Today’s Scripture

“Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice” (Isaiah 41:10, AMP).

Today’s Word from Joel and Victoria

It’s easy to look around at what’s happening in the earth today and be tempted to feel afraid or dismayed. Circumstances may seem overwhelming. Maybe your business is struggling, maybe you lost your job, maybe you’re struggling in a relationship or concerned about the economy. During times like these, it’s important to remember that God has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. In fact, not only is He with us, He has promised to strengthen us and harden us to difficulties. That means, when tough times come, they just bounce right off of you. You don’t allow your circumstances to steal your peace and joy. You have the attitude that says, “This may be a big problem, but my God is bigger!”

Keep in mind that the enemy isn’t after your checkbook; he’s ultimately after your peace and joy. He knows that if he can get your joy then he can get your strength. But when you stay connected to the Father through prayer and studying the Word and declare His promises over your life, you’ll be hardened to difficulties and stay safe in the palm of God’s hand!

A Prayer for Today

Father in heaven, thank You for Your precious promises. I renounce fear today and choose to trust that You have a plan of victory in store for me. Thank You for filling me with Your peace and joy and staying close to me all the days of my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

Joel Osteen Ministries

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  1. Thanx LT, im at work right now and missed church mass,atleast i have a word that will keep my day.God bless

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    • not just thanking,when it comes to other earthly issues you write pages,about heaven you only write half a sentence,let us change guys

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  2. Truely the lord will never leave his own.We should leave all our worries in his hands.We should not battle with the devil but he will for his own.If we agree to this wonderful message
    above,Do we see christianity in a Christian Nation such as Zambia where everyone
    appears to be in the battle?

    May God have mercy for Zambia and grant it peace

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  3. Jesus said peace i give you and peace i leave with you for sure no one can take away that peace form us if we really believe in the words of Jesus.Be it poor health,family problems etc. difficulties are there simply to strengthen us.” all those who have put trust in God are like Mt.Sion that cant be shaken” Thanks Lt

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  4. Thanks LT for this uplifting message. It is very clear, so he who has ears to hear let them hear.

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    • Ba Nine Chale muli shani on this Sunday?? God’s blessings on your way my bro..
      continue sending your heavenly/spiritual messages and I mean it.

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    • Natotela by Cutey, it’s always refreshing to hear your voice from down under. We thank God for his abundant blessings. Naimwe bene Lesa apale.

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  5. What is written here is not for everyone. There are those who have enterd a covenant relationship with God and said ‘You will be my Lord (I will serve you as your slave) and my God ( I will depend on you for everything). None comes to God except through Christ. But ‘there are many ways to God!’ Not so, friends. Jesus said I AM THE way. Not I am one of the ways! Why Jesus? Why not Mohammed? It is simple really. He is the only one who came back from the grave! Is that important? Yes it is. Because the grave holds in its power everyone who has done wrong. So if Mohammed is still in the grave then he did wrong. If he did, he needs a saviour too. So he says, ‘don’t follow me, I am also lost…

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  6. When Jesus rose from the grave He said, ‘ALL authority is given to me’ and ‘I have the keys to heaven and hell.’ He got these keys from the one who had held the whole world captive thus far. So friend, you are now free to enter the blessed kingdom of God’s dear Son or REMAIN where you are and cast your lot with the enemy of your soul. If you TURN BACK and COME to Jesus He says, ‘”I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice” (Isaiah 41:10, AMP). Come to Jesus then and do not delay! Just speak out right now and say, ‘YES, LORD JESUS, I COME TO YOU. I WILL SERVE AND OBEY YOU.’

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  7. ‘But’ I hear someone say, ‘What about all the bad things that I have done?’ Yes, you did bad things and you will never stop doing bad things. God has already met justice on your offences by laying the bad things on Jesus. Jesus took the bad things to the grave. He left them there and came back saying ‘SHALOM (Peace!)’ It means ‘Mission accomplished.’ The war is over and we have won! God looked at Him and smiled on Him and called Him up to heaven to sit at His right hand there representing YOU! God looks at Jesus, He sees YOU. You look at Jesus, you see GOD. Jesus looks at you, He sees, a brother/sister. You are family. The law is not applied judicially but filliary.

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  8. You become part of this through a ‘covenant.’ There is no covenant without blood. That is why Jesus died. His blood is the seal of the covenant that binds God to be there for you through thick and thin. Enjoy your covenant blessings!

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  9. Hypocrites!! busy pretending to obey the son of man and the bible when nowhere in the bible does it say sunday morning worship, mass or any other funny non biblical myths. It’s mighty funny how the most vociferous at saying they obey Yahshua are the ones doing the same things that would make him angry. Next month will be Passover the holy biblical festival of leviticus 23 and luke 22 , If you want to see hypocrites just sit and watch how many so called ;’christians will ignore passover and observe pagan Easter .

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    • God does not mention colour of people in the Bible so I wonder where you got this idea from!

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    • My God is Black! Jah create man ih His image and everyone know seh Black man deh ya from de beginning of time, seen? So go wey wid yu vain imaginations!

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    • The oldest race on the planet is black people do the math when the bible says we were created in his own image. Other races comes from skin mutations that deprived them of Melanin .

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  10. But another would say that a covenant has two parties who must keep it. Yes, that is true. God is one of the parties and you are the other. But you will never ever keep that side of the covenant no matter how hard you try. That is where Jesus comes in as your representative. You give Him your proxy. He sits on your side. He has fulfilled every aspect of the covenant. He was without sin. God said ‘If you do this… I will do this.’ And so, in Jesus Christ you have fulfilled your part of the bargain, now you can expect God to fulfil His side as well. This, put simply is what Christianity is all about. The funny thing though, is that God is behind every part of it mmmm! What a good GOD!

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  11. In the Old covenant, enshrined at the Mountain of Sinai, God threw a challenge to Israel. He said [email protected] ‘If you do these things you shall be a perculiar people, a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ They soon broke every commandment. So God swore in His anger that they would never enter the ‘SHALOM.’ Then Jesus comes along and says, I will do it for them. He sets about then to obey every commandment to the letter. Then He submits Himself to death (He did not need to because only ‘The soul that sins shall die’) so all the offences are paid for, then comes out of death and says, ‘You are NOW ‘a peculiar people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.’ The choice is Jesus for you or You…

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    • Stop lieing you evil tongued serpent. YHWH never abandoned the nation of Israel. The covenant is not NEW is RENEWED i.e the same nation of Israel is contained in that covenant mixed with Gentiles hence making it the new nation of Israel. Jeremiah 31:37 ” only if the depths of earth are searched out will I cast out all the seeds of Israel. Romans 11:1 says the same thing and finally ephesians chapter 2:12 and on says the same thing that Israel will ALWAYS be part of the covenant. The covenant is both Israel and gentiles who have to engraft onto the holy nation via following Yahushuah the son of man

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    • Show evidence of your lie ‘Israelites will never enter shalom’ in the bible ?

      Only a liar with no light or truth within him would accuse the holy nation of Yisrael of such a lie. Only the devil and his ministers are capable of that

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    • Please do not mistake this as anti-semitism. There is only ONE Saviour for both Jews and non-Jews. Romans 3:9,10 says For we have before proved both Jews and gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written (in Isaiah) there is none righteous, no, not one.
      God’s purposes for the Jews are also fulfilled in Jesus Christ. A time will come when they will realise that Christ is the whole point for the law. That is the Law was given to point them to Christ. Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end (GK-telos) of the law for righteousness to EVERYONE (Jew or Gentile), that believes.

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  12. for your self. There are many who think that they are capable of keeping God’s commandments (which are NOT 10 by the way). (Just like the Pharisees) and so they go about telling everybody to do what they do and anyone who does not do what they do, they condemn. The problem is that God’s commands are impossible to keep. They are so hard that when the Jews tried to analyse them they came up with so many that living would be impossible. But man is proud and he does not want to admit failure and help from another, so he carries on pretending that he does keep God’s commandments.

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    • YHWH’s commandments are not hard to keep, if anything it’s all the unbiblical church man made rules that are impossible and a burden to keep. YHWH would never give humans commandments that are hard to keep because he is a righteous judge

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    • Dear sir/madam, I beg you read on. Be reshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et haarets. Vehaarets hayitah tohu vavohu vekhoshekh al-peney tehom veruach Elohim merahephet al-peney hamayim. Vayomer Elohim yehy ‘or vayihiy ‘or.

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    • For if that first (covenant) had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second (deuteros-Gk). For finding fault (Greek- memphomai) with them, he says, Behold the days come, says the Lord (Kurios), when I will make a new (kainos) covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah… Heb 8, Infact please study the letter to the Hebrews

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    • This is why you are called a liar

      Hebrews 3:11 does not address the nation of Israel it addresses those who rebel against the holy spirit and harden their hearts. You are taking a simple bible verse that doesn’t even address the whole nation of Israel and only address those who rebelled

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    • Poor attempt at pretending you understand hebrew The saint you actually quoted Genesis 1:1 wrong in hebrew. The hebrew word for renewed is CHODESH as you am sure know CHodesh is in Jeremiah 31;31 or should I say Yermeyahu 31:31. Do you even know that the bible you just quoted with words like Kurious Codex sinaiticus calls YHWH a DEIMOS(root word for demon) And THEOS names for Zeus………………………………..Whenever you find a greek version of the bible know thats it’s corrupt eg Septugint, Codex sinaiticus and the rest

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    • YOu mean lost in Alteration

      I sugest you read the LETTER OF ARISTEAS and you will see the greek bible is not a translation but an alteration to suite pagans. the word of YHWH was given to prophets in Hebrew that Lashon Qodesh(holy language of heaven) .

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    • SlumdogShalapungu
      Teach me Sir.
      What does the word KHADASH (or Chodesh) mean in Exodus 1:8, Numbers 28:26, Josh 9:13 Job 32:19? Does it mean ‘new’ or ‘renewed’? It surely may mean either but it depends on the context to select one.

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    • ASk yourself this if it was a NEW covenant why would it involve the same characters at sinai tribe of judah and House of Israel? If it was a new covenant there would be no law like the sinai covenant but as you must or mustn’t know not a jolt of a title shall pass from the law. The covenant is renewed and unlike what you think that christ was the end of the law, he was only the end of the law of righteoness which is different to the Torah. The covenant is renewed not new because that wasn’t the first time a covenant with a law was goven

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  13. Some would concetrate on ONE of the commandments, like Don’t kill but they dishonour their parents. Another would think that they keep the sabath when they never tell the truth. Another thinks that they are ok with adultery because they are not married yet watch p.o.r.n. like they drink water. But in all this, we all fail to just love the man in the streets like we love ourselves. Now that is so hard. Declare yourself as a lover of your neighbour today. Take a walk in the streets. Finding a beggar, bring him into your house to share with what you have, half and half. Then go off again, meet an orphaned street child, bring them in and raise them as your own….

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  14. Then go out to fight every injustice, right every wrong and die with hunger and thirst because you gave up ALL. You have given your life for another. You have just begun to love your neighbour as yourself. But then there is loving God with AL your heart etc! Who in this world is honest enough in the very depths of their heart to say I did that! I see only one thing: ‘THERE IS NO ONE RIGHTEOUS, NO NOT ONE. ALL WE LIKE SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY. ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF GOD’S VALUES’. If you do not need a Sviour, good luck!

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  15. This message is very good, especially today, when it is expected that most pople will remember GOD.

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  16. To all the saints on this blog please help me understand this puzzle, while I strongly believe in the existence of God Almighty and his ability to create there is strong scientific evidence that the earth has been in existence over millions yrs contrary to the bible.2. why has the black race suffered the most on earth yet we are the most spiritual people?

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    • Thank you sir.
      First, I should like to correct the notion that ‘there is strong scientific evidence that the earth has been in existence over millions yrs CONTRARY to the bible.’ The Bible does not say how long the earth has been in existence. Bishop Usher, calculated the life span of the earth using the genealogies that are given in the Bible. The assumption was that the phrase ‘was the father of’ meant a first generation descendant but that is not what the Hebrew always implies. Jesus is son of David, but that does not mean that he was born of David’s wife. It means ‘descended from.’
      Secondly, the Bible is not a textbook of Geology or Science. God gave brains for us to work it…

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    • … to work it out.
      What man cannot find out by science and learning is God. That is why God had to reveal himself. He gave us brains that can work out anything scientific but that which has to do with knowing Him personally, He had to reveal Himself. It is like lovers. You can crunch all the parameters in a computer for people to know and love each other but at the end of it all, science will have failed you. Spirit must reveal spirit. You as a man were created in the image of God and are spiritual. You need His revelation to know Him. A person is known by His character, desires, thoughts, words and actions. GOD’s are revealed in JESUS CHRIST.

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    • Thirdly, true science will always find the Bible perfectly in order. The problem with the Bible as we have received it, is translation as well as interpretation in other cases. People should humble themselves and let the Holy Spirit who authored it reveal what He meant when He wrote it. You can get a PhD studying Shakespeare’s works and still find that you have not got to the bottom of what the Bard was on about. But we are talking about the writings of the immortal God and people think they can without aid read and understand? The Ethipian eunuch asked, How can I, except som one guides me? Acts8:31 Philip under the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:20) preached JESUS to him.

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    • The earth is not 5000 years old as most deluded christians want to think it’s millions of years old. In 364 AD they were books that detailed the history of the world that were part of the biblical canon but because at the time the catholics did not understand them they banned those books from the bible. Some of these books went in detail like for example describing Nephilim, rephilim,giant reptilian creatures like behemoths and leviathons. Those books were considered heresy until this day when they make a lot of sense. The bible is scientific it’s just that the average bible reader doesn’t even know biblical history instead all they know is repeating what their pastor and church tells…

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    • # 23.2 You seem to be quite versed in the scriptures , I have always been fascinated by the language of the Good book (the bible) would you be kind enough to tell me ,is it myth or fact that Adam and Eva lived in the Garden of Eden? if factual why do we shake when we see natural snakes and not the actual lucifer . how true is it that the natural snake was created close to man with qualities of a human being . No scientific basis though for this ……..?????

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    • I say it’s fact because all human beings descend from one male and female. scientists place the origin of human beings in african Near Ethiopia because thats where the oldest human skeleton remains originate from. Nobody knows where the garden of eden but speculation puts it between north africa and the middle east . In biblica pseudographic works which may or maynot be true put Adams burial place in a place called teh Cave of treasures where he was buried with Myrrh, gold & frankincense in order to fulfil the coming of the savior, Myrrh only grows in north africa. In all honesty nobody knows we can only speculate where the garden of eden is

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    • It is science that tells us how old the earth could be, but even science has revised its facts again and again. At one time, the earth was 10 billion years old then it became 8 and now it is about 4.5 billion years. A billion years is a very long time and if you were to adjust an error by so much, you would not be taken seriously. Having said that, I am a scientist myself and everyday, I thank God for the thrill of discovering His secrets. It is like a loving daddy who has left sweets in different parts of the house for his kids to find out with the clues he lives. Lord I thank you.

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    • What science can never explain is why we are here in the first place and why we die. As a Biologist I recognise that there is no reason for organisms to die at all. The basic processes of life should reproduce themselves infinitely at cell level. The Bible tells me why we are here and why we die.

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    • Thanks #24 for your elaborate writing ,I will assume you are a man /woman of God ,that said Could I be correct to say that from the biblical point of view we have no idea how old the earth is? secondly what wrong did the black race do against God for its current state ,particularly black Africans HIV?AIDS, poverty , wars, scientifically lagging , and yet we worship more in Africa than UK

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    • I am sorry could not reply earlier. Went out. I pray the Father will help you. The Bible does not use colour to describe people. We have no idea what colour skin Adam or even Noah had. What is known are the sites where certain descendants of Noah settled. If we assume that all those people are still where they are today then the so called ‘black man’ would have been descended from Noah’s oldest son Ham. Ham had 4 sons (daughters are raely mentioned by the way); Cush, Mizraim, Put and Canaan. Cush’s descendants are called Ethiopians by the Greeks (not the Bible, because Ethiopian means ‘burnt face’). Mizraim has to do with Egypt/Sudan and Put with Libya/Chad.

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    • Aids-Created by Man.On 11-05-1987,the London Times printed a very powerful article in which it accused the world health organisation(WHO),of setting off the Aids epidemic through its mass smallpox innoculation in Africa and other third world countries during 1960’s.
      Although the article appeared to be well-reseached,others went further and discovered that it was not these innoculation that were resposinble at all.
      In an artcle entitled “WHO murdered Africa” by William Campbell Douglass,the writer points out “that the tile of this article is not a question but a statement

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    • Actually the bible does address people with colourUnbeknownst so some of you. White skin is a curse called TZARAATH gehazi in the book of kings was cursed with tzaraath. The translators of the bible changed tzaraath to Leprosy which wasn’t even around in biblical times

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  17. But it is obvious that not all these descendants are present day Ethiopians, Egyptians or Libyans because North Africa was invaded and colonised in the last 1,500 years by the Arabs spreading Islam. If how we interpret the Biblical accounts is correct, then it is obvious that there have been 3 phases of civilisation in human history, each spreading over some thousands of years. Ham’s descendants were the first. They built the great pyramids, Chinese and South American civilisations. Their (‘black’ people) age of world dominance passed. Then Shemites (Semitic) had their chance, now its Japhethites (‘White’). But soon Jesus will return and I can almost hear the trumpet sound! Maranatha!

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    • You are a a very dishonest chap, since when did races been aligned to biblical tribes. The races mixed a long time ago and there is no such thing as a japhite thats white. King david was described as Ruddy(ginger haired) and yet he was not a japhite, he was liked to esau . Race and genetics are two different things , only the ignorantly illiterate still think theres hamites or shemites. What a ridiculous notion

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    • You cannot argue even if you tried. You are making false unbiblical statements which are ridiculous. YOu need to put a disclaimer at the end of your posts to say yyou are using your vivid imagination as to alighing races to japhites or shemites. I suggest you do your research on Haplotypes before you show your ignorance on matters outside your brain frequency

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    • Are you truly happy brother? For I perceive that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.

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    • I have not linked race to tribes. You have. I have linked the descendants of Noah to Geographical positions. There are only two races in the world and that is the natural and the supernatural. ‘If any man is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold all things are new.’

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    • Don’t be silly I live in the torah Iniquity is only among practicers of Supercessionism like you. The fact is you are lieng because unbeknownst to you Races have never been confined to geographical regions. If negroe skeletons are found in places as far as neoliyhic china imgaine how silly you sound to me. The issue here is you lied and you were caught repent from your lawlessness,

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    • well, it seems you have a knack for theology ,just to find out what was it like during the black dominance ? what were their discoveries, is it the pyramids ?

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    • There have been many civilisations in time past which we have no idea about how they functioned. The architecture of the Great pyramid at Giza itself is amazing. Even with modern computer technology it cannot be reproduced. An Italian explorer told of a great city in the heart of Africa (Abysinia) called El dorado. He described the state in detail but the Italians never believed him. Years later Italy went to Ethiopia and colonised the region around the Red Sea (Eritrea). They never found this city but in the 1870’s they tried to take Ethiopia from Menelek II but were defeated at the battle of Adwa. Then what about Atlantis?

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  18. Be still and know seh Jah Jah is in full control. Slumdawg & De Saint, no need fi argue, bredren. Just live clean & let your works be seen. Leave all judgements unto Jah, the Mastermind.

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  19. #24 my brother/sister thanks again for your response. While we give thanks and praise to God, I do not wish that we do that blindly.I would like to admit that in God`s plan of creation a few things went wrong,if this be the case ,a cascade of events result from that namely;1. genetic mutations resulting in different races 2. climate changes that could have destroyed other planets like mars3. spiritual rebellion exemplified by the motive behind the construction of tower of babel prompting the son of man to come down on earth

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    • Mutations, sickness and death are a result of sin. This entered the world by one man. Adam (Hebrew for Mankind). Adam chose to give away his God given dominion to Satan. Christ the second Adam won it back for us. We are all by nature born of Adam but by the new birth we are born of Jesus. For Jesus ‘went about doing good and destroying the works of the devil.’

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