Devotions

Putting the Spiritual Cart Before the Horse

April 30, 2017

Putting the Spiritual Cart Before the Horse

Proverbs 21:3 (KJB)   To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Righteousness and judgement are vital and eternally entwined in the perfect character of God.  He is both a righteous God as well as a God who must judge sin.  Making godly decisions, having a direction based upon God’s commandments and precepts, and offer willing sacrifices are all important as the man and woman of God mature and ...

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A Power Packed Eternal Punch!

April 29, 2017

A Power Packed Eternal Punch!

Hebrews 10:31 (KJB)   It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Think about the gravity of truth contained in this one short sentence.  It is a power packed spiritual punch designed to grab a man in the center of his heart.  It is not a worldly based jab in the gut which physically hurts for a time then subsides, but is an eternal shot which inflicts lasting pain.

A power ...

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The Power and Process of Personal Conviction

April 28, 2017

The Power and Process of Personal Conviction

John 8:9 (KJB)   And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

Sincere eternal conviction quenches man’s natural pleasure for serving sin.

A life generating acknowledgment or response found in an eternally softened heart of man places the nature of a regenerated man in alignment with the ...

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God’s Inexhaustible Love Is Always Bigger Than Our Past!

April 27th, 2017

God’s Inexhaustible Love Is Always Bigger Than Our Past!

Titus 3:3-7 (KJB)   For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.  4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,  5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy ...

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Calling on Greek Gods

April 26th, 2017

Calling on Greek Gods

Acts 14:11-13 (KJB)   And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.  12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.  13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the ...

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Wrestling of Wills

April 25th, 2017

Wrestling of Wills

Genesis 32:24 (KJB)   And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

Jacob wrestled with a man all night.  This was not just any man but a physical manifestation of God.

God could have at any time taken Jacob down and ended this unflattering struggle but God chose to let Jacob continue to scuffle against Him for a stretch.  Sometimes He allows you and me to wrestle for a ...

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Asking God Why? When? Where? And How?

April 24th, 2017

Asking God Why? When? Where? And How?

Acts 9:13-16 (KJB)   Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:  14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.  15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and ...

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An amazing Answer to Prayer

April 23nd, 2017

An amazing Answer to Prayer

Acts 12:15-16 (KJB)   And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.  16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

Rhoda was certain the figure on the opposite side of the gate knocking in the middle of the night was none other than the Apostle Peter.  She ran back to ...

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God Allows Defeat as Well As Sweet Victory

April 22nd, 2017

God Allows Defeat as Well As Sweet Victory

Jeremiah 46:15-16 (KJB)   Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because the LORD did drive them.  16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.

God is asking Jeremiah in this verse why the Egyptian men were defeated in battle against men of ...

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A Clear Conscious Joyfully Serves God

April 21st, 2017

A Clear Conscious Joyfully Serves God

2 Corinthians 1:12 (KJB)   For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

There is much joy and rejoicing among those who are able to entertain a clear conscious before God.  Nothing makes the heart of man sing louder than one who has confessed ...

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