God Requires Us To Do Some Research

                                    Wordspector

Try to find the fifteen bible book titles in the story below

Today, my name is Mrs. Sherlock Holmes.  Let’s pretend that I am the wife of Mr. Holmes, who was a fictional character created by a Scottish writer named Arthur Conan Doyle.  My husband first appeared in a novel as a “consulting detective” in 1887.
I, personally, appeared on the scene as a “consulting detective” in 1965 when the Holy Spirit queried me on my relationship with the Father.  (Jesus I know and Paul I know, but who are you?  Acts 19:15).

Even though I was young and inexperienced, many parishioners, laypeople, bible teachers, family, friends and seminar students sort me out to debate or converse with me concerning things of the bible.  And if I did not know or have a biblically based answered, I would research it and get back with them later.  A majority of the time, the Holy Spirit was with me and my response settled the matter.

Unlike Sherlock, I am not a fictional character, but I do have a Creator.  His Name is God.  He first appeared on the scene before anything was.  In other words, He was in the Beginning.
It was during those early years in ’65 I was infusing my spirit with bible knowledge, head knowledge, and methods and mannerisms from my pastor who was a gifted preacher, teacher and researcher of God’s holy word.  Those times of sacrifice have served me well.
So, are you ready to challenge yourself and play Bible Wordspector and search the bible story below to spy out fifteen names of Bible book titles listed from both the Old and New Testaments.
I have given you the results below to check your answers.  Whether you find all 15 titles or just a few, let this be an opportunity for you to have a little conversation with God and ask him to increase your efforts/desire to get to know him better by reading, meditating and memorizing his holy word through scriptures.
THE BIBLE
Once   some   remarks   were   made   about   hidden   books   of   the   bible.
It   was   a   lulu.   Kept   some   people   looking   so   hard   for   facts   and
studying   for   the   revelations   they   were   in   a   jam,   especially   since
the   books   were   not   capitalized,   but   the   truth   finally   struck   numbers
of   our   readers.   To   others   it   was   a   real   job.   We   want   it   to   be
a   most   fascinating   few   minutes   for   you.   Yes   there   will    be   some
that   are   easy   to   spot.  Others   may   require   judges   to   determine.
We   must   also   admit,   it   usually   takes   a   minute   to   find   one   and
there   will   be   loud   lamentations,   when   you   realize   how   simple   it   is.
One   little   lady   says   she   brews   coffee   while  she   puzzles   her   brain.
There   are   fifteen   bible   books.   G O O D    H U N T I N G
 (Read each word separately and find and connect the letters to form Titles)
Mark                 Luke              Kings               Acts     Revelations        James              Ruth         Numbers           Job                Amos            Esther          Judges      Titus       Lamentations       Hebrews

Hopefully, this exercise will help you to become more diligent in the service of the Lord.  By earnestly applying yourself to the knowledge of the contents of the Bible, you will not have to be ashamed when you stand before your Maker.  I therefore encourage you to become an approved workman, correctly dividing the word of Truth.

Scripture Lesson: Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.”  2 Timothy 2:15

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God Understands And Says Well Done

Just before reading my blog for this week, I invite you to click the face of Tennessee Ernie Ford and listen to a short version of the Christian hymn, “He’ll Understand and Say Well Done”.  Then come back to my blog.

This will help you to understand how God often converses with me in three dimension when he really wants me to understand the true meaning of certain scripture passages, especially when I have been asked to teach them to others.

To be perfectly honest with you, I never felt special or even looked upon this method of Bible study as being a privilege from God until he recently revealed it to me while preparing this week’s blog.  I naively thought that was how The Holy Spirit conversed with everybody.

During my prayer-prep time for entering into the Master’s mind/presence for preparing this week’s blog, I discretely heard the Lord say that He does not work with every biblical writer as He does with me.

My child, He said, you are continually asking Me questions all the while you are researching My Word and looking for validation and confirmation in other areas of scripture.  So since you are imparting information about the role of a Deaconess in the church, all I have to say to you through the Apostle Paul is the following:

“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.  With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”  Ephesians 4:1-6 KJV

Back in the day, when I was a Deaconess (*), I actually presented the following bible study teaching at the Deaconess Workshop, Saturday, March 5, 1983 at my Baptist church in Rockville, Maryland.  God empowered me to use his Scriptures from Saint John, Chapter 15 (KJV), Webster’s word definitions and a hymn to bring the message.  (The ‘red‘ letters spell out Deaconesses; Webster defined the conduct of a Deaconess; and the hymn describes the reward that will be bestowed on a faithful Deaconess.)

15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches:  He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:  for without me ye can do nothing. Devoted Very Loyal, Very Faithful

If when you give the best of your service,

15:8  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

15:16  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain:  that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Evangelize Proclaim the Good News

Telling the world…..

15:4  Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except ye abide in me.

15:6  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

Abide To Remain

…..is come

15:1  I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Christ The Expected Deliverer

The Savior…..

15:19  If ye were of the world, the world would love his own:  but because ye are not of the world but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

15:21  But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.

Offended To Hurt The Feelings Of

Be not dismay…..

15:3  Now ye are clean through the word which I  have spoken unto you,

15:24  If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin:  but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

Negative Expressing Denial

When Friends don’t believe you…..

15:9  As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you:  continue ye in my love.

15:17  These things I command you, that ye love one another.

Empathy The Capacity for participation in or infusion of another’s feelings (The highest of intellect)

He’ll understand and say Well Done.

15:20  Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord.  If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. Sojourner To live somewhere temporarily

Oh, when I come, to the end of my journey…..

15:13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Sacrifice An offering of a life or object to a deity

Weary of life and the battle is won!…..

 

15:10  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. Eternal Without Beginning or End

Carrying the Staff and the Cross of Redemption…..

15:26  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. Spirit of Truth Supernatural Being

He’ll understand and say Well Done.

 

I forgot to mention, when God wants me to be serious, he requires that I use the King James Version of Scripture because the words are more poetic and easier to memorize.

Blog He Understands and says Well Done

Speak, Lord, thy servant is listening.

(*) Note:  The ministry of a deaconess is, in modern times, a non-ordained ministry for women in some Protestant churches to provide pastoral care, especially for other women. The term is also applied to some women deacons in the early church.

Scripture Lesson:  Ephesians 4:1-6 KJV (See above.)

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