OPPRESSION—FRUIT OF THE DEVIL—P1

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“For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart” (Eccl. 7:7). Have you been feeling oppressed in your daily walk?  What is oppression?  It is “the feeling of being heavily burdened [crushed], mentally, [emotionally, spiritually], or physically...

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ECCLESIASTES 7:7 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Feb 13-20)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:7). Do you feel oppressed? If you are a Believer, you will face oppression in this life, for the Church is always under oppression from within and...

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Berean Lamp Memory Verse - James 4:7 - (Sep 21-28)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from James 4:7.  This is the seventh Memory Verse in our Devotional series looking at God's eternal purpose for mankind and how that relates to Lucifer's fall and his activities as satan, "the accuser" of mankind today.  We've been looking at the...

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Tags: condemnation, deception, devil, disguise, god, humility, jesus, lies, oppression, persecution, salvation, satan, schemes, sin, submit, temptations, incite, exhalt

Satan, the Accuser of Mankind - P3

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“He [God] puts no trust even in His servants; and against His angels He charges error” (Job 4:18). Satan likely inspires all sin upon the earth to “justify” his sin before God, thinking to demonstrate God’s folly in bequeathing the coming world to mankind (instead...

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Tags: accuser, adversary, angels, believer, cain, cross, god's word, jesus, job, justify, lucifer, obedience, persecute, persecution, promise, Proofs, proofs, rebellion, salvation, satan, sin, tempt, temptation, witness

Berean Lamp Memory verse - Job 4:18 - (Aug 24-31)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Job 4:18.  This is the third Memory Verse in our Devotional series looking at God's eternal purpose for mankind and how that relates to Lucifer's fall and his activities as satan, "the accuser" of mankind today.  Scripture gives us some good...

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Tags: abel, accuse, accuser, angels, cain, christ, condemn, condemnation, deeds, devil, disobedience, disobey, god, god's word, jesus, job, justification, justify, liar, lucifer, murderer, persecution, rebel, rebellion, righteousness, salvation, satan, sin, temptation, thief

Afflicted in Faithfulness

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“It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes” (Psalm 119:71). In this life, the Christian is “afflicted in every way” (2 Cor. 4:8a). This is no surprise because Jesus “was afflicted” (Isaiah 53:7), and He said, “a servant is...

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Family Matters

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“Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me” (Psalm 41:9). Family should be a place of safety. But because of sin, it is often a place of persecution for the Believer. Sometimes in obeying God’s will as a Believer, our friends...

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Tags: church, division, family, family of god, god's will, god's word, holy spirit, injury, jesus, persecution, sin, the word, will

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Psalm 41:9 - (July 13-20)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 41:9, where David recounts the deep injury he experienced from a "believing" friend.  Injury and persecution can come to us within our families and friendships because of man's fallen sin nature.  Satan loves to attack deep into what...

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Tags: believers, conflict, desire, division, family, god, god's word, holy spirit, injury, interests, jesus, obedience, persecution, scripture, sin, will

No Honor in Your Own Home

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“And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household’” (Matthew 13:57 NASB). Men have always been born under the power of “blood” relations, the will of the flesh, and the will...

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Tags: blood, community, desires, dishonor, embarrassment, expectations, family, god, harassment, heavenly father, honor, jesus, persecution, power, rejection, relations, shame, society, the father, will, offesne

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Matthew 13:57 - (July 6-13)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Matthew 13:57.  Obeying the will of God doesn't always go over well in our communities.  God's will clashes with man's will.  We saw last time that Jesus fell foul of His society's will because He put God's will first.  But Jesus also...

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Tags: betrayal, community, dishonor, family, friends, god's timing, god's will, honor, jesus, man's will, obedience, persecution, rejection, respect, shame, society, embarrass

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