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Short Reads to Stimulate Long Thoughts

In the Written Word with the Living Word

Saturday Nov 21. 2015 – QT

Isaiah 17 (NASB)

The oracle concerning Damascus.

“Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city
And will become a fallen ruin.
“The cities of Aroer are forsaken;
They will be for flocks to lie down in,
And there will be no one to frighten them.
“The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim,
And sovereignty from Damascus
And the remnant of Aram;
They will be like the glory of the sons of Israel,”
Declares the Lord of hosts.

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What is God declaring today?

Hebrews 1: 1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they. (NASB)

Hebrews 12: Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (NASB)

When Jesus is mostly history I tend to live in the past recalling His deeds.

When Jesus is mostly promises I tend to live in the future dreaming of His return.

When Jesus is mostly current I tend to live in the present doing things with Him.

The greater Jesus’ presence is a conscious reality, the greater the depth of my worship of Father, Son and Spirit.

Jesus is the reality of the Presence of God.  I need to look no further than Jesus.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. 

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