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Prayer Tweets; September 11, 2017


Nehemiah 2:4 The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven. Nehemiah really understood what used to be called “telegraph prayers.” Since telegraphs have disappeared with the progress in technology, that’s … Continue reading

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Asking; September 6, 2017


Ezra 7:6 The king had granted him everything he asked, for the hand of the Lord his God was on him. This points out a very important truth that comes out again and again throughout the Bible: God provides, but … Continue reading

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The Zeal of God; August 3, 2017


2 Kings 19:31 The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. “Zeal” is expressed in Japanese as “hot heart.” There are real risks to thinking of God anthropomorphically, as though He had a physical body like ours, but we … Continue reading

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May 31, 2016


Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. It’s interesting, but this bit of wisdom would be deemed “unspiritual” in some circles. “If God said to do it, then do it, whatever anyone says,” … Continue reading

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March 29, 2016


1 Samuel 2:21 And the Lord was gracious to Hannah; she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the Lord. This is “the rest of the story” … Continue reading

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July 7, 2014


Isaiah 32:8 But the noble man makes noble plans, and by noble deeds he stands. For once the NIV is downright poetic, in a very defensible translation. The Japanese says “high quality” where the NIV says “noble,” and that is … Continue reading

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