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Each of us can only go as far as God has given us permission to go.

Romans 13:1 King James Bible Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Weymouth New Testament Let every individual be obedient to those who rule over him; for no one is a ruler except by God's permission, and our present rulers have had their rank and power assigned to them by Him. Let your mouth speak only blessings. Ephesians 4:29 International Standard Version Let no filthy talk be heard from your mouths, but only what is good for building up people and meeting the need of the moment. This way you will administer grace to those who hear you. KJV Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. GOD'S WORD Translation Don't say anything that would hurt [another person]. Instead, speak only what is good so that you can give help wherever it is needed. That way, what you say will help those who hear you. Matthew 7:2 NIV For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. New Living Translation For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
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The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, Follow me.

Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wroteJesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

Nazareth! Can anything good come from there? Nathanael asked.

Come and see, said Philip.


When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.

How do you know me? Nathanael asked. Then Nathanael declared, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.

Jesus answered, I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.
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Jesus said, You believe[h] because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that. 51 He then added, Very truly I tell you,[i] you[j] will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on[k]the Son of Man.

Jesus knew that whatever He spoke to, would rise up in people. We, people tend to speak to and about the flesh, depicting every crack, spot and dent in the other persons character: If you put this thing right and change that, then I will let you in my circle and accept you.

God is not like that. HE speaks to the treasure in a person and releases it from the captivity of the flesh. HE extracts the precious from the worthless. We do the opposite; we take the trash and see whats left. BUT, if we spoke to the treasure in people, that treasure will move to the surface of their lives, from the hidden to the obvious. When people see their own worth, they get rid of their own carnality Lets not allow our view of the worthless obscure that which is precious about a person Now, when we see ourselves as God sees us, we automatically start seeing others differently. If we look at a particular person very carefully, we will find the treasure God has put in that person It is there, somewhere. We just have to keep looking.

+++++ 1. 2 Samuel 4:4 (Jonathan son of Saul had a son who was lame in both feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel. His nurse picked him up and fled, but as she hurried to leave, he fell and became disabled. His name was Mephibosheth.) 2. 2 Samuel 9:1 David asked, Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathans sake? 3. 2 Samuel 9:6 When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor. David said, Mephibosheth! At your service, he replied. 4. 2 Samuel 9:8 Mephibosheth bowed down and said, What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me? 5. 2 Samuel 9:10 You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your masters grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table. (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.) 6. 2 Samuel 9:11 Then Ziba said to the king, Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do. So Mephibosheth ate at Davids table like one of the kings sons. 7. 2 Samuel 9:12 Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Zibas household were servants of Mephibosheth. 8. 2 Samuel 9:13 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the kings table; he was lame in both feet. 9. 2 Samuel 16:1 [ David and Ziba ] When David had gone a short distance beyond the summit, there was Ziba, the steward of Mephibosheth, waiting to meet him. He had a string of donkeys saddled and loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs and a skin of wine. 10.2 Samuel 16:4 Then the king said to Ziba, All that belonged to Mephibosheth is now yours. I humbly bow, Ziba said. May I find favor in your eyes, my lord the king.