The Nothing of Not Receiving

In the Gospels, the people who had faith received, the ones who did not have faith did not receive.  When you receive, something occurs, it is an event, a happening, a moment of personal joy.  When you do not receive, there is nothing, nothing happens, no fanfare, no explanation, just nothing.  Life as you know it, with no change. You don’t even know the exact time that you ‘did not receive.’

You don’t even know the exact time that you ‘did not receive.’

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  1. the devil has really been eating away at me …and I know it. I’ve been sitting here allowing this when I know who to call on…my faith rite now is so week ….I’ve been having medical conditions some not so bad but the thought of things the Dr say scares me I cry and go to a deep depression…and tell my self there’s no hope for you like I said the devil had me….I’ve been a believer of god since I can remember whats wrong with me ??? I know God can see me through my storms I know because he wakes me up …and I’d think he brought me this far for nothing …I’m just thanking him I need him so bad ….

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  3. Fantastic site, I really like your writing style. Very distinctive and to the point. I am always interested in reading online about the Bible and your site is very engaging. I don’t have time to read all the information you have right now, I found this site when looking for something else on Bing, but I’ve bookmarked your homepage and will visit again soon to see the latest updates. What is your preferred translation of the Bible? I think they are all good, don’t really have a favorite myself. Do you recommend any particular biblical commentaries? I’m looking for one to start reading, I just finished one and need a new one to read. I have a web site with Biblical passages on it. Please visit it – it as at http://www.GotTB.com. Keep up the fine work!

    1. Author

      Thank you. My main Bible is a New American Standard Bible (NASB), with extra wide margins and no study notes. I make my own notes. I have a handheld Pocket PC with Olive Tree Bible software. I have a bunch of translations-30, dictionaries-3, and commentaries-4 loaded into it. The main program is free and many Bibles are either free or pretty cheap. It has just enough features to allow you to search and cross reference but not too many to get you bogged down. I never study without it.

      The translations I find myself using the most are God’s Word Translation and the Wuest Expanded Translation. Of course the King James Bible is still the best for memorizing because of the writing style. I don’t use study Bibles or commentaries much but I do use the Wuest Word Studies – K. S. Wuest all the time. It comes with one version of their New Testament and it is wonderful. Also, Word Studies In The New Testament – M. R. Vincent is wonderful. I tend toward the more literal translations and not the thought-for-thought (dynamic equivalence) types like the NIV.

      http://www.olivetree.com/ http://gwt.scripturetext.com/genesis/1.htm

      God Bless, Rex

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