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Archive for November 2016

“the first and the last”

November 29, 2016

When writing to the seven churches, Jesus said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Revelation 22:13; 1:8, 17; 2:8; 21:6). Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet, and Omega is the last – at the beginning and the end.  These contrasting extremes […]

“He who overcomes”

November 25, 2016

When writing to the seven churches of Asia, to each of them Jesus said, “He who overcomes…” (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 26; 3:5, 12, 21). Before you can overcome, there must first be something to overcome.  Each of the churches did have something to overcome – a lack of love, testing or tribulation, false teaching, […]

“He who has an ear”

November 22, 2016

When writing to the seven churches of Asia, at the end of each personal message Jesus said, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22). Jesus’ messages to the seven churches are not just for the seven churches.  They are […]

“I know your tribulation”

November 17, 2016

When writing to the church in Smyrna, Jesus said, “I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.” (Revelation 2:9). You may feel at times like God does not know what you are suffering, […]

“I know your works”

November 15, 2016

When writing to the seven churches of Asia, Jesus repeatedly said, “I know your works,…” (Revelation 2:2, 19; 3:1, 8, 15). Do you ever feel like your good works go unnoticed and unappreciated?  They don’t with Jesus.  Just as with the seven churches, He sees everything you do.  When your works are good you can […]

“power is perfected in weakness”

November 13, 2016

When Paul prayed for his “thorn in the flesh” to be taken away, Jesus said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Our power is perfected by God when we confess our weakness on our own.  What we cannot do through our own weakness we can mightily […]

“My grace is sufficient for you”

November 10, 2016

When Paul prayed for his “thorn in the flesh” to be taken away, Jesus said, “My grace is sufficient for you,…” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Do you feel that Jesus’ grace is sufficient for you?  Are you content with the rich blessings He adds to your life?  Like Paul you will have your own “thorns” throughout […]

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

November 8, 2016

Paul said that Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35).  When did Jesus say this?  It is not recorded in the Gospels, but He did/said much that is not recorded (John 21:25). Jesus’ life demonstrated the blessedness of giving, including His life itself.  Learn how to give like Jesus, […]

“Do not be afraid… I am with you”

November 3, 2016

While Paul was in Corinth, Jesus said to him by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city.” (Acts 18:9-10). The Jews […]

“It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”

November 1, 2016

When He appeared to Saul on the road to Damascus, Jesus said, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?  It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” (Acts 26:14; 9:4). A goad is a spiked stick used for driving an animal.  If the animal resists and kicks back against the stick, it receives […]