Minute Manna for December 30,2009 - A Temple of God

Posted Dec 30th 2009, 09:37 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    “Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.” 2 Corinthians 6:16
 
    How can I be the temple of the living God as this scripture declares? The temple in Jerusalem was a building just like any other until it was dedicated to God....

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Minute Manna for December 25,2009

Posted Dec 25th 2009, 11:00 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a great day, celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus. This is the a time of year we get together as family and give to each other. We...

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Minute Manna for December 24,2009

Posted Dec 24th 2009, 08:45 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18
    Many of you know, I live in Canada. We have a lot of snow and so, having spent a lot of time shovelling it, I can really appreciate when God says He will change the colour of sin, to be white as...

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Minute Manna for December 19,2009

Posted Dec 19th 2009, 09:58 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews12:2
    This verse has been a very powerful truth to me for many years. As a young person I was led to this verse and at the time, it was an encouragement for me to get my eyes off other believers and...

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Minute Manna for December 16,2009

Posted Dec 16th 2009, 01:09 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews12:2
    Shame is a very powerful and destructive force which hurts the spiritual life of a believer. Shame is a painful emotion caused by the consciousness of guilt, shortcoming or wrongdoing. Shame makes us want to hide the things which cause us...

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Minute Manna for December 11,2009

Posted Dec 11th 2009, 09:57 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    “By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:9
    This is the message of the word of God. If you could sum the entire message of the Word of God in three words, it is God saying, “ I love you.”  It is so easy to lose sight of God because we cannot see Him. There...

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Minute Manna for December 9,2009

Posted Dec 9th 2009, 10:48 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
    God wants to heal us, so He can talk to us. Relationship is based on communication. Two major problems are is inadequate communication and mis-communication. One major complaint in a marriage is “we don't talk enough.” While inadequate communication is a defiant problem, I think mis-communication is even worse. Mis-communication is when one person is saying something...

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Minute Manna for December 3,2009

Posted Dec 3rd 2009, 09:39 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    “yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—“ Colossians 1:22
    We all struggle, from time to time, with our identity before God. We may be able to quote all the scriptures which say we have received righteousness as a gift and yet the feelings of guilt and shame can be very real. It doesn't matter if we do struggle, as long as...

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Minute Manna for December 1,2009

Posted Dec 1st 2009, 09:50 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” Psalms 32:8
    This verse is in the first person so it is actually, God speaking directly to you. When we read the word of God, we must receive is as God speaking directly to us. If we read it as a book to formulate a doctrinal position or to find verses which support something we...

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Minute Manna for November 26,2009

Posted Nov 26th 2009, 08:13 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    “You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” Psalms 16:11
    I have always read this verse with the view that we go into God's presence and we receive joy. This is certainly a valid way to view this scripture. However we need to realize we experience joy because of God's joy. God is joyful. He is not sad and we do...

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Minute Manna for November 25,2009 - Created for Peace

Posted Nov 25th 2009, 10:05 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” John 14:27
    Can you hear Jesus speaking this to your heart today? “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you.” I love the red letter editions of the Bible, because it is so much easier to see when Jesus is speaking. You can...

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Minute Manna for November 24,2009

Posted Nov 24th 2009, 10:37 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    "But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!` Isaiah 43:1
    Have you ever read a scripture and received it as God speaking directly to you? Many times we may read the scripture and think God is speaking to someone else and yet there is such power in the Word of God when...

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Minute Manna for November 18,2009 - Awake?

Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:12 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    “For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you." Ephesians 5:14
    We define being awake as being aware of our surroundings and active. When we sleep we are unaware of our surroundings unless for some reason we wake up. This verse is referring to being spiritually asleep and is commanding us to wake up our spirit. To be be spiritually awake is to be aware of God in our...

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Minute Manna for November 13,2009 - Awesome Love

Posted Nov 13th 2009, 09:34 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


 
    “For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
 
    What God has done for us on the cross, stands as an undeniable message of His love for us. It reveals the ultimate expression of the essence of His nature, which is love. This message of love is what changes us from hardened sinners, into adoring worshipers, because His love...

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Minute Manna for November 6,2009

Posted Nov 6th 2009, 09:24 by Minute Manna by Michael Orser on Inspiration


    “that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,” Ephesians 3:16
    We need physical strength to function in this world. We receive this through eating food, working and exercising. How much more do we need spiritual strength to function in the spiritual world. We can take a great deal of time to maintain our physical well being as well as entertainment for our soul....

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