Praise Monday, Aug 17 2015 

Blessed be thou, O Jehovah, the God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.

11 Thine, O Jehovah, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Jehovah, and thou art exalted as head above all.

12 Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou rulest over all; and in thy hand is power and might; and in thy hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

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Light Source Wednesday, Aug 12 2015 

Light has long been a symbol for good and darkness for evil.

About the time that God was commanding Moses regarding the plagues of Egypt, there is one particular plague in Exodus 10 where darkness falls upon Egypt for the space of three days.

21 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Stretch out thy hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.

22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days;

23 they saw not one another, neither rose any one from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Notice that “All the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.”

If Egypt was so dark that the darkness could be “felt”, then where was this light source the Israelites had?

Many times when we read scripture, we fail to see what is in plain sight. The people of Egypt were polytheists. They had a god of the river, a god of the cows, and a god of the sun for example. None of these false gods had the “power” to stop the darkness from falling on Egypt. But the Israelites’ one true God was “all-powerful.” He alone was worthy of worship as the living God.

Even in this day and age, we must continue to allow the God of heaven to be our light source. Whatever good we do, we do through and by Him, by His power, and in His strength.

In 2 Corinthians 11 we are warned of false teachers:

13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, fashioning themselves into apostles of Christ.

14 And no marvel; for even Satan fashions himself into an angel of light.

15 It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.

Here, once again, we find the truth hidden in plain sight. Even the devil may appear to do good in order to be highly spoken of by others. Remember that Satan is the father of lies.

Satan and his servants can deceive us by appearing to be attractive, good, and moral. Many people are led astray into cults by bible-quoting leaders. Don’t be fooled. We are to test the spirits whether they be of God. Your power gage should be scripture. Acts 17:11, 1 John 4:1-3, Matthew 12:33-37.

11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

and every spirit that confesses not Jesus is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already.

33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit.

34 Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

35 The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things.

36 And I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.