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February 21, 2008

Wednesday – 02202008 – day 51

Posted by: “riley31_2000” pass_the_word@bellsouth.net riley31_2000

Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:15 am (PST)

February 20, 2008

KJV – (King James Version)

NIV – (New International Version)

BBE – (Bible in Basic English)

Scripture of the Day

Titus 2:1

1) But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: (KJV)

1You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. (NIV)

2:1 But let your words be in agreement with true and right teaching:
(BBE)

Daily Devotional

Verses for the Day:

Proverbs 8:22-32

22) The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works
of old.
23) I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth
was.
24) When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no
fountains abounding with water.
25) Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought
forth:
26) While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the
highest part of the dust of the world.
27) When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass
upon the face of the depth:
28) When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the
fountains of the deep:
29) When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass
his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
30) Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his
delight, rejoicing always before him;
31) Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were
with the sons of men.
32) Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they
that keep my ways. (KJV)

22The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds
of old; 23I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the
world began. 24When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there
were no springs abounding with water; 25before the mountains were
settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, 26before he made
the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world. 27I was there
when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the
face of the deep, 28when he established the clouds above and fixed
securely the fountains of the deep, 29when he gave the sea its boundary
so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the
foundations of the earth. 30Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was
filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,
31rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. 32Now then, my
sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. (NIV)

8:22 The Lord made me as the start of his way, the first of his works in
the past. 8:23 From eternal days I was given my place, from the birth of
time, before the earth was. 8:24 When there was no deep I was given
birth, when there were no fountains flowing with water. 8:25 Before the
mountains were put in their places, before the hills was my birth: 8:26
When he had not made the earth or the fields or the dust of the world.
8:27 When he made ready the heavens I was there: when he put an arch
over the face of the deep: 8:28 When he made strong the skies overhead:
when the fountains of the deep were fixed: 8:29 When he put a limit to
the sea, so that the waters might not go against his word: when he put
in position the bases of the earth: 8:30 Then I was by his side, as a
master workman: and I was his delight from day to day, playing before
him at all times; 8:31 Playing in his earth; and my delight was with the
sons of men. 8:32 Give ear to me then, my sons: for happy are those who
keep my ways. (BBE)

Thoughts for the Day:

The book of Proverbs continues with a poetic description of God’s Wisdom
and its role in the creation of the world. In verses 22 and 23 the
Bible makes the statement that the Lord possessed Wisdom. Wisdom existed
even before the earth did; thus Wisdom is eternal and was there in the
beginning. We know by this statement, that the Bible is saying that
Wisdom is more than a wise method of doing things, but rather, Wisdom is
actually the person of God Himself. Just as the scripture refers to God
as Love, here, God is referred t
o as Wisdom. When we are instructed to
follow the ways of Wisdom, we are being instructed to follow the ways of
God.

This portion of the scripture is also a beautiful description of the
creation of the world and is in perfect harmony with the account in
Genesis 1.

Genesis 1:1-10

1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the
face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the
waters.
3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4) And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light
from the darkness.
5) And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And
the evening and the morning were the first day.
6) And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters,
and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7) And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under
the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was
so.
8) And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning
were the second day.
9) And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together
unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10) And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the
waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. (KJV)

1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth
was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and
the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3And God said, Let there
be light, and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good, and He
separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light day, and
the darkness he called night. And there was evening, and there was
morning—the first day. 6And God said, Let there be an expanse
between the waters to separate water from water. 7So God made the
expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above
it. And it was so. 8God called the expanse sky. And there was evening,
and there was morning—the second day. 9And God said, Let the water
under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear. And
it was so. 10God called the dry ground land, and the gathered waters he
called seas. And God saw that it was good. (NIV)

1:1 At the first God made the heaven and the earth. 1:2 And the earth
was waste and without form; and it was dark on the face of the deep: and
the Spirit of God was moving on the face of the waters. 1:3 And God
said, Let there be light: and there was light. 1:4 And God, looking on
the light, saw that it was good: and God made a division between the
light and the dark, 1:5 Naming the light, Day, and the dark, Night. And
there was evening and there was morning, the first day. 1:6 And God
said, Let there be a solid arch stretching over the waters, parting the
waters from the waters. 1:7 And God made the arch for a division between
the waters which were under the arch and those which were over it: and
it was so. 1:8 And God gave the arch the name of Heaven. And there was
evening and there was morning, the second day. 1:9 And God said, Let the
waters under the heaven come together in one place, and let the dry land
be seen: and it was so. 1:10 And God gave the dry land the name of
Earth; and the waters together in their place were named Seas: and God
saw that it was good. (BBE)

It is a very sad thing today that many in the scientific community, have
tried to do away with the Biblical creation of the earth; many, with
theories that are harder to believe than the Bible account itself.
However, many of these theories are being proved false as new
discoveries are made, and new evidence is being brought to light that
gives credence that the Bible is true in its record of how the earth was
created. It is foolish to believe that the earth just happened or that
it evolved from some “blob” and that a “Big Bang” just happened, and out
of one of those things, there suddenly came order, and the human race
was born. The universe did not create itself. There was not just a
chance encounter with a passing star that caused our solar system to be
set in perfect order, with the rotation of the planets in their exact
orbits, so that they do not collide with each other.

The earth itself is positioned at just the right distance from the sun,
so that is not too close to burn up, nor too far away so that it would
freeze. You need not worry about the earth getting too hot from global
warming
, nor the opposite theory that it will enter an ice age. The
scripture contradicts this occurrence.

Genesis 8:22

22) While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat,
and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. (KJV)

22As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,
summer and winter, day and night will never cease. (NIV)

8:22 While the earth goes on, seed time and the getting in of the grain,
cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, will not come to an
end. (BBE)

Just looking at creation itself, is evidence of a designer behind it.
This Master Designer was God. Wisdom was there when He created the
solar system, the earth that contains mountains, oceans, lakes, forests
and fields. God even set the boundaries of the oceans; they are there
by His command, as it says in Proverbs 8:29 and also in the book of Job.

Job 38:11

11) And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall
thy proud waves be stayed? (KJV)

11when I said, This far you may come and no farther; here is where your
proud waves halt? (NIV)

38:11 And said, So far you may come, and no farther; and here the pride
of your waves will be stopped? (BBE)

According to Proverbs 8:31, the most delightful thing God created was
man. After God added the animals, He then made the height of His
creation — man in His own image. God desired to have someone He could
fellowship with, so He started with Adam and Eve an
d has continued His
creation of man with each birth through the ages. He made you and me.
It delights His heart to commune with each of His children daily.

Prayer for the Day:

Dear Father, I am blessed today to be one of your children. I
appreciate Your handiwork in all that You have created. I stand in awe
that You made it all for mankind so that they might enjoy it and be
blessed in it. Thank you for the beauty of the mountains, the glorious
sunsets and the blue skies with those patches of little white clouds on
a nice day. Thank you that I have eyes to see all of Your great artistic
work in the creation of the earth. Lord, forgive me when I am tempted to
complain about anything. I really have nothing to complain about when I
have the Creator of the whole universe as my Father and friend. May I
be a good friend to You and serve You faithfully every day of my life.
Use me today to bless and help others. I ask for this in the name of
Jesus. Amen.

Keep each other in PrAyer and display HuMility. Have a BlEssed day and
stay ENcouraged.

God is Good All the Time!!!

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SONDAY TIMES

February15th, 2008 Vol. 2.8

LEGALISM IN THE BODY OF CHRIST TODAY!

What threatens our relationship with Christ more than anything else in the Church today? LEGALISM. It’s once again infiltrated the church, just as it did the Church in Colossi. Legalism causes destruction and will incapacitate a believer faster than any other sin. And yes, legalism is sin, because “everything that does not come from faith is sin” (Romans 14:23). Satan uses legalism to draw the Christian away from the grace of Christ. In Colossians 2:23 Paul says, “Such practices have indeed the outward appearance that popularly passes for wisdom, in promoting self-imposed rigor of devotion and delight in self-humiliation and severity of discipline of the body, but they are of no value in checking the indulgence of the flesh (the lower nature). Instead they do not honor God but serve only to indulge the flesh.”

In other words, while it may “look good” on the surface, religion does nothing to change the heart. And God is concerned with the believer’s heart. We do not pray, fast or give our money out of fear of the Lord; we give it because we honor the object of our affection – Jesus; we delight to do these things because we delight in Him, not because it makes us holy or earns us a “place in God.” If you take a look around at your Christian brothers and sisters, you’re going to see a lot of oppressed and depressed people. Jesus brought the Good News to set these captives free, not to enslave them to “works of the flesh.” We need to be demonstrating by the power of the Holy Spirit, the Good News that will set people free, that Christ died for them, so they might have a place in Him – totally free. Paul also said, “Wake up out of your sleep; for salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11). Christians need to be told “you’ve got Jesus, you’ve got what it takes.” You’ve got what it takes to succeed, to win this battle, to make it to the finish line. Jesus did it all at Calvary and is simply waiting for the man or woman of God to come to him in faith. For it is faith that moves God, not works.

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Pastor Tom’s quote of the week, “Fear knocked at the door, faith answered, and no one was there.”

Missions Conference 2008 – We’re getting excited about the wonderful guests at this year’s Mission Conference hosted by The Lord’s Glory Church beginning April 23rd, 2008. Be sure to watch. Services will be held day and evening. Check back for times and speakers.

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Tuesday Primary Results

Hawaii, Washington and Wisconsin each held primary events on Tuesday, with John McCain and Barack Obama coming out winners. Both won in Wisconsin, while the single-party events in Washington (REP) and Hawaii (DEM) continued each candidate’s primary success.

Since “Super Tuesday”, McCain has emerged as the clear leader on the Republican side. Based on the amount of delegates remaining to be won, Mike Huckabee cannot reach the number needed to win the nomination. On the Democratic side, Obama’s wins inched him further ahead of Hillary Clinton, who is hoping for wins in the Texas and Ohio primaries on March 4 to reclaim the lead.

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Democrats, President Clash Over FISA Extension

President Bush and House Democrats are at odds over the revision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Democrats wanted to pass a temporary extension of the version passed last year (which expired February 15) so the House would have time to put together a permanent version. The President stated that he would reject any temporary measure, and said that Congress should send him a permanent bill to sign. Bush has requested broader authority to conduct warrantless wiretapping and immunity for telecommunications companies that helped the government in its wiretapping efforts.

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Castro Resigns as Cuban President

Fidel Castro has announced his resignation as Cuba’s President, a position he has held since 1959. Cuba’s National Assembly will meet Sunday to select a new leader. President Bush has said that he hopes Cuba can now begin the transition to a democratic form of government. What are your thoughts on the future of relations between the United States and Cuba?
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Beef Recall

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