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Jesus’ example for the ‘sent ones’!

Scripture reading for November 9th: Ezekiel 37-39, Psalm 87, John 13

John 13: 14-20 “”If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. I am not speaking of all of you: I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, ‘He who ate My bread has lifted his heel against Me.’ I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am He. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives the One Who sent Me.””

Jesus had washed the disciples feet at the Last Supper and when He had finished, He instructed those disciples who would become apostles–“sent out ones.” This great Master, Lord and Teacher showed them what their mission was–serving and loving one another. As servants, these apostles were not ‘greater’ than their Master and Lord. It would be a blessed act to apply these Words of Jesus. Those who would respond to their apostolic message would receive them. In receiving them, they would receive Jesus Who sent them. In receiving Jesus, they would also receive the One Father Who sent Him. Those receiving would be given by grace the gift of the Father–the Holy Spirit and keys of God’s kingdom.

Ezekiel 39:7 “And My holy Name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let My holy Name be profaned any more. And the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.”

Prayer: Father God, the Holy One of Israel and Most High, thank You for sending Jesus Christ, Master, Lord, Teacher, and Savior to set an example for His followers of servant leadership. Thank You for marking each of those who believe with Your Holy Spirit and writing our names in Your register. Use me to share this Good News with all nations that all may know You and the Father Who sent You.

Psalm 87:5-6 “And of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; for the Most High Himself will establish her. The Lord records as He registers the peoples, “This one was born there.” Selah

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“My tongue rejoices!”

Scripture reading for June 1st:  Psalm 15-19

Key Scriptures: Psalm 16:8-11  “I have set the Lord always before me.  Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because You will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let Your Holy One see decay.  You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.”

King David placed God in the first place in his life.  This gave him great security, not only in this life but even after death!  He was assured that his body would not just decay, but one day he would enjoy everlasting and eternal joy in God’s presence–even at His right hand!  Jesus Christ, a son of David, Son of God also took comfort and courage from these words of God!

Rejoice with your tongue:  “The fact that God raised Him (Jesus Christ) from the dead, never to decay, is stated in these words:  “‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’  So it is stated elsewhere: “‘You will not let Your Holy One see decay.”  (Acts 13:34-35)

 

 

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An anointing from the Holy One!

Scripture reading for November 20th:  1st John 2

John identified the false teachers of his day as ‘antichrists’.   An ‘antichrist’ was one who set their own teaching over and against what Christ taught.  In other words, Jesus proclaimed that He was the “Son of God”.  The antichrists would deny the deity of Jesus, also denying God the Father or our adoption into the Father’s family.  They claimed to be Christ-followers but were counterfeits!

“Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come.  This is how we know it is the last hour.  They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us.”  (1st John 2:18-19)  John taught the church that the appearance of these false teachers marked the time they were living in as the ‘last days’.  These teachers came from within the church but were not really part of the true church.  We must now be in the last minutes or seconds because these same types of teachers abound in our world today.

“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.  . . I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.  As for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you.  But as His anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit–just as it has taught you, remain in Him.”  (1st John 2:20, 26-27)  God our Father has equipped us with the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is a Spirit of Truth that lives in each believer to reveal truth and give discernment of false spirits.  We must remain in Jesus Christ and follow the Spirit and Word to avoid deception!

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