In the “Great Commission” Jesus tells us to GO! Go make disciples. GO Baptize. Go teach my Commandments. But Who is he telling to Go and what does Go look like?
Did you know that how you treat a follower of Jesus is how you treat Jesus?!? Jesus talks about it in the passage where on judgment day all nations will be gathered to him and he will start separating the people into two groups as you would sheep from the goats.
There is good coveting and there is bad coveting. In this video we cover both and how God plays a role in it all.
If you are security in anything this world has to offer besides Christ then you are living in False Security. The only security that is truly safe is in God alone.
The Lord wants us to respect and honor those who are alive or dead with deeds and actions. In this video I share what that looks like
Only 8 more devotions to write! I AM SO CLOSE!!! But in the mean time I had to share this devotion I wrote today! I love when I am writing that God is teaching me so much! So good! Thank you Jesus for this lesson!!!
Yesterday we talked about Satan being the accuser of the brethren or followers of Jesus. We also discussed that you need to remember that your sin was covered in the blood of the Jesus. The passage we talk about today is right after the verse from yesterday. This verse for the day is the perfect reminder and encourager of how to overcome the accusations of Satan:
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
– Revelation 12:11 (NIV)
The “him” that the believers triumphed over was Satan himself. The only way to have victory over the devil is by the blood of Jesus over your life and over your sins. You also have power of victory by your testimony of what God has done in your life. Did you know that your testimony is powerful? When you speak to others about what God has done in your life it gives you strength. I remember there was a person in my life that kept telling me the same stories over and over again about what God had done for them. I wanted to stop them and let them know they had already told me that story. But the Lord stopped me and told me that it boosted their faith every time they told those stories of what Jesus had done in their life.
So not only does it strength the person that is telling the testimony but it makes those who are listening stronger as well. So many times I have heard someone tell me what God did in their life and it increases my faith and helps me to believe God in a way I didn’t before. There is a Christian speaker named Shawn Bolz that I heard one time preach about how if God does it for one person it can do it for you. That really stuck with me, so now when I hear someone tell me something amazing God did in their life I think, “If God did it for them then He can do it for me to.” I heard about a person who was given a house free of charge. That God opened the door and the owner gave their house to this person. That is when I thought, “If God did that for them then he can get me a house free of charge as well.” I have lived in two houses rent free and I am believing God for someone to give me a house for me and my family to live in since we are trusting the Lord and walking in obedience.
Don’t you see the enemy knows how powerful your testimony is so he tries to keep you quiet by saying things like, “No one wants to hear what you have to say” or “You will sound stupid if you tell that story” or “That story isn’t really exciting others have had much more exciting stories about Jesus in their life”. You know what you need to do, tell the devil to shut his mouth and you need to open your mouth because someone needs to hear what the Lord has done in your life.
Have you told others about things God has done in your life? Have you shared your testimony with people who are in your life?
When I first gave my life to the Lord I did not believe in Spiritual Warfare at all that included demons and angels. It wasn’t until I got to the mission field and came face to face with Spiritual attacks that I finally believed. God brought me to the book of Daniel to show me that Spiritual Warfare is real and I was in the middle of a battle
In the middle of Jeremiah lamenting over Judah and Israel’s sin, their captivity, and how they turned from God Jeremiah had this realization just how amazing God was. His compassion, his mercies and his faithfulness.
God is in the business of turning out Junk to treasure. He can take the ashes of our lives, the mourning we are going through, and the heaviness we feel and give us beauty, joy, and praise. Don’t you want to give your trash/junk to God well then I think you need to watch this video!
When we have sexual encounters for the first time it awakens a hunger and thirst for sexual things and if we do that before marriage then we will try to satisfy it with things that will hurt, damage or produce baggage in our lives. That is why Solomon said “Do not awaken or arouse Love before it so desires” Do not awaken these sexual hungers before you get married.
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