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June 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Hebrews 13:15

"By Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name."

In the month that lies before you, you’ll have countless opportunities for sacrifice. Think of that person at work whom you struggle to love. What if you visualize yourself placing that relationship upon the altar as an offering of praise to God?

Your marriage needs to be offered up as a sacrifice every day. So does the way you spend your free time. If you begin to make a list of the things you could offer up in sacrifice, you might never stop writing. The truth, you see, is that when your life becomes a temple, a home for Jesus, you begin to see His face in the faces of all those who surround you. You begin to treat them as you would treat Him. You begin to realize that all ground is holy ground, because God is there. You begin to see every situation as a potential act of worship, a time to magnify the name of the Lord.

Solitude. Service. Struggles. And ultimately, the one that encapsulates them all: sacrifice. Worship in the midst of these. When that happens, be prepared to throw open the doors of your life. The world is waiting to see the person you will become when you live every moment in the wonder of worship.

Bro. Paul




June 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 2 Corinthians 10:4

"The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds."

The ultimate victory has been won at Calvary, but it will be implemented in the future. The sentence has been passed, now it needs to be enforced. The enforcement is in the hands of the church. The tool that enforces Satan’s defeat is the tool of prayer. the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:4–5). One person praying on earth can move angels in heaven.

Christians need to learn the power of prayer against Satan, for he will be defeated in his work. We are not engaged in the warfare if we are not praying against Satan. The judgment that was effected at the cross and is enforced through prayer will be completed. Satan is doomed. Satan is on a leash and he is only free on earth to the length of his chain. He cannot go beyond God’s permission. But if we don’t enforce his judgment in our own lives, we will be victims instead of victors.

Bro. Paul




June 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Romans 8:16

"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God."

In Romans 8:16, Paul told the Romans, "The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God."

Wherever I travel across this country, people ask me, "How can I have assurance of salvation? How can I know that I really belong to Christ?" There are many scriptures to which we can point, but the bottom line is this: If you have the Holy Spirit living within you, that Spirit testifies with your spirit that you are a child of God. It is the inward witness of your faith.

Most of us have had the experience of saying to people, "I don’t know exactly how to explain it, but I know I’m a Christian."

"Well, how do you know?"

"I just know inside."

We know inside because the Spirit of God is there, witnessing to our assurance. Somewhere within us, a voice whispers, "You are Mine. You are not your own. You belong to Me."

Bro. Paul

 




June 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

 

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Deuteronomy 29:5

"I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet."

If we are honest, most of us will admit that we can deal with things that have a precedent, but walking into uncharted territory provokes fear. It is awesome to consider the thoughts that can fill our minds as we look into a future for which we have no road map. There were some things that God used to strengthen His people, and these things are available to us today as we face our challenges as well.

The people of Israel, standing on the bank of the Jordan River, had one sure thing. They had the record of God’s performance on their behalf, in the past.

For forty years, God’s people had been wandering in the desert, yet God wonderfully and miraculously cared for them. First, they got into the wilderness through the miracle of walking through the Red Sea, then God gave them a guidance system. Each day, for forty years, they were led by a pillar of cloud. At night they were led by a pillar of fire. They were wandering, but God was leading them. God spoke through Moses, "I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet."

Bro. Paul




June 15, 2017, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is a scripture collage for Thursday morning:

"As the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.

Lord God, what a privilege to enter the fellowship of Your Son’s sufferings. I rejoice to the extent that I partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, I may also be glad with exceeding joy. For if I died with Him, I shall also live with Him. If a child, then an heir—Your heir, Lord God, and a joint heir with Christ, if indeed I suffer with Him, that I may also be glorified with Him.

Lord God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of Your counsel, You confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, I might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before me. My Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and You, my God and Father, who have loved me and given me everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort my heart and establish me in every good word and work.

May I welcome participation in Jesus’ sufferings, Lord God, and joyfully anticipate the glory to come."

2 Corinthians 1:5; Philippians 3:10; 1 Peter 4:13; 2 Timothy 2:11; Romans 8:17; Hebrews 6:17–18; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17

Bro. Paul


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