Category: Redemption

Morning Devotion 03/05/2018

Morning Devotion 03/05/2018

Luke 23:39-43 (KJV)
39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

Two different destinies. Jesus was nailed to a cross and placed between two thieves. One thief mocked and spoke evil to Jesus. The other thief rebuked the thief which disrespected Jesus. He understood that the punishment he was receiving was just for the crimes that he had committed. He also knew that Jesus was a man who had not done anything wrong and did not deserve the cruelty of the cross. In his humility he asked the Lord to remember him when he entered his kingdom. Jesus with compassion told him that this thief would be with him in paradise. Jesus saw his humility and confession of his sins, forgave him. The other thief had no remorse for what he had done and was not given the same promise. Two men who met the Master in a most unlikely setting had the same opportunity, but one chose to die in his sin while the other only hoped to receive forgiveness. What is your choice? To continue in your sinful condition or confess your sins and ask for forgiveness? Blessed is the man who hungers and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled. You have made the right choice, receive your blessings.

Morning Devotion 03/02/2018

Morning Devotion 03/02/2018

1 Peter 4:7 (KJV)
7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (KJV)
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Corinthians 15:52 (KJV)
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Matthew 24:36 (KJV)
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Matthew 24:42 (KJV)
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-4 (KJV)
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

 

Watch and pray. Look up for your redemption is drawing nigh. No one knows the day nor the hour, but the signs of the end time are all around us. This is not a time to be complacent in our walk with the Lord. It is not a time to let down our guard of protection for our souls. One day it will happen. There will be a trumpet sound, and everything will be changed. Watch and pray! Paul said it profoundly that we are the children of the light and when the Lord comes there will be signs that will make us aware that it is about to take place. When the Lord comes it will be like in the days of Noah. Noah preached for 120 years and when the animals miraculously began to board the ark that should have been sign enough that maybe this old man was speaking truth. What is it going to take to wake up our world? Watch and pray! What are we watching? John wrote the words of Jesus that he received in his vision of the Revelations, “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.” We are watching to make sure we are covered with the robe of righteousness. When we are watching for the coming of the Lord we are blessed. Receive your blessings today and be excited about the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Morning Devotion 03/01/2018

Morning Devotion 03/01/2018

Judges 2:7 (KJV)
7 And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Israel.

Judges 2:10-12 (KJV)
10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.
11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:
12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.

Yesterday I alluded to these scriptures and the impact is still disturbing my soul today. During Joshua’s lifetime and the other elders, they witnessed miraculous events from the time of the exodus from Egypt to living in Canaan land. The observed the miraculous event of the Lord splitting the waters of the Red Sea and the land beneath being dry so that all Israel could walk through on dry ground and then bringing the waters together again to destroy the army of Pharaoh. How the Lord lead them through the wilderness and feeding all Israel with manna that fell from the heavens, as well as quail and causing water to emerge from a rock. These historical events were being handed down to those of the next generation. Now the time had come when those who witnessed these events had passed on and the only thing that remained were stories surrounding the youth. It wasn’t long until the stories were only folk tales and soon forgotten. The generations were growing up not really knowing who the Lord was and his great works. There is a trend that is becoming more and more prevalent in our day and time that our youth are growing up without a true knowledge of who the Lord is. Join with me in prayer for the younger generation to come into the knowledge of the Lord. Pray that our faith will spark a revival of miracles that the younger generation can witness the mighty works of God. Let the blessings we receive every day open doors of opportunity that our youth can see the great works of the Lord Jesus Christ. Receive your blessings and share with those around you.