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Bible Facts

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Bible Facts

Statistics

  • Books in the Bible: 66
  • Chapters in the Bible: 1,189
  • Verses in the Bible: 31,102
  • Midpoint: between verses 1 and 2 of Psalms 103
  • Longest verse: Esther 8:9 (90 words, 426 letters)
  • Shortest verse: John 11:35 (2 words, 9 letters)
  • Book with the most chapters: Psalms (150 chapters)
  • Chapter with the most verses: Psalms 119 (176 verses)

Biblical Structure

  • The Old Testament consists traditionally of three major sections: the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings.
  • The Law consists of the first five books of the Old Testament. This section is also called the Torah or the Pentateuch.
  • The Prophets are in two groups: the Former Prophets (Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings), and the Latter Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hoseah, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi).
  • Of the Latter Prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel are considered Major Prophets, with the rest being Minor Prophets. This designation refers to the volume of writing rather than the content of the books.
  • The Writings consist of three groups: Wisdom (Psalms, Proverbs, and Job), Scrolls (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther), and Histories (Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles).
  • Though it contains significant prophetic passages, the book of Daniel is considered belonging to the Historical Writings.
  • Psalm 119 is an acrostic poem. Each section begins with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  • The New Testament consists of four major sections: the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, and the Revelation.
  • The Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. They detail the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
  • The Acts of the Apostles consist of one book, Acts.
  • The Epistles are letters written by the apostles to different churches.
  • The Revelation of Jesus Christ to John the apostle deals with end-time prophecies.

History

  • The oldest book of the Bible is Job, estimated to have been written around 1100 BC.
  • The newest book of the Old Testament is Malachi, written about 400 BC.
  • The New Testament was written in the period between 45 and 95 AD, the newest book being Revelation.
  • The Old Testament was written mostly in Hebrew, with just a few passages written in Aramaic.
  • The New Testament was written in Greek.
  • The Old Testament was canonized around 300 BC.
  • The New Testament was canonized around 375 AD.

 

 

 

 

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

 

 

Power to be Holy

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Power to be Holy

God is all powerful

“So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.” (Galatians 5:16)

I like to compare the Christian battle against sin to an individual swimming upstream against a surging current. His progress is slow and tortuous; he is constantly swept backward by powerful undercurrents. Hovering near the swimmer is a speedboat with a powerful motor. He can continue to try to swim upstream or he can choose to climb aboard the speedboat, which can easily whisk him up the river.

We have a similar choice. When battling evil spiritual forces, worldly influences, and our own fleshly temptations, we can either fail miserably by fighting temptation in our own efforts or defeat that sin-current that drags us down by living in the unlimited power of the Holy Spirit.

Peter explains, “By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the One who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence. “ (2 Peter 1:3) We do not have to clean up our messy lives before we invite God in; rather we appropriate God’s holiness through His Holy Spirit living His life within us.

The Scriptures assure us “that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.” (I John 5:14-15 NIV)

We can become holy vessels of the all-powerful God by committing to live holy lives through being filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.

Your View of God Really Matters …

Are you tired of struggling to live the Christian life? Get in the boat! Let God’s awesome Spirit live through you every moment of every day. Then, and only then, will you have the power to live in obedience and joy.

What more Does God Say?

Ephesians 5:18; Acts 9:17; Acts 11:24

Because God is all powerful, He can help me with anything.

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

God always out gives us

There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of
the band called the Italian band, A devout man, and one that feared
God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and
prayed to God alway
Acts 10:1

Cornelius was praying. Cornelius was giving. So God opened the door for
him to receive his salvation. God gave him the word of knowledge
immediately. He told him where to find Simon, what house he was in, and
the occupation of the person whose house he was in. Cornelius’ gift of
prayer and giving came as a memorial before God.

Thus, Cornelius was the first centurion to become saved. He was the
first centurion to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost and speaking
in other tongues. Because he was consistent in prayer and giving, God
was able to bless him.

When you give constantly out of your love, God will make sure He
out-gives you. He will see your gift of love and be so blessed by it
that He will say, “I’ll give to him, too.”

At peace with God

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Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus' description of himself "I am the Good Shepherd" (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: "To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs." (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The capture of Christ (detail)

The capture of Christ (detail) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At peace with God

 

Acts 12:6

“And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison.”
NKJV

How often do you allow the troubles of life to steal your peace? Do you replay events over and over in your mind wishing you had done something differently, and sometimes even allow bad events to set the tone for the rest of your day? I am reminded of a story about a man who while on his way to work had a flat tire. When he finally got to work, his secretary asked him how he was doing. Through clenched teeth he said, “Terrible! I had a flat tire.” He walked into his office, slammed the door, threw the chair back from his desk, and picked up a phone to speak harshly to an employee. At lunch, the waiter at the restaurant asked him how he was doing and he responded, “Terrible! I had a flat tire this morning!” Later that evening when he got home his wife asked him how his day went and he said, “It was terrible! I had a flat tire this morning!” That one event shaped his entire day and not only that, his bad attitude affected everyone he came across.

In Acts chapter 12, we see James had been killed by Herod and Peter was imprisoned. Although Peter was probably about to be executed, he was sleeping! Now as far as ‘bad days’ go, I’d rank his pretty high on the list, yet Peter is comfortable and peaceful enough to sleep. Peter was at peace in the Lord as we should be. No matter what the circumstance.

Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NKJV

No matter what trial or tribulation you are facing, know that there will be a day when you will be free from it. It may not be until you are with the Lord in Heaven, but you will be free from it. Be at peace, Christian! You have an awesome promise to look forward to…

Rev 21:3-4 “And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” NKJV

Life Lesson: Through Jesus, you may have peace.

Dear Father,
Thank You for sending Your only Son, Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. Thank You for the promise that one day, You will wipe the tears from my eyes and there will be no more death, sorrow or crying. Thank You that I can have peace through Jesus, no matter what trial or difficulties I am experiencing. Please forgive me for the times when I have surrendered my peace to a situation or problem and help me to live for You every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

God Hasn’t Forgotten You! He Will Never Leave You Nor Forsake You!

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Behold, I have indelibly imprinted
(tattooed a picture) you on the palms of each of my hands……(Isaiah 49:16 AMP).

There’re
some Christians who upon hearing other people testimonies of God’s faithfulness
wonder if God has forgotten them, and ask “O
God, what about me?”
The Lord has not and will never forget you, for He
says, “See, I have tattooed your name
upon my palm……”
(Isaiah 49:16 TLB). So, don’t give up, help is on the way!

God isn’t
partial; He’s not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which you
have showed towards His name (Hebrews 6:10). He’s a rewarder of those that
diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). Therefore all you need do is trust Him;
keep acting your faith and remain faithful and diligent in your service to Him.

He may not
respond when you want Him to but He’s always on time; He’s never late. He can
and will make happen for you what He’s made happen for others, for He’s no
respcter of persons (Acts 10:34). What He did for one He’ll do for another
under the same circumstances. And even if He’s never done what you’re asking
for anyone, He can do it for you, just because you asked Him.

So, quit
thinking that the Lord has forgotten you. In Isaiah 49:15 He assures you that
though a woman may forget her sucking child, and not show compassion towards
her own son, He will never forget you: “Can
a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the
son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.”

When you
hear others share their testimonies of the Lord’s goodness to them, greatly
rejoice with them and for them with all your heart! Knowing fully well that
yours is on the way, Amen! The Bible says rejoice with those that rejoice
(Romans 12:15), for as you do, you’re making room for your own testimony.

PRAYER

DEAR FATHER, I REJOICE AT THE COMFORT
AND ASSURANCE THAT YOUR WORD HAS BROUGHT TO ME TODAY. I THANK YOU FOR WATCHING
OVER ME TODAY TO DO ME GOOD, AND FOR SHOWING ME YOUR GREAT LOVE, FAITHFULNESS
AND MERCIES, IN JESUS CHRIST NAME. AMEN!

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In The Name Of Jesus Christ Of Nazareth Heal The Sick

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Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Then He called His twelve disciples
together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure
disease. And He sent them to preach the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick
(Luke 9:1-2)

God wants us
to pray with faith, boldness and the expectation that what we decree in prayer
will come to pass. He has given us the authority in the Name of Jesus to issue
decrees with daring audacity and have them established.

Some
religious folks however gripe at our boldness, asking, “Who do they think they
are, giving such decrees?” They expect us for instance, to pray and ask God to
heal the sick, instead of taking it upon ourselves to command the sick to be
healed in the Name of Jesus. Well, first of all, the Bible never says we should
pray to God to heal the sick rather, we’re to heal the sick.

There’s no
place in the Scripture where God asks that we pray to Him to heal the sick. In
Matthew 10:8, Luke 9:2, Luke 10:9, Jesus charged the disciples to heal the
sick; He didn’t ask them to pray to Him or to the Father to heal the sick. In
Mark 16:17-18 He said, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my
name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall
take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they
shall recover”
. Jesus made it clear that we believers have been given the
authority in His Name to heal the sick.

In the third
chapter of the book of Acts, while Peter and John were at the gate of the
temple called Beautiful, they met a man who was impotent in his feet, never
walked from birth. Notice Peter’s language to the man: “…..Silver and gold have
I none; but such as I have give I thee:
in the Name Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk”
(Acts 3:6). He
didn’t pray that God should heal the sick man. He was conscious of the
authority he had and knew that though he couldn’t give the man money at that
point in time, he could ‘give’ him healing in the Name of Jesus.

The nature
of God has been imparted to your spirit if you’re born again, therefore you’re
to reign as a king in life (Romans 5:17 AMP).

When you
pray for the sick, made bold decrees! Command the devils responsible for the
sickness to come out and that the sick be healed in the Name of Jesus. Expect a
change every time you issue such commands. This is the kind of prayer James
refers to as the prayer of faith in James 5:15.

PRAYER

DEAR FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR MY WORDS
ARE IMBUED WITH AUTHORITY FROM SPIRIT. THEREFORE, I SPEAK FORTH
AUTHORITATIVELY, HEALING THE SICK, CLEANSING THE LEPERS, RAISING THE DEAD,
CASTING OUT DEVILS, AND DEMONSTRATING GOD’S LOVE TO MY WORLD, IN THE NAME OF
JESUS CHRIST, AMEN!

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