Anxiety & Financial Peace — Peace is Not Circumstantial, It’s About Faith! — Feeding of 5,000 Miracle Story — Francis “Fish-o-Filet” Chan Christ’s Crazy Love Ministry

Stand Firm in the Lord

5 Let your gentleness be apparent to all. The Lord is near.

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

The Poor Widow’s Offering

(Mark 12:41-44)

1Then Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2and He saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.a

3“Truly I tell you,” He said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4For they all contributed out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

(Matthew 14:13-21Luke 9:10-17John 6:1-15)

30Meanwhile, the apostles gathered around Jesus and brought Him news of all they had done and taught. 31And He said to them, “Come with Me privately to a solitary place, and let us rest for a while.” For many people were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.

32So they went away in a boat by themselves to a solitary place. 33But many people saw them leaving and recognized them. They ran together on foot from all the towns and arrived before them. 34When Jesus stepped ashore and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And He began to teach them many things.

35By now the hour was already late. So the disciples came to Jesus and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is already late. 36Dismiss the crowd so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”

37But Jesus told them, “You give them something to eat.”

They asked Him, “Should we go out and spend two hundred denariif to give all of them bread to eat?”

38“Go and see how many loaves you have,” He told them.

And after checking, they said, “Five—and two fish.”

39Then Jesus directed them to have the people sit in groups on the green grass. 40So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.

41Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, Jesus spoke a blessing and broke the loaves. Then He gave them to His disciples to set before the people. And He divided the two fish among them all.

42They all ate and were satisfied, 43and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. 44And there were five thousand men who had eaten the loaves.

REFERENCES & REFLECTIONS

[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/tithing-debt.html
[2] https://www.gotquestions.org/tithes-and-offerings.html

Levitical Laws: Land Transactions — Return of Property — Old Testament Times’ Real Estate Leviticus #4

Return of Property

Leviticus 25

13In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his own property.

14If you make a sale to your neighbor or a purchase from him, you must not take advantage of one another. 15You are to buy from your neighbor according to the number of years since the last Jubilee; he is to sell to you according to the number of harvest years remaining. 16You shall increase the price in proportion to a greater number of years, or decrease it in proportion to a lesser number of years; for he is selling you a given number of harvests.

17Do not take advantage of one another, but fear your God; for I am the LORD your God.

REFERENCES & REFLECTIONS

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubilee_(biblical)
[2] http://dailytruthbase.blogspot.com/2011/10/leviticus-24-27-blessings-or-cursings.html
[3] https://bible4ejournaling.home.blog/2019/10/16/leviticus-22-27/

Sacred Donations — Valued Dedicated Property to the LORD — Old Testament Times’ Real Estate Leviticus #3

Why 20%?

Rules about Valuations

Leviticus 27

22Now if a man consecrates to the LORD a field he has purchased, which is not a part of his own property,
23then the priest shall calculate for him the value up to the Year of Jubilee, and the man shall pay the assessed value on that day as a sacred offering to the LORD.
24In the Year of Jubilee the field shall return to the one from whom it was bought—the original owner of the land.
25Every valuation will be according to the sanctuary shekel, twenty gerahs to the shekel.

references & reflections

[1] https://bible.org/seriespage/3-analysis-and-synthesis-leviticus
[2] https://cldibillings.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Tithe-Verses-and-NT-Giving.pdf
[3] http://awf.world/consult/the-laws-of-clean-and-unclean-and-their-relationship-with-the-concept-of-sacred-space/
[4] http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id29.html

Appraisal 20% Payment — Property Management in Levitical Law — Old Testament Times’ Real Estate Leviticus #2

Why 20%?

Rules about Valuations

Leviticus 27

14 Now if a man consecrates his house as holy to the LORD, then the priest shall value it either as good or bad. The price will stand just as the priest values it. 15But if he who consecrated his house redeems it, he must add a fifth to the assessed value, and it will belong to him.

16If a man consecrates to the LORD a parcel of his land, then your valuation shall be proportionate to the seed required for it—fifty shekels of silver for every homer of barley seed.j 17If he consecrates his field during the Year of Jubilee, the price will stand according to your valuation.

18But if he consecrates his field after the Jubilee, the priest is to calculate the price in proportion to the years left until the next Year of Jubilee, so that your valuation will be reduced. 19And if the one who consecrated the field decides to redeem it, he must add a fifth to the assessed value, and it shall belong to him.

20If, however, he does not redeem the field, or if he has sold it to another man, it may no longer be redeemed. 21When the field is released in the Jubilee, it will become holy, like a field devoted to the LORD; it becomes the property of the priests.

22Now if a man consecrates to the LORD a field he has purchased, which is not a part of his own property, 23then the priest shall calculate for him the value up to the Year of Jubilee, and the man shall pay the assessed value on that day as a sacred offering to the LORD. 24In the Year of Jubilee the field shall return to the one from whom it was bought—the original owner of the land. 25Every valuation will be according to the sanctuary shekel, twenty gerahs to the shekel.k

references & reflections

[1] https://bible.org/seriespage/3-analysis-and-synthesis-leviticus
[2] https://cldibillings.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Tithe-Verses-and-NT-Giving.pdf
[3] http://awf.world/consult/the-laws-of-clean-and-unclean-and-their-relationship-with-the-concept-of-sacred-space/
[4] http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id29.html

Tithing: Spiritual Tips — Leviticus Law — Holy Offerings

Instruction on Tithes

(Deuteronomy 14:22-29Deuteronomy 26:1-15Nehemiah 13:10-14)

30Thus any tithe from the land, whether from the seed of the land or the fruit of the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD. 31If a man wishes to redeem part of his tithe, he must add a fifth to its value.

32Every tenth animal from the herd or flock that passes under the shepherd’s rod will be holy to the LORD. 33He must not inspect whether it is good or bad, and he shall not make any substitution. But if he does make a substitution, both the animal and its substitute shall become holy; they cannot be redeemed.’”

Christ as the Fulfillment of Prophecy and the Law – Jesus as Our First Fruits Offering

“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep”

1 Corinthians 15:20

REFERENCES & REFLECTIONS

[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/tithing-debt.html
[2] https://www.gotquestions.org/tithes-and-offerings.html

Peace is Not About Circumstances: It’s All About Faith. How to Defeat Anxiety — Francis Chan Christ’s Crazy Love Ministry

Stand Firm in the Lord

5 Let your gentleness be apparent to all. The Lord is near.

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

The Poor Widow’s Offering

(Mark 12:41-44)

1Then Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2and He saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.a

3“Truly I tell you,” He said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4For they all contributed out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”

God Works In All Things
31What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

REFERENCES & REFLECTIONS

[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/tithing-debt.html
[2] https://www.gotquestions.org/tithes-and-offerings.html

Gift of Life Ephesians 2 #1

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Ephesians 2:8

Bible on Money

Alive with Christ

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Ephesians 2:8

[1] https://salvationbygrace.org/current-qa/the-gift-in-ephesians-28-9/

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Who Were the Money Changers in the Bible? GotQuestions #4

Who Were the Money Changers in the Bible?

Ask God to Answer! https://www.gotquestions.org/money-changers-in-the-Bible.html

Cleansing of the Temple

“It is written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers’”

Matthew 21:13

REFERENCES & REFLECTIONS

[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/temple-cleanse.html
[2] https://www.gotquestions.org/temple-tax.html
[3] https://www.gotquestions.org/money-changers-in-the-Bible.html
[4] https://www.gotquestions.org/false-teachers.html
[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleansing_of_the_Temple

Koinania: Fellowship in Partakers of Christ’s Divine Nature — YOU HAVE ALL YOU NEED — Francis Chan Christ’s Crazy Love Ministry

2nd Peter 1:1-4

Greetings from Peter

This letter is from Simon[a] Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ.

I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness[b] of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior.

May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.

Growing in Faith

By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.

God’s Name — Name Above All Names! Tetragrammaton

  1. Jesus Christ of Nazareth
  2. I AM
  3. JHVH
  4. Jehovah
  5. YWHW
  6. Yahweh
  7. Lord
  8. Eloi
  9. Elohim
  10. Adonai
  11. Abba
  12. Immanuel
  13. Messiah
  14. Hosanna
  15. LOVE
  16. HOLY
  17. KIND
  18. TRUE
  19. WORD
  20. LORD
  21. LAMB
  22. KING
  23. MOST HIGH
  24. Chosen One
  25. Mighty God
  26. Everlasting Father
  27. Wonderful Counselor
  28. Prince of Peace
  29. King of Kings
  30. Alpha and the Omega
  31. ELOHIM. My Creator.
  32. JEHOVAH. My Lord God.
  33. EL SHADDAI. My Supplier.
  34. ADONAI. My Master.
  35. JEHOVAH JIREH. My Provider.
  36. JEHOVAH ROPHE. My Healer.
  37. JEHOVAH NISSI. My Banner.
  38. JEHOVAH MAKADESH. My Sanctifier.
  39. Eternity
  40. Eternity of Eternities
  41. Holy of Holies
  42. Name Above All Names
  43. El Elyon (The Most High God)
  44. Adonai (Lord, Master)
  45. Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
  46. Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
  47. Jehovah Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
  48. Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
  49. Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
  50. El Elyon, “Most High El”
  51. El Shaddai
  52. El of Shaddai
  53. El `Olam Everlasting El
  54.  El Hai Living El
  55. El Ro’i El my Shepherd
  56. El Gibbor El of Strength
  57. Lord of Hosts
  58. Lord God of Hosts
  59. Son of Man
  60. Sovereign God
  61. Commander of Heaven’s Armies
  62. God Almighty
  63. Yeshua
  64. El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
  65. El Elyon (The Most High God)
  66. Adonai (Lord, Master)
  67. Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
  68. Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
  69. Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
  70. Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
  71. Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
  72. Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
  73. Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
  74. El Olam (The Everlasting God)
  75. Elohim (God)
  76. Qanna (Jealous)
  77. Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
  78. Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
  79. Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)
  80. High Priest
  81. Atoning Sacrifice
  82. GOOD
  83. HOPE
  84. SONG
  85. PRAY
  86. LAMP
  87. ABBA
  88. HOLY OF HOLIES
  89. Joshua
  90. TRUE VINE
  91. TREE of LIFE
  92. STAR
  93. SEED of Faith
  94. DOOR GATE to Kingdom of Heaven
  95. FEAR
  96. HEAL
  97. SOUL
  98. WORD
  99. ΑΩ
  100. AMEN

[1] https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/misc/name_god.cfm
[2] https://www.allaboutgod.com/names-of-god.htm
[3] https://www.navigators.org/resource/praying-names-attributes-god/
[4] http://www.amazon.com/The-Knowledge-Holy-Attributes-Christian/dp/0060684127
[5] http://www.amazon.com/Names-Moody-Classics-Nathan-Stone/dp/0802458564
[6] https://dashhouse.com/gods-name-exodus-341-9-14/
[7] https://vfnkb.com/2014/05/no-other-name-but-jesus.html

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