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Noonday Devotion by Keith
11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
The more time you spend in the bible, the more amazed, you get. This verse for example.
In 2 Corinthians 5:21 we are ambassadors, in Isaiah 62:6, we are watchmen. One thing is true and that is that we are truth tellers, we share the precious truth of God's holy word to mankind.
The Lord has spoken throughout history, and the gallery of people he has used is so wonderful: Paul, Peter, Jeremiah and David to mention a few.
But in these last days, he has chosen You to share his word with those who you come into contact with and that are closest to you. Will you be the mouthpiece of the most High?. We have the awesome privilege of sharing our Saviour with people.
Let us be truth tellers today and always.
To who, have you published the word of the Lord.. this week?
For the glory of God and the honour of his name
God bless you
4You have not yet struggled and fought agonizingly against sin, nor have you yet resisted and withstood to the point of pouring out your [own] blood.
This is so awesome. You know reading verse 4, takes me back to the verses where Jesus was in the Garden. He resisted against the devil, to the point of sweating great drops of blood. He was standing his ground firmly; Maybe that is what the writer of Hebrews is referring to here.
If Jesus so resisted the devil in the garden Isn't this what we are to do ? For anyone who has seen the Passion film, don't you love the encounter between Jesus and the devil, that look of disdain that Jesus gives the devil before crushing the serpent under his feet. In the movie it was as if Jesus said.." "That's it, enough is enough"
We need to stop and say that very thing, enough is enough!
We are told to be imitators of Christ. That means we are to strive in prayer, like Jesus did, tell the devil where to go, by using your weapon, the word of God.
A final question
Do we strive against sin?
Do we roll over and just let sin have the victory over us?
Paul in Romans Chapter 6, says these words
1WHAT SHALL we say [to all this]? Are we to remain in sin in order that God's grace (favor and mercy) may multiply and overflow?
2Certainly not! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?
12Let not sin therefore rule as king in your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies, to make you yield to its cravings and be subject to its lusts and evil passions.
13Do not continue offering or yielding your bodily members [and [a]faculties] to sin as instruments (tools) of wickedness. But offer and yield yourselves to God as though you have been raised from the dead to [perpetual] life, and your bodily members [and [b]faculties] to God, presenting them as implements of righteousness.
14For sin shall not [any longer] exert dominion over you, since now you are not under Law [as slaves], but under grace [as subjects of God's favor and mercy].
15What then [are we to conclude]? Shall we sin because we live not under Law but under God's favor and mercy? Certainly not!
16Do you not know that if you continually surrender yourselves to anyone to do his will, you are the slaves of him whom you obey, whether that be to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness (right doing and right standing with God)?
17But thank God, though you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient with all your heart to the standard of teaching in which you were instructed and to which you were committed.
18And having been set free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in thought, purpose, and action).
If sin is having the victory over us, we need to examine ourselves and ask the Lord to give us, the strength to overcome it.
Remember it says.. Greater is He that is in us, than he who is the world.. amen
God bless you
Morning and Evening by CH Spurgeon
"Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil." – Proverbs 1:33
Divine love is rendered conspicuous when it shines in the midst of judgments. Fair is that lone star which smiles through the rifts of the thunder clouds; bright is the oasis which blooms in the wilderness of sand; so fair and so bright is love in the midst of wrath. When the Israelites provoked the Most High by their continued idolatry, he punished them by withholding both dew and rain, so that their land was visited by a sore famine; but while he did this, he took care that his own chosen ones should be secure. If all other brooks are dry, yet shall there be one reserved for Elijah; and when that fails, God shall still preserve for him a place of sustenance; nay, not only so, the Lord had not simply one "Elijah," but he had a remnant according to the election of grace, who were hidden by fifties in a cave, and though the whole land was subject to famine, yet these fifties in the cave were fed, and fed from Ahab’s table too by His faithful, God-fearing steward, Obadiah. Let us from this draw the inference, that come what may, God’s people are safe. Let convulsions shake the solid earth, let the skies themselves be rent in twain, yet amid the wreck of worlds the believer shall be as secure as in the calmest hour of rest. If God cannot save his people under heaven, he will save them in heaven. If the world becomes too hot to hold them, then heaven shall be the place of their reception and their safety. Be ye then confident, when ye hear of wars, and rumours of wars. Let no agitation distress you, but be quiet from fear of evil. Whatsoever cometh upon the earth, you, beneath the broad wings of Jehovah, shall be secure. Stay yourself upon his promise; rest in his faithfulness, and bid defiance to the blackest future, for there is nothing in it direful for you. Your sole concern should be to show forth to the world the blessedness of hearkening to the voice of wisdom.
"Let not one of them escape." – I Kings 18:40
When the prophet Elijah had received the answer to his prayer, and the fire from heaven had consumed the sacrifice in the presence of all the people, he called upon the assembled Israelites to take the priests of Baal, and sternly cried, "Let not one of them escape." He took them all down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. So must it be with our sins-they are all doomed, not one must be preserved. Our darling sin must die. Spare it not for its much crying. Strike, though it be as dear as an Isaac. Strike, for God struck at sin when it was laid upon his own Son. With stern unflinching purpose must you condemn to death that sin which was once the idol of your heart. Do you ask how you are to accomplish this? Jesus will be your power. You have grace to overcome sin given you in the covenant of grace; you have strength to win the victory in the crusade against inward lusts, because Christ Jesus has promised to be with you even unto the end. If you would triumph over darkness, set yourself in the presence of the Sun of Righteousness. There is no place so well adapted for the discovery of sin, and recovery from its power and guilt, as the immediate presence of God. Job never knew how to get rid of sin half so well as he did when his eye of faith rested upon God, and then he abhorred himself, and repented in dust and ashes. The fine gold of the Christian is oft becoming dim. We need the sacred fire to consume the dross. Let us fly to our God, he is a consuming fire; he will not consume our spirit, but our sins. Let the goodness of God excite us to a sacred jealousy, and to a holy revenge against those iniquities which are hateful in his sight. Go forth to battle with Amalek, in his strength, and utterly destroy the accursed crew: let not one of them escape.
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