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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
Sunday, 15 July 2012
A Rutted Course Causes Broken Rutters
Mood:  d'oh
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Hebrews 12:13


Hebrews 12:13 (AMP) And cut through and make firm and plain and smooth, straight paths for your feet [yes, make them safe and upright and happy paths that go in the right direction], so that the lame and halting [limbs] may not be put out of joint, but rather may be cured.


This scripture directs us to remove the obsticles from our 'walk/conduct of life' that causes us to 'vear off the right/straight path' and could cause us to 'limp' and become weak and spiritless. Having a 'rutted' path could cause us to 'trip up' and make us 'lame'. If we become 'lame' then it is harder to walk straight...we may 'favor' that leg and not be able to 'turn' from 'sin and error'. This would be because we have formed a 'habit' or a 'rutted course' that is a fixed routine in our life's course. We need to 'turn from that habit/fixed course, in order to get out of that 'rut' before we become 'lame'...and are unable to 'turn' because our 'rutter is broken'.


When I am 'stuck in a rut', I get bored. When I have a same routine, I get bored and it causes me to think and act more desperate. This causes me to 'vear off the course' that God has given me. We are not to be 'rituolistic', doing things over and over in order to 'please God'. This is actually a 'habit' and not a good one. Life is full of change, and we have to change to be renewed. We are to get out of that 'rut' and watch out for obsticles that can cause us to trip up in our walk of life. We are to fill in those 'ruts' and make the path straight, so as not to come into sin and temptations. The 'ruts of life' can cause our 'rutters' to be broken.


Father, You know me better than anyone! You know that I get stuck in the 'ruts of life'...causing me to be bored. I know that You set me here to help me crave change. I do, Father, crave the adventures You have for me. Keep me OUT OF THAT RUT, and without a LIMP! Heal my 'rutter', Father, as to keep me going on Your straight path of life!

Posted by umma23 at 5:58 AM PDT
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Saturday, 14 July 2012
Hope Stems from Trusting in Words
Mood:  chatty
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Hebrews 11:1,3

 (PERSONAL NOTE): Bringing hope to others by using God's Word is the job of every Believer in God. If our words are not trustworthy...if we don't follow through on what we say in order to show ourselves as trustworthy...then why would anyone believe us when we say God exists and He is the Bringer of hope? If OUR words don't stand up as truth, we are NOT telling the TRUTH of God to others...they just won't believe us!


Hebrews 11:1,3 (AMP)   NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.].


Becoming certain and assured that something is trustworthy...this is the 'support' in which we can trustingly expect. This is the tried-and-tested-proof of the existance of some action that we do not understand.

Hope comes from trusting something. If we trust something, we stand on that as a foundation of truth...we rely on it and expect it to become true.

God's words created/prepared/restored eternity for us.

His words are creative, and if we trust His proving them in testing...then we know this is truth. We then have hope in what God's words/His Bible says. We believe in and trust that He has told us truth and it raises our hopes for His promises/words to happen...His words that are producing and creating.


My hope comes from trusting and being certain that something will happen...expectation in the trusting of something. God's words have created this world that I am standing in right now. If He said the 'word' and it happened when it comes to creating the universe, how much more can I trust Him for the little things that He said I could have...?

So, I am putting my trust in His Words. I am believing and having confidence and trusting in what He said I could be and could possess. I am hopeing in God!


I trust You, Father. I have conficence in You. My hope comes from Your Words, those thoughts that You speak in order to create. I will speak Your words, Father, that my hope and expectations will be manifested. Thank You, Father, for Your hope!

P.S. Bringing hope to others by using God's Word is the job of every Believer in God. If our words are not trustworth...if we don't follow through on what we say and show ourselves as trustworthy...then why would anyone believe us when we say God exists and He is the Bringer of hope? If OUR words don't stand up as truth, we are NOT telling the TRUTH of God to others...they just won't believe us!


Posted by umma23 at 6:33 AM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 14 July 2012 6:51 AM PDT
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Friday, 13 July 2012
Rays on Troubles for Spiritual Enlightening
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Hebrews 10:32


Hebrews 10:32 (AMP) But be ever mindful of the days gone by in which, after you were first spiritually enlightened, you endured a great and painful struggle,...


Be observant, repeatedly squeezing and handling, with your mind, the former, fixed, instrumentally positioned and pin-pointed spiritual insights that were meant for information and instruction, personally for you...found through the endurances of misfortunes, calamities, emotions and experiences..even mind-impressions...that you have endured, having not fleed or receded from them.


Being mindful/sensitive of all harmful situations helps us to see what God is teaching us. These 'situations' are selected just for us to teach us where to be strong in the places that we are weak. Like rays of light, these 'calamities' are pin-pointed for us, illuminating our problem/weak areas in order that we will be made stronger. If we keep our minds focused on what God has taught us through troubles, in former times, then going through NOW-troubles, will help us get through them easier. 'Chewing' on that 'ray of light' will help us become mindful of the 'whys' of new trials.


Help me learn quickly what You, Father, have illuminated in that ray of light for me. When I go through 'troubles', remind me that it is for my spiritual education. Keep me mindful of that, Holy Spirit!

Posted by umma23 at 6:30 AM PDT
Updated: Friday, 13 July 2012 6:33 AM PDT
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Wednesday, 11 July 2012
God's Rock-Rubbing/Overlay for our Mind/Soul
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Hebrews 8:10


Hebrews 8:10 (AMP) For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their minds, even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding, and engrave them upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.


This is God's expressed wish with regards to the disposal of His property after death...that He will transfer by giving and positioning His wishes to His 'Dwelling Place/Temple/US'.

He will do this jus before the 'Light'/Jesus comes. This is the time when sin is abstained and 'darkness' leaves.

God says He will furnish/give, as a gift, His 'Perscription for living here on Earth'...His His those who are His 'kin'.

He will do this by OVERLAYING His way of thinking, feeling, understanding, desiring and imagining OVER THE TOP OF His 'kin's' minds/souls (the seat of our intelligence, will and character).

He will then exist as a God to us (His 'kin').

We will then exist as His 'kin' to Him.


By rubbing a pencil over paper that sits on a rock, we get the impression of that rock. This takes pressure and friction, along with the tools to use in order to capture that impression.

This is what God does to our minds/souls when we decide to accept Him as our God. He changes our way of thinking, feeling and imagining...our will and character...into what He desires for us. This is His 'will & testiment' for us, since we are now dead to sin. We die, and His will & testiment is overlayed onto our mind/soul...just as the 'Rock rubbing'. It takes time, pressure and a desire to get that 'impression'. But we can have the exact 'overlay' that God has designed for us IF we stick to it and keep that 'picture' in our mind...IMAGINE IT!


Thank You, Father, for the Mind Overlay! Help me to imagine what You imagine, see what You see...and rub, rub, rub!

Posted by umma23 at 7:54 AM PDT
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Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Being God's 'REP'
Mood:  amorous
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Hebrews 7:14, 17


Hebrews 7:14, 17 (AMP)For it is obvious that our Lord sprang from the tribe of Judah, and Moses mentioned nothing about priests in connection with that tribe. 

For it is witnessed of Him, You are a Priest forever after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek.


It is obvious that Jesus was set into the job of finishing the 'valueing, thanking and approving' of God. Moses' words germinated nothing (made nothing sprout or grow) concerning what is beyond having the 'authority to act in the name/character of God' (Priesthood).

(17) For he was a witness, having seen, heard or experienced this authority, when he said, "You are one who has authority to act in the name/character of God...FOREVER...having arranged and distributed us in the same position as the 'King of Righteousness'.



Jesus came to finish the job of revealing God's value to us. He came to show us what we needed to do to BE what God created us to be in the first place.

Then Jesus showed us that we have the authority to act in the same 'character/attributes/traits/abilities' as God by KNOWING who God is, His character, abilities, personality, etc...intimately.

How can we BE like someone if we don't KNOW them intimately?

Through Jesus, and submitting to Him, we can KNOW God and have a intimate relationship with Him. In knowing God and His Son, we are to imitate who they are. We become their 'priests', acting on their behalf here on Earth.


The only way I can be Your 'rep', Father, is to know You personally. Show me how to come closer to You, Jesus, in every step I take here on Earth. I can't BE like You without KNOWING who You are!

Posted by umma23 at 7:25 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 10 July 2012 7:27 AM PDT
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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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