascended into heaven he empowered his church by the gift of the Spirit. His people became a vibrant community dedicated to prayer, worship, outreach and discipleship. Persecution drove many of the believers out of Jerusalem where they formed new believing communities. Soon the main persecutor submitted to Jesus. Paul too took up the Great Commission as his life task. He undertook three fruitful missionary trips and endured an arduous journey to Rome. He had to explain his case to Caesar.
But that's not how the book ends. The book ends with one more attempt by Paul to convince Covenant members about Jesus. The ending of Acts shows God's interest in Jews and Gentiles. It also appeals to everyone who hears God's message to truly listen to God and be healed.
Seven Kingdom "Evers"
If we announced that we were giving away $100 bills this morning to any and all that showed up there would be some who would show up that normally wouldn't be here. There would be others that would help us spread the news. There would be some that wouldn't believe it. Some would come based on curiosity. Some would mock it. And others wouldn't care. Some would never hear about it. Now here's the thing… what we're giving away today is greater in value than $100 bills, and gold and silver or anything else that can be compared to it. But why do we not see people flocking to receive it… because God's wisdom and ways, though they are of more value than in monetary or material possession, they are, like Himself are hidden in plain sight. Consider this… God says He has a secret place for those who abide safely in the nest with Him, hidden in plain site, under the protection and shadow of His wings. His wisdom is part of this secret that's hidden in plain sight. God speaks and He speaks clearly and plainly to those who are nesting with Him. Yes He feeds and leads those that are His in plain sight, even speaks through them, but the world around them can't see what's right before them.
The "Evers" of the Kingdom (we need an ever sense moment, like Caleb Joshua 14)
Ever Leaning — "So that you trust"
Ever Learning — I have instructed
Ever Listening — cease not
Ever Longing — pleasant
Ever Loving — treasure
Ever Living — apply
Ever Leading — answer, guide
How would we respond to the questions that people ask us directly about…
#kingdomevers #caleb #everleaning
Pastor JD explains how God uses the prophet Ezekiel as a sign through visual prophecies, which the people ridicule, and in so doing provides us with how we're to answer mockers.
Prophecy Website: http://jdfarag.org
Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In these three verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that restraining our words both makes the words that we do speak more valuable and frees us up to hear the valuable words of other godly.