Monday, December 17, 2018

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'There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.' (Psalms 91:10-11)

'How sad when people — even believers — lose contact with the presence of the Lord who is always with us. How tragic when they can no longer see the hand of God at work in their lives and are overwhelmed by despair. Thinking that nobody cares for them or is looking out for them, they try walking alone through the dark valleys of this world and are overwhelmed. The sad statistics reveal that more and more people are committing suicide, taking matters into their own hands.' (Rexella Van Impe)

Hope is the state, which promotes the belief in a good outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Hope is the "feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best" or the act of "looking forward to something with desire and reasonable confidence" or "feeling that something desired may happen".

Other definitions are "to cherish a desire with anticipation"; "to desire with expectation of obtainment"; or "to expect with confidence".  In the English language the word can be used as either a noun or a verb, although hope as a concept has a similar meaning in either use.

“O Lord, You alone are my hope.” Psalm 71:5 

'Now when he (Jesus) had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.' (Luke 5:4) 

'Great things will happen only as we launch forward in our service to Christ. Without Spirit-led, Spirit-filled action, our lives and ministries will become spiritually stagnant. Like Peter’s disappointing night of fishing, our attempts to serve the Lord in our strength will yield empty nets every time. As we heed Christ’s commands, however, we will experience miracles made possible only by the hand of God. Are you ready to launch out?' -- (Dr. Paul Chappell)

'O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.' (Psalms 119:97-99) -- 'Meditation implies more than careful thought about God’s Word; it implies an objective for such thought – the intentional application of the conclusions of biblical meditation to one’s life and practice.' (Dr. Sam Horn)

'For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.' (Psalms 84:10) -- "Society's emphasis these days seems to center on prestige and power with little or no concern over the moral, ethical, or spiritual damages that pursuit could cause. The Bible explains fame, power, and prestige differently." (Jim Kraus)

'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? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?' --I Corinthians 3:1-4


"During a meeting in California, I preached a message entitled 'How Saved People Can Become Christians.' The title upset a Christian school principal, and he accused me of preaching heresy while asserting that saved people were already Christians. Unfortunately, he missed the whole point of my message." (Dr. Les Ollila)