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Peace Be Unto You
gail Keirsey
Jul 29, 2007

Truths and Wisdom
Weekly Devotional

Peace Be Unto You

Dear Lord, breathe on us. Send your Holy Spirit. Show us the way of peace. Reveal the authority and power of this great peace which you gave to us. Thank you Lord for your tender mercies. Thank you Lord. I ask in Jesus Name. Amen and amen.

John 20:19-22 KJV
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

If you are truly seeking Jesus you are going to have to begin at the foot of the cross. And when you believe on His death, and resurrection then and only then are you ready to move on into the things that the Prince of Peace came to bring to us.

Jesus didn’t die in vain. He came to live and die and is resurrected again sitting at the right hand of the Father. He came with a purpose. He came to bring peace.

21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

The Lord has come so that: The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon you, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Prepare ye the way of the Lord. Don’t run this message through your carnal mind expecting it to be qualified to filter out the spiritual things that you should allow down into your heart. Because it just won’t work.

Rest in the Lord, enter into your prayer closet and find rest for your weary soul. Enter into the place where you hear and know the voice of the Lord and feel His presence allowing Him to teach you. Peace be unto you.

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 August 01, 2007 12:26 AM

Help is on the way,
keep trusting in the Lord
his timing is perfect.
I am very young yet
but I know of pain and waiting for God.
You must Keep Praying!
Be like "The Persistent Widow" described
in the Eighteenth chapter of Luke.
Even though God never ignores your prayers
remain faithful in your Praying, if you are not already,

if you do not believe God will answer your prayers.
Then God will prove you right.
and that's a horrible time to be right.
It is by faith that you are saved.
by faith you will be answered and blessed.
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Empty Lane August 02, 2007 11:40 AM

Subject: Empty lane
To: modnoc mallari <>

Tuesday 8 May, 2007

Empty lane
by Bruce Wadd

What is it about turning left that’s so hard? In Australia we drive on the left-hand side of the road. [For all those who drive on the right-hand side of the road, it’s like turning right!]

At this particular intersection, onto a very busy arterial road, the transport authorities have built a traffic island to protect cars that are merging left onto the main road. It provides them with a designated lane to move forward!

In effect, every car turning left really doesn’t have to check for traffic when they are merging – they can proceed ahead immediately.

The frustrating part, for a driver stuck in the ‘left turning’ traffic lane, is that cars continually stop and check for traffic before entering the busy three-lane road. It just makes these car users feel safer, I'm sure, but irritates many drivers (me included)!

There are quite a cars, I have noticed, that even wait till all the traffic has gone, before proceeding. They haven't even noticed the empty lane right in front of them!

What are you waiting for in life? Is there something that’s stopping you from running ahead with God? Listen to your heart, your dream… tell Him your hesitation, and let Him guide you forward... and go for it!

Here’s how God instructed a nervous Joshua…

“Yes, be bold and strong!
Banish fear and doubt!
For remember, the Lord your God is
with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9

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 August 05, 2007 9:30 AM

 Today's Encouragement
To: modnoc mallari

"Blessed are those who are persecuted because of
righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you
and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of
me.  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward
in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the
prophets who were before you."

Today's Encouragement from the New International Version
is selected from Matthew 5:10-12.

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 August 20, 2007 1:09 AM

Welcome to:
Messenger of the Faith
Let Jesus share with others what you want to keep to yourself.
Daily Bread
I must frankly confess that of all my expectations of heaven, I will cheerfully renounce ten thousand things if I can but know that I shall have perfect holiness. If I may become like Jesus Christ--pure and perfect--I cannot understand how any other joy can be denied me. If we shall have that, surely we shall have everything
Look for the good, not the evil , in the conduct of members of the family
Jewish Proverb
Your mind is NOT old, keep developing it
Your humor is not old, keep enjoying it.
Your strenght is not gone, keep using it
Your opportunities are not gone, keep persuing them.
C S Swindoll
Manholes are round to ensure that the manhole cover never accidentally falls inside. With any other shape, such as a square or rectangle, the cover could be placed at such an angle that it slips inside
Dave Tait
I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away;
for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you;
but if I go, I will send Him to you.  And He, when He comes,
will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgement."
John 16:7-8
Trust in The Lord, Not in man
Psalm 118:8
God Bless!!!! Cheers!!!! Leon

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6 STEPS TO A BRAND NEW LIFE August 21, 2007 12:40 PM

(1) God begins to draw you into salvation & recovery
John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
(2) God begins to reveal the truth to you about your life
Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
(3) You are genuinely grieved by the things God reveals to you about your life
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
(4) You acknowledge you can bring about no real & lasting change in your own life
Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
(5) An all consuming desire for change is birthed in you, & God begins to bring about that change
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
(6) You allow the changes God is making in your life to motivate how you see other people & how you treat them
Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Remember this is not a one time experience folks. It is a way of life. We must step into the light of God over & over again on a daily basis & allow God to cleanse our hearts & lives over & over again.
6 Steps To A Brand New Life
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 September 01, 2007 11:36 PM

Subject: Today's Encouragement
To: modnoc mallari <>


And we also thank God continually because, when you
received the word of God, which you heard from us, you
accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually
is, the word of God, which is at work in you who

God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who
trouble you   and give relief to you who are troubled,
and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus
is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his
powerful angels.  He will punish those who do not know
God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.  They
will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut
out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty
of his power...

Today's Encouragement from the New International Version
is selected from 1 Thessalonians 2:13; and 2
Thessalonians 1:6-9.

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 September 10, 2007 8:07 PM

By Bo Sanchez
We live in a pathologically dissatisfied world. And I'm going to tell
you why. Because we love to compare. Go around the world and discover
that people aren't happy with their bodies.

Filipinos want to be fair-complexioned like Westerners, and so buy
bleaching stuff. Westerners want to own bronzed bodies like ours, and
so purchase tanning lotions.

Those with moles have them removed, while those who don't
strategically implant beauty spots.

Some people want to shed a few pounds to look like Ally McBeal, while
others want to gain some baby fat to look like Drew Barrymore.

When are we ever going to stop and simply be happy with how we look?
We live in a sick world. I tell you. And that sickness is
comparisonitis. Take a look at wealth. When we drive our old Toyota,
it really suits us fine. We feel blessed in fact when the rain pours
outside and we feel snug and cozy on its faded upholstered seats.

But the moment we see our own officemate (or neighbor, or buddy, or
cousin, or brother) drive his sleek sky-blue, four-door,
four-wheel-drive Rav4, we automatically feel like third class children of God. Next time we drive our bumpy, noisy, rusted, dilapidated Toyota (notice how all the defects come out all of a sudden?), we feel deprived, dispossessed, pariah, debased, and only a little higher than the insects of the earth.

Listen carefully. Bill Gates' total assets are worth $60 billion.
That's more than the GNP of some small countries. Tiger Woods earns
$80 million simply by smiling on TV in a Nike shirt. And the stars of
the sitcom Friends are paid $50,000 per episode! My point? No matter
how hard you work, there'll still be some people who will be richer
than you are.

And there'll be some people who will be more beautiful, have more sex
appeal, have more boyfriends/girlfrie nds, and have more problems.
Try it for once. Stop looking around. Don't compare!

Don't compare her nose with your nose.
Don't compare his wife with your wife.
Don't compare his salary with your salary.
Don't compare her breast size with your breast size.
Don't compare her kid's report card with your kid's report card.
Don't compare his prayer group with your prayer group.
Don't compare her/his cellulite deposits with your cellulite deposits.

Stop comparing and start living and you'll be happier with your life.

This is crucial: The most difficult thing in the world is to be who
you are not. Pretending and trying to be someone else is the official
pastime of the human race. (I don't think dogs and cats and cows and
horses have this problem).

And the easiest thing in the world is to be yourself.
Be happy. Live!

There must be a reason why God made you tall or short or fat or thin
or bumpy all over.

Love who you are!
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 September 24, 2007 12:03 AM

by Brandy Ferguson

In an effort to protect my two youngest ones, I pulled them back and quickly and tried to shut the door. To my horror I found that in the process I had injured one of my other sons, who was on the other side of the door.

In an attempt to protect, I had caused pain! Instantly, I was overwhelmed with guilt as I carried my injured son, toe dripping blood, to the kitchen sink to wash and assess the wound.

I wonder whether it’s not only moms that daily carry guilt around. Instead of holding onto it, wouldn’t it be easier to allow God to take it all away?

What guilt are you hanging onto?

The greatest gift is forgiveness, as I was reminded when repeatedly apologizing to Dylan. He simply looked at me and said, “Mommy, quit saying sorry, its okay!”

“Let us draw near to God
with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled
to cleanse us from a guilty conscience
and having our bodies washed with pure water.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess,
for He who promised is faithful.”
Hebrews 10:22, 23 NIV

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