Devotions

Touching God’s Anointed

September 29, 2020

Touching God’s Anointed

1 Samuel 22:17-18 (KJV) And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD. And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the ...

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A Gorgeous Robe

September 28, 2020

A Gorgeous Robe

Luke 23:11 (KJV) And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

Upon first reading this verse, a person not in the know might discern that placing a gorgeous robe on Him was a good thing.  However, when a magnificent looking robe is put on Jesus Christ here, it is done to make fun of and mock him who ...

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The LORD is Sore Displeased

What Can We Do?

This will be a short article just to get to think about where we are today in America, how did we get here and what will we do to change our course

Our church, Caesarea Baptist Church, recently had our missions conference and we were blessed to have Brother Jeremy Rowland from Baptist Church Planting Ministry in as our speaker. Our focus for our missions conference was reaching America.

I was challenged by the messages and also ...

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“And Established My Goings…”

September 27, 2020

“And Established My Goings…”

Psalm 40:2 (KJV) He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

No doubt, when you read this verse, you understand that the “He” in this verse points to God.  There is no other who could fill this unique position or could determine the walk of every person born into this world.

Did you know that God has placed a ...

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The Uttermost

September 26, 2020

The Uttermost

Mark 13:26-27 (KJV) And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

The Bible gives us several details about heaven, although no human can compute in their limited mind about the structure and the amount of such incredible things ...

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Reprove Them

September 25, 2020

Reprove Them

Ephesians 5:11 (KJV) And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

It often seems in this world that proper spiritual scolding is absent from many pulpits as well as individuals and congregations collectively choosing to practicing separation from sin.  This verse tells us unequivocally that distance from sin must be maintained.

A pastor must lead his church in the way of God, and this includes directing hearts to not enjoin ...

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Sodden Their Own Children

September 24, 2020

Sodden Their Own Children

Lamentations 4:9-10 (KJB) They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field. 10 The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

These verses present quite a look at the appalling state of the nation of Jerusalem as it collapsed in the ...

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If This Counsel Is Of Men

September 23, 2020

If This Counsel Is Of Men

Acts 5:34-39 (KJB) Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space; 35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men. 36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of ...

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Continuous Praise

September 22, 2020

Continuous Praise

Psalm 34:1 (KJB) A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

David understood that no matter what experiences or state of affairs was at work about him, he could and would continuously praise God.  This statement recorded concerning David is true despite the cruel behavior he received from his brother Abimelech, David ...

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The Principal of Separation

September 21, 2020

The Principal of Separation

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 (KJB) And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Paul had just laid out some principles for the believers of the Thessalonian church to adopt in their lives.  Tucked onto the end of these shared values, Paul adds the concept of separation, ...

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