John 15 - The Vine and the Branches
1"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
|My Life is in You, Lord – Chords and Lyrics |
Written by: Daniel Gardner
4/4 Key: G Major
My life is in you, Lord
I will praise you with all of my life
|FREE bible on iPhone||FREE bible on Pocket PC|
Christmas promotion is coming! Want to pamper yourself or your love ones with a mobile phone, Pocket PC or iPhone? One factor you might want to consider when buying a gadget is: whether it supports FREE bible software; yes, God's gift - bible - is freely given :)
I have tested a couple of FREE bible software on PDAs. My favourite software are: "Go Bible" and "e-Sword". This article here compares the bible software that run on different types of PDA (Mobile Phone / Pocket PC / iPhone). Note that this is only a guideline; the functionality of the software varies in different models. It is highly recommended that you test it (or do market research) before you purchase the PDA.
The table here indicates whether the FREE bible software (Go Bible or Pocket e-Sword) is supported in different types of PDAs.
KJV, UKJV, CUV, NIV
Many translations, commentaries, daily devotionals, dictionaries.
Java Mobile Phone
NIV bible available
Paid NIV bible available
|iPhone||The best overall choice: iBibleSpace
Next best overall choice: iBibleZ.com
The best for multiple translations: 3onesix
The best for study: The NET bible
If you ask me to choose only one of the above gadgets, I would prefer mobile phone because I find Pocket PC and iPhone too bulky to put in my pocket. However, as the screen is relatively small, you might find it difficult to read.
Some of my friends like Pocket PCs; they don't mind it is a little bigger than mobile phone. The plus about Pocket PC is that it supports both Go Bible as well as Pocket e-Sword. On top of that, it allows you to edit Mobile Office documents (i.e. Mobile Word, Mobile Excel) that can be transferred to/from your desktop PC. Do note that the user interface is NOT as good/intuitive as iPhone.
iPhone is the all time favorite if you have budget. But bear in mind that many software requires connection to Internet. Hence, it will be very useful only if you subscribe a data plan to surf Internet. Hence, it is a rich man gadget :) I am NOT ;p If you are VERY rich, buy ALL and give one to me :)
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This article describes how to install Free “Go Bible” on a Windows Mobile 6.1 Pocket PC. The “Go Bible” has been tested in Pocket PCs such as Sony Ericsson X1 and HTC Touch Diamond. The software can display English bible. However, for Chinese bible it displays strange characters instead of the Chinese characters. If you manage to make the Chinese characters displayed successfully (e.g. by installing certain software), it will be nice if you can share with us.
"Go Bible" Features:
- Christ's Words in red
- SMS bible verses
- Coloured themes
- Fast search
- NIV version is available.
Installing “Go Bible” as a Java application is no different than installing any Java game or other application.
The following are the main steps to install Java application on a Pocket PC.
- Step A: How to download “Go Bible” (i.e. Java application, .jar file) and unzip.
- Step B: How to copy the files (e.g. KJV.jar) from the computer to the Pocket PC.
- Step C: How to install the Java application (.jar file) on the Pocket PC.
- Step D: How to run the "Go Bible" application.
The above tasks are described in details as follows.
Step A: How to download “Go Bible” (i.e. Java application, .jar file) and unzip.
- Download the software to your computer.
- Click here for KJV (King James Version) and CUV (Chinese Union Version)
- Click here for NIV (New International Version). Files: NIV.jar, NIV.jad
- FREE! grab it now before these files disappear from the Internet.
- Click here for Updated KJV
- Written in more modern English. Easier to read.
- More about UKJV. How was it updated and translated.
Step B: How to copy files from your computer to a Pocket PC.
- Connect the Pocket PC to your computer with the USB cable. If necessary, install the following Microsoft software that transfers file from your computer to Pocket PC.
- After a while, the above software will display that your Pocket PC is "Connected" to your computer.
- At your computer, launch "My Computer". Navigate to "Mobile Device". You should be able to view your Pocket PC folders "My Windows Mobile-Based Device" as shown in the following snapshot.
- Navigate to "My Documents". Refer to the snapshot below.
- Copy and paste the files (downloaded in Step A) to the folder "My Documents".
- Unplug the USB cable.
Step C: Install the Java application (.jar file) on the Pocket PC.
After the file (e.g. UKJV.jar, KJV.jar) has been copied on the Pocket PC. You are now ready to install the Java application.
The following is the video that shows you how to do install the Go Bible on the Pocket PC.
- At the Pocket PC, go to "File Manager".
- Navigate to the "My Documents" folder that contains the file (e.g. UKJV.jar)
- Tap on the the file (e.g. UKJV.jar) to install it.
There is another important matter concerning divine healing. You must first examine yourself to see whether you are sincere and prepared to receive His salvation? If so, you will be like a boy who wants only the gift of his father and not the father himself. This is the procedure of divine healing: God forgives sins before He heals.
You should be careful not to sin again after being healed by God. God certainly will not give you health and strength to love the world. You must heed what the Lord said to the man who was healed after being sick for 38 years: “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you” (John 5:14). These words are addressed to everyone whom God has healed.
If you want to be healed, you must first believe in three things:
1. The Word of God.
|We must believe that God’s word is powerful. He created the universe and all things therein all by His word. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast (see Ps 33:9).|
2. The Blood of the Lord Jesus.
Since we know that sickness comes from sin, we should ask the Lord to cover our sins with His precious blood. Then, we should overcome Satan’s evil power by the blood of Christ.
Nevertheless, we should not underestimate the devil’s works. We must always be alert and be on guard. We should always bear in mind the victory of the Lord Jesus on Golgotha. When He was lifted up on the cross, this was a proclamation that Satan’s plot was defeated.
If we humbly confess our sins before the Lord by the blood of Christ we can rebuke sickness in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Note: Saying in the name of the Lord” is not enough; one should say, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ because his precious holy name is most feared by Satan.) Then Satan and his legions will flee in terror. Only the Lord Jesus can heal all the sick who are oppressed by Satan.
3. The Power of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit gives life. His power of an indestructible life made it possible for the Savior to be born from a virgin and to be raised from the dead. Can’t this supernatural power of life destroy the power of sickness? Unfortunately, the works of the Holy Spirit are often hindered by man’s disbelief.
|Doctors and Medicines|
Some people may ask, “Why doesn’t God let His servants experience His healing so that they can testify for Him?” Actually, God did give them opportunities to experience the power of healing. God allowed sickness to befall them occasionally so that they might be healed and know His power of healing. However, when they had those opportunities, they consulted doctors right away because they were not willing to put away their doubts, nor believe absolutely in the word of God. Since they failed to see the need of God’s healing grace, they refused to pay a greater price by committing themselves to Him completely. But God still has mercy on people’s weaknesses and allows them to be healed through physicians and medication.
Some may say, “Shouldn’t physicians change their profession if the sick do not need to go to them?” This concept is not right either. God establishes doctors on earth with a great mission. They are to help and show sympathy toward those who do not accept Christ, to those who have yet to understand the truth of divine healing and those who are weak in faith.
God bestows grace on man according to the proportion of his faith. A person who relies on God totally will be protected by Him according to his faith “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (Isa 26:3). This is the greatest blessing!
For those who do not accept the Lord, or do not know the truth or are weak in faith, or do not know how to depend on the Lord; if they do not follow their doctors’ advice, won’t they suffer and die eventually? Our loving God has prepared physicians and medication to heal these people. The Lord once said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick” (Matt 9:12).
The Lord Himself is the greatest Physician who heals all sickness of our soul and body. But God has another purpose: He wants to use all Christian doctors to preach to the unbelieving patients. In fact, many Christian doctors who love the Lord have indeed given beautiful testimonies for the Lord’s name and brought many of their patients to Christ.
|A Circumhorizontal Arc – popularly known as Fire Rainbow – is a rare naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. |
The picture was captured on the Idaho / Washington border. The event lasted about 1 hour.
Clouds have to be cirrus, at least 20K feet in the air, with just the right amount of ice crystals and the sun has to hit the clouds at precisely 58 degrees.
God's handiwork. Beautiful sight!
Let’s take a closer look at how the rainbow emerges from the sky.
|Many people waiting for the fire rainbow to appear.||Temperature … coo..oling|
|Sun awaiting for the fire rainbow.||Fire rainbow starts appearing, like incense moving up the sky.|
|Illuminated trees and tents in the nature.||Doesn’t it look like a fire in the sky! Simply breathtaking! |
Oh almighty God, are you coming soon?
|Finally, a colorful fire rainbow in the sky.|
|'Fire Rainbow' - this nickname for the halo appears to have been coined by a journalist after the great 2006 Spokane display. The halo is not a rainbow and has nothing to do with fire. Click here to find out more about the science of Circumhorizontal Arc (Fire Rainbow).|
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If the Lord has you on hold... hold on!
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