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“I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy and steadfast love. . . ” (Psalm 31:7- Amplified Bible)
COMMENT: In the mid 70’s I had just mc’ d an awards banquet for the Life Insurance Agency I headed. A young lady by the name of Janice Thomas came up to me and said: “You could do a lot of good in the Kingdom of God.” Well, I didn’t pay much attention to her because the only kingdom I was interested in expanding was my kingdom. Now that I look back on that incident, she didn’t see me as I was, but as I could be. There is a song that I have grown to love called “Mercy Saw Me”. Here is a part of the beautiful lyrics: “Beautiful, that’s how Mercy saw me. Though I was broke and all so lost, Mercy looked and saw my heart. Not what I was, but what I could be . . . .that’s how Jesus saw me.” In the book “Prayers That Avail Much” by Germaine Copeland, she says it so well: “But God – You are so rich in Your mercy! Even when I was dead (slain) by [my own] shortcomings and trespasses, You made me alive together in union with Christ, and it is by Your grace (Your favor and mercy that I did not deserve) that I am saved (delivered from judgment and made a partaker of Christ’s salvation).  You raised me up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving me joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).” [page 208]
SCRIPTURE STUDY: John 3:16, Romans 10:9 & 10 and 1 Timothy 1:15
WISE SAYING: WHAT YOU ARE IS GOD‘S GIFT TO YOU. WHAT YOU BECOME IS YOUR GIFT TO GOD.  
WISE SONG LYRICS: HE PICKED ME UP, TURNED ME ROUND AND PUT MY FEET OF SOLID GROUND.
Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire    Thewordalive
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LORD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS , PRESERVE AND PROTECT THEM AND COVER THEM WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS!   For Christ’s sake.  AMEN

 

Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!   To you and your families!   Special Blessings and we hold you in our prayers.  Please let the Wisdom of God lead you each day. 

 

 

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.” (1 Peter 2:9)
COMMENT: In the Old Testament the priests were intercessors for the ordinary people. They made sacrifices for them to cover their sins. Once a year a priest went into “The Most Holy Place” and made a sacrifice for himself and the people. This was called The Day of Atonement. (Exodus 30:10) When Jesus died on the cross it is told that the veil of the temple was torn from top to bottom denoting that we New Covenant Christians can now have direct access to The Throne of God to obtain mercy and grace (Hebrews 4:16); we need no intermediary. (Mark 15:38) Of course, this doesn’t mean that we should not ask others to pray for us. Our Lead Scripture tells us that we don’t need priests to intercede for us because we are priests. Jesus, the High Priest of our confession, has taken His blood into the Most Holy Place. There is no longer a need for animal sacrifices but we are to offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving. (Psalm 116:17)
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Hebrews 9: 11-14
WISE SAYING: HE WHO KNEELS BEFORE GOD CAN STAND BEFORE ANYONE.
  Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire  

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!

 

 

“WITH THE LOVE OF GOD, WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD” 

“Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.” (Psalm 32:11)

COMMENT: Are you ready for another adventure into the 1940’s? Well, as I have previously mentioned, in my day, we had many songs that were encouraging and uplifting. One of those is called “Sunny Side of the Street”. (Actually, this song came out in the 30’s during the Great Depression. Come to think about it, it may very well be apropos for 2010.) Here are a couple of lines: “Get your hat and get your coat. Leave your worries on the doorstep. Just direct your feet to the sunny side of the street. I used to walk in the shade with the blues on parade. But I’m not afraid, I’m a rover, who’s crossed over.” Of course this kind of thinking helps a person have a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). Well that may be fine for the world, but it is not sufficient for us Christians. The Bible tells us that it rains on the just and the unjust. (Matt; 5:45); those who just have PMA can only depend on themselves when those storms of life occur. However, Children of God have the all-loving, all-powerful and ever-present Lord to depend upon. However, we can learn a few things from that secular song. In Matthew 6:25 Jesus commands us not to worry. Our “sunny side of the street” is to walk in the Light. . . . Jesus is the Light of the world.

SCRIPTURE STUDY:John 1:6-13

WISE SAYING: MAN’S WAY LEADS TO A HOPELESS END — GOD’S WAY LEADS TO AN ENDLESS HOPE.

WISE SONG LYRIC: NO MATTER THE STORMS THAT COMES MY WAY. NO MATTER THE TRIALS THAT I MAY FACE, YOU PROMISED THAT YOU WOULD SEE ME THROUGH, SO I WILL TRUST IN YOU.

Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire Please visit my Wisdom Blog by clicking below: www.wisdom4u.wordpress.com Gene McGuire
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