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Sep 26, 2017

All Things New

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“If any person be in Messiah, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away and behold new things have come” II Corinthians 5:17.  In Messiah the old creation is fading away and the new creation is coming; the old is gone and the new has begun to arrive.  The resurrection of Jesus

Jul 16, 2017

Come Out

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“Lazarus, come out” (Jn 11:43).  The sprit of the dead one heard and obeyed the voice of Jesus.  The spirits of the dead saints live in the presence of that voice.  They even say to Him, “How long?” (Rev 6:10).  The story of Lazarus anticipates the day when those in the grave will hear His

Jul 14, 2017

Anticipating Complete Healing

By |Jul 14, 2017|Christ, Christ Coming, Death, Devotionals, Healing, Kingdom of God|0 Comments

The preaching of the arrival of the Kingdom of God came with miracles of healing the sick and casting out demons.  This was more than compassion for the hurting; it was saying that the promised future had arrived in the present manifested by these miracles.  He still heals, but our present healing is not final. 

Nov 26, 2016

Readiness

By |Nov 26, 2016|Advent, Christ, Christ Coming, Devotionals, Father|0 Comments

The first Sunday of Advent focuses on being ready for the return of our Messiah.  ”But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone” Matthew 24:36 (NASB).  The Messiah came unrecognized by the political and religious authorities of his day, because they

Sep 4, 2016

Departed Glory

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We must not look back to former days to relish the “glory moments”. We can’t if we know that Jesus is with us and why He is with us.
Sep 3, 2016

Death’s Time

By |Sep 3, 2016|Christ, Christ Coming, Death, Devotionals, New Creation, Resurrection, Resurrection Day|0 Comments

Sometimes we know by prognosis or diagnosis that our death is near.  A few know by intuition.  For the vast majority, we do not know.  It comes as a surprise, unannounced.  Death comes in the midst of jobs partially done and dreams not yet fulfilled.  It interrupts and disrupts our lives.  We really know it

Aug 11, 2016

His Image Bearers

By |Aug 11, 2016|Christ, Christ Coming, Creation, Devotionals, Divine Likeness, Kingdom of God|0 Comments

 

In ancient times, a king who extended his kingdom would erect an image of himself in his newly acquired territory.  The people of God are the image of God in the world.  We are chosen as His people to reclaim what is already His. “All the earth is mine” (see Exodus 19:3-6).  He is reclaiming

Apr 22, 2016

God’s Story

By |Apr 22, 2016|Christ, Christ Coming, Devotionals, Father, Spirit|0 Comments

We are called to be part of God’s story.  We hear His story.  We enter it.  We re-tell it.  We soak in His story so our story will reflect Him.  We become a participant in the story of God.  The book of Acts is the continuing story of God’s Spirit acting in His people throughout

Mar 19, 2016

A Kingdom Portrait

By |Mar 19, 2016|Christ, Christ Coming, Devotionals, Kingdom of God, Lent, Palm Sunday|0 Comments

Palm Sunday was the day that Jesus publicly presented himself as Israel’s Messiah by acting out an OT prophecy.  He even paraded the kind of humble Kingdom He was bringing.  Look at the man on the donkey!  He does not look like the promised descendant of David!  He does not look like one whose dominion

Jan 23, 2016

Insiders Become Outsiders

By |Jan 23, 2016|Christ, Christ Coming, Devotionals, Kingdom of God|0 Comments

There are those who think they are in who are out.  They think they will be welcomed on the great day into the kingdom, but will find themselves on the outside, because they did not welcome sinners into the kingdom.  They kept and guarded it for themselves.  This displeased the King.  They did not serve