Archive for February, 2023

Today’s Manna in the Word:
It will make your head spin

The things God is about to do in the Earth just may make your head spin.

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.”
‭‭Amos‬ ‭9‬:‭13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

What took a little while will take no time at all.

What used to be a lengthy process will produce very rapidly: harvest and plant immediately, harvest and produce product immediately.

For those ready to receive and build God’s kingdom, it is about to happen at the speed of immediacy.

From the Message Bible:
“Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” God’s Decree. “Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills.” Amos‬ ‭9‬:‭13‬ MSG‬‬

There is about to be a major wealth transfer.

“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13‬:‭22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Those who have chosen to oppose God, the God of the Bible, will see their wealth given to people who have chosen God, those who are right with Him, those who walk with Him through Jesus Christ.

Only believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.

Walk with the God of the Bible and prosper.









God loves you, pray for one another, and together we will build the Kingdom of God, in Jesus’ name.

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Today’s Manna in the Word:
God is able

Whatever you are going through today.
God is able.

Are you going through some tough stuff?
God is able.

Do you have a need you cannot meet?
God is able.

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9‬:‭8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The God of the Bible is able, is able to meet you where you are, in your need, and provide for you what you need.

Need peace? God is able.
Need healing? God is able.
Need provision? God is able.
What do you need? God is able.

How do you get this grace from God?
Choose Him. He will choose you.
Come close to Him through Jesus Christ and the Cross. He will come close to you and bless you.

You see, the God if the Bible loves you so much He gave you Jesus that if you believe Jesus and the Cross were enough to cover your sin God would come to you, bless you, walk with you, partner with you as you go through this life … and … live with you always.

Only choose God. He will choose you.
God is able.

Just a reminder: God is able.











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My 2001 #FordRanger hit a milestone: 200,000 miles on the odometer. I was able to watch it rollover. Kinda cool. 🙂
When I bought the truck I named it “Mo”, because in a southern dialect it had many “mo miles” to go.
Now on to 300k …

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Today’s Manna in the Word:
Take not Your Holy Spirit from me

Desire His presence, the presence of the God of the Bible, the One who loved you so much He gave you His only begotten son Jesus as a ransom for anyone who would receive him and the price paid at the Cross.

“Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭51‬:‭11‬-‭12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

God’s gift to us, to you, is His presence. Jesus makes that possible.

Having experienced His Peace, His Presence, you do not want Him to leave you. His goodness, kindness, mercy, grace, His presence is too good to describe.

Let your prayer be like King David’s and cry out for God’s presence and a right relationship with Him.



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Chasing revivals?

Do not chase after revival for revival’s sake. Chase after the God of the revival, the God of the Bible. Come to Him through Jesus Christ and the Cross. Amen?

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Today’s Manna in the Word:
Because of Jesus Christ

The gift of God to us is Jesus Christ.

It is not of ourselves, but the gift of God that we are able.

It is through the gift of God who is Jesus Christ that we are able to connect with the God of the Bible, the God of Creation. Jesus gives us his life. A life in Christ is a life in God. What limit would you now have?

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

In all that you do, in all that you face, look to Jesus and the Cross. Look to the life he gives you. Look to the relationship he gives you. He is your strength and, many times, your ability to do, to accomplish those things before you.

Receive Jesus.
Receive his ability to do in your life.











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with Pastors Dave & Alicia Rogers
Foundational Scripture:
John 13.35 ESV
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love [agape] for one another.”

The byproduct of a life in right relationship with God through Jesus Christ is love for one another.
•It almost seems too simple.
•Love is a choice, not a feeling … you cannot fall out of love, you have to stop choosing to love

Ephesians 5.22-26 ESV
•Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 
•For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 
•Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 
•Husbands, love [agape] your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word.
[live for them, not die for them]

Submit and Submission do not mean “under the thumb”
•They mean mission under the mission.
•There is freedom in submission.
•First God, second spouse, third family, fourth anyone else [aka significant others]

Psychology [the study of the psyche or the ways of humankind] tells us there are some common traits all humans have. Psychology and Psychiatry work in generalities… they are not exact.
•There is a reason why they call it a “practice”.

“The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman, c.2015
•Affirmation – compliments, saying nice things about the other person
•Quality Time – doing stuff together (not necessarily sex)
•Gifts – showing you care by giving things that matter (story: love is a baked sweet potato)
•Service – doing stuff for the other person (like filling the gas tank)
•Touch – the physical contact or physical presence of another; words may not be needed but touch is (not necessarily sex)

*No one is just one of these. Identify which ones are strongest and work on those.

*In the matter of sex: foreplay starts when you wake up and consider your spouse before yourself.

*Note on “Love Languages”: these are the things you did when you were dating. Keep doing these.

The 5 Greek Words for Love
•Philautia – love of self, also call Narcissism … chasing after your own desires first
•Eros – physical, passionate, sensual … chasing after what feels good with another
•Styrgos – family, kinship, relationship … the fondness for the connected group
•Phileo – brotherly or sisterly affection or fondness, fellowship
•Agape – love without expectation of return, loving someone just because they are, choosing them, preferring them over all else.

John 21.15 – Do you love me more than these?
•Jesus asked Peter this question 3 times
  -Twice with “agape”, once with “phileo” •Peter answered 3 times with “phileo” … like a brother

Love your spouse like God loves you.
Give yourself to them.
Find out what they like and why: given them that.

Be like God to your spouse, to your family, and to those around you; love [agape] them.

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The Gospels Series – Birth to Egypt to Nazareth
with Dr David J Rogers
Foundational Scripture:
Luke 2.10-11 KJV
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

The arrival and confirmation of Jesus

1. Lk 2.1-7,8-21,22-38,39-40

  -v.1-7: Just as prophesied, Jesus would come out of Nazareth to be born in the city of David, Bethlehem.

  -v.8-21: Angels declared to shepherds in the field about the birth and told where to go; the child was officially named “Jesus” – the Salvation of God.

  -v.22-38: Joseph and Mary took their child to the Temple and there received prophecy and confirmation of who Jesus is.

  -v.39-40: The child Jesus grew strong in the spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.

Importance of birth and how

2. Mt 2.1-23

  -The prophecies concerning Christ were well known in Israel / Judaea.

  -The wise men, astrologers and scholars, followed the star to Judaea then to Bethlehem.

  -Once found, the wise men honored the child as a coming king with gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

  -Joseph dreams an angel then flees to Egypt; King Herod orders the death of all 2-year-olds.

  -Joseph dreams an angel and after 12 years, returns to Nazareth; those who wanted the child dead are dead themselves.

Wise men and three gifts

3. Mt 2.1-12

  -The “wise men” are men who studied history, prophecy, signs in the earth, and signs in the heavens.

  -The king of Judaea conspired to find where the “new king” was. Herod had killed 3 of his 4 sons because he thought they conspired against him. The wise men knew what was next.

  -The wise men saw the star in the night that led them to Bethlehem and to the child Jesus. They worshipped and honored Jesus and gave gifts.

  -The wise men knowing Herod’s ways left without coming back to Herod.

Herod vs children

4. Mt 2.13-15 go to Egypt, v.16-18

  -Herod was an evil, selfish king. He was called “Herod the Great” at the time because of being an able politician (made friends out of Rome and Persia), rebuilt the Temple (upgraded), rebuilt Masada (border fort), and rebuilt a lot of cities and forts around Judaea. He was also paranoid. He killed anyone who was a threat to his throne; including his sons.

  -v.13-15: Joseph, Mary, and Jesus get up and go to Egypt.

  -v.16-18: Herod orders all children under 2 years old to be killed. This is how evil he was.

The Return and Growing in Grace

5. Mt 2.19-23, Lk 1.80

  -Mt 2.19-20: Joseph took his family to Egypt and stayed, out of the reach of Herod, until Joseph received word that Herod was dead.

    -v.21-23: The son of Herod became king; Joseph was concerned about going to Israel, so they went around to Nazareth of Galilee.

  -Lk 1.80: Joseph and his family settled in Nazareth and the child Jesus grew “and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.”

“Jesus” means salvation of God.

The devil and selfish men and women in history have tried to stop the things of God.

God brought His salvation as a lowly child in a lowest of places heralded first by the lowest of society.

Joseph and Mary being good stewards of the things of God, made a point of hearing God for the things He wanted; and they heard His warnings, too.

God gave Joseph and Mary gold, frankincense, and myrrh to support them in their travels and in their trade in Egypt and back to Israel.

Humble beginnings and humble hearts by this little family; provision and protection from God for the journey.

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Choose to love one another

Today’s Manna in the Word:
Choose to love one another

Love is a choice carried out in action.

If you love someone, truly loved someone, show it.

Jesus gave very few commandments to us. He did command us to love one another with what he described as “agape” love… a love that is given without thought of return or reward, just because they are you love them.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love (agape) one another; as I have loved (agape) you, that you also love (agape) one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love (agape) for one another.”” ‭‭John‬ ‭13‬:‭34‬-‭35‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

This agape love is important. It is how the God of the Bible loves us. He prefers us. He loves us because we are … faults and all (those are our unique characteristics, what makes us us).

The God of Creation so loved us He became Emmanuel (God with us) and went to the Cross as Jesus (the salvation of God) that we might have a life in right relationship with Him. All we have to do is choose Him.

This is how the world will know we are with Him: we have love for one another.












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Don’t eat your seed.

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