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God said, "I've taken a good, long look at the affliction of my people in Egypt. I've heard their cries for deliverance from their slave masters; I know all about their pain. And now I have come down to help them, pry them loose from the grip of Egypt, get them out of that country and bring them to a good land with wide-open spaces, a land lush with milk and honey, the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
   "The Israelite cry for help

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   Amalek came and fought Israel at Rephidim. Moses ordered Joshua: "Select some men for us and go out and fight Amalek. Tomorrow I will take my stand on top of the hill holding God's staff."
  Joshua did what Moses ordered in order to fight Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. It turned out that whenever Moses raised his hands, Israel was winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, Amalek was winning. But Moses' hands got tired. So they got a stone and set it under
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  Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."  Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,  the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the t
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It is hard to explain what I lost when my father died. It is even more difficult to explain how much of him remains with me, even five years after his death.

As with many women, my father’s influence remains an enduring force in my life. For some of my friends, it’s a scar that threatens relationships and self-worth.

But I am one of the lucky ones.

For me, my father’s love continues to give me courage and confidence even without his physical presence. I have somehow l

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34 Things A Righteous Woman Does

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by Tonja Taylor  

Although I am sure there are more, here are 34 things the LORD showed me that a Righteous Woman (a righteous bride, a daughter of Yahweh, the King of kings) does:

  1. Refreshes others by sharing the goodness of God with them in the way she lives, what she says, and what she does and doesn’t do, according to His Word 

  2. Reveals the Truth to others--first by living it, then by speaking it or other means, as the LORD leads

  3. Rejects falsehood

  4. Returns to the LORD and helps others to

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What is worship to you? Does your definition of worship match Yahweh’s? Is worship about your relationship with Yah or is it a show or program. Is it time for you to display your skills and talents? Do you go through a set routine or do you allow the Holy Spirit to have his way? What is worship to you? In this passage, Jesus changes man's concept and approach to worship.

John 4:15-24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

15 The woman *said to Him, “[a]Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thir

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God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon's scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God's Word. We can't get away from it—no matter what.
-Hebrews 4:12
The Word of God packs more heat than any automatic weapon ever could.  As a Christian, The Word of God aka The Bible is your First Last and Greatest Line of Defense!  Through the reading of God's Word you learn
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So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticki
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The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
-A.W. Tozer


As the quote above suggests, it is through reading understanding and obeying The Word of God that we grow and develop as followers of Christ.  This is not something we should occasionally do, it should be the foundation and fabric of our lives. 
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Daily Devotional: Fly Away!

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Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;
hear me and answer me.My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
 at the voice of the enemy at the stares of the wicked;
 for they bring down suffering upon me and revile me in their anger.
My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me.
Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.
I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
       I would fly away and be at rest-
-Psalm 55:1-6
 
 
  Ever felt like that?  We
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See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,   Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
                     -Ephesians 5:15-16


There are a lot of things going on these days, most of them designed to distract us and to put it bluntly, if allowed many of these things will allow us to entertain ourselves to death!  It's time we wake up and smell the "spiritual coffee" that's brewing.  God has given us much...and to whom much is given, much is required.  Don't be mind
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WIN! God Doesn't Make Sense

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YOU HAVE EVERYTHING INSIDE OF YOU TO WIN! Are you sick of hearing those words without a map for HOW, a navigation system for WHERE, or a smart phone app for WHEN? Consider Skylar Kierra Diggins, third pick for the 2013 WNBA draft. While she may not appear how you expect her to, she was chosen. Not only was she chosen; there's more behind her beauty, brilliance, and boldness than you would know. She is literally "changing the game", as a star basketball player.

Skylar Kierra Diggins is nicked n

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Daily Devotional: Upside Down!

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 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are  folly to him, and  he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.  1 Corinthians 2:14

   I read the testimony of a scientist once, he was at the top of his field and had made many discoveries.  He admitted that he was on a quest to use science as a means to prove that God didn't exist, but a funny thing happened along the way.  The more and more evidence he gathered the more and mor
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...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.   -Psalm 30:5



We all cry sometimes (if we are honest) We all have moments in our lives that seem dark and stormy, but like the faithful sunrise, morning comes and the Joy of The Lord strengthens and picks us up, sometimes to the point that we even forget what we were weeping about. God is always faithful and His Joy is our strength. When the storms come, don't fret just hold on and look to the horizon cause joy is coming in
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Daily Devotional: Don't Trip!!

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   These are all warning markers—danger!—in our history books, written down so that we don't repeat their mistakes. Our positions in the story are parallel—they at the beginning, we at the end—and we are just as capable of messing it up as they were. Don't be so naive and self-confident. You're not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self-confidence; it's useless. Cultivate God-confidence.

 No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the cou

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Hey Family,

How's life treatin ya? I hope that each and every one of you is walking on God's Grace and Favor.

I'm not in the office today, but I still wanted to post a few lines to encourage you today.

I was just thinking about the homie Lazarus, you know that cat that Jesus called back to life. I was just wondering what his life was like after being revived...I mean, he had seen it all...he had even experienced death...but more importantly he had experienced the Greatness of God through Hi

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Generous in love—God, 
give grace! Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record.
   Scrub away my guilt,
      soak out my sins in your laundry.
   I know how bad I've been;
      my sins are staring me down.

 You're the One I've violated, and you've seen
      it all, seen the full extent of my evil.
   You have all the facts before you;
      whatever you decide about me is fair.
   I've been out of step with you for a long time,
      in the wrong since before I was born.
   What you're after is tr
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Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that's in you, love him with all you've got!
-Deuteronomy 6:5


Love The Lord with everything you have in you! Modern Day Translation GO HARD!!!!!

Today's Challenge: It's All Out or Fall Out Time Homies and  Homettes! No more trying to "love" God and still be cool with the things He hates! Either Love Him...or Leave Him Alone! Can You Dig It?!
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by Olawale Ogunsola  

"And Rebecca lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the Camel." Gen 24:64. King James Version (KJV).


To alight is to descend from a train, bus, or other forms of transport. In ancient times, animals were used as a form of transport. At the time, only those who were comfortable and were able to afford to buy it and had as many as they could afford. Such people are in their own different classes.


An ass or camel was a common means of transport in cer

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