Today’s thought “outstretched arm of Jehovah” (February 01)

Outstretched arm Written By Paul Zilmer One of those terms we encounter over and over in scripture is “the arm of the Lord”. Usually it is said to be “outstretched”—active in doing something, not passive. Sometimes we find the Lord’s “right hand” referred to; often enough, in context it’s equivalent to the arm. Here’s a… Read More Today’s thought “outstretched arm of Jehovah” (February 01)

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Today’s Thought: “Crucified with Christ” (January 29)

“I have been crucified with Christ,” Paul writes to the Galatians. He touches on the same idea in Romans 6, where he says of all who have been baptized into Christ, that “our old self was crucified with him.” Jesus himself originated the idea, telling us that anyone who would follow him must take up… Read More Today’s Thought: “Crucified with Christ” (January 29)

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Today’s thought “Those whom I love I reprove and discipline” (December 22)

The seven letters to the seven different assemblies of believers that we read in Revelation 2 and 3 always challenge our thinking. They are representative of all the different types of congregations that have existed over time and each of us should be able to see in one or more of them, a “picture” of… Read More Today’s thought “Those whom I love I reprove and discipline” (December 22)

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Today’s thought “Where shall wisdom be found?” (December 21)

The three “friends” of Job have given up reasoning with him, their minds were locked into thinking that everything ‘bad’ that happens is always a form of punishment by God – but this is only sometimes. We are now reading some very interesting chapters that contain Job’s meditations about God and his way – and… Read More Today’s thought “Where shall wisdom be found?” (December 21)

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Today’s thought “I will bring distress …” (December 15)

History illustrates the awesome outworking of initial events from when the LORD has declared. “I will bring distress on mankind, so that they shall walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the LORD … their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the… Read More Today’s thought “I will bring distress …” (December 15)

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Today’s thought “Qualities and feasts of people” (December 14)

Nearly 2 millennia ago a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ wrote letters to his fellow brethren and sisters in Christ. He wrote to them, who were living further away, to share the same precious faith they had. He talked about a faith which was given to them because of the justice and fairness of… Read More Today’s thought “Qualities and feasts of people” (December 14)

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Today’s thought “Made strong out of weakness” (December 4)

One of the most uplifting chapters in God’s word is surely Hebrews 11. It provides the evidence of what real belief in God causes us to do (or not do); the factor that should be the spiritual mainspring of our lives. The danger is, we might become too familiar with the lessons in this chapter… Read More Today’s thought “Made strong out of weakness” (December 4)

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Today’s thought “He who was also subject to human weakness” (November 30)

In the Messianic Scriptures we learn that the Divine Creator fathered His only begotten beloved son who in the days of his flesh here on earth, was a humble man who knew who is the Most Highest and What His Plan and Will are. God looked down from above unto that man who put his… Read More Today’s thought “He who was also subject to human weakness” (November 30)

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A white very handsome Roman/Italian/European Jesus with blue eyes and long hairs or a polished bronze or dark skin coloured Jesus

Black skin with its splendour, though not considered by many to be as beautiful as white in human eyes, was never created by God to be inferior or less glorious. In fact Adam was earthy and there’s scientific evidence that those who are considered white today had very dark ancestors.… Read More A white very handsome Roman/Italian/European Jesus with blue eyes and long hairs or a polished bronze or dark skin coloured Jesus

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Today’s thought “It’s him! It’s him! He’s alive!” (October 01)

Witness   Written By Paul Zilmer As they’d agreed, they meet while it’s still dark. A few of them have brought what spices they’ve been able to locate. Quietly, they take the short walk out of the city to the cemetery. The moon is going down as the sunrise begins. They know what they want… Read More Today’s thought “It’s him! It’s him! He’s alive!” (October 01)

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Today’s thought “The manifestation of the spirit for …” (August 30)

Today’s thought “The manifestation of the spirit for …” (August 30) We have come to that part of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians which is about the gifts of the Spirit which were possessed among the believers there. The Gospels were not yet in circulation, probably they had just been written. Now what was the… Read More Today’s thought “The manifestation of the spirit for …” (August 30)

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Today’s thought Good and bad traditions (August 29)

Today’s thought Good and bad traditions (August 29) The word “tradition” can arouse a negative attitude in our minds because of the way Jesus condemns the religious leaders in the Gospels for their traditions; he told them “you leave the commandment of God and hold the tradition of men” (Mark 7:8). The word “tradition” is… Read More Today’s thought Good and bad traditions (August 29)

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Today’s thought “Elijah went up by a whirlwind” (August 28)

Our reading in 2 Kings 2 records the transfer of responsibility from Elijah to Elisha. Elisha requests, “Let a double portion of your spirit be upon me” (verse 9) and it is significant that Elisha ultimately performs twice as many miracles as Elijah. However, in doing God’s most important work and conveying God’s messages it… Read More Today’s thought “Elijah went up by a whirlwind” (August 28)

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Today’s thought “It is not a wisdom of this age” (August 22)

Today we start reading Paul’s letters to the Corinthians. The believers there had been converted from the foolish philosophies of the Greeks who believed in a spirit afterlife and in many gods of their imagination. Paul says, “The Jews demand signs and the Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to… Read More Today’s thought “It is not a wisdom of this age” (August 22)

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Today’s thought “They would not believe it” (August 21)

Today we finished reading the Gospel of Mark. One needs to compare all the Gospels to appreciate the events after Christ rose from the dead. Such was the sight of Christ’s death at the stake that his followers could not begin to imagine he could rise again, like Lazarus: the one who had the power… Read More Today’s thought “They would not believe it” (August 21)

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