If My People

If My People 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. I love this verse for a few reasons. First and foremost: 

My People, My dad gave me a last name with generations of honor behind it. A name to be very proud of. For God to call me His people because of my faith in Jesus Christ; called by His name, is to be part of the eternal family of God! Secondly, Just like my dad taught me right and wrong, God tells me what He expects from me so He can bless me! Third, this verse shows me there is a stark difference between who God says are His people and who are not His people. When Israel was in slavery in Egypt and God sent Moses to lead them out, God miraculously separated His people from the plagues He put on the Egyptians. Most notable to me are the plague of darkness that could be felt by the Egyptians for three days but there was light in the land of Goshen where Israel dwelt; and the night of the Passover when every firstborn of the Egyptians died but where the blood of the Passover lamb was applied to the two posts and lentel of the door of the homes of the Israelites, none died who were within that house when the destroying angel went through Egypt. If My People

My people, My conduct 1 Peter 1:13-16 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. If My People

Not My people: 

If My People 2 Timothy 2:3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous,  boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,  unthankful,  unholy,   Without natural affection,  trucebreakers, false accusers,  incontinent,  fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors,  heady,  highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness,  but denying the power thereof:  from such turn away. 

If My People Isaiah 5:20-23 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!  Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:   Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! What separates the “child of God”, from the “child of the devil”? John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. What separates the “friend of God” from the “friend of the world”? 

If My People James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. What separates the “just” from the “unjust”; the “holy” from the “profane”; and “light” from “darkness”? 

If My People 1 Timothy 1:9-11 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man,  but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.   

My people, My power John 1:1-14 In the beginning was the Word,  and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 3:5-7 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The difference between God’s people and those who are not, is God’s people are those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ and they want to be humble, and they want to pray, and they want to seek God’s face, and the want to turn from their own wicked ways not to be born again but because they are born again, and want to live their life pleasing to God. If My People

If My People 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become  new. If My People

Glen Burke glen@wolffind.com

Missionary to LE




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