Devotion 13: Need Prayer? Click the forum by the home tab & let us know so we can pray for you! 🤍
Brethren, Do you recall reading Jeremiah 29:11-13?
Let me share it with you and get your thoughts on it.
It reads like this: "For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon ME and go and pray to ME, and I will listen to you. And you will seek ME and find ME, when you search for ME with all your heart." Brethren, Are we each aware that GOD, being a GOD of MERCY, and TRUTH is also a GOD of vengeance, that the SCRIPTURES reveal as a consuming fire?🤔
Please consider how Hebrews 12:28-29 affirms this TRUTH by saying: “Therefore, since we are recieving a KINGDOM which cannot be shaken, let us have GRACE, by which we may serve GOD acceptably with reverence and Godly fear.”
For our GOD is a consuming fire. Surely Beloved, are we each aware of GOD's character, and how The HOLY SCRIPTURES assure us that the wrath of GOD is coming upon a world who knows not GOD?
Yes? Yet, why does the world not know GOD?
Do you believe that it's because they diligently seek HIM?
Or could it be that it's because they ignore HIM who with HIS WORD gave us LIFE? Well, because GOD is not willing that any should perish, HE commands all people of the world to LOVE HIM.
For if we LOVE The LORD, our GOD, we will delight in doing HIS will.
And not those of the powers of darkness.
We will delight in GOD'S WORD from John 14:15-17, where The LORD HIMSELF declares saying: "If you LOVE ME, keep MY commandments. And I will pray to The FATHER and HE will give you another HELPER, that HE may abide with you FOREVER - The SPIRIT of TRUTH, whom the world cannot recieve, because it neither sees HIM nor knows HIM; but you know HIM, for HE dwells with you and will be in you."
Brethren, After all that the LORD has done for each of us, and the SPIRIT that HE has given us; would you agree, that HE would have us be thankful for REDEEMING us by the BLOOD of HIS SACRIFICE, and for placing us in HIM?
Yes, so that we might be partakers of HIS GLORY?
Consider 2 Thessalonians 1:3-8, and how GOD'S WORD makes this affirmative statement, saying: “We are bound to thank GOD always for you, Brethren, as it is fitting, because your FAITH grows exceedingly, and the LOVE of every one of you all abounds toward each other, so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of GOD for your patience and FAITH in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the RIGHTEOUS Judgement of GOD, that you may be counted worthy of the KINGDOM of GOD, for which you also suffer. Since it is a RIGHTEOUS thing with GOD to repay with Tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when The LORD JESUS is revealed from HEAVEN with HIS Mighty Angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who know not GOD, and on those who do not obey the GOSPEL of our LORD JESUS CHRIST."
Brethren, Would you agree, that that passage of SCRIPTURE, is extremely eye-opening?🤔
I Believe it is and that all would do well to take heed according to GOD's WORD. Especially, since the time that GOD has appointed to judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS is fast approaching. GOD'S Judgement is approaching? Yes, it most certainly is!
Consider Acts 17:30-31, and how GOD expounds on what I'm saying: "Truly, these times of ignorance GOD overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because HE has appointed a day on which HE will judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS by the Man Whom HE has ordained. HE has given assurance of this to all by raising HIM from the dead."
With that said, Beloved, do you understand why GOD's WORD gives this instruction from Matthew 4:4, saying, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every WORD that proceeds from The Mouth of GOD."
You see brethren, the same WORD of GOD that gave us LIFE, is our LIFE. And we would each have no LIFE, were it not for our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
And so we each owe HIM our allegiance, and our obedience.
For HE would have us call HIM, LORD, by our obedience and not with our mouth, beloved. And if there be any doubt, that it is in this way that HE demands to be called LORD.
Consider Luke 6:46 and how the LORD asks each of us this question: "But why do you call ME, 'LORD, LORD' and not do the things which I say?" And now consider Matthew 7:22, and how the LORD makes this heart-pounding statement, saying: "For many will say to ME in that day, 'LORD, LORD,' have we not prophesied in YOUR NAME, cast out demons in YOUR NAME, and done many wonders in YOUR NAME?" And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from ME, you who practice lawlessness.”
And Beloved, that simply means; Depart from ME, you who do the will and desires of the devil. And to all who prefer to do the devil's will, HE will likely say what is clearly written in John 8:44. It reads like this: "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in The TRUTH, because there is no TRUTH in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
Brethren, Because the devil is a liar and seeks to decieve the world, in order that he might drag them off to Hell. The LORD reassures us in John 8:32, saying: "And you shall know The TRUTH, and The TRUTH shall make you free!"
You see, Brethren, our LORD seeks to make humanity free of the deception of Satan. But because most people simply ignore The TRUTH of GOD’S WORD, the LORD clearly speaks these WORDS, from Hosea 4:6, saying: "MY people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for ME; because you have forgotten the law of your GOD, I also will forget your children."
Brethren, Are we each aware that one who forgets the law of GOD is one who forgets the WORD of the LIVING GOD?
Yes, for GOD's law was given by the WORD of the LIVING GOD.
Do you remember, Beloved, how the Finger of GOD wrote the Ten commandments on two tablets of stone?🤔
The same Ten commandments, that are written on our hearts and are the law of GOD, which none of us have kept?
Indeed, the only One who has kept the law of GOD, is HE who is spoken of in 1 Timothy 3:16.
Consider how it reads: "And without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness: GOD was manifested in the FLESH, JUSTIFIED in The SPIRIT, Seen by Angels, Preached among the gentiles, Believed on in the world, Recieved up in GLORY."
And Beloved, We each have been left here to share HIS story that we might seek to bring HIM GLORY.
Knowing that every Soul is precious to GOD, and is GLORY for GOD.
And Beloved, HE is worthy of all GLORY!
So knowing that JESUS CHRIST, is The WORD, that became flesh, and came to live among us, consider Deuteronomy 30:14-20 and how GOD reveals HIMSELF, saying: "But The WORD is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it."See, I have set before you today LIFE and GOOD, death and evil, in that I command you today to LOVE The LORD your GOD, to walk in HIS ways, and to keep HIS commandments, HIS statutes, and HIS judgments, that you may live and multiply; and The LORD your GOD will Bless you in the land which you go to possess. But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess. I call HEAVEN and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you LIFE and death, Blessing and cursing; therefore choose LIFE, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may LOVE The LORD your GOD, that you may obey HIS VOICE, and that you may cling to HIM, for HE is your LIFE and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which The LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."
And so that brings me to this question:
Are you ready and willing to embrace our future, and our hope?
Yes, the inheritance that's been provided to us by JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR!
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