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The Word: Episode 0877 1 John 3:9-10

“Set Before You”

June 25, 2019

“Set Before You”

Blessings folk!

The Lord gives a succinct synopsis of what He has been saying.

Deu 30:15-16
“See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity;

in that I command you today to love the LORD your God,
to walk in His ways and
to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments,
that you may live and multiply,
and that the LORD your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it.

The Lord was giving the people a choice.
They were about to enter into the promised land.

They could choose.
Live and Prosperity.
Death and Adversity.

The choice would seem to be obvious.

It is.

The Lord was calling them…

  • To love Him
  • To walk in His ways
  • To keep His commandments, statutes, judgments


So that they may live.
So that they may multiply.
So that they Lord may bless them in the land.
So that they may possess the land.

We have the same choice.
The way of the Lord?
Our way?

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Hebrews Part 3 - Lesson 3

Hebrews Part 3 - Lesson 3

The Word: Episode 0875 1 John 3:6-8

“Not Too Difficult. Not Out of Reach”

June 24, 2019

“Not Too Difficult. Not Out of Reach”

Blessings folk!

The Lord has been speaking to His people telling them to love Him with all their heart, mind, soul and strength.

The Lord encouraged them to choose the blessings that He offered, to reject the curses.

Now, read more…

Deu 30:11-14

“For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you,
nor is it out of reach.

“It is not in heaven, that you should say,
‘Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’

“Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say,
‘Who will cross the sea for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’

“But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it.

The Lord was telling his folk that what He required was not impossible.
It was not too difficult.
It was not out of reach.
It was not “in heaven”…no one has to go to heaven to fetch it.
It is not “beyond the sea’.

The very word was near them.
The word was in their mouth.
The word was in their heart.
It was there for them to observe.

They simply needed to believe the Word of the Lord.
They simply needed to speak/proclaim the Word.
The Word would empower.

How much more so for those who profess to be believers.
We have the very power and presence of the Most High in us…Father, Son, Spirit reside in us.

Speak the Word.
Live the Word.

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The Word: Episode 0875 1 John 3:3-5

“If You Obey the Lord”

June 23, 2019

“If You Obey the Lord”

Blessings folk!

The Lord continues to tell what will occur when His people love Him.

Deu 30:6-10

“Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants,
to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.

“The LORD your God will inflict all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.

“And you shall again obey the LORD,
and observe all His commandments which I command you today.

“Then the LORD your God will prosper you abundantly in all the work of your hand, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your cattle and in the produce of your ground, for the LORD will again rejoice over you for good, just as He rejoiced over your fathers;

if you obey the LORD your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and soul.

Notice it is the Lord Who will circumcise their heart…and their descendants.
He has done this to some degree.
The major portion is yet to come.

The Lord will inflict curses on their enemies.
He has done this.
He will continue.

They will obey the Lord and His commandments.

The result?

The Lord will..

  • Prosper the work of their hand…abundantly
  • Prosper the offspring of their bodies, their cattle and produce of the ground
  • Rejoice over them

If they obey the Lord…
If they keep His commandments…
If they keep His statutes written in the Law…
If they turned to the Lord with all their heart and soul.

Today, we do this in and through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Do we?

The Word: Episode 0874 1 John 3:1-2

“Return. Obey.”

June 22, 2019

“Return. Obey.”

Blessings folk!

Read the following carefully.

Most believers know/understand little from the Old Testament.
We are not taught.
We do not initiate ourselves.

There are significant principles and truths that we must know.
We simply can not understand all that the Lord has for us without this knowledge.

The Lord had told his people that He would scatter them if they did not love Him with all their heart, mind, soul and strength.

He did.

He also told them that He would restore them…eventually.

These verses speak of what He would yet do from the time perspective of when it was written.
From our our time perspective, they have occurred…to a point.
There has been a partial/continued restoration of Israel to the land.
The Lord has provided a “new heart” to those who believe…that Jesus is Messiah.

Deu 30:1-6

“So it shall be when all of these things have come upon you,
the blessing and the curse which I have set before you,
and you call them to mind in all nations where the LORD your God has banished you,

and you return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons,

then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity,
and have compassion on you,
and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.

“If your outcasts are at the ends of the earth,
from there the LORD your God will gather you,
and from there He will bring you back.

“The LORD your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed
and you shall possess it; and He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers.

“Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants,
to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.

Return to the Lord.
Obey Him.

He will restore.
He will have compassion.
He will gather.
He will bring you into a land He has prepared for you.

He will give you a new heart.