Faith Beyond the Sky

Faith Beyond the Sky
 The beautifully artistic sky over my neighborhood this morning reminded me of how limitless the possibilities are in Christ Jesus.  It reminds me that through Him, I can do all things and that nothing is impossible if only I believe.  So, as I move forward into the day, I believe and trust in the God “…who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;” (Rom 4:17).  We all must do the same — believe and speak of those things we can’t see, but we believe it’s coming!  Hallelujah!  Enjoy the day and God bless the work of your hands.  In Him and through Him, we can do all things (Phil 4:13).

The Authority Of Reality — Fri November 4, 2011 (Devotional)

Verse:  Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. – jas 4:8

Thought:   It is essential to give people a chance of acting on the truth of God. The responsibility must be left with the individual, you cannot act for him, it must be his own deliberate act, but the evangelical message ought always to lead a man to act. The paralysis of refusing to act leaves a man exactly where he was before; when once he acts, he is never the same. It is the foolishness of it that stands in the way of hundreds who have been convicted by the Spirit of God. Immediately I precipitate myself over into an act, that second I live; all the rest is existence. The moments when I truly live are the moments when I act with my whole will. Never allow a truth of God that is brought home to your soul to pass without acting on it, not necessarily physically, but in will. Record it, with ink or with blood. The feeblest saint who transacts business with Jesus Christ is emancipated the second he acts; all the almighty power of God is on his behalf. We come up to the truth of God, we confess we are wrong, but go back again; then we come up to it again, and go back; until we learn that we have no business to go back. We have to go clean over on some word of our redeeming Lord and transact business with Him. His word “come” means “transact.” “Come unto Me.” The last thing we do is to come; but everyone who does come knows that that second the supernatural rush of the life of God invades him instantly. The dominating power of the world, the flesh and the devil is paralysed, not by your act, but because your act has linked you on to God and His redemptive power.

Link:  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/hl-devos-mu/~3/r3SWmT4wrYc/utm.cgi #Bible http://j.mp/sESEdJ


Do Ye Now Believe — Mon February 28, 2011 (Devotional)

Verse:   By this we believe , 133; Jesus answered, Do ye now believe – joh 16:30-31 Thought Now we believe. Jesus says – Do you The time is coming when you will leave Me alone. Many a Christian worker has left Jesus Christ alone and gone into work from a sense of duty, or from a sense of need arising out of his own particular discernment. The reason for this is the absence of the resurrection life of Jesus. The soul has got out of intimate contact with God by leaning to its own religious understanding. There is no sin in it, and no punishment attached to it; but when the soul realizes how he has hindered his understanding of Jesus Christ, and produced for himself perplexities and sorrows and difficulties, it is with shame and contrition he has to come back. We need to rely on the resurrection life of Jesus much deeper down than we do, to get into the habit of steadily referring everything back to Him; instead of this we make our common – sense decisions and ask God to bless them. He cannot, it is not in His domain, it is severed from reality. If we do a thing from a sense of duty, we are putting up a standard in competition with Jesus Christ. We become a “superior person,” and say – “Now in this matter I must do this and that.” We have put our sense of duty on the throne instead of the resurrection life of Jesus. We are not told to walk in the light of conscience or of a sense of duty, but to walk in the light as God is in the light. When we do anything from a sense of duty, we can back it up by argument; when we do anything in obedience to the Lord, there is no argument possible; that is why a saint can be easily ridiculed. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/hl-devos-mu/~3/bopmB7huaCI/utm.cgi #Bible http://j.mp/if1FVG

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