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Devotional

  1. ENCOUNTERING GOD

    Matthew 22:29 - "You are wrong because you know neither the scriptures nor God's power." In this passage Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for their ignorance of the scriptures and God's power. What was the cause? They didn't allow the scriptures to lead them to God. They didn't understand......not really understand. The word "know" in this passage speaks of "personal experience." They tried to learn apart from such an experience. Their study didn't lead them to an encounter with God. It became...
  2. Daily Devotional - May 3, 2020

    Philippians 2:15 - "We are seen as lights in the world." We are the light of the world. We have taken Jesus' place. His Life in us is the source of Light. Light means Wisdom and ability to do things. He has actually come into us and lives in us and through us. We have been translated into the kingdom of the Son of His Love, or in other words, into the very Family of God. We have become partakers of His Divine Nature. The same Life that was in the Son of God is in us. The same Light that He...
  3. Seeking Communion - May 2, 2020

    "And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, he heareth us: and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him." -- 1 John 5:14,15 You cannot ask with confidence until there is a perfect union between you and God, as there was always perfect union between God and Jesus. The moment you pray you find that the heavens are opened -- having a fidelity and confidence to believe that He...
  4. FOCUSING ON JESUS' OBEDIENCE

    2 Corinthians 10:5 - "Casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;" Have you ever felt condemned because of the bad thoughts you have had? You may have felt that you had to confess every one of them and seek God's forgiveness. But that is not what God's Word exhorts us to do. God wants us to bring "every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." Whose obedience...
  5. Daily Devotional - April 30, 2020

    2 Corinthians 12:9 - "...My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness...” It is wrong for any Christian to attempt to live the Christian life. And we are not asked to do so. The Word of the Lord says "it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me" (Galatians 2:20). This is the secret of living the Christian life. Defeat is not caused by less work, but by too much work. When we are working, God's grace cannot come to us. Likewise, in our working too much,...
  6. SPIRITUAL BATTLE STRATEGIES

    "Prepare for battle! Soldiers at attention! Present arms! Advance! Turn your shovels into swords; turn your hoes into spears. Let the weak one throw out his chest and say, 'I'm tough, I'm a fighter.'" Joel 3:9-10 (The Message) The call to arms to pray has never changed since the prophet Joel wrote these words. Today, with all the turmoil in the world and in our lives, we should consider a powerful prayer strategy. It is in prayer that we probe spiritual realities, communicate with God,...
  7. Verse For Today ~ My Refuge, My Fortress

    Security of the One Who Trusts in the Lord. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” 3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. 5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow...
  8. Daily Devotional - April 29, 2020

    Ephesians 6:11 - "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil." In Ephesians 6:10-18, the passage on spiritual warfare, FOUR times the Holy Spirit tells us to stand. Yet, many Christians are focusing on wrestling their way to victory. You are already on victory ground (1 Corinthians 3:21,23). So when the devil attacks you by saying, "Look at that small sum in your bank account! How are you going to pay the bills?" stand your ground....
  9. PARTAKER OF HIS SUFFERINGS

    Luke 9:57,58 - "As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go. Jesus replied, 'Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.'" The reason why Jesus had nowhere to lay His head was because of persecution. The Samaritans, because of a religious prejudice, had just refused Him hospitality, and a place to stay as He journeyed to Jerusalem. Persecution is part of the cost of living a Christian life. Jesus was...
  10. Daily Devotional - April 28, 2020

    John 15:16 - "You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you." Take a look around you and assess who you have in your corner -- with whom can you share God's calling on your life. Who would tell you to go for it? Who would pray for you as you deliver on your destiny? You may have to let go of old friends who are not moving in their spiritual...
  11. Obedience and Blessings

    Back in the old testament, God the father spoke to Israel through his prophets. He is a Holy and Righteous God who does not tolerate sin. You can see that when he deals with Israel in the wilderness and also reflected in the law which came through Moses. He promised Abraham blessings, not only for Israel and his descendants but also for the world [gentiles]. These promises were given because of his obedience. After his faith had been tested. Genesis 22. God said: By myself have I sworn,...
  12. Seeking Communion - April 27, 2020

    The Holy Spirit’s desire is that we live every day in the fullness of the Lord, by seeing above and beyond what we can do, and that Jesus would receive glory and honor through His great power that works in us and through us. This is the essence of what Paul writes about in Ephesians 3:20, 21 - "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever...
  13. Daily Devotional - April 27, 2020

    2 Timothy 1:14 - "Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you -- guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us." Your Christ potential is useless to the enrichment of the lives of others until you come to understand God's purpose for your life. Recognizing and affirming your inheritance in Christ, your right standing with God, and how to "walk in the Spirit" -- this is the quickest way to receive revelation of your calling in Christ. Live courageously so that the treasure...
  14. MOVING INTO THE EMPOWERED LIFE

    The Kingdom of God is not a matter of mere words but of an empowered life, and God is calling forth a company of overcomers. These overcomers will go into the world and testify to the goodness of God, attracting non-believers to Christ-like moths to a flame. IT IS TIME TO ARISE AND SHINE We are the temple of the living God and the Holy Spirit dwells within us. God is calling us to rise from circumstances that have kept us, and be radiant with the glory of the Lord. "Arise, Jerusalem! Let...
  15. Daily Devotional - April 26, 2020

    Luke 18:9 - "To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:" Most people are unaware that there are two kinds of righteousness. One form of righteousness is our own righteousness. These are the acts of holiness that we do in an attempt to fulfill the commands of the Old Testament law. This is an imperfect righteousness because human nature is imperfect and incapable of fulfilling the law. A person who believes that he must...
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