February 2021

FEBRUARY 27 & 28, 2021 – Broken Or Destroyed?

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Broken Or Destroyed? 

FEBRUARY 27 & 28, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Luke 20:17-18And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    An old Jewish proverb says, “If the stone falls on the pot, alas for the pot; if the pot falls on the stone, alas for the pot.” It would seem that either way the pot is to be broken and of no use.

    In our verses, we read of two ways in which the stone, which is a symbol of Jesus, might be used. If we choose to humble ourselves, fall on this stone, and become broken, God, the Master Potter can pick up those pieces and make something better and new out of them. However, if we wait until the stone falls on us, we are then ground to powder. The powder is mingled with the dirt below and becomes of no use. When the wind blows, the powder is blown here and there, never to be of any use to anyone.

    I guess it comes down to our free will. We have the freedom to come and fall on the stone, Jesus, and to be broken and then used by Him for His honor and glory. On the other hand, we have the free will to wait and do nothing. In the end, the stone will then crush sin and the vessels that contain it. Either way, you will eventually come in contact with this stone. I once heard if you fall on a bolder, you will form to the image of that bolder. However, if that same bolder falls on you, you are destroyed.   

 

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Choices are often hard to make. However, this one seems easy. If you have never fallen on the mercy of God, I might invite you to do so now. If you have, it is time to praise God for what He is making of you. You are becoming a vessel worthy of Him that He can use. Once broken pieces, now molded together by the Master’s touch.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 27, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 21-23     /     Psalm 52-53     /     Proverbs 28, 29     /     Luke 20:1 – 21:24

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 25            /    Mark 4:21 – 41

 

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:  FEBRUARY 28, 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

The Scofield Study Bible  - Gen. Lea. Black

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

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 – Putting Out The Fire

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Putting Out The Fire

FEBRUARY 26, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    There are a few of ways to stop a fire from burning. One is to quit putting wood or fuel on it. When there is nothing left to burn, it must stop. This is such a simple idea you might say, but we never seem to get it. The same is true of gossip in and out of Church. If we will quit feeding it, it will die. Do not listen to it, respond to it, repeat it, discuss it, or even ask another person to pray with you over the latest gossip so you have an excuse to share it. If you really want someone to pray about it, simply ask him or her to pray about a situation that included some gossip you are concerned about and would rather not share and drop it there. God knows what the situation is, so they do not need to.

    Another way to put out a fire is to take the oxygen away. If there is no oxygen, there is no fire. I once read that a gossiper has used so much oxygen with their words that they have none left for their brain. The only other way to deal with gossip is head on. Tell the person they are gossiping, and you want no part of it. If believers would do this, you would find the gossiper would one of two things. Repent and quit gossiping or quit sharing with you and go find another place to spread the fire. I know this sounds cruel, but either one will make for a better church. How do I know? The Bible says so. “…where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.”
     

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Sharing a true prayer request is not gossip. We have people call all the time wanting us to pray about issues they deal with. It becomes gossip when we do not include God. When our motive is to tell the hurtful story and not to really be a help, we fall victim to the sin of gossip. You see, God wants to be part of everything in our life. However, He cannot help if were just telling tales about one another. He hates it when we talk bad about His family. Let’s put out the fire of gossip when we can.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 26, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 19, 20     /     Psalm 51     /     Proverbs 26, 27     /     Luke 19

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 23- 24            /    Mark 4:1 – 20

FaithFear

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

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 – Life Is In The blood!

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Life Is In The blood! 

FEBRUARY 25, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Science has been able to do many marvelous things. They have transplanted a human heart to extend a person’s life. They have even had some success with a man-made mechanical heart, again extending life for a while. Yet, as of today, science and scientists have never created real blood. Do you know why? Blood needs to continually recreate and be refreshed from the bones in your body. Now I am not a scientist, but I can imagine where the continual recreation of new blood cells, every moment of every day, would cause a problem in creating blood.

    In today’s verse, God said life was in the blood. Over time many people have attempted, whether on purpose or inadvertently, to take the blood out of what they refer to as versions of the Bible, and out of many of our wonderful old Hymns. Yet God says life is in the blood. My friend, you can transplant all the organs you may want to, yet without blood there is no life, they are useless.

    What God said then is still true today. The blood still brings life. Blood not only sustains physical life but gives us eternal life as well. In the Old Testament, blood of animals was a temporary atonement for sin. However, the blood of Jesus on the cross of Calvary was the one time, permanent, never having to be renewed payment for all sin. Just as a body must be alive to restore and recreate blood, Jesus Christ is alive today to stand behind the blood He shed. It is still working, still washing away sin, and still bringing life to those who will accept the blood of Christ to cleans them from their sin.
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    The blood of Jesus permanently pays the price of our sin debt. If you have been washed in His blood, it is forever. If you have never accepted the blood of Christ for payment of your sin, today is a great day to do so. Ask Him to forgive you, come into your heart, and wash away all your sins. He promised He would. Don’t keep working on a dead body. Get new life from the blood of Jesus Christ.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 25, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 17 – 18     /     Psalm 50     /     Proverbs 25     /     Luke 18

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 20- 22           /    Mark 3

FaithFear

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

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 – Being All That You Can Be!

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Being All That You Can Be!

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 49:6-7They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Wouldn’t it be nice to be rich and famous? Ok, maybe just rich. This seems to be the one goal of every American, young, and old. When you ask our youth today about what they would like to do with their life when they get out of school, you often get an answer like “I want to be this or that because they make lots of money!”

    Now please, do not misunderstand understand what I am trying to say. I am not against Christians earning a good living, and even becoming wealthy. That is if God would see that they were going to be a good steward of His blessings of wealth in their lives. I do not find in Scripture where being wealthy is a sin. The problem occurs when the pursuit of this wealth, or of things becomes our life goal and this ambition then overshadows everything else we do. When this happens, we have put another god before the one true God. That new god is wealth or possessions.

    I would love to hear a young person someday say, “I want to be this or that because I know this is what God has gifted me to do and I am sure it will bring glory to Him.” In addition, when asked, “What about the money?” They might reply with, “That’s up to God.”
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    You see, if you are a Christian, it is really up to God anyway. You will never be completely successful until you yield it all to Him. You can run and dabble and play in the world. Nevertheless, if you are a child of God, real success only comes after real yielding to Him. Let me borrow a well-known slogan for a second. “Be All That You Can Be.” Then if you will allow it, let me add this, “And all that God intended for you to be.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 24, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 15 – 16     /     Psalm 49     /     Proverbs 24     /     Luke 16, 17

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 18-19           /    Mark 2

FaithFear

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

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 – Making The Angels Rejoice…

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Making The Angels Rejoice… 

FEBRUARY 23, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Most everyone knows someone who has passed away. We may also know by their life and faith in God here on earth, that today they are in heaven. Some people have asked me, when a person dies do they go straight to heaven, or do they stay in the grave until the rapture? I know there are tons of verses in the Bible with which to prove the fact people who are in Christ go to heaven. I believe today’s verse is one of those verses.

    Look at today’s verse closely. The verse does not say angels rejoice; it says there’s joy in their presence. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I believe the angels are hopping, skipping, and rejoicing when a soul is won. However, angels really don not understand what we as people understand. Angels cannot know the grace, mercy, and love of God directed only to you and I as forgiven creatures made in His image.

    So, if it is not the angles rejoicing, then who must it be? As Jesus blots the sins of a daughter out of the book, I believe the Lord turns to a loving mother and says dear lady, she will be here soon, and that mother rejoices. As a dad, who tried hard to teach his wayward son right from wrong, sees Jesus apply the blood to his son’s sin, Jesus says faithful father, it will not be long now, and you will see him again. That dad is shouting all over heaven. As they begin to rejoice, others who now enjoy a perfect love for one another rejoice with them. The angels present witness the joy and love they have, and they too join in the celebration. Yes, I believe there is rejoicing by all the saints in heaven who passed on before, “in the presence of the angels.”
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    However, until He calls us home it is our responsibility to share the gospel with the entire world. Remember, everyone we meet is someone’s son or someone’s daughter. You may be the cause of great joy in the presence of the angels in heaven when you tell someone about Christ. We must do our part to make heaven ring with joy today.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 23, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 14     /     Psalm 48     /     Proverbs 23     /     Luke 15

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 15-17            /    Mark 1:21 – 45

FaithFear

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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