Posted by: Kim | August 19, 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIKU

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIKU

 

PERSPECTIVE IMPACTS OUTCOME

PERSPECTIVE IMPACTS OUTCOME!

 

summer’s in the tomb

school year’s in the womb

mourn or rejoice

 

“To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:..”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1 – Amplified Bible)

 

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Posted by: Kim | August 12, 2014

HOW DO I SEND MY CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL WHEN…….

HOW DO I SEND MY CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL WHEN……

SCHOOL WILL SOON OPEN -  BE PREPARED AND PRAYERFUL!

SCHOOL WILL SOON OPEN – BE PREPARED AND BE PRAYERFUL!

With the end of August fast approaching, many parents worry about the prospect of sending their children back to school.

Some of the questions that run deep inside are:

How do I send my children back to school in a world where random shootings occur in educational institutions at any level, anywhere, anytime for any reason?

How do I send my children back to school in a world where kids glorify insulting and putting each other down, bullying is an ever-present threat, and academic failure a badge of the “in crowd”?

How do I send my children back to school in a world where seemingly more and more teachers indiscriminately take frustrations out on students, show obvious favoritism and conduct their job as if it were a necessary evil?

How do I send my children back to school in a world where systems exalt school reputation over student well-being, promote and enforce policies that dishonor God, and administrators shamelessly fight for professional brownie points?

How do  you send your children back to school in the midst of these are very real, troubling and complex issues?

As a Believer, some key things you can do are as follows:

  • Ask God for His wisdom and guidance daily
  • Make it a personal priority to continuously put the Word in your children
  • Teach them what is right and wrong in the eyes of the Lord
  • Tell  them that God is with them to protect them and help them in every situation they meet
  • Let them know that their educational opportunity is a gift from God so it is their responsibility to do their best to make the most of it
  • Actively support and encourage them however you can
  • Soak them in prayer, praying both for and with them
  • Stand and believe that God will protect, lead, guide, favor, and enable them to navigate safely through the school year and help them find good success.
  • Pray regularly for the teachers, staff and administrators of their school

I originally posted the following prayer/declaration on August 14th, 2010 and have re-posted it every year since.

As the new school year approaches, I feel the need to re-post it again this year as a prayer for our children as they return to school.

Be encouraged to not just read the prayer, but to join your faith with other Believers and pray it, not only for your own children if you have children, but for every child the Lord lays upon your heart no matter where they are in the world.

Shalom!

Kim

A PRAYER/DECLARATION AS OUR CHILDREN, OUR PRECIOUS HERITAGE OF THE LORD RETURN TO SCHOOL

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that every assignment of the enemy over our children’s lives is cancelled and that no weapon formed against them shall prosper.

We cover them in the blood of Jesus from the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet and request warring angels of the Lord to encamp around them and to protect them from all harm and danger.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we cast down every high thing that would try to exalt itself against the knowledge of God that our children possess.

We declare that the Word of God is hidden in their hearts and that it is a lamp unto their feet and a light unto their path, continuously guiding their decisions and ordering their steps wherever they go and whatever they face.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that our children have a mind to work and that the spirit of excellence rests upon them, influencing their academic performance and behavior.

We declare that they submit to the rules and regulations of their schools and obey the instruction of those in authority over them as long as our children do not violate the Word.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that our children are highly favored of God and that this divine favor positively affects their relations with their school administrators, teachers and fellow students.

We declare that our children establish friendships with children who positively influence their minds, bodies, souls, and spirits, and encourage and support their academic, social and spiritual development.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that the Spirit of the living God rests upon our children, making them distinct and different in a positive way.

We declare that by the anointing of God, our children demonstrate godly character and principles—that they are salt and light on their school campuses and that God’s plans and purposes are advanced in and through them.

In our authority as the Body of Christ, we declare these things in accordance with the principles of the Word of God and by faith believe and agree that these things are so to the honor and glory of God in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

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Posted by: Kim | August 9, 2014

WHY I DON’T FOLLOW MANY BLOGS

WHY I DON’T FOLLOW MANY BLOGS

 

WHY DO YOU FOLLOW OR NOT FOLLOW BLOGS?

WHY DO YOU FOLLOW OR NOT FOLLOW BLOGS?

 

I’ve thought about writing this post for some time and I guess today is the day.

Over the past few years I’ve often been asked why I don’t follow many blogs.

Before answering, I must say that a multitude of blogs that publish excellent material well-worthy of reading exist, many of which belong to persons who follow my blog so this is definitely not about a lack of good quality content.

So why don’t I follow many blogs?

Well, the answer for me is three-fold, time, integrity and avoidance of mental clutter; I’ll speak to time and integrity first.

Following a blog means different things to different people.

For some, it means keeping up with and reading everything published, for others it means reading anything received that captures their interest, for others, it’s simply means adding another notch on the “social wall of blog following boasting rights”………”Oh, well I follow 85 blogs”.

For me, following a blog means making a commitment to keep up with and read the published materials and support the author with occasional comments and feedback.

Naturally this takes time and because of other commitments, goals and responsibilities that I have, by necessity the budgeted amount of time for this in my life is limited so I can not follow many blogs.

Some may say, well just follow but don’t read the material, no one will know.

Although a comfortable option for some, and everyone has a right to choose, for me, doing that would be false pretense and an issue of personal integrity so I don’t view it is a viable alternative.

The bottom line is if I can not commit to keeping up with and reading what an author publishes and support him/her with occasional comments and feedback, I prefer not to subscribe to or follow their blog but will visit and comment occasionally as time permits.

The other reason why I do not follow many blogs is to avoid mental clutter and thereby enable easier discernment of the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Everything that you or I read becomes a voice in our mind that can speak to us at will through our thoughts and the more we read, the more voices are available to speak.

As a Christian writer, my goal is to write words that encourage, edify and inspire the Body of Christ and bring glory to God so it is important that I am open to hear what He wants me to say.

What helps me tremendously with this is that I monitor my mental space and do not let my mind become so cluttered with material that when it is time for me to write, it is very difficult for me to discern if what I am hearing is His voice telling me what He wants me to say, or another voice contending for the platform.

Setting boundaries relative to the amount and kind of material I expose myself to helps me greatly in this regard so this is the other key reason why I do not follow many blogs and am prayerful in regard to my reading material in general.

So, for those who wonder why I do not follow many blogs, it’s really a personal issue of time, integrity and avoidance of mental clutter so that I can more easily hear what the Lord wants me to say when I write…. that’s it!

Shalom!

Kim

Copyright © 2014 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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IT’S TIME TO STOP LOOKING IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR

 

Is your past holding you back from moving forward into the future God has for you?

Well I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info. that I believe is a timely, challenging and encouraging word for you.

Be challenged.

Be blessed.

Kim

 

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YOU CAN'T MOVE FORWARD LOOKING BACK

YOU CAN’T MOVE FORWARD LOOKING BACK!

The Rear View Mirror

Many of you feel stagnant in your walk with the Lord, and the reason is that you are reliving your past. Some of you are having a difficult time letting go of old memories. It is imperative to release the memories of the mistakes and misfortunes as well as the memories of the good times that you had, so that you could move forward into everything that Jesus has for you. Your past or current situation does not determine your future destination.

The Lord says; forget what lies behind. Don’t hold on to past memories that will burden you down and bring bitterness to your soul. Don’t see yourself as the person who you were in the past, and do not entertain thoughts of regret. You are no longer the man or woman that you once were. Don’t reminisce on the good times and the way that you think your life should have been. This will hinder you from My plans. Reconstruct your way of thinking into the image of how I see you. Allow Me to take the good times as well as bad times of your past, and create a masterpiece from a life that has been totally surrendered and submitted to Me. Accept your past as the teacher that it is. Your most significant opportunities will be found in the things that you have experienced. Do not rehearse those things that went wrong, but release them to Me and allow Me to bring restoration.

Release those who have hurt you. Unforgiveness will hinder My work in your life and will bring sorrow, guilt, shame and regret. Release those who have lied to you and lied about you. Those haunting memories are preventing you from moving forward as you are holding on to worthless thoughts of situations which no longer exist. As you release your past, you will no longer be tormented with fear. As you align yourself with My plan, those debilitating memories will diminish, and I will give you beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning. I will restore the years of pain and sorrow.

Learn from the mistakes of your past. Release every situation that no longer exists. Don’t try to resurrect those things that are dead. Old ways of thinking must be buried.

Your old nature is no longer in existence. See yourself the way that I see you. Envision yourself as the person that I have created you to be. Nothing that you did in your past will disqualify you from the future that I have for you. Don’t be afraid of change but move forward into the victory that I have for you. Don’t deprive yourself from entering into the blessings that I have for you by looking back. Remember where I have brought you from, but walk in the newness that I am bringing you in to. My plans for you are bigger than what you now perceive, and as you look to Me, you will begin to see the promises and the provisions that I have for you says the Lord.

Isaiah 43: 18- 19

“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

2 Corinthians 5: 17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Philippians 3:13-14

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Hebrews 12:1

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.”

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

“MOVING FORWARD” – BY ISRAEL HOUGHTON & NEW BREED

 

 

I hope the word and song were a challenge and a blessing to you.

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

Copyright © 2014 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

Images “A Word In Season” – http://www.awordinseason.info.

“FORWARD” by Israel Houghton & New Breed courtesy of Sam Walton – http://www.youtube.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Kim | August 4, 2014

ANCIENT WORDS – TIMELESS WISDOM

 

ANCIENT WORDS – TIMELESS WISDOM

ANCIENT WORDS - TIMELESS WISDOM

ANCIENT WORDS – TIMELESS WISDOM

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
 don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
 Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
 he’s the one who will keep you on track.
 Don’t assume that you know it all.
 Run to God! Run from evil!
 Your body will glow with health,
 your very bones will vibrate with life!
 Honor God with everything you own;
 give him the first and the best.
 Your barns will burst,
 your wine vats will brim over.
 But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
    don’t sulk under his loving correction. 
It’s the child he loves that God corrects;
 a father’s delight is behind all this.”

(Ecclesiastes 3:5-12 – The Message)

“ANCIENT WORDS” – BY MICHAEL W. SMITH

Copyright © 2014 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

“ANCIENT WORDS” by Michael W. Smith courtesy of 1BelovedSon – http://www.youtube.com

Posted by: Kim | July 27, 2014

A WORD FOR SOMEONE TODAY

A WORD FOR SOMEONE TODAY

“With all the animosity against Me in this world, with all the attempts to discredit My character and My Name, with all the attacks against My Word, My principles, and My Truth, stay focused, contend  for the Faith, cling to, rely on, and trust in Me for I am your God.

Do not mind the naysayers, mockers and scorners who despise the very essence of who I am. Do not mind their jeerings and noise. Do not allow them to distract you from My Truth. Hold fast to My truth for it is all you have. Hold fast for their day is coming. Hold fast for every mocker, naysayer, and scorner shall be humbled in their pride and arrogance and brought to nothing in My mighty presence.

Hold fast to Me and My Word and don’t let them distract you for I am your God, the only true and living God. Their day is coming. Hold fast to Me.”

The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low; The Lord alone will be exalted in that day. The Lord Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted, and they will be humbled.”

(Isaiah 2:11-12 – NIV)

Stop trusting in man who has but breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?”

(Isaiah 2:22 – NIV)

Copyright  2014 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved

Posted by: Kim | July 17, 2014

GREAT IS THE LORD – WORSHIP HIM!

GREAT IS THE LORD – WORSHIP HIM!

Although this is not a new song, tonight I heard it for the first time and it inspired such worship in my spirit that I had to post it and share it.

Be blessed as you listen.

Kim

“GREAT ARE YOU LORD” – BY SINACH

 

 

“Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain,”

(Psalms 48:1 – Amplified Bible)

“Great is the Lord and highly to be praised; and His greatness is [so vast and deep as to be] unsearchable.”

(Psalms 145:3 – Amplified Bible)

“Great is our Lord and of great power; His understanding is inexhaustible and boundless.”

(Psalms 147:5 – Amplified Bible)

“For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.”

(Psalms 95:3 – Amplified Bible)

 

THINK OF THE GREATEST PERSON, PLACE  OR THING THAT YOU CAN

GUESS WHAT?

GOD IS GREATER……WORSHIP HIM!

 

SELAH!

 

Copyright © 2014 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

“GREAT ARE YOU LORD” by Sinach courtesy of Osinanchi K – http://www.youtube.com

Posted by: Kim | July 15, 2014

GOD CAN MEET YOUR HUMAN NEEDS

GOD CAN MEET YOUR HUMAN NEEDS

 

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD HOLDS THE KEY TO MEETING  YOUR NEEDS

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD HOLDS THE KEY TO FULFILLING YOUR NEEDS

 

According to Human Needs Psychology there are six basic needs which are universal to all humans and that we all try to fulfill in varying degrees.

These needs are:

Certainty – The need for security, stability, and reliability.


Variety – The need for the unknown, change, new stimuli, excitement, adventure, and challenge.


Significance – The need to feel unique, wanted, important, acknowledged, special, valued and needed.

Love and Connection – The need to love and to feel loved, a strong feeling of closeness or union with someone or something 

Growth – The need to grow, learn, develop, and expand emotionally, intellectually and in capability.


Contribution – A sense of service, the need to give, to help others, and to make a difference.

Here are the needs again with some scriptures to show some of the ways that God in His completeness and infinite wisdom can fulfill them in our relationship with Him.

CERTAINTY

The need for security, stability, and reliability.


“For I am the Lord, I do not change……”

(Micah 3:6 – Amplified Bible)

“……….. for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]“

(Hebrews 13:5 – Amplified Bible)

“Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).”

(Hebrews 13:8 – Amplified Bible)

 

VARIETY

The need for the unknown, change, new stimuli, excitement, adventure, and challenge.


“Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!”

(2 Corinthians 5:17 – Amplified Bible)

“And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race].”

(Mark 16:15 – Amplified Bible)

“The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

(John 3:8 – Amplified Bible)

 

 SIGNIFICANCE

The need to feel unique, wanted, important, acknowledged, recognized, special, valued and needed.

“For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.”

(John 3:16 – Amplified Bible)

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

(I Peter 2:9 – Amplified Bible)

“Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s leave (consent) and notice.
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

(Matthew 10:29-31 – Amplified Bible)

 

LOVE AND CONNECTION

The need to love and to feel loved, a strong feeling of closeness or union with someone or something. 

“But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.”

(Romans 5:8 – Amplified Bible)

“For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,
 Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

(Romans 8:38, 39 – Amplified Bible)

“So we, numerous as we are, are one body in Christ (the Messiah) and individually we are parts one of another [mutually dependent on one another].”

(Romans 12:5 – Amplified Bible)

 

GROWTH

The need to grow, learn, develop, and expand emotionally, intellectually and in capability.


“And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.”

(2 Corinthians 3:18 – Amplified Bible)

“Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”

(Romans 12:2 – Amplified Bible)

“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”

(Philippians 4:13 – Amplified Bible)

 

CONTRIBUTION

A sense of service, the need to give, to help others, and to make a difference.

 “Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).”

(Matthew 28:19, 20 – Amplified Bible)

“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.”

(Matthew 5:18 – Amplified Bible)

“As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as [befits] good trustees of God’s many-sided grace [faithful stewards of the [a]extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor].”

(1 Peter 2:10 – Amplified Bible)

SELAH

Be encouraged to look to God as the fundamental source of fulfilling your needs.

He will never fail you.

He will never disappoint you.

Shalom!

Kim

 

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Photo Copyright © 2010 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

 

 

Posted by: Kim | July 13, 2014

49 THINGS I AM THANKFUL FOR ON MY 49TH BIRTHDAY

 

49 THINGS I AM THANKFUL FOR ON MY 49TH BIRTHDAY

49 AND FEELING FINE - GOD IS GOOD!

49 AND FEELING FINE – GOD IS GOOD!

Today  I turned 49.

49 aka 2 score and 9, aka 4×10+9, aka 9×5+4, aka 4 decades +9, aka 1/2 a century-1.

Wow!…..Or some Bahamians would say…….bey das a wibe!!!!….LOL

But seriously I’m happy to be alive and well and grateful to God that He has spared my life to see this day……He is good…\o/.

When I woke up this morning, the first thing that came to mind was to take 4.9 minutes and just quickly and randomly list 49 things that I am thankful for so I got my stop watch, timed myself and here’s my list..:)

1)  Life

2)  Health

3)  Strength

4)  A sound mind

5)  My relationship with Christ

6)  God’s love

7)  God’s grace

8)  God’s mercy

9)   My husband

10) My 3 children

11) My mother and that she is alive and well at age 75

12) My father’s life; he passed away 21 years ago

13)  My only living brother

14) My extended family and in-laws

15) My sister-friends

16) That I live in the Bahamas

17) Hot running water

18) Books to read

19) My intelligence

20) My home

21) My house

22) The Word of God

23) The presence of the Holy Spirit

24) The hope I have in Christ

25) The blood of Jesus

26) The power of God in me

27) My pastor

28) My church family

29) The privilege of being a part of the Body of Christ

30) The different people God has placed in my life over the years to help me grow spiritually and encourage me in my walk with the Lord.

31) The hard things I’ve had to go through

32) My children are smart

33) My children are healthy

34) My marriage has thrived and survived 22 years

35) My 3 dogs

36) My childhood

37) Having had praying great-grandmother, grand-mother and having a praying mother

38) Having had the opportunity to go to college

39) Discovering Strategic Intervention life coaching and its power to help people change and improve their lives

40) The opportunity to speak into people’s lives and encourage, edify and inspire them

41) Laughter

42) Sunshine

43) Peace

44) Safety from harm and danger

45) My MacBook Pro

46) My Nutribullet

47) Tea

48) Conch

49) God supplying all of my needs

That’s my random list of 49 things that I am thankful for on my 49th birthday that I wrote down in 4.9 minutes.

What are you thankful for today?

“For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my trust from my youth and the source of my confidence. 

Upon You have I leaned and relied from birth; You are He Who took me from my mother’s womb and You have been my benefactor from that day. My praise is continually of You.”

(Psalms 71:5-6 – Amplified Bible)

Blessings!

Kim

Posted by: Kim | July 12, 2014

THE WORD IS POWERFUL

THE WORD IS POWERFUL

"THE WORD IS POWERFUL"

“THE WORD IS POWERFUL”

 

The Word is powerful.

It is like a hammer.

When I speak it, I imagine it demolishing every thing that stands against God’s Truth and His purposes.

 

The Word is powerful.

It is like fire.

When I speak it, pray it I imagine it consuming everything that stands against God’s Truth and His purposes.

 

The Word is powerful.

It is like water.

When I sing it, I imagine it washing away everything that stands against God’s Truth and His purposes.

 

The Word is powerful.

 

SELAH!

 

“Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]?”

(Jeremiah 23:29 – Amplified Bible)

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word,
That He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things [that she might be holy and faultless].

(Ephesians 5:25-27 – Amplified Bible)

“For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

(Isaiah 55:10-11 – Amplified Bible)

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”

(Isaiah 40:8 – Amplified Bible)

 

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