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JRandal
 Brazil,  
"His kingdom is a spiritual kingdom, and consists in having a people to see him as he is, a people to glorify him, a people to love him, and a people for him to love."

http://www.youdevotion.com/blessings/may/13

#quotes #kingdom of God #people of God

JRandal
 Brazil,  
From today's UPLift motivational email:

QUOTE: MOMENT

MOMENT — a minute portion of time; an instant. The Hebrew word translated as “moment” means “a wink” or “a blink” (Ex. 33:5; Job 7:18). The Greek word translated as “moment” literally means “a pricking” or “a point.” When Christ returns, “We shall all be changed in a moment [in a flash; NIV, REB], in the twinkling of an eye” (1 Cor. 15:52).

—Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary

http://randal.us/#UPLift

#time #quotes
JRandal
  
I can't say exactly what evangelicals use to promote the concept of the rapture. It's not taught in any shape or form in the Bible. The judgment will come at once for all people, when Christ returns. If I may, here are some articles on that: https://www.christiancourier.com/search?q=rapture
JRandal
  
@Carolus Rex A friend of mine posted this recently, might be of some help as well on this topic:

http://fellowshiproom.com/the-only-thing-getting-left-behind-in-the-rapture-is-the-scriptures/
Carolus Rex
  
Many thanks.
JRandal
 Brazil,  
The shallow nature, conscious of its weakness and insufficiency, is always trying to advertise itself and make sure of its being appreciated. The strong nature, conscious of its strength, is willing to wait and let its work be made manifest in due time. Indeed, the truest natures are so free from all self-consciousness and self-consideration that their object is not to be appreciated, understood or recompensed but to accomplish their true mission and fulfill the real work of life.
—A.B. Bruce

http://www.cmalliance.org/devotions/simpson?mmdd=1219

#quotes #strength

JRandal
 Brazil,  
Thine, O LORD, [is] the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all [that is] in the heaven and in the earth [is thine]; thine [is] the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. (1 Chronicles 29:11)


"He is the fountain and centre of every thing that is bright and blessed. All that we can, in our most exalted praises, attribute to him he has an unquestionable title to. His is the greatness; his greatness is immense and incomprehensible; and all others are little, are nothing, in comparison of him. His is the power, and it is almighty and irresistible; power belongs to him, and all the power of all the creatures is derived from him and depends upon him. His is the glory; for his glory is his own end and the end of the whole creation. All the glory we can give him with our hearts, lips, and lives, comes infinitely short of what is his due. His is the victory; he transcends and surpasses all, and is able to conquer and subdue all things to himself; and his victories are incontestable and uncontrollable." —Matthew Henry

And this same God died on the cross for us! Oh what a love!

https://www.blueletterbible.org/devotionals/promises/index.cfm?doy=95

#praise #God #quotes #Bible
JRandal
  
I usually find Henry verbose. Not here. Just beautiful.

JRandal
 Brazil,  
"Average college students learn ideas once. The best college students re-learn ideas over and over. Average employees write emails once. Elite novelists re-write chapters again and again. Average fitness enthusiasts mindlessly follow the same workout routine each week. The best athletes actively critique each repetition and constantly improve their technique. It is the revision that matters most." —James Clear

#quotes #revision #editing #excellence

JRandal
 Brazil,  
"Beware of isolation; beware of the idea that you have to develop a holy life alone. It is impossible to develop a holy life alone; you will develop into an oddity and a peculiarism, into something utterly unlike what God wants you to be. The only way to develop spiritually is to go into the society of God’s own children, and you will soon find how God alters your set. God does not contradict our social instincts; He alters them." —Oswald Chambers

This quote is from the utmost.org site, but it seems to have disappeared, perhaps due to rotating quotes.

#this is church #spirituality #quotes
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Daily Christian Quotes wrote the following post Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:00:00 +0000

William Law
When therefore the first spark of a desire after God arises in thy soul, cherish it with all thy care, give all thy heart into it; it is nothing less than a touch of the divine loadstone, that is to draw thee out of the vanity of time, into the riches of eternity. Get up therefore, and follow it as gladly as the wise men of the east followed the star from heaven that appeared to them. It will do for thee as the star did for them, it will lead thee to the birth of Jesus, not in a stable at Bethlehem in Judea, but to the birth of Jesus in the dark centre of thine own soul.


If that spark is quenched, it may be difficult to rekinder. It happens time and time again.

#quotes #Christ

JRandal
 Brazil,  
... the highest good on earth was that godliness which is ever accompanied with perfect contentment, which neither rejects nor deems evil the fair things of this life, but which, at the same time, never covets them, never longs for them. It was one thing to be rich, it was another to wish to be rich; in God’s providence a man might be rich without sin, but the coveting, the longing for wealth, at once exposed him to many a grave danger both to body and soul.

1 Timothy 6 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

#quotes #contentment
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Daily Christian QuotesDaily Christian Quotes wrote the following post Sun, 13 Dec 2015 04:37:34 +0000
Francis Frangipane
Francis Frangipane

Most of us are more comfortable celebrating what Jesus has done than accepting who He desires to be to us. We sing of His victories and teach of His mercies, yet rarely do we quiet our hearts and surrender to His Presence. We want Him near enough to protect us, but not so close that we are conscious of His Presence.

#quotes #Jesus #presence