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Good Life Journal - Psalm 150

Scripture: Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord ! Observation: After the psalmist calls on every instrument to praise the Lord he then calls on every one with breath to praise Him. Application: I have sang my whole life. I love it. Singing worship songs is fun for me. However, the psalmist challenges everything with breath to pra...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 148

Scripture: Psalm 148:5 Let them praise the name of the Lord! For he commanded and they were created. Observation: The Psalmist is directing us to praise the Lord. He provides a variety of reasons and areas that we should praise God for in this world. The psalmist depicts a picture of praise in Heaven and Earth. Creatures great and small. From the depths of the ocean to ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 145

Scripture:   Psalm 145   1 I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless you and praise you ...3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. 5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will medit...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 141

Scripture: Psalm 141:4Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies! Observation: The psalmist prays that God would keep Him from evil. In doing so he prays specifically over 4 areas that lead him towards evil. First he prays for his heart, then his actions, then th...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 139

Scripture: "Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! [S]ee if there be any grievous way in me and lead me in the way everlasting." Ps 139:23-24  "How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand." Ps 139:17-18   Observation: The Psalmist weaves the Wonder of ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 138

Scripture: Psalm 138:1-2 – I give thanks, O’LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. Observation: David is thankful to God with his whole heart and praises Him. God...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 134

Scripture: Psalm 134:1-2 134:1 Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,who stand by night in the house of the Lord!2 Lift up your hands to the holy placeand bless the Lord! Observation: Unity and blessings come from and return to God. May I never see the origin anywhere different Application: All I could think of when I read this was to ascribe t...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 22

Scripture: Revelation 22:1616 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” Observation: Jesus identifies Himself using titles and phrases that go all the way back to the Christmas story. The root of David, the town of David, the line of David. Al...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 21

Scripture: V10-11 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God,11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. Observation: John is describing Heaven. He was given a glimpse and detailed some of the size, materials and layout. Wha...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 20

Scripture: Revelation 20 Vs 10 ... the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Observation: There is a time coming when God will choose to end the reign and power and even life of Satan here on earth. Application: ...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 19

Scripture: Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.Revelation 19:10 Observation: After witnessing great victory and the beginning of the celebration in heaven, J...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 18

Scripture: “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!...For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality; the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her; the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living." Then I heard another voice from heaven saying: "Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 17

Scripture: Revelation 17:14 - They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of Kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful. Observation: The beast tries to be God but he is not. The beast and kings wage war on the Lamb (Jesus) and they are destroyed. Jesus is victorious over the principalities of darkne...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 16

Scripture: Revelation 16:7 “And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, Lord God the Almighty, true and just are your judgments.” Observation: In Revelation chapter 16 we see a scene of wrath and destruction. As wrath is being poured out we hear the proclamation “true and just are your (God) judgments.” God is in the position of being just and ...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 15

Scripture: Revelation 15:1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished. Observation: This chapter describes two seemingly separate actions that are actually connected. -Praise for God.-God’s wrath being poured out. Application: In the majority of western Ch...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 14

Scripture: V7 And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” Observation: Angels are preaching and warning people of impending judgement. Even up to the last minute, the angels are preaching the simple tr...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 13

Scripture: Revelation 13 1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea … 3 … the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. 4 … and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” 6 It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God … 10 … Here is a call for the endurance and ...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 12

Scripture: Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 11

Scripture: And at that hour there was a great earthquake and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake. And the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of Heaven. (Rev 11:13)   Observation: Action, reaction. How do I measure my action and responses considering the Light of the Word of God?   Application: Reading Re...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 10

Scripture: Revelation 10:10 - 11 And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter. And I was told, “You must again prophesy about many peoples and nations and languages and kings.” Observation: John, like Ezekiel, is a prophet after consuming the scroll. ...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 8

Scripture: Revelation 8:3-4 And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. Observation: The angel takes the prayers of the saints al...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 9

Scripture: 4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone. Observation: Trumpets, plagues, and confusing visio...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 7

Scripture: 7:15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. Observation: This chapter starts with John describing four angels that are holding back wind at the four corners of the earth. These winds have the power to destroy. In Florida, we have seen what kind ...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 6

Scripture: 9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. 10 They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then they were each given...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 5

Scripture: Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” Observation: No one in heaven was worthy to open the scrolls except Jesus. What made Jesus worthy? His completed work on the cross and His resurrection. Appl...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 4

Scripture: And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne (who lives forever and ever), the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne saying: "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and p...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 3

Scripture: Revelation 3:16-17, 19 – “So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.” Observation: Jesus is te...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 2

Scripture: Revelation 2: 3-4 "You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first." Observation: Revelation chapter 2 begins a series of seven letters written in Revelation to seven churches. John records the words of the risen Christ to the churches. The first of ...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 1

Scripture: Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Observation: As John begins his description of his vision on Patmos he includes a statement made by the Lord the set the stage for the whole letter. The Lord is the beginning and the end. He was, He is and He is to c...

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Good Life Journal - Jude

Scripture: Jude 1:17-19 But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. Observation: Jude calls on his readers to remember what Jesus predicted when...

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Good Life Journal - Matthew 28

Scripture: Matthew 28 11 While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. 12 And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers 13 and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away w...

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