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The Eye Is The Lamp Of The Body

November 7th, 2012 1 comment

The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

Luke 11:34-36

The eye is the lamp of the body.  Not an eye, but the eye.  Not the hand, not the tongue, but the eye.  Specifically, it is the eye that is the organ that illuminates the man.

Specifically, when the eye is set correctly, the entire body is filled with light.  This means the solution to being fully illuminated is not in the performance of a thing, nor in the individual execution of any deed, but solely based upon the focus, or gaze of an individual.

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The Small Way

July 12th, 2012 No comments

For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Matthew 7:14

I think one of the hardest walks is the walk of Faith and Life in the Gospel, and yet, light and easy at the same time.

The walk is one by the Spirit, and not by the flesh, and requires faith to walk it.  It requires a hatred and a crucifixion of everything of this life, but when done as a response to a revelation, it is always with joy.

But, he calls us to learn this way of His, and to call others to it.

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Fixed

April 5th, 2012 No comments

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

Psalm 27:4

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That Good Part

March 16th, 2012 No comments

Your light, Oh, Lord, fills my soul.  Your truth, permeates my being.

Lord, it is good to praise you, it is pleasant to meditate upon you.

My soul is consumed with longing for you.  In the watches of the night, the day, I long for you.  When can I go up to meditate upon you?

But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Luke 10:42

For Mary chose the one thing that was needful, simply to be at your feet.  She filled her mind with your thoughts, her soul with your presence, and her life with your good things.

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Just One Thing

January 11th, 2012 No comments

We have a model, a standard, a measure of perfection.  If ever we needed an absolute standard, it is today.  It isn’t found in an international standard of measures, nor is it found in a business formula, but it is found in a man, perfect, humble, and willing to die.

But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33 (portion)

There is no limit to what we have in God, but only in ourselves, when we find our lives not measuring up to the mountain we are trying to move with our mustard seed of faith, we need only look one place for the answer, within.  Jesus was never alone, He always had the Father.  He never, in the record of the Gospels, moved a literal mountain, because He never, apparently, saw the Father doing so.  But, equally important to remember in this day is, He could!

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Theology’s Leaven

January 3rd, 2012 No comments

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

Matthew 5:17-18

For too long, our theology has been laid out by theologians, and not by children.  Ask any eight-year old what it means that the Kingdom of Heaven is like leaven hidden in dough means, and they’ll tell you that it means, more or less, that the Kingdom of Heaven is like leaven!  It takes a real grown-up to tell you, after reading the words of Jesus, that the Kingdom of Heaven is anything other than what He just said it was.

What does the Kingdom resemble?  A little bit of yeast!  (Matthew 13:33).  What must we do to have life within ourselves?  Eat and drink His blood (John 6:53).  Simple, eh?

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All The Way

January 1st, 2012 No comments

Lord, I commit to you all the way.  No holding back, no part of this life which is over.

You said that I am crucified to this world, and that is what I am.  No part of this world is worthy of you, so I take nothing of it before you.  Into your hands, I commit my spirit.

There is nothing this world has to offer.  I hate it, with all of it’s corruption.  While I may be in it, I am not of it.  For I have died.  I am crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but it is Christ that lives in me.  The life I live, I live by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.  Galatians 2:20.

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You Will Find

November 13th, 2011 No comments

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7

This is part of the good news Jesus came to bring.  If we ask for it, He will bring it.  If we look for it, we will find it.  If we keep knocking at the door, eventually, it will open for us.  This is Kingdom 101 quite often, and, whether it is accepted as such or dismissed from there, it can often get little investigation later.  However, as with many of Jesus’ sayings, they apply to multiple levels.

For instance, take the phrase “Seek and you will find.”  This, of course, applies to the Kingdom of Heaven, to God the Father, and to Jesus.  This of course applies to answers and deliverances and other such burdens we offer towards heaven.  But, let’s look at this another way for a moment.

Jesus ministered on the Earth in the power of the Spirit.  The gifts were evident yet not on display.  The Spirit was present, and the gifts were promised, but the primary focus of the teaching was directed towards the Father’s will.

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The Way of Peace

November 9th, 2011 No comments

There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.  All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips.  Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.  Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways,  and the way of peace they do not know. There is no fear of God before their eyes.

Romans 3:10-18 (except leading phrase)

Jesus came to show us His way, the way of peace.  Peace is peace with God, with men, and within ourselves.  The peace of Christ surpasses all knowledge throughout all time and is the force that calms the storm.

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A Walk through the Sermon on the Mount

November 8th, 2011 No comments

Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying:

Matthew 5:1-2

When Jesus sat down on the mountain, He wasn’t just talking to them, He was talking to us.  What He was teaching was not just a good lesson, it was the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven.  What he showed was the perfect walk of faith, failures, a picture of what living the by Spirit looks like, how to communicate with God, why it is enough and we don’t need to fear, and the true nature of sons of the Kingdom.  Finally, He gave it’s guarantee.  Those who follow His instructions will stand.

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