JUNE 14, 2021 – Building A Place For God

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Building A Place For God 

JUNE 14, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 132:3-5 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

     Finding a place for God to dwell. What a noble goal to want to somehow, produce a place to house our God. To show such love for Him, that we would desire to provide for Him a place to live. But then again, what materials would you use to make it?

     David desired to build such a place, but God said no. God said David’s son Solomon would build it. Therefore, since David could not build it himself; he began preparing for the day when his son would build it. He secured access to the finest lumber and materials anyone could imagine. Was this good enough to be the dwelling place for our God? A place built out of trees and golden rocks that God Himself had created and formed. Does not the God of Heaven deserve more?

     Mary and Joseph looked for a place for the Lord. They found a humble manger and placed Baby Jesus in it. It was the best they could provide. Yet, this surely would not be a fitting place for the King of all Kings.

     Nevertheless, God did dwell in the temple made by human hands and God did dwell in the manger bed. Why? He dwelt there because He chose to. He chose to be there in order to be close to people just like us. In addition, today He will take up residence in a new temple that you can prepare for Him. The temple He longs to reside in today is your heart. So, what type of place then are you making for the Lord of all Lords to live in? Since it is your heart, only you can clean it up for the Saviour of all humanity.

   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  In 2 Corinthians 6:16 it says, “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JUNE 14, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 27-29     /     Psalm 132-134     /     Proverbs 13-14     /     2, 3 John

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Chron. 1-2           /  John 16:1-15

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Hebrews 2:12

JUNE 12 & 13, 2021 – Everyone Is Busy Doing Something

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Everyone Is Busy Doing Something 

JUNE 12 & 13, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

1 Chronicles 23:3-5Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand. Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges: Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    All the Levite Priests were numbered. What does that really mean? It means they were each one counted and placed with a group of men who had the same function in the House of the Lord as they did. For example, some who served in the Lord’s house was called to study and teach. Some we see were called to council with others as officers and judges in the House of the Lord. Some of the priests were porters or better known as gatekeepers. These men allowed access to areas and restricted access to other areas of the temple. On some occasions, these men were the collectors of the tithes and the money, which was brought into the temple. Some of the priests were designated to be musicians. Their responsibility was to bring musical praise to our Lord. Every priest was given something to do. No one was allowed to do nothing.

     Nothing much has changed over all these years, except now you are part of God’s Royal priesthood according to 1 Peter 2:9. It is your responsibility to be busy about the work of the Lord. Not one person is expected to do nothing. In fact, every believer is gifted to do something. What gift did God give you?

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    You might begin today and pray, “Oh Lord make me the best at what I do for you right now” or “give me something to do to glorify you oh Lord.” Let’s be busy about our Heavenly Fathers business.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  June 12, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 23-26     /     Psalm 130, 131     /     Proverbs 12     /     1 John 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 25           /    John 15

 

WHAT TO DO ON SUNDAY:

There will not be a Daily Devotion sent out on Sundays. Instead we encourage you to attend your church and listen intently to what God has prepared in the heart of your Pastor. Write down all the scriptures he uses in that message, then when you get home re-read those passages for today’s reading. God has given to your Pastor exactly what He desires for you on that day.  

GOD TALKING TO ME:  June 13, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

JUNE 11, 2021 – Everyone Gets A Reward

 

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JUNE 11, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    The Bible talks of Jesus presenting to His Father God, a Bride without spot or wrinkle. Unblemished. Many of us look at our lives and ask how can this be? I know that within me there are what could be considered spots and wrinkles. Well, if it were only about just you, or just me there would be a problem. However, this is not speaking of personal sanctification only. It is Bridal Sanctification. You are part of the Bride of Christ if you know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and you are made righteous in Him. This is not only personal perfection, but also Bridal Perfection as well.

     Does this give you the liberty to live any way you want to? YES. IT DOES. The question that must be asked is, how then do you WANT to live? There are rewards awaiting the Bride in heaven. There are also rewards here and now for a life lived for Christ today. Yet, if you want to live like the world, act like the world, look like the world, you are more than likely of the world. Nevertheless, the Bible tells of rewards for you too. However, they are not particularly good rewards. Today’s verse calls them the rewards of unrighteousness. Oh yes… and none of these rewards will not be found in Heaven either.
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CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Do not play games with God. He knows if you are for real, or just pretending. He knows, and you know. In addition, the Bible is written so we all can know. 1 John 5:13 says, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JUNE 11, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 21-22     /     Psalm 129     /     Proverbs 11     /     2 Peter

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 23-24           /    John 14

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

JUNE 10, 2021 – You are Influencing Someone

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You are Influencing Someone

JUNE 10, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

1 Chronicles 19:2 And David said, I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    “It is my life, and I will live it anyway I want to.” Have you ever heard anything like this? How about, “I can do whatever I please, who is it hurting anyway?” Some people feel as though they live in a vacuum. That what they do or say has no effect on them or anyone else. The truth is what we do and say not only affect us, but also the people around us, the people we are associated with, our family and more.

    In today’s verse, we find David was being kind to Hanun not because of who he was, but because of his father’s kindness toward him. It has been said that every person in the world has some type of influence on about 250 people. If this is true and those 250 people have an effect on 250 each, and those 250 have an effect on 250 more, well you can see where that is going. You may well be influencing thousands of lives whom you have never met. What you do, say, and who you are matters. It matters to lots of people. Most of all it matters to God.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Ask yourself this question. If I had a son or daughter and people treated them according to how I have treated others, how then would people treat my children? You are influencing someone.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JUNE 10, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 18-20     /     Psalm 128     /     Proverbs 10     /     1 Peter 3-5

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 20-22           /    John 13:18-38

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Hebrews 2:12

JUNE 09, 2021 – Miracles Are All Around Us

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Miracles Are All Around Us 

JUNE 09, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Miracles, Signs, Wonders, Marvelous Things. These are statements often used when something happens which we cannot explain, or if it seems to be divinely given. People have flocked from all over the world to see what is believed to be apparitions of the Mother Mary in everything from window glass, statues of her crying what many have claimed to be real tears, pieces of wood which appeared to have her picture in its grain naturally, and the list goes on and on. People flock into the so-called Miracle Crusades of Evangelists such as Benny Hinn to witness what they believe might be a miracle.

     However, true miracles seem to go unnoticed every single day. In fact, some feel they have the right to erase these miracles from the pages of history. To what am I referring? Children. The greatest of all miracles next to salvation I believe must be the birth of a new life into this world. God sends to us what He calls a heritage of the Lord. In other words, as an inheritance from God, He has entrusted these little children to us.

     So, what are we doing with His little children? Can we erase them from history with abortion? NO, we have simply sent them back to the one who entrusted us with them to begin with. History is HIS Story. It is a story God is telling over time. How disappointed He must be to have the gifts He has given to us with love, returned as unloved by us. In addition, we ourselves were once the same gift given with love to another. I imagine you are glad God’s gift of you was not returned.

   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  Pray today for your children and the children of others. Thank God for the little miracles, sitting at the dinner tables around the world tonight. Pray they receive all the love and care God intended for them to receive. Miracles are all around us.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JUNE 09, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 16-17     /     Psalm 127     /     Proverbs 9     /     1 Peter 1, 2

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 18-19           /  John 13:1-17

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Hebrews 2:12

JUNE 08, 2021 – How Early Is Early?

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How Early Is Early?

JUNE 08, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    God says He loves them who love Him. What a great promise. If we love God, He shows us His love in return. But wait, there is another promise here also. It says, “those that seek me early shall find me.” So, exactly what does God mean when He says, “early?”

    Early In Life? When is the right time to be saved? RIGHT NOW! Today is the right time to seek God’s forgiveness. Is this early in life? Well, today is earlier than tomorrow. God can and does give blessings to all, but the longer we know Him the more opportunities He has to bless us.

    Early In The Day? I believe that if you begin your day with God, you will have a much better day. Let Him speak to you out of His Word and guide you with His wisdom. It just makes sense to seek Him early since He already knows what the day holds in store for you.

  Early In The Week? Yes. Acts 20:7 says, “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached…” Early in our Church History the Bible says that believers gathered on the same day Jesus had risen from the tomb. 1 Corinthians 16:2 says, “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store…” The Church then continued this practice as we do today. The first day of the week is Sunday. We should be in church seeking God and His wisdom on The Lord’s Day. This would be early in the Week.

  Why, because He shows love to those who love Him and if you seek Him early in life, early in the day, and early in the week, He says you will find Him.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    If you do not know Christ, today is the day to ask Him into your heart. If you do, meet with Him early in the day and be sure to attend His Church this Sunday. (All the Services if possible.) After all it is HIS DAY, not just HIS MORNING.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JUNE 08, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 13-15     /     Psalm 125,126    /     Proverbs 8     /     2 Timothy 3, 4

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 16-17           /    John 12:23-50

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

JUNE 07, 2021 – Are You Living In Fear?

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Are You Living In Fear? 

JUNE 07, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    The “Fear of the Lord” is such a misunderstood phrase. In its simplest form, to fear the Lord means to reverence or worship God. However, some people literally live in fear of God. I mean a literal, “I am afraid of Him” type fear. They go day to day believing God is up there in heaven just waiting and watching and as soon as they make a mistake… Whamo… they are in for it. I picture them sort of like the whack a mole game you see when you go to the county fair. You get a large mallet and are given just so much time to whack as many of these plastic moles in the head as they pop their heads out of one hole after another. Some people live believing if they make one mistake in life God is waiting up there in heaven with this Huge Holy Mallet ready to whack them in the head and possibly take away their salvation.

    What a terrible way to have to live. To live daily being afraid of someone who loves you so much. God never intended for us to live in a spirit of fear. We are to live in the power of God, with love, and a sound mind. Let this mind be in you…The Mind of Christ.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Do not live with a frightened fear of God. Live in a reverence of who He is. Not afraid… but in Awe. In addition, remember this; this powerful awesome God…loves you personally, as a good father loves His children.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JUNE 07, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 10-12     /     Psalm 122-124     /     Proverbs 6-7     /     2 Timothy 1, 2 

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2 Kings 14-15          /    John 12:1-22

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

JUNE 5 & 6, 2021 – Preserved For A Later Date

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Preserved For A Later Date 

JUNE 5 & 6, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 121:7-8The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    People do not do as much canning as they did when I was younger. I remember hot summers without air-conditioning, my mother would work in our small kitchen boiling tomatoes for days. It was already hot, and now she was boiling tomatoes and the steam from her cooking made it even worse. When the tomatoes had cooked just so long, she would skin them, place them in jars, and then screw a special canning lid on the jars. Then she would place the jars back in this cooker and keep cooking them. This sealed the Mason jars, and they were ready for storage. Whatever she canned this way, tomatoes, green beans, or peaches were preserved for a later date. They would stay good until someone broke the seal on the jar. In addition, the jars were burglar proof. If you tried to open them before mom said you could, the lid would make a loud POP noise and you would be caught. Yet, as long as they were held in the jar with the seal unbroken, they stayed good.

    Our verses today say God also preserves us. Placing us in His Son Jesus, He preserves us from evil. Satan cannot have us any longer. The old devil can pick at us and torment us, but we are safe inside the preserving care of Jesus. This is not just an earthly promise, but also the verses say He preserves our very soul. For how long will that be good? Just exactly what the text says, “and even for evermore.” It is not up to my powers or abilities to preserve my soul. It is all about the preserving power of God. Whom may I ask you is stronger or more powerful than God? Are you? Am I? Is Satan? No, No one is. How could I possibly lose such a preserved salvation?

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    The saving grace of Jesus is eternal. The protecting power of God is everlasting. I have been preserved by God for His Son Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. O how great is our salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  June 5, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 7-9     /     Psalm 121     /     Proverbs 5     /     1 Timothy4

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 11-13           /    John 11:38-57

 

WHAT TO DO ON SUNDAY:

There will not be a Daily Devotion sent out on Sundays. Instead we encourage you to attend your church and listen intently to what God has prepared in the heart of your Pastor. Write down all the scriptures he uses in that message, then when you get home re-read those passages for today’s reading. God has given to your Pastor exactly what He desires for you on that day.  

GOD TALKING TO ME:  June 6, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

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NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

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Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

JUNE 04, 2021 – Make A Little Music

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Make A Little Music

JUNE 04, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

1 Chronicles 6:31-32 And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest. And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to their order.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Music plays an important role in the Bible. David, who was himself a musician and composer of many of the Psalms, also played a part in bringing music into the formal worship of God. In today’s passage he has assembled a choir to sing.

    Music continues throughout the Bible to play a big part in worship. The disciples after the Lord’s Supper closed with a Hymn (Mark 14:26). Paul and Silas were found praying and singing praises to our God while in Jail (Acts 16:25). In addition, when the roll is called up yonder, we will hear glorious singing on the shores of heaven (Rev. 15:2-4).

    Music continues today to help us in sharing our deepest emotions to our heavenly Father. We are told today by God’s Word, as was the church in Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Music is a wonderful way for all of us to express our beliefs, and the joy of our salvation. It is a tool given by God, with which we can memorize the Word of God and teach it to our children as well as adults. So, find your voice and sing the praises of your King. You do not need to be a professional musician for God to enjoy the song in your heart and on your lips. Make a little music.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    We need to remember music is only one way to worship God. However, we also need to remember that music IS ONE WAY to worship. Whatever and however we share in music, it should be in worshipful reverence to our God who gave us this wonderful gift.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JUNE 04, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 6     /     Psalm 120     /     Proverbs 4     /     Philemon

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2 Kings 9-10          /    John 11:1-37

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

JUNE 03, 2021 – Do You Still Believe It?

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Do You Still Believe It? 

JUNE 03, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Titus 2:13-14 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  Several times throughout the year we will have guest speakers come to our church. Missionaries, Evangelists, or other Pastors will come in and God will use them to encourage us in our walk with the Lord. Often when these Speakers come from out of town we will put them up in a local motel.

  One year we were having revival meetings at our church. We spent a lot of time and energy promoting this particular week and the well know evangelist. The week had finally come, and I was waiting for him to arrive. The problem was that I thought he had said he would be here at one time, and he thought he said another. Needless to say, I was getting anxious for his arrival. I was sure he was going to be here soon. I checked the motel, I checked the room he was to stay in, I checked my cell phone, answering machine, and caller ID. I tried reaching him, but his cell phone was not on. Therefore, I waited, and waited, and waited for what seemed to be an eternity. However, in all that time in which I was waiting I never once ever thought to give up on him arriving. Never once did I quit praying for his safe arrival and the revival for the next week. Why? Well, it was because, I believed he was coming. He said he would. Sure enough, he did arrive safe, and the revival week was wonderful.

  It has been a long time coming. I have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting, but I have never quit believing that one day Jesus will return. Why? Well, it is because I believe He is coming as He said He would.
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  I continue to look for Jesus as if he could arrive today. He could you know? In addition, I will never quit praying for that day or for those who are still unsaved. Jesus said He was coming and friend, that is good enough for me.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JUNE 03, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 3-5     /     Psalm 119:161-176     /     Proverbs 3     /     Titus 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 6-8           /  John 10:22-42

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Hebrews 2:12

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