WE BELONG TO GOD WE HAVE HIS LOVE We are GOD'S children. (John 1:12) We are CHRIST'S friends. (John 15:15) We are GOD'S workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10) We are united with the Lord. (1 Corinthians 6:17) We are bought with a price. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) We are saints (set apart for GOD). (Ephesians 1:1) We are personal witnesses of CHRIST. (Acts 1:8) We are the salt & light of the earth. (Matthew 5:13-14) We are members of the body of CHRIST. (1 Corinthians 12:27) We are free forever from condemnation. (Romans 8:1-2) We are seated with CHRIST in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 2:6) We have access to GOD through HIS Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:18) We have been redeemed and forgiven. (Colossians 1:14) Sinful and all, WE BELONG TO GOD. TO WHOM DO YOU BELONG?
written by BeLinda Magee
(The “OLD TESTAMENT FACTS” poem can be found in the July archives)
As we enter the New Testament
These twenty-seven books are quite relevant,
That GOD’S HOLY WORD is excellent,
GOD – THE FATHER, CHRIST THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
Are quite prevalent!!!
ST. MATTHEW, ST. MARK, ST. LUKE, and ST. JOHN
Relate the spiritual battle of good versus evil –
These four gospels testify of JESUS’ good news,
With this information, none of us should lose.
Then follows the book of ROMANS
About Paul’s spiritual letter to them – he’s not a showman.
He described powerfully the HOLY SPIRIT vs. the flesh,
They had no excuse to be involved in carnal mess.
When Paul wrote books, 1st & 2nd CORINTHIANS,
Surely, his letters were to saints and not barbarians.
We learn about JESUS’ teaching and GOD’S AMAZING GRACE
Which is more than enough to stay in this Christian race.
Next, Paul appeals in the book of GALATIANS,
The people there required an exorbitant amount of patience.
Instead of the HOLY SPIRIT, they dealt with the flesh,
Paul’s letter to them corrected that mess.
With the book of EPHESIANS
There are many reasons
That Paul’s letter to them
Was for all seasons.
Blessed is GOD who gives us spiritual blessings in heavenly places,
We still have, although, idiotic cases.
When Paul wrote to the PHILIPPIANS at Philippi,
He wanted them to rejoice thereby,
Knowing the ALMIGHTY GOD is nearby.
And to think on those things that are good and pleasant,
To be joyful, and not be depressant.
In the book of COLOSSIANS, Paul wrote to them as well,
He always had spiritual information to tell.
He wrote about seeking CHRIST and those things from above,
That JESUS CHRIST died for us and rose again -this is GREAT LOVE!
1st & 2nd THESSALONIANS,
1st & 2nd TIMOTHY,
These books mention inspiration, and not sympathy.
This always fits in the Christian society,
About the coming of the LORD,
To pray and give thankfulness,
And to always preach GOD’S HOLY WORD.
What a great assignment for one to afford
Paul encourages TITUS as a companion in the LORD
The book’s emphasis was to express Christian duties,
So that there would be no calamities.
The letter of Paul in the book of PHILEMON
About a slave and master relationship – not a heathen.
This proposes a very good reason,
To be received by the church there with grace during any season.
Next comes HEBREWS where we learn more about CHRIST,
We are reminded that JESUS was the perfect sacrifice.
Examples of faith and to follow peace with all men,
This book contains powerful chapters – more than ten.
Then there is the poignant book of JAMES
Which reminds us that faith without works is dead.
Effective and intense prayer from the righteous,
Avails much to be witnessed and spread.
1st & 2nd PETER, a Leader,
1st & 2nd & 3rd JOHN, dearly Beloved,
These books were written by men of GOD.
Exhortations to holiness,
To be followers of CHRIST,
To keep GOD’S WORD,
And to love one another, not strife.
In that tiny book of JUDE,
The ungodly are crude,
The ungodly are lewd,
The ungodly are rude.
Last, but not least, is the book of REVELATION,
Where GOD gave John an elevation,
To reveal to the nations
CHRIST JESUS is coming again is his affirmation.
Whether you’re at home, in an auto, a building, a church, or bus station,
CHRIST JESUS WILL RAPTURE ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE HIS BLOOD RELATION!!!
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- The Solution To The Christian’s Dilemma (gospelbondservant.com)
written by BeLinda Magee
Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
…When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
You cannot afford
For your life to be bored,
And tangled with cares of this world.
Get in accord
With GOD‘S HOLY WORD –
It is a two-edged SWORD.
To fight life’s enemies,
With RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PRAYER that conquers,
Be clothed as well with SPIRITUAL ARMOR.
You can even say, “Help LORD”!
This is part of GOD’S HOLY WORD.
Then watch GOD’S ACTIONS which
cannot be ignored.
© 2011 BeLinda Magee. All Rights Reserved.
- What About Our Forgetfulness (verticalviewer.wordpress.com)
“What shall we then say to these things?
be against us?”
Psalm 18:3 –
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Psalm 18:48 –
He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
Psalm 23:5 –
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Psalm 27:2 –
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Psalm 27:10 –
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
Psalm 44:5 –
Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
Psalm 54:5 –
He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
Psalm 54:7 –
For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.
Psalm 60:12 –
Through GOD we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
written by BeLinda Magee
(To demonstrate GOD’S creativity resulted in this Old Testament poem by reading its powerful words.)
Beginning with emphasis,
Is the first book, GENESIS.
All creation is discovered
About ALMIGHTY GOD and HIS MIGHTY WORK.
The Leader, Moses, with GOD’S People
Have an exit in EXODUS,
They didn’t know the solution
Would be aqueous.
The priestly tribe of Levi
Is contained in LEVITICUS.
When the people disobeyed GOD,
Now that was iniquitous.
Forty years in a journey
Can be studied in NUMBERS.
GOD’S rebellious people, though protected,
Did make many blunders.
Unfaithfulness and disobedience
Is found in DEUTERONOMY,
Moses spoke of GOD’S LAWS
But GOD’S people had a mind for autonomy.
JOSHUA follows the death of Moses,
He received GOD’S COMMANDS,
With new and unknown adventures
And everything that imposes.
Idol worship and rejection of the LORD
Resulted in JUDGES,
When GOD’S People were defeated,
They had many grudges.
Naomi and Boaz were loved by RUTH
She gleaned in the fields,
Also great-grandmother of King David,
And that’s the truth.
Samuel, Saul , and David
A prophet, and two kings
Are mentioned in a huge manual,
Which comprises I & II SAMUEL.
Good and evil things
Are the reports they bring,
When you read and study
The history of I & II KINGS.
As we continue, King David still reigns
There is nothing quite ironical,
Followed by Solomon and other kings
This is I & II CHRONICLES.
Then comes book of EZRA
He was GOD’S helper.
Praying and praising GOD
Surely, he was not a slacker.
Next book is NEHEMIAH
He knew GOD’S People would not tire,
As long as they had a “mind to work”
Their responsibility they would not shirk.
GOD’S People were hated
On the scene comes ESTHER,
Risked her life to become queen,
That was no conjecture.
Enduring great suffering
Was a rich man named JOB.
His friends thought he had sinned,
They foolishly began to probe.
The longest book in the BIBLE is PSALMS
With poems, prayers, praises and songs,
One can find relief in them
They produce a great calm.
Want to read a collection of sayings
And powerful statements that don’t disturb?
Including wisdom and poetry – superb
This next book is PROVERBS.
ECCLESIASTES & SONG OF SOLOMON
You will discover joy with them,
They speak of Wisdom and Poetry and Love,
No other like this that comes from above.
The book of prophet ISAIAH had a big task at hand
He spoke for the LORD to the people
About their future in the land,
As long as they had GOD in their plan.
JEREMIAH has prophecy as well
This book of war has a story to tell.
Although GOD was leading him,
He was put in a jail cell.
GOD’S People had greatly sinned
As a result, they were punished then,
Jeremiah’s sorrow brought his LAMENTATIONS,
With these people, he had great consternations.
Oh, the next great prophetic book, DANIEL
A good example with his friends,
Who taught us how to handle
Ourselves with integrity, prayer, and visions,
Not an inkling of a scandal.
HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, & OBADIAH
These prophetic books tell what it requires
Not to sin and how to reap bountiful blessings
Oh, what great and inspiring lessons.
JONAH, MICAH, NAHUM, & HABAKKUK
Inform you how not to get stuck,
And not to get set in your stubborn ways,
These prophets will help you all of your days.
ZEPHANIAH and HAGGAI,
ZECHARIAH and MALACHI
These prophetic books remind us
That THE ALMIGHTY GOD will reward and punish,
That THE ALMIGHTY GOD is always nigh.
© 2011 by BeLinda Magee. All Rights Reserved.
We must acknowledge THE ALMIGHTY GOD as the CREATOR of everything and accept our humble position in GOD’S CREATION.
(Read Romans 1:20-21)
Through JESUS, GOD gave us a way to be saved from our sins. GOD showed us HIS LOVE by giving us the potential for life through the death of HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST.
(Read Romans 5:8)
If we remain sinners, we will die. However, if we accept JESUS as our LORD and SAVIOUR, and repent of our sins, we will have eternal life.
(Read Romans 6:23)
Just confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD and believe in your heart that GOD raised HIM from the dead and you will be saved. There are no religious formulas or rituals.
(Read Romans 10:9-13)
One has to determine in his or her heart to make JESUS CHRIST the LORD of their life today.
(Read Romans 11:36)
Are You Ready to Accept GOD’s GIFT OF SALVATION?
If you believe GOD’S WORD from Romans, and want to accept GOD’S GIFT OF SALVATION now, it’s a matter of repenting of your sins and turning the rest of your life over to JESUS CHRIST. This is not a ritual that is based on any specific words or prayers, but a willful decision and a step of faith that is sincere.
written by BeLinda Magee
It’s from above
It’s your strength’s convoy
It will never cease
It’s to suffer long, but not to buffer wrong
It will provide plentifulness
It doesn’t create rudeness
It requires HIS BELIEF unscathed
It is not weakness
Read James 1:21
It requires HIS reliance
2 Peter 1:6
This poem was written by George Rigby, in Damascus, Syria in 1941 while on duty in World War II.
I N T R O D U C T I O N
The Bible’s Books are Sixty Six
The Spirit – their recorder;
Their stories – how they can transfix
So here they are – in order.
In GENESIS I will begin
With Adam, and with Eve
Who knew not any form of sin
‘Til Satan did deceive.
Now EXODUS will tell us most
Of Moses – Man of God,
And how he led all Israel’s host
When many miles they trod.
To LEVITICUS you have to turn
And read about the law;
The sacrifices which did burn
Unblemished – without flaw.
The next one tells of sin and shame
And how it all encumbers.
This book is good – here is its name
DEUTERONOMY – after NUMBERS.
Now JOSHUA was told to do
By vision – and by sound
To there and then remove his shoe
From off the Holy Ground.
JUDGES tells us – all forlorn
of Samson and Delilah,
And how his lovely locks were shorn
His sight gone – nothing viler.
Then next, there comes a parting scene
The story – we all know as
The understanding love between
Naomi – RUTH – and Boaz.
First and second SAMUEL,
First and second KINGS:
They are a first class manual
And full of wondrous things.
First and second CHRONICLES now
Speak of one good Sire
Who gave his gold, and cedar bough
Hiram – King of Tyre.
In EZRA Six – and verse nineteen
A feast has been restored
The Israelites – it will be seen
Had God, their Lord, ignored.
Their story you will all recall
Concerning – NEHEMIAH
Who started on Jerusalem’s wall
And built it – Higher and Higher.
In ESTHER there’s a warning
And loudly – it is rung
For Haman was, one morning
On his own gallows – hung.
Faith is something hoped for
The evidence – not yet seen;
JOB had faith, with patience
And few – like him – there’s been.
David wrote the book of PSALMS
And one day in his path
He slew a man, of brawny arms
Goliath – the giant of Gath.
King Solomon was very wise
The PROVERBS he did write.
To fame, and power, he did arise
Please read this book – tonight.
ECCLESIASTES, Five-verse one
Is very plainly put
So when you to God’s house have gone
Remember – keep thy foot.
SONG OF SOLOMON, speaks of Love
So turn to it, and search
The story speaks of one above
Who is waiting for the Church.
The Prophets’ Books, are next in turn
And one is called ISAIAH
The “Spirit” helps us to discern
And the next is – JEREMIAH.
Sorrow and love, are indications
Chastening – the theme
A wondrous book is LAMENTATIONS
Jehovah’s ways are seen.
EZEKIEL was in Babylon
All Judah, was therein
To that strange land, they all had gone:
God’s punishment, for their sin.
The children’s story, I will pen
And grown-ups too, will gape
It tells of DANIEL, in the Den
And how he did escape.
Turn over now, and have no fear
A sad tale, you will find
The writer, is by name HOSEA
He pours to you, his mind.
Of insects, does this story speak
In JOEL chapter one
The land with palmerworms doth reek
But do keep reading on.
In AMOS and in OBADIAH
Is reading at its best
Your heart may throb, you will retire
Abundantly well blessed.
There’s JONAH next, who would not preach
And so he did set sail.
He never thought, the shore he’d reach
Inside a great big whale.
Jerusalem, The Ancient City
Samaria, as well.
God does render them no pity
MICAH does this story tell.
And then comes NAHUM who does quote
Of God, who does not fail
The wicked city, which he smote
By sword by fire and gate.
I will rejoice, yes, in the Lord
And this verse, you will see.
The text itself, I will applaud
Read HABAKKUK, chapter three.
ZEPHANIAH – HAGGAI –
Not forgetting – MALACHI –
Will thrill you, through and through.
MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE and JOHN
All speak, with one accord
Of Jesus – who is God’s dear Son
Our Saviour – Master – Lord.
ACTS and ROMANS will recall
Of one who was converted;
You will be told – of one named Saul
Whose journey was diverted.
CORINTHIANS One – CORINTHIANS Two
Give us Paul’s advice.
He states Christ’s love is ever new
But he also deals with vice.
The next four books –
GALATIANS, EPHESIANS, PHILIPPIANS & COLOSSIANS
Are to the Church
All written by one hand.
They warn the people, not to lurch
For Apostasy was in the land.
The THESSALONIANS now we reach
And here we have an inkling:
“Be Ready” as the books do teach
When Christ comes – in a twinkling.
The books of TIMOTHY which are two
Are followed on by TITUS
They point us to the paths anew
Where nothing will affright us.
“Onesimus” – who once did steal
When tempted by the Demon
He brought a letter, with the seal
Of Paul – to one PHILEMON.
HEBREWS is a wondrous tale
Of Prophets, old and true
“By Faith” their works, they did avail
Christ gives that faith – to you.
A Guiding book comes to us now
And read – you really must
It is the Christian path – I vow
The author – JAMES the Just.
PETER first — and PETER second
Tells us of Declensions
And our attention too, is beckoned
To matters, which he mentions.
First – Second and Third JOHN
And next to them comes JUDE
They tell of one – God’s dear Son
Who gives our Spiritual Food.
Then as this story, comes to end
We read of Devastation
For God – His wrath, will surely send
You must read REVELATION.
by BeLinda Magee
What are you thinking?
What are you sayng?
What are you doing?
Who are you influencing?
Life goes by
In the twinkling of an eye.
Ain’t got time
To find out why
That GOD gave us life
Not for envy, division, or strife.
Because HE is from above,
The ALMIGHTY GOD gave us HIS LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Copyright 2011 BeLinda Magee. All rights reserved.
1 John Chapter 4, verses 7 & 8, says it so much better than my poetry can. Notwithstanding, fleeting moments of wasted time in our lives robs some of us of what is important truly.
by BeLinda Magee
The gospel of John 3:16 exemplifies the greatest and superb unconditional LOVE that OUR HEAVENLY FATHER manifested for all mankind that can ever be.
Truly, GOD’S LOVE displays:
Y ou (in Christ JESUS)
Y es (to HIS WILL)
Copyright 2011 BeLinda Magee. All rights reserved.