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Faithful to His last breath!

Scripture reading for July 28th: Luke 23, Psalm 150, Proverbs 26

Luke 23: 44-49 “It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit!” And having said this He breathed His last. Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this Man was innocent!” And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. And all His acquaintances and the women who had followed Him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things.”

God gives each of us the breath of life. Every breath we take is a gift to be cherished and used to praise the Lord and fulfil His Word and will. Jesus’ example of perfect faithfulness to His Father is recorded here in Scripture as He took His last breath. He placed His Spirit (Pnuema) (breath) and ultimate destiny in His Father’s hands. John’s Gospel records “It is finished,” as His last words before giving up His Spirit. Jesus totally obeyed His Father in perfect love and honor. This act of service and sacrifice brought a hardened Roman centurion to declare Jesus’ innocence! We can use our breath to declare God’s truth or to share lies and gossip and quarrel with others. We never know when our last breath is coming!

Psalm 150: 1-2, 6 “Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens! Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness! . . .”Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!”

Prayer: Father God, I ask You for mercy when I have not used my breaths wisely during my time on earth. Forgive me for gossip, quarreling, and lies. I give my breaths to You to use to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and declare Your praise and glory in prayer and worship. I ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit each day that I might give every breath to You until I breath my last here on earth!

Proverbs 26:20 “For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.”

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“Come.” “Enter the city by the gates.”

Scripture reading for December 30th: Job 40-42, Psalm 150, Revelation 22

Revelation 22:14-17 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. “I Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the Root and the Descendant of David, the Bright Morning Star.” The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” Let the one who hears say, “Come” And let the one who is thirsty come: let the one who desires take the water of life without price.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ closes with a further description of the Holy City and its river of Life and the throne of God and the Lamb. All His servants come through Him, the Gate, and will worship Him and see His Face and have His Name on their foreheads. God’s glory will light their lives and they will reign with Him forever. If anyone wants to be truly blessed, they must was their robes and respond to the invitation to “Come” that the Spirit and the Bride are offering to any that are thirsty. All may come without cost for the free gift of the Water of Life and eat of the Tree of Life. Jesus Christ, Himself, declares three times that He is coming soon! He assures us that it is He Who has sent His angel to testify about His coming to the Churches! The final prayer of the Bride: “Come, Lord Jesus!”

Psalm 150:1-2, 6 “Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty heavens! Praise Him for His mighty deeds; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!” . . . “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!”

Prayer: Father God, thank You for sending Your Son to earth as the Son of God and Son of Man to reveal the way to Your eternal home–prepared for us! We are eager to see the Holy City and our place You prepared for us. But most of all, we long to see Your face and behold Your glory and worship forever! You truly have given us far, far, more that we deserve! Praise our Lord!

Job 42:10-11 “And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had know him before, and ate bread with him in his house. And they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him. And each of them gave him a piece of money and a ring of gold.”

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Seeing His Face!

Scripture reading for December 30th: Job 40-42, Psalm 150, Revelation 22

Key Scriptures: Revelation 22:3-7 “No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His servants will worship Him. They will see His face, and His Name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His angel to show His servants what must soon take place.” “And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.””

Adam began life with a vision of God’s Face as He breathed into him the breath of Life. God put Adam (and Eve) into a beautiful garden and put them in authority and fellowship with Him. Sin destroyed their fellowship with God and their ability to see God’s face and live. Through Jesus Christ, the Lamb, man is now restored to fellowship with God and they will again see His face and know His Name. They will live in His eternal Light and be restored to rulership and authority forever and ever. John was told to write down this final revelation and the final Words of Jesus as “trustworthy and true.” Jesus Christ is “coming soon!” Blessed are those who keep His Word!

Psalm 150:1-2 “Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary’ praise Him in His mighty heavens! Praise Him for His mighty deeds; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.”

Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, Lamb of God, thank You for restoring my sight by Your love and light. I look forward to seeing You and God my Father face to face, and enjoying Your smile forever and ever! Give me grace each day to obey the prophecy You have declared eternally true!

Job 42:10 “And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”

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Yes in Christ Jesus!

Scripture reading for July 29th:  2nd Corinthians 1, Psalm 150, Proverbs 26

Key Scriptures:  2nd Corinthians 1:18-22  “As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No.  For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but in Him it is always Yes.  For all the promises of God find their Yes in Him.  That is why it is through Him that we utter our Amen to God for His glory.  And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” 

All God’s promises are available to those who are believers in Jesus Christ.  God is not arbitrary and does not change His mind like men often do.  What He has promised, He says Yes to provide.  He alone provided us our salvation through His Son Jesus.  He alone establishes us as members of His family through new birth.  He anoints us with His Holy Spirit as a guarantee of our future inheritance!  Hallelujah and Amen!

Faith Confession:  Lord, all your promises are Yes and Amen in my life.  Thank you for the Holy Spirit and Your grand Kingdom that is here now and coming soon!

Psalm 150:1-2 “Praise the Lord!  Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens!  Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness!”  

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