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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)
  • Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23)
  • 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)
  • Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. (2nd Thessalonians 3:5)

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Daily Bible Promises
for Saturday, August 27, 2016

God Promises the Earth Belongs to Him, He is In Control - (Psalm 24:1)

The earth belongs to Me and all that is in it.


Reading Notes

Our God is the sovereign over all His creation. This means that God is in control of all He has created; even those who may not acknowledge His sovereignty. We have to understand that God's sovereignty exists despite man's refusal to acknowledge God. This should bring comfort to us, because this means God has a plan. The world today is not spinning out of control even though it may seem like it. Rather, God is moving mankind toward the fulfillment of His plan of redemption and the return of Christ. This is a very important Biblical concept for us to understand. Today we have the influence of other religions and cultures, which try to convince us that we go through cycles of time and history. Where everything comes to an end, then starts over, repeating itself in a cycle. However, this is not true, God is moving us toward the fulfillment of His plan of redemption, the return of Christ and the end of the age.

In other words, mankind and history are heading in a definitive direction, which has already been determined by God. We are quickly moving toward the end of the church age and the return of Christ. And as we study God's word we see the time is short and the time of Jesus' return could be very soon. The Bible tells us as we move closer and closer to the time of Christ's return, things will not get better. On the contrary things will get worse and worse until Jesus calls His saints to be home with Him. God will then make one final appeal to mankind to turn back toward Him. We call this period of time the Tribulation period. Therefore, the call is urgent for those who do not know Jesus. It's critical for those who need to place their trust in Christ alone, by faith alone. Those who need to know Jesus, need to know Him today, they cannot hold off any longer. Mankind, this world and the universe are part of God's creation. There is no such thing as "mother nature." The reality is, God is sovereign, He is in control and He is moving us forward to the culmination of His plan of redemption.

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Test All Spirits, Christ Is Our God

Bible Verse 1st John 4:1-4

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Commentary:

This warning is so important to us today. As we approach the end times we are beginning to enter the time of the great apostasy. The falling away from the faith spoken of by Paul in his letter to the Thessalonian church. A time when spiritual warfare will increase dramatically and a time when many false teachers, false prophets, new ideas and new religions will rise in many shapes and forms. These false doctrines will invade the church, our media, our lives and our thoughts with false teaching brought about by Satan, his minions and the fallen world we live in. All of which will deny the divinity and exclusivity of Christ and the inerrancy of scripture. They deny the need for salvation through Christ alone, because they want us separated from God forever. You have to remember Satan and his demons know the end of the story, they know where they will spend eternity. They understand that the battle as already been fought. So defeated, they understand they cannot stand against God. Their only goal now, is to bring as many of us along with them to Hell as they can.

And they will try to do so by turning as many as possible away from Jesus and God's word, the Bible. Moreover, they will use any means possible to do so! However, one of the most effective is by using our pride against us. This means, they will always deny the divinity of Jesus, deny grace and salvation by faith alone. And they will always add works to salvation because it appeals to human pride. It's part of our human nature, when we think we can contribute to our own salvation and make ourselves appear more self-righteous, our sin nature will gravitate in that direction. However, dear believer, we are to stand strong in Christ who strengthens us through the Holy Spirit who guides us and God's word. We do so knowing every doctrine, every person or spirit who does not claim Christ as Lord, is of Satan. Those who do not acknowledge Jesus as fully God and fully man, and that salvation is found in Him alone through faith alone is not of God, but is from Satan. This is what the Bible calls the spirit of the anti-Christ, sent by Satan to steal the hearts of men away from God. Therefore, we are to remember to test the spirits because anything other than faith in Jesus alone for salvation is a false religion.

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Our Selected Daily Bible Verse is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith.

 

We Live By The Word of God

Psalm 119:103-105

How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth. Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

Jesus is the Way

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Don't Be Troubled, Trust in Christ

John 14:1-3

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 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. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

He Who Believes in Jesus, Believes in God

John 14:10-12

Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

Believe in Christ and Follow God's Will God

John 14:12-15

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. If you love Me, keep My commandments.

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.

Year of Proverbs
for Saturday, August 27, 2016

Love Your Enemies, Do What is Best for Them - (Proverbs 25:21-22)

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; for so you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the Lord will reward you.


Reading Notes

During ancient times it was a common practice to heat up the coals and wrap the warm coals within the head coverings. This was meant to keep people’s heads warm and it's that image conveyed here in these passages. We are called not to retaliate, but to do something kind for our enemies and thereby follow the commands of our Lord Christ Jesus. It was Jesus who told us to "love those who hate you and do good to those who despise you" and to "repay evil with good." By doing so, we not only fulfill the commandments of Christ, but we may also win over the hearts of our enemies. Because receiving our kindness and love can cause shame and repentance of their actions toward us. In other words, our good when applied to their evil can cause repentance and the pain of guilt within our enemies.

This in turn can cause a change in our relationship with them as their heart is softened by our kindness. Moreover, by our actions we not only show the love of God, but we become a witness of Christ working in us. And this type of reaction leads us to the second meaning of this passage. That is not only does it refer to being kind to those who hate us. But that our kindness and genuine concern, can also bring about the feeling of repentance and sorrow. Like hot coals on our heart it can affect the conscience of our enemies. Moreover, these acts of kindness done out of genuine love for others help to keep us blameless before God because we returned good for evil. Because, as children of God, saved by faith when we return evil for evil, or we seek revenge and retaliation. We do so because of the hatred and anger in our hearts, which is a sin before God.

Year of Psalms
for Saturday, August 27, 2016

God's Words are True, Therefore We Rely on His Promises - (Psalm 119:145-148)

I cry out with my whole heart; Hear me, O Lord I will keep Your statutes. I cry out to You; Save me, and I will keep Your testimonies. I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word. My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.


Reading Notes

The words of God are true and faithful! We have to understand contrary to what Satan and this world would have you believe the true author of the Bible is God. The Bible scholars use the term, "verbal plenary inspiration." This phrase means that God the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the Bible using their own personalities, life experiences and cultural references to write down the words of God. And that is why we can trust the Bible. Because to accept Jesus and to trust in the Lord means we also trust in His word! If we are to get right to the point, most people don't like the Bible not because it's not true. They do not like the Bible because of what it says and because of its divine inspiration. The Bible gives life because it points to Jesus and shines a light on our sin. And because those who live in darkness hate the light they also hate God's word. They hate it so much they will attack the Bible in every way, and at every opportunity.

Moreover, because they hate God and hate His word, they will hate us as well, and that's why there will always be the pressure to compromise with the world. Therefore we ourselves cannot forget the truth and reliability of God's word. And like the psalmist here we can cry out to God based on the promises He has made to us in His word. And that's what the psalmist is doing here. Because the psalmist is in a covenant relationship with God through faith. And because the psalmist has already trusted in the Lord and His word, building his relationship stronger through the study of God's word. He can now, based on the promises of God's word through faith call on the Lord for help. Dear believer this is a privilege we all have because we are children of God. We through our faith in Christ have a covenant relationship with God. Therefore, we are to be in the study of God's word in order that we be equipped to call out to the Lord when trouble strikes, based on His written promises.

Bible Principle for Today
for Saturday, August 27, 2016

The trials and dark moments in our lives, we're allowed by God and they will last as long as is needed for God to accomplish His purpose in us and strengthen our faith in Him.

Prayer for Today
for Saturday, August 27, 2016

O Father, thank you so much for Jesus! Thank you for blessing me with a spiritual meal which reminds me and proclaims again that Jesus died, offering his body and blood as the atoning sacrifice for my sins. Thank you for giving me the day of his resurrection as the day I can powerfully remember this great sacrifice and anticipate the great day of reunion that his resurrection has secured for your children.