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The Daily Walk Bible NLT: 31 Days with Jesus

Most people agree that Jesus was an amazing teacher and someone we could all learn from. At the same time, most of us have spent little time actually reading his story. The Daily Walk Bible NLT: 31 Days with Jesus is an open invitation to do just that. In just one month you will read through all four gospels, seeing Jesus and gaining insight into his purpose and message for us.

This special eBook, taken from the pages of The Daily Walk Bible, includes a simple reading plan to help you through. Each day includes an Overview that provides a bird's-eye view of that day's reading, an inspirational and practical My Daily Walk devotion, and an Insight that offers an interesting fact about the passage. Every seventh day you will be invited to pause and reflect--looking back over what you have read, looking forward to what is coming, and most importantly looking up to God.

It's that simple, but be warned, Jesus has been changing lives for two thousand years--31 days and yours won't be the same either.

Christian Exodus: Out of Babylon

I believe the Bible plainly says that the Church will go through the great tribulation. Also, the Bible plainly explains to the saints of God how to survive the great tribulation. The lion's share of the Church's body is living today and I believe most of us will go through the great tribulation. If the saints living today will study the Bible and the many "examples" of saints going through tribulation, they will know exactly how to endure the great tribulation and how to triumph over the powers of darkness, which will be revealed during the last three and one-half years (3 and1/2) of great tribulation.

God told the Prophet Daniel that His words were closed up and sealed till the time of the end. See Daniel 12:9. I believe that the end is here and God is opening His word like never before in history.

God is not playing games, He wants the whole world to be saved and He is talking to everybody who will listen.

Amo 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

However, it appears from the path that the world is currently on that few people are listening. I hope and pray that this book will help people to listen to God more and to the world less.

Astonishing Bible Truths That Your Church Never Taught

Modern worship and its teachings over the centuries have gotten so far away from what is taught and practiced in the pages of the Bible that many fundamental doctrines have been entirely skewed, and most churchgoers do not even know it. We challenge you to take a look for yourself and compare what you think the Scriptures teach with what is clearly laid out in the Word and observed by the true worshiper. Prepare to be amazed, if not shocked.

Daily Devotions: Walking Daily in the New Testament and Proverbs: In just minutes per day - read through the New Testament and the book of Proverbs - easy to read format - modern english

Daily Devotions: Walking Daily in the New Testament and Proverbs

Make your daily devotional reading simple and organized.

The New Testament gives you an up-close-and-personal glimpse at the life of Jesus.

The Gospels present a testimony of the miracle of His birth, the impact of His life, and the power of His death & resurrection.

The succeeding New Testament books offer a deeper reflection of Jesus Christ and the ministry we, as His followers, are called to.

The book of Proverbs is known as the "Book of Wisdom" because it provides instructions on how to live happily, successfully, and victoriously. It is jam-packed with tips, advice, and insight that if applied can change your relationships, attitudes, and life.

The Plan is Simple.

There are 89 chapters in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. By reading one chapter of the Gospels each day, and then two chapters of the rest of the New Testament (Acts - Revelation) for a total of three chapters per day, you will go through the New Testament in just 89 Days.

This plan is called "The cell rule of Optina." The monks of the Optina Monastery enter into a daily Scripture discipline: one chapter from the Gospels and two chapters from the rest of the New Testament, reading daily in order beginning with the book of Acts and ending with the last chapter of Revelation.

By following this plan, Matthew 1 and Acts 1-2 are on the first day, and then the last gospel, John 21, is read on the very same day as Revelation 21-22.

I have added a slight twist by including a section from the book of Proverbs with each day's reading.

Daily Devotions: Walking Daily in the New Testament and Proverbs - is simple, organized, and easy to use. Start today, and you will begin to develop a good habit that will help you in your spiritual walk with Christ.

The River of God: Blessings from the Throne to the Uttermost Parts of the Earth (Free eBook Sampler)

This world is in a state of constant unrest, but we must not be distracted from what God is doing now and in the future. God is patient, but soon He will restore His chosen people to a right relationship with Him, though this comes at a cost. All humanity will be affected. Your world will be changed in unprecedented ways and drinking from the River of God is the only answer.

The River of God opens with the river in the garden of Eden, defines God's plans through biblical prophecy, numerology, and typology, and culminates in Revelation with the pure river of life proceeding from the throne of God for His people.

Are you ready to stand firm during the coming tumultuous times? Discover your strength in the waters that flow from the River of God.

About the Author

Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell's ministry shares the gospel via twelve radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners, and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it's to speak with a president or go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ.

Russia and China in Prophecy



America's status as the world's lone superpower is rapidly fading. Other nations and groups of nations are angling to fill the void. Rising in the East is an emerging power bloc of tremendous potential-in manpower, economic heft and military might. Its growing presence is intensifying global competition for resources and for geopolitical influence. Where will this trend lead? You can know! Biblical prophecy provides a remarkable, penetrating preview of Asia's future!

In this booklet:

o The Emerging Asian Superpower

o Russia Frightens Europe--and Fulfills Bible Prophecy

o What the China Miracle Means

o Japan's Place in the Future

o Asia in Prophecy

The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy

The publisher offers this ebook for free at ucg.org/booklet/united-states-and-britain-bible-prophecy

What's ahead for the United States and Britain?

Is the world's most powerful nation--the United States of America--overlooked in Bible prophecy? Why are relatively small powers like Egypt, Syria and Lebanon mentioned, but no nation recognizable as the United States can be found? What about other major English-speaking nations such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia?

In fact, many prophecies do mention these nations. But, without a proper understanding of history and the Scriptures, few can identify these countries and understand what lies ahead for them.

The Bible study aid booklet, The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy, takes you on a remarkable journey through history and Bible prophecy to reveal an incredible story with sobering implications for the major English-speaking nations. You can't afford to be without this priceless information.

Chapters in this ebook:

-- Two Nations That Changed the World

-- God's Commitment to Abraham and His Descendants

-- What Is a Biblical Covenant?

-- How God Shaped Israel's Future

-- Does God Keep His Word?

-- How Jacob Became Abraham's Heir

-- Israel's Golden Age

-- With Justice for All

-- International Trade: A Source of Solomon's Wealth

-- God's Covenant With David

-- Were All the Israelites Deported?

-- Are All Israelites Jews?

-- The Mysterious Scythians Burst Into History

-- Celts and Scythians Linked by Archaeological Discoveries

-- Linguistic Links: What's in a Name?

-- The Label Celt and Celtic Society

-- Prophecies of Israel's Resettlement in Northwestern Europe

-- Britain and the United States Inherit Joseph's Birthright

-- Benjamin Disraeli: Maestro of Empire

-- Advocates of British-Israelism

-- The Bible In British and American History

-- From Punishment to Destiny

-- Dual Fulfillment in Bible Prophecy

-- The Geography of Celtic-Scythian Commerce

Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook:

"Why has history been so benevolent and economically generous to Britain and the United States? Why have they been blessed so favorably over the nations that preceded them in history? The answer lies in the understanding and fulfillment of biblical prophecy."

"God's promise to Abraham was not limited to a small and ancient people in the Middle East. It extends far into the future, and it is not limited by national boundaries."

"Where can we find the descendants of Joseph, the lost tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh? This list of blessings eliminates most of the nations of the world as contenders. To find them we must ask: Which nations possess these blessings in our world?"

"When we understand that the modern descendants of Joseph are the people of the United States and Britain, we see that over the past three centuries God has been true to His promises."

"Though the United States and Britain do not appear in the Bible's prophecies of the end time under their present names, God hasn't ignored these nations. He identifies them in prophecy according to their ancestry. Most people simply haven't known where to look for them."

Daniel's 70 Weeks: The Keystone of Bible Prophecy (Prophecies & Patterns Book 2)

Did the Bible really predict the coming of the Messiah before it happened? To answer that question William Struse takes you on a Biblical adventure in search of the promised Messiah. Of all the prophetic texts in the Bible, and by some counts there are over 2000, there is only one prophecy which gives a specific datable timeline for the coming of the Messiah. That prophecy found in the 9th chapter of the book of Daniel is commonly called Daniel's 70 Weeks.

Did you know?

1.The prophecy of 70 Weeks gives the date for the birth the Messiah.

2.The prophecy also tells of the Messiah's death and his resurrection.

3.The prophecy warns of the destruction of Jerusalem and its desolation.

4.The prophecy confirms the "covenant and mercy" promised to Abraham and his descendants, the Jewish people.

In a world where some question the Jewish people's ancestral rights to the land of Israel, the prophecy of 70 Weeks proves mathematically that indeed YHWH's oath which he swore with Abraham and his "seed" is in fact true, literal, and eternal.

Did you know?

1.That the "covenant and mercy" mentioned in Daniel 9:4 refers to the oath YHWH swore with Abraham and his "seed" in Genesis 22.

2.That the word swore in Genesis 22 comes from the Hebrew shaba and is the very root for the Hebrew word shabuwa (weeks) as in Daniel's 70 Weeks (Shabuwa).

3.That this covenant made with Abraham is the first recorded covenant YHWH swore (shaba) with any man in the Bible.

4.That this oath of sevens is an underlying covenantal theme of the entire Biblical record.

As you explore the Biblical record in this book, you'll see why the prophecy of 70 Weeks is the keystone between the Old and New Testaments (Covenants). Quite literally, this prophecy bridges the Old Testament Torah and Prophets, which speak of a coming Messiah, with the New Testament Apostles who record the fulfillment of those very prophecies in the person of a first century Jewish man named Yeshua.

So if you've ever wondered whether the Bible's prophecies which speak of a coming Messiah are true, by the time you have finished Daniel's 70 Weeks: The Keystone of Bible Prophecy you'll have an answer to that question and you will know why the Bible is truly different than any other religious text recorded by man.

Wisdom For Today

By popular demand, Wisdom For Today is available as a paperback with its original cover. Now its more affordable than ever to get wisdom, and give it as a gift!

Read along as Pastor Chuck takes us on a journey from Genesis to Revelation, pointing out Gods wisdom for life in 365 daily devotional readings. Each day features a portion of Scripture followed by practical application. Discover how the Bible speaks volumes of wisdom that can be applied in every area of your life.

The Beasts of Revelation 13

Could America be the beast of the earth from Revelation 13? Is this beast's number the number of a man because the country is named after a man, Americo Vespuccio? And does Americo add up to the number of the beast? These questions are explored in context with the rest of Revelation 13, as well as Revelation 12-18 and Daniel 7.

Revelation 13 is finally revealed in a way that not only makes logical sense, but is perhaps more unsettling than even the appearance of the Antichrist would be, because most of what is expected from the Antichrist has already happened.

You can watch me cover this material on youtube at the following address:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NScqtMfo_xA

Identifying the beasts, and the woman who is riding on the beast of the sea leaves one with a new found appreciation for just how dangerous a time we live in for the true believer. But even as dangerous a time as it is, it still is not too late.

Clean Foods - What the Bible Teaches

When it comes to obeying the clean food laws of the Bible, some outside the faith will find the practice novel, others peculiar. Still others will cite a passage or two in the New Testament in an effort to say that the True Worshiper no longer needs to concern himself or herself with that "old Mosaic law" in this age of grace...

Trace the Themes, eBook: A Topical Bible Study Guide Through Six Major Themes

Study Six Major Bible Themes with Free Companion Videos

Dozens of major themes run throughout the Bible, each one pointing to Jesus in its own unique way. Discover the intriguing story contained within six of these themes as you watch them unfold from Genesis to Revelation.

Trace the Themes is a free Bible study guide that includes thought-provoking discussion questions and links to companion videos that help set the stage for studying each of the six topics covered.

The Word of GodThe Presence of GodThe People of GodRedemptionHolinessMissionTrace the Themes is perfect for small groups, family devotions, and individual study.

Spence Shelton is the Lead Pastor of Mercy Church in Charlotte, NC. Spence believes God has called Mercy Church to be a part of seeing a gospel awakening in Charlotte that gets carried to the ends of the earth. Spence has authored numerous small group studies including co-authoring The Meaning of Marriage small group study with Tim & Kathy Keller.

Prior to planting Mercy Church in 2015, Spence served as a pastor at the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC.

God’s Plan for Spiritual Battle: Victory over Sin, the World, and the Devil (eBook Sampler)

I love a good fight.When unjustly attacked, I have learned to seek the guidance and leadership of the Holy Spirit and retaliate by Overcoming Evil with Good. There is a huge difference between a Peacemaker and a Pacifist!

This Battle Plan for spiritual warfare, gleaned from the life and message of Jesus, especially the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes, was on my heart even before I was kidnapped by terrorists and held hostage under extreme conditions in 1983. Since then, thousands of missionaries, pastors, and other Christians have been kidnapped, murdered, or forced to flee from their places of ministry in rural Colombia. Had these Christians known and understood this Battle Plan for spiritual battle, they could have been victorious instead of prematurely suffering defeat.

Many who did choose to remain in the path of ever present danger have rallied around this message. A thriving underground church is multiplying in a huge area (about the size of North Korea) in the south and east of Columbia where Bibles, church buildings, formal ministry, and even house meetings have been prohibited for more than 25 years.

Severe persecution in rural Colombia has actually served to bring real Christians together in deepening Christian relationships, identify the true church, and cleanse believers from corruption. This has been possible because of the remnant that has been chosen to fight the good fight of faith.

About the Author

Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell's ministry shares the gospel via twelve radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners, and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it's to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ.

The Good News of Jesus John, Matthew, Mark, and Luke Combined: The Good News Of Jesus John Mathew, Mark, and Luke Combined

This Ebook is for those that want to study the Four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in an easy format that will have the events placed together by Book. The color coding will enable the reader to easily study the Four Gospels and to see the way in which the Holy Spirit has used the writing styles of each author to make a cohesive and harmonic structure to the Gospels. Jesus and His life is the focus, and giving Him the Glory is this book's only goal.

Holy Bible (ASV Red Letter Edition): MATTHEW

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Easily find and study Bible verses

1. NCX Navigation with Expand/Collapse function (NCX View):

Double-click an item in the NCX list

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Double-click Chapters and verses of the Bible

3. Direct verse jump or direct verse search: Enter the Bible passage (e.g., Jn3.16)

Scalable Font Size: The typeface can be adjusted to a much larger size than even a large print book.

Power in the Pursuit of Love: 1 Corinthians 13 in Context

What is the attitude that attracts the power of God?

Love is described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. This description was given to a group of immature but enthusiastic Christians who were meeting together to seek and to share the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

It was given to them to provide them with proper goals, that they might have the right attitude when they met together.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 will benefit us today as much as it did the Corinthians in the first century.

When love is given its proper place, power will not only be released, it will be used properly.

Arab Spring, Christian Winter: Islam Unleashed on the Church and the World (Free eBook Sampler)

"If you want to better understand how today's headlines might be fulfilling biblical prophecy, then read this book... This book will help ensure that your faith is built on Christ alone and the assurance of spending eternity with Him, not the sometimes-scary flow of history. You will also get a complete education on Islam and its possible role in the End Times."

Joel Richardson

New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized teacher

Arab Spring, Christian Winter will help you tie newspaper headlines to your scriptural knowledge of the Last Days. Ralph Stice draws a clear link between the Arab Spring and the rise of a worldwide power that appears to be ushering in the coming Antichrist.

This book will also show you what you need to watch for in tomorrow's news and guide you on how to fortify your faith for stormy days ahead. The Western Church has much to learn from Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Familiar Scripture passages are unfolding with new clarity to believers everywhere.

Learn:

oWhy the Arab Spring had to happen to fulfill scriptural prophecy

oHow the Arab Spring led to the unleashing of pure Islam

oWhich nation could be the crucial link between East and West and produce an Antichrist figure

oThe responses of Middle Eastern Christians to intense persecution and what we Western believers can learn from them

Fear not! He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). We will discover Jesus in a fresh way when we face true persecution. How will your faith withstand the great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again (Matthew 24:21)? Brothers and sisters in Christ are facing this reality every day, right now.

About the Author

Ralph Stice has lived in Islamic communities on three continents over 11 years' time as a witness for Christ. During that time, he has interacted with a wide variety of Muslims at many levels of society. He also has read widely on the subject of Islam and has spoken in nearly 100 churches about the world's second-largest religion. He has recently founded RWS Ministries, a non-profit organization determined to inform Christians about Islam and inform Muslims about Jesus's true identity and lordship. He blogs frequently on developments in the Islamic world and is a keen observer of political and spiritual developments in the Middle East.

The King of the South

The publisher offers this ebook for free at www.thetrumpet.com/literature/30/the-king-of-the-south.

The Prophet Daniel wrote about a future confrontation between the king of the north and the king of the south. We are now in the time when these two major powers are quickly rising! The king of the south is stirring up trouble even today. It is critical that you know the identity of this prophesied power!

In this booklet:

o The King of the South

o A Mystery Alliance

o The Last Crusade

o Emphasis on God's Very Elect

Holy Bible: English Standard Version (ESV) Anglicised Compact Edition: Printed Cloth: Hearts and Flowers Design (Bible Esv)

The Bible is an essential part of day-to-day life for Christians: this compact edition, with its cute fabric print, is the perfect gift for the woman on the move and absolutely ideal for her handbag. The ESV Anglicised is a great choice for personal reading and devotion. It captures the majesty, truth and beauty of the Bible - clearly and compellingly. This edition combines a readable font size with portability - perfect for reading on the move, while its pretty cover design makes it the perfect gift. Its many helpful features include: * British English Text * Accurate, yet readable translation * Double-column format * Presentation page * Concordance * Ribbon marker * Elastic fastener

Coming To Jesus: One Man's Search for Truth and Life Purpose

Who am I? Why do I exist? What's the purpose of life? What happens when I die? Is there a God? If there's a God, who is He? Does He care about me? At age 14, Britt Gillette found himself alone in a hospital late at night struggling with the universal questions of life. You've probably asked yourself these same questions, and maybe you've found the answers. But for Britt, these were new questions, and he didn't like it at all that he didn't have the answers. So he set out on a personal quest to find the truth. Along the way, he examined the claims of every religion, philosopher, political leader, psychic, and mystic he could find, and what he discovered was nothing short of astounding. What he found changed his life forever, and maybe it can change yours too.

All About Jesus: The Single Story from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

This title is all about Jesus. The words recorded in it were written about Jesus over 2000 years ago. Yet today his message of peace, hope, love, and forgiveness still resonates with people of all races, nationalities, educational, and economic backgrounds. Some like what he said while others disagree with what he said. But almost everyone finds im intriguing.

Jubilee Bible: From the Scriptures of the Reformation

In the Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB), the usage and context tends to define each key word so you don't need to depend on theological dictionaries or reference materials. Careful attention has been made to properly translate the first usage of each key word and through to the last occurrence. Then, as the word makes its way across the Old Testament and you make the correct match with the corresponding Greek word in the New Testament, an amazing pattern emerges. The Jubilee Bible is the only translation we know of that has each unique Hebrew word matched and mated with a unique English word so that the usage (number of occurrences and number of verses where the word occurs) sets forth a meaningful number pattern and a complete definition of what God means by each word.

Revelation Unveiled: Understanding the Heart of Jesus in the Imminent Day of the Lord

The book of Revelation should be of intense interest to today's Christian. It describes not only the persecution that originates from Satan, but also announces the day when God will intervene and cleanse the earth. This is definitely something to look forward to if we are right with him. Not so much for those living for themselves. Sadly, many commentaries on Revelation ignore the need to have a clean heart in order to survive what's coming. In this edition, we dig deep into the signs, the wonders, and the genuine Christian's role in the soon-to-be-fulfilled book of Revelation. We even go back to the prophets to help clarify what is the most important message to Christians today. About the Author Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell's ministry shares the gospel via twelve radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops and numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners, and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it's to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ.

Preparing for the End of the World: Writings from the Apostle Paul to the Thessalonians Regarding the End Times

We're living in very exciting times, when many Bible prophecies are being (or are about to be) fulfilled. Are we approaching the end of the world? And if we are, how can we prepare for it? Fortunately, we don't need to know all of the intricate details, but one thing is of paramount importance as we enter the prophesied day of the Lord: Our hearts must be clean and pure. As we eagerly await the return of our Lord, we can trust in his promise that the pure in heart shall see God, and we know that every passing day brings us closer to this wonderful reality. "Preparing for the End of the World" takes a close look at what it means to have a clean heart, and also digs deep into biblical prophecy in order to help us understand what is soon going to be our new reality. This picture is not dark or bleak, but bright - for those who understand what it means to genuinely live for the Lord.

[(What the World Is Coming to : A Commentary on the Book of Revelation Verse by Verse)] [By (author) Chuck Smith] published on (May, 2008)

What is the world coming to? The answer is documented in the Book of Revelation: A prophetic and unerring account of the final days of man upon earth?and the momentous events to follow. Join Pastor Chuck as he gives a verse-by-verse commentary overview of the Book of Revelation.

LORD BUDDHA: PRAYERS

THE SEVEN LIMBED PRAYER

I prostrate in commitment to the Buddha, His Teachings, and his Spiritual Community.

I present to them offerings both set out before me and rationally pictured.

I admit every single negative activity and destructions submitted since starting less time.

I celebrate in the Excellencies done without anyone else and others before, present, and future.

I ask for all of you to consistently turn the wheel of the Dharma.

I ask for you to stay with us until samsara is exhausted.

I commit the benefits gathered by this supplication and other such activities to the achievement of Buddha-hood for the advantage of all others.

May every single conscious being of the same realm in the bardo, free from envy, be conceived in a higher state; when incredible thirst and yearning are created by interests, may the torment of thirst and craving, warmth and cool, not emerge.

When we see our future guardians in union, may we see the quiet and furious Buddha with their consorts; with the ability to pick our origination for the benefit of other people, may we get a flawless body decorated with favorable signs.

Getting for ourselves an impeccable human body, may all who see and hear us immediately be freed; may we not tail all our malicious karma, but rather take after and increment what merit we may have.

Wherever we are conceived, at that very place, may we meet the yidam of this life eye to eye; knowing now to walk and talk when we are conceived, may we accomplish the force of non-neglect and recognition of past lives.

In every one of the phases of adapting, high, center, and low, may we see just by hearing, thinking and seeing; wherever we are conceived, may the area be honored, so that every single conscious being might be glad.

I worship the gem of the Buddha, the most astounding and most incredible ointment, helpful to divine beings and individuals by the influence of the Buddha may all setbacks be decimated may all agony stop for me.

I adore the gem of the Dhamma, the most astounding and most superb ointment, chilling off the fever of debasements. By the influence of the Dhamma may all disaster be devastated may all fears stop for me. Whatever gems may exist on the planet, various and differentiated, there is no gem equivalent to the Buddha. By this truth may I be secure.

Whatever gems may exist on the planet, various and enhanced, there is no gem equivalent to the Dhamma. By this truth may I be secure. Whatever gems may exist on the planet, various and differentiated, there is no gem equivalent to the Sangha. By this truth may I be secure. For me there is no other shelter, the Buddha is my incomparable asylum; by the force of this truth may happy triumph be mine.

A Blessing Chant

Just as water streaming in the streams and waterways fills the sea, in this manner may every one of your snippets of goodness touch and advantage all creatures, those here now and those gone some time recently.

May every one of your desires be soon satisfied as totally as the moon on a full-moon night, as effectively as from the Wish-Fulfilling Gem!

May all risks be turned away; may all maladies abandon you. May no snags go over your way and may you appreciate bliss and long life.

May the individuals who are constantly conscious, regarding the method for the older folks, succeed in the four gifts of seniority, excellence, bliss, and quality!

His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

May I get to be, at all times, both now and always, a defender for those without a defender; An aide for the individuals who have lost their direction; A boat for those with seas to cross; and a haven for those in risk; May I be a light for those needing light; An asylum for those needing cover, and a worker to every one of those in need.