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Rather reflective these days.  My heart is full of emotions and my mind bounces around.  The scroll is sweet in the mouth, but sour in my stomach.  My flesh longs to run back to works, to try and better prepare for His appearing or try and grab some of the world while time remains.

Still I push through the chaos, the overwhelming number of signs, convergences and “coincidences” to remember that God has been gracious to me.

Who would have thought that a boy who rarely read his Bible and who spent 47 years in dead, feckless, works based religion would have learned so much in a decade.

All I did was cry and beg Him to teach me, to reveal Himself to me and show the way of truth.

He didn’t just answer the few theological questions I had.  He gave in abundance, full and overflowing.

Then he allowed me to pass on that which I received and reflect His glory.

Humbled beyond words.

Amazed that I spent 40+ years in babbling self absorbed prayer and when I stopped to ask Him what He wanted to say, He poured out His Spirit and His Word on me.



James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Ephesians 3:8

To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,

1 Corinthians 1:27 (NASB)

but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,

1 Corinthians 15:3-8 (NASB)

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.

Luke 6:38

Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”

Matthew 7:7-8 (NASB)

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

2 Corinthians 9:10-11

This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God.

Psalm 145:7

They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.

Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

John 1:16

For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

Romans 5:5

and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

1 John 3:1

See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

1 Timothy 1:14-16

and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus. It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.

Titus 2:13-14

looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

John 3:16

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.


Joel 2:28-29

"It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. "Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

Acts 2:17-18

'AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,' God says, 'THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND; AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS; EVEN ON MY BONDSLAVES, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, I WILL IN THOSE DAYS POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT And they shall prophesy.

Ezekiel 39:29

"I will not hide My face from them any longer, for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel," declares the Lord GOD.

John 3:34

"For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.

Acts 10:45

All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.

Colossians 2:2

that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself,

2 Corinthians 1:5

For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.

1 Corinthians 2:9

but just as it is written, "THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM."



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7 comments :

  1. Amen! Beautiful thoughts and Scripture.

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  2. Great! Now I'm bawling. Thanks for reminding us of who our father is!

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  3. Beautiful promises. God is so good beyond measure.

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  4. Thank you for sharing, Greg. I was praying with someone based on 1 Cor. 1:27 yesterday. Because of their disability, they felt that they had nothing to offer to God. The Holy Spirit reminded me of that passage and it completely flipped the script of the conversation.

    He is gracious beyond measure! When we are weak, He is strong!

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  5. And God has indeed poured out His Spirit on the House of Israel, as prophesied. America is the end-time House of Israel.

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  6. Fantastic post Greg, thanks for sharing! Your story embodies this passage of Scripture: Jeremiah 33:3

    ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’

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