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Posted 8/31/11 at 5:51 PM | Yvonne Perkins
ASK, SEEK, KNOCK AND WAIT
Luke 11:9-10 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened
Let us look briefly at the definitions for ask, seek, knock, and wait. Ask is to put a question to, request information about, to try to get by using words. Seek is to go in search of, try to find or discover by looking for or to go to. Knock is to strike a sounding blow with the fist, knuckles, or anything hard, especially on a door, window, or the like, as in seeking admittance, calling attention, or giving a signal: to knock on the door before entering. Wait is to to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected 'happens (often followed by for, until, or until): to wait for the bus to arrive ;( of things) to be available or in readiness: A letter is waiting for you.
Jesus instruct us to ask, seek and knock and gives assurance that when you ask you shall receive, seek you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. In the next verse he uses the words asketh, seeketh, knocketh. When you see "eth" on the end of the word, it means to do so continually. FULL POST
Posted 7/21/11 at 9:27 AM | Yvonne Perkins
Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. We have often heard and read this passage of scripture but have you meditated on the meaning of this powerful word.
According to the dictionary decree is defined as a rule of law issued by a head of state i.e. president according to a certain procedures. It has the force of the law. In biblical times, the King had the authority to make decrees. The decree was a written document and would be very specific and clear about that subject matter. It was law and had to be carried out according to the King's wishes and failure to obey the decree was punishable.
The word established means: to set up on a firm or permanent basis, to achieve permanent acceptance or recognition for, to show, reveal to be true based upon the facts.
Now, let look at the definition for declare. Declare to make known or state clearly, especially in explicit or formal terms: to declare one's position in a controversy. 2.to announce officially; proclaim: to declare a state of emergency; to declare a winner.3. To state emphatically to show, reveal, or manifest: the heavens declare the glory of God FULL POST
Posted 6/21/11 at 8:30 AM | Yvonne Perkins
Blood transfusion is a medical treatment that replaces blood lost through injury, surgery, or disease. The blood goes through a tube from a bag to an intravenous (IV) catheter and into your vein. Blood transfusions are necessary when there is an illness that causes bleeding, destroy blood cells, or needed because of injury or major surgery. Medical research confirms that life is in the blood. There are different opinions about the length of time a person can live without blood. Some believe it is as little as 1 minute while other suggest as long as 5 minutes. The point is you will not live long without blood.
Leviticus 17:11 11 For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life. Jesus stated John 6:53 Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
When a person receives a blood transfusion, he has a new opportunity for life, for healing to take place in his body. He will be able to continue to live but this is a physical change. His nature, thoughts, desires and motives are not changed because of this blood transfusion. FULL POST
Posted 5/31/11 at 5:27 PM | Yvonne Perkins
JOEL 2:17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say , Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
Our nation is in trouble, the people are in trouble and the land needs healing. The nation is being shaken by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and tornados. It seems that we are facing one tragedy after another. Unusual occurrences are happening as evidenced by these headlines: Sep 16, 2010 ... Thousands more dead fish have turned up in Plaquemines Parish, the second large such kill in the area in the past few days, January 2011 200 cows found dead, and January 2, 2011 thousands of birds fall out of the sky dead. Yet the definition of marriage is being rewritten, the definition of family is being rewritten in a way that defies the law that God establish for a union to be between man and woman, male and female. Abortions are daily occurrences; our youth are being slaughter on the streets. Who will weep for the people?
Let the priests weep. Priest is defined as a person ordained to act as a mediator between God and man in administering the sacraments, preaching, blessing, guiding, etc. The priests are the ministers of the Lord. Their role is to before God on behalf of the people to offer up atonement for the sins of the people. FULL POST
Posted 5/5/11 at 11:41 PM | Yvonne Perkins
Psalms 33:12 declares, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the lord. the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance. On April 29, 2011 President Obama did as other Presidents before him has done "Proclaim a National Day of Prayer. The official proclamation as posted on the White House site is as follows:
For Immediate Release
April 29, 2011
Presidential Proclamation--National Day of Prayer
Throughout our history, Americans have turned to prayer for strength, inspiration, and solidarity.
Prayer has played an important role in the American story and in shaping our Nation's leaders. President Abraham Lincoln once said, "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day." The late Codetta Scott King recounted a particularly difficult night, during the Montgomery bus boycott, when her husband, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., received a threatening phone call and prayed at the kitchen table, saying, "Lord, I have nothing left. I have nothing left. I have come to the point where I can't face it alone." Dr. King said, in that moment of prayer, he was filled with a sense of comfort and resolve, which his wife credited as a turning point in the civil rights movement. FULL POST
Posted 3/31/11 at 8:31 AM | Yvonne Perkins
Acts 27: 23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am , and whom I serve , 24 Saying , Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo , God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
What a powerful statement "Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me". Paul was a prisoner speaking to the one who held him in captivity in the middle of an ocean, caught up in a storm that threatened to tear the boat to pieces in any given moment. Be of good cheer? Did he understand what was happening, did he feel the ship being tossed about, did he see the look of terror on the captain's face, and did he hear the sound of hopelessness and despair in their voices as they try to figure out what to do?
Yes, he understood. He even warned them not to leave port; he knew the danger that waited. He felt the ship being tossed backward and forward like a toy in the middle of the ocean, he saw them throwing things overboard to lighten the load. Oh, yes he heard the desperation and saw the despair.
Paul had a visitation from God, his God and he was confident in knowing that he knew beyond a shadow of doubt that he belonged to God and was a servant of the most high. He had heard from heaven and was given assurance about his future and those who was with him. "Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee." FULL POST
Posted 3/2/11 at 3:03 PM | Yvonne Perkins
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil 4:8. I have found that when you meditate on God's word that his word will minister to you. It is not sufficient to just read the word of God and lay it aside. Sometimes it is helpful to read a passage over and over again and have an open mind and heart to allow that word to fall upon good soil. Let us continue to look at faith that changes reality.
Faith as defined in the dictionary is: Confidence belief in the truth, value of trustworthiness of a person, idea of thing. 2. Belief that is not based on logical proof or material evidence. 3. Belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion. Hebrew 11:1 defines faith, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:6 states: But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. FULL POST
Posted 2/25/11 at 1:06 PM | Yvonne Perkins
The last discussion was about Faith that changes reality. I was meditating on the 9th chapter of Matthew and was struck by the many examples of faith manifested within that one chapter.
Faith as defined in the dictionary is: Confidence belief in the truth, value of trustworthiness of a person, idea of thing. 2. Belief that is not based on logical proof or material evidence. 3.Belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion. Hebrew 11:1 defines faith, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:6 states: But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
In Matthew 9 in verses one through seven we witness what happen when Jesus saw faith. In verse 18, 23 through 25 we witness what happen when Jesus heard faith.
In Matthew 9:20-22 we witness what happen when faith touches Jesus. In Matthew 9:27:30 we witness what happen when we confess our faith -When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us!" 28) And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord". 29) Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be to you". 30) And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See that no one knows it." The reality was that they were blind. Faith changed their reality and they receive sight. FULL POST
Posted 2/11/11 at 2:53 PM | Yvonne Perkins
Faith is so powerful and wonderful that it can change your reality. Really, you can look at a situation in your life and begin to speak the word of God over that situation and because of your faith that situation will change. Faith is having the ability to look at what is real and begin to speak a new reality into existence. It is the ability to look at what is and what is not and cause it to be what you need it to be.
Faith as defined in the dictionary is: Confidence belief in the truth, value of trustworthiness of a person, idea of thing. 2. Belief that is not based on logical proof or material evidence. 3. Belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion. Hebrew 11:1 defines faith, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:6 states: But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Faith for me is believing that every word of God is true, every promise is true and if God said it in his word then it is so. It is to know that he who has promise is faithful and able to keep his word. Many time man will make a promise with the intention of keeping that promise but may find that circumstances beyond his control prevents him from keeping the promise. Not so, with God, he has the authority, the ability and the power to make and keep every covenant, every promise, every word that he speaks. He has the power to make it our reality. FULL POST
Posted 11/27/10 at 1:15 AM | Yvonne Perkins
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. (Ephesians 3:20 KJV) The word of God is life, spirit, truth, power and powerful. The bible declares it is sharper than any two edged sword. The word of God heals, reveals the nature of God. It provides guidance and direction to our path. It encourages and lifts up us to another place. I was meditating on this passage of scripture and was inspired by this word as I began to look up words in the dictionary to more clearly understand what God was saying through his word. I want to share this mediation with you.
Now -at this present moment, in this present circumstance. Unto him - God, Jesus, Holy Spirit. WHO is able - has the ability, the power, skill, resources and qualification. To do - to perform, to bring to pass, to execute, to accomplish. Exceedingly - to go beyond, to surpass. Abundantly - present in great quantity, well supplied, richly supplied. Above all - higher than anything, everything, totally, the whole thing. That we ask - request, inquire of, seek information. Or think - imagine, to consider something as a possible action. According to - in agreement with, in proper relationship or proportion. The power - the ability to do or act. That worketh in us - exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something, labor, toil. Worketh - means continuingly works in us. FULL POST