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Month: November 2019 (Page 1 of 6)

November 30 & 31, 2019 – Will Not Think About It

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Will Not Think About It

November 30 & 31
Daniel 3-4 / 2 Peter 3 / Titus 2-3
November 31 – NO Daily Reading

GOD SAID:

Daniel 3:16-17 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

   Sometimes, it’s good to take time to think on things before making a decision. Like when you’re getting ready to change jobs, move to another city, or propose marriage. These are all things where you might want to consider all the possible variables, gain counsel from some wise friends, and spend some time in prayer over before you decide your course of action. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 15:22 that; “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.” Yet not everything in life requires us to go through such long consideration.

   In today’s Bible reading the people in Babylon were directed to bow before an image of the king, and worship it. If they would not, the decree was that they would be killed by fire. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were brought before the king for refusing to bow before the statue. The king said in essence, think about it, and the next time people are directed to bow and worship, join them. However, in Daniel 3:16 they answered and said; “we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.” In other words, we will not think about it. To them there was nothing to think about. They would only bow to the one true God. There are things we shouldn’t have to think about. Do we read our Bible today or not? Do we spend time in prayer or not? Do we attend worship together with the church weekly or not? These are all no brainers.

GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

   We don’t think before breathing, or about our heart pumping blood. In a healthy body, these things happen naturally. Reading God’s Word, spending time in prayer, and fellowship with God’s church should be natural in a healthy child of God as well.


Aren’t some things just unthinkable?


 

THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

    We have a God who listens, loves and leads us by His Word. What a Wonderful God. He proved that again this week in:

● What’s That I Hear
● What A War
● Wrong, Or Right
● Worshipping Together
● Who To Listen To
● Will Not Think About It

    Also, He has called us to Himself, provided a way of salvation, and created a church to correct and comfort us as needed. He is a Wonderful God indeed


SUNDAY:

        Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs

December 2, 2019 Daniel 5-6 1 John 1-2
December 3, 2019 Daniel 7-8 1 John 3
December 4, 2019 Daniel 9-10 1 John 4
December 5, 2019 Daniel 11-12 1 John 5
December 6, 2019 Hosea 1-4 2 John
December 7, 2019 Hosea 5-9 3 John
December 8, 2019 No Passages Assigned  

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called
Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

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

Novmeber 29, 2019 – Who To Listen To

Who To Listen To

 November 29
 Daily Reading – Daniel 1-2 / 2 Peter 2

GOD SAID:

Daniel 2:47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Who do you turn to find out about the future? Today there are mystics everywhere. Psychics are on TV, in Magazines, and on the radio. It seems that mainstream America is buying into this and believing them. Prime time TV shows have these Psychics in so people can find out about their long past loved ones. Broadcast Networks have programs highlighting dreamers and visionists as their main characters. Even the police have been duped into yielding to satanic powers, calling in so called mediums to help solve cases. I guess that kind of makes sense. Who knows better about crime than the head of sin, the devil himself. Might as well ask him.

      The problem is, as I see it, it wont be long until we’re asked to accept this in the church. You’re probably saying, Pastor, there’s no way. Really? Several years ago there would have been no way anyone could have said that homosexuality would be in mainstream religion. Yet it is. Not long ago dancing in the church would have seemed ludicrous. Today, I see it on Church Programming all the time. Rock-n-Roll was considered wicked. However, now if you toss the name Jesus in it you can use for Sunday morning services. I may be wrong about it making it into church, but I’m sure I’m not wrong that it has made it into some Christian homes. Daniel knew, and so did the lost sinful King Nebuchadnezzar, no one else holds the truth about the future. Only God does.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Casting a vision for your life can be rewarding. Just be sure God is the focus of that vision. Do you want to know where your life should be headed? Psalm 119:105 says; “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”


Who are you going to listen to?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

Novmeber 28, 2019 – Worshipping Together

Worshipping Together

 November 28
 Daily Reading – Ezekiel 46-48 / 2 Peter 1

GOD SAID:

Ezekiel 46:3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      I’m a firm believer, people who say they love the Lord should want to be in the Lords House when it’s open and the body of Christ is there. For example, I love my wife. Wouldn’t it be crazy to be satisfied with her picture, instead of being with her? Knowing the church is the body of Christ, it makes no sense for people not to want to be together if they truly Love the Lord.

      When I preach on people being in God’s house on the Lord’s Day, Sunday, it never fails, I’ll hear; “Every day is the Lord’s Day.” Which means, “I’ll go to church when I want, don’t you or anyone tell me when to go.” Or I hear, “We’re not under the law we’re under grace.” Interpreted, “I’ll do what I want.”

      It’s true, every day is the Lord’s day. Yet, that was true when God established Sabbaths. It’s also true we’re under grace, but there are rules of life we need to follow. No one argues that, “thou shalt not kill,” Is not a good rule to live by. God set up certain days to gather His church together to worship. In the Old Testament, it was the Sabbaths. In the New Testament, it’s recorded they meet on the first day of the week. The day the Lord arose from the tomb (John 20). The day the Disciples came together to break bread (Acts 20). It’s the day we lay up in store as we have prospered (1 Corinthians 16). A day set aside to worship our risen King. A day we call The LORD’S DAY.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    God is a God of order. If there were no set day to worship, no one would know when to go, when to preach the Word, fellowship together, or exhort each other. Prepare to be in God’s house with God’s people for God’s purpose on the day set in God’s plan.


See you in Church Sunday?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

Novmeber 27, 2019 – Wrong, Or Right

Wrong, Or Right

 November 27
 Daily Reading – Ezekiel 42-45 / 1 Peter 4-5

GOD SAID:

Ezekiel 44:9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      There’s a right and a wrong way to do things. Even if doing it wrong seems to get it done, that still doesn’t make it right. Back when I worked on a shipping and receiving dock, I was one of only two men on our shift that could operate a slip-sheet forklift. What this machine would do is it would clamp down on the edge of a piece of cardboard that was under the product, slide it off the skid onto a large metal plate on the front of the machine. We’d then drive it into the trailer and slide it off on the floor, or on top of another stack of boxes pre-loaded. We asked the people who set the orders on the floor, please put two slip sheets under each stack. One guy though, that’s a waste of slip sheets, I’ll save the company money by only using one. The problem is, when you only use one, they often tear coming off the pallet and product is then damaged. At minimum it took us twice as long to remove carefully each stack to load the truck. Although what the man was doing seemed right at the time, he didn’t understand the entire process. It ended up costing the company money, not saving it.

      Likewise, God knows what’s right. In today’s verse, the people of Israel had let foreigners do the temple work. Though the work was getting done, it wasn’t the way God intended. He wanted His temple to be different from other religions and false gods. So He said no more. These people are not to do that work any longer. God’s way is right.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    There’s a right way to live, God’s way. There’s also a wrong way, that never ends well. Proverbs 16:25 says; “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Find God’s Wisdom in God’s Word and Live God’s Way.


Wrong, or Right?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

Novmeber 26, 2019 – What A War

What A War

 November 26
 Daily Reading – Ezekiel 39-41 / 1 Peter 3

GOD SAID:

Ezekiel 39:25 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      What a war! No I am not talking about what many have called the “Great War,” World War I. This was by all measures, a horrible time on earth. This was also known as; “The War To End All Wars.” We know that didn’t work, if by no other reason than there was a World War II. I’m not even referring to the number of battles, and continuing conflict that the Nation of Israel has had with almost every surrounding neighbor. Yet again, I am not even referring to the huge battle that will take place described in Ezekiel 38-39. A battle between God and the forces of evil that will be so horrific that it says in Ezekiel 39:12 it will take 7 months to bury the bodies of the dead. Even after that, the birds and the beasts of the earth are called upon to help devour the remaining carnage. This will be a war like no other war. Yet I am not even referring to that war.

      This last battle in Ezekiel I referred to was done for one reason. God’s name has been drug through the mud long enough. Our verse today says; “and will be jealous for my holy name;” God is going to defend His Holy name. He will do as He has always said He would do, restore Israel. However this time, the war in the heart of the people God calls His own, will be won over as they recognize Jesus as there Lord and Saviour. This is a war that has been fought in the hearts of the Jewish people for decades. What a War! Oh, and What a Saviour!


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    This is a battle, not only in the hearts of those of Jewish heritage. This war rages in the hearts of every person ever born. It’s a war against selfish pride and Satan. It’s a war already won by Christ at Calvary.


When history is written, where will your name be written down?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

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