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Let's Continue Seeking the Lord

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"Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD"... -Hosea 6:3How important it is to continuously pursue the knowledge of the LORD.  In 2016 let us continue to seek Him wholeheartedly, without compromise.

Let us knowHim this year. Second by second. Minute by minute. Hour by hour. Day by day. 24/7. Let us rejoice in Him. Let us pray without ceasing. Let us give thanks in everything for it is His will1.

Let us pursueHim. Pursue denotes the basic action of one object or person adhering or clinging to another2.Let's be that person who adheres and clings to Him every single day. Let us seek Him before anything else so that all other things will fall into place3.

Knowledge of the Lord... The word knowledge means the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association4. Let us become familiarized with His Word and experience Him through fellowship. Let us daily connect with Him that our relationship with Him may become strong.

Noti…

Let's Continue Seeking the Lord

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"Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD"... -Hosea 6:3 How important it is to continuously pursue the knowledge of the LORD.  In 2016 let us continue to seek Him wholeheartedly, without compromise.

Let us knowHim this year. Second by second. Minute by minute. Hour by hour. Day by day. 24/7. Let us rejoice in Him. Let us pray without ceasing. Let us give thanks in everything for it is His will1.

Let us pursueHim. Pursue denotes the basic action of one object or person adhering or clinging to another2.Let's be that person who adheres and clings to Him every single day. Let us seek Him before anything else so that all other things will fall into place3.

Knowledge of the Lord... The word knowledge means the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association4. Let us become familiarized with His Word and experience Him through fellowship. Let us daily connect with Him that our relationship with Him may become strong.

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What Happens After You Become "Born Again?"

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After becoming born again, God's Word - the Bible says that you become a new creation in Christ.Everything from your past, the old things, the baggage, the sin, the nonsense and so on passes away. All of it becomes dead and all things become new.1
Remember that regeneration that happens to a person when one becomes born again?2 The above is part of that, and all of it happens at once.

So now you have confessed your sins to God and He has forgiven you. You've accepted Jesus as your Saviour. You are born again and all things are new.
Are you going to feel different? Some people do. Some people don't.Some people do not feel anything after they become born again, and that's ok. It's not about feelings. (That is very very important to know and abide by.) It's all about His forgiveness and salvation in Christ, not feelings.

On the contrary, some people do feel God's presence right away sometimes right at that moment of conversion. That's ok also and believe me it…

What Happens After You Become "Born Again?"

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After becoming born again, God's Word - the Bible says that you become a new creation in Christ.Everything from your past, the old things, the baggage, the sin, the nonsense and so on passes away. All of it becomes dead and all things become new.1
Remember that regeneration that happens to a person when one becomes born again?2 The above is part of that, and all of it happens at once.

So now you have confessed your sins to God and He has forgiven you. You've accepted Jesus as your Saviour. You are born again and all things are new.
Are you going to feel different? Some people do. Some people don't. Some people do not feel anything after they become born again, and that's ok. It's not about feelings. (That is very very important to know and abide by.) It's all about His forgiveness and salvation in Christ, not feelings.

On the contrary, some people do feel God's presence right away sometimes right at that moment of conversion. That's ok also and believe …

What Does It Mean To Become "Born Again"

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Have you ever heard anyone talk about becoming born again? Have you ever wondered what it means to become born again?
In the book of John (chapter 3 specifically), a story is told of a man by the name of Nicodemus who was a Pharisee and ruler of the Jews1.
This man came to Jesus one night and commented to Him that he and others knew He was a teacher whom God had sent. They knew this because they had seen what Jesus had been doing amongst them and no other could do those things unless they were sent from God2.
Nicodemus knew in his heart that Jesus had been sent from God and wanted to know more about Him. Have you ever wondered the same?
After Nicodemus stated his comment, Jesus straightway told him,
"unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God3." (Jesus did not offer any explanations nor long stories, but instead went right to the point.)

After Jesus said this, Nicodemus asked Jesus a valid question,
"How can a man be born when he is old. Can he enter a second t…

What Does It Mean To Become "Born Again"

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Have you ever heard anyone talk about becoming born again? Have you ever wondered what it means to become born again?
In the book of John (chapter 3 specifically), a story is told of a man by the name of Nicodemus who was a Pharisee and ruler of the Jews1.
This man came to Jesus one night and commented to Him that he and others knew He was a teacher whom God had sent. They knew this because they had seen what Jesus had been doing amongst them and no other could do those things unless they were sent from God2.
Nicodemus knew in his heart that Jesus had been sent from God and wanted to know more about Him. Have you ever wondered the same?
After Nicodemus stated his comment, Jesus straightway told him,
"unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God3."  (Jesus did not offer any explanations nor long stories, but instead went right to the point.)

After Jesus said this, Nicodemus asked Jesus a valid question,
"How can a man be born when he is old. Can he enter a…

SB Active Shooter. Should We Fear Man?

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"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." -Matthew 10:28 NKJV
Today there was an "active shooting" about one mile away from where I work. At first, one siren went by. Then, another went by and another and so the sirens kept passing by for almost fifteen minutes. 
The sirens were coming from ambulances, police cars, SWAT team personnel and who knows what else.
They were all going to the scene where the active shooter massacre took place. At the end fourteen people were dead and countless others were wounded. 
It was pretty incredible to witness this event. As the day went by, the news put forth many reports regarding what had taken place. I was amazed at what had happened so close to home. I never thought it would happen so near.
This made me think about the people affected their families and others. When I thought of the possibility that it could have been one of my family m…

SB Active Shooter. Should We Fear Man?

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"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." -Matthew 10:28 NKJV
Today there was an "active shooting" about one mile away from where I work. At first, one siren went by. Then, another went by and another and so the sirens kept passing by for almost fifteen minutes. 
The sirens were coming from ambulances, police cars, SWAT team personnel and who knows what else.
They were all going to the scene where the active shooter massacre took place. At the end fourteen people were dead and countless others were wounded. 
It was pretty incredible to witness this event. As the day went by, the news put forth many reports regarding what had taken place. I was amazed at what had happened so close to home. I never thought it would happen so near.
This made me think about the people affected their families and others. When I thought of the possibility that it could have been one of my fa…

Understanding the Fear of the Lord

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"Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God"
-Proverbs 2:5 NKJV
To fear the Lord does not mean to be afraid of the Lord. The word fear stands for high respect or reverence. Another definition for fear is, as we normally know it, is to be afraid or terrified of something. The latter is not the case when we are told to fear the Lord.
Earlier in Proverbs 2, it says that if we receive His words, treasure His commands, take them to heart, concentrate on understanding and call on Him for insight then we'll understand the fear of the Lord.
As you apply the aforementioned when reading through His Word: the Bible, you will notice that fear (terror of) as we normally know it actually goes away. And, that fear, is replaced by the other fear or utmost respect towards the Lord.
As you read His Word, you will notice that His love for you is great and He desires that you be blessed with His goodness. Yes, He is the one we want to fear (respect).
If you are n…

Understanding the Fear of the Lord

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"Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God"
-Proverbs 2:5 NKJV
To fear the Lord does not mean to be afraid of the Lord. The word fear stands for high respect or reverence. Another definition for fear is, as we normally know it, is to be afraid or terrified of something. The latter is not the case when we are told to fear the Lord.
Earlier in Proverbs 2, it says that if we receive His words, treasure His commands, take them to heart, concentrate on understanding and call on Him for insight then we'll understand the fear of the Lord.
As you apply the aforementioned when reading through His Word: the Bible, you will notice that fear (terror of) as we normally know it actually goes away. And, that fear, is replaced by the other fear or utmost respect towards the Lord.
As you read His Word, you will notice that His love for you is great and He desires that you be blessed with His goodness. Yes, He is the one we want to fear (respect).
If you…