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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
Monday, 9 July 2012
HOPE: The ANCHOR Between Heaven & Earth
Mood:  celebratory
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Hebrews 6:19,20


Hebrews 6:19,20AMP) [Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it--a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil, 


within the veil

— two images beautifully combined:

(1) The soul is the ship: the world the sea: the bliss beyond the world, the distant coast; the hope resting on faith, the anchor which prevents the vessel being tossed to and fro; the encouraging consolation through the promise and oath of God, the cable connecting the ship and anchor.

(2) The world is the fore-court: heaven, the Holy of Holies; Christ, the High Priest going before us, so as to enable us, after Him, and through Him, to enter within the veil.

Estius explains:

As the anchor does not stay in the waters, but enters the ground hidden beneath the waters, and fastens itself in it, so hope, our anchor of the soul, is not satisfied with merely coming to the vestibule, that is, is not content with merely earthly and visible goods, but penetrates even to those which are within the veil, namely, to the Holy of Holies, where it lays hold on God Himself, and heavenly goods, and fastens on them. "Hope, entering within heaven, hath made us already to be in the things promised to us, even while we are still below, and have not yet received them; such strength hope has, as to make those that are earthly to become heavenly."

"The soul clings, as one in fear of shipwreck to an anchor, and sees not whither the cable of the anchor runs - where it is fastened: but she knows that it is fastened behind the veil which hides the future glory."

(E-Sword's JFB Commentary)


"The soul clings, as one in fear of shipwreck to an anchor, and sees not whither the cable of the anchor runs - where it is fastened: but she knows that it is fastened behind the veil which hides the future glory."


Thank You Father for Your Anchor of Hope! You thought of everything!

Posted by umma23 at 6:41 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, 9 July 2012 8:02 AM PDT
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Sunday, 8 July 2012
Mood:  hungry
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Hebrews 5:14


Hebrews 5:14 (AMP) But solid food is for full-grown men, for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law.


The spiritually mature person, got that way by making a habit (by practicing over and over) the discernment of what is spiritually useful and what is spiritually useless; what is spiritually valuable and what is spiritually destructive. This is achieved by meditating on what is questioned. The thing in question has to be exposed and made naked and then vigoursly thought out. It is then discerned whether it is spiritually useful or harmful, vaulable or destructive.


I'm always looking for what feeds my spirit full. If it is bad in any way, then it has to be taken out of the way of my spirit.

My spirit can not grow where there is obstructive things. What is good, spiritually, will have growth and result in fruit. This is how I can discern what can stay in my life or what has to go.


Holy Spirit, be BIG in me. Help me to spiritually KNOW what produces fruit in my life. I want a FAT SPIRIT! I pray the fruit that produces joy and contentment. These are my spiritual quests...REAL SPIRITUAL FOOD!

Posted by umma23 at 12:17 PM PDT
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Saturday, 7 July 2012
God's Word; Dividing Soul and Spirit
Mood:  crushed out
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Hebrews 4:12


Hebrews 4:12 (AMP)   For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.


God's "Communication of His Ideas and Thoughts" (His Bible) are opperational, active and acutely sensitive, more so than even two mouths that battle in controversy. God's "Thought Communications" reach and go through us with a set-possitioned sufficency. They show us the difference in what we experience with our 5 senses (touch, feel, see, taste, smell)...our physical senses, and what we think, feel and decide (our vital principle and what 'animates' us). His "Thought Communications" show us the difference in what connects our body/flesh and our vitatlity/essential inner-most part/center. His "Communication" is the 'judge' of our inspired thinking...the passions of our innermost parts/center.


To say it in simple terms: 

 God's Word is the Divider of our Soul (the fleshly part of us that can sin) and the Spirit (the part that knows right and wrong and makes us who we are as indiviuals...our character).

God's Word cuts those two in half, and shows us the difference.

God's Word also shows us how to judge the difference in our Soul and Spirit.


Thank You, Father, for Your Word that shows me the difference between my soul and my spirit, and the way to knowing what YOU desire them to be. Open my eyes to knowing the difference, and to knowing Your hearts-desire in what You have designed me to be in merging the two.

Posted by umma23 at 1:06 PM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 7 July 2012 1:37 PM PDT
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Friday, 6 July 2012
Mood:  lazy
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Hebrews 3:19


Hebrews 3: 19 (AMP) So we see that they (those who were lead out of Egypt by Moses) were not able to enter [into His rest], because of their unwillingness to adhere to and trust in and rely on God [unbelief had shut them out].


So we contemplate that those led out of sin (Egypt) by Jesus (Moses) had no ability or posibility to enter into the mindset of 'resting' (restraining to take any action/work) by reason of their NOT trusting and relying on, with inward certainty, on God.


Resting in God means that we have an inner peace that KNOWS we don't have to do anything to please God. He is already 'PLEASED' by the Spirit that lives in us. If we have accepted Jesus as our Master, then we have entered into that 'PEACE' that is God inside of us. No 'work/action' can bring that peace. Our 'Peace' is automatic because it's already been 'worked for' by Jesus on the cross. We just accept it.


Jesus, I thank You for what You did for me on the cross. You completed my 'inner peace' there, and I have no work to complete. Help me to always rest in Your peace, in every and all situations.

Posted by umma23 at 5:46 AM PDT
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Thursday, 5 July 2012
I Am One Witness; I Am One Rescued
Mood:  chatty
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Hebrews 2:3b


Hebrews 2:3b For it (a 'great salvation') was declared at first by the Lord [Himself], and it was confirmed to us and proved to be real and genuine by those who personally heard [Him speak].


Jesus used His words to disclose His mind and to disclose His thoughts. This was so that we would not disregard God's intention to deliver, heal, safeguard and perserve us...personally. 

These words of surety came from Jesus, the 'Originator' of our salvation.

These words were then made sure and stedfast by the 'witnesses' who heard Him declare them; those who understood exactly what Jesus was saying and those who understood the mind and thoughts of Jesus...spirit to Spirit.


How wonderful it would have been to hear Jesus speak about the rescue of God's people; hearing Jesus declare that we could be reunited with God, our Father, by believing in Jesus, the Son! To stand right in front of the Son of God would have been amazing! To hear His voice and become a witness to the truth, while understanding His heart for God's people, would have been awesome!

And yet, being a child of God, I have heard His voice with perception and understanding.

am one of the witnesses of His declaration of salvation! For I have heard and understood, my spirit to His Spirit, what has miraculously happened through the love of God, and the death of His Son on the cross....for ME. 



Thank You, Jesus, that You have made me a witness to Your voice! I love Your voice and I love how Your Spirit speaks to mine! Thank You for Your rescue, Jesus...forever thank You!

Posted by umma23 at 6:36 PM PDT
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Saturday, 30 June 2012
The Spiritual "Beach Comber"
Mood:  hungry
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Psalm 104:9-11


Psalm 104:9-12 (AMP)   You have set a boundary [for the waters] which they may not pass over, that they turn not again to deluge the earth.

He sends forth springs into the valleys; their waters run among the mountains.

They give drink to every [wild] beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst there.

 Beside them the birds of the heavens have their nests; they sing among the branches.


9.) God has fixed and enclosed a 'territory' for us, in which the  'waters of danger' (the process of change) can not proceed to use us up or wear us out. This 'process of change' will not be brought back to overwhelm us in our 'way through this Wilderness-life'.

10.) God extends to us, freely, a 'source of mental and spiritual satisfaction', an inherited 'wadi' or channel, of refreshing water that journeys with us in the midst of our understanding the problems we go throught in our lives.

11.)These 'sources of mental and spiritual satifaction' irrigate (revive) us for living, in order to keep our spirits full of life and growth as we go through this life. We journey through this life as a 'fast running wild 'ass'(running with patience and endurance or running in stubbornness)'.



I can see myself walking along the beach, God's ocean allowed to only come up on the sand to a certain point.

This is how He protects me in my Christian walk of life.

 Walking along the shore of the ocean is a parallel of learning to walk through this life between the 'spiritual' (the ocean) and the 'flesh' (the earth/land). This is the place God has positioned His people. 

I have to practice 'walking the beach' and know that He has set limits on what could overwhelm me. He has set limits on how much the ocean can touch the land. He has protected me in order that I would not be 'wasted' or 'overwhelmed'. He knows exactly how much I can handle and will never give me more than that.

As He watches me walk the 'beach', I know He is guiding me to exactly HOW I can merge the two; ocean to land; spiritual and flesh, just as Jesus did.

God has given me 'treasures' along the shore to help me on my journey; a shell here, an agate there. These help me to be able to touch, feel and see the results of my 'beach walk'. They keep me revived and knowing that my 'beach combing' will be full of spiritual treasures IF I watch and listen to Him. These 'treasures' give me hope of more. They help me to want to keep 'walking' and searching. They keep me encouraged to go farther, searching more, and encourage me to keep going, just like God's Word and the little whispers of Holy Spirit, like the sound of tiny waves.

Jesus gave me the example of HOW to walk between the spirit and flesh. His Word gives me the details.

He is my example of THE Spiritual BEACH COMBER.


Thank You Jesus for being a 'Beach Comber'! Thanks for being the perfect Example to follow in my 'beach walk'! Keep me ever following You, watching what You do and what You pick up! I want to eternally follow in Your footprints, Jesus!

Posted by umma23 at 9:53 AM PDT
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Friday, 29 June 2012
What Color have We Made Ourselves?
Mood:  blue
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Titus 1:15,16


Titus 1:15,16a (AMP) To the pure [in heart and conscience] all things are pure, but to the defiled and corrupt and unbelieving nothing is pure; their very minds and consciences are defiled and polluted.

They profess to know God [to recognize, perceive, and be acquainted with Him], but deny and disown and renounce Him by what they do;


In speaking about 'fleshly people' (The 'Cretes'='Fleshy') Paul was saying that:

"To the 'transparent-ones', all things are 'transparent'. 

But to those who take on a 'color' themselves ('color' which causes change in outward appearance by 'differing the qualities of 'Light'), contaminate what/who is around and are without credibility (are unbelievable).

Nothing, to these 'colored-ones', is 'transparent'. Even their thoughts, feelings, will, understanding and conscience is colored in pretense.

These 'colored-ones' declare openly to know God, but their very actions and accomplishments contradict Him.


We can not 'color' ourselves. We allow God to 'remove' the color from our lives so that we can be REAL and TRANSPARENT, without defiling the purity of God. When we try to be who we think others should see us as, we 'color' ourselves, making us into a color that is of man and not of God. These 'man-made-colors' actually HIDE God and what others would KNOW as God in us. We cannot make ourselves into what we think the perception of God is, or should be, in ourselves. This is God's job, not ours. We just let Him take all the 'man-made-color' of deception out of our lives and let Him make us the color of transparency.


Father, I don't want any 'man-made-color' to hide Your REALNESS in me! Make me TRANSPARENT, Father...YOUR color!

Posted by umma23 at 7:25 AM PDT
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Wednesday, 27 June 2012
What Our Spirit Longs For
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 2 Timothy 3:15


2 Timothy 3:15 (AMP)   And how from your childhood you have had a knowledge of and been acquainted with the sacred Writings, which are able to instruct you and give you the understanding for salvation which comes through faith in Christ Jesus [through the leaning of the entire human personality on God in Christ Jesus in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness].


In Jesus, as discribed in the Bible, is the 'Channel of the Persuasion of Truth' (the Way to knowing/perceiving and cultivating the Truth/Morality), which shows us the ability He has in rescuing us, morally and physically, showing us the timing and purpose of that rescue.


God's Word has all the answers to our what our constantly searching soul/spirit is asking; "WHAT IS TRUTH?"

"Truth" is what is truly right and wrong, good or evil. "Truth" is knowing what morality is and how to BE that which our spirit/soul longs to be in order for us to truly be contented.

The Bible holds the answers to what truly IS morally right. Jesus is Truth...Pure Morality. He continues to be the answer to what our soul longs for. Through seeing Him in the Bible, we perceive that He demonstrates what we can be when we carry the same Truth in us. By allowing Holy Spirit, Jesus' Spirit, to form us with the same morality, the same Truth, that was in Jesus, we become a 'shadow' of Jesus and our spirit can be content. HE IS the ANSWER to a full and contented spirit/soul!


Jesus, Thank You for being my Example of what is longed for inside of me. Fill me up, Lord, with Your Moral Truth! Show me how to allow full contentment in my spirit!

Posted by umma23 at 6:29 AM PDT
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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
A Beam of Light
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 2 Timothy 2:15


2 Timothy 2:15 (AMP) Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.


Be in pursuit of knowledge by investigating, scrutinizing and reflecting in order to be ready to assist in God's reputation (what God is known for here on Earth) and by being acceptable by, and pleasing to, Him.

For we are offenders/wrongdoers/perpetrators who have no cause to feel shame for ourselves. We have exposed to view (laid open) the motive and reasonings of the Truth...that which can not be hidden and is free from pretence, falsehood and deceit.


Studying who God is, and His reputation, through His Word, helps me to know who I am supposed to be in MY reputation, because I am supposed to hold Him inside of me. I am a representitive of God and I hold HIS reputation.

In studying His Word, I am to investigate (seek to find), scrutinize (examine, dig out, ask questions) and then meditate (think on, 'chew the cud', regurgitate) on what the Bibles says God is. This helps me to know Him in my mind; Holy Spirit delivers that knowledge to my heart. 

In studying God in His Word, I discover who He has made me to be a holder of His reputation, His very own 'Temple', I must be 'clean' in order to hold His reputation, because I am full of filth. God's Word exposes my 'offenses' and 'sins' to the sin is hidden, I can see them all. I know what I've done wrong, and then know that by asking for forgiveness these offenses are hidden by the sacrifice of Jesus...His very blood covers my sins. My filth has been exposed and delt with...totally taken away. I know that I now have nothing to have 'shame' for, because my sins are 'as far as the east is from the west' and are not seen by God. Nothing is hidden from God and when nothing is hidden it is pure. I am pure and the Truth lives in me, naked and exposed. My life and reputation hold 'Truth' that which holds no hidden pretences...I am REAL, inside and out!


Thanks for Your Word, Father. Because of it I can know You more and more. I can learn Who You are and how to become closer to You. You light up my life, Father, with the living Word; Your Son. Thank You!

Posted by umma23 at 7:04 AM PDT
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Monday, 25 June 2012
God's Intentions IN us: REAL LIFE
Mood:  crushed out
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 2 Timothy 1:


2 Timothy 1:1 PAUL, ("little"; a "chip off of a larger Rock") an apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,


God announced through Paul that He had 'taken action' and had 'furnished' for us what He had wished we would be when He first created us.

God's Son, Jesus, provids us the 'way' to being 'furnished' with all that God had intended us to be from the beginning and before the first sin of man/Adam.

This was God's 'intended effect' for man; that man would have a sinless, intimate relationship with Him. 

This kind of life/living is a real, genuine life; a vigorous, blessed life; a life that is set in a FIXED, INSTRUMENTAL POSITION. This kind of life in a human is GOD'S instrument...HIS usable kind of human-being dedicated to Him and all that He intended for us to be in the first place.


Not only did Jesus bring REAL life to me, He gave me the choice to accept what I was originally created to be; REAL living! Surrendering all to Jesus is accepting all that God was dreaming about for me when He created me. But it's my choice whether I accept ALL of this kind of life. It's all my choice how much of my 'old life' I surrender in exchange for this 'real life'. People are silly that way. It's just silly that I would choose NOT to trade...and yet I sometimes make the choice NOT to accept REAL FULL LIFE.

Why is that?


Thanks Jesus for showing me what I CAN have when I make the trade of my old life for Your NEW LIFE! I pray that Your Spirit would help me to SET MY MIND on having what is God's free gift; REAL LIFE! Show me how to surrender ALL of me for ALL of You...YOU ARE REAL LIFE!

Posted by umma23 at 7:01 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, 25 June 2012 7:04 AM PDT
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