2 Corinthians 2: 15–17

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“We are to GOD the aroma of CHRIST among those who are saved or those perishing. To the one we are the smell of death, the other the fragrance of life. Who is equal to such a task? Unlike some who peddle the WORD of GOD for profit. Only in CHRIST do we speak before GOD like men sent from GOD.”

Paul asks one of the hardest questions (Who is equal to represent CHRIST)? We all look in the mirror & know how each of us is flawed. How can GOD use us? The answer is…

Numbers 30: 1–2

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“Moses said to the heads of the Tribes of Israel. This is what the LORD your GOD commands: When a man makes a vow to the LORD or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his WORD but must do everything he said.

Moses reminded Israel and us that their promises to GOD and to men must be kept. In ancient times people did not sign contracts as we do today. A mans WORD was his bond & was honor bound to fulfill his promises. These words, such as honor are…

2 Corinthians 1: 21–22

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“Now it is GOD who makes both us & you stand firm in CHRIST. HE anointed us, set HIS seal of ownership on us, & put HIS SPIRIT in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”

Paul points out 2 gifts our FATHER gives us when we become believers. 1st a seal of ownership to show the world we belong to HIM, 2nd the HOLY SPIRIT who guarantees that HE will dwell within us as helpmate & guide. The HOLY SPIRIT confirms that Salvation is ours now & that our place is set…

Numbers 28: 1–2

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From the Commands of GOD to Moses offerings had to be brought regularly and presented according to GODs WILL guided directly under the Priests supervision. Following GODs WILL on these matters took time, exactly what our FATHER wanted. This also gave the people time to prepare their hearts, minds & Souls for Worship. Unless our heart & Soul is ready…

2 Corinthians 1: 12–14

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“Now this is our boast, our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in our relations with you in Holiness & sincerity that are from GOD not man. We have not done so according to this worlds wisdom but due to GODs Grace. For we write & speak plainly to you in all things. As you have understood us in part that you may boast of us as we will boast of you in the DAY of JESUS return.”

Paul knew the great importance of Holiness & sincerity in word & action, in Corinth as today…

Numbers 27: 15–17

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“Moses said to the LORD, May the LORD of all mankind appoint a man over this community to go out & come in before them, one who will lead them out & bring them in so the LORDS people will not be like sheep without a shepherd. So the LORD said, TAKE JOSHUA SON OF NUN A MAN IN WHOM IS IN THE SPIRIT & HE WILL BE THE ONE.”

Moses asked GOD to fill a BIG ORDER, appoint a man who was capable of directing both external & internal affairs. One who could lead them in…

Numbers 24: 5/10–12

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“The SPIRIT of GOD came upon Balaam & he betrayed King Balak he spoke this oracle: How beautiful are your tents O Jacob, your dwelling places O Israel. May those who bless you be blessed those who curse you be cursed! Then Balaks anger burned against Balaam, I called you to curse my enemies but you blessed them instead. Now leave at once. I said i would reward you handsomely, but the LORD has kept you from my reward.”

Though Balaams motives were not always correct, in blessing Israel he acted following GODs WILL. He acted with…

2 Corinthians 1: 8–10

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“We do not want you to be uninformed about how we suffered in Asia. We were under great pressure & feared for our life. We felt the sentence of death upon us. This happened that we would not rely on ourselves but on GOD. HE delivered us from deadly peril & HE will deliver you. On HIM alone we set our hope that HE will continue to deliver us, as you help me with your prayers.”

When I wake up the 1st thing out of my mouth before I am fully out of bed, is a…

Numbers 22: 21–23

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“After King Balak tried to bribe Balaam with great riches he saddled his donkey & went with Balaks princes to Moab. But GOD was angry with him, because of his greed. As he went the Angel of the LORD stood in the road to oppose him. When the donkey saw the Angel standing in the road with his sword drawn she fled into a field. The LORD had not yet let Balaam see HIS wrath.”

GOD let Balaam go with Balaks messagers but was very angry with him because of his greedy attitude. Balaam pledged he would…

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One of the main themes of 2Corinthians is giving to support those in need. Paul organized a collection of funds for the poor in the Jerusalem Church. Many of the Asian Churches also gave to this cause. Paul explains in detail his beliefs about giving and he urges the Corinthians to follow thru on their previous commitment to give to those poor so desperately in need of care. Pauls message to the Corinthians is also a message to us, when you are blessed be a blessing. In Zechariah 8:13 our FATHER spoke on this (I WILL SAVE YOU SO THAT…

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Vietnam Veteran. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

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