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Encouraging Thoughts

  1. Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven (Part two)

    Luke 11:52 [52] Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. "For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings." (Hosea 6:6). Jo b says, "Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways." (Job 21:14) Matthew 23:13 [13] But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven...
  2. The Key of David (Part One)

    Recently someone asked about the key of David which brought back memories of how God first intervened in my life. I'm hopeful we all have had personal moments where odd things, unexplainable moments take place. Maybe we hesitate in calling it a conversation with God where He answers...this was one of those. My memory was shot. Because of an illness I had forgotten how to drive across town to my mother-in-laws home where I had been countless times. In fact at one point we had lived in the old...
  3. Here I Am - Use Me

    For Your life to be seen through me, I’m desperate to know more of You. As I continue to surrender; Do what You desire to do. Let the fragrance that comes from my life, Flow from what You’re doing this day. As I continue to discover the truth - And I learn to walk more in Your way. Identifying those things of my will - And allowing Your work to be done. So that as I live out this life - Your will and my will - become one. And then I’ll walk in the fruit that does last - Reflecting You -...
  4. His Promise - True

    Acknowledging pain in this Mother’s heart While questions rise in my mind. At what crossroads, did they really depart? Truthful answers will I ever find? Oh, Lord what do You say to do while we heal? “Remember I’m redeemer and high tower Remember I lived and died, it was real Was all to include in this hour. Do you think there is one thing that I do not see? The terror, the doubt, and the tears? Finally, when you yield on bended knee It is then, I’ll redeem all the years. I’ll bring you...
  5. Restoring To Truths Way

    This is Prayoem #761 written and read by Judy Hicks This video is dedicated to Ilse Kleyn for her contributions to The Peace Movement. Throughout The Peace Movement books, videos and other publications you will find Ilse's work.
  6. Peel Me Back

    Peel Me Back by Judy Hicks God peel me back That which I’ve known ‘me’ to be. Until I reach raw honesty and authenticity with You – Connected and intimate. Help me unravel these decades of ‘sound bites’ of existence – Until I know and connect once again with You as my source. You’re the one who planted this spirit in the womb With intention and purpose for good. Help me develop the capacity and wisdom To hear and yield only to Your direction. Uncover, as only You can do, with detailed...
  7. Lust: the way that leads to death. (Part One)

    In the wilderness they tempted the Lord by asking for meat. Psalm 78:17-19 [17] And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness. [18] And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust. [19] Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? And God gave them their own desires. Yet, while the meat was in their mouths, the wrath of God came upon them and slew the fattest of them...for this work God did before...
  8. “Lord, teach us to pray”

    Maybe we have it memorized but how often do we pay attention to the words that we speak? Luke 11:1-4 “And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. [2] And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. [3] Give us day by day our daily bread. [4] And forgive...
  9. KNOWLEDGE VS. REVELATION

    KNOWLEDGE VS. REVELATION KNOWLEDGE VS. REVELATION We have to start listening to what the........................
  10. How I Understand Good and Evil-- Part THREE

    What is Free Will? I had a vision once. In this vision I saw Jesus hanging on the Cross. Beneath the Cross was a man, kneeling in prayer and humility. A golden light flooded the atmosphere like a golden fog. I understood the Love that Christ had for the man. Then I was that man, kneeling before Jesus as He was nailed to that Cross. And I felt His Love for me. In response, I felt Love for Jesus. I wanted to serve Him because I could not repay Him for what He was doing/had done for me....
  11. How I Understand Good and Evil-- Part TWO

    But if God did not create evil then where did it come from? Think about a beach ball. Unless it is filled with air it cannot fulfill the purpose its creator intended. That’s because it is empty. There is nothing in it. It needs to be connected to an air pump and filled up. Then, full of air, it is perfect for the use its creator intended. Now think about yourself. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit you are able to perform the purpose God created you to do. What happens when you are...
  12. How I Understand Good and Evil-- Part One

    The discussion on the Christianity Board Forums about The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil and Satan's Ability to Create produced some statements that I thought, if carried to their extreme, would make God the creator of evil. My efforts to clarify this seemed to make matters worse. So I said I would clairfy my thoughts in a blog post. St. Augustine and many other brilliant minds have said what I'm trying to say. So I feel foolish in my attempt. But I did say I would post this. I hope,...
  13. Faint not.

    He is risen. Revelation 1:17-18 "And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: [18] I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." He is alive for evermore. Matthew 28:7 "And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have...
  14. Come to nothing.

    Come to nothing: The gospel of humility. Humiliation is a hard word to accept and is not spoken of often (or least I haven’t heard it). But there is a truth in it. It is not attractive to the world in light of: All work of man will be brought to nothing. We are told of the judgement of works and the truth set before us: are the works of man, which come to nothing? Or are the works of God? Acts 5:38-39 has remained on my mind these past couple of days: "And now I say unto you, Refrain from...
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