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July 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 2 Timothy 1:7

"God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

We have been released from the spirit of fear by the Holy Spirit, who has placed us in the body of Christ. We have received the Spirit of adoption. This adoption provides for every believer release from the bondage that he once knew. The picture that Paul uses is the contrast between slavery and sonship. Slavery, with its fear and isolation, stands for our old lives before knowing Christ. We are told by the writer of Hebrews that Christ died that He might destroy the one who had the power of death and release those who were subject to a fear of death (Hebrews 2:14–15). The perfect love of God has cast out the fear to which we were once enslaved (2 Timothy 1:7; 1 John 4:18).

Anything that involves a believer in fear of bondage cannot possibly be the work of the Holy Spirit of God. It must come either from his own heart of unbelief or as a temptation of the evil one. Our sonship implies perfect spiritual liberty and the absence of all legal features which would bring us once more under the Law.

Bro. Paul

July 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is a scripture collage for this morning:

"If children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.

Heavenly Father, if I am Christ’s, then I am Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Behold what manner of love You, Father God, have bestowed on me, that I should be called Your child! Therefore I am no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then Your heir through Christ. You, Lord God, predestined me to adoption as a son by Jesus Christ to Yourself, according to the good pleasure of Your will.

Father, Jesus desired that we whom You gave Him may be with Him where He is, that we may behold His glory which You have given Him.

If I overcome, and keep Jesus’ works until the end, to me He will give power over the nations. If I overcome, Jesus will grant to me to sit with Him on His throne, as He also overcame and sat down with You, Father God, on Your throne.

What a glorious future You have for Your heirs, Father God! Thank You that I am numbered among them!"

Romans 8:17; Galatians 3:29; 1 John 3:1; Galatians 4:7; Ephesians 1:5; John 17:24; Revelation 2:26; Revelation 3:21

Bro. Paul

July 2, 2017, 9:16 PM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at John 14:7

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you."

Christ offered His peace to the disciples during an unbelievably difficult period in His own life. He was enjoying the peace of God, but He knew the disciples were about to be sorely tested and would need God’s peace as well. Anyone can have peace when things are going well at home, financially, and with regard to health. Even the world can manifest a semblance of peace when everything is going smoothly.

It is in the context of difficulties that God wants us to experience His peace and manifest it to the world. Jesus offered His peace to the disciples at exactly the time it would be needed most: a time when their own sense of peace and calm would likely disappear. He wanted His disciples—and He wants us—to be at peace during the most difficult hours of our lives.

Believers in Christ can live in a world where seemingly irrational and indiscriminate things happen without warning but not be undone by worry and fear. We can have peace knowing that God is in control of our lives. While it may appear that things are out of control in the world, we can know that we are eternally protected and watched over by God’s sovereign and loving care.

Bro. Paul

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

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