Devotion: A brief summary of our text

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


A FAILED BUILDING PROGRAM
"And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 9

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 9
TESTING IS COMING
Commitment in Trial
"Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison . . . " What a candid word! How it reminds me of Christ's word to Peter. "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked...

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Devotion: Conclusion of series

Posted Mar 27th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
"And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.  In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 8

Posted Mar 27th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 8
DO NOT FEAR!
The Righteous in Persecution
"Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer." Here is another paradox: the righteous are persecuted! For some, this is too difficult to comprehend. They imagine that because Christ...

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Devotion: Them which keep the sayings

Posted Mar 25th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 36 of 37
THEM WHICH KEEP THE SAYINGS
"Blessed is he who KEEPS THE SAYINGS the words of the prophecy of this book . . . I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which KEEP THE SAYINGS of this book." (Verses 7 and 9, Revelation 22:1-9, NKJV)
What a marvelous reality is here unveiled! Not only is the angel linked to the Prophets and to the Apostles, he also identifies himself...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 7

Posted Mar 25th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 7
I KNOW THE BLASPHEMY
Savages in Religion
" . . . and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan." Now Jesus identifies some of the oppressors of His...

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Devotion: Your brethren the prophets

Posted Mar 24th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 35 of 37
"YOUR BRETHREN THE PROPHETS"
"Then he said to me, See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of YOUR BRETHREN THE PROPHETS, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God." (Verse 9, Revelation 22:1-9, NKJV).
What a marvelous triad! The angel, the Prophets, and those who keep the words of this book. From one point of view, there was a vast difference between those...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 6

Posted Mar 24th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 6
I KNOW YOUR POVERTY
Wealth in Poverty
"I know your . . . poverty (but you are rich) . . . " Ah, here is another exposure of the absurdity of the world's religion. It has become fashionable in some circles...

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Devotion: "Do it not!"

Posted Mar 23rd, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 34 of 37
"DO IT NOT!"
"Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God." (Verse 8-9, Revelation 22:1-9,...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 5

Posted Mar 23rd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 5
An Important Spiritual Principle
An important spiritual principle can be seen here. It is possible for a church or individual to be in such circumstances that productive activity is out of the question. This is of no consequence to the...

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Devotion: Conclusion to series

Posted Mar 22nd, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 33 of 37
A HASTY RESPONSE TO AN OVERWHELMING VISION
"Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 4

Posted Mar 22nd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 4
I KNOW YOUR WORKS
"I know your works . . . " This is the same word addressed to the church in Ephesus, who had "left" her "first love" (Rev 2:4). For Ephesus, this was a convicting word. For Smyrna,...

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Devotion: A hasty response to an overwhelming vision

Posted Mar 21st, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 33 of 37
A HASTY RESPONSE TO AN OVERWHELMING VISION
"Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 3

Posted Mar 21st, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 3
WHO IS SPEAKING
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, 'These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life." Remember, the Lord reveals Himself to each church in a manner appropriate...

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Hawaii While Away

Posted Mar 21st, 12:00 by Online Perspective on Teaching/Education


Aloha, Family:
Just a brief announcements while I am away with our Hawaii delegation.
One, I will be with our Hawaii delegation at my home in Las Vegas (March 21-23, 2017).
Two, I will be at Victorville, California co-hosting a Regional Transformation between His Highest Praise International and Turning Point Church pastored by Dr. and Mrs. Ron Folker (March 24-26, 2017).
Three:  I will be in Los Angeles (March 27-30, 2017).
Regarding our Hawaii Churches:
1.  Pastor Lori Siri is the acting superintendent in my absence....

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