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Ye Were Healed

© 17-21 Colin Melbourne

Symbolic or Factual?

Q: You write of 1 Pe. 2:24 “…by whose stripes ye were healed” to mean physical healing, whereas I have always understood it as symbolic of Christ healing our wounded souls. After all, it’s a quote from Isaiah 53 which speaks allegorically of the lost as sheep gone astray. Am I missing something?

A: Lovely question! There will be joy in your heart when you discover the answer.

Ask the LORD to open your spiritual eyes to perceive what He wants you to see in this scripture.

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Actual or Allegory?

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Keys to the Love Walk

© 06-21 Colin Melbourne

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Seven keys to a victorious walk in God’s Love.

Peace is your Love guide

How do you tell which course of action is the way of love?

This can be tricky, because situations are not always clear-cut.

The answer is Col. 3:15 KJV;

And let the peace of God rule in your heart…

Test your options against your spirit. One will give you divine peace. Deep down, you will know by the witness of God’s Spirit in your spirit.
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The End of the World?

© 11-21 Colin Melbourne

I Am The Beginning and The End

God’s word teaches that the Cosmos, including our tiny Earth, came into existence about six thousand years ago, and will be completely burned up soon, very soon. Holy Bible Gen. Chs. 1-2, 2 Pe. Ch. 3, Rev. Chs. 21, 22.

Our world is coming to The End because of man’s sin and rebellion against The Creator.

“Never mind, it’s not the end of the world”, is a popular idiom, usually accompanied by a compassionate hug from a loved one when there’s an accident or trauma in the home.

It means, “In comparison with The End of the World, this matter is of no significance, so let’s get over it quickly.”

“The End of the World” referred to, is the time when Almighty God in the Flesh, the LORD Jesus Christ, will return and Judge the world in righteousness.

The phrase has entered English usage because of Christ’s words in Matthew’s Gospel (Mtt. 13:49, 28:20) and His description of the prelude to The End given in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. Please read these chapters today. They will help you to understand your daily news.

Bible Signs of The End

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Theatre of The Absurd

© 21 Colin Melbourne

NWO Asst. Secretary for Health

Perhaps you saw this before me, because, as a Christian, I don’t follow the media, and certainly not the demonic propaganda that passes for “news” in America, Europe, and the UK. It’s merely social conditioning disguised as information and entertainment. See why Christians should Ditch TV and Radio.

Christians are to follow The LORD Jesus Christ, by attending to His word, and listening to His Spirit, staying focussed on sharing Father’s Good News; so that is how I spend my brief sojourn on Earth, and you would be wise to do likewsie. Time is short for each of us.

“Officially Transgendered”

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United States NWO Asst. Secretary for Health: Rachel Levine

Today, I was astonished to learn the United States Assistant Secretary for Health is a divorced male, and father of two children, calling himself, “Rachel Levine”, who thinks he looks like a woman, and presents himself to US citizens as a female.

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Jesus Touches Untouchables

© 98-21 Colin Melbourne

You were not created to have a sense of shame, guilt or condemnation before God. If you are an outcast, and unloved, Almighty God yearns to be your Friend and Saviour.

God gave a Christian a dream in which he walked along a street and saw a man huddled in the gutter. He recoiled in horror at the man’s stench and filthy condition. Jesus urged him to go and help the chap, but the believer refused in disgust.

“I’m sorry Lord, but I couldn’t touch him… I simply can’t!”

Jesus gently nudged the Christian, until he relented and gripped the man’s shoulder asking if he could help. As the untouchable’s face turned, the Christian saw it was his own.
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Healing for Broken Hearts

© 03-21 Colin Melbourne

Overcoming Grief

Practical scriptural advice on how to end your grieving, overcome heartache, depression, and emotional pain.

Can’t Stop Grieving

Q: I am a born again, Spirit filled Christian, but I am having a great deal of trouble getting over the death of my husband. It has been eleven months, and I have such terrible days still, just feeling so hopeless and lost. I pray in the Spirit and seek God, but I seem to not be able to stir up my joy anymore. Can you please give me some advice as I feel like my three beautiful children have not only lost their Daddy, but also their joy-filled Mom. Debbie

You’re Not Alone

A: It is familiar territory for countless Christians down the ages, and around the world today. You are not alone Debbie, and I’m sure you are doing a great job. If you could just click your fingers, and continue as though the death of your husband was of no effect, it would prove you didn’t love him. The fact that you cannot do so, shows your love is real, and it will never fail. Take heart from that; Father does.

Looking Unto Jesus

I agree with you, that after eleven months grieving, you ought to be making more progress, and developing as a mature Christian through the experience. That is God’s plan.

Some thoughts come to mind; please decide if they are appropriate to you.
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The Chastisement of Our Peace

© 15-21 Colin Melbourne

The Glory of the New Covenant

Q: I was wondering what is the line between punishment and forgiveness? For example King David being punished by God.

My belief has always been that Jesus took away our sins and they were forgotten the instant we gave our lives to Him.

What is chastisement then, and why did God say to David (for his sin against Uriah) that the sword would never leave his house? Obviously his sins were not forgotten. Your answer is appreciated. Shawn

A: Thank you for your question Shawn.

Jesus is the “line” you ask about: Your Life-line.

With respect, you are confusing the Old and New Covenants.
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What Am I Here For?

© 21 Colin Melbourne

Why You Were Born

To discover the answer contemplate The Living Word of God’s testimony when Pontius Pilate interrogated Him on behalf of the Jews, Holy Bible, John 18:37 KJV;

Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

Seek the LORD for revelation of Christ’s answer, apply it in your life, and you’ll remain; busy, happy, and rejoicing, until He appears.

What did God-in-The-Flesh say?

To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

Take it, embrace it, and make it your testimony.

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The Rylands Library Papyrus P52 courtesy of JRUL The oldest known fragment of New Testament scripture, dated between 1AD and 2AD. The verse written upon the papyrus is John 18:37. The LORD put this priceless artefact in my hands shortly before sending me on the mission field in 1990. You are not reading this by chance. He said, Occupy till I come. Lk. 19:13.

Father wants that word resonating in your heart with every breath you take on Earth.

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Jesus Christ: SuperStar

© 11-21 Colin Melbourne

The Heart of the Gospel

Romans 8:11 KJV declares a basic Bible truth crucial to your health and well-being.

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

The preceding verses, Rom. 8:9-10, have already established the Gospel fact that every real believer has the Spirit of God living in them. So we know the first clause of Rom. 8:11 applies to every true Christian.

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you…

The exact same Spirit who raised up Jesus from death, and resurrected His body on the third day, lives in you.
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Life Through The Spirit

© 11-21 Colin Melbourne

Divine Health Insurance

In Jesus Christ: Super-Star we read that every born again believer has the Spirit of God living in them. Next we discover what God says this means for the health of your body. Rom. 8:11 KJV;

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Now here we have a statement from Almighty God, upon which you can stake your life. Indeed you must, in order to walk in the perfect health He died to give you.

Father longs for you to put your whole trust in His Living Word.

When you do, you will want for nothing.

Inoculated with The Word

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