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    We always have a great time on our Discipleship Study. We invite you to join us. Thursday evening, 8pm eastern. This week we will open up with yet another topic they don't talk about in church. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/4372890539
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  • I got tied up today before I could step into bible study. Will be going to church this evening and listening to the Lord through Pastor Jack. How do I know the Lord is speaking through him? Many times he has said his sermon and either I hear the same theme or exact words later in the day from totally unrelated sources, or I come home and open my bible or other study material and lo, there is exactly what he was preaching about. Also, I listen to others in the congregation afterwards and invariably many are talking about how it was directed at them. They all got exactly what they needed to hear. That is how I know Pastor Jack is filled with the Holy Spirit and is speaking with God's Authority. That and every single sermon is scripture based.
    I got tied up today before I could step into bible study. Will be going to church this evening and listening to the Lord through Pastor Jack. How do I know the Lord is speaking through him? Many times he has said his sermon and either I hear the same theme or exact words later in the day from totally unrelated sources, or I come home and open my bible or other study material and lo, there is exactly what he was preaching about. Also, I listen to others in the congregation afterwards and invariably many are talking about how it was directed at them. They all got exactly what they needed to hear. That is how I know Pastor Jack is filled with the Holy Spirit and is speaking with God's Authority. That and every single sermon is scripture based.
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  • Ezekiel 34/James 5 Read and then do NKJV


    Ezekiel 34:1-5 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying,


    "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?


    "You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock.


    "The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost: but with force and cruelty you have ruled them.


    "So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered.


    Ezekiel 34:11,15  "For thus says the Lord God, "Indeed I myself will search for my sheep and seek them out.


    "I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down." says the Lord God.


    Ezekiel 34:23-24 "I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them--MY servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.


    "And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.


    Ezekiel 34:30-31 "Thus they shall know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, and they, the house of Israel, are My people," says the Lord God.'


    "You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God," says the Lord God.


    But I think that God is only mad at me.
     
    Ezekiel 33:11, 31 "Say to them, 'As I live, says the Lord God, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?"


    "So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.
     
    2 Chronicles 7:14-15 "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


    "Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.


    Isaiah 66:1-2 Thus says the Lord; "heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build me? And where is the place of My rest?


    For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist," Says the Lord. "But on this one will I look; On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.
     
    Matthew 5:37 "But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes', and your 'No,' 'No' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.


    James 5:12-16 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath, But let your "Yes" be "Yes," and your "Now," "No." lest you fall into judgement.


    Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.


    Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church , and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.


    And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.


    Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 


    after giving audience a chance read 


    Psalms 107:12-21 Therefore He brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help.


    Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses.


    He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their chains in pieces.


    Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!


    For He has broken the gates of bronze, And cut the bars of iron in two.


    Fools, because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, were  afflicted.


    Their soul abhorred all manner of food, And they drew near to the gates of death.


    There they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses.


    He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. 


    Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
    Ezekiel 34/James 5 Read and then do NKJV Ezekiel 34:1-5 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? "You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. "The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost: but with force and cruelty you have ruled them. "So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. Ezekiel 34:11,15  "For thus says the Lord God, "Indeed I myself will search for my sheep and seek them out. "I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down." says the Lord God. Ezekiel 34:23-24 "I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them--MY servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. "And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken. Ezekiel 34:30-31 "Thus they shall know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, and they, the house of Israel, are My people," says the Lord God.' "You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God," says the Lord God. But I think that God is only mad at me.   Ezekiel 33:11, 31 "Say to them, 'As I live, says the Lord God, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?" "So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.   2 Chronicles 7:14-15 "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. "Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. Isaiah 66:1-2 Thus says the Lord; "heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist," Says the Lord. "But on this one will I look; On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.   Matthew 5:37 "But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes', and your 'No,' 'No' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. James 5:12-16 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath, But let your "Yes" be "Yes," and your "Now," "No." lest you fall into judgement. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church , and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.  after giving audience a chance read  Psalms 107:12-21 Therefore He brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their chains in pieces. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He has broken the gates of bronze, And cut the bars of iron in two. Fools, because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, were  afflicted. Their soul abhorred all manner of food, And they drew near to the gates of death. There they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.  Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
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  • Asking for Healing Read and then do NKJV


    Ezekiel 34:1-5 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying,


    "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?


    "You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock.


    "The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost: but with force and cruelty you have ruled them.


    "So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered.


    God will feed His flock


    Ezekiel 34:11  "For thus says the Lord God, "Indeed I myself will search for my sheep and seek them out.


    Ezekiel 34:15 "I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down." says the Lord God.


    Ezekiel 34:23-24 "I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them--MY servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.


    "And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.


    Ezekiel 34:30-31 "Thus they shall know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, and they, the house of Israel, are My people," says the Lord God.'


    "You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God," says the Lord God.


    But I think that God is only mad at me.
     
    Ezekiel 33:11 "Say to them, 'As I live, says the Lord God, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?"


    God Knows about Christians


    Ezekiel 33:31 "So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.
     
    Instructions to heal


    2 Chronicles 7:14-16 "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


    "Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.


    "For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.


    Isaiah 66:1-2 Thus says the Lord; "Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build me? And where is the place of My rest?


    For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist," Says the Lord. "But on this one will I look; On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.
     
    Matthew 5:37 "But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes', and your 'No,' 'No' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.


    Matthew 12:36-37 "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.


    "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."


    James 5:12-16 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath, But let your "Yes" be "Yes," and your "No," "No." lest you fall into judgement.


    Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
    Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.


    And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.


    Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 

    Asking for Healing Read and then do NKJV Ezekiel 34:1-5 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? "You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. "The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost: but with force and cruelty you have ruled them. "So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. God will feed His flock Ezekiel 34:11  "For thus says the Lord God, "Indeed I myself will search for my sheep and seek them out. Ezekiel 34:15 "I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down." says the Lord God. Ezekiel 34:23-24 "I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them--MY servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. "And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken. Ezekiel 34:30-31 "Thus they shall know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, and they, the house of Israel, are My people," says the Lord God.' "You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God," says the Lord God. But I think that God is only mad at me.   Ezekiel 33:11 "Say to them, 'As I live, says the Lord God, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?" God Knows about Christians Ezekiel 33:31 "So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.   Instructions to heal 2 Chronicles 7:14-16 "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. "Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. "For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. Isaiah 66:1-2 Thus says the Lord; "Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist," Says the Lord. "But on this one will I look; On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.   Matthew 5:37 "But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes', and your 'No,' 'No' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. Matthew 12:36-37 "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." James 5:12-16 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath, But let your "Yes" be "Yes," and your "No," "No." lest you fall into judgement. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 
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  • A New Season 2017-2018 NKJV


    Isaiah 65:17-24 For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.

    But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, And her people a joy.

    I will rejoice in Jerusalem, And joy in My people; the voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, Nor the voice of crying.

    No more shall an infant form there live but a few days, Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days; For the child shall die one hundred years old, But the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed.

    They shall build houses and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

    They shall not build and another inhabit They shall not plant and another eat: For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people, And My elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

    They shall not labor in vain, Nor bring forth children for trouble; For they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.

    "It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.

    Isaiah 66:22-24 "For as the new heavens and the new earth Which I will make shall remain before Me," says the Lord, "So shall your descendants and your name remain.

    And it shall come to pass That from one New Moon to another, And from one Sabbath to another, All flesh shall come to worship before Me," says the Lord.

    "And they shall go forth and look Upon the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched, They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh."

    Acts 11:22-26 Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch.

    When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord.

    For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.

    Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul.

    And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people.  And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

    Jeremiah 4:1-2 "If you will return, O Israel," says the LORD, "Return to Me; And if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, Then you shall not be moved.

    And you shall swear, 'The LORD lives,' In truth, in judgement, and in righteousness; The nations shall bless themselves in Him, And in Him they shall glory."

    Revelation 21:1-7 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.

    Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

    And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.

    "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."

    Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful."

    And He said to me, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the end. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.

    "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.

    A New Season 2017-2018 NKJV Isaiah 65:17-24 For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, And her people a joy. I will rejoice in Jerusalem, And joy in My people; the voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, Nor the voice of crying. No more shall an infant form there live but a few days, Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days; For the child shall die one hundred years old, But the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed. They shall build houses and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit They shall not plant and another eat: For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people, And My elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain, Nor bring forth children for trouble; For they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them. "It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear. Isaiah 66:22-24 "For as the new heavens and the new earth Which I will make shall remain before Me," says the Lord, "So shall your descendants and your name remain. And it shall come to pass That from one New Moon to another, And from one Sabbath to another, All flesh shall come to worship before Me," says the Lord. "And they shall go forth and look Upon the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched, They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh." Acts 11:22-26 Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul. And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people.  And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. Jeremiah 4:1-2 "If you will return, O Israel," says the LORD, "Return to Me; And if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, Then you shall not be moved. And you shall swear, 'The LORD lives,' In truth, in judgement, and in righteousness; The nations shall bless themselves in Him, And in Him they shall glory." Revelation 21:1-7 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful." And He said to me, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the end. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
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  • Proverbs 1:20-22 NKJV


    Proverbs 1:20-22 Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares.

    She cries out in the chief concourses, At the openings of the gates in the city She speaks her words;

    "How long, You simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorners, And fools hate knowledge,

    John 7:37-38 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.

    "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."

    Isaiah 55:1-3 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money. Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.

    Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is food, And let your soul delight itself In abundance.

    Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you-- The sure mercies of David.

    John 4:13-15 Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,

    "But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

    The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."

    Revelation 3:17-22 "Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing--and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked--

    "I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the Fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you will be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

    "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

    "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

    "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

    "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

    Lamentations 3:22-26 Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

    They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

    The Lord is My portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!"

    The lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.

    It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord.

    Job 5:17-27 "Behold, happy  is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

    For He bruises, but He binds up;  He wounds, but His hands make whole.

    He shall deliver you in six troubles, Yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.

    In famine He shall redeem  you from death, Amd in war from the power of the sword.

    You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue. And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes.

    You shall laugh at destruction and famine, And you shall not be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

    For you shall have a covenant with the stories of the field. And the Beasts  of the field shall be at peace with you.

    You shall know that your tent is in peace; You shall visit your dwelling and find nothing amiss.

    You shall also know that your descendants shall be many, And your offspring like the grass of the earth.

    You shall come up to the grave at a full age, As a sheaf of grains ripens in its season.

    Behold, this we have searched out; It is true. Hear it, and know for yourself."

    Proverbs 1:20-22 NKJV Proverbs 1:20-22 Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares. She cries out in the chief concourses, At the openings of the gates in the city She speaks her words; "How long, You simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorners, And fools hate knowledge, John 7:37-38 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." Isaiah 55:1-3 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money. Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is food, And let your soul delight itself In abundance. Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you-- The sure mercies of David. John 4:13-15 Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, "But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw." Revelation 3:17-22 "Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing--and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked-- "I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the Fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you will be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'" Lamentations 3:22-26 Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. The Lord is My portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!" The lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord. Job 5:17-27 "Behold, happy  is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. For He bruises, but He binds up;  He wounds, but His hands make whole. He shall deliver you in six troubles, Yes, in seven no evil shall touch you. In famine He shall redeem  you from death, Amd in war from the power of the sword. You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue. And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes. You shall laugh at destruction and famine, And you shall not be afraid of the beasts of the earth. For you shall have a covenant with the stories of the field. And the Beasts  of the field shall be at peace with you. You shall know that your tent is in peace; You shall visit your dwelling and find nothing amiss. You shall also know that your descendants shall be many, And your offspring like the grass of the earth. You shall come up to the grave at a full age, As a sheaf of grains ripens in its season. Behold, this we have searched out; It is true. Hear it, and know for yourself."
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  • Foundation of Jesus Christ - #2 - What is a sin?
    by Kathy L McFarland

    https://kathylmcfarland.org/2023/11/04/2-bi100_2-what-is-a-sin/

    What is a sin?

    Sin is the disobedience to the LORD God’s Laws and is unrighteous, unjust, immoral, and wrong. The five types of sin, transgression, unrighteousness, omission of known duty, faithlessness, and foolish acts constitute a sin against the LORD God. This chapter encourages you to have faith that the LORD God has convicted you of your sins, and dissuades you from looking for new sins, or focusing on the old ones. You will learn to focus on what the LORD God is placing in your heart concerning sin and change what you can as fast as you can and have confidence that those deeper sins that seem impossible to remove at this point, will become easier to overcome as your walk with Jesus becomes steady.

    John 3:4

    Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

    22. Sin is the disobedience to the LORD God ‘s Laws.

    1 John 5:17

    All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

    23. Sin is unrighteous. It is unjust, immoral, and wrong.

    24. There are different degrees of sin. Not all sin is unforgivable and punished by death.

    James 4:17

    Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

    25. A person that knows to do good works and does not do them is sinning.

    26. A sin for one person may not be a sin for another person.

    Romans 14:22-23

    Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

    27. Faith is between each individual and God. The LORD God decides how much faith you will have, and he will transform you by the renewing of your mind so that you know what is good, acceptable and the perfect will of God. Conversely, the LORD God will reveal to each individual what their sins are.

    28. A sin is committed if a person believes a certain truth, then doubts that truth and acts on his doubt.

    29. If a person’s faith allows him to act, and he does that act in faith, he will be happy.

    30. If a person’s faith allows him to act, yet he condemns with guilt, doubt, punishment, or fear on the act, he will be unhappy.

    31. If it is not of faith, it is a sin.

    Proverbs 24:9

    The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

    32. It is a sin to plan or think wickedly or recklessly.

    Review

    There are five types of sin. These types of sin are:

    1. Transgression (22) Disobedience to the LORD God’s Law

    2. Unrighteousness (23, 24) Unjust, immoral, and wrong

    3. Omission of known duty (25, 26) Failing to do good works

    4. Faithless (27-31) Failing to act on faithful conviction

    5. Foolish acts (32) Wicked or reckless planning

    When we first started Becker Bible Studies, we passed out a list of sins assembled and classified from the Ten Commandments. Similar lists of sin are popular with many of the major religions in teaching their students the definition of sin. Through the years, we discovered that this list of classified sins created many problems that failed to address the LORD God’s complete and true Will regarding sin. No man or church can conclusively construct a list of sins. Man’s relationship with God develops new requirements, thus, new possibilities for deeper interpretations of God’s laws. Furthermore, because of the all-encompassing nature of the LORD God, man might be unaware of sins that are truly sins to the LORD God. Just because a sin has not yet been convicted by the LORD God on a person’s heart, does not make it any less of a sin.

    What is a sin? COMPLETE Bible Study can be found at:

    https://kathylmcfarland.org/2023/11/04/2-bi100_2-what-is-a-sin/

    #BibleStudy
    #NewChristians
    Foundation of Jesus Christ - #2 - What is a sin? by Kathy L McFarland https://kathylmcfarland.org/2023/11/04/2-bi100_2-what-is-a-sin/ What is a sin? Sin is the disobedience to the LORD God’s Laws and is unrighteous, unjust, immoral, and wrong. The five types of sin, transgression, unrighteousness, omission of known duty, faithlessness, and foolish acts constitute a sin against the LORD God. This chapter encourages you to have faith that the LORD God has convicted you of your sins, and dissuades you from looking for new sins, or focusing on the old ones. You will learn to focus on what the LORD God is placing in your heart concerning sin and change what you can as fast as you can and have confidence that those deeper sins that seem impossible to remove at this point, will become easier to overcome as your walk with Jesus becomes steady. John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 22. Sin is the disobedience to the LORD God ‘s Laws. 1 John 5:17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. 23. Sin is unrighteous. It is unjust, immoral, and wrong. 24. There are different degrees of sin. Not all sin is unforgivable and punished by death. James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. 25. A person that knows to do good works and does not do them is sinning. 26. A sin for one person may not be a sin for another person. Romans 14:22-23 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. 27. Faith is between each individual and God. The LORD God decides how much faith you will have, and he will transform you by the renewing of your mind so that you know what is good, acceptable and the perfect will of God. Conversely, the LORD God will reveal to each individual what their sins are. 28. A sin is committed if a person believes a certain truth, then doubts that truth and acts on his doubt. 29. If a person’s faith allows him to act, and he does that act in faith, he will be happy. 30. If a person’s faith allows him to act, yet he condemns with guilt, doubt, punishment, or fear on the act, he will be unhappy. 31. If it is not of faith, it is a sin. Proverbs 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men. 32. It is a sin to plan or think wickedly or recklessly. Review There are five types of sin. These types of sin are: 1. Transgression (22) Disobedience to the LORD God’s Law 2. Unrighteousness (23, 24) Unjust, immoral, and wrong 3. Omission of known duty (25, 26) Failing to do good works 4. Faithless (27-31) Failing to act on faithful conviction 5. Foolish acts (32) Wicked or reckless planning When we first started Becker Bible Studies, we passed out a list of sins assembled and classified from the Ten Commandments. Similar lists of sin are popular with many of the major religions in teaching their students the definition of sin. Through the years, we discovered that this list of classified sins created many problems that failed to address the LORD God’s complete and true Will regarding sin. No man or church can conclusively construct a list of sins. Man’s relationship with God develops new requirements, thus, new possibilities for deeper interpretations of God’s laws. Furthermore, because of the all-encompassing nature of the LORD God, man might be unaware of sins that are truly sins to the LORD God. Just because a sin has not yet been convicted by the LORD God on a person’s heart, does not make it any less of a sin. What is a sin? COMPLETE Bible Study can be found at: https://kathylmcfarland.org/2023/11/04/2-bi100_2-what-is-a-sin/ #BibleStudy #NewChristians
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  • Measure the Teachings Between New and Mature Christians

    By Kathy L McFarland

    Check out this ride! I was riding high! I had a killer job, a good paycheck, and was able to buy my first car. I cannot even explain to you how pretty and very, very fast it was. I won’t bore you with the under hood stats; but, it would hit sixty in under three seconds. Much under it! Though I grew up driving the Kansas straight highways, where 100 mph was common to me, navigating the streets of Spokane were a bit different. Every stoplight in town became life threatening to everyone in my path. I could drive fast on the freeway, but, the car was too powerful for me to handle. No matter how hard I tried to anticipate the lights, I would always screech to a stop. Then on the green, I would leave all cars behind me, and usually some rubber. I didn’t want to admit to my family that the car was too much for me to handle. But it was. I was not yet skilled enough in perfect clutch control or the fine muscle uses of the accelerator. I drove to the dealership after having it only a few months, and was looking at a van that was more practical for my growing family. As I was looking, I saw my Trans Am leave the lot. I found an old boring van and the dealer was really happy, since he had already sold the Trans Am to someone that had seen it drive into the lot, even before I signed the papers!!! Oh it was a beautiful car!

    As a Christian leader today, I have the crucial responsibility to measure Bible teachings to the appropriate level for each student. If I teach a babe in Christ (a brand new Christian with only folk training) a lesson meant for a mature Christian, two things can happen. The first would be the total failure of learning that Scripture since it was not based on foundational learning. The second problem can lead to young Christians reading a great deal of magical spirituality and misrepresent the Word of God. Just like my fast car, tragedy is just around the corner. That misunderstanding can lead to false teachings and possibly a loss of salvation. Scripture says:

    And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? (1 Corinthians 3:1-3)

    Some churches that are especially far away from Christ’s teachings often ignore the babes, or promote the babes way past their understanding, which leads to those churches getting worse and worse in the presentation of the Gospel of Christ. Most of the famous television ministries play to the babes and promise riches and power to come to them if only they send payment. So, the babes in Christ are taken advantage of and suffer greatly.

    But, more and more, the babes in Christ just sit in a pew or send spiritual messages to each other on the Internet, and think this is all they must do to be right with Christ. That is error. Strong Christian leaders must try to teach every Christian that comes to them, including the babes. We must analyze spiritual growth correctly, and insure a foundation of Christ is laid. Then, we must go on to teach the Christian more advanced things of the Word of God which one day can lead to the revelation of the mysteries and supernatural doings of the LORD God. But, that is a long journey for a student of God’s, and it can never be hustled. My car was too much for me to handle at that point in my life; give it to me now, and I would perfectly operate the vehicle. The Word of God is even more powerful, and in the right hands, the LORD God can be known by many. However, those that study the Word of God must be given stair steps of training, with brick upon brick laid to the foundation, so the believer can eventually be fully equipped with the Word of God.

    #NewChristians
    #GrowingChristians
    #MatureChristians
    Measure the Teachings Between New and Mature Christians By Kathy L McFarland Check out this ride! I was riding high! I had a killer job, a good paycheck, and was able to buy my first car. I cannot even explain to you how pretty and very, very fast it was. I won’t bore you with the under hood stats; but, it would hit sixty in under three seconds. Much under it! Though I grew up driving the Kansas straight highways, where 100 mph was common to me, navigating the streets of Spokane were a bit different. Every stoplight in town became life threatening to everyone in my path. I could drive fast on the freeway, but, the car was too powerful for me to handle. No matter how hard I tried to anticipate the lights, I would always screech to a stop. Then on the green, I would leave all cars behind me, and usually some rubber. I didn’t want to admit to my family that the car was too much for me to handle. But it was. I was not yet skilled enough in perfect clutch control or the fine muscle uses of the accelerator. I drove to the dealership after having it only a few months, and was looking at a van that was more practical for my growing family. As I was looking, I saw my Trans Am leave the lot. I found an old boring van and the dealer was really happy, since he had already sold the Trans Am to someone that had seen it drive into the lot, even before I signed the papers!!! Oh it was a beautiful car! As a Christian leader today, I have the crucial responsibility to measure Bible teachings to the appropriate level for each student. If I teach a babe in Christ (a brand new Christian with only folk training) a lesson meant for a mature Christian, two things can happen. The first would be the total failure of learning that Scripture since it was not based on foundational learning. The second problem can lead to young Christians reading a great deal of magical spirituality and misrepresent the Word of God. Just like my fast car, tragedy is just around the corner. That misunderstanding can lead to false teachings and possibly a loss of salvation. Scripture says: And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? (1 Corinthians 3:1-3) Some churches that are especially far away from Christ’s teachings often ignore the babes, or promote the babes way past their understanding, which leads to those churches getting worse and worse in the presentation of the Gospel of Christ. Most of the famous television ministries play to the babes and promise riches and power to come to them if only they send payment. So, the babes in Christ are taken advantage of and suffer greatly. But, more and more, the babes in Christ just sit in a pew or send spiritual messages to each other on the Internet, and think this is all they must do to be right with Christ. That is error. Strong Christian leaders must try to teach every Christian that comes to them, including the babes. We must analyze spiritual growth correctly, and insure a foundation of Christ is laid. Then, we must go on to teach the Christian more advanced things of the Word of God which one day can lead to the revelation of the mysteries and supernatural doings of the LORD God. But, that is a long journey for a student of God’s, and it can never be hustled. My car was too much for me to handle at that point in my life; give it to me now, and I would perfectly operate the vehicle. The Word of God is even more powerful, and in the right hands, the LORD God can be known by many. However, those that study the Word of God must be given stair steps of training, with brick upon brick laid to the foundation, so the believer can eventually be fully equipped with the Word of God. #NewChristians #GrowingChristians #MatureChristians
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  • Thanks for allowing me to join. What a wonderful group so far. I thought I would get started by describing a bit of my journey so far. I grew up in a small town in Northern Indiana. My mother was Lutheran, and my father was really uncertain/undeclared. I attended a small-town church as a child, but we stopped going I guess around Junior High. It really wasn't until after getting married and us expecting our first child that it really occurred to me that I needed to do something about my spiritual condition.
    We found a nice church in Indianapolis, got baptized, had our baby and that began the next segment of my life. Honestly, I thought that was enough. I never felt called into the Ministery and didn't really know where I was going. Over the years, I started travelling for and on the West Coast, was introduced to K-Love. The messages on their station started to change me and I started to listen to bible teachers on the Radio. J. Vernon McGee and Through The Bible, was such a great teacher for me. Over the years, I went through the bible at least 3 times with TTB. This was the most knowledgeable I had ever been and if felt like real progress.
    But Gary, Doesn't James call us to be Doers of the Word and not just Hearers? Yep, but I thought that was the stuff churches used to get money from us. Well, that is the start of my story. I'll pick it up in the next couple of days. It's time to go make some tents.
    Thanks for allowing me to join. What a wonderful group so far. I thought I would get started by describing a bit of my journey so far. I grew up in a small town in Northern Indiana. My mother was Lutheran, and my father was really uncertain/undeclared. I attended a small-town church as a child, but we stopped going I guess around Junior High. It really wasn't until after getting married and us expecting our first child that it really occurred to me that I needed to do something about my spiritual condition. We found a nice church in Indianapolis, got baptized, had our baby and that began the next segment of my life. Honestly, I thought that was enough. I never felt called into the Ministery and didn't really know where I was going. Over the years, I started travelling for and on the West Coast, was introduced to K-Love. The messages on their station started to change me and I started to listen to bible teachers on the Radio. J. Vernon McGee and Through The Bible, was such a great teacher for me. Over the years, I went through the bible at least 3 times with TTB. This was the most knowledgeable I had ever been and if felt like real progress. But Gary, Doesn't James call us to be Doers of the Word and not just Hearers? Yep, but I thought that was the stuff churches used to get money from us. Well, that is the start of my story. I'll pick it up in the next couple of days. It's time to go make some tents.
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  • Exploring Psalm 23:1-6 In More Detail NKJV 2/2


    Psalm 23:1-6 THE Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.

    He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.

    Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For You are with me; Your rod and Your shaft, they comfort me.

    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over,

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.

    Philippians 4:10-20 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.

    Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content;

    I know how to be abased, and I now how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

    Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress.

    Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only.

    For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities.

    Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.

    Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.

    And my God shall supply your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

    Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

    Titus 3:12-14 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend to spend the winter there.

    Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with haste, that they may lack nothing.

    And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful.

    Ezekiel 34:11-16 'For thus says the Lord God; "Indeed I myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.

    "As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places were they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.

    "And I will bring them out of the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and all the inhabited places of the country.

    'I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.

    "I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down," says the Lord God.

    "I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen  what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment."

    Ezekiel 34:23-24 "I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them--MY servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.

    "And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.

    Revelation 7:9-17 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,

    and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"

    All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

    saying, Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever, Amen."

    Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?"

    And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb.

    "Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.

    "They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat;

    "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

    Exploring Psalm 23:1-6 In More Detail NKJV 2/2 Psalm 23:1-6 THE Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For You are with me; Your rod and Your shaft, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over, Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. Philippians 4:10-20 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content; I know how to be abased, and I now how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress. Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only. For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account. Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. And my God shall supply your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. Titus 3:12-14 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend to spend the winter there. Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with haste, that they may lack nothing. And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful. Ezekiel 34:11-16 'For thus says the Lord God; "Indeed I myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. "As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places were they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day. "And I will bring them out of the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and all the inhabited places of the country. 'I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. "I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down," says the Lord God. "I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen  what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment." Ezekiel 34:23-24 "I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them--MY servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. "And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken. Revelation 7:9-17 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever, Amen." Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?" And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb. "Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. "They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
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