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FAMILY vs. FAMILY

When you begin your walk in the Truth and start to gain wisdom and understanding, you realize there are many changes one has to make.  For some, it’s easier than others but the one change I have seen affect people the most, including myself, was the separation from our family members.  I came in to the knowledge of the Truth thinking everything between my family and I would be the same, but I was so wrong. As soon as I understood who the chosen people of the Most High were, I couldn’t wait to tell my family. I felt like I had won the lottery and wanted to share my riches. I thought for sure my family would accept it like I had.  To my surprise they didn’t.  My mother was and is completely against the Truth.  My siblings respected my beliefs and went as...

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JOCHEBED – All Glory Be To The Most High God of Israel

What is our chief end?  To glorify the Most High by and through Christ. “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”  I Corinthians 10:31 “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.  16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.”  I Peter 4:11, 16 In those quiet moments of reflection, when you look back on your life as a mother, nothing brings you more glory than the righteous successes of your children.  Your pain, endurance, sacrifice, selflessness and labor is made fruitful when you see...

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Lois and Eunice: Nurturers of Great Faith

The seeds of unfeigned faith were first planted in the spirit of a great disciple by righteous women.  Not all families of Israel are perfect.  Some have missing a father and some a mother.  Some have neither one.  But regardless of the family makeup, the spirit of the Most High and Christ chooses even they of a broken family to receive the holy spirit and flourish in righteousness. Eunice and her mother Lois lived in a Greek city called Lystra.  It is unknown whether Eunice’s husband was alive or dead, but either way, he was an unbeliever who called himself a Greek (Acts 16:1; an Israelite probably born and raised in Greece not knowing he was of the Nation of Israel).  When Timothy was a very young man, probably in his teenage years, Eunice and Lois had the privilege to hear Paul teach of repentance during...

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