The Promises of God

Surely you’ve heard that the Bible is filled with God’s promises but did you ever think about how many there are? Well, hold onto you seatbelt: there are over 7000 promises of God in the Bible! Wow! How awesome is that!

Yes, there are all those promises to us but many of them are contingent upon us doing something on our part. And just for the record, there are over 600 commandments in the Bible! Perhaps you weren’t aware of this but it’s true, nonetheless. Many of the commandments are Old Testament Law commandments, but still, it’s an overwhelming number.

But getting back to God’s promises. Most of the promises have requirements to fulfill before you can partake of the promise. For example, too many times people are waiting for their ship to come in but they’ve never sent one out. God’s Word says that in order to receive, you have to give first.

Luke 6:38 (KJV) 38  Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

And then dealing with issues in your life. Too many times people want to “see” the answer before they believe and receive. But God says to believe you receive when you pray, and then you’ll see the results.

Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Actually, in verse 23 we are told to “speak” to the mountains – the issues, and then cast them into the sea. After that we are to believe we receive the answer before we see it and then we shall have it. It all seems so backwards from what the world says. But then again, most of what God does is opposite of the world’s ways.

And so it is with salvation. Even though God provided salvation for everyone through the Blood of Jesus, unless a person believes and accepts His free gift, they’re not saved.

Romans 10:9-10 (KJV) 9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Search out God’s promises for what you need and you will find that He has everything covered. And even if you can’t find scripture and verse that exactly pertains to your situation, go to James and get wisdom from God.

James 1:5 (KJV) 5   If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

 Proverbs 2:6-7 (KJV) 6  For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
7  He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

Proverbs 4:7 (KJV) 7  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

God isn’t hiding His wisdom from us. But we must search it out. It’s there – go get it and rejoice!

Pamela

Woe Unto Those Who Mock God!

Galatians 6:7 (AMP) 7  Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.

Notice that God says anyone who attempts to mock God actually deludes and deceives himself. God warns us that whatever we sow is that which we shall reap – good or bad. This is His Word.

If you’ve been paying attention, there has been a lot of mocking of God for decades. Mocking His people is mocking Him and we’ve certainly seen a speeding up of this lately in the United States. They’ve been doing it because they thought they could get away with it. But NO – they’re not getting away with it. They’ll reap upon themselves the very evil they’ve sown and it won’t be pretty.

For those of you in the US and even in other nations, know that God’s Plan is in place and He will deliver us. Remember, His ways, His thoughts, and His timing are not our ways, thoughts, or timing. We can’t make God do things “our” way. We don’t know everything and He knows what’s best. We need to let Him work His Plan and know that whatever He does is the very BEST that we could ever hope for.

Brothers and sisters, we’re in a time that no other generation has ever seen – a time of signs, wonders, miracles, and the manifestation of God’s Glory that will knock your socks off!

Stay faithful, stay at peace, and keep your eyes on the Lord! The BEST is yet to come!

Habakkuk 2:14 (KJV) 14  For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
Numbers 14:21 (KJV) 21  But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.

Isaiah 55:8 (KJV) 8  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

Pamela

How Important is God’s Word?

Is God’s Word, the Bible, all that important or is it just another book? Well, if you’ve been following my blogs, you know what I believe about God’s Word.

Everything we are, have, and believe is totally based on God’s Word: you get saved on God’s Word, your faith is based on God’s Word, and you live your whole life based on God’s Word. At least that’s the way God has set it up. Granted, this is not true of everyone.

If what you do and live is not based on God’s Word, what is it based on? The only thing left is the world’s way of doing things and you know how false that can be.

We are to be people who walk by faith and not by sight. That can’t happen if you don’t know God’s Word because that’s where faith is.

And another thing, all the answers you’ll ever need are in God’s Word. So when you pray about a particular issue, many times God will answer with a scripture that comes up from your spirit. BUT, you can’t remember something you never learned! That’s why it’s so vitally important that you get into the Word every day and get the Word into you. It can be the difference between life and death.

There are so many voices in the world that sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish between what’s of the Lord and what’s not. But Jesus said His sheep know His voice and that’s what we have to rely on. But if you don’t know His Word, you can be easily duped. Everything you hear, no matter which source it comes from, must line up with the Word of God, if it’s actually from God.

This, dear brothers and sisters, is something you must do for yourself. No one can do it for you. Yes, if takes effort and diligence but it’s worth every minute and has eternal rewards!

Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:9-10 (KJV) 9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 1:17b (KJV) 17  … The just shall live by faith.

John 10:14 (KJV) 14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
John 10:27 (KJV) 27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

— Pamela

Stand Still and See the Salvation of the Lord!

[Author’s note: This is my 300th blog. I am so thankful to the Lord for giving me this platform to teach His Word!]

How many times have you felt like you were backed up against a wall with nowhere to turn – a Red Sea moment! So what should you do?

Well, the Israelites were in that same situation – couldn’t turn to the left nor to the right. They couldn’t go back to Egypt because Pharaoh was hot on their trail. And – the Red Sea loomed in front of them! But GOD!

Yes, God had on purpose brought them by way of the Red Sea so they wouldn’t have any place to turn, lest they turn back to Egypt. So, what did they do? They cried to the Lord about what to do and His Word was to stand still and see His salvation.

Praise and worship to God went forth all night and the waters parted – congealed – and they went forth on dry land! Praise the Lord of Glory – a miracle indeed!

Too many times people cave in when a crisis comes, only to find out that if they had just stood their ground in faith, victory would have been theirs. Remember, dear saints, in one hour things can change. I’ve seen this happen over and over and was so glad I didn’t quit standing!

It takes courage to stand. Anybody can quit. Just do nothing and you’ve quit. By that I mean nothing! Standing in faith is not doing nothing. Standing in faith takes spiritual energy but it works because when you’re standing in faith, you’re standing on God’s Word and He’s always watching over His Word to cause it to come to pass!

Stand strong, brothers and sisters. Stay in peace and keep your eyes on the Lord! Victory is ours!

Exodus 14:13 (KJV) 13  And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
Jeremiah 1:12 (KJV) 12  Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP) 12  Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.

Pamela

Our Day is Here!

Isaiah 60:1-3 (KJV) 1  Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
3  And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

You just need to look around and you can see that the whole world is in gross darkness. And not only is the world in darkness but much of the Church is in darkness. Why is that?

There are two world views, the way people look at things: the world’s way – according to the unsaved, those following the devil, and the Biblical way, according to God’s Word.

Sad as it is, a lot of the Church has let the world and their ungodly views color their world. No wonder we’re not seeing the manifest presence of the Lord. We’re not doing what Jesus told us to do:

John 14:12 (KJV) 12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Jesus called us the salt of the earth. We are to let our lights shine so all can see the glory of the Lord. When the darkness gets darker and darker, our lights are to shine brighter and brighter. So how do we do this?

Time is short and we need to buckle down and totally commit to God and His Word. Too many Christians don’t know God’s Word and therefore can’t stand on it in times of crisis or even in daily life. But things are about to change. People are fed up with the way things are in the world and they’re looking to God for answers. His Word is the answer.

Brothers and sisters, the Great End-time Revival is upon us and ready to explode like a tsunami across this land and all across the world. Are you ready and are you going to be part of it or are you on the outside looking in? The choice is yours.

God is about to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are committed, dedicated, faithful, and loyal to Him. He’s going to perform His Word and we are going to see great and mighty things right before our eyes!

Praise the Lord of Glory!

Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) 17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18  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.

Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV) 19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matthew 5:13-16 (KJV) 13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

2 Chronicles 16:9a (KJV) 9  For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. 
Jeremiah 1:12 (KJV) 12  Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it. Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP) 12  Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.

Pamela

God is God!

If God is who He says He is, and if He can do what He says He can do, and if He cannot lie, and His covenant cannot be broken, why is it that so many born-again, spirit-filled Christians don’t believe this?

Oh yes, they might say they believe but at the heart level, they don’t because their actions tell on them.

Many Christians live like there is no God because they do and say any ol’ thing they want, regardless of what God’s Word says. It’s like they got saved and stuck and never moved on in the things of God!

Take healing for example. If you want to open a “can of worms”, just bring up divine healing and watch what happens to the conversation. It seems they’re so ready to believe that divine healing is for us today until they get sick, or until a family member gets sick. This isn’t right – either healing is true or it’s not true. And if it’s true, then why don’t they go to God and stand in faith when sickness attacks? It seems that God is after thought!

I remember an instance at a Bible study when I mentioned how God delivered someone from cigarettes by standing on and believing God’s Word, and how He still does that today. The response was: but that was an addiction, meaning that God doesn’t deliver people from addictions. You just need to cope with it. Such unbelief!

Needless to say, I was not expecting a negative response but it did reveal to me that not everyone truly believes what they say they believe. No wonder they don’t get their prayers answered!

Brothers and sisters, God is on our side and He wants to show Himself strong on our behalf but He’s waiting on us, we’re not waiting on Him. He’s always ready to perform his Word but we have to speak His Word in faith and then it will do what God sent it to do.

God’s Word is not void of power to cause itself to come pass because with God all things are possible. In others words, with God, the possibilities are endless!

2 Chronicles 16:9 (KJV) 9  For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
Matthew 19:26 (KJV) 26  But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Isaiah 55:11 (KJV) 11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Jeremiah 1:12 (KJV) 12  Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP) 12  Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.

Psalm 89:34 (KJV) 34  My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

Pamela

Speak into Your Future!

God watches over His Word to perform it – to cause it to come to pass! So how does He do this? He does it by speaking His Word into the earth through us. That’s how He’s always done it and He hasn’t changed.

Seven hundred years before Jesus was born on earth, Isaiah prophesied God’s Word regarding the coming Messiah. That’s what we’re to do because we’re made in God’s image. We need to boldly speak and proclaim our future according to His Word because faith is voice activated. By speaking and proclaiming God’s Word over 2021, we commission the angels of God to go forth and cause His Word to manifest. The angels are always standing by waiting for God’s Word to be spoken so they can move on it.

You see, brothers and sisters, we have a lot to do with our destiny. God has already given us His promises, but we need to do our part; His promises don’t just fall on us like ripe cherries off a tree! We need to speak His Word into the earth – into our circumstances – just like God did in Genesis 1:3 when He said, “Light be!” and all the universe began expanding!

 Oh what a wonderful and magnificent God we serve!

My dear brothers and sisters, remember that Christianity isn’t a religion; it’s a relationship with Almighty God. That’s how we’re to live our lives – in relationship with Him. That’s what eternal life is all about. When we do that, diligently cultivating that precious relationship, we’ll find the desires of hearts coming to pass effortlessly and we’ll be living a life worth living beyond anything we can think, know, or imagine!

Jeremiah 1:12 (KJV) 12  Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP) 12  Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
Psalm 103:20 (KJV) 20  Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
John 17:3 (KJV) 3  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
John 17:3 (AMP) 3  And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.

Pamela

Forgetting Those Things That are Behind

Philippians 3:13-14 (KJV) 13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

As we close out 2020, most of us are so grateful and thankful to the Lord for keeping us! And even though we had challenges, God hasn’t changed. Not only that, He wasn’t even surprised or caught off guard. He actually warned many of the prophets back in 2019 and before.

Amos 3:7 (KJV) 7  Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
2 Chronicles 20:20b (KJV) 20  … Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

So, what have we learned from this past year? If we’re honest, we learned a lot. It’s in times of crises that we really see where our faith is. If we only have “strong” faith when everything is going well, even the unsaved can do that. But what about when crises or challenges confront us? Do we stand firm and strong on God’s Word or fall apart like a $2 suitcase? How did you do this year?

And what about the USA elections? Did Christians stand on God’s Word from the prophets or cave when the results “looked” totally opposite? It’s not over yet and many Christians have abandoned their stand. This ought not to be!

What I’m seeing is that God’s heart is for this end-time revival to come forth but He needs our cooperation. If we – the Christians – wimp out when things look bad, what are we going to do when the persecution really heats up?

Has God changed? No – a thousand times NO! He’s still the same as He’s always been but until the earth lease is up, God has limited what He will do in the earth apart from His people. He has given dominion to mankind and even though satan gained  that dominion when Adam committed high treason, Jesus bought it back for us in His redemption. Now we are the ones with power and authority from God to take dominion over satan and his kingdom and reinforce Jesus’ victory over satan. But we must exercise this authority. Jesus is waiting ‘til His enemies are made His footstool and then He’s coming back for us!

Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Brothers and sisters, we have a job to do and this is the time to do it! Let’s purpose in our hearts to be in the right place at the right time, doing God’s will.

We are strong in the Lord and in the power of His might and no weapon that comes against us [viruses, poverty, persecution] will be able to prosper!

Have a very Blessed and Prosperous 2021!

Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) 8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Malachi 3:6a (KJV) 6  For I am the LORD, I change not; 

Luke 20:42-43 (KJV) 42  And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
43  Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Hebrews 10:12-13 (KJV) 12  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13  From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 

Ephesians 6:10 (KJV) 10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) 17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Mark 16:15-18 (KJV) 15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18  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.

Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 
 Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV) 18  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 — Pamela

Tongues – Our Secret Weapon!

Have you ever been in a situation when you didn’t know exactly how to pray to get your desired results? Or have you ever wanted to pray for a family member or a friend but just didn’t know enough details about the situation or what you should even pray about? So what can you do?

That’s when you pull out your secret weapon – tongues – and pray in the spirit – in your prayer language. You see, when you pray in tongues, you’re praying the perfect will of God and that’s how God would pray if He were to pray for that situation. And as you give voice to your prayer language, the Holy Spirit can pray through you. You’re the one praying; it’s your voice but the Holy Spirit gives you the utterance.

1 Corinthians 14:2 (KJV) 2  For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

You don’t have to know exactly what you’re praying but know for sure that you’re praying exactly how you’re to pray. And the really cool thing is that the devil can’t understand a thing you’re saying and it drives him crazy!

Of course, you can pray in your native language but then that requires you to have some knowledge of the situation. Praying both ways really covers it all. Praying in the spirit doesn’t come out of your head. It comes directly out of your re-born spirit after you’ve been baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:4 (KJV) 4  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

1 Corinthians 14:15 (KJV) 15  What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

I have seen miracles happen when I prayed over people in tongues because it’s a perfect prayer that gets right to the root of the problem.

Purpose in your heart to spend more time praying in the spirit – in tongues – and watch how the Lord moves in your life!

John 7:38 (KJV) 38  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. [Note: Speaking of the Holy Spirit.]

Luke 11:13 (KJV) 13  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Acts 19:6 (KJV) 6  And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Acts 10:44-46 (KJV) 44  While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
45  And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46  For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

Acts 8:15-17 (KJV) 15  Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
16  (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
17  Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

John 16:13 (KJV) 13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
 1 Corinthians 2:7 (KJV) 7  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Pamela

The Greatest Gift

Christmastime is a time of gift giving and celebrating with family and friends. And this is a good thing but let’s not forget that without the Greatest Gift, we wouldn’t be celebrating at all.

Yes, we like to spend money on gifts and perhaps some spend too much. But even though we might spend what we thing is a big deal, God spent way more than we could ever think, know, or imagine! He gave His all. He gave Jesus – His priceless gift – to us because He loved us so much that He was willing to do whatever it took to get us back into fellowship with Him.

And then there is Jesus! He didn’t have to be the Supreme Sacrifice but He chose to do the will of the Father. A penalty for sin had to be paid and Jesus willingly left the glories of Heaven and came to earth as a man to be our substitute.

Jesus took our sins in His body on the cross, went to hell, defeated satan, rose from the dead, and took His own Blood to Heaven to offer it on the Holy Altar for payment, thus satisfying the claims of justice. The Supreme Court of Heaven stamped “Accepted”! And now we able to stand in God’s presence as the redeemed of the Lord ! Glory to God for His unspeakable gift!

We are so blessed that it’ll take all eternity to fully comprehend all that has happened and how much God has blessed us. If the world really knew what God has done through Jesus, they’d be falling to their knees, repenting, and getting right with God! Our job is to tell them!

To all my brothers and sisters, have a blessed Christmas as you celebrate the true Reason for the Season!

Hebrews 12:2 (KJV) 2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
John 3:16 (KJV) 16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (AMP) 16  For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.

Pamela