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October 19, 2018, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Ephesians 4:26–27

"Do not … give place to the devil."

It’s easy to allow the devil entry into our lives. The King James Version of the Bible translates Ephesians 4:27 as, “Neither give place to the devil.” Better is the New American Standard’s “Do not give the devil an opportunity.” 

But perhaps the most graphic is the New International Version’s, “Do not give the devil a foothold.” The American Heritage Dictionarysays that a footholdis “a firm or secure position that provides a base for further advancement.” All we need do is give the devil a foothold—a little place where he can bide his time and wait for the opportunity to advance further—to ultimately find ourselves in big spiritual trouble. 

Unconfessed bouts of anger, pride, deceit, lust, envy—or any sin—may seem small to you, but they are just what the devil is looking for. If need be, confess them now, and purpose to leave no place for the devil to get a foothold in your life.

Bro. Paul

October 18, 2018, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Colossians 2:10

"You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power."

It appears from the information in the Bible that Michael is the protecting and fighting angel, and Gabriel is the preaching or announcing angel. Each of them has his own job description and carries out God’s will in perfection.

Our God is a God of order and organization. That characteristic of God is reflected in the angelic realm. God has set up an authority structure within the universe, within the church, within the family, within human government; and all these lesser authorities are in submission to the greater authority of Christ Himself. The Bible tells us we are complete in Him, “who is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10). 

God is able to respond to our needs and the challenges of our lives because He is a God of power and order. He is able to do what is necessary, and His angels are set up to respond to His every directive.

Bro. Paul

October 17, 2018, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone
Let's look at ROMANS 1:1
"Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God."

When we meet people for the first time, frequently in addition to stating our name we will identify our occupation or profession. Our identity is closely linked to what we do.
Paul introduced himself in the Book of Romans by stating, “Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God.”
Paul saw everything in his life through the lens of his slavery to Christ. Outwardly, he wrote as a slave of Caesar, but inwardly he considered himself a bondslave to Jesus Christ. To Paul the term servant was a title of dignity and humility. There was no greater position than to be a servant of Jehovah God.
We all would do well to remember that God did not save us to become sensations, but rather to become servants.
Bro. Paul

October 16, 2018, 12:00 AM

Tuesdat's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Exodus 3:14

"God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”"

No one ever sank under the burdens of today; but add yesterday and tomorrow to today, and it can capsize your life. Jesus said, “Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Dr. Osler, a famous physician of years past, made a helpful observation. He noted how oceangoing vessels were able to seal off various sections of the boat so that a leak could be contained in only one part of the ship. Though damaged, a ship could still make it to safety. 

Just so, he suggested, we need to develop the capacity for sealing off the yesterdays and tomorrows that fuel the fires of worry. We need to learn to live in the compartment of today alone.

God is the great “I AM” (Exodus 3:14), not “I WAS” or “I WILL BE.” The Christian who lives with Him today, in the present tense, is the one who will be free from worries about yesterday, today, or tomorrow.

Bro. Paul

October 15, 2018, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Proverbs 23:25

"Let her who bore you rejoice."

There’s great joy in children. Almighty God meant for children to be blessings, not burdens. They are our future. We invest in them everything we are and everything we have, and they carry into future generations who we are. 

It isn’t true that when a person dies, he really dies, because he lives on—not only in the presence of the Lord if he is a Christian, but in the children who live after him. And if those children are born into the family of God, they will carry that influence with them throughout their lives and through their children’s lives after them.

God gives us children as blessings, as benedictions, and as graces to life. In fact, the more children you have, the more potential you have for happiness. I know some don’t believe that, but it’s true.

We need to remember that children are a gift from God. They are God’s blessing upon us. That’s the truth of the Word of Almighty God.

Bro. Paul

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