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Resurrection and life!

Scripture reading for November 5th: Ezekiel 31-33; John 11

Key Scriptures: John 11:21-27 “Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever You ask from God, God will give You.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this? She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that You are the Christ the Son of God, Who is coming into the world.”

What we believe about Jesus Christ determines our eternal destiny. Martha believed that Jesus could have saved her brother. She also believed that whatever Jesus asked the Father He would get. Jesus simply stated that Lazarus would rise again. Martha understood this hope through the Word of God. Jesus made an additional revelation: “I am the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die.” Jesus asked her if she believed this powerful statement. She replied with a clear statement of faith in Jesus Christ and Who He is. Jesus had revealed the path to eternal life to her and all who will respond in faith.

Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Christ, Savior of my soul, Son of the Living God. Thank You for providing for my resurrection and eternal life. I will share this good news!

Ezekiel 33:11 “Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?”

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Don’t turn back!

Scripture reading for October 20th: Jeremiah 47, 48, 49, Psalm 80, 2nd Peter 2

Key Scriptures: 2nd Peter 2:20-22 “For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.””

Peter knows that his time of departure through execution is near. He warns those in the church concerning apostasy. Apostasy is turning back from following Jesus Christ after repentance and a decision to follow Him. Peter warns that it will be worse in the final judgment and in the time before for those that do that. It will be like eating vomit after having a banquet or wallowing again in the mire after being cleansed. Don’t turn back to the world’s slop and filth!

Psalm 80:17-18 “But let your hand be on the Man of Your right hand, the Son of Man whom you have made strong for Yourself! Then we shall not turn back from You; give us life, and we will call upon Your Name!”

Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, with Your help and intercession for me, I will never turn back from following You. I have had enough slop and mire in the world!

Jeremiah 48:26 “Make him (Moab) drunk, because he magnified himself against the Lord, so that Moab shall wallow in his vomit, and he too shall be held in derision.”

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Blessed Assurance–Jesus is Mine!

Scripture reading for November 23rd:  Ezekiel 31-33, 1st John 5

Key Scriptures:  1st John 5:11-13  “And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.  I write these things to you who believe in the Name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.” 

John plainly states that God’s grace has given us eternal life through His Son.  God wants no one to perish but all to have this gift.  He wants no one to be uncertain about His promise of eternal life and the One who gives access, Jesus Christ.  No one should live in fear or uncertainty, these truths were written that we might know for certain this truth.

Ezekiel 33:11 “Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?”  

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for leading me to turn back from my sinful ways and for the assurance of eternal life through Your Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord!  Amen!

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