“Following evil leadership is not an excuse to behave so wickedly against God and His commandments since you have a personal choice and commitment to make.” ~ Jon Barnes
“The active choice of reading about God, doing the work, praying and going to church are lifestyle acts of Justification and personal steps to forward spiritual progress.” ~ Jon Barnes
2 Samuel 7
The Lord’s Covenant Promise to David
David’s Prayer of Thanks
“Zero in on the talent that is in front of you and help others to develop their gifts from God and you will find that God has blessed you with more gifts than you had realized.” ~ Jon Barnes
Gideon Defeats the Midianites
“I’m slowly learning how to adjust my lens and settings on my camera of life as things change like seasons so that I can clearly see the different colors, texture, shapes, and sizes to live God’s wonderful lifestyle on this Green Earth.”~ Jon Barnes
The Blessings of Obedience
“Just when you think you’re out of gas, God will miraculously provide you with the resources you need to finish the job.” ~Taryn Barnes
There are times in life where we feel as though we are spiritually on empty, struggling to keep the faith in our walk with God. It is in moments like these, we find ourselves taking our eyes off of the prize, trying to make sense of our situations using our own personal human understanding.
When you’re spiritually on E, fuel up by studying the word of God. You’ll find that in the Bible the trials and tribulations we endure are nothing new under the sun. Seek peace and understanding by leaning on the Word to renew your spirit. Remember that through life’s challenges, we gain a deeper relationship with God, so don’t be dismayed should obstacles come your way.
Question of the day
In times of spiritual fatigue, how do you refuel?
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Report on the Exploration
“Invest everything you are in God’s stock market as the ROI is everlasting” ~Taryn Barnes
The seeds we sow are like stocks in God’s stock market, going up and down in value as we navigate our personal daily choices. Those seeds are investments in our spiritual growth and development. Diversify your portfolio, and sow more good seeds than bad, as we all play the market in our own free will.
We reap what we sow for better or worse. As imperfect creatures our stock may become volatile, going up or plummeting, but rest assured if you put your heart and trust in Christ, God will always come through, exchanging your stocks with His, to see that your investment is actualized in heaven.
We play God’s stock market every day, giving us the opportunity to make better investments as we grow. Become a savvy investor by reading up on the good investment tips given to us by way of the Bible. The more you study, the better you become at investing, securing your retirement in heaven.
Question of the day
How is your biblical portfolio looking?
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Fire From the LORD
Quail From the LORD
“Notice the quality of inventory you personally carry around with you in your heart, mind, and body, because that is what you soul is made out of, which determines your destiny for Hell or Heaven.” ~ Jon Barnes
Tell yourself stop copying fake people, religions, ideas, cults, idols, and witchcraft like behavior and obey your heavenly father God. Put yourself on the shelf and take God off of the shelf so that you can Hear what the Spirit of God will teach you and show you in the Bible. Your self-studies, reading, praying, fasting, and walk with God will grow your Spiritual Inventory and purge your trash!
Clothing for the Priests
Making the Ephod
Making the Chestpiece
Additional Clothing for the Priests
Moses Inspects the Work
34 the tent coverings of tanned ram skins and fine goatskin leather;
the inner curtain to shield the Ark;
35 the Ark of the Covenant[f] and its carrying poles;
the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement;
36 the table and all its utensils;
the Bread of the Presence;
37 the pure gold lampstand with its symmetrical lamp cups, all its accessories, and the olive oil for lighting;
38 the gold altar;
the anointing oil and fragrant incense;
the curtain for the entrance of the sacred tent;
39 the bronze altar;
the bronze grating and its carrying poles and utensils;
the washbasin with its stand;
40 the curtains for the walls of the courtyard;
the posts and their bases;
the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard;
the ropes and tent pegs;
all the furnishings to be used in worship at the Tabernacle;
41 the beautifully stitched garments for the priests to wear while ministering in the Holy Place—the sacred garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments for his sons to wear as they minister as priests.