Devotions

The Flesh of Ishmael The Promise of Isaac

Abraham was elderly, in his eighties and still yearning for a son, for an heir to carry on His namesake.  Sara was still barren these many years and Abraham had not yet received the son God had promised to provide.  The only child to have grown up in their household was Eliezer, who was born to a servant, not of Abraham’s loins.

Both he and Sara became impatient, living by sight, losing all faith in this promise of God ...

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Righteous Judgment According to God’s Scripture

This verse from the book of John clearly indicates there is such a thing as righteous judgment.  Often we hear remarks made such as “judge not lest you be judged, or “take the own mote out of your eye first.”  These remarks come from good well-meaning individuals who are loosely quoting scripture often out of biblical context, not always regarding proper circumstances and intent Jesus had for judging with righteous judgment.

Righteous judgment does not take into account appearance ...

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Piloting A Hot Air Balloon

A balloon pilot strives to keep the balloon afloat in the lower atmosphere, just above earth.  Ascending or descending as necessary by means of hot air.  This hot air causes the balloon to rise in the cooler air of the atmosphere, or allows the hot air to dissipate as the balloon descends towards the ground.  The hot air is heated by large propane burners at the bottom of the balloon and this air can be vented out at the top ...

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Is Your Manna Moldy?

The Israelite’s were in the middle of the wilderness of the hot and harsh desert; marching out of Egypt and trudging towards the Promised Land.  They soon began to realize their journey was not going to be easy or painless.  In fact, it seemed to be downright horrible and relentless.

The Israelites began to feel miserable and to murmur and complain against Aaron and Moses because they felt lacked the necessary sustenance needed for their journey.  They viewed their ...

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In The Gadarene’s

This verse emphatically states Jesus healed ALL individuals who were brought unto Him.  This verse clearly tells me God can absolutely heal any physical, mental, spiritual sickness on this earth today if it be in His will to do so by prayer.  We do serve the same God today who walked upon the ground in fleshly form, among many spiritually ill individuals, during His earthly ministry.  A number of individuals Jesus came into contact with in His earthly ...

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Hindrances To Faith

Hurdles to enlarging our faith are often self-created.  A barrier, a hindrance, or wall to greater faith encompasses attitudes such as doubt, inadequacy, selfish desires, pride, stubbornness, and fear; all of which can get in the way of our faith.

These hindrances are deep rooted spiritual matters of the heart.  They are further entwined by our stubborn will and mindset, in constant enmity against the things of God, entertaining a bent towards the ways of the world.  These inner ...

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Hidden Manna and a White Stone

 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”  (Revelation 2:17) 

God promises hidden manna, a white stone, and a new name to those that are overcomers of this world and the devil, sharing in eternal ...

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Hagar Ran Away

“But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of ...

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Guarded On All Sides

“Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.”  (Isaiah 48:17) 

The Lord places a hedge about His sheep as they roam about in the “field” of life, like a shepherd who guards His own sheep against wolves and other predators.  The Lord guards and protects His sheep on all sides against the wiles of the ...

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God’s Rainbow of Promise

A Rainbow, with an emerald glow about it, surrounds the throne in heaven.  This rainbow forms a complete circle.  The apostle John saw the whole circle of God’s great comfort and assurance firsthand.  The throne was hedged round about with the brilliance of His divine promise.  John was overcome by the sight of this royal throne and the magnificence of His presence.  This illuminating rainbow surrounding the throne had a brilliant emerald hue.  Straightway John fell to the ...

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