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Everyone of us has sinned and broken God's laws. Everyone has fallen short of God's perfect standard. All people at one point or another have done something or thought something they're not proud of, something that they would not like anyone else to know about, let alone God. Moreover, God looks not only at our deeds, but also the desires and motives behind all the things we do. The Bible says, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." And that's what Salvation is all about. All of humanity was born with a sin-nature, and we are separated from God because of our sin. In addition, there are no works we can perform, which can earn our way into Heaven. What we consider "good deeds" are god's standard for our normal everyday behavior. If that were not hard enough, we have to remember, no good deeds, no matter how big the sacrifice, erase or remove past sin. There are no scales in Heaven, God is not going to compare our sins against our good deeds, to see which is greater.

That would be like committing a crime, then telling the judge we are not guilty because we did a good deed afterwards. We must remember all sin no matter how small in thought or deed is punishable by Hell. But the good news is God wants to have a relationship with you and me. God's desire is that all people would spend eternity with Him in Heaven. Therefore, God's salvation is a free gift given by His grace, through faith alone in Jesus alone. God gave us a way to receive forgiveness of all of our sins past, present and future! And that is His free gift of grace. We know that we are not perfect. Though try as we might, no one can achieve perfection. We cannot behave perfectly all, or even most of the time, and God knows that! And that's why He gave us the gift of salvation which is the forgiveness of sins. As the Bible says "for by grace you are saved through faith; and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, lest anyone should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)
 

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  • Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)
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  • The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. (2nd Chronicles 16:9)
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Daily Bible Promises
for Thursday, December 14, 2017

God Promises We Will See the Face of Jesus - (Revelation 22:4)

One day, you will see My face and My name will be on your forehead.


Reading Notes

For all those who love the Lord, our greatest expectation, our hope which gives us endurance is looking forward to that future moment when we will see Jesus face to face, and spend eternity in His presence. We must remember we are God's children, adopted into the family of God through our faith in Jesus. In addition, we are also the bride of Christ, betrothed to Jesus before the foundations of the earth were laid in place. Therefore, we belong to Jesus, and the best part is, our Lord is coming again for His own. Paul called the rapture the, "Blessed Hope" of all who put their faith in Christ. This particular verse is from the last chapter of the last book of the Bible. And it speaks of our final state when we are home in the presence of the Lord, dwelling in the new Jerusalem, under the new heavens and on the new earth. In addition, this verse in particular is speaking about relationships, specifically our close relationship with God the Father because of what Jesus did for us on the Cross of Calvary. The phrase, "His name shall be on their foreheads," is a figure of speech which refers to ownership, and a very close relationship with our Lord.

In the context of these passages, it refers to our close relationship with God as His dear children. It also speaks to the fact that through our faith in Jesus, we not only have a restored relationship with God the Father, but we also now belong to God and He calls us His own! Our relationship is so close with God, because of what Jesus did for us, that His name will be on our foreheads. And as we think about this, the most exciting part is when we go to be home with the Lord, we will also return with Jesus to the earth as His people, chosen from before the foundations of the world were laid in place. When the end of this age comes we will return with Jesus, and we will forever be with Him. And this passage here speaks of that time after the one thousand year reign of Christ. A lot of times we speak of heaven, but dear Christian, do not forget, our eternity includes living with Jesus on the new earth with a new heaven! And until that time comes, God has called us to persevere in our faith, through the power of the Holy Spirit who indwells us. And to grow in the knowledge of Jesus, through the study of His word, the Bible. Moreover, while we wait for Jesus' return, we are to be seeking out those who are lost and telling them of the good news of salvation through faith alone, in Christ alone.

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Put on the Whole Armor of God

Bible Verse Ephesians 6:11-16

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand. Having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all fiery darts of the wicked one.

Commentary:

As believers and followers of Jesus, we can experience spiritual warfare. Paul tells us in his letter to the Ephesians that this world is under the influence of the one he calls the "prince of the power of the air" who is Satan. In addition, Peter reminds us that Satan also goes about like a roaring lion looking for those he can devour. Both Paul and Peter used these images to help us better understand the spiritual warfare that we face because we have become children of God. We live in a world which is at enmity with the Lord, and when we place our faith in Christ, we suddenly change allegiances. We are no longer part of a dark and dying world under the influence of Satan, instead through faith we are adopted into the family of God, becoming joint-heirs with Christ. And because of this we are no longer at enmity with God, but instead we become sojourners open to spiritual attacks. Because we belong to the Lord, we are now at enmity with a dark and dying world and the one the Apostle Paul calls the "prince of the power of the air." These attacks can be especially severe, causing us physical and emotional turmoil and pain.

But we must never forget the Holy Spirit who dwells in us is stronger than Satan and his demons. And because the spiritual warfare can be severe Paul is reminding us that we need to treat spiritual attacks from the enemy in the same manner as soldiers in battle. The difference is our armor was created for us by God. Moreover, Paul explains to us that we already have victory in Christ, so much so that our spirit which has been made alive in Christ is already seated with Jesus in the heavenlies. And everything we need for the battle has already been given to us in the armor of God, which we access through prayer and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. When Paul speaks to us about wrestling, he is using a term that speaks of hand to hand combat. Stressing that the enemy we face will use all deception, trickery, and wickedness in order to get us to fall away from the faith. They will discourage us, create chaos with those we work with and cause strife where they can. All this to get us to turn our backs on Jesus and the gift of salvation which He alone can provide. Satan and his demons know the end of the story. They know where they will spend eternity, they know the time is short, and their goal is to get as many of us to join them as possible. So these scriptures were written for our benefit to show us how to prepare for the spiritual attacks we know will come.

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God's Word Testifies of Jesus

John 5:39

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.

Delight in the Law of the Lord

Psalm 1:2-3

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

Blessed is the One Who Seeks the Lord

Psalm 1:1, 3

Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

Jesus is Faithful

Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Our Lord is God

Jeremiah 33:2-3

Thus says the Lord who made it, the Lord who formed it to establish it (the Lord is His name): Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

Present Yourselves Before the Lord

2nd Timothy 2:14-16

Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.

Anything is Possible With God

Jeremiah 32:17

Ah, Lord God Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.

Jesus Calls to Us

Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

Seek the Lord

Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Sufficient for Today is the Lord

Matthew 6:31-32,34

Therefore do not worry, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Patience in God's Perfect Work

James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

Year of Proverbs
for Thursday, December 14, 2017

God Gives Blessings with Each Stage of Life - (Proverbs 20:29)

The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is their gray head.


Reading Notes

In our world today, especially in the western culture, we have lost the understanding of the glory and sense of belonging to a large family. That sense of belonging, which is associated with multi-generational families. And when that happens, we have truly lost the first-hand evidence of God's work, which is displayed for us throughout the lives of our family members. We also lose what it means to be part of a family throughout the generations. In other words, we have lost what it means to have roots and a family history to be part of, and a history of faith to look back on. And when this happens, we also can lose sight that each stage of life has its blessings, trials and advantages. Moreover, we also lose sight that God designed us this way on purpose. He has done so in order that we may benefit and help each other throughout life, as one generation passes down its knowledge, love, care, support, family bonding, history and material wealth to the next generation. This is all part of God's plan of creation for mankind. Dear child of God, this is so important to understand because families, especially multi-generational families are the glue that holds society together. Families form the foundation of faith upon which we learn the Bible and strengthen our love for God.

This is because we can clearly see His work throughout the generations. And that's why Satan and this fallen world have worked so hard to destroy families. Because Satan knows if he can destroy a family, if he with the help and cooperation of a fallen world, can destroy that legacy of faith and reclassify a family as anything else, but what God designed it to be, then Satan can decrease the likelihood of a person coming to faith in Christ. By destroying families Satan knows he can destroy lives and separate people from God. We have to remember we were all created in the image of God and all people were created with a body, soul and spirit. All people were created by God to be in harmony with one another, this means in relationship with one another. We were all created to have a relationship with God and each other. With youth comes vitality, the desire to explore with a mind waiting to learn new things, to learn about life and the world. And with old age comes dignity, life experience, wisdom, patience and a holiness seldom seen in the young. God meant this to compliment families as they grow together and learn from one another. Our responsibility as followers of Jesus is to remember this, and to not let the one the Apostle Paul calls the, "prince of the power of the air," who is Satan, working hand in hand with a fallen world, to continue to destroy the family. We need to remember that the family is a blessing, dearly loved and given to us by a God.

Year of Psalms
for Thursday, December 14, 2017

We Hide God's Word in Our Hearts to Grow in His Love - (Psalm 119:9-11)

How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments. Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.


Reading Notes

Much later in this chapter the psalmist will tell us of God's word, that it's a guide for the paths of our lives. He will use the phrase "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." This is because God's word is meant for us to follow to have a more abundant and fulfilling life. God's word gives us godly wisdom by which we can live a more abundant life, because it helps us to live a more God honoring life. Moreover, God's word is His revelation to us about Himself and His plan of redemption. God's word leads us unto a life that would not only be more bountiful for us and our families, but also pleasing to the Lord. And that's the thought begun in these passages. However, before God's word can become a light to our path, we must first read it, study it, believe it and meditate on it. And by doing so the Holy Spirit will then weave the word of God into the fabric our hearts, after which God's word will begin to change us and the direction of our lives.

God's word does so, because it leads us directly to Christ Jesus our Lord. In addition, God's word can help to cleanse our hearts and minds from the damage and debris left over from living in a world at enmity against God. And here in these passages the psalmist is telling us that he not only memorized God's word, but more importantly he kept it within his heart, followed it and obeyed God's commandments in both heart and deed. And by doing so God's word became his anchor and foundation during times of trouble and attack from the enemies of God. This is because God's word speaks of hope, it speaks of history, past, present and future as it reveals to us God's plan of redemption and the ultimate return of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. And because of this it gives us hope through the knowledge of how things will end and what God has in store for those who love Him. We know what ultimately will happen to us and the eternity which awaits us. Moreover, God's word helps us to understand the sovereignty of God and that the Lord is ultimately in control.

Bible Principle for Today
for Thursday, December 14, 2017

We are children of God, joint heirs with Christ because of our faith in Him, so we must remember living the Christian life means allowing Jesus to live His life through us.

Prayer for Today
for Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dear God help me to withstand the temptation of self-righteousness and pride and guide me in the right path that I may find your will.