A GODLY WAY TO BEGIN YOUR DAY

DAILY DEVOTIONAL

4/27/2019

Matthew 7:21-23 King James Version (KJV)

21 Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

A strong lesson to all who profess to be following the Lord but are only performing their labor for the Lord in an outward appearance only! Jesus makes sure mention of the fact that not everyone who goes about in a remarkable manner will be entering into heaven! Therefore He laid down a strong law..”Not everyone that saith unto me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven” Listen, Jesus is saying here that just because a person calls Him Lord, Lord, this makes it a qualifier and sufficient to allow this person to enter into heaven! God put down laws pertaining to gaining entry into heaven and this is His will, that we believe in Christ, that we repent of sin, that we live holy lives, that we love one another. It is with this that we comply with His commandments. Now if a person complies not with His will they will be in acting role and mocking Christ in saying Lord, Lord! Many would love to answer God, yeah Lord but, what about the times we prophesied in your name, and the times we did great works of casting out devils, and laying of hands on the sick, and preached your word! Listen, a man may be a preacher, may have gifts for the ministry, and run a good successful church and appear to be good and perform many wonderful works in the eyes of many who follow him, but this person may be an evil and wicked man on the inside! Listen Judas cast out devils but was the son of perdition! These are always hidden under a cloak of malice yet portray a mask of glorious! Jesus said, I will profess unto these, I never knew you: depart from me ye that work iniquity! It is possible for a person to have a great name and be all pious, but be a worker of iniquity, these will receive a greater damnation! A word to the wise is sufficient!

Matthew 7:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

4/26/2019

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Here is a sad situation which God had to address, His people rejected those who would teach them all about God, and accepted the ways of their own thinking and because they refused God’s knowledge, God let them go on their own to follow their own ways and therefore they were destroying their own selves! There is a saying that says..”those that rebel against the light can expect no other than to perish in the dark” Beloved ignorance is so far from being the mother of devotion that it is the mother of destruction! When people reject God, His principles, His commandments, or His teachings of wisdom they are actually bringing harsh times upon themselves and the end result is their own destruction! When people reject God, it leaves Him no other resort but to reject and abandon them! God actually says “depart from me for I never knew you” This opens a window for satan to come in like a roaring lion to destroy a person! But the situation gets even worse because it does not end at that person alone, it also affects their children and their children’s children! What a person is entering in is a Generation Curse! This is the reason why many fail when trying to proper! God will blast away all forms of properity! The bible calls God a Jealous God! You don’t want to fall into the hands of a jealous God! Today we say seek God while He can still be found! The day will come when many will cry and look for Him but won’t find Him! We encourage you to seek God Almighty, Seek His word of Wisdom where you will learn all about Him and get wisdom on how to live this life! The Bible is like a operators manual full of instructions and conditions on how to conduct the life you live! Get back to God and His word and your life will change dramatically for the better! God Bless you!

James 1:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

04/25/2019

Matthew 26:41 King James Version (KJV)

41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Beloved, the world that we live in today is full of all kinds of temptations! Gambling, alcohol drinking, wild parties, entertainments of all kinds, pleasures to please the flesh, eye pleasures, satanic traps, etc, we must be a people that must accustom ourselves to watching and praying that we enter not into temptation! There is a danger of entering into temptation, like falling into a snare or a trap, for once a person falls into the trap of the devil, they will fall victim to all his wares! When we find ourselves entering into temptation, we have need to enter into prayer! Jesus said, the Spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak! Many are so weak in the flesh they become easy prey for the devil! The devil is no respecter of persons, he will attack anyone with all kinds of temptation just to trap whoever he can! He is very sneaky and can cause even the most faithful to fall! Many times, he will use the lust of the eyes to ensnare men and women toward the opposite sex! Often times he may cause excitement towards making money by gambling, but those who want to get rich fall into temptation and are caught in the trap of many foolish and harmful desires, which pull them down to ruin and destruction. Many love to dive into booze to hide all their problems but the bible says the following; Wine is a mocker; strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Pride is another and one of the biggest deception tool the devil loves to use on people who don’t know any better! The bible says in the book of proverbs, pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall! This is all saying that the flesh is weak!! Temptations are all around us all the time! Sometimes our inner spirit being knows better but the flesh somehow wars with the spirit and sad to say most of the time it wins the war! Again, watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation! Today God says, take control of your life, watch out for evil temptations!

Proverbs 25:28 Living Bible (TLB)

28 A man without self-control is as defenseless as a city with broken-down walls.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

04/24/2019

Matthew 9:20-22 King James Version (KJV)

20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

One of the bible’s most well recognized stories, the woman with the issue of blood who was made whole! Here we have a woman who for twelve years was in much discomfort with her dilemma of the blood dispensing from her body! This woman was diseased with a constant issue of blood! But one day she heard that Jesus was coming to town and she applied herself to Christ and received mercy from him. This woman’s great faith in Christ, and His power made a claim, “If I may but touch the hem of His garment, I shall be whole”! This let’s us know that just a small impulse of the Spirit of Faith, will release an overflowing fulness of healing virtue from Christ to anyone who will apply themselves to it! Beloved, it is the will of Christ that His people should be comforted! The bible says, Healing is the children’s bread!! What a great comfort it must be to those who are sickly just to know that He is available to cure all their diseases! Jesus said “daughter be of good comfort; thy faith hath mad thee whole”! Jesus knows about the condition of all His children especially those that are most humble as this woman was! She was not just carnally healed but she was also spiritually healed! Her bodily cure was the fruit of her faith and that made for a happy and comfortable cure indeed! Today we ask, are you sickly in your body, perhaps it’s because you are spiritually sickly as well, He can cure both at the same time! Perhaps you are spiritually healthy but have a sickly body, listen, Jesus can do something dramatic in your life by just a small humble amount of faith! Look to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith! We Believe you are healed by the stripes of Jesus, His blood will make you whole, we declare this in the Name of Jesus!! God Bless!!

Matthew 10:7-8 King James Version (KJV)

7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

04/23/2019

Acts 1:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

In our previous devotional we were able to see how the above scripture manifested itself in the life of those who were gathered in the upper room! Today we want to examine how the Holy Spirit’s power will manifest itself. On the day of Pentecost, the church received its power to evangelize the world. When the hundred and twenty came down from the upper room, they came down in the dynamics of the Holy Spirit. It was a spiritual phenomenon full of joy which resulted in conviction of sin, and repentance of many others! Listen, some received power to perform special service but all of them did receive this power! However, this power is not found in the modern buildings of today, it is not found in unique preachings or teachings of learned men and women, or in wealth, it is not found in its popularity as it was known to be in the church of Laodicea who was a braggadocios church! They claimed to be rich, yet God told them they were poor, they claimed to be in need of nothing, yet God said they were in need of everything, they claimed to be a busy church, God said they were miserable, they claimed to have a clear vision, God said they were blind, they claimed to be dressed in white robes, God said they were naked, they claimed to be satisfied, God said they made him sick! Listen a good solid church can always be recognized by the works of the Holy Spirit within its members who will not be afraid to evangelize by sharing their faith with lost, where there is no evangelization in a church its power is short circuited! The power in the church is also seen in its ability to reproduce souls by the incorruptible word of God and change peoples lives, which will result in turning the areas where they live upside down! Today the church needs to get back to basics in order for it to fulfill the will of the Holy Spirit! Are you filled with His Spirit! As a member of the church this power of the Holy Spirit must be demonstrated in the life of the believers, and He will do the rest! This power is a special anointing, let the Holy Spirit use you wisely to do His will!

Acts 2:38 King James Version (KJV)

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

04/22/2019

Acts 2:1-4 King James Version (KJV)

2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

After the death, burial, resurrection and Ascension of Jesus into heaven, Jesus had asked His disciples to remain in Jerusalem to wait for the Promise of the Father! Being gathered together in one accord and in one place, as much as they had their share of hard times and misunderstandings, God waited for them to be in one accord before the blessing could come down! The church worldwide is waiting for the promise of Jesus to come back, yet upon the examination of the church today it appears it is in too much disarray for that to happen! We know that God can change anything at any time! God caused a change in them that made them come together and then the love of God really took charge! When we examine this closer, Jesus went up in cloud but the Holy Spirit descended from heaven as a mighty rushing wind! This lets us know that God uses all the elements He has created to fulfill this Plans! Clouds, Wind, Fire, Tongues, are all parts of God perfection! What was the immediate effect of all this, every one of them in the upper room were overtaken by the Wind, and were given power from on High for they were filled with the Holy Ghost! This in filling is the entire key for a church to become what God really intends for it to be! Every believer must seek God to have this happen in their lives that we may come together as one and do the works Christ intended for the church to do! Today if you are a believer and would desire to be anointed with the Holy Ghost seek God and He will do a miracle in your life then you will be in the will of the Father! Pray and ask God to fill you with the gift of the Holy Spirit! The Spirit and the Bride say Come, don’t delay it any longer, strong workers are needed in the church today!

Acts 2:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

04/20/2019

JOHN 20:1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

After Jesus died on the cross His lifeless body was taken down off the cross and was wrapped in linen and taken to a borrowed tomb and they took a large stone and rolled it and closed the tomb. His body laid in the tomb all day Saturday while His disciples were all gathered in a room contemplating and unsure of their future which they hung on to now it was all gone! What a feeling this may have had on all those who closely followed Him, despair, anxiety, depressed, anger, hurt, destroyed, unbelief all set in their minds, and said to themselves “How could this have happened”? But then came Sunday morning, a day which lives on today as the hope of all Christianity! A day where all manner of unbelief was erased from those who had their doubts concerning Jesus! CHRIST HAD RISEN!! RESURRECTION SUNDAY, had arrived! The first day of the week being Sunday Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw the stone had been rolled away! She immediately ran to where they were gathered and told them the good news! In shock at her words they ran and saw for themselves that He indeed was not in the tomb, For death could not handle Him and the Tomb could not Hold Him! He appeared and told Thomas, why do you doubt, come handle touch and see for a spirit does not have flesh and bones! Today is Resurrection Sunday, and all Christians celebrate this day! He left them and ascended into heaven but left a promise with them…I’LL BE BACK !! This is soon to be accomplished. You don’t want to miss this! His arrival is a short time away! Accept Him Now while it is still daytime, for He will put in His appearance when no one will be expecting it to happen!!

Acts 1:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

FINAL PORTION OF THE HOLY WEEK

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

4/19/2019

Matthew 22:1-5 King James Version (KJV)

And Jesus answered and spoke unto them again by parables, and said,2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

The next few day of the Passion Week or as some call it Holy Week, much took place in the next 5 days leading up to Resurrection Sunday, but from Tuesday thru Friday, some events became very relevant! Tuesday when Jesus and His disciples returned once again to Jerusalem, and they passed the withered fig tree as a reminder of the importance of faith, meanwhile the religious leader were planning an ambush with the intent to arrest Jesus! Jesus called them blind guides, whited sepulchers, beautiful on the outside but filled with dead bones on the inside! In the evening He speaks to His followers in the Olivet disclosure, and prophecies about the end times and His second Coming! The following day Wednesday it was a day of rest, then came Thursday where all the preparations were being made for the Passover feast! The washing of the feet, and the last supper, then in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed in Agony, then was betrayed by Judas Iscariot by a kiss, then the trials began! Good Friday came as the most difficult day of the week! Judas hung himself in shame, and Christ’s journey turned treacherous and painful in the final hours leading to His death on the Cross! Christ was led away to be executed soldiers spit on Him, tormented Him Mocked Him and pierced Him with a Crown of Thorns and then nailed Him to the Cross, there Jesus spoke His final seven statements from the cross! His first words were..”father forgive them for they know not what they do, and finally, “ Father into your hands I commit my spirit” and died! Yes He did all this for you and me! He laid down His life and paid a price He did not owe! His body was taken down off the cross by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea and laid in a borrowed tomb! As you read this our prayer is that you accept Him as your forgiver of sins and savior of your life! Will you come to His wedding, the invitation is sent to you, or will you go your way to your merchandise! God Bless!

Matthew 22:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

END PART 3 THE HOLY WEEK

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

4/18/2019

John 12:12-19.12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

On this particular day the Sunday before His death, Jesus and His disciples began their decent towards Jerusalem, but He knew something that His follower and disciple did not know and that was that He would soon be giving up His life in place of all sinners! Near the entrance of Behtphage, He addressed two of His disciples to go and get a donkey and bring it to Him! This being done, He sat on the donkey and rode into Jerusalem! The crowds were already assembled in anticipation of His arrival and they welcomed Him and waved palm branches in the air, shouting Hosanna in the highest, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Last week most Christian churches celebrated what is called Palm Sunday in memory of this entry into Jerusalem! In a town near to Jerusalem was Bethany, where Lazarus who Jesus raised from the dead and His two sisters lived, Martha/Mary! This particular entry into Jerusalem is called a “triumphant entry” Many celebrate it with pomp and ceremonies today, but the bottom line is the triumph did not take effect until the whole mission was completed, when He AROSE FROM THE DEAD and was taken to be with the Father! But there is a day coming where another triumphant entry will take place, this time it will be more glorious than anyone can imagine it will not be into Jerusalem but into the world at a time where many are not expecting His arrival! In Jerusalem they gathered to receive Him, but this time it will by a total surprise to many there will be no palm branches in the hands! Jesus promised His disciple He would come again! Make no mistake He is coming back a lot sooner than many believe, today we say get ready! As He was taken up in the clouds a voice spoke and told His disciples….

Acts 1:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

END PART 2 THE HOLY WEEK!

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4/17/2019

Luke 18:31-33 King James Version (KJV)

31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.

Here we find the entering of Jesus and His disciples into Jerusalem to fulfill all that the prophets had foretold in the Bible concerning the Son of man. We call these accounts today “The Holy Week”. Here it is where Jesus spoke and foretold His disciples everything that he would go through during this final week here on earth with the evil trial, the mocking, the scourging, His death, burial and finally His resurrection back to life, then taken up by the clouds and left to be with His Father back in Glory! It was through all of this that He accomplished His mission and He paid a price and purchased the salvation of many! For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which is lost! The road of pain and agony was not an easy one for He suffered much at the hands of those who hated Him and His mission! The Sadducees, the Pharisees, scribes and rulers all wanted Him out of their way! They falsely accused Him with lies, they spit on Him, they smacked him on the cheek, hit Him and later brought Him to Pilate to have Him executed as a criminal! All things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man, especially the hardships he should undergo, shall be accomplished. Beloved Jesus entered into His Fathers house in Glory through all the trials and tribulations that He face, so it is written in the scriptures and nothing is reserved for us but the halcyon days; and then, when tribulation and persecution arise, we do not understand it, neither know we the things that are done, though we are told as plainly as can be that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God. 

                                      

John 16:33

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

  END PART 1…THE HOLY WEEK

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

04/16/2019

2 Peter 3:9-10 King James Version (KJV)

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise…this means that God has a special time for all the things He has in His plans, it is called and “appointed time.” Beloved, men and God will never be at the same time with things because the time man sets for things to happen will never be in synch with the plans of God because God has an appointed time to fulfill his plans! His plans according to man is really taking to long, but it is because He is giving more time to his own people, whom he has chosen before the foundation of the world, many of whom are not as yet converted; and those who are in a state of grace and favour with God are to advance in knowledge and holiness, and in the exercise of faith and patience, to abound in good works, doing and suffering what they are called to, that they may bring glory to God for God is not willing that any of these should perish, but that all of them should come to repentance. Repentance is absolutely necessary in order to be saved, as the bible says, “Except we repent, we shall perish”. God has no delight in the death of sinners! Many ask, where is the promise of His coming? Beloved, yes it has been a long time in coming but as the scriptures say, “The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night”. Right now there is still time, it is time to settle this matter in your heart, for He may step in at any moment in the twinkling of an eye! The day of the Lord will come when many will not be looking for Him and a time or hour when most will not be expecting! Rest assured when He does come there will be a major alteration to all things, the elements shall melt with fervent heat! A complete re-construction to what man and sin has damaged will take place! It will be a dreadful day! May we be so wise as to prepare for it, that it may not be a day of vengeance and destruction unto us. O! what will become of us, if we set our affections on this earth, and make it our 

portion, seeing all these things shall be burnt up? Look out therefore, and make sure of a happiness beyond this visible world, which must all be melted down.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

04/15/2019

James 5:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

Here the bible is giving instructions and directions to all who are going through some illness or sickness to follow through and when these instructions are taken in with a complete and honest sincerity great results will come to the sick! The bible says…The prayer of faith shall save the sick. Prayer over the sick must proceed from, and be accompanied with, a lively faith. There must be faith both in the person praying and in the person being prayed for. In a time of sickness, it is not the cold and formal prayer that is effectual, but the prayer of faith. The bible again continues to give out the firm instructions that must be followed knowing that the Lord shall raise up the sick but only if he be a person capable and fit for deliverance, and if God have anything further for such a person to do in the world. The sick or those who are responsible for the sick must call for those who are in authority in the church usually the pastor and his assistants. But it is the responsibly of the sick to call for help! It is the responsibility of ministers to pray over the sick when it is desired and called for. Ministers must pray over them, and the prayer must be in recognition of the sickness of the individual! Long ago the sick were anointed with oil in the name of the Lord. Oil in itself has no power it is the prayer of faith that God hears and reacts to it by healing virtues being released in the direction of the sick! The person afflicted must also pray himself, as well as engage the prayers of others for him. Times of affliction should be praying times. To this end God sends afflictions, that we may be engaged to seek him early; and that those who at other times have neglected him may be brought to enquire after him. The spirit is then most humble, the heart is broken and tender; and prayer is most acceptable to God when it comes from a contrite humble spirit. God will not only heal you but your sins shall be forgiven! Are you sick? We pray you heed these words of faith that you may obtain your healing! God Bless!! Be Healed in the Name of Jesus!!

James 5:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.


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04/14/2019

2 Corinthians 7:1 King James Version (KJV)

7 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

In order for a child of God to make any progress in the way to perfect holiness in the fear of God, there are many things that need to change in the standard norm of just living a life out! We have here this exhortation to help guide us in that direction! The strong promises of God are always the main solution to having our lives altered to move in the direction of Holiness and sanctification! When a child of God acknowledges the Promises of God, He or She must also expect to go through the cleansing process! This Scripture tells all that we must cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh. We must all start dying to all manner of sin, by mortifying our lusts and corruptions of our bodies! We must clean ourselves from all the filthiness that doesn’t sit well with God! Sin is filthiness, and there are also things that defile the body and the mind. Therefore we must cleanse ourselves from the filthiness of both, for God is to be glorified both with body and soul! Surely all Christians hope God is our Father, and we must do our part in order to be partakers with His holiness! We also know that we will never reach perfection while we are still in this world, and in order for us to reach a high plateau in holiness we must also develop the fear of God in our lives! Remember also that faith and hope in the promises of God must not destroy our fear of God, who takes pleasure in those that fear Him and hope in His mercy to see us through! Beloved, Holiness and the fear of God are two entities that will always secure a child of God while in battle against evil carnal and spiritual forces against us! It is totally unacceptable in the presence of God for a child of God to pretend to be walking in Holiness! God is always watching our every move! Let us stay clean, righteous and holy in the fear of God!

2 Corinthians 6:4-6 King James Version (KJV)

4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,


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04/13/2019

Joshua 1:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

This particular portion of the bible is where God speaks to His servant Joshua, who had assumed the leadership role over God’s people! Leaders need to hear encouraging words from time to time in order to continue to fulfill Gods work! But this Word is not just for leaders only, but for all who are willing to hear what God says! First God is saying that those who want to follow Him must not let this Word lay dormant but it must be as close to your mouth that you may give a person and answer for the reason why you believe in what you believe and who you believe. Secondly, It is not enough just to read the Word but we are to meditate on it day and night till it becomes a part of you so that you may live out a genuine lifestyle that will be pleasing not only to Him but to all those all around you. To commend it and admire it or to know and remember it or just simply talk it out, is not enough, we must act on it! Thirdly we must become faithful doers of the Word of God exactly as God has written in it without exception or reserve. Fourthly, we are comanded as Joshua was to observe and to be in a frame of mind to be in accordance with His Word and all that is written in it! Fifthly, observing to do according to all that is written in it will certainly make a persons way and walk to proper with every step they take, God has always made sure His people would always prosper in all that they do! Sixthly as if all this weren’t enough, it will surely bring what everyone is always desiring, thou shalt have Good success! Those that make the word of God their way of living, and conscientiously walk by that rule, shall both do well and not fail, for God will see to it that you are furnished with the best of the best not the rest of the rest! God shall give you the desires of your heart. Want good success read this word over and over and let it become a part of your life, and you will never be the same! God Bless!!

Psalm 19:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.


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04/12/2019

Proverbs 6:16-19 New King James Version (NKJV)

16 These six things the LORD hates, yes, seven are an abomination to]Him:17 a proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood,18 A heart that devises wicked plans Feet that are swift in running to evil,19 A false witness who speaks lies,And one who sows discord among brethren.

There are seven things that God has written in His book of the Laws to mankind so that man can come clean with himself before God and his fellow man! Pride is the first thing He addresses because it is at the bottom of much of the sin that is in the world today! When people allow pride to infiltrate their minds and heart it only shows how much they really over value themselves and everything about them! Next to a proud look is a lying tongue! There is nothing more sacred next to God than a person who walks with the truth before them! When a person walks and talks with nothing but an untruthful way amongst others, they are really showing what the devil is all about. He was a liar from the beginning, a liar and a murderer! Next on God’s list is hands that shed innocent blood! We can all agree this day and age is seeing an abundance of persons taking each other’s lives usually with no regrets over what they have done! The innocent is paying a price for the wickedness of those who have no regards for the life whom God created, these shall answer to God’s stern judgment! A heart that devises wicked plans never ever get to far with their plans for their own folly will catch up with them! Feet that are swift in running to do evil! Beloved these persons normally are afraid of losing time or are become impatient in obtaining a thing they are so greedily pursuing after! A false witness who speaks lies, we hear so much of this on the news today about politicians, this happens to be one of the greatest mischiefs that the wicked imagination can devise. Last on the list are they that love to cause strive and trouble among their own brothers by talebearing , slandering, and sowing false tales which bring discord among brothers! Let us all keep away from all these things for if we do we will show forth the Love of God! God Bless!

Proverbs 23:26 New King James Version (NKJV)

26 My son, give me your heart, And let your eyes observe my ways.


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4/11/2019

Jeremiah 32:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?

If people could only understand these words coming from God this whole world would not be in such a chaotic condition…Behold, I am Jehovah, a self-existent self-sufficient being; I am that I am; I am the God of all flesh, that is, of all mankind and created beings. God is the Creator of all things and makes use of everything as He pleases. The God of Israel is the God of all flesh and of all spiritual beings! He goes on to say..”Is there anything too hard for me? What can He not do? The earth sits on its axle and it rotates in the same direction, if God decides to move it from its axle just a slight move, it would mean total destruction to all his creation!! The sun, the moon, the stars, the galaxies, and the entire universe are in control of His hands! From a simple fever to infinity and beyond God is in complete control of all things and nothing is ever too hard for Him! As it is also God’s prerogative to fashion men’s heart, so it is his promise to his people! The Bible says we are not to be anxious for anything, but in all our ways we are to acknowledge Him, and He will give you the desires of your heart! Men, teachers can put many good things into our minds but only God can put them in our heart! For only Him and Him alone can change the hearts of men! Some need more tweaking than others but the outcome will still favor God! Man can choose to rebel himself against God but God will still be the victor and those that rebel will lose their souls into total darkness! Behold, He is the Lord and the God of all flesh, and nothing will ever be too hard for Him! Your entire life is in the hands of the master who created it, and you have put many problems upon yourself that He never intended for you so today Look to Him who can handle all of your situations and problems for after all is there any thing to hard for me, thus saith the Lord God all mighty! Let God fix it for you, for He knows exactly just what to do!

Isaiah 40:22-23 King James Version (KJV)

22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:


04/10/2019

DEVOCIONAL DIARIO

Lamentaciones 3:21-24 Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)

21 Esto recapacitaré en mi corazón, por lo tanto esperaré. 22 Por la misericordia de Jehová no hemos sido consumidos, porque nunca decayeron sus misericordias. 23 Nuevas son cada mañana; grande es tu fidelidad. 24 Mi porción es Jehová, dijo mi alma; por tanto, en él esperaré.

Aveces muchas personas recuerdan cosas en la mente de algo cual le causa ser sorprendido! Nuestra mente es un compartimiento donde guardamos muchas cosas, como recuerdos, programación, buenos tiempos, malos tiempos, eventos, la lista es muy larga. Entonces, de repente tenemos algo que aparece cual nos recuerda acerca de la esperanza que tenemos sobre muchas cosas que nos sentimos como si fueramos perdidos y olvidados, y aun más importante que somos creación de Dios! Es Dios por su gracia que hace volver muchas cosas a nuestra mente y corazón! El escritor de lamentaciones escribió, "es de las misericordias del Señor que no estamos consumidos, porque nunca decayeron sus misericordias. Cuando personas caen víctimas de malos tiempos, deben ser agradecidos a Dios que en realidad no son tan malo o peor de lo que realmente son! Cuando estamos en angustia para el estímulo de nuestra fe y esperanza, debemos mirar a Dios y ser agradecido. Si, las cosas son malas, pero podrían haber sido peores, y por lo tanto hay una esperanza que pueden ser mejor! Todos debemos a la misericordias conservadora de Dios que nosotros no estamos completamente consumidos! Otros han sido consumido alrededor de nosotros, nosotros mismos estamos por ser consumidos pero estamos fuera de la tumba y estamos fuera de infierno y su fuego consumidor! Cualquier cosas que sufran, nunca se debe entretener pensamientos malos de Dios, pero aun debemos estar preparados para decir cada mañana que El es bueno y fiel, porque grande es tu fidelidad! Reconozcamos también que los ríos de misericordia y compasión de Dios nunca estaran secos! "Cuando he perdido todo lo que tengo en el mundo, libertad, medios de subsistencia y casi la vida propia, sin embargo no he perdido mi interés en Dios." Esto recuerdo a mi mente! Por tanto, esperare en él. Yo confiare en él, cuando nos fallan todos los demás apoyos y estímulos." Es nuestro deber hacer a Dios parte de nuestras almas y luego hacer uso de él como nuestra porción y la comodidad en medio de nuestras lamentaciones. Siempre debemos orar... «Padre, tu voluntad sea hecha . " Si traemos esto a la mente, podemos tener esperanza de que todo terminará bien por fin.

Lamentaciones 3:25 Reina Valera

25 El SEÑOR es bueno para ellos que esperan de él, el alma que le buscare


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04/09/2019

1 Corinthians 2:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

There are many things which people would not do if they knew the wisdom of God in the great work of redemption. They act as they do because they are blind or heedless. How different is the judgment of God from that of the world! He seeth not as man seeth. The wisdom he teaches is of a quite different kind from what passes under that notion in the world. It is such wisdom as could not have been discovered without a revelation, according to what the prophet Isaiah says, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for those that love him—for him that waiteth for him, that waiteth for his mercy! , There are things which God hath prepared for those that love him, and wait for him. There are such things prepared in a future life for them, things which sense cannot discover, no present information can convey to our ears, nor can yet enter our hearts. The only thing we all can do is to wait because waiting upon God is an evidence of love to him. Were they objects of sense, could they be discovered by an eye of reason, and communicated by the ear to the mind, as matters of common human knowledge may, there had been no need of a revelation. But, lying out of the sphere of nature, we cannot discover them but by the light of revelation. And therefore we must take them as they lie in the scriptures, and as God has been pleased to reveal them. And it was by this Spirit that the apostles had received the wisdom of God in a mystery, which they spoke. “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we might know the things freely given to us of God not the spirit which is in the wise men of the world, nor in the rulers of the world but the Spirit which is of God, or proceedeth from God! The book of Revelations gives those with wisdom and understanding, the things God has prepared for them that love Him!

Revelation 22:12-13 King James Version (KJV)

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.


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4/8/2019

Romans 6:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Beloved, death is due to a sinner when he hath sinned as wages are to a servant when he hath done his work. This is true of every sin. There is no sin in its own nature venial. Death is the wages of the least sin. Sin is here represented either as the work for which the wages are given, or as the master by whom the wages are given; all that are sin’s servants and do sin’s work must expect to be thus paid. All Sinners are automatically headed to hell. On the other side if life be unto holiness, if there be an active principle of true and growing grace, the end will be everlasting life—a very happy end! Though the way be up-hill, though it be narrow, and thorny, and hard, yet everlasting life at the end of it is sure. So, the gift of God is eternal life. Heaven is life, consisting in the vision of God; and this eternal life is living a life where no infirmities, nor death is present to put an end to it. This is the gift of God and this gift is through Jesus Christ our Lord. It is Christ that purchased it, prepared it and prepares us for it and also preserves us because he is the Alpha and Omega, therefore we must no longer live in sin, we must not be as we have been nor do as we have done in the past. We must we be dead to sin, obey it, observe it, regard it, fulfil its will no more. Though there are none that live without sin, yet, blessed be God, there are those that do not live in sin. The body of sin must be destroyed, and the corruption that dwells in us is the body of sin it too must go. Eternal life is awaiting all who live a life pleasing unto God Almighty! It is time to get your life lined up with God’s plan for you!!

Romans 6:22 King James Version (KJV)

22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.


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4/7/2019

Galatians 6:7-8 King James Version (KJV)

7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Beloved, this particular word is letting all persons in the world know especially those who pretend to be what they are not, and thus try to make a fool of God that they will certainly find it to be a costly price to pay! God cannot be fooled by anyone by using false pretenses or false professions that God is not aware of ! Some, even some Christians, think that they can excuse themselves from doing their duty and try to enjoy its rewards while they live in the neglect of their duties! God is perfectly acquainted with all efforts, so He will not be mocked, so he lets everyone know by His word that “whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap! “ If a person sows to the flesh, they shall of the flesh reap corruption. If they sow the wind, they shall reap the whirlwind it cannot be clearer that that! A Christian person who stays tied up and tangled up in their carnal and sensual life and fails to honor or please God in service to God but continue to spend their time concerned about the flesh, must expect the fruits of corruption of the flesh! These will live a mean and short-lived life filled with satisfaction at present, and ruin and misery at the end of their journey! On the other hand, those who dedicate their lives for the sake of God and others and are dedicating their lives to the spirit and they do live holy, spiritual lives fully devoted to God may depend upon to reap the fruit of this spirit which is life everlasting! Those who think they can mock God, deceive themselves! The greatest folly in religion is hypocrisy! God can easily see through all disguises or masks that are worn by many and He will deal with them hereafter, according to their practices! Today is a day to make it a wise decision to serve God in full righteousness, truth, faithfulness, honesty, sincerity and loving kindness, for your reward will be GREAT!!!

Galatians 6:9-10 King James Version (KJV)

9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.


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4/6/2019

John 14:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Here we read where Jesus was bringing a word to His disciple on being at peace within themselves and not to let their heart become to overly concerned or even fearful. Jesus notice a troubled look on their faces filled with much concern and anxiety and even saw a heart in them that was bleeding inwardly. He had told them of His departure from them and how He would be treated very unkindly! Today we have a peace which passes all understanding, for we know that we will be with him and we are comforted by the words, let not your heart be troubled! So, in order for them to be at ease and not be overtaken with pain and grief He told them “Believe in God, and his perfections, provisions and satisfactions but believe also in me, and my mediation. God has a remedy for you today, a solution for your anxiety and depression, you may be going through some anxious moments because of some bad news, listen, in this world you shall have many troublesome times, but we are not to worry about the affairs of this world, He told His disciples about the mansions that were in his father’s house, he would leave them but would go to prepare a place for them! He has a place prepared for you already!! He told them he had to go away but would be back for them! We as Christians should accept these words of comfort that he told his disciples for one day we will go to be with Him. He said, I will come again, and receive you unto myself that where I am there you may be also! Our day is coming be at peace with yourself, God will never leave you or forsake you!

John 6:44 King James Version (KJV)

44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.


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04/05/2019

Isaiah 55:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

It is the prayer of many of God’s children that others may come to the saving grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! This scripture is clearly letting all persons know that there is still time to seek Him while he may still be found because the time will come when the door to this offer will be shut! It is saying to all who have not made their commitment to Him to come now you who have lost your way from Him and His favor. It is also saying that in order to have your portion and happiness, then seek to be reconciled to Him and acquaint yourself with Him. You must come to Him and be sorry that you have lost Him by acknowledging that the direction of your life has been wrong for a long time! A complete reconciliation with Him is needed in order to really enjoy the true pleasures here on earth and in heaven! You must call on Him while he is still available to hear you petition so that His Spirit can be your guide, and the word of God become your rule. This scripture is also telling us that God is still near and will be found and it will not be in vain to seek Him and to call upon Him! There is a day coming when He will be far away and will not be found, when the day of His patience is over! The time is closing in fast on many who refuse to heed the call to come and seek Him while He may still be found. This is a call to those who are leading their lives in a wicked way, who live in known sin and to the unrighteous, who live in complete disregard for the harsh days that are up ahead! The wicked must forsake his way, his evil way, as we would forsake a false way that will never bring us to the happiness we aim at, and a dangerous way, that leads to destruction. To repent is to return to the Lord; to return to him as our God, our sovereign Lord, against whom we have rebelled, and to whom we are to reconcile ourselves; it is to return to the Lord as the fountain of life and living waters, which we had forsaken for broken cisterns false promises and unhappy and rebellious lives! There is still time!!

Isaiah 55:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.


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4/4/2019

John 14:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

This statement made by Jesus was an answer that He gave Thomas one of His disciples, because Thomas was anxious to comprehend what Jesus was saying, so he asked the following question,” Lord, we know not whither thou goest to what place or what state, and how can we know the way in which we must follow thee? Jesus gave him and Peter an answer because of their failure to see the deeper meaning of what He was speaking about! It is believed that if either one of them understood what He was speaking about they would have never asked that question, what Jesus was referring to was the spiritual advancement of the church to a greater glory! Many expect worldly prosperity worldly destinations and worldly advancements but Christ was going to the invisible world and the world of spiritual beings to which spiritual things were most important to Him! If good men be in the dark, and know but in part, yet they are willing to listen and understand, then they would not ask “which is the way Lord”? Jesus said “I am the Way!” Today the question on the table is not “show us the way” but lead us in your way! Many are following Him in the way, but do not understand the direction where they are going! The way He was speaking about was the straight and Narrow way, that few be that find! It is a way where one must leave behind this whole world and all it has to offer in order to inherit treasures in heaven! The only way there is through Him for He is the way there, where one will meet His father of all things! Would you like to know the way? Would you like to know true life? Would you like to meet the Father? Jesus said “ I am the way, the truth and the life: no one comes to the Father except by me! He has so much in store for you, all you have to do is follow Him!

Hosea 14:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

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04/03/2019`

Jeremiah 29:11 Living Bible (TLB)

11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

What a great way to begin a new day, by simply acknowledging that the God of all ages has a special plan not just for this new day but for your entire future! But we must acknowledge what He says, “For I know the plans I have for you!” Beloved known to God only are all His works, for He alone knows exactly what He has in store for you! We ourselves do not know our own thoughts, nor our own mind, but God is never at any uncertainty within Himself. As weak and frail as we are, we are sometimes ready to fear that God’s doings concerning us are all against us; but we need to understand that He knows all the contrary concerning those whom He loves. He said through His prophet Jeremiah that the plans He has for us are good plans and not evil plans. Let us also understand that when things in our own mind appear as though they are evil it is very well designed for good. Sometimes when things are at their worst, they will begin to mend themselves for God knows exactly how to deliver His people. One thing to be assured of is that God never does things in halves! All His works are perfect! The future and the hope we are all expecting to receive from God will come, but not when we expect it! We as a people need to be patient till the fruit is ripe, and then we shall have it! Only let us not lose our hope in in Him, as the scriptures declare, “why are thou cast down Oh my soul!” We must rise up, and let our faith ride out God’s expectations for us, for He will stir up His people to pray, then your prayers of faith will move God to pour out His mercy towards you! He will for sure give you the expectations of your faith and the end which he has promised and which will only turn out for the best to them that wait patiently on the Lord! As He stirs up your faith to come and pray to Him, then He will then stir up Himself and save you of your dilemma! Just remember He knows the plans He has for you!!


Jeremiah 29:1313 You will find me when you seek me, if you look for me in earnest.

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04/02/2019`

Matthew 11:28-30 King James Version (KJV)

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Beloved, those who are most expert in things sensible, worldly and secular, are commonly least experienced in spiritual things. Men may dive deeply into the mysteries of nature and into the mysteries of state, and yet be ignorant and mistaken about, the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, that’s because the learned men of the world were not made chosen to be the preachers of the gospel, but it was the foolish things of the world. We must thank God, that these things are revealed; but they have been a mystery hid from ages and generations but now are made manifest and they are revealed, not to a few, but to be published to all the world yet they are revealed to babes; that the meek and humble may be beautified with this salvation! While the wise and prudent men of the world are in the dark about gospel mysteries, even the babes in Christ have the sanctifying saving knowledge of them! The happiness of men lies in an acquaintance with God; it is life eternal, it is the perfection of rationality! We must come to Jesus Christ as our Rest, and repose ourselves in him . Jesus said, Come unto me all ye that labour. It is the duty and interest of weary and heavy laden sinners to come to Jesus Christ. Renouncing all those things which stand in opposition to him, or in competition with him, we must accept of him, as our Savior, protector, Physician and Advocate, and give up ourselves to His conduct and government; freely willing to be saved by him, in his own way, and upon his own terms. Come and cast that burden upon him, under which thou art heavy laden. This is the gospel call, The Spirit saith, Come; and the bride saith, Come; let him that is athirst come; Whoever will, let him come. But the question remains , How many are willing to Come? Will YOU? or will you cast Him aside from your life!How much longer will you allow yourself to be burdened with life's grief? It's time to rest, come and learn from Him for He is meek and lowly in heart and you shall find rest unto your soul!

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04/01/2019`

Psalm 27:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

If we had a choice to ask God for one thing, and if that one thing would be something that many would desire, would many say as David said in this Psalm, “that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life”. Beloved this word is actually saying that David was ready and had made up his mind to completely dedicate His life over to the Lord, something that many of God’s children today have yet to settle in their minds, that is to make this commitment! All of God’s children should desire to dwell in God’s house; where else should they dwell? David desired this because of His Love for the Lord and he knew this was the only place where he could find the peace and safety of God, secondly in order that he might have the satisfaction of being instructed in his duty. Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? For the sake of these two things he desired this one thing, to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life; for blessed are those that do so; they will be still, praising him both in speaking to him and in hearing from him for then we will say like David for “I know I will be well! There he should be quiet and easy: there troubles would not find him, for he should be hid in secret; there troubles would not reach him, for he would be set on high. Beloved let us not forget that the safety we seek will not be found in the walls of the temple, but only in the God of the Temple! David also said “ to behold the beauty of the Lord” The Prophet of God Isaiah saw God this way in the Temple, He was High and Lifted up and His train filled the Temple! God knows that there are many things that many people are desiring, but are they in line with His purpose! God desires that His Children would come and seek His face at His place! When will you come and make your commitment, and return to His Temple, peace and comfort awaits you along with safety and shelter in the arms of God!! God Bless!!!

Psalm 27:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

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03/31/2019`

Psalm 1:1-2 King James Version (KJV)

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

This particular portion of Psalms teaches us about the character of a Godly person. It teaches the Godly person that our lives will be determined by the rules it chooses to walk by and to take his advice from them. We have to determine what course to take at our starting out, and use caution at every turn, in order to guide the manner of life we live, whether according to this world or the word of God. It is instructing the Godly person not to do what the godless people say, not to go where sinners are gathered together, and not to scorn what God teaches us for he that would be kept from harm must keep out of harm’s way. In the books of Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Joshua, they speak to us today and they tell us that we are to drink the water that God offers we are to bring fruit to God, we are to stay strong in times of trouble then we will do well in the eyes of God! A godly man in order that he may do that which is good and cleave to it, submits to the guidance of the word of God and makes that familiar to him. We must not only set ourselves to meditate on God’s word morning and evening, and at the beginning of the day or at night, but these thoughts should be carried with us every day and with the close of every night. Of the promised blessing; he is blessed of the Lord, and therefore he shall be like a tree that’s planted by the waters. The divine blessing produces real effects. It is the happiness of a godly man, that he is planted by the grace of God where the water never run dry. When the psalmist goes on to describe a blessed man, he describes a good man; for, after all, those only are happy, truly happy, that are holy, truly holy; Nay, goodness and holiness are not only the way to happiness but happiness itself; supposing there were not another life after this, yet that man is a happy man that keeps in the way of his duty to his Maker!

Psalm 146:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

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03/30/2019`

Job 11:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

Man has always tried to find out who or what God is and has always failed in all his attempts, Moses asked God while on the mount to show himself to Him but God only showed him his back! Man has always had a heart to inquire after him, and has always been so desirous and has worked long and hard in his attempt to find him out but all his attempts got him nowhere! The bottom line is we may, by searching find God , but we will never find Him out in anything He is pleased to conceal, We may be able to have some understanding of Him, but we cannot fully comprehend Him and we cannot know what or who he is! We may, in a humble, diligent, and in a sincere believing way search and find out something of God, but cannot find him out to perfection; we may know, but cannot know fully, what God is, nor find out his work from the beginning to the end. As His principle creation, man must understand that He is an incomprehensible being, infinite and immense, therefore our little brain cannot form any adequate conception of Him! So we ask ourselves, What can one do? What can one know? Consider this...His brightness is too bright for us to look at, His nature cannot be touched, His wisdom is far above man, His power speaks for itself, His goodness is simply incomprehensible, the brightness of His glory cannot be looked at with the naked eye, He is a consuming fire none can see Him and live! Knowing all these things today as His children as His servants, we enjoy His gift in us, His Holy Spirit! Man does not need to search Him out He is already in us if you have accepted His son as your savior, exercising His will in you! We simply must be still and know that He is God! This is all that man can do! Anything else outside the realm of being still and knowing that He is God in your life will only result in being confused and unsettled in knowing Him! God is not the author of confusion , therefore enjoy His presence in you as He will guide you here on earth and in heaven! God Bless!

Romans 11:34

For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

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03/29/2019`

Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

As Jesus gave His Sermon on the Mount, He spoke to His followers of many things that were very esential and most important for them to know in order to live a life that would reflect what it would take to understand life to its deepest meaning! For instance, He instructed them how blessed are those who are poor in spirit, those that mourn, He addressed the meek, the hungered, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peace makers, the persecuted, and many other things, then He said that they are the salt of the earth, the light of the world, spoke concerning the law, on anger, adultery, divorce, love for enemies, making oaths, and giving of alms and then on Prayer itself, fasting, treasures in heaven , the light of the body, trusting one master, then gave a parable on concern for food, shelter clothing and all the daily needs needed to maintain and sustain their life while here on earth! It was quite a teaching seminar, then He said as if all this teaching weren’t enough..”But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness ; and all these things shall be added on to you” As humans we are always very worried how we will supply for the next day, next week and so forth, but we must not forget that your heavenly Father knows ye have need of all these things; these necessary things, food, clothing, shelter, health; he knows our wants better than we do ourselves; though he be in heaven, and his children on earth, he observes what the least and poorest of them has need of, after all He is your Father that loves you and pities you, and is ready to help you! Tell him whether you have or have not even though he knows our wants, before we have opened them to him! Therefore, we should ease ourselves of the burthen of care, by casting it upon God, because it is he that careth for us! All these things shall be added to you when you learn to seek the kingdom of God first!

Matthew 7:28-29 King James Version (KJV)

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

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03/28/2019

Nahum 1:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

It is a great consolation to all who abide in Him, to those know Him and trust Him just to know that The Lord is Good to those that are good, because to them He will be a stronghold in the day of trouble!! Beloved the Lord is Lord of all and over all, He has power to protect, save, and keep even the weakest and most feeble sheep of His pastures! The Lord will, with the same power that He uses to destroy the wicked also uses it for the protection and satisfaction of His own people, for He is able to do both save and to destroy! In the day when the Lord will execute His wrath upon the earth, making everything wasted He will be a defense to those who by faith trust in Him and put themselves under His protection who live a life of complete dependence on Him! The Lord knows those who are His and He knows exactly what best for them! The Lord is a God of sound justice, a jealous God and will take vengeance on all those who decide to become His enemies, they will all tremble before Him, therefore the God of Israel is greatly to be feared. Against his own people, who repent and humble themselves before him, He doesn’t keep his anger forever, but against his enemies he will forever let out his anger. He will not at all acquit the wicked that sin, Darkness shall pursue his enemies; terror and trouble shall follow them where ever they go, He shall pursue them to utter darkness and if they think to flee from the darkness which pursues them they will but fall into that which is before them. God’s anger is so fierce that it beats down all before it! The rocks are thrown down by him, which seemed immovable. To those whose hearts are rocky, and have hardened their hearts against him they will feel the wrath of God. Sinners in that day shall be like stubble before the fire, weak and impotent, and a very unequal match for the wrath of God. Who can stand before his indignation? This is all up ahead, soon to be a reality! Let this be a wakeup call, to come to Him and He will keep you safely for He knows them that trust in Him!

Psalm 1:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

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03/27/2019

1 Corinthians 1:26-27 King James Version (KJV)

26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

When a complete overview of Christianity is examined we will all come to the same conclusion, God has never used the wise, the competent, the knowledgeable, the philosophers, the learned, the studious, the scholar, or those who think that God needs them to complete His mission here on earth! Few of distinguished character in any of these respects were chosen for the work of the ministry. God never called on statesmen, orators, nor men of wealth and power or interest in the world, in order to for the Gospel of Grace to be proclaimed! This is all due to the fact that God does not see things as man sees things! God’s word says “Your thoughts are not My thoughts and your ways are not My ways!” The first Christians were both among Jews and Greeks, were weak, and foolish and base; men of low rank, foolish who went on to proclaim the Gospel with power and strength by the Holy Spirit! Some who were somewhat learned such as the Apostle Paul had to be brought down to a level where his vision had to be taken away in order to see things as God saw them! Nicodemus faced Jesus with all the knowledge and high esteem that he had and asked question that really showed how much knowledge he really had! God has chosen the foolish things of this world to confound the wise, men of no learning to confound the most learned, the weak and beggarly things to confound the mighty! Today you may not have a whole lot of knowledge, may not have a prestigious life style, may not live in the best of homes, may not have much going for you, listen, God has a perfect plan for your life, first He wants to clean up your act, fill you with His wisdom, dress you to look like a child of a king, and then send you forth as His ambassador to reach the lost! Will you accept His call to your life! Greatness is before you don’t pass it up!

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 Living Bible (TLB)

18 I know very well how foolish it sounds to those who are lost,[a] when they hear that Jesus died to save them. But we who are saved* recognize this message as the very power of God. 19 For God says, “I will destroy all human plans of salvation no matter how wise they seem to be, and ignore the best ideas of men, even the most brilliant of them.”

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03/26/2019

John 15:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

A great privilege we have as Christians is to be able to come and be close to Jesus! It is also a great concern for all Christians to be dependent, and stay in communion with Him in order to obtain supplies from Him. Those who have come to Christ must abide in Him by faith. “If you abide in Me, and I in you” are sure words of comfort to every believer, because having Him on our side we will know that He will never fail us but at the same time we must not fail Him. We must abide in His word as His words must abide in us this will determine how well we make our lives fixed on Him in following Him. We are certainly needy people but He gave us His word that we can ask Him for whatever we are in need of and He will personally make sure we are supplied with that need! The true example that He gave his disciples was the comparison of a tree and its branches. As a branch that is connected to the tree will lack nothing in order for it to produce fruit, we too will fulfill his charge. Here we see the main reason for us to remain connected to Him, that we may produce fruit! Jesus said to His disciples “ You cannot bring forth fruit, except you abide in me” for without me or separated from me, you can do nothing”. It is very necessary for us to bear fruit and be fruitful for from this we will draw our comfort and happiness. Anyone who stays connected to Him in faith and loves Him, one who keeps His promises, will not only be fruitful but will have all His needs supplied! Those that abide in Christ as their heart’s delight shall have, through Christ, their heart’s desire. What a great God we serve, now let us do our part that we may be pleasing in His sight, and enjoy a full life of blessings at its best! Today is a great day to examine how you are abiding in Him and He in you! Draw close to Him and He will draw close to you!

John 15:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

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03/25/2019

Psalm 62:5-6 King James Version (KJV)

5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved.

Here we see where David spoke to his own soul (himself) saying “My, soul wait upon God.” Sometimes it becomes difficult for us to actually say these things to ourselves because we as a people many times become impatient because we want answers right away! We want answers to come forth even from God instantly without understanding that what ever difficulties or dangers we may be met with, and God looks at us with a frown on His face, His answer will always be right on time for we must accept things as David said “for my expectation is from Him.” From Him I know it will come, and therefore on Him will I patiently wait till it does come, for His time is the best time. David also said the following, “He only is my rock and my salvation:” meaning, my soul has respect to God, for from Him comes my salvation. Just as we are all waiting patiently upon God and His timing to bring us home to be with Him forever, we must also be patient while we wait upon Him for relief to come while we face our troubles in this life! In the meantime, we should all reflect upon the words of a song writer who wrote the following inspirational words, “There’s a roof up above me I've a good place to sleep, there's food on my table, and shoes on my feet, you gave me your love Lord, and a fine family thank you Lord for your blessings on me! I know I'm not wealthy these clothes, they're not new I don't have much money, but Lord I have you, and that's all that matters, thank you Lord for your blessings on me! With all these emotional and uplifting words from this song, we should say as David said, “I SHALL NOT BE MOVED”! WE HAVE HIM ON OUR SIDE! We may be perplexed, but not in despair! It is this hope in God that will be our anchor of the soul, sure and steadfast!! God Bless you!!

Psalm 59:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

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03/24/2019

Psalm 145:18-19 King James Version (KJV)

18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

Many of the children of God are brought down low by sickness, diseases and other distresses and it almost seem as though they are ready to throw in the towel and drop into the grave but yet the providence of God greatly upholds them, and raises them up. He always does all of them good, especially His own people in a special manner! He is always ready to support those that are sinking, and it is His honor to help the weak! Beloved, today all we can say is that if many who feel they are really under a load of burden, if they come to Christ by faith, He will ease them, He will raise them up and in acknowledgement they will say it was God who raised me up! Let this be a reminder that He is very ready to hear and answer the prayers of His people! God is very near to all that call upon Him, He will always be within a call of their prayers but He is not only there and near but ready to hear them that call upon Him! He will hear their call and will save them. If they fear Him, if they worship and serve Him with a Holy awe of Him, if they call upon Him in truth for He really desires truth from the inward part. We must be faithful to God and sincere in our devotedness to Him! The Lord preserves all those that love Him even though they lie exposed to this world’s aggressions, because of Him no evil shall come near them for He will always be near to hear their faintest cry!

Psalm 146:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

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03/23/2019

1 Peter 5:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Yes we are certainly living in times of perplexities, times of stress, times of unsettledness, times of anxieties, times of trouble on every side, times of breakdowns in governments and families, times of failures in our health, times of wickedness, times of corrupt and evilness running rampant, times of demonic aggression everywhere, times of a great increase in sin in peoples lives, the list is very long of the amount of cares that people can be and are put under! Peter spoke to a great number of Christians throughout Babylon, Rome and many other areas where persecution of Christians was very regular! Peter knew that these Christians were already under very hard circumstances, but that harder times were on the way, and today we as Christians are still facing great times of hardness! His advice to all Christians back then is still the same today no matter what it may be that you are facing, we are to “Cast all of our Cares upon Him, for He Cares for us”. This is because the cares of this life are very distracting and can cause even the strongest Christian to fall by the wayside! But when we give our cares over to Jesus, He is willing to release you of your care and take the care upon Himself for He cares for You! No one will care for you in the manner in which He will! He knows exactly what is troubling you and all He wants to do is fix it for you! A song writer once wrote, “He’ll fix it for you, for He knows Just what to do!” Today you are encouraged to Cast all your cares upon Him” don’t try to work things out on your own, if you are His child, like a great Father that He is to all His children He will take away all your cares, for He Cares For You! Be encouraged He always knows exactly what to do! Are you Sick, are you Homeless, are you tired, are you frustrated, Give it all, Give it All, Give it all to Jesus and He will turn your sorrow into Joy! God Bless

1 Peter 5:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

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03/22/2019

2 Peter 3:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Sad as it may be there are still many in the church who never seem to grow up and mature as a solid Christian should do so! This scripture is actually saying there are certain stages to being a Christian. First there is the “baby” stage, where as a baby they only think of themselves and if denied what they want they form a scene! They seek their own and their feelings are easily hurt. They are often jealous. They seek to be served but never serve! It only drinks milk, and cannot eat strong meat! It cries but never sings. It even tries to talk but never makes sense. These are born into the family of God but never grow! Then there is the little child stage, some never get out of this stage. These are those who are often untruthful, envious, cruel at times, they are talebearers, resentful, and repeat everything they hear! They give emotional outbursts, and are easily puffed up! Then there is the young adult stage, a stage that is not easily reached by many, they are strong and can overcome their enemies, their faith has grown and with courage can tackle anything! They are ready to reach their productive years! Then there is the full adult stage, a father stage which can be reached by many but few ever attain it! He is one who knows the peace of God, knowledge and understanding, one who has learned to be content with all conditions of life for He knows God! He also knows the true place where he can get true strength! He never looks at the past but looks forward towards the future! Today after reading this out can you place yourself in one of these stages! Some are afraid to make a move to the next stage, just remember your life is in His hands you have nothing to fear! Seek God He will place you at the right stage where you will work for Him!

1 Peter 5:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

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3/21/2019

Hebrews 11:1 King James Version (KJV)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Christians enjoy many great assets given to them by God Himself for the purpose of pleasing Him in their service to Him! One of these assets is “faith” and in this scripture we are given an insight to what faith is about. It tells us that faith is the substance of things hoped for! This lets the believer know that faith and hope go together and the same things that are the object of our hope become the subject of our faith! Not only this but it lets the believer also know that it gives them a firm persuasion and expectancy that God will perform all that He promises through His Son Jesus Christ! Faith in the life of a believer is like lighting a candle in the midst of darkness because this will open the eye of the mind to see clearly the reality of those things that otherwise are still in darkness as the scriptures declares it is the evidence of things not seen! Some Christians go about thinking that you must have faith in large volumes in order for it to be successful in its operation, but the scriptures according to Jesus says, “if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed….mustard seed is real small in size, Jesus said “you can speak unto this mountain…(whatever your situation) Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Today is a good day to analyze your condition, your situation, your trouble, your unfavorable position and speak to your mountain and do as Jesus said! Beloved, faith is taking God at His word and asking no questions! Listen, your faith is the answer to all that is holding you back from moving forward with your life! You already have a hope that says everything will be well for you, now it’s time to activate your faith to bring into reality that which you are hoping for! The Bible also instructs us that God has given to every man a measure of faith put yours to work, just trust and watch God go to work on your behalf. He is the God of the impossible!! You may say you have no faith, let the scripture below teach you how to obtain this faith God is talking about in His word! The Bible!!

Romans 10:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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3/20/2019

Isaiah 53:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Sometimes many a person in the world expect God to do wonders and miracles for them, especially when it comes to healings! Beloved in order for any of us to obtain the mercy of healings we must all understand this scripture before we ask for a healing! In this account of the sufferings of Christ it is said here, of the very low condition to which he humbled himself, to which he became obedient even to the death of the cross. He had gone through many griefs and sorrows and did not grow shy but He bore them and he carried them. The load was heavy and the way was long, and yet he did not tire, but remained all the way to the end, till he said, It is finished. He had suffered many blows and bruises; he was stricken, smitten, and afflicted. His sorrows bruised him; he felt pain and smarted from them. All along he was stabbed with the tongue, and contradicted, put under the worst of characters, and had all manner of evil said against him. At last he was pounded with the hand, with blow after blow. He had wounds and stripes. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand. One look at him and people turned away. Many looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us. We thought he brought it upon himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures. But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him...yes, our sins! So He took the punishment, and that made us whole. It was through his bruises that we get healed. We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And GOD piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, But thank God for His son who bore all these things that we may be healed by all His sufferings! Get well soon by the grace of God! Your healing is on the way, just continue to trust Him! God Will Make a Way!!

Psalm 30:2 King James Version (KJV)

2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.


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3/19/2019

1 Corinthians 13:13 Living Bible (TLB)

13 There are three things that remain—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

The Apostle Paul, mentions these three items because they are the complete makeup of what the true grace of God is really composed of. It is with this in mind that we need to understand that true grace is much more excellent than any spiritual gifts whatsoever and faith hope and love are the three principle graces of which love is the greatest of all! It is believed that the reason why Paul mentioned all this to the Corinthians was because they were so into expressing themselves through their many different gifts that they lost sight of the best gift of them all…love ! Having faith is very important because the scriptures declare that without faith it is impossible to please God. Hope is also a very valuable gift for the bible tells us to have hope in God because He is the only one that can deliver his children when deliverance is needed! But Paul tells them that they can have faith, they can have hope but the bible tells us that God is Love which make all three very important but love is the greatest. God expressed this love, when He saw the condition of man on the earth, His greatest creation had completely destroyed itself and sad as it is it’s worse today! But His Love, because He is Love, looked the other way and sent His only begotten Son into the midst of this decay to reform and reshape man back to the condition wherein He created it!! Jesus came here in complete obedience full of the Father’s Love to fulfil this mission. Man did not kill Him, sin did not kill Him, it was the father’s Love full of grace and mercy that sent Him here to pay a price that only Love could pay on our behalf! In the world to come, faith will not be needed, hope will not be needed for why hope for something we will already have, but it is there where Love will be perfected for there, we shall perfectly love God, because we will see him face to face and see all the beauty, he is all about! There we shall perfectly love one another! Love is the greatest thing in man!

John 3:16 Living Bible (TLB)

16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son[a] so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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3/18/2019

Isaiah 61:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

It is a sure thing that many of God’s people have at one time or another been a guest at a wedding! It is a very fascinating sight to see how the bride is all decked out with the finest of the finest dress, jewelry, makeup, and all the bride’s maids are adorned likewise to play an accompanying role beside her, then the groom who is also all decked out as well makes it all well worth the while because of the joy that surrounds the entire occasion!! Beloved this is an example of the joy and excitement it is to be covered and clothed with God’s best of the best garments! The Garments of Salvation cannot be equaled and the robe of righteousness will never be matched! The ornaments of the bridegroom are symbolic of what God has adorned the life of a believer with! The jewels we are adorned with are not seen with the naked eye as one would see a real piece of jewelry it must be seen through the spiritual eye of those who know the Lord. With all this that we as Christian are clothed with we all sing…”my soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirt praises His name!” Isaiah wrote “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, and he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness”! Beloved because of the salvation gift we so dearly enjoy all that can be said is that such is the beauty of God’s grace in those that are clothed with the garments of salvation and the robe of righteousness, that by the righteousness of Christ we are made and recommended to God’s favor by His Spirit’s sanctification giving us God’s renewed image to show the world the gift of God…Salvation! “ Let this day be a day of rejoicing, as the scriptures say “REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE! You are dressed with precious garments enjoy them!!

Revelation 19:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

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3/17/2019

Zechariah 7:13 King James Version (KJV)

13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts:

Ever wonder why many have the feeling that God has not heard their cry and it almost sounds as though He has completely ignored their cry? Beloved, God cried and cried and cried to Israel to turn from their ways and quit sinning! God spoke to them on many occasions through His prophets to get them to do things in a Godly fashion, and according to His precepts, but they just kept doing things their way and that did not sit to well with God! This prophet Zechariah, had many times before put them in mind of their fathers’ disobedience to the calls of the prophets, and what was the consequence of it, they kept doing the same things over and over and now here again God speaks to His people but they still would not listen; this should also be our warning, God’s judgments upon Israel of old for their sins were written for admonition to us Christians. But will Christians listen or take God’s word as a warning! Therefore, whenever the Israelites came to God with their situation or problems God would simply turn His hearing off and would not hear them! Let’s face it, God was always trying to get their attention but they would not hear Him, admonition after admonition, plea after plea but the people would not hear or listen to their God, so the question here is Why should God hear them when they failed to hear Him? It is no different with those who truly love God today, but a death ear will only result in a death ear!! Today if you need God to hear your cry, hear His cry, though His word and listen, act and obey Him. God says, you want me to hear you out, Then hear me out, accept my Son as your Saviour, follow my ways, seek me early and praise and pray unto me and I will speedily hear you out!

Joel 1:2 King James Version (KJV)

2 Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?

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3/16/2019

Luke 17:6 Living Bible (TLB)

6 “If your faith were only the size of a mustard seed,” Jesus answered, “it would be large enough to uproot that mulberry tree over there and send it hurtling into the sea! Your command would bring immediate results!

That we have all need to get our faith strengthened, is a sure thing, because, as that grace grows, all other graces grow. The more firmly we believe the doctrine of Christ, and the more confidently we rely upon the grace of Christ, the better it will be with us every way. The disciples made a special request from Christ for the strengthening of their faith, The apostles themselves, though they were ministers in Christ’s kingdom, yet they acknowledged the weakness and deficiency of their faith, and saw their need of Christ’s intervention they said unto the Lord, “Increase our faith,” Let our faith be more clear, the desires of faith more strong, the dependencies of faith more firm and stronger! Beloved, the increase of our faith is what we should earnestly desire, and we should offer up that desire to God in prayer. Some say that they send up this prayer to Christ but only when an occasion is pressing upon them .“Lord, increase our faith, or we shall never be able to practice such a difficult duty as this.” Faith in God’s mercy will enable us to get over the greatest difficulties that lie in the way. The assurance Christ gave them helped them so much ..“If ye had faith as a grain of mustard-seed, so small as mustard-seed “you might do wonders much beyond what you now do; nothing would be too hard for you, that was fit to be done for the glory of God, and the confirmation of the doctrine you preach, yea, though it were the transplanting of a tree from the earth to the sea.” As with God nothing is impossible, so are all things possible to him that can believe. Need your faith increased, seek God for He said “ I will supply all your needs….”

Matthew 19:26 King James Version (KJV)

26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

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3/16/2019

Proverbs 29:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Beloved, this is the key to every person’s life, every marriage, every group, every church, or any nation, a vision for or of the future is very well needed in order for a complete success to be accomplish! But in order for a vision to work and be effective, several things must be in their proper order, such as proper people, proper leadership, proper unity, and a proper vision from God above! When God created the heavens and the earth, He did it all through a vision with His most majestic creation in mind...Man! Inside a church for example, if people only come to church to hear opinions and suggestions from man himself the people will not be led properly and misery will begin to set in and soon the church as a whole will begin to perish! A proper church will need the things that God Himself set in motion for it to succeed! Where there is no vision, no Godly Shepherds to lead by Godly example, no teachers to expound the word of God, or priest to show forth god’s love and the means of grace, where the word of the Lord is scarce, then there is no open vision and where there is no vision the people perish because the people are made naked, stripped of their godly ornaments and so exposed to shame, stripped of their armor and so exposed to danger. How bare does a place of worship look without Bibles and ministers, and what an easy prey is it to the enemy of souls! Many of the members are scattered as sheep as having no shepherd, for want of nourishment and the failure of the shepherd to call them and keep them together. Because of a lack of vision and good preaching the sheep are destroyed for a lack of knowledge! Finally, we need to see what reason we have to be thankful to God for the plenty of open vision which we enjoy. It is not having the law, but obeying it, and living up to it, that will entitle us to all the blessedness of God through His Vision for His Church!

Numbers 12:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

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3/14/2019

PART 3

John 3:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, how can these things be? Jesus answered….12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

In this great question and answer session between Nicodemus and Jesus we have already seen and explained about the born-again experience in our previous devotions, however because Nicodemus was not quite sure of the answers that he was receiving from Jesus, The Lord proceeded to give him further and deeper insights and it’s no different with people today, many need baby foods because they are not ready for solid meat! Here’s how Jesus spoke to Nicodemus…12 ’You do not believe me when I tell you about the things of this world; how will you ever believe me, then, when I tell you about the things of heaven?” Herein lies the problem in men’s lives today…Believing when the truth is spoken by God!!! The Bible says this…16 For God so loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior. 18 Those who believe in the Son are not judged; but those who do not believe have already been judged, because they have not believed in God's only Son. Nobody even The Jews God’s own chosen people cannot partake of the benefits of the Messiah’s kingdom, they have so long looked for, unless they quit all expectations of being justified by the works of the law, and submit to the baptism of repentance, the great gospel duty, for the remission of sins, the great gospel privilege. How can these things be? Christ’s explanation of the doctrine of the necessity of regeneration, was made clearer to him. To those that spend their time in learning and teaching notions and ceremonies in religion, niceties and criticisms in the scripture, and neglect that which is practical and tend to reform the heart and life of others will always fail unless they too are Born Again of the Spirit! He came that the world through him might be saved, that a door of salvation might be opened to the world, and whoever would might enter in by it. God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, and so saving it. These and much more are the true facts of the accounts written in the bible!! So it is written, So Let it be done!!

1 John 5:13 King James Version (KJV)

13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

3/13/2019

PART 2

John 3:4 Good News Translation (GNT)

4 “How can a grown man be born again?” Nicodemus asked. “He certainly cannot enter his mother's womb and be born a second time!”

This question and quote from Nicodemus says a lot about man and his shortness of knowledge concerning the spiritual realm. It appears that what Jesus spoke spiritually Nicodemus understood it in the carnal realm! Jesus realizing this began to explain it all to him in the hope he would change his way of thinking! It’s no different today! Nicodemus wanted to learn so he accepted his ignorance and listened to the whole explanation. Nicodemus was actually saying “Lord help me to understand this for it is like a riddle to me!” It is no different in today’s society. It still remains a mystery. Many simply don’t understand this concept! To be born again is to be born of the Spirit, it is not done by any wisdom or power of our own. The corrupt nature, which is flesh, comes from our first birth; and therefore, the new nature, which is spirit, must take its course from a second birth. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit! The necessity of this change is for the following reason, for we are not fit to enter into the kingdom of God till we are born again. Nicodemus spoke of entering again into his mother’s womb, and being born; but, if he could do so and If he were born of his mother a hundred times, that would not correct the matter, for still that which is born of the flesh is flesh; a clean thing cannot be brought out of an unclean. The Born-again experience is a new birth, It is not good enough to put on a new coat or a new face, we must put on the new man, we must become new creatures. Secondly, Christ makes it further necessary, by his own word: “Marvel not that I said unto thee, You must be born again”, Corruption and sin are woven into our nature; we are shapen in iniquity, which makes it necessary that the nature be changed. You will need this change to take place if you want to enter Gods Kingdom. Ask for this change, and God will give it to you.

John 3:7 Good News Translation (GNT)

7 Do not be surprised because I tell you that you must all be born again.

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3/12/2019

John 3:3 King James Version (KJV)

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

One day a very famous Jewish religious leader came to Jesus by night to inquire a few things from Him, but it can be said that he got more than what he bargained for! He told Jesus “Rabbi We know, (didn’t come alone, he was speaking for all of the other leaders,) that you are a come from God for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with Him”. Jesus didn’t waste any time, He proceeded to tell Nicodemus only what he needed to hear! The scripture above is one that in these last days many need to hear! But what does it really mean? What is required? To be born into this world is the beginning of life, however, to be “Born Again” is to begin a new life! This new life is not like a building that is patched up, it must be built from the foundation on up. We are given the opportunity to have a new nature, new principles, new affections, new aims for this new life in order for it to function properly! By our first birth we are corrupt, shapen in sin and iniquity; we must therefore undergo a second birth; our souls must be fashioned and made over completely! It is like having a transplant take place !This new birth has its rise from heaven: it is to be born to a divine and heavenly life, a life of communion with God and the upper world, and, in order for this to work, it is to partake of a divine nature and bear the image of the heavenly. Regeneration is absolutely necessary to our happiness here and hereafter. Think this is for you? To be continued, more is ahead!

John 3:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

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3/11/2019

James 5:13-15 King James Version (KJV)

13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

No doubt probably one of the portion of scripture most often quoted in most churches! This is because our condition in this world is various; and as it is many accept it to being so, that sometimes we are in sadness, sometimes in in despair. In a day of affliction nothing is more seasonable than prayer. The person afflicted must pray himself, as well as engage the prayers of others for him. Times of affliction should be praying times. It is necessary to exercise faith and hope when at times we fall under afflictions; and prayer is the appointed means both for obtaining the grace of God in us. The bible says ...”Is any afflicted? Let him pray.” “Is any merry? Let him sing psalms. “Is any among you sick” There is a set order in the bible that needs to be followed. “If any be sick”, they are required, to send for the elders, pastors or ministers of the church. It lies upon sick people as a duty to send for ministers, and to desire their assistance and their prayers. In the times of miraculous healing, the sick were to be anointed with oil in the name of the Lord. Prayer over the sick must proceed from, and be accompanied with, a lively faith. There must be faith both in the person praying and in the person prayed for. The prayer of faith shall save the sick. It is common to pray to God to ease the unpleasantness of any sickness, but let us always remember that we should first ask God to forgive us of any wrong doing! He will hear and save the sick!

JAMES 5:16

15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

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Daily Devotional

3/9/2019

Isaiah 41:10 King James version (KJV)

10 Fear not; For I am with you: do not be dismayed; For I am your God: I will strengthen you; Yes, I will help you; Yes, I held you with the right hand of my righteousness.

This Scripture tells all those who believe in God that he is the only source we should look to when the times of trouble and distress, come to God, he says to all “Fear not, for I am with you, not only within a call, but present with you; do not be dismayed at the power of those who are against you, for I am your God and I will Fight For you. Are you weak? I will strengthen you. Are you a homeless friend? Are you terribly ill? I'm the only real friend you'll need for I'll help you at the time of need. Are you ready to sink, ready to fall? Don't be afraid, for I will hold you with the right hand of my righteousness, that right hand that is full of My Justice So you will know I I'm here to Encourage You. I will help you, saith the Lord; Because It is the honor of God to help the weak. He will help them, for he is their Redeemer, who is able to redeem them, for he has promised to do it. Christ is the Redeemer, of him is our help found. God himself will be near to them that will summon him. May the praying people of God take note of this, and be comforted; He said, "I, the Lord, will listen to you, I will answer them; I, the god of Israel, won't forsake them; I shall be with them, as I have always been, in their anguishes. " Here it is promised that, one way or another, all your grievances will be addressed. God's promises are provided by the Gospel of Christ. His Love has given full security to all who listen to this joyous sound that God has provided tremendous comforts to them, enough to supply all your desires, all your griefs, and an answer to all your prayers. He does all these things so that he can be noticed and accepted as your only God!! God bless!

Hebrews 13:5

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

3/8/201

Colossians 3:1-2 King James Version (KJV)

3 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

For those who have accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, the word of God is letting us know that we are to actually acknowledge who we are in Christ by seeking the things of heaven and put the things of this earth out of our minds. We must make heaven our scope and aim, seek the favour of God above, by keep up our communion with the upper world by faith, and hope, and holy love, and make it our constant care and business to secure our heavenly bliss. The reason is because Christ sits at the right hand of God. He who is our best friend and our head and is gone ahead to the highest dignity and honour in heaven, now is sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and went before us to secure for us a heavenly happiness, therefore, we should seek and secure what he has purchased at so great a price. We must live such a life as Christ lived here on earth and lives now in heaven, according to our capacities. Every Christian is crucified unto the world, and the world is crucified unto him and if we are dead to the earth, and have renounced it as our happiness, it is absurd for us to set our affections upon it, and seek it. We should be like a dead thing to it, unmoved and unaffected towards it. The life of a Christian is hid with Christ. Jesus said, “Because I live you shall live also!” Do we look for such a happiness, and should we not set our affections upon heaven, and live above this world? What is here to make us fond of it? What is not there to draw our hearts to it? Our head is there, our home is there, our treasure is there, and we hope to be there forever.

Colossians 2:6-7 King James Version (KJV)

6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

3/7/2019

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 King James Version (KJV)

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Most men and women in the world fail to understand that God will bring man before Him and finally get down to revealing to man His final argument and conclusions concerning His creation which has gone totally down the drain! You see, the root of religion is the fear of God reigning in the heart of man and all His creation, and along with this a reverence towards his majesty, and a complete obedience to his authority, and a dread towards his wrath. The conclusion here is to fear God and keep His commandments. Honestly speaking, wherever the fear of God is in the heart, there will be a respect to all his commandments and care to keep them. It is a vain thing if we pretend to fear God or if we do not make conscience of our duty to him by keeping His commandments for this is the whole duty of man! What man needs to understand is that God is keeping a very tight record on all that we do, say, or act upon and we cannot keep it hidden from Him! If we consider ourselves to be religious all must pay attention to what the scripture is saying “every work” will then be brought into judgment, will be examined carefully. It will be a day to bring to remembrance everything done in the body. The great thing to be then judged concerning every work, is whether it be good or evil, and agreeable to the will of God or a violation of it. Even secret things, both good and evil, will be brought to light, and brought to account, in the judgment of that great day! God himself will be the Judge! It should highly concern us now to be very strict in our walking with God, that we may give up our account with joy and confident God will accept us!

Revelation 3:5-6 King James Version (KJV)

5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

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3/6/2019

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 King James Version (KJV)

8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

In these verses the apostle gives an account of their courage and patience under all their sufferings. The apostles were great sufferers but they still followed their Master, Christ had told them that in the world they should have tribulation, and so they had; yet they met everything with wonderful support, great relief, and many comforts of their sorrows. “We too are, troubled on every side, afflicted in many ways, and we are met with almost all sorts of troubles; yet not distressed, we are not hedged in nor cooped up, because we can see help in God, and help from God, and have liberty of access to God.” The scripture also says that we are perplexed, often uncertain, and in doubt what will become of us, and not always without anxiety in our minds because of this, but in spite of this, yet not even in our greatest perplexities, knowing that God is able to support us, and to deliver us, and in him we always place our trust and hope.” It also lets us know that “We are persecuted by men, sometimes Christians are pursued with hatred and violence from place to place, as in many countries, as men not worthy to live; yet not forsaken of God,” Good men may be sometimes forsaken of their friends, as well as persecuted by their enemies; but God will never leave them nor forsake them. “We are also sometimes dejected, or cast down; the enemy may in a great measure prevail, and our spirits begin to fail us; there may be fears within, yet we are not destroyed,”. Still today we are like the Apostles preserved, and we need to keep our heads above water. Beloved, Whatever condition the children of God may be in, in this world, sometimes it is bad, yea very bad, always remember God is in control every step of the way!!

James 4:10

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

3/5/2019

Hebrews 4:15-16 King James Version (KJV)

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities…Beloved, this scripture is reminding us that though he is so great, and so far above us, yet he is very kind, and tenderly concerned for us. He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities in such a manner as none else can be. Nobody can equal the feelings he has for the hurting or sickly, He is so concerned about our condition that all He wants to do is satisfy us and heal our condition by sympathizing with us and showing us his healing virtues. He is not only great, but a gracious high priest, merciful, compassionate, and caring towards his people. He is looking for a people who hold fast their profession of faith in him, who never deny him, or who will never be ashamed of him before men. Therefore, we should encourage ourselves, by knowing the excellency of our high priest, and to come boldly to the throne of grace, knowing this, it is our duty and interest to be often found before His throne of grace where He sits! Today we pray the Lord grant unto us that we may find mercy of the Lord at that day. Each and every time we come to this throne of grace for mercy, we should come in a humble freedom and boldness, with a liberty of spirit and a liberty of speech; we should ask in faith, nothing doubting; we should come with a Spirit of adoption, as children reconciled to God our Father. We have boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. He is our Advocate, and, while he pleads for his people, he pleads with the price in his hand to the Father, by which he purchased all that our souls want or can desire.

James 4:10

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

3/4/2019

2 Corinthians 5:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

For if any man be in Christ, meaning if any man be a Christian and has approved himself or herself as such then without question, he or she has become a new creation! This should be the desire of all who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior that they should be transformed! When a person receives Christ into their life, they receive a new heart, a new mind, a new nature, so great is the change that the grace of God makes in the soul that as they follow the new way then the old things are passed away! Old habits, old thoughts, old principles, old practices, are all gone because God begins a change and creates a new world in the soul and then all things are become new! This new person now acts from new principles and is led by new rules, with new ends, and new company!! Where sin had placed a terrible void between man and God, now through reconciliation by Jesus Christ we are now once again re-connected to God Almighty! He who knew no sin sacrificed and offered himself and went obediently to the cross and there He was made sin, not a sinner, but sin, that is, a sin-offering, a sacrifice for sin for all mankind and He paid a price He did not owe! All that is left is for man to accept Him and His offer and a new life will begin to God be the Glory! Old things will be a thing of the past, a new transformation will begin and your life will never be the same, you will only say as many have said already, I wish I could have done this sooner! Well, Better late than sorry! Today as you read this God may be extending a final word to you! What will you do with it! Remember tomorrow is promised to no one!

2 Corinthians 5:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

3/3/2019

Psalm 121:1-2 King James Version (KJV)

121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

When we consider the many times, God has been there for us, and how He has helped us when we found no help in anyone or any place it was because we looked to God for our help. Beloved, David in the scriptures above spoke of looking unto the hills from where his help came from, however what we need to know is that his help did not come from the hills but from a power source beyond the hills! David did so and found many benefits from it. We must not rely upon creatures, or make flesh our arm of Help. We must see all our help laid up in God, in his power and goodness, his providence and grace and from him we must expect it to come: “My help comes from the Lord; the help I desire is what he sends, and from him I expect it in his own way and time. If he does not help, no creature can help! We must encourage our confidence in God with this that he made heaven and earth, and he who did that can do anything. He made the world out of nothing, himself alone, by speaking it into existence, in a little time, and all very good, very excellent and beautiful; and therefore, no matter how great our difficulties are, he has power sufficient to help and send relief. He that made heaven and earth is sovereign, Lord of all things and can make use of them as he pleases for the help of his people, and restrain them when he pleases from hurting his people. Be encouraged and lift your eyes beyond the hills where your help comes from, for your help comes from the Lord!

Psalm 124:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

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3/2/2019

Psalm 40:1 King James Version (KJV)

40 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

We all know all about David and how much he loved God, he loved God so much that he came to the conclusion that he would wait, and wait patiently for God to answer his cry for help in his time of need! He expected relief from no other than from God because the same hands that tears, pain, anxiety and anguish heal, will do so, or it will never be done. From God he expected relief, and he was in big expectation, not doubting but his answer would come in due time. Beloved there is power enough in God to help the weakest, and grace enough in God to help the unworthiest, of all his people that trust in him. David waited patiently, which this tells us that the relief did not come quickly so he never allowed doubt to enter his mind, he just continued believing, and hoping, and praying, till it did come. God answered his prayers for David knew in his heart that his God inclined unto him and heard his cry all that was left for David to do was wait! Those that wait patiently for God, though they may wait long, do not wait in vain. David cried out, “Many, O Lord my God are thy wonderful works which you have done, both for me and others; this is but one of many.” Many are the benefits with which we are daily loaded both by His love and by His grace. “Blessed is the person that makes the Lord his trust, for they shall be satisfied! What else can one expect from a God who loves us so much! Just believe Him and trust Him when you call on His name! You too will sing…I’ve got the answer, I’ve learned to PRAY!

Psalm 40:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

3/1/2019

Psalm 70:1 King James Version (KJV)

70 Make haste, o God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.

There are many times in our lives where storm clouds may arise and show us their ugly side, blackened by the amount of water they carry to deluge us with their wrath! But clouds don’t stay around for very long and soon after they do their work they leave and sometimes they leave a path of destruction all over the land! So we cry to God to spare us from all the hurt and damage caused by a storm! The clouds of trouble in our lives are in many ways the same, they bring in much trouble and they bring us much turmoil to the point that many don’t know how to cope with them when they leave behind many problems! So we cry to God to spare us and resolve our issues of life, and He does! But clouds sometimes come back as in David’s case, He cried out to God to make haste to relieve him from all his distresses, he said “I am poor and needy, in want and distressed, and much at a loss within myself”, He also prayed that God would deliver him from his troubles in due time that he may not sink and faint! God make a speedy recovery for me for I will recover if I am speedily helped! Here David was actually saying, Thou art my help and my deliverer. Thou hast engaged to be so to all that seek thee; I depend upon thee to be so to me; I have often found thee so; and thou art sufficient, all-sufficient, to be so; therefore make haste to me.” Those that seek God, if they seek him early and seek him diligently, shall rejoice and be glad in him! The dark clouds will fade and the brightness of the sun will once again be back in your life in full recovery of all your worries and cares anxieties and distresses. For God will make a way where there is no way!

Isaiah 43:26 King James Version (KJV)

26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

2/28/2019

Psalm 91:1 King James Version (KJV)

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

What a great privilege and honor it is to be able to be resting comfortably under the shadow of the All-mighty God! It is here where He shelters those that trust and acquaint themselves with His presence! He provides a security that no one else can provide even when the storms of life are raging, He alone and He alone knows how to calm the rough waters! David said, I will say of the Lord in spite of what others may say “He is my refuge and my strength”. When we hide ourselves in the shelter of the all mighty what can we desire which we will not find through Him! He is neither weak, fickle, false nor mortal, He is God and not man, therefore there is no danger of being disappointed in Him for we know in whom we have trusted! The snares of the fowler will never be able to touch the believer who hides himself in His bosom! It is here where divine providence is made to keep away all manner of infectious diseases which may come at the hands of the wicked one! Temptations, and all snares of the enemy and the noisome pestilence will be kept far from us! God protects His children as a mother hen guards her own with her feathers with the greatest tenderness! This is one of the greatest promises made to believers, “thou shalt not be afraid” God by His grace will keep thee from all fears which may bring torment for He has your back covered for His shadow will be your protection as you dwell in the secret place of the most High God!

Psalm 89:34 King James Version (KJV)

34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

2/26/2019

2 Timothy 3:1-5 Living Bible

You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly bad. 3 They will be hardheaded and never give in to others; they will be constant liars and troublemakers and will think nothing of immorality. They will be rough and cruel, and sneer at those who try to be good. 4 They will betray their friends; they will be hotheaded, puffed up with pride, and prefer good times to worshiping God. 5 They will go to church,[a] yes, but they won’t really believe anything they hear. Don’t be taken in by people like that.

This is exactly what we are seeing in these sad times that we are living in!! Perilous times shall come, for men shall be wicked. It is sin that makes the times perilous. When there is a general corruption of manners, and of the tempers of men, this makes the times dangerous to live in; for it is hard to keep our integrity in the midst of general corruption. It is easy to see why the world is in such chaotic condition for men love to gratify their own lusts. When covetousness generally prevails, when every man is for what he can get and for keeping what he has, this makes men dangerous to one another, and obliges every man to stand on his guard against his neighbor. Many in the world have become boasters and blasphemers, unthankful, impure, and truce-breakers. When children are disobedient to their parents and when parents are without natural affection to their children this makes our times dangerous to live in. The times are perilous when men are false accusers one of another. Our Saviour has foretold that the brother shall betray the brother to death and the father the child. When men do not fear God they will not regard man, and so vice versâ. These are just a few things that can be observed with our lives as they are written in the Holy Word of God for today! God Bless.

Ephesian 5:15-16

15-16 So be careful how you act; these are difficult days. Don’t be fools; be wise: make the most of every opportunity you have for doing good.

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2/26/2019

Psalm 103:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

103 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

The greatest feeling in our life is to be able to give back to our Lord all our praises and honor for all that He does for us on a daily basis! David could not stop praising his God for all the great things he received at the hands of His God. He asked and implored his whole being and all that was within him to give praise and bless the Lord and His holy name! He also asked his whole being and his soul not to forget all the benefits God had bestowed upon him! As Gods children we too need to be mindful of how we praise God! Many just praise God only when they have the right time or the right moment or when they are up against the wall! God never waits to have a right moment to give His children the benefit of forgiving them of their sins! He is also aware when our bodies are not operating how it was made to operate, but because of sicknesses it becomes hard to operate as we should and we fail to honor Him as we should! God knows your plight and He is aware of what you are going through and when you begin to praise and give Him his due, He will forgive you of all your iniquities and all your diseases! Today is a good day to say as David said “Bless the Lord o my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name! “He is a miracle working God and He knows your case! It is also important to praise, worship and acknowledge Him even when you are in good health and leading a life as clean as possible! Trust the Lord o my soul and thank you for all your benefits towards me! God Bless!

Psalm 103:21-22 King James Version (KJV)

21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. 22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

2/24/2019

John 14:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

The book of proverbs says that there is a way that seems right unto a man but end thereof is the way of death! There is only one way to God the father and that is by way of Jesus Christ! Thomas saith unto him, “Lord, we know not whither thou goes; and how can we know the way? “What Thomas failed to understand just like many who followed Christ was that they were already on the road that would lead them to where the Father was! No questions needed to be asked but since they were still not fully understood of all that was about to happen, they were somewhat still in a state of blindness! Today a lot has been revealed to the church and we know that He is the way to eternal bliss! When they brought Jesus before Pilate, Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, “thou sayest that I am a king.” To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, what is truth? The truth is he wasn’t listening to Jesus words! The truth was standing in front of Him but he was so blind he could not see it! Jesus also said that “He is the life” He is the true way to life, the only true way; other ways may seem right, but the end of them is the way of death as quoted in the beginning of this devotional! In Him is all a person could ever want when it comes to fullness of life! True life is also knowing Him as your personal Lord and Savior! Want true life? You’ll find it when you find Jesus! Allow Him to enter into your life and you will know true life at it’s best! God Bless!

John 8:32 King James Version (KJV)

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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2/22/2019

James 1:19 King James Version (KJV)

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Someone once designed a sculpture of three chimpanzees and each had a small quotation on the bottom of the sculpture. One said “hear no evil,” the other said “speak no evil” the other said, “see no evil”. This is similar to what the Word of God is saying, “swift to hear” “slow to speak” “slow to wrath” in many ways! Many disputes, arguments, clashes of anger usually arise from speaking the wrong words at the wrong time! Some people are often very stiff in their own opinions because they are not willing to hear what others have to say or offer! We should be ready to hear and use reason concerning what others have to say! King Solomon said, “the words of the wise are heard in quiet, more than the cry of him that rules among fools” Beloved, if we as people were as ready to hear as we are ready to speak there would be less wrath amongst us! Sometimes we could be saying the right thing at the right time but people are death to hearing what God would like them to hear because they are dull of hearing! When the bible says “swift to hear” it is saying...be ready to hear the Word of God! It is a wise thing to hear the word of God for it makes us wise unto salvation! It will also remove the blinders from your eyes to see all the beauty God has to offer! Let us all mind our temper and abolish anger and wrath from our lives. Any person who delights to injure his neighbor but pretends to love God, his tongue will prove that man a hypocrite! Therefore, be ready to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger! God Bless!

James 1:26 King James Version (KJV)

26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

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2/22/2019

James 4:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

When God created man out of the dust of the earth, He created Him with all the needed tangible parts connected to the body so that man could function as he was purpose to do. He also placed in man a special computer in the skull called the brain or the mind so that man could voluntarily at a special time take control of his own destiny! But as everyone knows somehow the mind of man was tampered with and so man reached a point where he separated himself from his creator! As a matter of fact, in the bible is says, “can the created thing say to Him who created him, why has thou created me thus?” So, man has gone away and far from God! However, God is saying to all who are still separated from Him…” Draw close to me, and I will draw close to you”! Clean your hands, and purify your heart you who are double minded in your thinking and your ways. “For as a man thinks so is he in his heart.” Today God is saying that man’s thinking is in a double state of mind, meaning on the one side he still has God in his mind but it is all cluttered with the pollutions of the world that keeps him from coming to God! God on one side, the world and the cares of this life on the other! God is also saying, “Let me cleanse your hands of the sin in your life and let me purify your heart and I will certainly get rid of all the clutter and you will be free of being double minded! You will easily be able to draw close to me and I will draw close to you and your life will never be the same. “There is so much I want to share with you”. Don’t forget you are my creation, and I don’t want you to be lost in the day of my judgment, like many will face!!

James 1:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

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2/21/2012

Romans 13:13-14 LIVING BIBLE

12-13 The night is far gone, the day of his return will soon be here. So quit the evil deeds of darkness and put on the armor of right living, as we who live in the daylight should! Be decent and true in everything you do so that all can approve your behavior. Don’t spend your time in wild parties and getting drunk or in adultery and lust or fighting or jealousy. 14 But ask the Lord Jesus Christ to help you live as you should, and don’t make plans to enjoy evil.

These words as written in the Living Bible is really telling it like it is! Truer words as these is what the world needs to hear, but it must begin to play themselves out in God’s children first in order for the world to understand what God is saying to the lost! With this in mind as God’s children let us mind our way and watch our pace, for we are now nearer to our journey’s end than we were when we had our first love. “The night is far spent, the day is at hand; therefore it is time to dress ourselves in representation of Christ. We are called to put off our night-clothes, “Let us therefore, who are of the day, cast them off and have no more to do with them. Jesus Christ is the best clothing for Christians to adorn themselves with, to arm themselves with; it is decent, distinguishing, dignifying, and defending. Rioting and drunkenness must be out of our lives and we are to “Put on sobriety, temperance, chastity,” for when you put Him on as Lord to rule you, as Jesus to save you, you will be anointed and appointed by the Father to His ruling saving work.” Be not careful about the body.” Our great care must be to provide for our souls as we take care for our bodies. Those who profess to walk in the spirit must not fulfil the lusts of the flesh. Walk as children of light as our conversation must be as becomes the gospel.

Ephesians 4:24 Living Bible (TLB)

24 Yes, you must be a new and different person, holy and good. Clothe yourself with this new nature.

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2/20/2012

Romans 5:1-2 King James Version (KJV)

5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

We should as a people of God be thankful always for the faith, he has imparted unto us, because through it we have been justified (we have been made right with God). But also, we must be thankful because through this justification we have also obtained many benefits that we once didn’t have because we were a stubborn and faithless people! Today all these benefits that we enjoy so dearly should quicken us all to give due diligence to make it sure to ourselves that we are justified and then to take the comfort it supplies us with! Justification takes away the guilt, and so makes way for peace with God! The quilt sin-plagued life we once had has been abolished! Now we are happy because we now have God as our friend through Jesus Christ His Son and the peace of God which passes all understanding will keep our hearts and mind through Jesus Christ! Through all this we now have access by faith into His grace that we stand in! Beloved, we are by nature children of wrath, and the carnal mind is enmity against God; but we are brought into it. We could not have got into it of ourselves, nor have conquered the difficulties in the way, but we stand in a humble confidence of this very thing that he who has begun the good work will perform it!! We also rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Those, and those only, that have access by faith into the grace of God now may hope for the glory of God hereafter. Believers who hope for the glory of God hereafter have enough to rejoice in now. It is the duty and responsibility of every child of God that hope for heaven to rejoice in that hope. Let your life for Jesus be a life full of the Joy that God has imparted to you!!

Romans 5:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

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2/19/2019

Isaiah 12:2 King James Version (KJV)

2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

The song writer once wrote…When I think of the goodness of Jesus and what He has done for me, my soul cries out hallelujah thank God for saving me!!! It is a wonderful feeling when a believer knows that they have God for their salvation, they enjoy themselves with a holy security and serenity of mind. Therefore, they let faith in God as their salvation become effectual in many ways because it silences their fears. We must trust God and not be afraid because the God we trust in will never fail us, there is no danger of that, we are not to be afraid of any creature, even though they are a threat to us. Faith in God is a sovereign remedy against any tormenting fears because He is there to support their hopes. When He became our Lord, He also became our strength and song. If we make God our strength and put our confidence in Him and we place all confidence in Him, He will become our Strength and Song! Beloved, God has often just cause to be angry with us, but we have never any reason to be angry with him, nor to speak otherwise than well of him; even when he blames us, we must praise him. Yes, its true,God sometimes gets angry with us, but His anger is soon turned away. When God’s anger is turn from us, then the return of his comforts comes to us, this ought to be the matter of our joyful thankful praises for He has become my strength and song! Isaiah knew this and He said,Behold,God is my Salvation!

Isaiah 12:1 King James Version (KJV)

12 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.

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2/18/2019

Psalm 86:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

When I think of the goodness of Jesus and what He has done for me, my soul cries out hallelujah, praise God for saving me!” Let us always entertain great thoughts of our great God, and be filled with holy admiration of our God who does great wonders; and let him alone have our hearts who is God alone. Man is bad, very wicked and evil and no mercy is to be expected from him; but thou, O Lord! are a God full of compassion, and gracious, in many cases men are barbarous, but God is gracious; men are false, but God is faithful. God is not only compassionate, but full of compassion, and in him mercy rejoices against judgment. He is long-suffering towards us, though many times we put aside his favour and provoke him to anger, and he is plenteous in mercy and truth, faithful in performing as he was free in promising. We ought to praise God, but we do it most feelingly when we observe how good he has been to us. In the words of David he said, “I will praise thee, O Lord my God! not only as the Lord, but as my God; and I will do it with all my heart; I will be ready to do it and cordial in it; I will do it with cheerfulness and liveliness, with a sincere regard to thy honour; for I will glorify thy name, not for a time, but for evermore. I will do it as long as I live, and hope to be doing it to eternity.” “Teach me thy way, O Lord! The way that thou has appointed me to walk in; when I am in doubt concerning it, make it plain to me what I should do; let me hear the voice saying, This is the way! Beloved reader today is a good day to look towards God and see that He indeed is a very merciful and loving God! Reach out to Him in your time of need !!

Romans 9:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

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2/17/2019

1 John 3:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

It is a difficult thing to understand why people sometimes act the way they do and then turn around and with a simple “I’m Sorry” they think they can cover their multitude of sin! God’s message is a simple one but not many people have an Idea of what God is talking about because they are blind in the mind! Everyone needs to learn from the lesson of Cain and Abel, Cain was born first then Abel but Cain turned out to be the wicked one! His ill will had no restraint and went on to accomplish murdering his younger brother! A heart that is ill willed will only teach a person to hate and have revenge what it should admire and imitate. So then why did he do this because his own works were evil and his brothers were righteous in Gods eyes!! Jealousy took over where love should have been in place! Jealousy derives from a spirit of Jealousy and it carries with it hatred and revenge and eventually murder!

The Bible says that God is Love, so as Gods creation and children we should love one another!! Keep love alive in you and your life and things will always be a whole lot better!!

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1 Thessalonians 4:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.


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2/16/2019

1 John 5:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

Certainly, there are many reasons why we serve the Lord, His death in our behalf, forgiveness of our sins, our salvation, just to mention a few, but one thing that all Christians will agree on is that we have been given a confidence that we never had before to be able to come before Him with our petitions and make them know before His very presence! What a tremendous privilege belonging to faith in Christ, namely, our audience in prayer: This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us, however, the matter of our prayer must be in agreement to the declared will of God. It is not right that we should ask what may be contrary either to his majesty and glory or to our own good, who are his and dependent on him. What needs to be understood is that through him our petitions are submitted and accepted of God. And then we may have confidence that the prayer of faith shall be heard in heaven and we know that if our petitions are heard or accepted is as good as to know that they are answered. It is so good to have this kind of assurance that when we ask for anything and it is done according to His will and within His guidelines, we will have it!! God will always see our honesty, faith, love, heart, and then our sincerity and above all our entire Christian walk! You want God to answer you speedily then examine yourself before you come into His presence with your petitions!

1 John 5:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

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02/15/2019

Psalm 37:25 King James Version (KJV)

25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

What is assured to us, through this scripture is that as instances of our happiness and comfort fall upon us these conditions will always prevail and we shall have the blessings of God. We shall experience Gods blessings as a Father who truly loves His children. The earth shall give up her increase if God, as our own God will give us His blessings and we all know that whom God blesses shall be blessed indeed! God will always keep us from total ruin by our own faults as His word declares” Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down”. God will be the strength of his heart when his flesh and heart fail, God will uphold him with his comforts, so that the spirit he has shall not fail before him. As we move through our latter years in age and we look back at our life and can honestly see the blessings of God falling upon His Children as promised. David was saying that He had not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging for bread for if they do have want God will raise up friends to supply them, without being exposed even of themselves to the low level of common beggars; or, if they go from door to door for meat, it shall not be with despair. God always has a way of pulling His children through though they are about to faint because of the weight of the pressure life sometimes brings upon them! This is why when we are in a good and stable condition, we must bless the Lord at all times! God is Good, Give Him all your Praises in the good times and the bad times!!! Better is up ahead!!!

Philippians 4:19 King James Version (KJV)

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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2/14/2019

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Living Bible (TLB)

4 Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, 5 never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. 6 It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. 7 If you love someone, you will be loyal to him/her no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him/her, always expect the best of him/her, and always stand your ground in defending him/her.

February fourteen has been considered the day of love and the scriptures above explain what love is all about! But love is not all this, there is more, as in the faithful Love of God toward all His creation! On this day many will turn to someone they truly love a lot and either bring flowers/candy and show their love towards that person in a very special way! Beloved, God has given us more than just flowers, He has given us His Love in a very special way and has given us all the essential needed to cope with life in this world plus eternal life! Today show Him your love by letting someone else know about the very best lover of your life! Have a great love day! Jesus Loves You, give Him all of your Love!

1 Corinthians 13:13 Living Bible (TLB)

13 There are three things that remain—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

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2/12/2019

Matthew 6:24 King James Version (KJV)

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Here we read about a proverb among the Jews, no man can serve two masters, much less two gods; for their commands will some time or other cross or contradict one another!! In this life everyone will make this decision however, let’s not forget that our decision, will dictate the following, according to the words of Jesus “Where your treasure is, on earth or in heaven, there will you heart be also”. Here is a breakdown of how your life will be governed by your choice… Acceptance with God is treasure in heaven, which can neither be corrupted nor stolen. .So what is mammon? Whatever is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, is mammon. . God says, “My son, give me thy heart.” Mammon says, “No, give it to me.” God says, “Be content with such things as ye have.” Mammon says, “Grasp at all that ever thou can” God says, “Defraud not, never lie, be honest and just in all thy dealings.” Mammon says “Cheat thine own Father, if thou can and gain by it.” God says, “Be charitable.” Mammon says, “Hold on to your own things: this giving takes away what you have!” God says, “Be anxious for nothing.” Mammon says, “Be anxious for everything.” God says, “Keep holy thy sabbath-day.” Mammon says, “Make use of that day as well as any other this way you will gain more.” Thus inconsistent are the commands of God and Mammon, so that we cannot serve both. Let us not then be between God and Baal, but choose ye this day whom ye will serve, and abide by our choice. Prefer God and enjoy you treasures in heaven!! God Bless!

Matthew 6:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break in or steal.

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2/11/2019

Isaiah 45:22 King James Version (KJV)

22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

With this scripture in mind we want to first of all understand that the God of Heaven is in no competition with any other god anywhere in the entire universe created by Him! For the comfort and encouragement of all God’s faithful worshippers, and those that still don’t know Him, God makes this declaration so that people who are still worshiping graven images will come out of that entanglement and be saved! Many who set up their gods of wood and then overlay it with gold, deck them with all kinds of ornaments and proceed to worship this false god, they pray to it who cannot save, for it cannot hear, he cannot help, he can do nothing for them are fallen into a trap of deception! The pray to them for relief but they have no power or capacity to relieve them! The only God of heaven is saying to all “Let them but look to me by faith and prayer, look above instruments and second causes, look away from all pretenders, and look up to me, and you shall be saved.” None besides is able to help. As he is a just God, so he is the Savior, who can save without the assistance of any, but without whom none can save. Those therefore have no sense of truth and falsehood, good and evil, no, nor of their own interest, that set up any god in competition with him. God spoke the following words…”for I am God and there is none else” !! Today is a good day to tear down your false altars and gods, accept Him as Savior and be saved!

Isaiah 45:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.


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2/10/2019

Philippians 4:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

We all know that this life and living in this world is not as easy as some say it is! Hardships, necessities of life, needs, wants, desires, sometimes bring the strongest of the strongest to their knees! Many don’t know how to cope with this life, they feel life has dealt them a bad card sort to speak! They sometimes say if I only knew this was coming, I would have done things a whole lot differently! Someone once said, I know I am going through rough waters and time has not been so gracious to me, but then he saw himself in the mirror, two arms, two legs, a head on his shoulder, two feet and two eyes to see, later in the day he saw a man asking for something to eat, had no hands, no feet, blind from birth, and some dirty clothes on his back and he broke down and just started to thank God for His mercy on him! Beloved, the grass in never greener on the other side, what you are going through today may be either rougher tomorrow or it may just go away! Sometimes, God allows us all to go through difficult times so that we can see life in a different manner and so that we can come around and acknowledge Him as our creator! Today as we read this word that the Apostle Paul wrote he was saying the following…. it’s not like I was ever in need of anything, all I know is I have learned to get along quite happily whether I have everything I need, or whether I have nothing to survive on, I have learned this one secret of life that whatsoever state I am in, I have learned to be content for I have God on My Side!!

Philippians 4:13 King James Version (KJV)

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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2/9/2019

2 Corinthians 4:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

It is totally unbelievable how many people actually reject the simplicity of the word of God but rather move forward to believing a lie! This is all because deception is always put forth and painted in such a manner that man will believe it and then swallows the fish, hook, line, sinker, fisherman and his boots! Beloved, Christ came to seek and to save that which is lost, and the gospel of Christ is sent forth to save such. However, the arch enemy satan will always look for a way to hide this truth from all people by blinding their minds. All persons that cannot see this are under the influence of him who is called the prince and the power of the air and as such his mission is to conquer the whole world but mans mind is in his way! He needs to conquer this in order to have power over the world! What he has done is keep man in darkness through deception from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of Christ! The Gospel of Jesus is the image of God, satan will do anything to block this from entering the mind of man! The design of the devil is to keep men in ignorance, and when he cannot keep the light of the gospel out of the world, he makes it his business to keep it out of the hearts of men. Don’t let this happen anymore in your life! Seek Christ!! Allow the light of truth to enter in, and you will be saved!!!

Jude 5 King James Version (KJV)

5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

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2/8/2019

Philippians 4:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again, I say, Rejoice.

One of the greatest privileges of being a Christian is that we can be glad that we accepted Jesus as our savior. Before this took place for many, our lives were always gloomy and full of despair with no sense of direction always turning in every direction and going nowhere! Many led a dull life full of hate and always full of anger! The thoughts were always taking out their revenge on the innocent and less privileged, always looking for a way out but finding all doors shut!! But one day Christ entered our lives and a new look, a new perspective and a new outlook arrived! Finally, the door we were always looking for just opened up and now things look different! Life is now very sweet, we are now alive in the spirit whereas we were once dead now we found a new life! Paul in this scripture writes and says that we are to “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice”. All our joy must always end in God; and our thoughts of God must be delightful thoughts. Delight thyself in the Lord in the multitude of our thoughts within us even when grievous and afflicting thoughts enter in his comforts delights our souls and our meditation of him is sweet. It is our duty and privilege to rejoice in God, and to rejoice in him always; at all times, in all conditions; even when we suffer for him, or are afflicted by him. Joy in God is a duty of great consequence in the Christian life; and Christians need to be again and again called to it. If good men have not a continual feast, it is their own fault. Rejoice in the Lord always; and again, I say Rejoice: it’s a command from God for all his children!!

Psalm 95:1 King James Version (KJV)

O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

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4/7/2019

Hebrews 12:1 King James Version (KJV)

12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

During the time of the Apostle Paul, there were many different types of sports activities that took place. Paul enjoyed all those who participated in them because he mentioned lots of sports in his writings. So, in this scripture he writes about running in a race because racing was one of the most active sports of his time! But he turns and addresses all Christians to run their race that is set before them in a certain manner because there is a prize at the end of the race! This race is a race of service and a race of sufferings and a course of active obedience. This race must be run with patience and perseverance. Patience to encounter the difficulties that lie in our way, to resist all temptations or turn aside. Faith and patience are the conquering graces, and therefore we must keep them as a lively exercise. A Christian must put aside all manner of sin and all concern for the body, the present life and world. Any sin that has the greatest influence on our life must be put aside in order to continue this race gracefully! Let us lay aside all external and internal hindrances that may hinder us from completing this race by looking unto him and we must set him continually before us as our example, and our great encouragement, we must look to him for direction, for assistance, and for acceptance, in all our sufferings. We must consider him, meditate much upon him, and reason with ourselves from his case to our own. This race before us was already run by Jesus and he has set the pace when He said, follow me and ye shall be my disciples!! Ready, Set, Go!

1 Corinthians 9:24 King James Version (KJV)

24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

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2/6/2019

Ephesians 2:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

In this scripture the apostle Paul makes his case concerning the change that we receive by accepting Christ as our Lord and Savior. He is actually saying that the glorious change that has taken placet in us by converting grace was not of ourselves neither was it the product of any natural abilities, nor of any merit of our own and therefore all boasting is excluded because he who glories must not glory in himself, but in the Lord! God himself is the author of this great and happy change, and his great love is the cause of it! We are his workmanship, he means in respect of the new creation not only as men, but as saints. The new man is a new creature; and God is its Creator. It is a new birth, and we are born of his will. In Christ Jesus, that is, on the account of what he has done and suffered, and by the influence and operation of his blessed Spirit we are now saved! Every converted sinner is a saved sinner. Therefore, we are delivered from sin and wrath we are brought into a state of salvation, and have a right given to us by grace to eternal happiness. Beloved, Paul calls this “a gift of God” and truly what a gift indeed it is! So today, if you are reading this and know that you need salvation and God is calling you, don’t delay, all you need is a repentant heart, faith and ask God for forgiveness of your sins, and this salvation grace will be yours and you shall be saved! You will become a new creation in Christ Jesus family! You will not regret it!!

Ephesians 2:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

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2/5/2019

John 8:32 King James Version (KJV)

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Who amongst us in this life today would not want but to hear things that are filled with truth rather than lies, hypocrisy and deception of words! Surely that can only be spoken of Jesus Himself for the Bible itself says “for he is not a man that He should lie! Listen, God did not send His Beloved Son into the world to be a deceiver, for the deceiver is satan himself and he is a liar from the pit of hell! Jesus words says to us that “we shall know the truth”, but the question is what truth! The truth is that He is who He said He is and that was God here on earth while He was still here to fulfill the redemption plan of mankind! But left His Spirit with us to carry on the work of saving lives from going to hell with satan! But the deceiver has blinded the minds of men that they can’t hear the truth! Jesus also made this statement “and the truth shall set you free”, free from satans bondage, free from all lies, free from sin, free to be who you really should be, free from deceptional spiritual bondage, free to worship Him, free to join God’s family, free from going to hell, free from the shackles of all enemies, free from all fears, all this and much more, liberty is yours because this is a gracious promise from Christ to all who continue and believe in His word. “ Ye shall know the Truth and The Truth shall set you free!  If you've been set free,  Just praise Him!!

John 14:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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2/4/2019

John 14:1-6 King James Version (KJV)

14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

This is a promise that will live itself out in a very short time from now. Many persons who have walked on the face of this planet have gone on to set up many roads that they too promise will lead others to these mansions in the sky! Yet their promises have only led people to be exactly at the point where Jesus said “Let not your heart be troubled”. All the different roads of religions of man will never lead a person in the right direction for they are only evil promises! Only Jesus’s promise will eventually prove itself! Jesus said “ if you believe in God, believe also in me.” But satan has blinded the minds of men that they can’t see the truth even if it stared them in the face! He further said “In my Fathers house are many mansions if it were not so, I would have told you”. No other man has dared to make this promise! Or even say the rest of the words He spoke because man can’t keep that kind of a promise for they are false pretenders! “ I go to prepare a place for you and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also! Beloved, These words will fulfill themselves very shortly. Will you see this take place in your life! You can, just accept, believe Jesus and His Word!

1 Corinthians 2:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

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2/3/2019

John 3 Living Bible (TLB)

After dark one night a Jewish religious leader named Nicodemus, a member of the sect of the Pharisees, came for an interview with Jesus. “Sir,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miracles are proof enough of this.”3 Jesus replied, “With all the earnestness I possess I tell you this: Unless you are born again, you can never get into the Kingdom of God.”4 “Born again!” exclaimed Nicodemus. “What do you mean? How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”5 Jesus replied, “What I am telling you so earnestly is this: Unless one is born of water and the Spirit,[a] he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. 6 Men can only reproduce human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven; 7 so don’t be surprised at my statement that you must be born again! 8 Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it will go next, so it is with the Spirit. We do not know on whom he will next bestow this life from heaven.” The truth of the matter is this do you really want this new life or are you just ready to let this pass by and take your chances at the judgment day of Jesus Christ! Deny Him now and you will remain at His mercy! In the meantime, we will continue to pray if you read these words you would make the right decision!

John 3:16 Living Bible (TLB)

16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son[a] so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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2/2/2019

Proverbs 24:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

There are many days in our lives that we let our guard down and despair and anxiety overtake us and it leads us to act irrational and we somehow let our hands down in gloom and we lose all strength to try and tackle the situation before us that we just plain give up! Today allow this word to give you the strength you need because we all know that in the of adversity, we are apt to faint, droop and be discouraged, lose interest in our work our spirit sinks and our knees grow very weary and feeble leading us to become unfit for anything! All this leads us to know that our strength is small and it needs to be strengthened in order to succeed. Some are so feeble that they can bear nothing; if a trouble does but touch them or should it be said threaten them, they immediately look the other way! Be of good courage therefore, and God shall strengthen they heart and give you the wisdom to overcome any situation! The God of Heaven is known as a “Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness that is who He is!! I you only lift your eyes beyond yourself or your problem and look un Him the author and finisher of your faith your problem will be gone before you present it to Him in your prayer! Don’t faint in the day of your adversity, even though your strength is small just remember with God all things are possible to him that believes! Then you can say, I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me! God Bless, we pray your spirit has been lifted up on this day of challenge!

Isaiah 35:3 King James Version (KJV)

3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

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2/1/2019

Romans 13:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

The word of God commands all of Christ’s followers and all persons, to “Watch and Awake” and be concerned about your souls and your eternal interest. He calls all to take heed of sin, and be ready and serious in that which is good, and to live in a constant expectation of the coming of our Lord. The bible says and “knowing the time”, meaning that at any time we should expect His soon appearance! It is time now to awake out of the sinful condition that many are in! Consider what time of day it is with us, and you will see it is high time to awake. It’s gospel time, it is the accepted time, it is working time; it is a time when more is expected than was in the times of that ignorance which God winked at, when people sat in darkness. It is high time to awake and be busy! It is time to awake, for we have slept enough! It is high time indeed, for behold the bridegroom cometh.” We are all cast into perilous times, where governments are breaking down and crime is running down the streets of their very government! We are in a time period where crime, murder, greed and all sorts of high sins are being committed all over the world. “The salvation we are upon the Bible claims… Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed—than when we first believed. Beloved, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand; therefore, it is time to dress up ourselves and be ready for judgment is close at hand! The time is to say, a word to the wise is sufficient! Will you wake up, and watch with those who are ready or will you remain Asleep!!

Luke 21:28 King James Version (KJV)

28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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1/31/2019

2 Peter 3:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

It is a fact all over the Bible that our God is always an on-time God! There is a major difference between God’s timing and man’s timing! Many have dedicated much time and many lost hours of sleep trying to figure out God’s timing! Beloved, God has a precise order of timing to perform all His acts and He has never depended on man, or the entire universe to dictate to Him when things should or will happen! Many are out in the world saying that the end of all things will happen on such and such a date not realizing that this is God’s business of order! One thing for sure The Lord is not slack concerning His Promise, because if He said it, He will bring it to pass! God has set an appointed time when He will come to judge the world this will happen but on His timing! God has never given us a time but it does tell us that the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. He is giving enough time and patience for the right time to come to put in His appearance. Repentance is absolutely necessary in order to be saved from this experience. Except we repent, we shall perish. God has no delight in the death of sinners: as the punishment of sinners is a torment to his creatures, a merciful God does not take pleasure in it. Though it is now above nineteen hundred years since this epistle was written, and the day has not yet come, rest assured it will come. God has appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in righteousness, and he will keep his appointment. You don’t want to experience this to come against you! Accept Him Now and be saved!!

2 Peter 3:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

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1/30/2019

Proverbs 15:1 King James Version (KJV)

15 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Nothing stirs up and enflames a person and brings even the closest friends apart than words that sow discord. Many times, hard words and statements that degrade a person cause the person to whom they are hurled at to retaliate and there we have the thunder before the real storm! The bible teaches us that when a person is provoked, speak gently to them and give them a good word, and they will be pacified. Grievous words with fire behind them will always stir up the anger of others, which only increase and inflame their own anger. A better judgment will be by the use of reasoning and a righteous cause better pleaded, with meekness then with passion: hard arguments do best with soft words. The Bible goes on to tell all persons that the tongue of the wise uses’ knowledge alright, but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness. It also tells us that He that is soon angry deals foolishly: homes and families are destroyed because of the fierceness of loud words that only bring division and stress to all parties. Nothing stirs up anger, and sows discord more quickly, like grievous words, calling foul names, and making threatening statement. Remember the scripture, A soft answer turns wrath away: but grievous words stir up anger! When a storm comes your way, keep calm, speak gently, and let God have His way in your behalf! We are also told that satan the destroyer of homes, families, friends and governments, goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour! When a situation gets out of hand give a soft answer it will help you! God Bless!! A word to the wise is sufficient!

Proverbs 13:3 King James Version (KJV)

3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

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1/28/2019

Proverbs 14:12King James Version (KJV)

2 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

This is so, so sad, but unfortunately, many have chosen this route for themselves because of lack of understanding. Many persons in the world find that the way they are headed is right to themselves, they please themselves by thinking that their opinions and practices are good enough! They feel that the way of worldliness and earthly practices, or the way of flesh pleasing, seems right to them, therefore its ok. They also think that they do no wrong and that in their own eye all will be well in the end. Beloved the real truth is that the bible says…”there is none that does good, no not one”. The Bible tells all men that their end is really fearful, and more so for their mistake, it is the way of death, eternal death: their iniquity will be their complete ruin, and they will perish with a lie in their right hand because self-deceivers will always prove in the end to be self-destroyers. The bible gives us this word of caution so that we will pay attention and not deceive ourselves in the great concerns of our souls by thinking all is well! What may seem a right path, may be the wrong path! There is only one right path to eternal life..Jesus son of God! Have you found this path?

John 3:3 King James Version (KJV)

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

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1/28/2019

Proverbs 25:28 King James Version (KJV)

28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

There is much talk today about building a wall in America to keep immigrants from crossing over and entering our borders. This has caused a great deal of havoc so far in our government and our nearby countries. The bible speaks about a spiritual wall that many have failed to build in our lives it too has its deadly consequences if not addressed properly. In the life of a Godly person who has a good character and is wise is one who knows how to have rule over his own spirit because he knows how to govern himself. His appetites and passions are all kept under control by him and does not allow them to rebel against his own reasoning or his conscience. He is one who has complete rule over his own thoughts and resentments and keeps them all in good order. These are spiritual walls that as children of God we need to build if we want to live peaceful lives! In the case of a bad person he never has rule over his spirit man, he allows temptations excess eating or drinking, has no government over himself, these things are allowed to enter in and bring havoc to the person! Let us pray that we build walls around our spirit man that we will not be broken down!

Galatians 5:25 King James Version (KJV)

25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

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1/27/2019

Proverbs 17:21 Death and live are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

The Bible teaches a lot about the tongue but not many are in tune with what it really says about this little member in our body! It says that man might do much good or bad to both himself or others depending on how he uses his tongue. Some people have brought on to themselves their own death by a foul tongue or even the death of someone else by a false tongue. Yet sometimes the use of the tongue has saved themselves or others by being in careful use of how they use their tongue. The bible also says “for in many things we offend all if any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man and able to bridle the whole body”in other words it knows how to control the use of this little member that it may not offend someone! The bible also tells us that although it is a little member it can start a fire of animosity because it becomes very boastful it is also a world of iniquity and it can set the whole course of nature on fire then it is set on fire from hell! What we are also taught is that by its misuse the whole of man can be drawn into sin and quilt! Many times, the affairs of mankind and societies are often thrown into confusion, and all is set on fire, by the tongue of men. Today as we hear the news many high profile figures are in deep trouble because of the use of their tongue. You have a tongue use it wisely, and to the Glory of God!

James 3:8-10 King James Version (KJV)

8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

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1/26/2019

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 King James Version (KJV)

8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

In these two verses we are given an account of courage and patience under all manner of sufferings that Christians would go through! Christ told those who were following Him that in the world they would have tribulation, “We are,” says the apostle, “troubled on every side, afflicted many ways, and we are met with almost all sorts of troubles; yet not distressed, because we can see our help in God.” “We are perplexed, often uncertain, and in doubt what will become of us, and not always without anxiety in our minds even in times of our greatest perplexities, we know that God is able to support us, and to deliver us, and in him we always place our trust and hope. “We are also going to be persecuted by other persons, sometimes even pursued with hatred and violence from place to place. Good Christians may be sometimes forsaken of their friends, as well as persecuted even by their own family but God will never leave them nor forsake them. “We sometimes feel dejected, or cast down; the enemy may be able to have some form of success where we reach a point that our spirits begin to fail us; there may be fears and wars within us between flesh and spirit; yet still we are not destroyed,”, Beloved whatever condition the children of God may be in, in this world, they have a full comfort themselves even if their case sometimes is bad, yea very bad, but not so bad as it might be. God will always prevail in our lives!! Faith kept them from fainting: We too have the same spirit of faith!! Keep the faith alive, don’t lose hope, Christ is not finished with you yet!

2 Corinthians 5:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

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1/25/2019

2 Corinthians 5:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Beloved, good Christians must enjoy the comforts of this life, and their relationship in this world, however with a holy difference. This is because we now have the love of Christ which is in our hearts, which is something that we didn’t know or have before! This is what accepting Christ in our lives represents a regenerating grace that creates a new world in our soul in other words all things are now new. Now the renewed man acts from new principles, by new rules, with new ends, and in new company. New outlooks, new perspectives, new objectives, new disciplines, new lifestyle, new direction, new walk, new dress code, new friends, new thoughts, new way talking, new joy, a new and closer understanding of what God has changed in our lives. We were once creatures of many old habits, but now with this new creation in our lives we look at things a whole lot different. We can say we were once blind to all these new surroundings around us but we thank God that at an appointed time He called us and changed us into the new creation He is still working in us! With each day we should be praising God for the new light that has opened our eyes to be able to see His grace and glory operating in us! For we were once in darkness but now we know that old things are now past away and all things are become new. It pays to be in Christ, for the half has not been told. There are new things awaiting us in the future for one day we shall walk on the gold we once wore as jewels! Here is a small preview….of what awaits us.

Revelation 21:21 King James Version (KJV)

21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

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1/24/2019

James 1:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

What we should seek after is and especially pray for is wisdom: The bible clearly states…If any lack wisdom, let him ask of God. Everyone who believes in God would want nothing more than to have a good share of wisdom especially when facing great trials or having to make difficult decisions or in guiding him or her in judging of things. Certainly, also in the ruling over his own spirit and temper, and in the management of his affairs? To be wise in trying times is a special gift of God, this is why we must seek for it. We should never ask it of man,” not of any man, but, “Let him ask of God,” who made him, and gave him his understanding and reasonable powers at first, of him in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Let us confess our want of wisdom to God and daily ask it of him. The promise above is very sure, taking this along with us in our daily activities then wisdom shall be given to those who ask it of God, provided they believe that God is able to make the simple wise, and is faithful to make good his word to those who ask of him. Again, we must not ask in a weakly manner but ask Him in a very positive way and God will give according to His wisdom the measure of wisdom to those He knows very well! Have you asked God for your portion! He is waiting on you! This is what Solomon asked for, then he became the wisest of the wisest.

Proverbs 8:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

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1/23/2019

Jeremiah 17:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, have a distinct difference from those who still live in the abundance of the world and all it has to offer! Many Christians have acquired a direct dependency on God through Jesus that all trust is placed in the Lord! Therefore, the duty required of all Christians is to trust in the Lord, to do our duty to him and then depend upon him to bear us out in doing so! It is also to make the Lord our hope, his favour the good we hope for and his power the strength we hope in. There is a peaceful comfort that comes with the doing of this duty. As Christians we not only completely trust in the Lord but have made Him our hope in this journey we are in! The bible compares those that trust in the Lord as a choice tree that is planted by the waters! One that is well cared for with the best soil, a tree with plenty of space to spread its roots, and there they find peace, and serenity of mind, always green and one that will always put forth plenty of good fruit, because they are planted by the rivers of God that never run dry! They shall be fruitful in holiness, and in all good works. Those who trust in God, by faith receive strength and grace from him, they shall not cease from yielding fruit; they shall still be enabled to do that which will be to the glory of God, the benefit of others, and their own account. Beloved, it is pure folly to trust in man, for he is not only frail, but also false and deceitful.

2 Samuel 22:3 King James Version (KJV)

3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

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1/22/2019

Job 11:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

It is amazing how many people in the world today have fixed in their minds that somehow, they have gotten to know God so well, that they feel they have Him all figured out and nobody can tell them anything about Him for they know Him all too well! But when they really try to know Him they find out He is an incomprehensible Being, infinite and immense, whose nature and perfections our little mind or our understandings cannot possibly form any adequate conceptions of God. We can never fiqure out how he acts or how He will pass a judgement on any issue because we are so little acquainted with His divine nature that we easily talk of things that we do not understand for the bottom line is we cannot find out God. God’s nature infinitely exceeds the capacities of our understandings: “Canst thou find out God, find him out to perfection? No, so what can you do? What can you know? We are very poor, weak, short-sighted creatures. Many are ever so inquisitive after him, ever so desirous and industrious to find him out! We may, by searching find God, but we cannot find him out in anything he is pleased to conceal; we may apprehend him, but we cannot comprehend him; we may know that he is, but cannot know what he is. The eye can see the ocean but not see over it. We may, by a humble, diligent, and believing search, find out something of God, but cannot find him out to perfection; we may know, but cannot know fully, what God is, nor find out his work from the beginning to the end. For God is unsearchable!!! Just Trust and Obey Him and His Word !!

Isaiah 40:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?

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1/21/2019

Psalm 34:17-19 Living

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17 Yes, the Lord hears the good man when he calls to him for help and saves him out of all his troubles.18 The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking; he rescues those who are humbly sorry for their sins. 19 The good man does not escape all troubles—he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.

All good people are under God’s special favour and protection. God takes special notice of good people, and takes notice of those who have their eyes always towards Him. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, to direct and guide them, to protect and keep them. Parents that are very fond of a child will not let it be out of their sight; so are all of God’s children ever from under his eye, but on them he looks over them with a watchful and tender concern. The righteous cry, and the Lord hears them and His ears are open to their prayers, to receive them all, and to receive them readily and with delight. The Lord, He not only takes notice of what we say, but is ready for us to receive and answer to our prayer. He is near to those that are of a broken heart and a contrite spirit. and saves them. God is always ready to rescue His children and they shall be delivered out of all their troubles. Surely all of Gods children have their share of crosses in this world, perhaps some a greater share than others. In this world we shall have tribulation, that they may be conformed both to the will of God and to the example of Christ. It is the constant practice of good people, when they are in distress, to cry unto God, and it is their constant comfort that God hears them and they know that their prayers don’t fall on death ears. We all need to ask God for forgiveness and He will hear our tender cry! Praise Him for He loves you!!!

Psalm 34:6 Living Bible (TLB)

6 This poor man cried to the Lord—and the Lord heard him and saved him out of his troubles.

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1/20/2019

1 Chronicles 4:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

There are four things Jabez prayed for that perhaps we too should pray for…That God would bless him indeed: “That, blessing, thou would bless me, bless me greatly with multiple and abundant blessings.” It could be that Jabez remembered the promise God made to Abraham, In blessing, I will bless thee. We should all pray like Jabez “Let that blessing of Abraham come upon me.” Beloved spiritual blessings are always the best blessings. God’s blessings are real things and produce real effects in our lives. Those whom he blesses are blessed indeed. Secondly, He prayed, that he would enlarge his coast, in other words that God would prosper his doings to be increased either by physical work or his spiritual labor. We should also pray that God would open our hearts, and help us see clearly the kingdom of God, this too ought to be our desire and prayer. Thirdly, that God’s hand might be with him. God’s hand with him represented the presence of his power. Beloved, God’s hand needs to be with us, to lead us, protect us, strengthen us and guide us. Fourth, that he would keep him from evil, the evil of sin, the evil of trouble, all the evils of satan, that they might not hurt him, nor grieve him, nor make him a Jabez indeed, a man of sorrow: God granted him that which he requested, prospered him remarkably, and gave him success in his labors, in his studies, in his worldly business. God is always ready to hear prayer, and his ear is not yet heavy. How are your prayers working for you?

Psalm 34:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

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1/19/2019

Jeremiah 29:12-13 King James Version (KJV)

12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

There are many things to seek God for, so He lays down this one truth, He will hear and listen to your prayer! We often do not know our own thoughts, nor know our own mind, but God is never at any uncertainty within himself. We are sometimes ready to fear that God’s heart concerning us is always against us; but he knows exactly the opposite concerning his own people, that they are thoughts of good and not of evil; as a matter of fact even that which seems evil is meant for good. When things are at their worst in your life they will begin to heal; and he will allow us to see the glorious perfection of our deliverance He has perfected. Then shall you call upon me, and you shall go, and pray unto me. Beloved, When God is about to give his people the expected answer to their prayers, He always pours out a spirit of prayer as in “then you shall call upon me, and I will hearken unto you, and I will be found of you.” God has said it, and we must depend upon it, seek and you shall find. Here is something to put into practice in our lives, from God Himself,” you shall find me when you shall search for me with all your heart.” In seeking God, we must search for him and look for Him with a diligent search, ask for directions in seeking him. We must continue seeking, as those that search for God with all their heart putting forth all that is within them in prayer, and those who thus seek God shall find him, and shall find in him their help in time of need!

Jeremiah 32:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?

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1/18/2019

Joshua 1:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Success, usually doesn’t come that easy. We all want to achieve a lively amount of success in this life! We want to prosper and be what God wants us to be! But it seems like the harder we work to attain to become successful the further behind we get! A short cartoon once said…God put me on this earth to achieve just a few things but right now I’m so far behind I don’t think I’ll ever die! The sad thing is we are all appointed once to die! However, God gave us a remedy for us to prosper and become a success in all the work He has given us, but many have failed to follow His wisdom or His instructions! The promises God makes here to Joshua is for his encouragement that he should be sure of the presence of God with him in this great work to which he was called to perform. God told Joshua “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you! Today God has called us to be workers for His kingdom with the promise that if we are faithful to His Word and keep all His commandments by meditating on them day and night then God will show us what true success and prosperity is really like! But we must observe to do according to all that is written therein! Will you continue to cry in your failures or are you ready to follow Gods Word and be the success, not what you want to be, but what He wants you to be! It’s really all up to you! God will be there!

Jeremiah 26:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

1/17/2019

Galatians 5:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

As a child and follower of Christ, there are many things that must be understood carefully in order to walk in the footsteps of Christ! One thing that comes to mind is that there is in every one of us a struggle between the flesh and the spirit. The flesh, which is the corrupt and carnal part of us, strives against the spirit and it opposes all the works of the Spirit, and resists everything that is spiritual. On the other hand, the spirit the renewed part of us is against the flesh, and opposes the will and desire of the flesh this is the reason we sometimes cannot do the things that we would want to do in Christ! In other words, there is still a struggle between the old nature and the new nature. The Apostle Paul said it best.. This I say, then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. “You must expect a struggle between flesh and spirit as long as you are in the world, the flesh will be lusting against the spirit as well as the spirit against the flesh. These are two opposite attracts! But those that are Christ’s, have crucified the flesh with its affections and lusts. We must apply these words out of the word of God.. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit; that is, “If we profess to have received the Spirit of Christ, or that we are renewed in the Spirit of Christ, then let us make our walk in this world show the proper fruits of the Spirit in our lives. May this devotional help you walk in the spirit as you follow in the steps of Christ!

Galatians 5:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

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Matthew 17:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

In order to bring us some insight to this verse of scripture we must first make it our devotion to do all things to the glory of God by moving through two things that go together, Hope and Faith. Faith and hope go together; two things that are the object of our hope and the object of our faith. Together they form a firm persuasion and expectation that God will perform all that he has promised to us in Christ; and this persuasion is so strong that it gives the soul a kind of possession and present reality of those things, they also give a believer a sense of them: so that believers are filled with joy unspeakable and full of glory. Beloved, when Jesus spoke these words, he was giving His disciples added strength to fight the good fight of faith. He was actually saying to them and to us today, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye shall do wonders, but only “If you have a lively growing faith, not dead, flat, or flavorless, then you will not be disappointed. “If you have but a grain of true faith, though so little that it was like that which is the smallest of all seeds, you would also perform miracles.” If ye have ever so little of this faith in sincerity, and if ye truly rely upon the powers committed to you by the Holy Spirit, ye shall say to this mountain be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea it will obey you. Even diabolical forces, sicknesses or diseases will be no match for you! Do you believe this? We pray God will help us take Him at his word, let this devotional revolutionize your faith to a new level by the word of God!

Hebrews 11:1 King James Version (KJV)

11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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Daily Devotional

1/15/2019

Isaiah 35:3-4 King James Version (KJV)

3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

The more we look upon by faith at the glory of the Lord and His supreme excellency the more joyful and the more fruitful shall we be. The word of God here calls us to strengthen those that are of weak hands, to strengthen those which are unable either to work, or help themselves with life’s necessities many of them can hardly lift up themselves in prayer because of their feeble knees, which keep them from being capable of either to stand or walk. The gospel furnishes us with strengthening words and considerations, and shows us where strength is laid up for us. Among true Christians there are many that have weak hands and feeble knees, that are yet but babes in Christ; but it is our duty to strengthen our brethren not only to bear with them that are weak, but to do what we can to strengthen them. We are to encourage them to “Be strong, and fear not.” Fear is weakening; the more we strive against it the stronger are both going to get! It is our duty also to strengthen ourselves, to lift up the hands which hang down, by this we will improve the strength God has given us. We are also called to recharge those that are timid and discouraged. Beloved, there is enough in the gospel to silence all the fears that may want to overtake us! Always remember that “Your God will come with vengeance. God will appear for you against your enemies, He will recompense you of both your injuries and your losses.” He will come and save us.!! God will take the work into his own hands. Your God will come, who pleads your cause and owns your interest, even God himself, who is God alone He will do this!!

Isaiah 25:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

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01/14/2019

Proverbs 3:5-6 King James Version (KJV)

5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Here we find some very encouraging words to those that have learned to give of themselves over to God almighty! By faith, those who are His children must place an entire confidence in His wisdom, His power, and His goodness, giving ourselves a complete assurance that his provisions to all His children will always be there. We must therefore trust in the Lord with all our hearts we must believe that he is able to do what he says He will, according to his promise, especially to do what is best for us, if we love him, and serve him. We must, with an entire submission depend upon him to work out all things for us, therefore we must not lean to our own understanding, as if we could, do anything of our own accord, and without God, help ourselves, and bring our needs to a good conclusion. It is by prayer that we must ask his advice and beg direction from him, not only when the case is difficult for we many times know not what to do during trying times. Gods children who put themselves under His divine guidance shall always have the benefit of it. God will give them that wisdom which is profitable to direct their paths! Our eye must be ever towards God; to him we must, in everything, make our requests known. For our encouragement to do this, it is promised, “He shall direct thy paths, so that thy way shall be safe and good and the result will be happy at last.

Proverbs 3:24 King James Version (KJV)

24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

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01/13/2018

John 10:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

We have all heard or maybe had a bad experience where a thief has broken into your property and taken from you some valuable possessions that you worked very hard for! Beloved these mischievous people will aim to fulfill whatever plans they lay, what pains will they take, what hazards will they run, their wicked pursuits is uncaring to them! They will have no regard how they gain entry they enter not by the door, but climb up some other way, at a window, or some break in the wall. How industrious are wicked people to do mischief! In the process sometimes, they kill the innocent! Jesus says that He has come that those who accept Him and believe in Him He will give them a new life to enjoy themselves and then enjoy the abundance it has to offer in a rewarding way! As Christians we must be aware of the main thief called satan! He is out to steal, your salvation, joy, peace, happiness, Love, faith, health, family, possessions, and the very things God has given you, satan wants to take away from you, then he will kill you! Beloved we are the sheep of His pastures but we lay much exposed to thieves and robbers; crafty seducers that trample and deceive. Thank God that The great Shepherd of the sheep takes wonderful care of the flock and of all that belong to it. God is the great Shepherd we must stay close to him! Satan wants to take from you your eternal life because of his jealousy towards Christ and you!

John 10:29 King James Version (KJV)

29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

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1/12/2018

Psalm 118:5-6 King James Version (KJV)

5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

David as a man of God surely went through many trials, troubles, and distresses but as we read this scripture, we need to focus on what its message is all about! There are many who, when they are lifted up, care not for hearing or speaking of their former depressions; but David takes time to remember his own low estate. Beloved, Satan is the great enemy that is always attacking us by his temptations, to bring us down from our position that we may fall from our God and from our comfort in him; and, if God had not upheld us by his grace, satans attacks would have been fatal to us. In the middle of all his distresses David called upon the Lord, God heard his prayer and the Lord answered him, and set him in a large place (a spiritual place) where he had room to gather himself, room to enjoy himself, and room to thrive; and the large place was very comfortable because the place he was brought to out of distress was inside his own spiritual mind! It was there where the Lord helped him. Helped him to keep his composure and maintain his ground. Our spiritual enemies would have been our ruin if God had not been our helper. God preserved his life when there was but a step between him and death. Beloved, when the Lord is on our side, we will not fear what man can do to us! If we are on God’s side, he is on ours; if we be for him and with him, he will be for us and with us!

Romans 8:31 King James Version (KJV)

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us!

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1/11/2018

1 Peter 1:15-16 King James Version (KJV)

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

It is a great favor of God to be called by divine grace out of a state of sin and misery and into the possession of all the blessings of the new covenant. However, unless we forget with great favors from God also come strong obligations because they enable as well as demand from us to be holy. Be you holy in all manner of living out your life. But the question here is… Who is it that can be found to qualify for this calling? This is something that the children of God ought to prove themselves to be such by their obedience to God, by their present, constant, universal obedience everywhere. The best of God’s children have had their times of lust and ignorance, when the whole scheme of their lives and their way of living, was only to accommodate and gratify themselves and their unlawful desires and vicious appetites, being grossly ignorant of God and themselves, of Christ and the gospel. The grace of God in calling a sinner is a powerful calling to holiness. Complete holiness should be the desire and duty of every Christian. As your devotion to God today, let us be holy; in all civil and religious affairs, in every condition, prosperous or reverse towards all people, friends and enemies; in all our business practices we still must be holy. We must be holy, as God is holy: we must imitate him, though we can never equal him. He is perfectly, unchangeable, and eternally holy; and we should follow after such a desire in order to be pleasing unto Him! Is this your desire?

Ephesians 1:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

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1/10/2018

Romans 5:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Beloved this particular scripture is making a declaration of the condition of all sinners especially the character we were under when Christ died for us! We were without strength and in a sad condition; and, worse yet, we were altogether unable to help ourselves out of that condition—lost, and no visible way open for our way out of our deplorable condition, we were all in a desperate manner and, therefore our salvation came in due time. God’s time to help and save is when those that are to be saved are without strength, so that his own power and grace may be the more magnified. So as the scriptures says “But God commended his love towards us, He not only proved his love but magnified it and made it illustrious and through this God says… “Now my creatures shall see that I love them, I will give them something they will never be able to turn away from.” I will send My son to die in their place and they shall be saved from the wrath of hell and damnation. It is the wrath of God that is the fire of hell; it is the wrath to come. Beloved, Christ has done all that was required on his part to be done now immediately upon our believing, we are actually put into a state of justification and reconciliation. Justified by his blood. Our justification is credited to the blood of Christ because without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins! Its up to you to avoid the wrath to come!

Colossians 1:21 King James Version (KJV)

21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

1/9/2018

Matthew 19:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

This story relates to a rich person who asked Jesus the question above. Jesus uses this incident with the rich young man to instruct his disciples regarding the dangers of acquiring wealth. It will be difficult (though not impossible) for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God, since those who have wealth feel like they can easily enter in because of their wealth. Jesus had to respond to this person and the answer He gave him was not one he was expecting to hear...”go sell all that you posses and give it to the poor” Jesus recognized that the one thing that was standing between this man and eternal life was love for his possessions. Jesus assured his disciples that those who have forsaken all things to come after him will be well rewarded, in blessings both in the present life and of the life to come. We must prefer the heavenly treasures before all the wealth and riches in this world. This young man had all the right desires, but he went away with much sorrow! He wanted to follow Christ and was ready to part on his way with Christ, but he had much in the way of possessions but it wasn’t that he had much possessions but rather that the possessions had him lock stock and barrel! So sad, for a person who also has committed a grievous sin and can’t come to grips with it he too will also walk away sorrowful! What would the sorrow be like then when he loses everything and all hopes of eternal life are gone too? What will you do if you find yourself in this position?

Matthew 19:24 King James Version (KJV)

24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL

1/8/2018

Romans 12:2 King James Version (KJV)

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

There is a saying in the world that says...” you can’t teach old dogs new tricks” this may be true cause even dogs that become very well trained are hard to break out of what they are already trained to do! But then again dogs don’t have the capabilities of a human mind to think and reason things out intelligently as humans do. There are two words that will represent the renewing of the mind…”Conversion and Sanctification”, this lets us know that the change must not be of substance but of the qualities of the soul! These bring on new dispositions and inclinations, new sympathies and antipathies; the understanding becomes enlightened, the conscience is softened, the thoughts rectified; the will bowed to the will of God, and the affections made spiritual and heavenly: so that the man is not what he was—old things are passed away, all things are become new; now he acts from new principles. This is the life transformed! When this takes its place then you will be transformed and now you are ready to prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Transformation of the Mind, let it happen!!!

2 Corinthians 5:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

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1/7/2018

2 Corinthians 5:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

It is very interesting to know that as a person receives Christ into their lives, they will without a doubt expect changes to happen to them. We have all experienced a change from an old year into a new year and many of those things which were not a proper way of life in the past year would welcome changes to take place in this new year! The Apostle Paul preached that Jesus’ suffering as the Messiah changed people’s lives: “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation”! This change does not lead a person to become a new kind of “super-spiritual” human being, but to becoming like Christ and not remember the former things, for Christ promised, “Behold I make all things new” which means that we have already participated in the passing away of the old ways and the arrival of  new things to look forward to! For all who accept to make this change must know that the new covenant, made possible by Christ’s death, is the inauguration of the new creation. Expect changes to take place, in the way of becoming a loving person, caring, kind, honest, moral, God fearing, bible believing, humble, heaven bound ,integrity filled, just to mention a few, and whatever else the “new things” are they must certainly include a new life of growing in complete obedience to God brought about by the Holy Spirit. When a person is converted to God, then the veil of ignorance is taken away; the blindness of the mind, and the hardness of the heart, are cured and the process of change begins to take place! Are you ready for the change or will you continue in darkness?

2 Corinthians 3:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

1/6/2019

Mark 8:36 King James Version (KJV)

36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Beloved, there is a right time for everything: 2 A time to be born; A time to die; A time to plant; A time to harvest;3 A time to kill; A time to heal; A time to destroy; A time to rebuild;4 A time to cry; A time to laugh; A time to grieve; A time to dance;5 A time for scattering stones; A time for gathering stones; A time to hug; A time not to hug;6 A time to find; A time to lose; A time for keeping; A time for throwing away;7 A time to tear; A time to repair; A time to be quiet; A time to speak up; 8 A time for loving; A time for hating; A time for war; A time for peace. Finally, what does one really get from hard work? 10 I have thought about this in connection with all the various kinds of work God has given to mankind. 11 Everything is appropriate in its own time. But though God has planted eternity in the hearts of men, even so, many cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. 12 So I conclude that, first, there is nothing better for a man than to be happy and to enjoy himself as long as he can; 13 and second, that he should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of his labors, for these are gifts from God.14 And I know this, that whatever God does is final—nothing can be added or taken from it; God’s purpose in this is that man should fear the all-powerful God Don’t take God for granted, Accept His son and be saved from what’s coming!!

Ecclesiastes 3:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

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1/5/2018

2 Peter 3:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

As Christian followers of Christ we must always be prepared to give every man an answer for the reason why we believe in what we believe. It’s never easy to communicate with other people the facts of our belief! We face much in the way of ridicule, scoffing and just plain persecution. We also are forewarned how far they will proceed: they will attempt to shake and unsettle us, even as to our belief of Christ’s second coming; they will scoffingly say, Where is the promise of his coming? Just as recent as yesterday scientist were trying to dismantle Christianity by looking everywhere to try and find the bones of Jesus! What sort of persons they are: they walk after their own lusts, they follow the devices and desires of their own hearts, and carnal affections, they are out to prove Jesus instructions to be false. Listen, Its only satan at work! Beloved, till our Lord shall have come, they will not themselves believe that he will come; they will laugh at the very mention of his second coming, and do what in them lies to put out of synch those who seriously believe and wait for Him. It is probable that they will at last grow tired of their opposition; Christians have a promise to rest upon, but they will still attack us, even to the end of time. Today stand firm for It is hard to persuade men to believe what they are not willing to find true; they are ignorant, in many cases, because they are willing to be ignorant, and they do not know because they do not care to know. He is coming soon!!

Ecclesiastes 8:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

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1/4/201

Luke 9:62 King James Version (KJV)

62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

If we mean to follow Christ, we must lay aside the thoughts of great things in the world, and not upon making anything more than heaven of our home, we must expect to enter into the kingdom of heaven through many tribulations, must deny ourselves, and take up our cross daily! Christ asked many of them to follow him. Some made excuses, though they wanted to follow Him! One asked Him let me first go bury my father, Jesus replied, let the dead bury the dead. Another asked Him let me go and say goodbye to my family, Jesus replied, “no man putting his hands to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Beloved, no excuses must be admitted against a present obedience to the call of Christ. All of us have many things we want to accomplish before we make a complete commitment to Christ! However, it is these things that we have on our minds that will only bring us back to the same place before accepting Christ! Christ has to avert anything that will keep you from following Him in full obedience! Harsh answers will sometimes be the only solutions a person may have to hear in order to get their life straight and follow Him faithfully. Sometimes our prayers receive a “NO” answer because He knows what’s best for us! Those who begin with the work of God must make up their minds to go on with it, or they will make nothing of it. Looking back inclines to drawing back, and drawing back is to perdition. Those are not fit for heaven who, having set their faces heavenward, turn around. But he, and he only, that endures to the end, shall be saved.

Luke 9:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

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1/3/2018

James 4:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Beloved, God who is full of all wisdom never let man know what events are stored up for us in the near future or in our current time, in any given year or even how long we have to live on this earth! We may plan for this or that we may even know what we intend to do, but a thousand things may happen to prevent us from achieving what we plan! As a matter of fact, not one person is fully sure of life itself, because we as flesh, bones and blood, the bible goes a further distance and describes us as a vapor, or something in appearance, but nothing solid nor certain, our life is so easily scattered and gone. We can fix the hour and minute of the sun’s rising and setting to-morrow, but we cannot fix the certain time of a vapor being scattered; such is our life: it appears but for a little time, and then vanisheth away; it vanisheth as to this world, but there is a life that will continue in the other world; and, since this life is so uncertain, it concerns us all to prepare and lay up in store for that to come. We are taught to keep up a constant sense of our dependence on the will of God for life, and all the actions and enjoyments of it: this is why we should all be saying, If the Lord wills, we shall live, and do this, or that. “You ought to say this in your hearts at all times, especially in your constant prayers and devotions, that if the Lord will give you His blessings, you have such and such plans and hopes and dreams to accomplish.” Therefore, to be obedient and serious in what we say, it is good to express ourselves when we have to but we need to let God take control of this vapor and let Him direct it where He wills! God Bless!

Romans 8:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

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1/2/2019

John 3:3 King James Version (KJV)

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

We are now entering our second day of 2019, a brand new year a brand new day and a lot to encounter throughout the year. God in His word through Jesus spoke these words above to a very distinguished person in Nicodemus. Nicodemus belonged to the highest governing body of the Jewish people, the Sanhedrin. Many of these Jewish leaders were bound by tradition and legalism. Which is why Jesus came to free men and women from slavery to sin and from the chains of legalism. It is so great to be able to see a new year where we can leave 2018 with its chains behind us and be free from many things that always held us back as prisoners against our will! Many made their resolutions to change their direction in which they were headed! Beloved, Salvation is God’s business. Grace is His idea, His work, and His expense. He offers it to whom desires, when He desires. Our job in the process is to inform the people, not screen the people. We are all facing a new year ahead but no one knows what lies ahead, but this one thing we do know, the words of Jesus says it all “except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” ! God has given us all this gift of accepting Him and receive a Brand New Birth where you will become ready and able to see the kingdom of God. The question posed here is, you have seen the entry of a new year but will you see or enter the kingdom of God? It’s all up to you. Don’t pass this up! God Bless!

John 3:16 KJV

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”.

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1/1/2019

Isaiah 43:18-19 King James Version (KJV)

18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

With the passing of 2018 and the entrance of a new year 2019 let us now concentrate on these words of God through the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah looked ahead to the time when Jesus would bring justice to the world. Isaiah pointed out that although the Israelites were unfaithful to God, God would still deliver them from captivity. What we all need to understand is that God never gives up on us. He always pursues us when we wander from Him, always drawing us back so that we can do what He has planned for us to do. Behold, I will do a new thing; Beloved, God made you and broke the mold. He alone has brought you this far to see the light of this new year 2019. “The LORD looks from heaven; He Sees all the sons of men. From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth; He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works every single baby is a brand-new idea from the mind of God. Scan history for your replica; you won’t find it. God tailor-made you. He “personally formed and made each one”. You are it! And if you aren’t you, we don’t get you.  Thank God for the lengths He went to bring you to Himself. This new year, reflect on the extreme measures Jesus took to purchase your salvation. Remember, that as you go through each day, Jesus continues to work in your life helping you be the you that you never thought you would be. It’s just the way God works. Bless Him and just simply be you! Praise Him and Adore Him! Happy New Year.

1 John 3:1 King James Version (KJV)

3 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

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12/31/2018

Philippians 3:13-14 King James Version (KJV)

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Another year is now closing down tonight and soon a new year will fill the void! But as we face this new year it would be a wise decision to seek God concerning our new year in respect to any hopes, visions, desires, dreams or even new goals. In order to be successful in any of these we should put those things which failed in 2018 behind us and press on to the mark of the high calling which is in Christ Jesus. Some things to consider as this new year is approached would be to have a lively Hope and vision! Two key words that will energize any desire of the heart of any person. I’m sure we all have at one point of this past year lost hope, vision and we threw in the towel, chucked it in, gave it up in something we thought would work to the best in our behalf! This does not mean you are a loser or a failure, what needs to happen is we need to activate our hope by re energizing our vision! The bible says “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when desire comes it is a tree of life”, It also says that …without a vision the people perish! This new year 2019 seek God seriously concerning your goals for this new year! 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; Expect changes and to happen! God will do something new in your life this coming year! God Bless, Happy New Year!

1 Thessalonians 2:19 King James Version (KJV)

19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

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12/30/2018

Matthew 24:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Tomorrow is the last day of the year 2018 everyone will be anxiously waiting for the arrival of 2019. Fireworks, parties, lots of drinking to forget the past year, of failed relationships, illnesses, financial woes, loss of loved ones, weather disasters, the list is long that many just want to plain forget 2018. Bring on the new year with its woes is what many are saying not knowing what exactly might be in the future but prepared to bring in the new year! On a brighter side, Beloved, here we read where Jesus prophesied about the Second Coming. He delivered this teaching from the Mount of Olives, where the prophet Zechariah predicted that the Messiah would stand when He came to establish His kingdom. Christians need to be watchful and prepare for Jesus’ return, because we don’t know when it will be. Hope of the future is not a license for irresponsibility in the present. Let us wait forwardly, but let us wait. But for most of us, waiting is not our problem Or, maybe it should say, waiting is our problem. We are so good at waiting that we don’t wait forwardly. We forget to look. We are so patient that we become complacent. We are too content. We seldom search the skies. We rarely run to the temple. We seldom, if ever, allow the Holy Spirit to interrupt our plans and lead us to worship so that we might see Jesus. We must wait patiently but not so patient that we lose our vigilance. Nor so vigilant that we lose our patience. In the end, the prayer of Simeon was answered. “Simeon took the baby in his arms and thanked God; ‘Now, Lord, you can let me, your servant, die in peace as you said’” for I have seen the salvation of our Lord! The Gospel is now preached almost everywhere and the end is very, very near! If Jesus were to return today, would you be prepared for His arrival !!

Matthew 16:3 King James Version (KJV)

3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

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12/29/2018

Jeremiah 17:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

They say in life who loses the roof wins the stars. Sometimes you lose what you did not want, but you conquer what you never imagined. Not everything depends on a time, but an attitude. Time is like a river, you will never touch the same water twice. Beloved, Enjoy every minute of your life, do not look for perfect people, but those who know their true value. Maintain four loves: God, life, family and friends. God because he is the owner of life, life because it is short, the family because it is unique and friends because they are rare! Bottom line is in heaven, we will thank God for the pain that we experienced on earth, then we will say to him, ‘Thank you so much for this little pain I didn’t understand at the time; I now see that these were the most precious things in my life.’ I do think that any fairly mature Christian can look back on his or her life and identify some moment of suffering that made them much closer to God than they had ever thought possible. Jeremiah cried out, heal thou me, and then I shall be healed; the cure will certainly be manifested if you seek Him; it will be a thorough cure and not a light one. Those that come to God to be healed ought to be abundantly satisfied in the all-sufficiency of their physician. This new year coming in let us draw closer to Him, for His healing powers will always be the same! Be thou Healed in the name of Jesus.! “For thou art my praise, and for that reason I desire to be healed and saved, that I may live and praise thee. Is this the desire of your heart for the new year ahead?

Psalm 30:2 King James Version (KJV)

2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.


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12/28/2018

Revelation 21:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Here we read in the scripture above where God puts His seal of approval on what is being spoken, “These words are faithful and true” then He follows up and says…It is done, in other words what he is saying is as sure as if it were done already. People usually say, “God said it, that settles it” Case closed!! We should take God’s promises as true if He has said that he makes all things new, it is a done deal! His full stamp of approval is given to us by His signature, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. As it was his glory that he gave the rise and beginning to the world and to his church, it will be his glory to finish the work that was begun, and not to leave it imperfect. Men may begin projects which they can never bring to perfection; but the counsel of God shall stand, and he will fulfill all his pleasures for if He didn’t, He would cease to be the Alpha and Omega. It would be inconsistent with the goodness of God, and his love to his people, to create in them a holy joy and heavenly desires, and then deny them their proper satisfaction. Beloved here is what is at stake…when we have overcome our present state and difficulties, he promises to give us of the fountain of the water of life freely. By freely, it means we are getting a free gift of God: He gives of the water of life freely; this will not make it less but more grateful to his people. This means that The people of God then will lie at the fountain-head of all blessedness: Where we inherit all things enjoying God, and enjoying all things because He is all in all things. ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

Revelation 21:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

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12/27/2018

Romans 13:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, four more days and the end of 2018 will have arrived and a new year will begin, at least this is what everyone is expecting to happen. However, the emphasis in this scripture is on the imminent return of Christ. As His servants, we want to be found faithful when He returns. The completion of our salvation is near! The light is dawning! Therefore, be ready! The word of command to all Christ’s disciples is, Watch. “Awake” be concerned about your souls and your eternal interest; take heed of sin, be ready to, and serious in, that which is good, and live in a constant expectation of the coming of our Lord. Consider “The time we are cast into: according to Matthew 24. Consider what time of day it is with us, and you will see it is high time to awake. It is gospel time, it is the accepted time, it is working time; it is a time when more is expected than was in the times of that ignorance which God winked at, when people sat in darkness. It is high time to awake; for the sun has been up a great while, and shines in our faces. We are in the midst of enemies and snares. Now is the time to be busy; we have a great deal of work to do, and our Master is calling us to it again and again. Know the time to be a perilous time. It is time to awake, for we have slept enough, for behold the bridegroom cometh.” “we are upon the brink of The salvation we’ve been waiting for! Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed—even than when we first believed. We'll say goodbye to this life, and welcome in the new life in Christ Jesus!

Hebrews 2:3 King James Version (KJV)

3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

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12/26/2018

John 4:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

This particular part of a lengthy story of the woman by the well who confronted Jesus who was at the well, says so much to us that it would take much to explain in details. Therefore, It would be safe to explain the main point of the story. Many of us shared our gifts with one another due to Christmas but in this story when Jesus asked the woman to get Him some water to drink, she replied ..why do you ask me to get water for you when the Samaritans and Jews don’t get along? Christ takes this opportunity to instruct her in divine things: If thou knewest the gift of God, who it is that saith, Give me to drink, but only if thou knewest who I am I will give you living waters. Christ was actually letting her know that she had now a season of grace; this was the day of her visitation. Jesus is also showing us that some differences are best healed by being wise, and by avoiding all manners of entering into disputes about them. Christ converts this woman, not by showing her that the Samaritan worship was false but by showing her her own ignorance, and her need of a Savior and the living waters that he offers. Today Christ is set before us, yet there are multitudes that don’t know him. They don’t know who it is that speaks to them in the gospel, who says, “Give me to drink;” they fail to perceive that it is the Lord that calls them. Let us use this season to reach out to others in wisdom, for He says “if you know the gift of God you will give me to drink and I will give you rivers of living water”

John 7:38 King James Version (KJV)

38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

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12/25/2018

John 1:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

He was in the world for a while, but today it is spoken of as a thing in the past; and so, it will be said of us shortly, we were in the world. O that when we are here no more, we may be where Christ is! Beloved, strange as this may seem, He came to his own not only to the world, which was his own, but to the people of Israel, for they were a specially selected people above all people; he came from them, lived among them, and to them he was first sent. The Jews were at this time a mean despicable people; the crown was fallen from their head; yet, in remembrance of the ancient covenant, bad as they were, and poor as they were, Christ was not ashamed to look upon them as his own bretheren. Therefore he came to save a lost world because it was a world that needed a savior! Jesus was born into this world to bring salvation to a dying race but His own people rejected Him! They did not extend him welcome, because they did not know him; and they did not know him because he did not make himself known in the way that they expected. What a tremendous day we celebrate called Christmas, for we know Him and it is a grand privilege to have accepted Him! We pray His own would do likewise! As you celebrate His birth today, Remember to Pray for Israel, His own !

John 1:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

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12/24/2018

Luke 2:10-11 King James Version (KJV)

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Beloved,these shepherds were out with their flocks at night probably in the summer when suddenly they heard the message above. What the message was which the angel had to deliver to the shepherds was to calm their fears: “Fear not, for we have nothing to say to you that needs be a terror to you; you need not fear your enemies, and should not fear your friends.” This message was one of great consolation, for it shall bring joy to all people, not to the people of the Jews only for unto you is born this day, at this time, a Savior, the Savior that has been so long expected, which is Christ the Lord, in the city of David,” it is not to be kept secret, you may proclaim it, may tell it to whom you please. This was something that was long-looked for but had come at last. Let heaven and earth rejoice before this Lord, for he came as a gift to mankind. Glory to God, whose kindness and love put this all together. This favor to man, by God whose wisdom designed and activated it in such a way needs to be praised by all people. Other works of God are for his glory, but the redemption of mankind and the world through this act is for his glory in the highest. May this be a Christ-mas that you will never forget as you acknowledge, Love, Praise and Adore Him as your “Saviour and King” Blessings to all !

Hosea 13:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no Saviour beside me.

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12/23/2018

2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

As we draw closer and closer to a new horizon and a new year it is easy to understand why many people fear what lies ahead and the many uncertainties that may trouble our spirit! Surely it would be a whole lot easier to face the future if we knew the future! Beloved, God has therefore armed us against the spirit of fear, by often encouraging us to fear not. “Fear not the face of man; fear not the dangers you may meet with in the way of your duty.” God hath delivered us from the spirit of fear, and hath given us the spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. The spirit of power, or of courage and resolution to encounter all difficulties and all dangers, the spirit of love to God, which will carry us through the opposition we may meet up with! The spirit of love will set us above the fear of man, and all the hurt that a man can do to us, and the spirit of a sound mind, or quietness of mind, a peaceable enjoyment of ourselves, for we are oftentimes discouraged in our way! The spirit God gives to his ministers is not a fearful spirit, but a courageous spirit; it is a spirit of power, for they speak in his name who has all power, both in heaven and earth! As we get ready to receive this new year in the coming days, let us keep our focus on Him who will keep us in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him!

Jude 25 King James Version (KJV)

25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.


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12/22/2018

John 8:32 King James Version

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

These precious scriptures contain some interesting and divine promises made to those who truly prove themselves to be disciples of Jesus! Even those who are true believers, and disciples, yet may be, and are, much in the dark concerning many things which they should know. God’s children are but children, and understand and speak as children, though grown ups in age yet children in darkness to the truth of Gods knowledge! It is a very great privilege to know the truth, to know the particular truths which we are to believe in. The bible declare that we shall know the truth that will make us free! Pilate asked Jesus “and what is truth?” The truth is that it was standing in front of him but he couldn’t see it! To know the truth is to know Jesus! The truth which Christ teaches tends to make men free! Free from sin guilt, free from bondage of corruption, free from ceremonial laws, free from our spiritual enemies, free from the yoke of the traditions of men, free to serve God, free from prejudices, free from the dominion of lusts, free from the powers of satan, free to live a Godly life given to us by His grace and Mercy, free to worship Him, free to be the sons and daughters He wants us to be! Friend if you are reading this ask yourself these questions…How free are you ? Are you ready to enjoy these freedoms and many others? Seek Christ while He is still available  and He will set you Free!!

John 8:36 King James Version

36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

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12/21/2018

Matthew 6:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Here we read where the Lord is speaking about something, we all need to understand. He chose the eye as an example in order to make a clear and definitive statement! The eye is a very important organ to help the entire body stay on a clean and honest course! The whole life of a person without sight would mean that it would be sitting in complete darkness and defenseless without no light or understanding! He also compares darkness to sin, as in leading a life of evil and darkness because of sin! However, If the heart be encouraged and stands inclined to do good and live an honest and clean life full of charity, it will direct a person to good clean respectable Christian actions, because the whole life will be full of light, full of evidences and instances of true Christianity. How great is the corruption of a man, and the darkness He lives in without the Light of God! Jesus Christ called himself the light of the world, in other words He brings in a light that gives a true meaning and understanding of what a Christian life should be like! It is sad when the spirit of a man, that should be the candle of the Lord, is living a sinful life in complete darkness! Today is a good day to consider the darkness of the eye! Have you allowed the light of Jesus take you out of your darkness? May God help us all to remain in the light of Jesus!!

Psalm 51:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.


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12/20/2018

Mark 8:36 King James Version (KJV)

36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

This particular scripture is reminding us that we must dread the loss of our souls, even, though we should gain the whole world by it. For what shall it profit a man, if he should gain the whole world, and all the wealth, honour, and pleasure, in it, by denying Christ, and lose his own soul? The night before he suffered martyrdom, Jesus was trying to minister to all people “that life is sweet, and death is bitter, but eternal death is more bitter, and eternal life is more sweet.” As the happiness of heaven with Him, is enough to countervail the loss of life itself for Christ, so the gain of all the world in sin, is not sufficient to outbalance the ruin of the soul by sin. What is that men do, to save their lives, and gain the world, he tells us, and of what fatal consequence it will be to them; these are the words of Jesus Himself…Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed. This is the position that we once had. But it is here expressed more in that we live in an adulterous and sinful generation; such is the generation of mankind it is, gone a whoring from God, by embracing the world and the flesh, lying in wickedness; some ages, and some places, are more especially adulterous and sinful .  What side will you embrace?.....The choice is all yours.

Mark 8:34 King James Version (KJV)

34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

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12/19/2018

James 1:16-18 King James Version (KJV)

16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, andcometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

We should take particular care not to err in our conceptions of God: in other words, we should not wander, from the word of God, and the accounts of him we have in His word. Do not stray into erroneous opinions, and go off from the word of truth, or the things which we have received from the Father, and the direction of his Spirit.” The bible tells us that “Every good and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, let us never forget that God is the Father of lights. The visible light of the sun and the heavenly bodies are from him. He said, “Let there be light, and there was light.” Through this God is at once represented as the Creator of the sun and in many respects compared to it. By this we should understand that what the sun is in nature, God is in grace, providence, glory and many other things! For, every good gift is from him. The gifts of the Almighty give us understanding, it gives us the light of learning. As the Father of lights, he gives the light of reasoning as in Solomon’s wisdom in the knowledge of government, and in all his doings this is all accredited to God. The light of divine revelation is from above. The light of faith, purity, and all manner of consolation come from him. So that everything we receive from God is all but good! Let us not forget also that as every good gift is from God, so is also the renovation of our natures through His greatest gift to us the light of His Son! Soon we will be giving out our light and we will be exchanging gifts with one another, but the gifts we will receive from a friend or a family member will never match the gifts we have received of the Father! Be ye thankful to Him this time of celebrating His Sons Birth!

2 Corinthians 9:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

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12/18/2018

John 6:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

This story of the miracle that Jesus had performed when He used five loaves and two fish to feed a multitude acknowledges that Jesus had many followers not only then, but also today. Regrettably, many of them believed in Him but sadly followed Him because they had eaten the loaves and because they had been healed. Jesus does not want us to follow Him because of the miracles; He wants us to come because of who He is. Sadly, if we just seek to receive His blessings, then we sadden Him, for He desires to live with us in a loving relationship. And we can only love Jesus if we are born of the Spirit. Then we will ask for His will in the knowing that we can do nothing apart from Him, just as Jesus could do only what He saw His Father doing. We know this is a hard teaching, after all, we are willing to follow Him, but we prefer to maintain our independence, and to live our own life. The bible clearly teaches us that the person without the Spirit simply does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, but considers them foolishness. But the person who has committed himself to the Lord, seeks nothing but only Jesus, and lives in deep dependence on Him Who is life himself. Then only one question remains that is really important for our life as a Christian.... ‘Lord, what do You want me to do?’ Beloved, this question is strongly going to determine our Christian life and our future, because through it we will see that God is not ‘dead’, but that He will lead us on a meaningful and fruitful way. Are you sitting back and waiting for a miracle to happen in order to follow Him or will you take Him at His word and say “LORD WHAT WILL YOU WANT ME TO DO” ??!!

John 6:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

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12/17/2018

Matthew 2:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

We have here the wise men’s humble attendance upon this new-born King of the Jews, and the honors they paid him were great. Beloved if we carefully examine the scriptures, we read that these three wise men entered the house but didn’t find any form of a king but a baby wrapped in some cloths that were used to clean horses laying in a manger! A manger was a place where horses ate out of! Not a very good way or sign of finding a king! To all that have found Christ fall down before him; they adore him, and submit themselves to him. He is thy Lord, and we must worship Him! This was what these three kings did! Next, they opened their gifts and presented them to this baby! To us we must also present our gifts to our Christ, we must give up all that we have and if we are sincere, in full surrender give all that we have before Him no matter what the value! Especially our lives we are to present it to Him as a living sacrifice holy acceptable unto Him which is our reasonable service. These kings presented their gifts, Gold, frankincense, and myrrh! Gold represented a gift worthy of a king’s tribute, Frankincense as a smoke of incense; and Myrrh an ointment which was used for embalming dead bodies which represented His Death! These were no gifts an ordinary child would be given today! What Gifts will you bring your King Today?

Hebrews 13:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

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12/16/2018

John 3:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life

Beloved we all know that He came into the world and that He had His existence in the beginning as “In the beginning was the Word.” This clearly speaks to us of his existence, not only from before He became flesh, but before all time. In the beginning of time, in which all creatures were produced and brought into being. The world was from the beginning, but the Word was in the beginning. The eternity of God is usually expressed by being before the foundation of the world. Ps. 90:2 puts it this way.. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. In other words, He that was in the beginning never began, and therefore was there from before the beginning! There was also a co-existence with the Father in heaven. Today’s thought and devotional is this...Jesus was born to a Woman but she was only a channel that God used to introduce His plan of salvation to mankind by sending His only son to the earth to save us all! His complete obedience unto the Father even unto the pain of death has paved a way for all sinners to be forgiven and take part of co-existing with Him and the Father in heaven. This Christmas time is a time to reflect on Gods Gift to man! His only begotten Son full of Grace and Mercy! The Spirit of God is extending His arms of love to all who desire Life Eternal!!!

John 3:31 King James Version (KJV)

31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

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12/15/2018

Matthew 2:10

King James Version (KJV)10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

We have here the story of the three wise men’s humble presence upon this new-born King of the Jews, to pay Him the honors due unto Him. It might have been a discouragement to these wise men after traveling for so many miles to find Him whom they came looking for, neglected at His own home town. We as Christians must continue to bring our presence before Christ, though we be alone in it; or whatever others do, we must serve the Lord with great joy. How graciously God directed them. By the first appearance of the star they were given to understand where they might enquire for this King, and then it disappeared. They believed that God, who had brought them this far by his word, would not leave them there; nor did he; for, behold, the star which they saw in the east re- appeared and went before them again. To us let this be an example, If we go on as far as we can in the way of duty to Him, God will direct and enable us to do that which we of ourselves cannot do; Up, and be doing, and the Lord will be with thee. The wise men could’ve just thrown in the towel and called it quits but they trusted Him! Israel was led by a pillar of fire to the promised land, the wise men were led by a star to the promised Seed, He who himself is the bright and morning Star will always lead and guide us! This is not some coincidence but, like a pillar of fire that He led the Israelites is the same way He is always there to lead the way, As the bright and morning star. Will you follow? Don’t give up!!! You’ve come to far by faith leaning on the Lord!

Matthew 2:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

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12/14/2018

1 Corinthians 7:35 King James Version (KJV)

35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.


Paul here addresses the issue of Christians who are trying their best to be faithful in serving the Lord, but because of the many forms of distractions that were entering in, it was robbing them of their faithfulness in worship to God! Beloved we too go through these moments, especially at this time of the year where the month of December is known as a time of celebrations, parties, gift buying and giving gifts all in order to please someone else, that, many become so distracted from the real reason why we even celebrate Christmas! Paul made his case very clear, when he told them don’t think I am putting any pressure or added burden upon you or any kind of limitation, but if you continue in the route you are going you will fail to please God because you will become very distracted with everything all around you! Today it is easy to become so disengaged with the reality that our aim and purpose should be to be a people pleasing unto Him! Let us all celebrate God for the things He has done in our lives and honor Him throughout this holiday spirit! Year to year many wait for this time to engage in festive activities that produce very little to no service to God and thereby are become distracted! As you continue remember that you are to give Him your best not the rest! God Bless!!!

Mark 3:25 King James Version (KJV)

25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.


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12/13/2018

Luke 7:19 King James Version (KJV)

19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?

There are still many who doubt that Jesus was the promised Messiah born of a Virgin! This scripture in particular shows us that Johns faith was still in the process of being perfected. Just like many today who are still wavering in their faith, are also in need of clarity. John sent these men out with these two questions to verify the authenticity of Jesus as the true messiah! John’s messengers joined themselves with Jesus, and to their surprised he performed many miraculous cures, in that same hour. Imagine in just one short hour they witnessed the work Christ did in so little time! He cured many of their infirmities and plagues in body, and of evil spirits that affected the mind either with frenzy or melancholy, and unto many that were blind he gave sight. He fed the hungry. He multiplied the cures, that there might be no ground left to suspect a fraud. John wanted an answer and he got more than he bargained for! Jesus sent them to go and tell John what they had seen. Beloved, Jesus promised he would be back when He left the earth, He is simply waiting for the prophecies that were told by the prophets to be fulfilled and then the end would come! The signs are all around us! Fix your faith on Jesus, and your curiosity that John had will be settled by Jesus! Don’t wait! Time is running out! May this devotional be a help to you!!

Hebrews 11:1 King James Version (KJV)

11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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12/12/2018

Isaiah 7:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Nothing is more grievous to the God of heaven than to be distrusted. God spoke to the nation of Israel through his prophet Isaiah that the Messiah was to be born, and you cannot be destroyed while that blessing is in you. Isaiah also told them that he shall be born of a virgin, which will show both the divine power and the divine purity with which he shall be brought into the world. He shall be an extraordinary person, for he shall not be born by ordinary means and he shall be a holy thing, not stained with the common sins of the human nature. Of this child it was further foretold that though he shall not be born like other children, but of a virgin, yet he shall be really and truly man, and shall be nursed and brought up like other children yet it must be understood that They shall call his name Immanuel—God with us, God in our nature, God at peace with us, and in covenant with us. A true promise fulfilled by God to all who have accepted His word through Jesus Christ. Today this Messiah is seated at the right hand of the Father but left in us, the Holy Spirit to assist us in time of trouble, our deliverance can only come through our relation to him, our interest in him, and our expectations of him and from him. Devote your life to Him and His Spirit will see to it that your needs are met!!

2 Peter 3:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

12/11/2018

Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

The great duty required of every child of God is to seek first the kingdom of God, in other words we are to make it our great and principle concern.” Our duty to seek; is to desire, pursue, and aim at attaining the things of God. We must mind the things of heaven as our end, and holiness as our way. We are to seek for His glory, honour, and immortality; We are to prefer heaven and heavenly blessings far before earth and earthly delights.” We make nothing of our religion, if we do not make heaven our first priority. And with the happiness of being a part of His kingdom, seek its righteousness, God’s righteousness, the righteousness which he requires to be found in us, and displayed by us. Let your care for your souls take the place of all other cares: and let all the concerns of this life be made subordinate to those of the life to come: we must seek the things of Christ more than our own things. Beloved, when his disciples pursue God’s kingdom and his righteousness in their daily priorities and activities, they will have all of their needs met by their ever-caring, ever-watching heavenly Father—“and all these things will be given to you as well.” As Christians we have already entered the kingdom of heaven and are to live with that reality, there is no further need to look for it! We are to daily grow in God’ wisdom and holiness, through Christ Jesus in our representation of heaven here on earth! May God Continue to Bless His Children!!

Matthew 6:34 King James Version (KJV)

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

12/10/2018

Psalm 18:2 King James Version (KJV)

2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

David said...“The Lord is my God; and then he is my rock, and my fortress, all that I need and can desire in my present distress.” For God is always ready to remedy all the emergencies and occasions of his people that trust in him. David said of God, “He is my rock, my strength, and fortress;” that is, “I have found him so in the greatest dangers and difficulties.” “I have chosen him to be so in my life, above anything else, and I am depending upon him alone to protect me.” Those that truly love God may triumph in him, and may with full confidence call upon him. Here’s how David said it …3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. We must not only love God the better, but love prayer —we must call upon him as long as we live, especially in time of trouble, with an assurance that so we shall be saved; for thus it is written, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Friend He did not send His Son into the world just to prove He is God, He sent His son into the world through Mary that you may repent and be saved! I pray this devotional has touched your heart to call upon Him to be saved!

Psalm 18:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

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12/09/2018

Luke 1:49-50 King James Version (KJV)

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

In our previous daily devotional, we saw how God sent and angel to visit Mary and to give her a salutation and impart unto her news that baffled her thinking. It never dawned on her that this was so mighty and powerful as sending his Son into the world to save mankind through her! Beloved let us understand by these words that His mercy is on them that fear him; it has always been so; he has always looked upon them with an eye of peculiar favour who have looked up to him with and eye of true fear and reverence. So he manifested His mercy, as never before, in sending his Son to bring in an everlasting righteousness, and work out an everlasting salvation, for them that fear him, from generation to generation. As God extended his mercy to her, by showing himself mighty also, He still displays his mercy on all them that fear him, and He shows strength likewise with his arm. Beloved let this devotional be a help to those that fear God, as their Creator and Judge, be encouraged to hope for mercy in him, as your Mediator and Advocate; and in him mercy is settled upon all that fear God, pardoning mercy, healing mercy, accepting mercy, crowning mercy, and loving mercy, from generation to generation, while the world stands. For those who are betwixt two opinions, Listen, accept Christ and the opinions will be settled. It will surely be the best Christmas Gift of your entire life!

Luke 1:68-69 King James Version (KJV)

68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;

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12/08/2018

Luke 1:30 King James Version (KJV)

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

In this salutation of the angel to Mary, it was intended to raise in her a personal value for herself! Now we are not told exactly what she was doing at that time but he surprised her with this salutation, Hail, Mary, thou art highly favored. In today’s devotional there is a great need to let the children of God know that you too are highly favored of God. Mary was chosen by God as his choice to be the mother of the Messiah, and she was confounded at it. We also would be highly confounded if we were to receive such a high calling! It would also cause us to think if it was from heaven or of men? Those that have found favor with God should not give way to disquieting distrustful fears. Just ask yourself, Does God favor thee? Fear not, though the world frown upon you he is for you! No matter who is against you. “Fear not, Mary, I have no other words than to assure thee that thou hast found favour with God even more than you think of, as there are many who think they are more favored with God than they really are.” Just like Mary who was called by God for a special mission, beloved you too have a high calling from God on your life! Today He says to all who follow Him, I’m coming soon! Go tell it on the mountains, over the hills and everywhere, that Jesus Christ is Lord! This is the Spirit of Christmas!!!! Don't hold back, just be faithful and obey! Be encouraged God is with you!!

Luke 1:46-47 King James Version (KJV)

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.



DAILY DEVOTIONAL

12/07/2018

Psalm 30:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Beloved, if weeping lasts only for a night, and though it is a wearisome and troublesome night, yet as sure as the light of the morning returns after the darkness of the night, so sure will joy and comfort return in a short time, most likely in due time, to the people of God. For we must not forget that the covenant of grace is as firm as the covenant of the day. This word has often been fulfilled to us to the letter. Weeping has lasted for a night, but in most cases the grief has been over quickly and the grievance gone. As long as God’s anger continues so long the saints’ weeping continues; but, if that be but for a moment, the affliction is but for a moment, and when the light of God’s countenance is restored back to normal the affliction is easily pronounced light and only momentary. Beloved, as Christians we have found that his smiles are very sweet, his favour is life, that is, all good. The return of his favor to an afflicted soul is as if one received life from the dead; nothing can be more reviving. Our happiness is bound up in God’s favour; if we have that, we have enough, whatever else do we want. It is the life of the soul, it is spiritual life, the earnest of life eternal. Let your devotion today become your worship unto Him, for He is always keeping us joyful!

Psalm 30:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

12/6/2018

Philippians 4:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.


Dear reader the bible gives us and exhorts us to a holy joy and a delight in God: Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice, beloved all our joys must terminate in God; and our thoughts of God must be delightful thoughts. Delight thyself in the Lord, in the multitude of our thoughts within us his comforts delight our souls and our meditation of him is sweet. It is our duty and privilege to rejoice in God, and to rejoice in him always; at all times, in all conditions; even when we suffer for him, or we are afflicted by him. We must not think the worse of him or of his ways for the hardships we meet with in his service. As we enter this time of the season which many call Christmastime, rejoicing comes quite easy, but during hard times does rejoicing become an option? Beloved it is believed that there is enough in God to furnish us with matter of joy in the worst of circumstances on earth! Our brother the Apostle Paul reminds us to Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord always and again he says it, Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say Rejoice. Joy in God is a duty of great consequence in the Christian life; and Christians need to be again and again called to it. If good men have not a continual feast, it is their own fault. Let the Spirit of Christmas fill your life with Joy!

Philippians 3:1 King James Version (KJV)

3 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

12/5/2018

John 8:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Soon and very soon if not already, lights are lighting up homes everywhere, showing off the glorious lights expressing the spirit of the Birth of Our Savior! Some have even gone the expensive route in showing off the glorious meaning of what Christmas really means! But do we really know! The doctrine is, That Christ is the light of the world. Many had turned a deaf ear to what he said, and yet he spoke again to them, saying, "I am the light of the world". Friend, Jesus Christ is the light of the world. God is light, and Christ is the image of the invisible God; God of gods, Light of lights. What a dungeon would the world be without the sun! So would it be without Christ by whom light came into the world. If Christ be the light, then, It is our duty to follow him in the way that leads to happiness. It is not enough to look at this light, and to gaze upon it, but we must follow it, believe in it, and walk in it, for it is a lamp unto our feet and a light to our path. Today is a day to devotionally Follow Christ, and we shall undoubtedly be happy together with Him. God will be to us the light of a spiritual life in this world and of everlasting life in the other world, where there will be no death nor darkness. 

Psalm 119:105 King James Version (KJV)

105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

12/4/2018

Psalm 34:19 King James Version (KJV)

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.


Beloved, in this psalm David never said or promised or even suggest that the life of faith and obedience will exempt the child of God from trouble. What he does mention and promise is that, if we trust God and call on Him, then God can see us through many of our troubles and make them a blessing to us and through us to others. He is also able to help us with our feelings, that sometimes try to overtake us. The assurance is that God is near us when our hearts are broken and our spirits are crushed, whether we feel like it or not. This is not a promise with conditions attached to it; it is a righteous fact. What we need to acknowledge is that the wicked who are always against us are condemned already, but the righteous face no condemnation because they trust in the Lord. God redeemed David, just as He had redeemed Israel from Egypt, redeemed Daniel from the Lion’s Den, saved Noah and his entire family, healed the Lepers, stopped a woman’s issue of blood, fed more than five thousand, miraculously raised the dead, He did all these things and yes, He is able to redeem us from all our troubles. Got Afflictions? Yeah many, but today make it a devotional day to rejoice for He is an on-time God!

Luke 4:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL

12/3/2018

Psalm 37:39 King James Version (KJV)

39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

The salvation of the righteous is of the Lord; it is the Lord’s doing. The eternal salvation, and that salvation of God which Gods’ own shall see is Christ and heaven for us and He will also be a God all-sufficient to us: He is our strength in time of trouble, He is always there to support us under and carry us through any situation we may be confronting. He shall help us and deliver us, help us to do our duties, to bear our burdens, and to maintain our spiritual conflicts, help us to bear our troubles, and help us get by them, and, in due time, He shall deliver us out of all our troubles. He shall deliver us from the wicked one that would try to overwhelm us and try to swallow us up, He shall secure us there, where the wicked cease from troubling. He shall save us, not only keep us safe, but make us happy, because we trust in him, not because we have merited it from him, but because we have committed ourselves to him and placed a complete confidence in him, and we will thereby honor him. But also, those that keep God’s way may be assured that in due time he will exalt us, to inherit the land, he will advance us to a place in the heavenly mansions, to dignity, and honor, and true wealth, in the New Jerusalem, and to inherit that good land, that land of promise. This is our gift awaiting us! Which soon shall be! What more can we ask of our Lord!!! Let us all start our Holiday Spirit on the right note!

Psalm 37:34 King James Version (KJV)

34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.




DAILY DEVOTIONAL

12/2/2018

Hebrews 11:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

What is said here in scripture of faith, is that without faith it is impossible to please God ! The word impossible is a very strong word, because it almost lets everyone know that you have no chance of pleasing God! But then again the Bible teaches all believers that we are to “walk by faith not by sight! It also lets us know that we cannot come to God unless we believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him. In other words, we must believe that God is, and that he is who He is, and how He has revealed Himself to be in the scriptures, a Being of infinite perfections, existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Beloved, by the fall of Adam and Eve we all were lost to God, and by losing Him we had lost the divine light, life, love, His likeness, and communion with Him.  But God made a means and a way how he may be found, He told us to place strict attention to his words and be in attendance on his instructions by His ministers who apply themselves to their office and associate with His people, by observing his guidance, and in all things humbly waiting his gracious presence. Today and this entire month will reveal to all how it all started! Stay tuned and let this month be and experience of a lifetime…..God bless!

Hebrews 11:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.



DAILY DEVOTIONAL

12/1/2018

Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


The great duty required of all of Gods children is to: “Seek first the kingdom of God, as your great and principle concern.” To seek means to desire, pursue, and to make our aim the kingdom of God and His righteousness first. The kingdom of God, and his righteousness; means we must mind heaven as our only resort, and holiness as our way. “Seek the comforts of the kingdom of grace and glory as your complete joyfulness. Aim at the kingdom of heaven; press towards it; give true diligence to make it sure; prefer heaven and heavenly blessings far before earth and earthly delights.” Beloved, We make nothing of our religion, if we do not make heaven our priority. We must follow peace and holiness. Seek first the kingdom of God also lets us know that we are to care for our souls and just let all the concerns of this life be made lower to those of the life to come: we must seek the things of Christ more than our own things; and if ever they come in competition, we must remember to which we are to give the preference to. “Seek these things first; let the morning of thy youth be dedicated to God. Wisdom must be sought early; it is a good beginning to be religious. Seek first every day to let our waking thoughts be of God.” Let this be our priority in  today’s devotion, to do that first which is most needful, and let him that is First, have first place in our lives along with His Kingdom. To God be the Glory!!


Matthew 6:34 King James Version (KJV)

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/30/2018

Psalm 136:1 King James Version (KJV)

 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.


We must give thanks to God for his goodness and mercy, give thanks to the Lord, not only because he does good for us, but because he is good, not only because he is merciful to us, but because his mercy endures forever! We must give thanks to God, not only for that mercy which is now handed out to us here on earth, but for that which shall endure forever in the glories and joys of heaven. We must give God thanks for the instances of his power and wisdom. In general he alone does great wonders. He alone does marvelous things; none besides Him can do such things. David gave his praise to God because he understood his God and His mercies for His mercy endureth forever! David gave God all his praises because of His wisdom, that created the earth above the waters, made the great lights, the stars the sun, the moon, delivered Israel, smote great kings, led His people in the wilderness, knows our low estate, redeems us from our enemies, supplies food for us, protects us and much more. For all these things David twenty six times quoted, For His Mercy Endureth For Ever! Let us this Day be like David and thank God as much as we can…For His Mercy Endureth Forever!! A great way to devote and start your day!!

Psalm 136:26 King James Version (KJV)

26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.



DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/29/2018

1 Chronicles 16:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.


A Blessed and a great duty, to which we need to be excited and in which we need to proclaim is by letting God be glorified in our praises; let his honour be the center in which all the lines meet. Let us all glorify him by our thanksgivings, by our prayers, let us call on his name, by our songs by our talk of all his wondrous works. Let us glorify him the only great God, and greatly to be praised as supreme God above all gods, as sole God, for all others are nothing but idols. Today, let us glorify him as most bright and blessed in himself for all Glory and honour are in his presence! As supreme creator, the heavens declare Him as the ruler of the whole creation. His judgments are in all the earth, and He is the Lord our God. Therefore, we must give unto the Lord the glory due to his name, and much more, aside from his due. Let others be edified and instructed by making known his deeds among the people. Declare his glory among the heathen, that those who are strangers to him may be led into acquaintance with him, allegiance to him, and the adoration of him. Thus must we serve the interests of his kingdom among men, that all the earth may fear before him, Let us be ourselves encouraged to triumph and trust in God. 

Hebrews 13:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/28/2018

Lamentations 3:24 King James Version (KJV)

24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.


Surely there are times when we as people sometimes lose everything we own here on earth, it could be our own liberty, our livelihood, our employment, our home, our parents, family, friends, or even almost life itself, yet through all of this we can always reflect back and say, yet I have not lost my interest in God. We all have our portions on this earth but we need to acknowledge that portions on earth are only perishing things, but God is my portion for ever. Therefore will I hope in him. I will fix and focus myself upon him, and encourage myself in him, when all other supports and encouragements fail me He will still be my portion! With Him I have that which is sufficient to counterbalance all my troubles and make up all my losses.” Whatever we are robbed of, our portion with God will always be safe. It is our duty to make God the portion of our souls, and to take comfort through Him in the midst of our lamentations. Those who deal with God will find it is not in vain to trust in him, He is good to all; his tender mercies are over all his works; all his creatures taste of his goodness. But he is in a particular manner good to those that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. Today is a perfect day to make God The Portion of your life!

Psalm 16:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/27/2018

Proverbs 29:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Beloved, this is in agreement with what Christ said more than once, that those who exalt themselves shall be abased. Those that think to gain or attempt to gain respect by lifting up themselves above who they are, by looking high, talking big, appearing fine, and applauding themselves, thinking to themselves that they are the biggest and best on the face of the earth, will only on the contrary expose themselves to becoming of low esteem, they will eventually lose their reputation, among the ones they try to influence and also provoke God who by His humbling power will bring them down and lay them lower than what they were when they started. Heaven saw that experience as a major example to all in the person of satan. On the other hand as the scripture speaks out, those who humble themselves shall be exalted, they shall also be established in their dignity: “Honour shall uphold the humble in spirit”; their humility is their honour, and that shall make them truly and safely great, and recommend them to the esteem of all that are wise and good. What a great day today to start a new devotion right before the eyes of those around us and especially in the eyes in the presence of God to become humble in spirit!!!

Proverbs 16:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/26/2018

Psalm 92:1-2 King James Version (KJV)

92 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,


We are called upon and encouraged to praise God because It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord. Praising God is good work: it is good in itself and good for us. It is our duty, the tribute we are to pay to our great Lord; we are unjust if we withhold it. It is our privilege that we are admitted to praise God. It is good to give thanks for the mercies we have received, for that is the way of bringing to us further mercy: it is also right to sing to his name who is Most High, exalted above all blessing and praise. We must praise God by showing forth his lovingkindness and his faithfulness. Being convinced of his glorious attributes and perfection. We must show forth, not only his greatness and majesty, but also his holiness and justice, which magnify him and brings an awe upon us. We must praise God in the morning and every night, not only on religious days, but every day. We must praise God, not only in public assemblies, but in secret, and in our families, showing forth, to ourselves and those about us, his lovingkindness and faithfulness. We must begin and end every day with praising God, must give him thanks every morning, when we are fresh and before the business of the day comes in upon us, and every night, when we are again composed and retired, and are recollecting ourselves; we must give him thanks every morning for the mercies of the night and every night for the mercies of the day; going out and coming in we must bless God.


Lamentations 3:22-23 King James Version (KJV)

22 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.




DAILY DEVOTIONAL

James 1:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them .

Beloved, what this scripture is trying to let us know is that troubles and afflictions may be the way of a lot of the best of Christians, even of those who think and hope well of themselves. Such that have the greatest joy may yet be enduring very grievous afflictions. These temptations may be numerous and various: Divers temptations, as the apostle speaks. Our trials may be of many and different kinds, and therefore we have need to put on the whole armor of God. We must be armed on every side, because temptations lie on all sides. Not only this but we must also cast down every vain imagination that enters the mind! Beloved, if we endure the trials and temptations that may come our way Jesus has promised that we shall receive a Crown of Life. To be approved of God is the great aim of a Christian in all his trials; and it will be a tremendous blessing at last, when he shall receive the Crown of Life.

Revelation 3:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/24/2018

Psalm 23:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Beloved, The things that perplex and disturb us the most today will all be clearer to us when we get to heaven. We will look back and see “only the goodness and mercy of God operating in the background.” We will then see clearly all that God was preserving us from each and every day! All the dangers and traps of the enemy that were planted to take us out will all be revealed to us!  David now an older man, looked back over his long life, and you and I will come to the same conclusion that he came to, that is that one day when in heaven despite his sins and failures, he had been followed by  God's goodness and mercy all the days of his life! Then David made this statement..." and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever." Let us all understand that the house of the Lord that david was refering to was not a temple made with hands or with brick and mortar, he was speaking of dwelling in God's temple called heaven where God makes his home!  A place where the chief shepherd will be, “For the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd us and lead us to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from our eyes”. Today let us continue to serve him gladly for we still have much to thank Him for!

Lamentations 3:22 King James Version (KJV)

22 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/23/2018

Colossians 3:15 King James Version (KJV)

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Thanksgiving  day as many today call it was yesterday and we all had our portion at the dinner table, now we must allow the peace of God to come into our hearts to rule over our lives and control our hearts! Beloved, when this happens then we will find, that it is, God’s being at peace with you! He wants to perfect a peaceable spirit, that keeps the peace, and makes peace. This is called the peace of God, because it is of his working in all who are his.  We are called to this peace, to a peace with God as our privilege and peace with our brethren as our duty. Being united in one body, we are called to be at peace one with another, as the members of the natural body; for we are the body of Christ, and members in particular. Surely Thanksgiving day has been a day of peace for many and we are very thankful to God for all He has done in our lives. Now in order to preserve in us this peaceable disposition, we must begin to be thankful for our family in Christ. The work of thanksgiving to God is such a sweet and pleasant work that it will help to make us sweet and pleasant towards all men. 


Luke 6:36 King James Version (KJV)

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.



DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/22/2018

Habakkuk 3:17-18 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

17 Figs might not grow on the fig trees and grapes might not grow on the vines. Olives might not grow on the olive trees, and food might not grow in the fields. There might not be any sheep in the pens or cattle in the barns.18 But I will still be glad in the LORD and rejoice in God my Savior.

A Quote from Charles Dickens: He once said that we are somewhat mixed up here in America. Instead of having just one day set aside for Thanksgiving Day each year, he said, we should have 364. "Use that one day just for complaining and griping," he said. "Use the other 364 days to thank God for the many blessings he has showered upon you.


That kind of seems to fit, doesn't it? As a country we tend to pause on this one day call it Thanksgiving in order to give thanks to God. We gather with families and friends and we take some time to think about all the blessings that we have. The problem is that tomorrow, we will gripe that the sales start too early. We will gripe that the lines are too long. We'll grumble because we are eating turkey, again. The next day we will grumble about having to go back to work. We will complain that it's too cold or too sloppy or too dreary or too warm or whatever else we can find to grumble about. Here is our opportunity to take this one day and be encouraged by God's grace to turn it into 365 days of thankfulness to him. To do that, we count our blessings. As you count your blessings on this Thanksgiving Day you’ll want to listen carefully to the words that Habakkuk was inspired to write. 


But I will still be glad in the LORD and rejoice in God my Savior.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/21/2018


Psalm 95:1-2 (KJV)

95 O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Beloved, whenever we come into God’s presence we must come with thanksgiving and as we are instructed with a joyful noise, knowing that whenever we have thanks to give, we must come before God’s presence, set ourselves before him, and present ourselves to him !! Yes another thanksgiving day upcoming, and another opportunity to be grateful before his  presence. Why should we praise Him? Because He is great and above all the false gods of this world ! He is our “great God and Savior”  and we should delight in praising him. But our God is also the Creator of the universe and He controls all things . The depths of the sea and the earth and the heights of the mountains all belong to Him, and He knows what is going on in the waters as well as on the earth. He also knows exactly what will be on your dinner table in honor of Him!  The bible say that He will prepare a table for us in the midst of our enemies, Let us take time to prepare ourselves, and set a place at our table for Him to give Him first place and a rightful place of honor during this time of thanksgiving, for all honor and glory belongs to Him! Bless the Lord Oh my Soul !


Psalm 69:30 King James Version (KJV)

30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.





DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/20/2018

LUKE 17:14-17

4 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

Beloved, there were 10 lepers healed but only one of these 10 returned and thanked Jesus: “when he saw he was healed, [he] came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. Jesus completely, supernaturally, wonderfully changed 10 lives but only one person came back to say thank you. Think about this ten people had the same experience, but only one responded differently than the rest. “Jesus asked, ‘Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?’” The nine other men kept their blessings to enjoy but didn’t return to acknowledge the giver. Beloved, gratitude still paves the way to blessing in both body and soul. As we celebrate another national day of Thanksgiving in the United States, let us all learn the lesson from these 10 men for it’s always best to pause and say thank you. Many should say,…. Lord Jesus, forgive me for not saying “Thank You.” I repent of focusing on the things I don’t have, instead of the blessings You have given me. I want to be like the one who returned to express gratitude. Thank You for saving me, forgiving me and providing for my needs each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

2 Corinthians 9:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/19/2018

Romans 12:1 (KJV)

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

One day a chicken shared with a pig it's desire to prepare a special breakfast for their farmer. The chicken said to the pig, “I will provide the eggs, and you provide the bacon.” The pig thought about it for a moment and then responded, “but wait, you are only making a contribution; I am making a total sacrifice!” Beloved, we should be willing to die for God, he’s not asking us to be a “dead sacrifice”; he wants us to be a “living sacrifice.” Knowing what God has done to give us life, we should offer ourselves as living sacrifices back to him. Jesus said…“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose their soul? Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:23–26) Beloved, the gift of salvation was an act of a total sacrificial surrender by our Savior. Are you willing to change the way you live? Are you prepared to surrender your life for his purposes? A commitment to surrender completely to God’s purposes is easy to say but hard to do,  I pray you allow this day be the beginning of your sacrificial self to God, holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service!

Jonah 2:9 King James Version (KJV)

9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.



DAILY DEVOTIONAL

Proverbs 18:21  (KJV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.


The Bible instructs every person that the tongue all though it is one of the smallest members in the body, it is a very powerful instrument entrusted to man for his use. Here’s how the bible describes it…. But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Here’s what else it says.. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire starts! Beloved, A man may do a great deal of good, or a great deal of hurt, both to others and to himself, according to the use he makes of his tongue. Many persons have led themselves to their own death by a foul tongue, or the death of others by a false tongue; and, on the contrary, many have saved their own life, or gained safety by a prudent gentle tongue . It is with this in mind that , if by our words we must be justified or condemned, death and life are, no doubt, in the power of the tongue. (Ps. 52:4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.. As men love it they shall eat the fruit of it. The power of speech may be used for beneficial or destructive purposes. It can incite anger or calm one down, heal or inflict damage to another's spirit. How much better it is when appropriate words are spoken at the proper time that they might benefit the hearer. Let us all use our tongue for the glory of God! Let us start this practice today!! Arrest your tongue, let God guide it for you!!!

1 Peter 3:10 (KJV)

10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:


DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/17/2018


Proverbs 20:6 (AKJV)

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

If we look closely around us we can almost immediately find that someone around us will always sound a trumpet before them as to how good and kind they are. Some even go the distance to boast about themselves of how merciful they are how religious they are and how charitable they are! There are many pretenders that are out there, who will boast about the good they have done and what good they intend to do, or, at least, what a big heart they have in well-doing. Many will talk a great deal of their charity, generosity, hospitality, and piety, as the Pharisees had done! When they do something they will make a large fanfare, boast and make it bigger than it really was.  Beloved in todays society it is hard to find those that really are kind and liberal, that have done and will do more than either they speak of or care to hear spoken of. A true and faithful man or woman are really hard to find today for God looks at the heart of man and closes His ears to their words!  Today is a good day to begin letting  our actions speak louder than our words for God is seeing and listening to everything! But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.


Ephesians 5:6 KJV

6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.




DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/16/2018

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Beloved it is by faith that we must place our entire confidence in the wisdom, power, and goodness of God, knowing that God will always make provision to all creatures and all their actions. This scripture is exhorting us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts we must believe that he is able to do what he will, wise to do what is best, and good, according to his promise, to do what is best for us, if we love him, and serve him. We must, also with an entire submission and satisfaction, depend upon him to supply all things for us not man, and we are not lean to our own understanding, as if we could, by any dependency of our own or without God help, help ourselves. Those who know themselves will also understand that their own understanding is nothing more than a broken promise  and if they lean on them they will certainly fail them. So today as you go about doing things remember to do what the scriptures say “in all thy ways acknowledge God” . We must seek for His advice and ask for His guidance and beg for direction from Him, and not try to design anything but what we are sure is right in His eyes. We must ask his advice and beg direction from him, not only when the case is difficult for we know not what to do in hard times.

Psalm 143:8  (KJV)

8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.



DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/15/2018

Proverbs 20:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.


I n this particular scripture we are able to understand that it was God Himself who placed a spirit in man. He actually formed the spirit of man within him, but most important to know is that it was made after the image of God and that man is created in knowledge. 

The scripture is also letting us know that the spirit in man is like a lit candle which puts forth a light.  It is a divine light, it is also a candle of the Lord a candle of his lighting, for it is the inspiration of the Almighty that gives us understanding. He forms the Conscience, which is also God’s deputy in the soul; it is a candle not only lighted by him, but lighted for him. The Father of spirits is therefore called the Father of lights. It is a light that by the help of our conscience we come to know ourselves. Through this God is able to discern and judge the thoughts and intents of the heart of man. Once man understands this precept of God in man, it can make a great change in man. Today let Gods light in you make a difference the rest of your life!

 

1 Corinthians 2:11(KJV)

11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.



DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/14/2018

1 Peter 5:6 Kin(KJV)

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Beloved when we think of humility we must understand that it is the great preserver of peace and order in all Christian churches and societies, consequently on the other hand pride is the great disturber of them, and the cause of most dissensions and breaches in the church in friendships, families, workplace etc. etc.“Since God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble, therefore the right thing to do is to humble yourselves, not only one to another, but to the great God, whose powerful judgments are coming upon the world soon, and it must begin at the house of God . Beloved, when we give consideration to the omnipotent hand of God it should automatically  make us humble and submissive to him in all that he brings upon us. Humbling ourselves to God under his hand is the only way to deliverance and exaltation; patience under his corrections, and submission to his pleasure, repentance, prayer, and hope in his mercy, will engage his help and release in due time. Let us all walk in the steps of humbleness where we will be in full contentment!


Proverbs 29:23 King James Version 

23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.



DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/13/2018

Hebrews 2:3 (KJV)

3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

Sinning against the gospel is described this way, it is declared to be a neglect of this great salvation; it is a contempt put upon the saving grace of God in Christ, making light of it, not caring for it, not thinking it worth their while to seek after it or acquaint themselves with it. Many in the world today don't even regard the worth of gospel grace because they are blinded to its truth!  The Bible clearly states..How shall we escape? Beloved, the despisers of this salvation are condemned already, under arrest and in the hands of justice  of a mighty God already. He that believeth not is condemned already, John 3:18. There is no escaping out of this condemned state, but by accepting the great salvation given to us in the gospel; as for those who neglect it, the wrath of God is upon them, and it abides upon them; they cannot disengage themselves, they cannot emerge, they cannot get from under the curse by any means.  This is the day that the Lord has made, today you are given the opportunity to accept this gift of salvation and lift the wrath of God from you by accepting Christ into your life!  But Will You!


Ephesians 2:8-9  (KJV)

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.



DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/12/2018

Genesis 6:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

 Here we find a man by the name Noah who had distinguished himself from the rest of the world in the eyes of God, so in turn God put a peculiar mark of honor upon him. He was a very good man, but frankly speaking he was no better than what the grace of God had made him. You see, it is easy to be religious when religion is in fashion; but it is the evidence of strong faith and a strong resolve to swim against a stream to heaven, and to appear before God. Probably Noah did not find favor in the eyes of men; they hated and persecuted him, because of both his life and his preaching that condemned the world. But Noah, he found grace in the eyes of the Lord!! Let this be the desire of our ambition, to find grace in the eyes of the Lord!! So with this day before us let us labor, for the master, that, present or absent, we may be accepted of him and may we like Noah “find grace in the eyes of the Lord”. Many need a change in their lives in order to find the “Grace of God in their lives. May that change happen today in your life!!


2 John 3 (KJV)

3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.





DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/11/2018

Psalm 51:12 (KJV)

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

We see here in this particular Psalm what David prays for. He prays that God would cleanse him from his sins. He prays that, his sins be pardoned. He prays for a complete and effectual pardon. He prays for sanctifying grace.  He prays for the continuance of God’s good-will towards him. He prays for the restoration of divine comforts and the perpetual communications of divine grace. Beloved Davids sin concerning Uriah had made him awfully sad, it was actually eating him up in his spirit and therefore he prays to God for forgiveness. Once he knew that God had restored him He prayed this ...Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation. A child of God knows no true nor solid joy but the joy of God’s salvation, joy in God his Savior and in the hope of eternal life. Beloved there is nothing greater than a free spirit that will be a firm and fixed spirit, because it will uphold us. David asked tor the Joy he had before  to be restored because the more cheerful we are in our duty the more constant we shall be to perform it. Today what ever is in the way from serving the Lord from the heart , ask God to forgive you and restore the joy you once had. 


Habakkuk 3:18 

(KJV)

18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL 

11/10/2018

Job 37:5(KJV)

God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

BELOVED, thunder and lightning, which usually go together, are indications of the glory, majesty, ,power and terror, of Almighty God. Notice this, one to the ear and the other to the eye! God never leaves himself without a witness of his greatness, as, in the rain from heaven and the thunderings and lightnings in the sky! For my part,” says Elihu, “my heart trembles at it; though I have often heard it, often seen it, yet it is still terrible to me, and makes every joint of me tremble, and my heart beat as if it would move out of its place. ”Thunder is called the voice of the Lord because by it God speaks to the children of men to fear before him, and it should put us in mind of that mighty word by which the world was at first made, which is called thunder. Man has much trouble hearing the voice of God today, yet He still speaks clear enough! Next time it thunders and you see lightning think of God and how he speaks clearly through them! His Voice will truly make a difference in your life!!

Psalms 29:3-4

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL 11/09/2018


Psalm 34:8 (KJV)

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.


 Beloved, those who seek the Lord discover that He not only saves and keeps but He also satisfies. The word in this scripture (“Taste” ) doesn’t suggest or is it only implying a sip or a nibble; it is actually saying that we are to feed on the Lord through His word and experience all He has for us. It means knowing Him better and enjoying Him more and more. It was a great blessing to David to be delivered from all that he was facing in his life, and he felt it was a greater blessing for him to be protected by the Lord after he was delivered, but the greatest blessing for him or any child of God is drawing nearer to God and enjoying His presence, not just for the benefits of His gifts. David found God’s Word sweet, David also considered himself blessed because he trusted his God and he rejoiced in receiving the goodness of the Lord. May these words bring joy to your life as you taste and feel blessed as you see that the Lord is Good!! Indeed He is good, for he makes all those that trust in Him feel truly blessed; let us therefore be convinced of his goodness as to be encouraged in the worst of times to trust in Him.


Psalm 119:103 (KJV)

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!



DAILY DEVOTIONAL 11/08/2018


2 Timothy 1:12 (KJV)

For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. 


Beloved, according to the apostle Paul,No man needs to be afraid nor ashamed to suffer for the cause of the gospel: Good men often suffer many things for the best causes in the world because the cause will bear them out, but those who oppose it shall wear clothes of shame. Those who trust in Christ know whom they have trusted. I know, I have placed great trust in the hands of the best trustee this world has ever known. What we must commit to Christ is the salvation of our souls, to one day enter the heavenly kingdom, and I am fully persuaded that what we commit to him he will keep. There is a day coming when our souls will be enquired after: “Man! Woman! You have a soul entrusted to thee, But, what have you done with it? To whom is it offered, to God ,Satan or some false doctrine of man? Paul said, for I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him when that day arrives. Today is a perfect day to make this commitment of your soul to Christ! But will you?

Psalm 25:20 (KJV)

O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed for I put my trust in thee.

DAILY DEVOTIONAL 11/07/2018

Psalm 143:8 (KJV)

8 Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

This day is another day that we find ourselves here on this side of heaven and in it  we all know that many people are anxiously awaiting for answers from the Lord!. David had often heard the priestly benediction declare that God’s face would shine upon His people in gracious blessings and answers to their prayers .  David  wanted to hear of God's loving kindness in the morning just the same way we want hear and receive answers to our prayers today. For one thing our desire is to see God’s face for it is in Him whom we place our trust. Jehovah was David’s “Rock”  and he hid himself in “the cleft of the Rock”  and was safe from the enemy. “Rock of ages / Cleft for me / Let me hide myself in Thee.”  Surely of all the answer we want to receive from the Lord is a knowledge of the will of God, for His good Spirit teaches us from the Word and shows us His will and the path we should take. Beloved a knowledge of God’s will gives us confidence in the difficulties of life; it keeps us going when the going gets tough and the road is rough. David cried out and said "Lord I lift up my soul unto thee" May this morning be a time where in our prayer time we lift up our souls to the Lord as He leads, guides ,rules and directs our steps for His glory!  Amen! Father we lift up our souls unto thee!!


Exodus 33:22  (KJV)

22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:

DAILY DEVOTIONAL 11/06/2018

PSALM 23:4

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

This is the central verse of this psalm, for in the darkest valley of life, He is not before us but beside us, leading the way and calming our fears. The “vale of deep darkness” represents any difficult experience of life that makes us afraid, and that includes death. Sheep lack good vision and are easily frightened when new circumstances arise, therefore we are comforted to know He is by our side all the time! It always gives  the flock peace knowing that the shepherd is there and is equipped for any emergency. He is “Emmanuel … God with us”.  Dear reader, Jesus is not a hireling who runs away at the sight of danger; He is a true Shepherd who laid down His life for His sheep . God’s sheep always have “peace with God” and will enjoy “the peace of God” as they trust Him. Through life, as we follow the Shepherd, we will have many and varied experiences, some of which will be very trying, but none of them will ever take the Lord by surprise. This day during our devotional time may we trust Him and have peace.  Remember always that the closer we are to our Shepherd, the safer we are and the more His peace will fill our hearts for His Rod of protection and His staff of leadership will never abandon us as His sheep of His pasture.

Phillipians 4:7

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

DAILY DEVOTIONAL 11/05/2018


Hebrews 4:16 (KJV)

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

I guess desperate times call for desperate measures! Seeking God in times of desperation requires a Christian type of boldness to come to God! What needs to be understood is that a child of God already has this boldness through the grace of God! Needy times also requires grace from God in order to obtain Gods mercy! When times are hard on a child of God and things don't go well, the ship is all battered and the sails are all torn up, its time for a child of God to go to God in prayer by entering boldly into His throne room of grace where He will meet personally with God! God will then shed His grace to secure His child and give him the help is needed in the time of need! What a wonderful God we serve who is always ready to see our needs are met! Today Come to God boldly with your needs and He will give you the desires of your heart!

Psalm 37:4 (KJV)

Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL 11/04/2018

2 Corinthians 3:6 (KJV)

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life 


As able ministers of the New Testament, we are ministers not merely of the letter, to read the written word, or to preach the letter of the gospel only, but we are ministers of the Spirit also; because the Spirit of God does accompany our ministrations. The scripture tells us that The letter killeth meaning if we rest only in the letter of the gospel we shall never be the better for so doing, in other words as ministers of Gods word we cannot just talk the talk and forget to walk the talk as many so often do. The life of a Christian is to live out the word of God to its highest standard and ability as the Spirit of God gives our spiritual lives its motion. Let us not just speak out the bible and live our lives in a reckless manner for this would be very unpleasing to God.


Psalm 119:11 (KJV)

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.



DAILY DEVOTIONAL

11/03/2018

Romans 13:1(KJV) 13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Every soul—every person, one as well as another, not excluding the clergy, who call themselves spiritual persons, are told here to be in obedience to our higher governmental offices and their authority. However we must all understand also that it is God who mandates and executes these powers. A king, queen, president or any person in authority will always somehow must answer to God the supreme power over all powers as the scripture declares "for there is no power but of God". May we always focus not on that man who has great power to rule in any country, but let us as Christians keep our eyes on God, for the bible clearly states He sets up one and takes down another! Let us be obedient while here on earth not forgetting that it is God who also rules our lives to show us a much better way! This day let your life be and example to others around you that God is the ultimate power by demonstrating your complete love of God!


DAILY DEVOTIONAL 11/02/2018

1 Peter 1:15 (KJV)

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;


The grace of God in calling a sinner represents a powerful engagement to holiness. It is a great and a tremendous favor and honor to be called by divine grace out of a state of sin and misery and into the possession of all the blessings of the new covenant. Let us all understand that great favors also demand strong obligations.They enable as well as oblige us to be holy. Complete holiness should be the desire and duty of every Christian. We must be holy, as God is holy: we must imitate him, though we can never equal him. He is perfectly, unchangeably, and eternally holy; and we should aspire after such a state. The consideration of the holiness of God should oblige as to the highest degree of holiness we can attain unto. Let this day be a new inspiration to be as holy as you can be that we may be pleasing in His sight as we strive to keep our lives in a true and righteous conversation.



DAILY DEVOTIONAL 11/01/2018

1 John 5:4 King (KJV)

4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world speaks of doing what pleases God. Being an overcomer can lead some people to imagine that it is by doing enough of what pleases God that we somehow gain approval or favor in God's eyes. But pleasing God and keeping God's commands cannot be measured.  Pleasing God is the response to God's love in our lives. To put it another way, we fulfill the commands because the one born of God has overcome the world. This statement of God's victory in us provides the real basis for why the commands are not burdensome."Victorious faith" in this context means continuing steadfastly in our faith that Jesus is the Son of God and that through our mediation we have passed from death to life, we have overcome the world , we continue to receive life and we are kept safe from the evil one . Faith is not the means to the goal of victory, nor something that enables us to gain victory: faith is the victory, and not because of what faith is in itself but because it is directed to the Son, through whom God wins the victory for us .To have such faith is to have the kind of trust in God that children have in their parents. And they have such trust because of their experience of the faithfulness and love of their parents for them. Let this day be a victorious faithful day where we please God through our faith in Him.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/31/2018

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

1 Peter 5:8-9 KJV

Today is a day where much caution needs to be applied especially with our children, knowing all the dangers that exist on this particular day where our adversary the devil is out there lose in the streets! All his demons and goblins are trying their best to devour and cause harm to our children. We as Gods children need to be very well prayed up in this day the world has not devoted to God but rather to satan. We are to resist him and his demonic creatures and forces not just this day but everyday of our lives. As a child of God, let us all be praying for Gods protection and guidance as we continue to strive to be the very best Christian people and servants of the true living God, again be sober,vigilant because your adversary is out there like a roaring lion! His whole design is to devour and destroy souls. To this end he is unwearied and restless in his malicious endeavours; for he always, night and day, goes about studying and contriving whom he may ensnare to their eternal ruin.


Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.


For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/30/2018

Beloved, Our faith, our conversion, and our eternal salvation, are not the mere product of anyone's  natural abilities, nor of any merit of our own ! The Bible says, Not of works, lest any man should boast, Eph. 2:9. These things are not brought to pass by any thing done by us, and therefore all boasting done by a person is just a sign of them really patting themselves on the back, therefore, a person who glories must not glory in himself, but in the Lord. There is no room for any man’s boasting of his own abilities and power as though he had done any thing that might deserve such immense favors from God. Salvation is a free gift, Every converted sinner is a saved sinner. They are delivered from sin and wrath; they are brought into a state of salvation, and have a right given to them by God's grace  to eternal happiness. The grace that saves them is the free undeserved goodness and favour of God; and he saves them, not by the works of the law, but through faith in Christ Jesus. Here a  sinner becomes a living soul: he lives a life of sanctification, being born of God; and he lives in the sense of the law, being delivered from the guilt of sin by His pardoning and wonderful justifying grace. This glorious day let us give God the thanks He deserves by living a life that pleases and glorifies Him! Grace in the soul is a new life in the soul !

1 Thessalonians 5:9 KJV

9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ



DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/29/2018

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Romans 12:1

Probably the best way to address this in our daily devotional walk would be to ask ourselves the following question...What is true dedication? It begins with true unselfish dedication with our bodies. Before we trusted Christ, we used our bodies for sinful pleasures and purposes, but now that we belong to Him, we want to use our bodies as a living sacrifice for His glory. The Christian’s body is God’s holy temple.  Of course, our Lord Jesus Christ is the perfect illustration of a living sacrifice, because He actually died as a living sacrifice, in obedience to His Father’s will.  A complete surrender commands a definite commitment of the body to the Lord, just as a bride and groom in their wedding service commit themselves to each other. This means that every day must be a holy worship experience towards Him when your body is yielded to the Lord. A body sincerely devoted to God is a holy living sacrifice. This day let us render ourselves and our bodies as an acknowledgment of all these favours that we all enjoy—all that we are today, all we have in our lives and  all we can do please Him.  This and more should be our most holy and reasonable service unto Him to be accepted by God!

1 Corinthians 6:20 (KJV)

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.


DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/28/2018

1PETER 1:24

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass; This particular portion of scripture when properly interpreted is saying that man in-spite of all that he considers his glory will never ever make him a solid substantial being! In other words, Man, in his utmost outward appearance and glory, is still a withering, fading, dying creature. From the first day man makes his entrance into this world with his life and takes his first breaths, the bible compares him to the grass because he is similar to the grass of the fields that begins to perish day by day! His wisdom, beauty, strength, vigor, wealth and honour these things in man are as the flowers of the grass, which soon withers and dies away. The good news is that being born again of the incorruptible seed, the word of God, will transform him into a most excellent creature, whose glory will not fade like a flower of the grass, but will shine like an angel; and this word is daily set before you in the preaching of the gospel. The only way to restore this perishing creature solid and incorruptible again is for him to entertain and receive the word of God! This still remains an everlasting truth, and, if received, it will preserve him to everlasting life, and God will abide with him for ever and ever maintaining and refreshing him until the day and the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ! This day is a day of change and it could be yours through the life changing experience of the word of God!


DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/26/2018


For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from 

henceforth thou shalt have wars. 2 Chronicles 16:9

My good friend, you who are reading this daily devotional, This day is given to us by God Almighty, so that we may be knowledgeable in understanding that He is constantly watching over us! His eyes are always on the move, watching out for us as He leads the way throughout the land! The entire earth is under His watchful eye! He always watches over His own because the evil one has planted many landmines and traps in our paths in order to destroys Gods own! Gods mighty strength is there always to fortify and strengthen those who are operating with a perfect heart towards Him! Let us today work to maintain ourselves in a manner which will satisfy God by maintaining a perfect heart that as He looks upon us with His eyes that run to and fro may be pleasing in His sight! All Glory belongs to Him !!

Psalm 25:15 My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/25/2018

ACTS 2:28 You have made known to me the ways of life;You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’


Their are many things that we all must be thankful to God for, our life, our families, our friends, our financial security, our brethren at church, our place of worship, Our good health, the list is filled with many attributes we must all thank God for, but beloved one of the most important thing in this life is the fact that God has shown us that our right way of living has been made known to us through the person of His dear Son Christ Jesus and His loving Word!  His word has and will continue to make a difference  in the life of those who accept Jesus Christ! He makes our life and our way of living it a complete change for the better!  Upon ones realization of this change that He has made in our life one cannot but feel the need of wanting to only be in His presence! There is a certain warmth, an unfathomable love, a peace that passes all understanding , a security that surrounds our inner being unlike we have ever experienced before, then a compete joy to know that He is always around us all the time.  Today is a great day, it is a time to reflect on God, and if you haven't yet accepted His great invitation then find a place where they teach all this and accept Him and the promise from Him will be yours also. May God Bless you this day!

Numbers 6-:24-26 24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/24/2018

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 1 JOHN 5:14

What a tremendous privilege a Christian enjoys by belonging to the household of faith in Christ, especially when we can come to God in prayer. This particular scripture is actually emboldening Christians to come to God in all circumstances, with all their supplications and requests. Through Jesus all our petitions are received and accepted of God. However, the nature of our prayer must be agreeable to the declared will of God. It is not right that we should ask what is contrary to His will. We as children of God who are under His care depend on him, beloved this is the reason why we have this confidence that the prayer of faith shall be heard in heaven. But this gets better because, if we know that he heareth us, whatsoever we ask we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. Great are the deliverances, great are His mercies, and great are His blessings, which we all need. One thing that we can agree on is to know that our petitions that are heard or accepted is as good as to know that they are answered. This being agreed upon we must also be aware that God has a special kind of confidence in us as well! There are two sides to the coin. Today as you woke up this morning ask yourself, will God put His confidence in me to go forth and do His will! A New Day a New challenge! May God’s confidence in you show you by His word what is expected of you this day! Go forth in victory God has declared His confidence in you !

DAILY DEVOTIONAL10/23/2018

As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. 

Prov. 27:17

Wise and profitable conversations sharpen men’s wits; and for those that have very much knowledge it’s still possible for something else to be added to them. Good men’s graces are sharpened by conversation with those that are good, and bad men’s lusts and passions are sharpened by having a conversation with those that are bad, as mentioned in scripture as iron is sharpened by iron, especially by the file. Men are filed, made smooth, and bright, and fit for the Lord’s business by the word of God (who once were rough, and dull, and inactive and having no sense of direction in their lives), especially by conversation. This scripture is designed to recommend to us the sharpening of ourselves, but with a caution to take heed with whom we choose to converse with, because the influence upon us is so great either for the better or for the worse. Secondly it is designed to direct us on what we must have our focus on in the conversation, namely to improve both others and ourselves, not to pass away time or to speak or act playfully with one another, but to provoke one another to love and to good works and so to make one another wiser and better. Let us on this day use our conversation today to sharpen someone and to provoke them to seek the Lord that they too might be sharpened by the word of God. A word to he wise is sufficient !


Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24



DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/22/2018

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

PSALM 91:1-4

BELOVED, The most important part of a believer’s life is the part that only God sees, the “hidden life” of communion and worship. Surely God is our refuge and our strength. He hides us that He might help us daily and then He sends us back to serve Him in the struggles of life. Today, let us acknowledge that He is Lord, the covenant-making God who is faithful to His promises. He is God, the powerful God whose greatness and glory surpass anything we can imagine. This is the God who invites us to fellowship with Him in the Holy of Holies and this hidden life of worship and communion makes possible the public life of obedience and service to Him and our fellow man. This day remember that His truth and faithfulness protects us as we claim His promises and obey Him. But the message here today is clear: Those who abide in the Lord are safe when they are doing His will. God’s servants are immortal until their work is done. Make today the start of the practice of "the hidden life” knowing that we are not alone, for God is with us and compensates us for our inadequacies for this is the day that the Lord has made in it I will rejoice and be glad.

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

Father, we give You our thanks for rescuing us and making us right with You. We humbly ask for Your Spirit’s guidance as we serve You today.

DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/21/2018

  1. Psalm 91:14-16Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
  2. Indeed a portion of scripture for all who know and walk with the Lord ,for it speaks of a well satisfied life. The Lord spoke and announced what He would do for His people who truly love Him and acknowledge Him with obedient lives. Among His blessings will be deliverance and protection, answered prayers, companionship in times of trouble, honor, satisfaction, and a long life. Beloved seeing one’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren is one of the ultimate blessings in this life. It’s one thing for doctors to add years to our lives, but God adds life to our years and this makes life worthwhile. Today start your day by giving your hearts best to the Lord, for with these blessings to look forward to each day we should consider this a well satisfied life through God almighty! A God who will answer your prayers, always give you protection , be your companion all day long, honor you, and give you satisfaction, and add years to your life ,what more can we ask of God, today I can truly say...
  3. Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
  4. Father, we give You our thanks for rescuing us and making us right with You. We humbly ask for Your Spirit’s guidance as we serve You today.


  1. Daily Devotional 10/20/2018
  2. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Psalm 25:5
  3. This psalm pictures life as a difficult journey that we can’t successfully make by ourselves at all. Guidance is surely needed ! Here David is crying out to God for wisdom as he makes his daily decisions. We read where he is surrounded by enemies who hate him, laying traps for him, and desiring for him to fail and be ashamed. David knew he was a sinner who doesn’t deserve God’s help but he relies on the goodness and mercy of the Lord. Beloved I believe that once we truly know that life is difficult and once we truly understand and accept it then life becomes no longer difficult. David knew that the path of life wasn’t easy. It has been said, “When the outlook is bleak,try the uplook.” So he waited on God his savior all day every day! Let us this day walk in the wisdom that God gave to David and apply it in our daily walk with the Lord! 
  4. May God lead us and teach us these truths!


  1. DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/19/2018
  2. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 37:4
  3. Beloved when David wrote this Psalm he was having lots of problem with Israel and their stubbornness with obedience. In this Psalm...David gave one negative instruction–“Don’t fret” (vv. 1, 7, 8)–and four positive instructions:trust in the Lord(v. 3), delight in the Lord(v. 4), commit yourself to the Lord (vv. 5-6), and rest in the Lord(v. 7).
  4. Today is a beautiful new day to begin a new journey in the Lord especially when our heart sometimes becomes stubborn because of the inconsistencies in our lives. When things go awry during the day and we get discouraged at times, then it's time we begin to Trust in the Lord, Delight ourselves in the Lord, Commit ourselves to the Lord, if we do these things then we will find Rest in the Lord. If we truly delight in the Lord, then the chief desire of our hearts will be to know Him better so we can delight in Him even more, and the Lord will satisfy that desire! This is not a promise for people who want “things,” but for those who want more of God in their lives. David’s message was simple, “Cool down and keep cool” when we see evil in the world. May this day be the beginning of a new stay in the Lord for you through your obedience! May God grant thee the desires of thine heart!
  5. Daily Devotional 10/18/2018
  6. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14
  7. Beloved often times the greatest blessings are missed out on by God's children because of their anxiety and their failure to learn how to Wait patiently on God. If I had not waited and believed in the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living–then what? Where would I be? In this verse for the day David was addressing his soldiers, for the men would need courage and strength for the next battle and for the journey that lay before them. This admonition reminds us of the words of God to Joshua which we saw in one of our previous daily devotional be strong and of good courage. As we approach this new day that God has granted us to see, may we be strengthened in our heart to tackle all that it may present us. His counsel is, “In the midst of present trouble, do not give up; give God time to answer.”“Let us be as watchful after the victory as before the battle,” Instead of rushing ahead, David calmly waited on the Lord, for faith and patience always go together, May we all learn to Wait upon the Lord, again I say wait for He shall strengthen our Heart!“I know not what the future holds / but I know who holds the future.” If Jesus is your Savior and Lord, then the future is yours friend, and you have nothing to fear. Again, Wait I say upon the Lord. Have a Blessed day in the Lord !

  8. Daily Devotional 10/17/2018
  9. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. Psalm 25:14-15
  10. At this point, David paused to meditate on the character of the Lord his God. After all, why pray to the Lord if He can’t be trusted? But He can be trusted! To begin with, He is “good and upright,” and what He says and does are always right. If we submit ourselves to Him in meekness, He will teach us His ways, but if we are arrogant, He will be silent. In the New Testament,The secret of the Lord is with those that fear him. They understand his word; for, if any man do his will, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God. Those that receive the truth in the love of it, and experience the power of it, best understand the mystery of it. They know the meaning of his providence, and what God is doing with them, better than others, for God will also show them His Promise. Beloved,The enemy had put snares in the path, to trap David but David trusted the Lord to protect him as he kept his eyes focused on Him. Satan is a destroyer and a murderer and would trap us all if he could, but if we are in God’s will, he can’t harm us. David survived his trials and was able to write ..
  11. Psalm 26:12: “My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise the Lord”.
  12. May we follow the example of David on this day!
  13. Daily Devotional 10/16/2018
  14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14KJV
  15. Our day should always start by being thankful to God through prayer. The important part is the words that we speak. If we could couple together words of thanksgiving ,words of praise, words of gratitude and add to it what meditation we may have in our heart, our love towards Him, our inexhaustible joy towards Him especially for all that He has done in our lives, our salvation, our family, our job, our friends our church and brethren, would all this be acceptable in His sight. Today is a new day, let the words of our mouth in prayer and praise not be formal, but let them arise from the meditation of the heart and let us acknowledge that our strength in times of our weakness comes from Him. If we seek assistance from God as our strength in our religious duties, we may hope to find acceptance with God in the discharge of our duties; for by his strength we have power with him and let us always be thankful towards Him for being our redeemer and Savior !
  16. Ps Ps 45:1..My heart is overflowing with a beautiful thought! I will write a lovely poem to the King, for I am as full of words as the speediest writer pouring out his story.TLB
  17. DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/15/2018
  18. Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.2 Samuel 7:22KJV
  19. Here we read where David adores the greatness and glory of God : Thou art great, O Lord God! for there is none like thee. God’s gracious extension towards him, and the honour he had put upon him, did not at all lower his great respect for the divine Majesty. It is great to know that the nearer we are brought to God the more we will see of His glory towards us. Let us all make today a great day to draw nearer to Him cause this will result in becoming dearer in his eyes and the greater he will be in ours as He shows His favor towards us. And this we should all acknowledge concerning God today, that there is no being like Him, nor any God besides Him, for what we have seen with our eyes concerning His power and goodness is according to all that we have heard with our ears, and there is more to come for the half has not been told to us. Knowing these things, today we can all humbly say and repeat the words of David.... 
  20. This is the day that the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:24
  21. DAILY DEVOTIONAL 10/14/2018
  22. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2KJV
  23. Paul demands that we “not conform” to “this age” or “the pattern of this world”. The old age to which we belonged in our pre-Christian past will still continue to work hard to force it's influence on us, enticing us to follow its “pattern” of sinful and ungodly behavior. So beloved, Rather than “conforming” our conduct to this world, we must be “transformed” in our minds. A new orientation in our thinking must begin so that it will lead us to a new orientation in our behavior patterns. Here Paul touches on the minds' transformation because when the transformation takes place thats when we will be able to please God by doing his perfect will. When the mind is transformed the heart will also be transformed as well as our lives into new creatures. This day let your mind and heart be transformed !!
  24. TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL 10/13/2018
  25. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11KJV
  26. Beloved God always knows all his thoughts because all His works are always in complete agreement with them and everything he does are in perfection with the counsel of His own will. We often do not even know our own thoughts, nor do we know our own mind, but God is never at any uncertainty within himself. We are sometimes ready to fear that God’s designs concerning us are all against us; but he knows the contrary concerning his own people. His thoughts are always of good and not of evil; even that which seems evil at times is designed for good. Beloved, His thoughts are all working towards the expected end that we are all anxiously awaiting, which he will give in due time. The end that many expect will come, though perhaps not when they expect it. We all just have to have patience till the fruit is ripe, and thenwe shall have it.patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. 
  27. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
  28. JAMES 5:7
  29. TODAYS DEVOTIONAL 10/12/2018
  30. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. Psalm 62:1KJV 
  31.  Beloved, whatever difficulties or dangers we may meet today and , though God frown upon us and we are met with discouragements in our attendance on him, yet still our soul waits upon God” our soul “Says nothing against what he does, but quietly expects what he will do.” We are in the way both of duty and comfort when our soul waits upon God, when we cheerfully refer ourselves, and the disposal of all our affairs, to his will and wisdom, when we acquiesce in and accommodate ourselves to all the dispensations of his providence, and patiently expect a doubtful event, with an entire satisfaction in his righteousness and goodness, however it be. Our wills must be melted into his will. My soul has respect to God, for from him cometh my salvation. What a comfort to know that this day we can place our will into his will as He will lead, guide and direct our steps as our soul waits patiently upon Him! Remember,
  32. THE STEPS OF A GOOD MAN ARE ORDERED BY THE LORD AND HE DELIGHTETH IN HIS WAYS!! PS 37:23
  33. May His steps be your guide today!!!
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  35. TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL10/11/2018
  36. Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. Proverbs 19:20-21KJV
  37. WE ARE ALL AWARE ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE WORLD IN WHICH WE ARE LIVING IN THESE LAST DAYS. IT IS CERTAIN THAT IT WILL GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS ANY BETTER, SO HERE GOD TELLS US THAT WE MUST REMAIN WISE AND ALERT, ACCEPT THE COUNSEL OF THE LORD AND PUT TO USE THE INSTRUCTIONS WE RECIEVE FROM HIM. MAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN VERY CRAFTY IN HIS OWN HEART AND HAS FAILED VERY MISIREABLY BECAUSE OF HIS DEVICES IN HIS OWN HEART. MAN NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE COUNSEL OF OUR LORD WILL STAND FIRM FOREVER.START OUT YOUR DAY ON A POSITIVE NOTE ....TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL OF THY HEART LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING, IN ALL THAY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AND HE WILL MAKE THY PATHS STRAIGHT.
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  39. TODAYS DEVOTIONAL 10/10/2018
  40. Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.Deuteronomy 13:4KJV
  41. WHAT A BETTER WAY TO START YOUR DAY THAN TO BE IN COMPLETE REVERENCE TO GOD ALMIGHTY. TOO MANY FALSE PRETENDERS HAVE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD TRYING TO DECIEVE EVEN IF IT WERE POSSIBLE THE VERY ELECT OF GOD! MOSES WAS INSTRUCTED TO TELL THE ISREALITES TO FEAR GOD, KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND TO SERVE HIM BY CLEAVING UNTO HIM.
  42. HOW WELL WOULD OUR DAY BE IF WE ONLY OBEYED THIS VOICE INSTRUCTING US TO REMAIN FAITHFUL AND TRUE TO HIM. FALSE ELEMENTS WILL NOT INTERRUPT OUR DAY IF WE ONLY WALK IN HIS STATUTES, OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS, AND OBEY HIS VOICE, AND CLEAVE UNTO HIM! REMEMBER...HIS VOICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR WHEN HE SPEAKS HE RELIEVES MY TROUBLED MIND!
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  44. TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL 10/09/2018
  45. Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Proverbs 27:1 NIV Over in the book of James 4:4 it says..What is your life? It is even like a vapor that Is here for a little while then it vanishes away! 
  46. Beloved life is very short we must take care of it. The preacher said we worry too much about tomorrow> Yet Jesus said...Matt.6:25-29 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
  47. Time to reflect and stop worrying about tomorrow!
  48. Father, we give You our thanks for rescuing us and making us right with You. We humbly ask for Your Spirit’s guidance as we serve You today.
  49. TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL10/08/2018
  50. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)
  51. There is no greater power working in the life of a child of God than the power of God working in us daily. As a child of God we are also to understand that he is always ready to do more than we are able to ask or even imagine. It is a great joy to know that He is always near to express His power through us as we start out our new day! With this in mind let us serve Him gladly with all Joy for this is our reasonable service! To God be the Glory!!
  52. TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL10/07/2018
  53. And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27
  54. Each and every day we wake up it is a blessing from God, however in the trajectory of the day some things that we face sometimes become impossible to tackle. Some of the things we face may be insurmountable by our own understanding and as Jesus said.."with men this is impossible" but not with God for with God all things are possible." Today you may have a difficult task ahead for the day, if you focus and give it to Jesus He will make the impossible, possible for you...the secret....Earnestly Pray!~He'll fix it for you!!!