a convergence of tea time thoughts for ladies

Rightly dividing the bible

maleficent movie

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I was in the backseat of the car in Seattle  and ended up at the movie house.  When  you are with young adults; spontaneous things happen.   We watched  an analysis of high cheek bones at various angles  the Maleficent movie.   I really liked the sparkles in her lipstick and would like to get that brand, only in a more face-friendly shade. The movie  really did concentrate on the high cheek bones of Maleficent in every scene.

This is my take on it- the whole movie was about revenge.  You don’t mess with Maleficent and hurt her feelings, and not come out burned.  She got her revenge.   I know it was fiction, but in real life, we have to leave vengeance to God.  

  

  2 Thessalonians 1:6

Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

 

Romans 12:19

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather, give place unto wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

 

Many hurts and ill treatment we have to leave with God.  She got her revenge by putting the curse on the baby of the King who did her wrong.  When she’s doing something intense, her eyes turn green.  Is that demon strength or something?

We just go on and live for God, and keep going to his Word every day.  We’ll get strengthened and won’t get sucked up in all the worlds ways.  Thank God for all the books that were written after Jesus rose from the dead.  Those are so special to us for our daily times of bible reading.   Thank God for all the other sections of God’s Word too.


Ephesians chapter 6

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This  is the last chapter of the book of Ephesians.  Even though I’m taking a chapter a day this week, usually I stay in one chapter for three days or longer.  I can’t absorb all of one chapter in one day, because there is so much to pounder on in any given chapter.  It was about 2 years ago that I started to read the bible portions over and over, and more slowly, which helped me a lot.  By reading it slowly, it stays in my thoughts, and I can concentrate on what I’ve read.


Family,

The armor of God,

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Pray for Paul

 

Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. Ephesians 6:2-3.

 

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  Ephesians 6:11

 

And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,  For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.  Ephesians 6:19, 20

 

        Tychicus, a beloved brother, is sent by Paul to tell them all about how it goes with Paul.  Tychicus comforts the Christian’s hearts (verse 22).   Thank God for the christian friends that were a comfort to us over the years.   That is the kind of friend I want to be.

        We can’t pray for Paul anymore, but we can pray for people to want Jesus for their Saviour, and to understand their need for a Saviour.  Most people don’t think they are sinners, and they don’t think they need Jesus Christ to clear them of  sin.  I think a lot of people are shocked and hurt when they die.  We can’t bring them from the dead to tell us about it, but if a person isn’t trusting in Jesus to get them to heaven, then they are  most likely, shocked and hurt when they leave this world.

        The armor of God in this chapter (6:10-18) has always been very special to me.  I had it all memorized at one time, but  I don’t think I can get it word perfectly as I used to.   The  armor of God  shows us a lot we need to know, like in verse 16.  Satan hates christians and he wants to destroy a christian in any way he can.  Satan wants to ruin  a christian’s   life.  That is what I see in this verse.   “Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” Ephesians 6:16.   The fiery darts of the wicked are meant to destroy a christen’s belief in God too.

 “Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” Ephesians 6:16.      

         I hope you get a lot of out the book of Ephesians  as you read through it.  Thank God for it!  We don’t have to go on to eternity with stupidity.  God left us his Word for understanding things.

References

(June 28, 2011). Search by Verse TM Bible King James Version: [Kindle Fire version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com.


Ephesians chapter 5

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Today, it’s about just 2 separate portions from this chapter that I learned from:

Let no man deceive you with vain words…. Ephesians 5:6a

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What is the will of the Lord?  Ephesians 5:17-21

 

         Here’s what we get deceived about with vain words: all the things in Ephesians 5:5.   A person can get led to think that the wrath of God doesn’t come upon  whoremongers, unclean persons, covetous man, and idolaters, but God’s wrath can come upon the children of disobedience.   It’s all right there, plain and simple.  We can please God, or choose not to.

For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience (June 28, 2011). Search by Verse TM Bible King James Version: [Kindle Fire version].).

          We don’t have to be a part of it, like  the next verses in 5:7 says: “Be not ye therefore partakers with them”.   But then, there is marriage.   Your friends  as couples, are the husbands choice usually.  Who are his male friends?  That is why marriage has the potential to be very trying.  It’s not just you anymore who is inviting people to your home, and befriending, now it’s your husband’s choices too.  He’s got to have edifying friends.



 

We can understand what the will of the LORD is.

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the LORD is.  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord:  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our LORD Jesus Christ;  Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God (Search by Verse TM Bible King James Version: [Kindle Fire version].)

         We don’t need to drink liquor, but instead be filled with the Holy Spirit.    We can fill our mind with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, to the Lord.   Here comes the thankfulness part in verse 20; giving thanks always!

This works.  Singing to the Lord and being thankful to Him makes a person’s heart lighter and  pleases God.  It does wonders for me.  I’m glad my house isn’t so close to the neighbor’s that they hear me sing.  I might bother them if our houses were closer!

         These are all good things from Ephesians 5.  This has been a good week reading this book every day.  When I die I can take my last breath knowing that I read God’s Word.  Many people are not prepared to die.  How embarrassing to go to heaven and not have read God’s word here in this life.

        Being in God’s Word is the right thing to do.  Too many  weird beliefs can crowd out what is the Truth.  Get into God’s word on a regular basis.   Get a kindle, the bright light is so great for old eyes.  Don’t be embarrassed when you get to heaven and regret that you didn’t read God’s Word.  He speaks to us through his Word (King James Bible).

 

References

(June 28, 2011). Search by Verse TM Bible King James Version: [Kindle Fire version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com.).


Ephesians chapter 4

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The do’s and don’ts of Ephesians are in this chapter.

Things to do: walk worthy….forbear one another in love, endeavor to keep the unit of the spirit, put off former conversation, be renewed in the spirit of your mind…put on the new man…grieve not the holy spirit, be kind one to another…

The dont’s:  darkened understanding, blindness of heart, lasciviousness, deceitful lusts, let not the sun go down upon your wrath, steal no more, corrupt communication, bitterness, wrath anger, clamor…

Ephesians 4: 18 shows what  a person is if they are not in  Christ.  Their understanding is darkened because of their ignorance.   Their heart/mind is blinded.  They have no chance of spiritual understanding without  wanting Jesus as their Saviour.

...walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,  Having the understanding darkened, being alienated front the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.  Ephesians 4:17b-18

We can be renewed in the spirit of our mind as verse 23 shows, “and put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness”… as verse 24 says.   I’m glad God gives us a choice.

References

(June 28, 2011). Search by Verse TM Bible King James Version: [Kindle Fire version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com.


Ephesians chapter 3

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Ephesians 3 has many sections in it that are dear to me and encourage my heart. I have been choosing just a few parts from each chapter to write about.  Today what is on my mind are these two portions:  strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man…, and the love of Christ passes all knowledge.

Another prayer of Paul’s for us Christians 

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, …That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man:…(Ephesians 3:14, 3:16  (june 28th,2011).  Search by Verse TM Bible King James Version: [Kindle Fire Version].  Retrieved fromAmazon.com).

  Paul  is our example on how to please God, so we can pray this too.  Ephesians 3:19 is one of the most “stand out” parts of this chapter for me personally.  It shows me that the love of Christ, passes all knowledge, and that we can be filled with the fulness of God.  Does this sound nutty to some people?  It would if a person isn’t in Christ, and doesn’t want God in his life.  For the christian who wants God, it isn’t nutty, it is encouraging and brings a person closer to their Saviour.

  May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.  Ephesians 3:18-19

References

(June 28, 2011). Search by Verse TM Bible King James Version: [Kindle Fire version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com.


Ephesians chapter 2

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Phrases that come to mine when I think about this chapter are the following:  quickened us together with Christ, magnificent  kindness, by grace are ye saved, his workmanship, made nigh by the blood of Christ, he is our peace, a habitation of God through the Spirit.

This is a big chapter, with a lot of information in it.  God speaks to us through his Word.   My favorite verse from chapter 2 is Ephesians 2:7:

That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

God will show us his kindness to us through Jesus in the ages to come!  Jesus is kind, and will be kind to us all through eternity.  The ages to come is eternity.  Who can comprehend eternity?   I’m looking forward to heaven when I read this verse.

 Here is another wonderful truth “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,” (June 28, 2011). Search by Verse TM Bible King James Version: [Kindle Fire version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com).  As life goes on, we all have opportunities to do good works to please God.

I love reading Ephesians on my kindle.  When I can’t sleep at night, I just turn it on, and the page is so bright that I don’t need a flashlight like I previously needed for nighttime reading.  This kindle is great.  I think I only paid four dollars for this bible version.  The highlighter is especially neat, but why don’t they give the reader color choices?  Oh well, yellow is nice.

References

(June 28, 2011). Search by Verse TM Bible King James Version: [Kindle Fire version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com.


Ephesians chapter 1

A  a week of  reading  the book of Ephesians – starting today.  There are only 6 chapters in the book. Here is chapter 1.

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Are you one of the faithful in Christ Jesus? Well, if you are, this book is written to you.

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus.  Ephesians 1:1

  The verse I wrote yesterday, Ephesians 1: 21, should have the previous verses for some explanation.  Paul’s praying for these  Christians as he states in Eph. 1:16-17:

“Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”…

 He’s praying for the believers, and prays for these things for  their lives, and now he’s describing Jesus in verse 21.

“Far  above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:”

 “But also in that which is to come” is the part that caught my attention. In heaven Jesus will still be far above all principality, and power, because that  which is  to come is in heaven.

    The older I get “that which is to come”  fills my thoughts.  Heaven is real, so we might as well get ready for it, even if we live a long life here on earth.   I wonder what will be on your mind when you read Ephesians chapter 1?  Read it slowly.  Read a portion over and over, so you can crowd out other thoughts and just think about what you are reading.

 

References

(June 28, 2011). Search by Verse TM Bible King James Version: [Kindle Fire version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com.


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