Devotions

Prove Your Personal Profession

April 26th, 2019

Prove Your Personal Profession

2 Corinthians 13:5 (KJB) Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

Do you know that according to God’s teaching a man proves himself through failure?

What?

That’s right, proving includes being taken through the fire of God a time or two.  This heat removes all the impurities and leaves a softened heart and mind ready to ...

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The Mother of All

April 25th, 2019

The Mother of All

Galatians 4:26 (KJB) But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

This scripture verse is pointing to the heavenly city above us.  It is a reference to the third heaven.  The beautiful place that the Apostle John visited and was unable to adequately describe.  Ezekiel vibrantly dreamed of this city.  It is the city spoken of in the book of Revelation and many other places throughout the canon of scripture.

Why ...

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Inward Beauty Appeals to Hearts

April 24th, 2019

Inward Beauty Appeals to Hearts

1 Peter 3:3 (KJB) Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel.

We just read some verses yesterday from the Old Testament about the Israelites removing their gold rings, necklaces, and earring at the nudging of their leaders, Aaron (at the disgust of God and Moses) and later under the direction of Gideon.  Not only did the people remove ...

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Gathering Gold

April 23rd, 2019

Gathering Gold

Judges 8:24-27 (KJB) And Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.) 25 And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey. 26 And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and seven ...

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Who Made Up the Multitude?

April 22nd, 2019

Who Made Up the Multitude?

Matthew 21:11-12 (KJB) And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. 12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.

The multitude of people mentioned in this scripture was made up of average or common people of that day.  They were likely the ...

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Forgiveness in The Face of Death

April 21, 2019

Forgiveness in The Face of Death

Luke 23:34 (KJB) Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Just before succumbing to His death, Jesus Christ reached over and above the hatred and extended His forgiveness.   A time of intense suffering and what seemed to be adverse circumstances did not prevent Jesus Christ from extending unlimited forgiveness to men who did not deserve His mercy and grace.

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Darkness All Over the Land

April 20th, 2019

Darkness All Over the Land

Matthew 27:45 (KJB) Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

This onset of darkness, along with other significant events including an earthquake, made this day much different than any other day.

Why?

Because first, it was daytime, more specifically it was late morning moving into the middle of the day.

Secondly, it was in a time of Passover, a crowd of people had gathered in the area, and this ...

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Not My Will

April 19, 2019

Not My Will

Luke 22:42 (KJB) Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

Jesus rested peacefully inside the will of God.  He did not choose to recite a litany of wishes and personal requests before God.  His prayer was to fulfill the will of God at whatever personal cost.  Did you get that, despite the cost, He would incur in following the will of God?

Often, we like to ...

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The Mob’s Loyalty Often Lie Not with God

April 18, 2019

The Mob’s Loyalty Often Lie Not with God

John 19:15 (KJB) But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

Here is an example of a mob rule comprised of passionate citizens.  These were the very same citizens who cheered the arrival of Jesus Christ on a donkey into Jerusalem just a week prior but were now united ...

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