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1 Corinthians 10:23, 24
1 Corinthians 11:24,25
1 Corinthians 11:33, 34
1 Corinthians 12: 29-31
1 Corinthians 12:7
1 Corinthians 13:12
1 Corinthians 14:1
1 Corinthians 14:20
1 Corinthians 2: 9,10
1 Corinthians 2:16
1 Corinthians 4:9
1 Corinthians 6:11,12
1 Corinthians 7:6,7
1 Corinthians 8:10, 11
1 Thessalonians 1:6,7
1 Thessalonians 3:12
1 Thessalonians 4:12
1 Timothy 1:13
1 Timothy 4:14, 15 (AMP)
1 Timothy 6:6
1Corinthians 9:1
2 Corinthians 10:3,4
2 Corinthians 12:7
2 Corinthians 13:5,8
2 Corinthians 2:16
2 Corinthians 2:6-7
2 Corinthians 3:17
2 Corinthians 3:3,6 (MSG)
2 Corinthians 4:16
2 Corinthians 7:10,11
2 Thessalonians 1:11
2 Thessalonians 3:5
2 Timothy 1:
2 Timothy 2:15
2 Timothy 3:15
Acts 10:40, 41
Acts 13:51, 52
Acts 14:2, 3
Acts 15:38, 39
Acts 16:37-39
Acts 17: 8,9
Acts 17:16
Acts 18:14, 15
Acts 1:1
Acts 20:7, 8
Acts 22:1, 2
Acts 24:15, 16
Acts 25:16
Acts 27:34, 38
Acts 27:41
Acts 28:1, 2
Acts 3:16
Acts 4:11, 12
Acts 5: 38, 39
Acts 7:34
Acts 9:13, 14
Colossians 1:15,16
Colossians 2:3
Colossians 3:15
Colossians 4:16
Ephesians 1:17,18
Ephesians 2:15
Ephesians 5:15,16
Ephesians 6:16
Ex. 7:20,22,24 & 8:22,23
Exodus 12:22
Exodus 15:8,25 & 16:21
Exodus 20:24
Exodus 23:28-30
Exodus 2:16-18
Exodus 5:13
Exodus 7:20, 22, 24
Galations 1:4
Galations 3:13
Galations 4:6, 7
Galations 4:9
Galations 5:24, 25
Galations 6: 2, 3
Galations 6:4, 8
Genesis 4:26
Hebrews 10:32
Hebrews 11:1,3
Hebrews 12:13
Hebrews 2:3b
Hebrews 3:19
Hebrews 4:12
Hebrews 5:14
Hebrews 6:19,20
Hebrews 7:14, 17
Hebrews 8:10
John 18:1
John 19:41
Maark 16:17, 18
Mark 10:8, 9
Mark 11:8-10
Mark 11:8-20
Mark 12:14-17
Mark 13:14-16
Mark 14:3
Mark 15:15
Mark 16:17, 18
Mark 16:7
Mark 1:28, 33, 38
Mark 1:44
Mark 2: 2, 4
Mark 3:9, 10
Mark 4:11, 12, 34
Mark 4:24, 34
Mark 5:2, 3
Mark 5:37 & 40
Mark 6:1
Mark 7:24
Mark 8:33
Mark 9:24-27
Mark 9:50
Matthew 11:4-6
Matthew 12:33
Matthew 14:24,25
Matthew 15:6
Matthew 16:19
Matthew 16:24-26
Matthew 17:1,2
Matthew 17:6-8
Matthew 21:12
Matthew 21:19-21
Matthew 23:11,12
Matthew 23:38,39
Matthew 24:2
Matthew 24:32,33
Matthew 26:32
Matthew 26:7
Matthew 28:7, 20
Matthew 2:13-15
Matthew 3:8
Matthew 5:8
Matthew 7:20
Matthew 8:10 (MSG)
Matthew 8:22, 23
Matthew 8:8
Numbers 22:20-34
Numbers 25:11, 12
Philippians 1:11 (MSG)
Philippians 2:5
Philippians 3:10,11
Philippians 4:7
Phillipians 1:6
Psalm 104:9-11
Psalm 106:4,5
Psalm 10:7
Psalm 119:57, 58 (MSG)
Psalm 12:6, 7
Psalm 132:6,7
Psalm 135:10-12
Psalm 136:25
Psalm 15:1, 2
Psalm 20:7,8
Psalm 22:3
Psalm 24:6, 7
Psalm 2:12
Psalm 30:11,12
Psalm 34:7
Psalm 37:4-6
Psalm 38:12-15
Psalm 40:1-3
Psalm 42:6,7
Psalm 50:11
Psalm 55:6-8
Psalm 56:8
Psalm 59:16
Psalm 64:8,10
Psalm 69:5,6
Psalm 77:19
Psalm 78:1-3
Psalm 83:17,18
Psalm 91:1
Psalm 95:6-8
Psalms 149:1-4 (MSG)
Romans 10:4
Romans 11:29, 36
Romans 12: 1, 2
Romans 13:12
Romans 14:18
Romans 14:19, 20
Romans 15:2,3
Romans 16:19,20
Romans 1:19,20
Romans 2:2
Romans 2:29
Romans 3:3,4
Romans 6:7,8
Romans 7:24,25
Romans 8:19-23
Romans 8:5,6
Romans 9:31,32
Titus 1:15,16

Food for the Spirit
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Seeing the PRE-Opened Doors of Opportunity
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Acts 14:2, 3



Acts 14:2, 3  But the unbelieving Jews [who rejected their message] aroused the Gentiles and embittered their minds against the brethren. So [Paul and Barnabas] stayed on there for a long time, speaking freely and fearlessly and boldly in the Lord, Who continued to bear testimony to the Word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be performed by their hands.

O. The Jews, who were originally meant to be used by God, had rejected Him. Now, because they wouldn't comply with God, God rose up jealousy in the Jews through use of the Gentiles. The Jews wouldn't believe the good news of Jesus. These Jews tried to poison the minds of any who were listening to Paul and Baranbas. This was God's plan. It opened the perfect, set timing of God to use Paul and Barnabas as channels of His power and make His mark through miracles. This opened the door of opportunity to spread the Good News!

A. Sometimes we don't understand why we are put into certain situations. But when we look back, we can see that God has used those opportunities, pre planned, to display His glory. In times of persecution, God opens opportunity.

P.  Father, I pray for revelation of Your opportunities. Open my eyes to see Your opened doors and windows! 

Posted by umma23 at 6:30 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 11 February 2012 3:21 AM PST
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Monday, 6 February 2012
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: Umma23

S. Acts 13:51, 52 (AMP) But they shook off the dust from their feet against them, and came to Iconium ("little image"). And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

O.Having just completed their mini-mission of preaching throughout this area, anger rose up in the Jews. They kicked the apostles out. This could have caused offense to raise up. Instead, the apostles 'shook it off' and were rewarded with joy and the Holy Spirit. They came into Iconium ("Little image:)...they became the very 'image' of Jesus because they chose to SHAKE OFF OFFENSE!

A.How many times have I taken on offense? How many times have I let it drive me out of God's perfect peace? Like the disciples, I am to shake it off and show that I am an example of Jesus. Offense only lets satan into my mind, twisting and turning truths into untruths and stretching them out into bigger things than they really are. Shaking off offense stops satan in his tracks. And joy and gladness can be released in me by Holy Spirit. So, I'm SHAKING!

P.Thank You, Lord, that You have shown me the choices of taking offense on or letting it go. I CHOOSE to dwell in joy and gladness and I CHOOSE to be 'a little image' of Jesus! Fill me full, Holy Spirit, so there is no room for offense...only Your complete joy!

Posted by umma23 at 7:33 AM PST
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Sunday, 5 February 2012
Mood:  not sure
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Psalm 15:1, 2

S. Psalm 15:1, 2 (AMP) LORD, Who shall dwell (temporarily) in Your Tabernacle? Who shall dwell (permanently) on Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteously and speaks the truth in his heart.

O. We who want to have God's dwelling place within us here on earth (in our earthly body, as the place where God's Spirit dwells) AND want a permanent place on 'God's holy hill' (a place of spiritual exhaltation) must go through this earthly life with thoughts of integrity, honesty and justice. We can not lie to ourselves. We must THINK HIS way, because then HIS way, becomes OUR way! God can not dwell in a place where dishonesty dwells. We must CHANGE OUR MIND to think like only THINK true and honest thoughts. 

A. I must constantly devote my way of thinking to the way Jesus thinks ! I can not believe lies that say 'some sin is ok'. Any form of sin or dishonesty ISN'T ok. I am to think morally, honestly, with fairness and with integrity! For my mind is the personal controller of my inner man. God's Word helps me to change my way of thinking and helps me know what is morally right and honest. I need the mind of Jesus! His thoughts hold ALL truth!

P. Father, I ask that thoughts of integrity, justice and honesty would dominate my thinking. I pray for the mind of Jesus! For then I will PERMANTELY dwell in Your spiritual exaltation! Help me to think only honest thoughts and not lie to myself. Jesus, THINK IN ME!

Posted by umma23 at 6:28 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 11 February 2012 3:39 AM PST
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Saturday, 4 February 2012
The Bible; A Thought Seducer
Mood:  d'oh
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Psalm 10:7


S. Psalm 10:7 (NKJ) The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

O.The instruction, direction and teaching of God through His Word is full of integrity and truth; completed. It returns our thinking, our will and our character back to the way God intended them to be at the beginning of the creation of man. The showing of proof by God (His Testimony), through His Word, is reliable and trustworthy. God's Word creates in us open minds and open morals. God's Word creates a seducible mind; opened minds to HIS way of thinking!

A. It's true! The more I read the more my mind becomes opened to God's ways! The more my mind thinks simply (no 'do-it-myself' thoughts), the more wisdom God can put in me, because His thoughts are higher than man's thoughts! He draws my mind to His, through His Word! 

P.Father, Your Word seduces my mind, will and character to the way You created me to be in the first place; YOURS! Show me how to 'dumb-down' human thoughts and morals and to receive ALL Your wisdom and ways, Father, through Your Word!

Posted by umma23 at 9:31 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 11 February 2012 3:33 AM PST
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Friday, 3 February 2012
Pre-Chosen to Be a Martyr
Mood:  special
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Acts 10:40, 41

S. Acts 10:40, 41 (AMP)  But God raised Him to life on the third day and caused Him to be manifest (to be plainly seen),  Not by all the people but to us who were chosen (designated) beforehand by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.

O. God awakens Jesus inside people He has pre-chosen. In these people, and in His perfect timing, Jesus is made obvious (SHINES). These people are to be 'martyrs', those who willingly die to 'self' rather than renounce their belief in God, His cause and His principles. These people are those who feed their spirits on God's Word (bread) and drink in His Spirit to become refreshed and strengthened (water). In doing so, they are able to soak up God's very thoughts, uniting with God's mind/Spirit. With all of these, Jesus stands up in us and comes into action within us.

A. I know this for a fact in my life. The more I read God's Word, the more I know Jesus! The more I unite with God's Spirit, allowing Him to point out in His Word what I need for each new day, the more I know Jesus! I can feel His action inside of me, giving me His thougts, His very thinking. I'm eating and drinking what causes life to grow and become stronger in my spirit. Uniting with Jesus, becoming one with Him in His Word, is the only way to REALLY know Him and allow His to grow me up into what I was pre-chosen to be in the first place. As I eat and drink, I desire more and more spiritual food. The more this desire grows in me, the more I die to self and want what He wants. I LOVE THIS! He is changing MY mind! And it is becoming easier and easier to desire what He desires in my life!

P.Holy Spirit, awaken within me more hunger and thirst for Your Word. Teach me how to think like Jesus and point to The Father always as He does! Stand up in me, Jesus! I want more room for You in my spirit!

Posted by umma23 at 7:37 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 11 February 2012 3:38 AM PST
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Thursday, 2 February 2012
Choose: Fear OR Obedience
Mood:  quizzical
Topic: Acts 9:13, 14



Act 9:13, 14 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.


Ananias had heard the terrible things that Saul had done to all the Believers of Jesus. People were afraid because of all that was spoken about Saul in fear; fear breeds fear. But Ananias believed GOD more than MAN! Knowing God, Ananias knew that God would protect him in this assignment...why would God give Ananias a job without giving him the ways, means, and protection to fulfill it? What would have happen if Ananias HADN'T obeyed God? This one man could have changed the whole Bible...for the rejection of the 'assignment' from God would have slowed the process of the New Testament coming to us being that Saul/Paul would be the one who would eventually write it.


When God gives me an assignment, He will also provide me with ALL I need (including NO FEAR) to complete it! I will trust in Him and obey what He tells me to do, knowing that no power in heaven or earth can stop God's plans. If I reject His jobs, He will find someone else to do it. I am just His vessel...and His plans will come about with or without me. Fear or no fear, I must listen to God and NOT man!


Father, I pray for not only BIG ears to hear You, but for a heart of obedience! I desire You to use me, Lord. Put in me, Lord, Your boldness and desires to complete the jobs you give me...and the FIRST time!

Posted by umma23 at 5:17 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 11 February 2012 3:45 AM PST
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Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Being Observed by Seekers
Mood:  sharp
Now Playing: umma23



Acts 8:3, 4 As for Saul (Hebrew for 'inquire, demand, desire, SEEK'), he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and woman, committing them to prison. Therefore (as a result), those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.


 I see this as a parallel to those who are seeking the ANSWER to 'why are we here and what is my purpose'. Saul is a type of 'SEEKER'.Saul, the 'SEEKER', hauls off, by intimidation and fear, those he thinks have a DIFFERENT answer to life's question, "why am I here?". Saul THINKS he knows the answer and isn't opened to this new way of thinking. So, he isolates them in order to 'watch' them ('prision'). As he watches the way they live, they spread the word. He can not help but 'see' how they are living and if they really KNOW the answer.


Some people seek answers by intimidating those they think DON'T have the answers to life's questions. Some people think they are right. But inside, they aren't satisfied. Be intimidation and fear, they put down those whose life shows that they DO have the answer. This puts pressure on the one that has the answer (JESUS) to live out in front of the 'seeker' that which reveals satisfaction. By living a satisfied and peaceful life in front of this 'seeker', he sees that the one with the answer HAS the answer....and is spreading the 'word' with his life.


Father, I pray that my life would show JESUS! I pray that no matter what pressure I am much scrutany or watching I am under, I would reveal JESUS out of every pore of my body and spirit! In Jesus' name I pray this! Help me always to point to YOU, Father, as Jesus did!

Posted by umma23 at 6:29 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 11 February 2012 3:50 AM PST
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Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Returning to Egypt or Walking in the Narrow Place WITH Jesus
Mood:  vegas lucky
Now Playing: umma23
Topic: Acts 7:34


S Act 7:34 I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.

O God said 'I have seen' TWICE to stress that He heard the people's cries for His help. Then He says he HEARD them; He perceived what they were crying out to Him for and now He would come down, abide with them, walk with them, step by step, to deliver them from these hurts. But in order that they would be truly freed, Moses had to GO BACK to Egypt. You have to GO BACK to the place of trouble to DO IT OVER in order to be truly liberated. This is TRUE freedom from the enemy. To GO BACK to be freed from 'yourself' and let God walk you through it; step by step.

A This scripture is an answer to my prayer for help. Coming out of a place of intimidation, and not walking through that place very well, God has now given me the asignment to 'GO BACK'.  I will be, once more, face to face with this place of intimidation. I now have the choice to walk WITH God, or go through it by myself. I CHOOSE GOD! And I know, because He's sending me 'BACK TO EGYPT', He has heard my prayer for help and wants me liberated in THAT place where I will break free of all intimidation! He will walk with me there, step by step, teaching me how to live IN Egypt as a free woman of God.

P Father, You amaze me! Your Word is full of every lesson in life, and when we allow Your Word to teach us, we learn what we need to know; YOUR WAYS! Thank You for sending me BACK TO EGYPT! I pray that You would give me the strength I need IN YOU to get through this place of returning. Show me how to STAY LIBERATED, Lord! In Your Sons name I pray!


I just remembered that as Israel came OUT OF EGYPT they were given riches by those who had had them in bondage (Egypt) for 400 or so years! I AM EXPECTING THAT when I come OUT of EGYPT! REPAYMENT!

Posted by umma23 at 7:04 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 11 February 2012 3:58 AM PST
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Monday, 30 January 2012
Speaking Truth Disarms Control
Mood:  loud
Now Playing: umma23



Luke 6:10 (NKJ) And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he (Stephen = "crowned" = a mark of royalty, honor, exalted rank) spoke.


None of these 'freed slaves' from Asia ("mire/slime") could despute the clear truth of what Stephen spoke. The very Spirit of God, who dwelled inside of Stephen, spoke through him. Having the mind of Christ, Stephen thought like Jesus did and when he connected his heart to his mind, the very thoughts of Jesus came out of his mouth. No one can hinder, obstruct or combat TRUTH! These controlling men, trying to defend the flesh, could not combat what was true wisdom; TRUTH!


By myself, I can not speak Truth. I can not defend my beliefs or stand. But when Holy Spirit leads my words, connects my spirit with Holy Spirit, connects my heart to my spirit, connects my spirit with my mind and then my mind to my words, then God's Truth emerges. Because my words become His words, no power or control can dispute or war against them. They are God's pure words...clearly seen. No amount of control can stand against God's Truth!


Father, I give You my words. Speak through me Your Truth, Father by way of Your Spirit. Dispell all fleshly control in my life by Your Truth, Father.

Posted by umma23 at 6:58 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 11 February 2012 4:01 AM PST
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Sunday, 29 January 2012
Who is the Originator of the Situation?
Mood:  quizzical
Now Playing: umma23
Topic: Acts 5: 38, 39



Acts 5:38, 39 "And now I ("Gamaliel"=Recompenser) say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone for it this plan or this work is of man, it will come to nothing; But if it is of God you can not overthrow it lest you even be found to fight against God."


Gamaliel, being a studier of the scriptures, knew that the men of God would be made evident by God. Those who were not of God would be found out sooner or later.


When situations come along in which I'm not sure what to do, especially when people are involved, I am to keep away from that situation and let it play itself out. If the intention is of the flesh, this problem will disolve. But if it originates from God, it won't be possible for it to disolve because that would be resisting God who was the 'Originator' of that situation (in order to teach me something to grow me up). I am not to resist or war against God. He will fight for me! And we will win over this situation together as I allow His will to be done! He sees the end from the beginning...I do not! 


Father, if this 'situation' is YOUR plan, help me to do Your will...and let it lie.

Posted by umma23 at 3:11 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 11 February 2012 4:04 AM PST
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