The Holy Spirit never gives people instructions that do not line up with Jesus' atonement for us on the cross. "It is finished!" (See John 19:30)
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
It's never God's will for people to be sick and die from illness, disease, or sickness. He provided Jesus as an atonement for all sin including those ailments. Jesus took all of it on Himself, so we wouldn't need to take it on ourselves.
Yet, some of us have really not understood all that He died to give us on the cross over 2000 years ago. He paid the ultimate penalty for us. It's not just partially paid for by Him either. It's all paid for us. Therefore, it was all taken care of us.
We don't have to receive anything that the devil tries to put on us. He put the devil under His feet. The devil is also under our feet as blood-bought Children of God.
Jesus is in us, and we are in Him. So, the devil is a defeated foe. Don't believe any of his lies.
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Cast down all of those imaginations against the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Receive all that Jesus died to give you. Forgiveness of sins, divine healing and health, wholeness, abundant life, and more. It's all bought for us, so it is truly ours in Christ.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
While Jesus was in the wilderness, He was not considered a wilderness man nor a man of the wilderness. He was not defined by His physical circumstances. He was still the Son of God. He still had a relationship with His Father.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The life vest had been available to her all day. However, she chose to go without it. Perhaps, she thought it was unnecessary and cumbersome. Maybe, she was an excellent swimmer. Therefore, she didn't think of the possibility of getting too physically tired to make it into the boat later. After all, she had probably been relying on her own self and ability in the lake. And, she had done just fine earlier.
God has made eternal salvation available to every person in this world. Yet, numerous people choose to go without it every day of their lives. Maybe, they too think it is unnecessary like Naya thought of the life vest. Perhaps, they think they are doing fine in life on their own. They do not realize they are going to get tired of doing everything for themselves in their own limited strength. They will come to a point in life where they know they need an eternal Savior.
I am sure that was the case with Naya when she did not have the energy or strength to pull herself up into the boat after helping her young son get into the boat. There are always days and times when we in our own limited strength do not have the energy and strength to pull ourselves up by the boot straps so to speak whether into a boat, out of a pit, out of a fiery furnace, or out of the wilderness (Read Genesis 37:18-24; Exodus 13:14, 16-18; Daniel 3; Matthew 4:1-11). We all come to a point in our lives where we know we need Almighty, all-powerful God to eternally save us from the enemy of our souls.
It is too bad that Naya did not know and understand that specific principle before reaching the point of no return. Unfortunately, we do not know whether she reached out to Jesus before drowning in the lake. She may have made that decision at the last minute like the thief on the cross who Jesus accepted into Paradise with Him. That choice was between her and Him then.
Will you make the same decision though? Will you wait too long --- until the very last minute of your life? Or, will you choose to put your faith and trust in Jesus now?
(Read Isaiah 53; John 3:16-17; John 19; Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:8-10)