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  • Thinking of heaven and pressing on

    -Christian, meditate much on heaven, it will help thee to press on, and to forget the toil of the way. This vale of tears is but the pathway to the better country: this world of woe is but the stepping-stone to a world of bliss. CHARLES SPURGEON

    Ps 16:11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
    Ps 27:13-14 (Amp) [What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living! 14 Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.
    Rom 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
    Col 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
    2 Cor 4:17-18 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
    1 Cor 2:9-10 However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
    Phil 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
    Col 1:12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
    1 Pet 1:3-7 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
    Phil 3:13-14 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
    1 Pet 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.


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    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...71#post2426571
    721. Our light and temporary troubles, compared to our glorious future with the Lord
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...89#post2479289
    732. Our blessed hope: diminishing our burdens
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...56#post2483656
    746. Looking forward to heaven: encouragement for troubling times
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...74#post2485774
    816. That which waits over the horizon
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...30#post2498630
    860. Heaven: unsurpassed joy
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...46#post2505646
    1013. For those who are suffering
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...01#post2530701
    1424. Heaven shall make amends for all
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...19#post2591919
    1525. Children of tomorrow
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...72#post2600072
    1687. Death: the funeral of all our sorrows
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...60#post2613460

    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    • Priorities: Finding a way or finding an excuse

      -If something is really important to you, you will find a way. If it is not important, you will find an excuse. UNK

      John 9:4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
      Eph 5:15-16 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
      Col 4:5-6 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
      Is 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
      Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
      Gal 6:9-10 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.


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      http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...03#post2453803
      574. Being filled with the Spirit
      http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...32#post2454232
      869. Difficulties vs. opportunities
      http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...34#post2507134
      1145. Making the most of every opportunity
      http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...74#post2553574
      1158. Encouragement for those who feel led to pursue a daunting task for the Lord
      http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...77#post2555677
      1303. Priorities
      http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...65#post2579865
      1488. Grabbing opportunities while we can
      http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...70#post2597770
      1556. What have I traded for today?
      http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...55#post2602155

      Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

      "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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      • Quotes from Honest Abe

        -It is the duty of nations as well as of men to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon. ABRAHAM LINCOLN

        Ps 112:6b . . . a righteous man will be remembered forever.
        Prov 8:6 “Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.”
        Luke 16:10a Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much . . .
        John 7:18 He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
        John 12:26 “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.”
        2 Cor 8:21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men.


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        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...68#post2303168
        73. [Those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord]
        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...96#post2315496
        197. Great endeavors
        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...87#post2359787
        242. Speaking up
        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...50#post2375550
        272. [America: receiving the choicest bounties of Heaven, yet still forgetting God]
        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...45#post2384845
        524. Can't fool all the people all the time
        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...79#post2443079
        583. A few ways to help us recognize a person's TRUE character
        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...51#post2456351
        910. An effective way to “get rid of” enemies
        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...74#post2513174
        1138. Mothers
        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...64#post2552164
        1200. Not that long ago.....
        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...24#post2562624
        1793. Choosing the right side: God's side
        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...64#post2623264

        Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

        "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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        • Just for Fun

          -Love may not make the world spin around, but it certainly makes a lot of people dizzy. UNK


          Tommy Roe – Dizzy

          Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

          "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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          • Thanks to my parents (they graduated HS in '69 and '70) I grew up on that kind of music.


            Lyrics from "All I Have is Christ" by Bob and Jordan Kauflin
            Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
            And live so all might see
            The strength to follow Your commands
            Could never come from me
            Oh Father, use my ransomed life
            In any way You choose
            And let my song forever be
            My only boast is You

            Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
            Hallelujah! Jesus is my life
            Isaiah 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

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            • Wishing4-Tommy Roe's "Dizzy" and "Sweet Pea" were among my favorite songs when I was a teen.
              - - - -
              Those who truly love the Lord are also better able to love their loved ones

              -When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. C.S. LEWIS

              1 Cor 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
              1 Pet 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
              1 Cor 16:14 Do everything in love.
              Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
              Eph 4:2-3 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
              1 John 4:7-12 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
              Rom 12:9-10 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
              1 Thes 3:12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.


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              1028. Preparing for Valentine's Day.....
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              1031. [Love is more of a verb than a noun]
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              1035. Miscellaneous quotes on love
              http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...13#post2535013
              1130. Do everything in love
              http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...89#post2550689
              1431. Love and sympathy: no translator needed
              http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...91#post2592591
              1432. [John 3:16 as a Valentine]
              http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...37#post2592637
              1498. Love is…..wishing the best for loved ones
              http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...95#post2598795
              1693. Love is patient
              http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...14#post2614314

              Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

              "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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              • A nautical take on being “in the world but not of the world”

                -Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink. D.L. MOODY

                John 17:14-16 “I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.”
                John 15:19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
                1 Pet 2:11 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
                James 4:4b . . . Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
                1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
                Rom 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
                Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
                Eph 4:14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.
                James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
                2 Pet 1:3-4 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
                Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
                1 Tim 1:19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.
                1 Cor 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.


                Related post:
                1055. Teaching eternal truth vs. accommodating the world’s sinking standards
                http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...91#post2538391

                Note: for a related article, see Got Questions for "How can believers be in the world, but not of the world?"
                https://www.gotquestions.org/in-but-not-of-world.html

                Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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                • A fringe benefit to spreading happiness

                  -The best feeling of happiness is when you’re happy because you’ve made somebody else happy. UNK

                  Acts 20:35 "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
                  Prov 11:24-25 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
                  Gal 6:9-10 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
                  1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
                  2 Cor 8:7-11 But just as you excel in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us --see that you also excel in this grace of giving. I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. And here is my advice about what is best for you in this matter: Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.
                  1 Tim 6:17-19 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
                  Heb 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.


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                  1038. The Peace Prayer
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                  1388. Spreading sunshine
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                  Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                  "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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                  • Those who bless Israel will be blessed

                    -There are many Christians who do not believe Israel is Israel and Jerusalem is Jerusalem. Some believe that Christians replaced Jews as God’s chosen people. Others believe that the Israel spoken of in the Bible is a spiritual one. And there are many supersessionist beliefs in between them. But if you believe that the Bible is the infallible and inerrant word of God, then Israel is Israel-historically, physically and prophetically.

                    The promise in the unconditional, one-way Abrahamic Covenant is that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed. This is repeated throughout the prophets even unto the end of days. The sea-change in foreign policy by the Trump Administration toward Israel marks a great day for America. BILL WILSON*

                    Gen 15:18-21 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
                    Gen 17:7-8 “I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”
                    Gen 26:4-5 “I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws.”
                    Gen 35:10-12 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob, but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.” So he named him Israel. And God said to him, “I am God Almighty; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will come from your body. The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.”
                    Deut 7:6 For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
                    Deut 10:14-15 To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. Yet the LORD set his affection on your forefathers and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations, as it is today.
                    2 Chr 6:5-6 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
                    Ps 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
                    Is 65:9 “I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah those who will possess my mountains; my chosen people will inherit them, and there will my servants live.”
                    Rom 9:4-5 the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.
                    Ezek 39:27 “When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will show myself holy through them in the sight of many nations.”
                    Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.


                    Related posts:

                    1058. Israel will stand!
                    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...85#post2539085
                    1813. Israel’s God-given right to exist
                    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...35#post2624835

                    *From his new article, “A Great Day for America,” at http://www.raptureready.com/2017/02/...y-bill-wilson/

                    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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                    • The American way

                      -Pray a little more, work a little harder, save, wait, be patient and, most of all, live within our means. That's the American way. MIKE HUCKABEE

                      James 5:16b The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
                      1 Thes 4:11-12 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
                      Prov 22:7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
                      Rom 13:8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.
                      Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
                      Phil 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.


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                      http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...37#post2436637
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                      1077. The present well seen to
                      http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1806...89#post2542589

                      Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                      "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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                      • Happy Presidents’ Day!
                        - - - - -
                        Washington’s hope and trust that his soldiers would be good Christians


                        -The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country. GEORGE WASHINGTON

                        Ps 33:12a Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD . . .
                        Neh 4:14 After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”
                        Prov 14:34a Righteousness exalts a nation . . .


                        Related post:
                        Presidential Quotes
                        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1922...99#post2464099

                        Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                        "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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                        • A good thing: To keep on asking if we're on HIS side

                          -America was founded by people who believed that God was their rock of safety. I recognize we must be cautious in claiming that God is on our side, but I think it's all right to keep asking if we're on His side. RONALD REAGAN

                          Ps 18:2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
                          Matt 12:30 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.”
                          Ps 1:1-2 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
                          Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
                          Ps 86:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
                          1 Thes 5:21-22 Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.
                          Lam 3:40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.
                          Ps 119:1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
                          Ps 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.


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                          Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                          "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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                          • Trustworthy: Celebrating Washington, Lincoln and all others who uphold the Constitution

                            -The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon. GEORGE WASHINGTON
                            -Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals. GEORGE WASHINGTON
                            -We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. ABRAHAM LINCOLN

                            Ex 18:21 “But select capable men from all the people--men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain--and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.”
                            Prov 29:2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.
                            Eccl 10:2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.


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                            Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                            "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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                            • Living in accordance with the Spirit

                              -There is one qualification that proves we're filled with the Holy Ghost and that's we live a holy life. LEONARD RAVENHILL

                              Rom 8:5-11 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
                              Luke 11:11-13 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
                              John 14:16-17 "And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever--the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you."
                              Acts 2:38-39 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
                              Gal 5:16 I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
                              Gal 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
                              Eph 5:18b-20 Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
                              Titus 3:5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
                              1 Cor 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
                              2 Cor 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.


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                              Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                              "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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                              • Nothing new: Alienating the flock by ignoring the Bible and the evidence

                                -The Church says that the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church. FERDINAND MAGELLAN (c. 1480-1521)

                                -Prejudice, which sees what it pleases, cannot see what is plain. AUBREY DE VERE

                                Is 40:21-22 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded?22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
                                Rom 1:18-20 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
                                2 Tim 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.


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                                Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                                "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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