Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Daily Bread : Healthier, Stronger Each Day

Healthier, Stronger Each Day
Acts 2:46
So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,

Back then in the early church, Christians would meet each other every day, either corporately in the temple or from house to house in smaller groups. And when they met in their homes, the Bible tells us that they would break bread. That’s the Holy Communion, and they took it every day!

Now, I am not saying that you must take the Holy Communion every day. But if you feel led to and you want to, go ahead! The thing about taking the Holy Communion daily is this: If you are sick, you can be made well on a gradual basis. This means that you get healthier and stronger from day to day — first thirtyfold, then sixtyfold, then a hundredfold!

You see, while you can receive healing through the prayer of faith (Mark 11:24), it sometimes puts pressure on you because it requires you to believe that you receive it all — complete healing — the moment you pray. There is nothing wrong with the prayer of faith, but you may find yourself saying, “I must believe I receive it all, now! I must believe I have it all, now!”

But the Holy Communion allows you to receive a measure of healing every time you partake in faith, so that you get better and better. The more you take it, the better you become. There is no pressure to believe that you receive it all at once. Isn’t God good? He meets you at your level of faith!

Now, there are cases I know of in our church, in my family and in my own life, where the manifestation of healing is immediate and complete. If it happens that way, praise God! But if not, don’t worry. The more you partake, the better you will become.

I know of people who take the Holy Communion three times a day, just like they would medicine! Why not? My friend, if you are very sick and you are diligently taking your medication three times a day, why not give the Lord’s Supper the same amount of attention? Why not boost your recovery rate? And the next time you eat the bread and drink the cup, you may just find your disease totally gone!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Daily Bread : My Child

The words you are about to experience are true.
They will change your life if you let them.
For they come from the very heart of God... He loves you...
and He is the Father you have been looking for all your life.
This is His love letter to you...

My Child…
You may not know Me, but I know everything about you…
Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up
Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways …
Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered…
Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in My image …
Genesis 1:27
In Me you live and move and have your being …
Acts 17:28
For you are My offspring
…Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived …
Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation
…Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in My book…
Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live …
Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made …
Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother's womb …
Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born …
Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don't know Me …
John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love…
1 John 4:16
And it is My desire to lavish My love on you …
1 John 3:1
Simply because you are My child and I am your Daddy
…1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could …
Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect Daddy
…Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from My hand…
James 1:17
For I am your Provider and I meet all your needs …
Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope …
Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love
…Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts towards you are countless as the sand on the seashore
...Psalms 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing
…Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you …
Jeremiah 32:40
For you are My treasured possession …Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you with all My heart and all My soul
…Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things …
Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek Me with all your heart, you will find Me
…Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in Me and I will give you the desires of your heart
…Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires
…Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine
…Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager
…2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles
…2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you
…Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to My heart
…Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes …Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth
…Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Daddy, and I love you even as I love My son, Jesus
…John 17:23
For in Jesus, My love for you is revealed
…John 17:26
He is the exact representation of My being
…Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you
…Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins
…2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled
…2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of My love for you…
1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love …
Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive Me …
1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you from My love again
…Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll show the biggest party heaven has ever seen
…Luke 15:7
I have always been Daddy, and will always be Daddy
…Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is…Will you be My child?
…John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you …
Luke 15:11-32
Love, Your Dad... Almighty God

(Written by Barry Adams - editted by Hadi)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Daily Bread : Are You Ready?

But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. - Matthew 24:36-44.

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. - 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18.

But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. - 1 Thessalonians 5:1-4.

Richard Kyle, a Christian historian, states well the dilemma believers through the centuries have faced, “Through two thousand years of Western history millions of…sincere, devout, and knowledgeable people have seen the end as (about to happen in their own lifetimes)…but they have all been wrong.”

Here are a very few of the many who have been wrong:
110 A.D. - Ignatius: “The last days are upon us. Weigh carefully the times. Look for him who is above all time, eternal and invisible.”

236 A.D. - Hippolytus: Predicted Christ would return by 500 A.D.
1500s - Martin Luther: “We have reached the time of the white horse of the Apocalypse. This world will not last any longer… than another hundred years.”
1600s - Christopher Columbus: He was sure the world would end by 1656.
1800s - William Miller: “I am fully convinced that somewhere between March 21st, 1843 and March 21st, 1844 Christ will come.”

1900s - Edgar Whisenant: He was a NASA engineer who wrote the book, “88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Take Place in 1988.” Whisenant wrote a second book after the 1988 failure predicting the Rapture in 1989 based upon a correction of his mathematical calculations.

From Wikipedia additional failed predictions:
1992 - Korean group “Mission for the Coming Days” predicted October 28, 1992 as the date for the rapture.

1994 - Pastor John Hinkle of Christ Church in Los Angeles predicted June 9, 1994.

1997 - Stan Johnson of the Prophecy Club predicted September 12, 1997.

1998 - Marilyn Agee, in The End of the Age, predicted May 31, 1998.

Yet to be proved true or false are predictions by:
Jerry Falwell - Predicted in 1999 that the Second Coming would probably be within 10 years.

Jack Van Impe - Has said that he believes Christ will come back sometime between 2008 and 2013.

An interesting site with much information and links about the rapture is, which includes the “Rapture Index.” The “Rapture Index” states that it is the “The prophetic speedometer of end-time activity.” Since 2001, the “Rapture Index” has been in the “Fasten your seatbelts” mode.

It is easy to look at the failed predictions of the past and laugh (as many do) at those who were so wrong. However, it is clear that for those of us who believe that Scripture is true and that all Biblical prophecies will be fulfilled that we are drawing ever nearer to the fulfillment of those prophecies. We must remember that during the days of Noah that the people of that time must have been laughing at Noah and his family for building a huge ship on dry ground (Genesis 6-9). They were no longer laughing when they were swimming for their lives and the rain was still falling.

Remember Jesus tells us, “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed (Luke 17:26-30).” “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect (Matthew 24:44).”

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam.

He called his parents from San Francisco.

"Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've got a favor to ask. I have a friend I'd like to bring with me."

"Sure," they replied, "we'd love to meet him."

"There's something you should know the son continued, "he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mined and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us."

"I'm sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live."

"No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us."

"Son," said the father, "you don't know what you're asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can't let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He'll find a way to live on his own."

At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him.

A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide. The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn't know, their son had only one arm and one leg.

The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don't like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away from people who aren't as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are.

Thankfully, there's someone who won't treat us that way. Someone who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are.

Tonight, before you tuck yourself in for the night, say a little prayer that God will give you the strength you need to accept people as they are, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us!!!

There's a miracle called -Friendship- that dwells in the heart. You don't know how it happens or when it gets started. But you know the special lift It always brings and you realize that Friendship Is God's most precious gift!

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

Recipe for a Miracle
1 cup Tension
2 cups Stress
1 ½ teaspoons of Guilt
2 heaping cups of Limited Time
3/4 tablespoon of Urgency
A dash of "No Other Choice"
3 heaping cups of Faith

Fold ingredients gently into a bowl. Mix vigorously and add a few tears. You'll sweat a little as you knead the dough. Pack it firmly between your hopes and dreams and form into a perfect little ball. Sprinkle it with a little faith (I recommend Hebrews 11), rolling the ball in the flour until fully covered.

Place it under a veil of belief and allow it to rise.

Put it in an oven that has been pre-set at the perfect temperature for the heat of trials and tribulations.

Allow it to brown under the warmth of God's love. Remove after due season and allow to cool in the confidence of His promise.

Garnish with your praises. Arrange neatly on a platter of thankfulness and serve to friends, families and, oh yes, strangers . . . invite them too!

Pass on the recipe to all who request it and let them know that with this recipe, they have the makings of a miracle!

- Unknown Author

Saturday, August 16, 2008


One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of t he deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less

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Friday, August 15, 2008

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Most Powerful “Three - Words”

The following three-word phrases can enrich every relationship. These are just three little BUT VERY POWERFUL words !!! Try them

I’ll Be There
If you have ever had to call a friend in the middle of the night, to take a sick child to hospital, or when your car has broken down some miles from home, you will know how good it feels to hear the phrase “I’ll be there.” Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we’re truly present for other people, important things happen to them & us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally and spiritually. Being there is at the very core of civility.

I Miss You
Perhaps more marriages could be saved & strengthened if couples simply & sincerely say to each other “I miss you.” This powerful affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired & loved. Consider how ecstatic you would feel, if you received an unexpected phone call from your spouse in the middle of your workday, just to say “I miss you.”

I Respect You / I Trust You
Respect and trust is another way of showing love. Its conveys the feeling that another person is a true equal. If you talk to your children as if they were adults you will strengthen the bonds & become close friends. This applies to all interpersonal relationships

Maybe You’re Right
This phrase is highly effective in diffusing an argument and restoring frayed emotions. The flip side to “maybe you’re right” is the humility of admitting maybe “I’m wrong”. Let’s face it. When you have a heated argument with someone, all you do is cement the other person’s point of view. They, or you, will not change their stance and you run the risk of seriously damaging the relationship between you.Saying “maybe you’re right” can open the door to further explore the subject, in which you may then have the opportunity to get your view across in a more rational manner.

Please Forgive Me
Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to faults and failures. A man should never be ashamed to own up that he has been in the wrong, which is saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

I Thank You
Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who don’t take daily courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their many expressions of kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle of friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of gratitude.

Count On Me
A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship; it is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those that are rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there indicating “you can count on me.”

Let Me Help
The best of friends see a need and try to fill it. When they spot a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they pitch in and help.

I Understand You
People become closer and enjoy each other more if they feel the other person accepts and understands them. Letting your spouse know in so many little ways that you understand them, is one of the most powerful tools for healing relationship. This applies to any relationship.

Go For It
We are all unique individuals. Don’t try to get your friends to conform to your ideals. Support them in pursuing their interests, no matter how weird they seem to you. Everyone has dreams, dreams that are unique to that person only. Support and encourage your friends to follow their dreams. Tell them to “go for it.”

I Love You
Perhaps the most important three words that you can say. Telling someone that you truly love them satisfies a person’s deepest emotional needs. The need to belong, to feel appreciated and to be wanted.Your spouse, your children, your friends and you, all need to hear those three little words “I love you.”

Never regret a day in your life.
Good days give you happiness;
Bad days give you experiences;
Both are essential to life

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Tips For A Successful Life
1. Take time to smell the roses.
2. Take a nap on Sunday afternoon.
3. Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
4. Never deprive someone of hope. It might be all they have.
5. Be thankful for every meal.
6. Don't be afraid to say I'm sorry.
7. Don't take your health for granted.
8. Improve your performance by improving your attitude.
9. Leave everything a little better than you found it.
10.Keep it simple.
11.Keep good company.
12.Keep your promise.
13.Be kinder than necessary.
14.Take good care of those you love.
15.Make it a habit to do nice things.
16.Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health and love.
17.Be a good loser.
18.Be a good winner.
19.Be romantic.
20.Live so that when you your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you.
21.Remember other people's birthdays.
22.Sing in the shower.
23.Don't nag.
24.Don't gossip.
25.Don't tailgate.
26.Don't expect money to bring you happiness.
27.Be forgiving of yourself and others.
28.Never give up on anyone. Miracles happen every day.
29.Say thank you a lot.
30.Say please a lot.
31.Don't postpone joy.
32.Don’t blame others.
33.Take responsibility for every area of your life.
34.Take care of your reputation. It's your most valuable asset.
35.Count your blessings.
36.Marry only for love.
37.Call your mother.
38.Do more than is expected.
39.Be there when others need you.
40.Never sell yourself short.
41.Never be ashamed of your patriotism.
42.Never be ashamed of honest tears.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008


Which Is Easier To Say?
Colossians 2:13
13And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,

Let me ask you a question which Jesus asked the Pharisees: “Which is easier, to say [to the paralytic], ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’?” (Luke 5:23)

In the context of ministering to a paralytic, saying “Your sins are forgiven” is probably easier. Why? Because you don’t need an outward manifestation to prove that his sins are forgiven. But when you tell him, “Rise up and walk,” he must rise up and walk, or you will look very foolish! So that makes saying “Your sins are forgiven” easier than saying “Rise up and walk”.

The truth is, what is seemingly more difficult for man in the natural is not so for God. With God, physical healing is clearly “easier” for Him than forgiveness of sins. The latter is the “harder” and greater miracle because it required God to deliver up His beloved Son to take on all our sins and shed His blood on the cross.

Yet, when faced with a loved one stricken with cancer, or when gripped by mounting debts after being jobless for a long time, we seem to find it harder to believe and say that God has already given us the breakthroughs we need, than to believe and say that our sins are forgiven. Saying that our sins are forgiven seems easier than saying that God has already given us the miraculous physical healing, supernatural financial breakthrough or divine favor at the next job interview.

But since God has done the “harder” and greater miracle of “having forgiven you all trespasses”, there is nothing He will not do for you! (Romans 8:32) In fact, if you think that there is something that God is withholding from you, you are implying that that something is greater than the forgiveness of sins which Jesus died to give you! But nothing can be greater than the perfect sacrifice of Jesus.

So hear the Lord telling you today, “Your sins have been forgiven you. You have perfect acceptance before God. Rise up and be healed! Rise up and walk in health, wisdom, favor, protection and wholeness!”


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