Archive for August 2014

Everything we need is in the blood of Jesus.

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 Weekend devotional, 8/29/2014

 God’s exceedingly great and mighty promises are promises a mortal man would never dare make, never dare freely guarantee. We have the seal of blood on our God’s promises, the precious blood of Jesus. Our God will stand by His Word; He will not fail. God the Father backs up all His promises, and the Holy Spirit is here to help us yield to the Word of God, to hide it in our hearts. Thank God for the blood of Jesus that stained the Old Rugged Cross! Hide us in the blood of Jesus until we have love in per­fection. Hide us in the blood of Jesus until we know that everything will be all right. “Hide us in the blood of Jesus until there will be no lonely days or lonely nights, they will all disappear into the sea of God's great love! Hide us in the blood of Jesus until we can see the perfect ways of our Lord Jesus, we can see the footprints of our Jesus in the sands of time, leading us one step at a time along our life journey. Hide us in the blood of Jesus until our ears hear all that the Spirit of our God is saying, so that we won’t miss any­thing that the Holy Spirit is saying.
   The blood of Jesus was sacrificed for all of us, for everyone! To the sinner we are saying, Come! Wash your­selves in the blood of Jesus. Come to Jesus just as you are, you don't have to clean up before you come! No matter your sins, you can be free of them. Hide us in the blood of Jesus till the storms are all over, until our God says, Come up higher my Child. Hide us in the blood of Jesus and we’ll know that we have  our ticket to heaven.  Hide us in the blood of Jesus until none of ourselves rises up, until no egotism is there. Hide us until we can see Jesus as Stephen saw Him. Feel that quickening power; it’s wonderful to have life through the blood of Jesus! When we find the blood of Jesus, we find abundant life. When we find the blood, of Jesus we find the door into heav­en.

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The other semeion in Revelation 12:3 reveals more biblical truth in connection with the first  semeion. 
      Revelation 12:3 reads, “Then another sign (semeion) appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.”
     The identity of the Red dragon is not debated because he is clearly identified in Revelation 12:9.
     Revelation 12:9 reads, “And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”
   The second semeion gives us a great deal of biblical truth about the character of Satan. First, he is described as being a red dragon. He is red because he is a murderer of the martyrs and saints down through the centuries. He is pictured as a dragon because of his viciousness and cruelty. The seven heads speak of great wisdom and the seven diadems speak of his rule and reign on the earth. He is the God of this world and the prince of the power of the air. The ten horns speak of his power over the kingdoms of this world that are under his influence.
     Revelation 12:4a gives us further spiritual biblical truth behind this second (semeion).


 Revelation 12:4a reads, “And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth.”
     The stars of heaven, angels are often referred to as stars and this would indicate that when Satan rebelled, a third of the angels rebelled with him. That is why there were probably three angels created in the highest order of angelic being, called the archangel. They were of the cherubim class of angels, but three special, and that was Gabriel, Lucifer and Michael. And that they each probably had under their authority a third of the angelic host. And those that were under Lucifer's authority, when he rebelled against God, joined in his rebellion. With his tail he drew a third part of the stars of heaven.

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If something is wrong with our heart, if we don’t have that soft Jesus heart, then godly things will not come out of our mouth. Jesus had a servant’s heart. Our Jesus was always serving blessings, delivering peo­ple. Our Jesus was always healing someone, or Jesus was on his way to heal someone just about every time we read about him in the scriptures.  (Mark 16:15). Our Jesus had the vision of salvation. Our Jesus died on the Cross to make the born-again experience pos­sible for everyone. (John 3:16). When our God gave Jesus to us, our God gave His whole heart. By a new and living way, which he (Jesus) hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh (Hebrews 10:20).

  And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick (Matthew 14:14). There’s nothing to compare to Jesus soft heart of compassion. Do we have compassion for the unsaved, for the sick and afflicted? If we have the heart of Jesus we do. 

Our heart is filled either with the truth or the false. Jesus said,and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). I am the truth (John 14:6). Know me and be free, Jesus is saying.

    An overcoming heart: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimo­ny; and they loved not their lives unto the death (Revelation 12:11). A contaminated heart isn’t going to get into God’s heaven. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God (Matthew 5:8). A praying heart, do you have a heart of prayer? Do you talk to God from your heart? Prayer is not a matter of being on your knees all the time or your body being in a certain position. No, it’s the heart that has to be in the right position.

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What are we going to do about our problems?

  Never let the way God moves make you doubt, no matter what happens.bookwithmovingpages.gif

   In Cana, the mother of Jesus helped Jesus per­form the first miracle. She told the servants of the wedding household; whatsoever he (Jesus) saith unto you, do it (John 2:5). That’s the secret, when we do whatever the Lord says. He won’t tell us to do anything big because He doesn’t need us for the big things; He takes care of the big things. He knows the little things are all we can perform. We do something little; He does something big. We do something foolish; He does something wise. Stand still and see the salvation of our Lord! Get rid of the fear closing in on us, about to sti­fle our very breath. Get rid of the fear and behold the hand of our Lord. You say the waters haven’t separated for you yet? But your toes haven’t touched the waters edge yet. Get your toes next to the water and prepare to take your next step.

Sicknesses and diseases have no choice, either, when it comes to the power of God. God can move them out of our body with no effort on His part. Jesus proved it when He spoke and the sick spirits had to go; the blind spirits, the deaf and dumb spirits were cast out.

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