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The Good News – Series, Prt 1

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  • What are the details in these verses?
    • I observe in this scripture that Isaiah the prophet is sharing about Yahweh’s Spirit and preaching the “Good News” to the humble. He is sharing that Yahweh sent him to proclaim the Good News of Yahweh and to proclaim Yahweh’s favor and to give them joy and praise that He may be glorified. The Good News is about Jesus coming to save God’s people.
The good news is about the living God overcoming all the powers of the world to establish His rule of justice and peace, on earth as in heaven. N.T. Wright, Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good
  • What is God’s word saying to me?
    • I find it amazing that Jesus is in and throughout the old testament. Discerning this in my reading will open my heart to God and the Gospel. Taking time from the daily grind and recharging by being in His word and listening to what it is saying will help me to be able to share the gospel with the lost and dead souls. I need to be available and not distracted by the world so that God can use me.

What about you? What do you observe in the scripture above? What do you discern God is saying to you in this scripture?

Prayer: Thank You, Yahweh, for Your word and speaking to me and those who read it. I pray that I and the readers of this will be open to hearing from Your word and helping us to apply what we learn to our lives and to be a vessel for You to reach out to the lost souls to bring them to You through sharing The Good News of the Gospel. I lift up our world leaders and pray that they will be proper leaders and not tyrants terrorizing the citizens. Thank You for Your blessings and promises in Your word. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Jesus, Our High Priest – D2

Hebrews 6:4-8 imagDay 2

Hebrews 6:4‭-‬8
Some people once had God’s light. They experienced the heavenly gift and shared in the Holy Spirit. They experienced the {goodness} of God’s word and the powers of the world to come. Yet, they have deserted Christ. They are crucifying the Son of God again and publicly disgracing him. Therefore, they cannot be led a second time to God. God blesses the earth. So rain often falls on it, and it produces useful crops for farmers. However, if the earth produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and in danger of being cursed. In the end, it will be burned.
Strong’s Number – G2570
Greek: καλός
Transliteration: kalos
Pronunciation: kal-os’
Definition: Of uncertain affinity; properly beautiful but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally) that is valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use and thus distinguished from G18 which is properly intrinsic): – X better fair-good (-ly) honest meet well worthy.
(This is the only translation I can find Strongs used) KJV Usage: good (83x), better (7x), honest (5x), meet (2x), goodly (2x), misc (3x).
Occurs: 102
In verses: 91
Good/Goodness is used 83X, goodly is used 2X.
In this scripture, it’s referring to the valuable or virtuous.
God’s word is most valuable to Christians because it’s our guide and instruction from God.
Basically, read the Bible. Respect God’s word. Live as Jesus lived while living as a human on Earth. I know that’s a tall order. However, His word tells us to be Christ-like. Hence, being a Christian. What else can you add here of how to apply this to your life?
Dear Abba Yah, I lift up myself and the readers of this blog. I pray that we can live up to Your standards and be godly Jesus followers. I pray that we can be the disciples You require of us. I thank You, in advance, for hearing and answering this prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Jesus, Our High Priest – D1

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Day 1


We have a warning against falling away from our faith.

Hebrews 6

1 So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God.
2 You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
3 And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding.
Basically, it’s time to grow up and get on with our maturity in Christ in our faith. It’s time to further our understanding of scripture and learn to grow in our faith. So, here we are.
To focus on a part of this scripture; basic teaching/principles:
Greek: ἀρχή
Transliteration: archē
Pronunciation: ar-khay’
Definition: From Strongs G756; (properly abstract) a commencement or (concrete) chief (in various applications of order time place or rank): – beginning corner (at the) first (estate) magistrate power principality principal rule.
KJV Usage: beginning (40x); [the strongs uses the KJV bible. I do not. I am unable to find it any other way.
The word principles is used 58 times in 56 verses.
Like a chief cornerstone… (Jesus is our chief cornerstone.)
Here are a few tips to get started:
  • 1st, open-up, and read God’s word. Spend time there. See what He has to say. For me, each time I read scripture, God shows me something I didn’t see or know before. Listen to the Holy Spirit speaking to your spirit. The scripture is never changing. However, there is always something to learn from it and to apply to our lives.
  • Next, spend quiet time praying and meditating over the Word and thanking God for your season of life. We’re all experiencing different seasons and stages of life.
  • Then, make sure to spend quality time in a Christian community with fellow brothers and sisters. Scripture tells us it’s beneficial for us and our growth. Without it, we become stagnant or stuck if you will.
  • Finally, make sure you attend a Christ-centered and Bible-believing, teaching church. That’s where you’ll find a community and your tribe. We all need a tribe. It helps us to be grounded in our faith. Without it, we rely too much on ourselves. We’re not capable of doing for ourselves what God does for us.
I postulate we’re to move forward and grow in maturity in our faith in Jesus Christ. The book of Hebrews in about Jesus being our High Priest. If we’re to be His disciples, we need to pull ourselves together and be about God’s business. When I say business, I am not speaking of making money and growing a business to sell stuff… I am referring to being in God’s will and helping people and sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s not about us. Everything in life should point to God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, [Our Triune God]. We need to have our vertical alignment aligned with God as the Lead. Everything else falls in line vertically. Like this:
  1. God
  2. Spouse
  3. Children
  4. Job/Career/Passion
  5. Everything else
Dear Father God, I lift up the readers and myself to You. I pray that each one of us will re-evaluate our walk with You. I pray that we pay attention to our maturity in Christ and our growth. Help us to see and live the way you need us to. Show us the Jesus is our High Priest and not man. You are awesome. I personally adore, honor, and glorify You. I thank You in advance for the honor of Your attention to our needs and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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