Tag Archives: receiving from God

Childlike Faith; September 3, 2021


Luke 18:17 “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” This is a famous statement by Jesus, but the question arises, how does a child receive … Continue reading

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Receiving from God; August 22, 2021


Luke 3:21-22 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: … Continue reading

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Group Prayer; August 20, 2021


Luke 1:10-11 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. I don’t … Continue reading

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Blessings; February 17, 2021


Jeremiah 31:14 “I will satisfy the priests with abundance, and my people will be filled with my bounty,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah is known as “the weeping prophet” because of various prophecies of woe as well as the whole book … Continue reading

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Pastoral Income; January 18, 2021


Leviticus 23:20 The priest is to wave the two lambs before the Lord as a wave offering, together with the bread of the firstfruits. They are a sacred offering to the Lord for the priest. I had known it as … Continue reading

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Knowledge of the Kingdom; July 21, 2020


Matthew 13:11-12 He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even … Continue reading

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Trusting God; July 9, 2020


Zechariah 11:16 For I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land who will not care for the lost, or seek the young, or heal the injured, or feed the healthy, but will eat the meat of the … Continue reading

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Faith; April 13, 2020


Luke 24:25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!” This doesn’t seem very politically correct to us, but it was spoken in love. That’s a good … Continue reading

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Choices; March 22, 2020


2 Thessalonians 2:10 They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. The Japanese translation of this verse has an interesting slant: “They did not receive the love of the truth [needed] to be saved.” God … Continue reading

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God’s Invitation; November 9, 2019


Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy … Continue reading

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