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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, 11 November 2012
Eating at Home so I can Eat with Others
Mood:  hungry
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 1 Corinthians 11:33, 34


 "Eating at Home so I can Eat with Others"

S. 1 Corinthians 11:33, 34 So then, my brothers, when you gather together to eat [the Lord’s Supper], wait for one another.

If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together to bring judgment [on yourselves.

O. When we come together to learn about what God's Word says, we are to come having learned from God, personally, at home. We are to come prepared with what God has given us personally in order to, maybe, share what He has shown us personally. We are to come together prepared to learn from others what they have learned personally. We are not to come together as ravenously hungry but come willing to partake from others knowledge on the basis of what we have also personally learned. In that way we do not 'hog' the time spent in what others are sharing, equalizing the learning from others.

A. When I study God's Word at home, I have a basis on which to learn from others. I have heard from God through His Word, personally, and can then go on to learn more from what others have 'heard' from God in their personal time. This adds to my learning without taking more time from others and their learning. It's adding more revelation on top of what I have learned at home in my personal life.

P. Father, You alone know what knowledge and wisdom I need more of. Prepare my heart, through Your Word, in a personal way, in order that I will come together with others and receive THEIR revelations, too!

Posted by umma23 at 6:29 AM PST
Updated: Sunday, 11 November 2012 6:41 AM PST
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Thursday, 8 November 2012
Jesus in the FRONT!
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 1 Corinthians 2:16


S. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.

O. We can not understand the way God thinks. We can't TEACH Him ANYTHING! But we DO posess the same faculties that the Son of God has! We DO hold Jesus' mode of thinking, judgement, feelings, purposes and desires, because He dwells inside of us. We just have to 'step aside' and let Jesus rule! THEN we'll have the same desires, thoughts, feelings and purposes as HE has! And He KNOWS the Father!

A. I believe that anything that is good in me is Jesus. He is ONLY good, and is the reason I can be good. I KNOW when I, myself, step aside and let Jesus be King in my life because everything comes out right, good and points to Father God! Learning to walk like Jesus is learning to surrender all of me to Him.

P. Jesus, walk in FRONT of me. I ask for humility and surrender in my life...more of YOU and less of ME!

Posted by umma23 at 8:31 AM PST
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Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Mercy for others OR Glory for me?
Mood:  quizzical
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Galations 6:4, 8


S.  Galations 6:4, 8 But let every person carefully scrutinize and examine and test his own conduct and his own work. He can then have the personal satisfaction and joy of doing something commendable [in itself alone] without [resorting to] boastful comparison with his neighbor.

vs. 8. For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

O.  So why do I post my soaps on Facebook, the church blog, and send them to people? In this I need to test myself, to see if I'm doing it to BOAST or COMPARE myself to others. Am I doing it to 'sow into my flesh' (building up my flesh)? OR am I doing it to sow into the others the revelations that Holy Spirit gives me. The result of sharing these soaps should be FRUIT, the results of fruit coming from the Spirit.  No fruit, no Truth. If others are truly benefiting from them, then that would be the Fruit! If my flesh is growing...that would be a time to stop.

A.  Now I need to keep watchful of what I am doing. I have to watch the results in my fleshly self when I post soaps. I have to watch and see MY reaction to what others are saying or NOT saying. It isn't up to me to grow 'fruit'...that's Jesus' job. It's MY job to plant seed. But if those 'seeds' are coming from the flesh that says, "LOOK AT ME!" then I am posting soaps for the wrong reason...not for the SPIRIT'S desire, but for my FLESHLY desire.

MERCY (for others) OR GLORY (for my flesh)? (as in the dream I had...the character/name of Bob/Robert: 'GLORY' or John: 'MERCY') WHICH character do I have when posting these soaps? FLESHLY GLORY OR MERCY ON OTHERS. WHICH character am I embracing in intimacy?

This is what I have to figure out! Which am I choosing?

P. No one knows me like YOU, Abba Father! I am asking that You reveal to me the REASON I am soaping and sharing. I ask for the right heart and spirit in 'seed planting'. I ask for a humble heart and a spirit that only follows Your Spirit! I ask for the heart of Jesus in spreading 'seed'.

Posted by umma23 at 7:03 AM PST
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Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Galations 4:6, 7



S. Galations 4:6,7

And because you [really] are [His] sons (kinship/heirs), God has sent the [Holy] Spirit of His Son into our hearts (soul, mind, thoughts, will, character, seat of intelligence, emotions, desires, passions, purposes, affections, sensibilities) crying (screaming), Abba (Father) (to be familiar with, to know)! Father!

Therefore (AS A RESULT), you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then [it follows that you are] an heir by the aid of God, through Christ.

O. ABBA: It is a term expressing warm affection and filial (Pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to or due from a child in relation to the parents). confidence. (Easton)

"Abba" was a title not to be used by slaves to a master, nor Imma to a mistress, only by children. (see Isaiah 8:4) 

FATHER means: "The originator and transmitter of anything"; "the author of a family or society of persons animated by the same spirit as himself; one who has infused his own spirit into others, who acutuates and governs their minds." (Thayer)

When the Bible puts 'ABBA' together with 'FATHER' it means:


A. Because of Jesus, and that I have asked Him to be the Lord of my life, I have the same Father God as is His Father God. I am a child of the same Father as Jesus. This means I have the same Spirit as God holds (Holy Spirit), and hold the same inheritance and promises that Jesus holds.

Because God is my Father, I can have a 'child-like' relationship with Him; asking Him questions for knowledge and understanding; asking Him for provision; confiding in Him; even playing with Him.

Relationship with God is up to me. I can choose a close child-like relationship with Him and call Him 'ABBA' or stay I can choose an impersonal relationship with Him and just call Him 'FATHER'! I CHOOSE TO CALL HIM 'ABBA'!

P. Thank You, Jesus, for showing me the way to OUR ABBA! Lead me closer and closer to our ABBA, Jesus, because we, together, have His same heart, mind, and SPIRIT! Show me how to PLAY with our Abba, so as to become closer to Him in relationship; and then how to PRAY with Him, to have conversations with Him, in order that we would know each others thoughts and opinions!

Posted by umma23 at 6:17 AM PST
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Sunday, 4 November 2012
The Soil of Offense that Grows the Seeds of Shame and Confusion
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Mark 16:7


S.Mark 15:15  So Pilate ('armed with a dart or spear; offense), wishing to satisfy the crowd, set Barabbas (son/seed of shame and confusion) free for them; and after having Jesus (salvation/deleverance) whipped (punished in public), he handed [Him] over to be crucified (destroy its power utterly)

O. Satan uses the 'Pilates' (Offenses) of today to release the 'seeds' of confusion and shame free in our lives. He does this in 'public' in order to humiliate us.

Satan uses the 'Pilates' (Offenses) of today to publicly punish us, with the intention to utterly destroy and subdue our deliverance/salvation and freedom.

A. Offense in my life should be null and void, because the Bible says it is a sin. Offense is taking on another burden to carry that shouldn't even exist in my life because I have been set free by Jesus.

But when I DO take on offense, it releases the seeds of shame and confusion in my shame and confusion a place to grow.

Offense is the soil in which the seeds of confusion and shame can grow.

If I refuse to take on offenses, confusion and shame have NO PLACE TO SPROUT!

P. I am free of shame and confusion because You have taken away the offenses that can grow those 'seeds' in my life. Jesus, blind me to offenses. Cover my ears so I will never even hear them. In Your name, Jesus.


Mark 16:7But be going; tell the disciples and Peter, He goes before you into Galilee; you will see Him there, [just] as He told you.

Posted by umma23 at 8:20 AM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 4 November 2012 8:23 AM PDT
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Saturday, 3 November 2012
The Alabaster Jar
Mood:  amorous
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Mark 14:3


S. Mark 14:3 3And while He was in Bethany, [a guest] in the house of Simon the leper, as He was reclining [at table], a woman came with an alabaster jar of ointment (perfume) of pure nard, very costly and precious; and she broke the jar and poured [the perfume] over His head.

O.  "In the days Jesus was on earth, when a young woman reached the age of availability for marriage, her family would purchase an alabaster box for her and fill it with precious ointment. The size of the box and the value of the ointment would parallel her family's wealth.

This alabaster box would be part of her dowry. When a young man came to ask for her in marriage, she would respond by taking the alabaster box and breaking it at his feet. This gesture of anointing his feet showed him honor."

This story is moving towards the idea of illustrating Jesus as our
Bridegroom. Will we take the most precious dowry and place it at His
feet, follow Him with reckless abandon? I think you probably get the

She broke the SEAL and anointed him with oil, and that along with the cup of wine, was an agreement to enter under his authority as his wife. The box was a very integral part of their married life, and could not be broken.

The alabaster box had a very sexual connotation in that culture. I have read that women anointed their husbands before or after intimate relations, and that prostitutes would anoint men at banquet gatherings to confirm their availability.

Whatever the meaning, this gift was extremely valuable, not only in monetary terms, but in social and marital terms. It ties very closely with the Song of Songs, and I think the lesson is for me to ask myself if I have given all I have to give to Christ, and if not, am I willing to."

(quoted from:

AI have promised myself to Jesus. As the question above says, "have I given all to Him, and if not, am I willing to"? Intimacy with Jesus is the key to a full spiritual life; a parallel to a blissful bride and groom in their intimacy. United as one, I am to be His 'bride', loving, honoring and obeying.

P. Jesus, thank You for choosing ME as Your intimate partner, Your bride. Draw closer to me, my Lord, in intimacy and unity. The closer I am to You, the more alive I feel...both in body and spirit!

Posted by umma23 at 8:17 AM PDT
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Friday, 2 November 2012
Jesus in My Temple; His Map into My Soul
Mood:  special
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Mark 11:8-20


S. Mark 11:8, 11  8. And many [of the people] spread their garments on the road, and others [scattered a layer of] leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.

11. And Jesus went into Jerusalem and entered the temple [enclosure]; and when He had looked around, surveying and observing everything, as it was already late, He went out to Bethany together with the Twelve [apostles].

O. Mark 11 is a picture of salvation and what Jesus does for us after we:

vs.8-10... HOSANNA! 'welcome Him' into our 'temple/soul'.

vs.11...Jesus comes into our 'temple/soul and surveys what is there.

vs.12-14... He searches for 'fruit' outside of our temple/soul, because He is hungry for us to have 'fruit/proof' that He reigns in us.

vs.15 & 16...When He finds no fruit/proof of true salvation, He goes back inside of us and 'drives out' the 'buyers and sellers'...those things that we have believed would make us 'good enough' (trading 'works' for 'false salvation') in order to 'work' for eternal life...those things we 'carry'/believe' that aren't truly what gets us closer to God. Jesus reveals to us what we have used as 'short-cuts'. (There IS no 'short-cut' to salvation. There is only faith in Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross for us!)

vs.17 THEN Jesus teaches us, in our temple/soul, that we were created as a 'temple for prayer to God, a temple for worship to God', not a 'place for thieves' (i.e. satan and his co-horts that hide inside of us in order to plunder all God has intended for us).

vs.18. Man's ideas ("the chief priests") then try to come into our minds trying to steal the freedom/truth that Jesus has brought to us...telling us that it is what WE DO (works) that saves us, not what JESUS has done. (works are the was to salvation vs. faith in Jesus)

vs.19 Jesus then leads us into 'the city', the 'everyday life' where we walk between the 'flesh and the spirit'.

vs.20 Out in the 'city' (everyday life), Jesus reveals to us that there is no 'fruit' (withered fig tree) outside of faith in Him. We have to live in and through faith in Jesus, while forgiving ourselves and others, in order to see proof/fruit in our lives of what God has done for us through His Son, Jesus.

A. I can see that Mark 11 is a parallel to my salvation. I can see that once I surendered to Jesus, and was saved by Him, that everything in this chapter has happened to me.

He has 'cleansed' my temple/soul of false things and then shown me my everyday life and living in order that I might see if there was 'fruit/proof' that He was THE King in my life.

He then has shown me the things that I have 'traded' for truth...the 'works or things' that I have THOUGHT were getting me to salvation, while buying salvation through 'works'; the things I have tried to use as 'short cuts' to salvation. Jesus drives those ideas OUT!

He then taught me WHY I am here on this earth. I was created as God's living temple for prayer to Him and worship of Him.

He taught me how satan has used me as a 'hidding place' in order to steal what God had intended for my life....AND that satan has no right to be there because I am a child of God.

Jesus has taught me that man's ideas are not God's ideas. Man inserts the idea into God's law that it takes 'works' to get eternal life. Whereas, God's idea of salvation is in faith in Him alone...through the 'WORKS OF JESUS'...alone!

Then Jesus shows me, while I follow His leading, how to walk like Him in this world...walking between the flesh and the spirit and living out this life in my everyday living. Walking by FAITH and not by's the only way to stay right behind Jesus while walking through this life in order to BE PROOF that He is living in me; King of my life.

P. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for revealing this scripture personally for me. I DO see what You are trying to show me. I DO see what my life needs to be, through this scripture. I DO see Jesus and all He is leading me to be and do in this life. Thank You, my Jesus! You amaze me...ALWAYS!

Jesus only enters us, His temple, when we ask. He doesn't force His way in, but comes gently, meekly, and humbly. (the symble of riding a 'donkey') (the LAMB)





Once He is inside of us, He uses His authority on the evil things/satan and his co-horts, to drive out all that isn't good, pure and true in us. (the LION)

Posted by umma23 at 8:22 AM PDT
Updated: Friday, 2 November 2012 8:50 AM PDT
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Thursday, 1 November 2012
Mood:  irritated
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Mark 9:24-27


S. Mark 9:24-27 And after giving a [hoarse, clamoring, fear-stricken] shriek of anguish and convulsing him terribly, it (the evil spirit) came out; and the boy lay [pale and motionless] like a corpse, so that many of them said, He is dead.

But Jesus took [a strong grip of] his hand and began lifting him up, and he stood.

O. When Satan knows he's about to loose, he holds on with both fists...TIGHTLY! Satan fights the hardest to keep what he claims for himself (US and God's answers for us) just before he KNOWS that he has to give it up. Satan can not win against Jesus, the Son of God. This is the time we should know that God is about to release to us His blessings, healing and wholeness; answers to our prayers...the very things that Satan doesn't want us having....FREEDOM!

A. This scripture made me angry that satan should try to keep Jesus, the Son of the Most High God, from freeing this young man! WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS!? 

BUT, THROUGH this scripture, I can understand how satan works...and gives away his 'plans'. When satan holds on with both fists to an answer to prayer, THIS IS THE CLUE TO KNOWING WE WIN! HERE is the time we STAND, TAKE AUTHORITY, and TAKE OUR BLESSING and THE ANSWER TO OUR the authority we have through JESUS!

P. Open my eyes quickly, Father, to see the 'fists of satan' and what he has his hands on. Thank You for Your Son's authority, given to me by Him, to bust the plans of satan wide open! Show me how to use that gift swiftly, with open eyes and with Your Sons full authority! I want to PUNCH SATAN'S LIGHTS the name of Jesus!

Posted by umma23 at 11:16 AM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 1 November 2012 11:26 AM PDT
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Wednesday, 31 October 2012
The 'Spiritual-Frontier"
Mood:  hungry
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Mark 7:24

                                          A 'SPIRITUAL FRONTIER'

S. Mark 7: 24 And Jesus arose and went away from there (away from the the crowd) to the region ( undeveloped area, a field of discovery or research) of Tyre (strength) and Sidon (hunting...searching). And He went into a house (abode; residence...the act of residing in a place) and did not want anyone to know [that He was there]; but it was not possible for Him to be hidden [from public notice].

O. Jesus is my example.

In this scripture Jesus 'stands away from the 'crowd', in searching for the things of God and not of man or their influences.

Jesus then 'resides' in this state of mind, in the state of 'frontiering'/searching.


A. I SO desire to be like Jesus. I desire that He would fill me so full of Himself that I can not contain Him; that He would spill out of me because He fills me to overflowing. To hunger for more of Him, to search for His strengths and hold these things 'just between the two of us', is where I am to stand. IT IS MY OWN 'SPIRITUAL FRONTIER'. Searching for 'undeveloped places' inside of me and finding 'undeveloped strenghths' to be strengthened by Him, is the 'frontier' I long for!

P. To be standing on the 'spritual frontier', Father, is what I desire! Fill me with more of Your Son. I hunger for the undiscovered spiritual things that I've never known; a place others would know were in me because of YOU.

Posted by umma23 at 9:11 AM PDT
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Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Free From the Memories of My Past
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Mark 5:2, 3


S. Mark 5:2,3 2And as soon as He got out of the boat, there met Him out of the tombs a man [under the power] of an unclean spirit. 3This man continually lived among the tombs, and no one could subdue him any more, even with a chain;

O. This man was dwelling among his 'monuments', his memories of the past. The past had him bound and no one was able to save him from those memories of the past. BUT JESUS cast out those many memories, freed the man of his past and memories of who he had been.

A. When satan tries to bind my mind in the memories of the past...who I used to be as a sinner...Jesus frees me. I need to always keep the future of freedom with Jesus in the forefront of my mind, knowing that I now LIVE IN FREEDOM FROM MY PAST!

P. Because of YOU, Jesus, I am free from the memories of my past. Thank You for Your amazing freedom! Thank You for dying for me and taking my past sins with You on the cross!

Posted by umma23 at 6:17 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 30 October 2012 6:20 AM PDT
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