The Word of the Lord came to me.

Zechariah 5:1-8:23; Jude 1-25; Psalm 139:17-24  Again and again, in Zechariah, we find the phrase, “the Word of the Lord (Almighty) came to me” (Zechariah 6:9; Zechariah 7, verses 1,4 and 8). Another recurring phrase, with similar meaning, is “This is what the Lord (Almighty) says” (Zechariah 6:12; Zechariah 8: verses 3 and 4, verses …

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How Are We Listening To God’s Word?

"When Herod listened to John, he would become very disturbed, and yet he liked to listen to him" (Mark 6:20). There are people who like to listen to God's Word, but they refuse to be changed by God's Word. Listening to God's Word is of no value, if it doesn't lead to being changed by …

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What the Spirit says to the churches

“What the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22). What does the Spirit say to the churches? He speaks the words of Christ, the risen Lord.  * We need the Spirit: “Be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18).  * We need the Scriptures: “Let the word of Christ dwell among you richly” (Colossians 3:16). To His enemies, …

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Learning from the prophets and apostles… Saved by Jesus Christ, our Saviour

"You are ... 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone" (Ephesians 2:19-20).  We give thanks to God for the prophets and the apostles. In their own day, they were faithful servants of the Lord. In our day, their words continue to speak to us with power and love. We …

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There is a great difference between the people of God and worldly people!

Genesis 35:16-36:43 Here - there are many names. We focus attention on the difference between the two brothers - Jacob and Esau. "Esau went to a land far away from his brother Jacob" (6). The explanation for Esau's move away from Canaan is given in verse 7 - "For their possessions were too many for …

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May Christ’s ‘perfect love drive out our fear.’

‘There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!’ (Proverbs 26:13). This, Lord, is the voice of fear speaking. Give to us the voice of faith – ‘I believed, and so I spoke’ (2 Corinthians 4:13). When ‘the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour’, he can fill us with …

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