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Feed your mind with Scripture - Colossians 3:16

Colossians 3:16a Let the word of the Anointed One richly inhabit your lives. With all wisdom teach, counsel, and instruct one another.
When I study Scripture and give it the time and reverence that it deserves, my mind is clear regardless of the circumstances. Pastors and teachers always tell us this, but it's one of those disciplines that you have to try so you can understand. 
The wicked prince of the air and your own weaknesses will battle for control of your life and time. You can wage a better battle when you know the Scriptures that rebuke evil. 
You can also help your children, friends and family in their time of need when you quote Scriptures that give insight to life's many twists and turns. 
A friend who's very ill recently sent me a text just as I sent her a Scripture that she very much needed in the moment! That's the work of God through us. 

Many times when I'm deep in study, God will answer a question I have or provide insight into a topic I've been stu…

Evil is real and there will be no peace.

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Revelation 12:9 The huge serpent was thrown down. That ancient snake, named Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, was thrown down to earth. Its angels were thrown down with it. 

The devil and his minions lurk around every corner. I've read these Scriptures so many times (I mark my Bible to track), but today these Scriptures jumped out at me with an urgency.  Not only do we fight spiritual battles, but today we are seeing unprecedented evil play out ALL OVER THE WORLD - person to person and country to country – secular – religious, etc. We watch it on TV or see it on the internet all the time!  
Don't keep your love and peace blinders on so tight that you fail to see reality. Educate yourself about those who challenge God's authority. Don't be inclusive of those who would snare your good heart in an instant. Beware of false religions, prophets and lukewarm preachers! 
1 John 4:2-3  This is how you can recognize God’s Spirit: Every person who declares that Jesus Ch…

A taste of kingdom come on earth

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A taste of kingdom come on Earth

At 3:15 a.m. the power of  one loud and unexpected thunderbolt awakened me. It happened in an instant, and it rattled my world for the next hour as I monitored conditions as part of my after hour job duties. 
The powerful thunder ushered in a serene rain. In the morning, fall temperatures finally arrived to make themselves at home for a few months. Everything looked so calm and beautiful. 
I saw a taste of how it will be when Jesus comes in the clouds!
1 Thessalonians 4:16 On that day, with a command that thunders into the world, with a voice of a chief heavenly messenger, and with a blast of God’s trumpet, the Lord Himself will descend from heaven; and all those who died in the Anointed One, our Liberating King, will rise from the dead first. 
 In a flash everything will change! 

Life as we know it will cease to exist. 

Everything will be renewed and we will see the face of our beloved Savior!

Come, Lord, come!