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Scriptures Devine origin

Scripture reading for November 24th: 2nd Peter 1, Psalm 85, Proverbs 18

2nd Peter 1: 17-21 “For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My Beloved Son, with Whom I am well pleased,” we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with Him on the holy mountain. And we have the prophetic Word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention to as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”

Peter was writing his final letter to the Church before his departure from this life. He retold his eye-witness account of the transfiguration of Jesus Christ with James and John. They heard the Father, described as the ‘Majestic Glory’, declare the Sonship of Jesus and His Divine pleasure with His Son. This Word made a deep impression on Peter and he encouraged the Church to pay close attention to this Word, and all Scripture. Peter emphasized that Scripture was not man’s idea or thoughts, but all Scripture is prophetic in nature and comes through men who were empowered to speak and inspired to speak by the Holy Spirit. The Words of Scripture came from God’s mouth and carry the power of life and death. They are God’s gift to His children.

Psalm 85:8-9 “Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly. Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that Glory may dwell in our land.”

Prayer: Father God, thank You for Your Word, Your Son, and the Holy Spirit! Your generosity has given me everything I need for life and godliness. I trust every Word of prophesy as instruction, correction, and training in Your righteous character. Open my ears to hear Your ‘Majestic Glory’ and use my tongue to bring life to others through speaking Scripture prophetically in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 18:20-21 “From the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips. Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”

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God’s protective care!

Scripture reading for November 15th:  2nd Peter 2, Psalm 85-86, Proverbs 13

Key Scriptures: 2nd Peter 2:6-10  “. . .if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes He condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if He rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard; then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority.” 

As Peter faced his own execution, he wrote to believers concerning God’s ability to punish the wicked and also to save and keep the righteous.  God is faithful and is a righteous judge.  He will punish the wicked who are captured by sinful flesh and resist and despise God’s authority.  He will deliver the righteous from trials.  The Lord is true to His Word!

Faith Confession:  I trust God to right all wrongs and to keep me at peace in the midst of this world and it’s evil people.  To Him be all glory and praise!

Psalm 85:8-9 “Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly.  Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land.”  

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Sincere devotion to Christ

Scripture reading for August 10th:  Psalm 86-89, 2nd Corinthians 11

Key Scriptures:  2nd Corinthians 11:2-5 “For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.  But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.  For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the One we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the One you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.”  

False teachers were after the Corinthian believers.  They came disguised as “apostles of Christ”.  They preached ‘Jesus’, but it was not Jesus Christ, Son of God, crucified and raised from the dead.  They had a ‘spirit’, but it was not the Holy Spirit of God.  They proclaimed a ‘gospel’, but it was not the pure Gospel of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.  Paul was concerned for their souls and wrote to warn them.   Oh that men and women would listen to truth and discern the cunning serpent!

Psalm 85:8-9 “Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly.  Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land.”  

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, give me discernment to know truth from error.  Open my ears to hear You speak and keep me from folly.  Amen.

 

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