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THE WORD OF   FORGIVENESS

When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified Him, along   with the criminals–one on His right, the other on His left. Jesus said,   “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke   23:33-34

Prayer

Father, what a lesson   our Lord taught us in His first cry from the cross! We see the great loving   heart of Christ as He prayed for those who were putting Him to death. In   a sense, He is practicing what He preached when He told us to “love your   enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Our Lord‘s enemies had just   driven nails into his body, and He asked You to forgive them. We’ve come   to Calvary‘s cross to be shown the way to forgive. Help us, Lord! We too   are frequently sinned against, but may we also seek to be   forgiving, and, in so doing, set an example for others. We ask this   in Jesus’ name.

Amen

Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire

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RE: READING THE NEW TESTAMENT IN 30 DAYS

     I read half of today’s assignment this morning and I am attacking the second half this evening. I am really excited about reading larger portions of God’s Word at one setting. I am getting much more out of this method than my usual daily reading.

“TRY IT, YOU’LL LIKE IT”

Gene

p.s.  Here is our guiding principle for the New Year:

“DAILY DELVE INTO THE WORD OF GOD IN 2012”

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“Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us; we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” (2 Cor. 5:20)

COMMENT: This world is not our home; we are ambassadors of Christ. Our situation is similar to the condition we had when the Soviet Union was intact. Although we were enemies, each country exchanged emissaries. Suppose the American ambassadors became so enthralled with socialism and autocratic rule that they embraced that philosophy rather than democracy. That can be likened to Children of God who live in this world when they adopt or continue in the sinful ways of this world. This planet is just our temporary home; you might say it’s a “stop over”. In the Army, we used to call this TDY (Temporary Duty). Our home is Heaven. We represent Jesus and those in the world should see Jesus in us and want to emulate us and receive Him as Lord and Savior also. 
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Matthew 5:13-16 and 2 Cor. 3:2&3 
WISE SAYING: I’D RATHER SEE A SERMON THAN TO HEAR ONE ANY DAY. I’D RATHER ONE WOULD WALK WITH ME, THAN MERELY SHOW THE WAY.

I want to take this time to thank The Holy Spirit for the way that He has allowed the truth , the wisdom and the power of the Word to flow forth from all of our sites.  I want top especially thank my dear dear friend; a true Man of God; Mr. Gene McGuire for his faithful work, compassion, generosity , wisdom (of course) , faithfulness and friendship!  If you know him then you know what I mean.  He is a man after God’s own heart!  Thank you Gene!

 

 

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. (John 15:7)

 

COMMENT: How would you like for someone to sign a blank check, give it to you and tell  you to fill in the amount? No, don’t look to me, I’m talking about God. You know that God is not a man that He could lie. (Titus 1:2) To me, our Lead Scripture is, indeed, a blank check from our Heavenly Father, but it has conditions. Let’s take a look at the Amplified Bible version of this Word: “If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.” I believe that Jesus is not taking a chance by making this bold promise. He knows that if a child of God conscientiously fellowships with Him in prayer, praise and worship and faithfully reads His Word and applies it to his life, he would definitely know the will of God and will always ask within those limits. I think some brothers and sisters in the 1970’s got a hold of just the last part of John 15:7 and paid no attention to the requirements. They were called the “Name it and claim it” bunch. I see them as babes and not mature Christians who perceived God as “The Great Order Taker”. They gave a bad name to the legitimate practice of confessing the Word of God. However, if we have fulfilled the requirements of our Lead Scripture we should began to confess God’s Word because we know that faith comes by hearing (Romans 10:17) and when that faith is built up, it will deliver our desires from the spiritual realm into the natural.

SCRIPTURE STUDY: Deut. 28 1-2 and 15 -19, Matthew 5:6, and James 5:16b

WISE SAYING: THE EVIDENCE OF MY BELIEF IS WHEN I SPEAK WHAT I BELIEVE 

Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who give to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)

COMMENT: The other day, while going through some old papers, I came across a document which made me both elated and deflated at the same time. That piece of paper, dated Aug. 15, 1947, certified that I had become a member of the Junior Honor Society during the Summer School session. That was the part that elated me. Now here is the part that brought me low. As I have mentioned in previous messages, I was the object of much abuse from some of my fellow classmates in elementary school. Nowadays, I guess you would call me a nerd. I decided to get away from my nemeses by going to Summer School.  You’ve heard of “jumping from the frying pan into the fire”? Well, that is exactly what happened to me. To my chagrin, when I returned to school in September, I found myself faced with older, bigger and stronger bullies!!!!!!  Oftentimes we Christians make snap decisions on challenging confrontations and, consequently, suffer the consequences. That situation reminds me of a very popular radio quiz program that began in 1940 called “Truth or Consequences”. If the contestants could not answer the trivia question correctly, they would have to perform a zany and embarrassing stunt. We Christians can either meet the predicaments we encounter in life with God’s Truth – either from the Word of God we know or by praying and allowing the Holy Spirit to give us direction – or suffer grave consequences. When God’s Truth has the final authority in our lives, we can have assurance that He will work everything together for our good according to Romans 8:28.
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Psalm 51:6, 90:12 and Proverbs 2:6,7

WISE SAYING: THINK DEEP BEFORE YOU LEAP!

[Jesus was] “delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.” (Romans 4:25)
NOTE: Recently I read a message regarding our justification written by David Wilkerson. I would like to share some excerpts from that article. However, before we hear from David, let me set the stage. He starts off by explaining that justification entails two principles: Firstly, it says our sins are blotted out. Secondly, Jesus not only cleared us of all our sins – He also made us acceptable to the Father by His sacrifice. Now here is David Wilkerson’s warning to us.
“Yet I must add there is a deadly doctrine in Christian circles today that offers believers a false security. This teaching says you are made the righteousness of Christ no matter how you live in the flesh. Many Christians today run around doing as they please – cheating, fornicating, living carelessly and sinning at will. They boast, “No sweat – I am the righteousness of God in Christ. His blood covers all my past, present or future sins.” These people are being deceived: No one can be justified who continues in sin and rebellion. We are “made the righteousness of God in Him” when we honestly repent and humble ourselves before Him. Yes, Jesus was raised for our justification and He becomes our righteousness. But forgiveness and justification are offered to those who choose to turn from darkness to light, from the power of Satan to the power of God. These things are not imputed to us or accounted ours until we repent, turn from our wicked ways, and believe and obey God. ***
***David Wilkerson, World Challenge Inc., P.O. Box 260, Lindale, TX 75771
Not a sermon, just a thought!