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June 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Revelation 15:4

"Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For you alone are holy."

The primary meaning of the word holy is "separate." It means to cut. A holy person is cut apart from the rest. God is holy in that He is totally, in His person, separate from all of us. So much so that it is almost a foreign subject to talk of Him. He is so awesome and so overwhelming in His person that there is nothing in human language or in human experience to which we may compare Him.

Some years ago a German scholar named Rudolf Otto tried to determine in a scientific way what happened to people when they came in contact with that which they believed to be holy. He observed that there is something extra in the experience of the holy, something you can’t describe in human terms. The clearest sensation that a human being has when he experiences the Holy is an overwhelming sense of creatureliness. When we meet the Absolute, we know immediately that we are not absolute. When we meet the Infinite, we come in contact immediately with our own finiteness. When we meet the Absolute Holy, we become aware that we are not like that.

Bro. Paul

June 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

How about another scripture collage this morning:

"I know that my Redeemer lives.

Father God, if when I was Your enemy, I was reconciled to You through the death of Your Son, much more, having been reconciled, I shall be saved by His life. Jesus, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to You, Lord God, through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for us.

Because Jesus lives, I will live also. If in this life only I have hope in Christ, I am of all men the most pitiable. But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep

Lord, You say, "The Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob." I now have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. I was not redeemed from my aimless conduct with corruptible things, like silver or gold, received by tradition from my fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Thank You, God, that Your Son—my Redeemer—lives! And thank You, Jesus, that You intercede for me."

Job 19:25; Romans 5:10; Hebrews 7:24–25; John 14:19; 1 Corinthians 15:19–20; Isaiah 59:20; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18–19

Bro. Paul

June 28, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is a scripture collage for this morning:

"Who is able to stand?

Lord God, who can endure the day of Jesus’ coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderers’ soap.

The apostle John was permitted to see the future when a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands. These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

There is no condemnation to those of us who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. I stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made me free.

Lord God, enable me to walk according to Your guiding Spirit and to stand fast in the freedom of Your forgiveness."

Revelation 6:17; Malachi 3:2; Revelation 7:9, 14–17; Romans 8:1; Galatians 5:1

Bro. Paul

June 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Proverbs 5:23

"[The wicked man] shall die for lack of instruction, and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray."

The story is told of an eagle perched on a block of ice just above Niagra Falls. The swift current carried the ice and its majestic passenger close to the edge of the great precipice. Other birds warned the eagle of the danger ahead. But their words were unheeded. "I have great and powerful wings," he boasted. "I can fly from my perch at any time."

Suddenly the edge of the falls was only a few feet away. The eagle spread his powerful wings to mount up over his impending doom only to discover that his claws had become frozen to the block of ice.

Scripture warns those who think they are immune to sin to be careful! They are on the verge of falling (1 Corinthians 10:12; 1 Timothy 3:6). "I never thought it would happen to me" are words which have hounded many a person until their dying day (Proverbs 5:11–14). Every Christian needs to know that yielding to temptation can happen—and will, unless the instruction of wisdom is embraced.

Wisdom says, "Hear me clearly: The road to immorality is the road to destruction."

Bro. Paul

June 26, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Joshua 1:8

"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it."

Most of us read the Bible casually and carelessly. We read the Word of God and it has no effect on us. That’s why the Word of God has become so insipid in our lives; it has no power over us. The greatest thing we can do in reading God’s Word is to understand that the Lord has given the book to us as our marching orders. We are to read it, study it, and then do it. Our prayer before reading the Bible should be, "Lord, show me in Your Word today what You want me to do! Show me the things in my life that are not in conformity with Your will, for I commit myself as I open this book that whatever You say to me here, I’ll do it."

With Jesus with us we can go anywhere—into Canaan with its walled cities and giants everywhere, and into the days of the year ahead, where every day poses a mystery and a challenge. We all will face giants in our futures, but know this: If He is with us, we are sufficient to win in the power of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Bro. Paul

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