February 2023

February 28, 2023 – Organizing A Crowd

 


  Organizing A Crowd

 February 28, 2023
 Daily Reading – Numbers 1-2 / Mark 6:1-31

 

 GOD’S WORD:

Numbers 2:34 And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses: so they pitched by their standards, and so they set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of their fathers.

 

 GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

    During each year, I have the privilege of organizing a few group retreats. I so enjoy being around those people and seeing God work in their lives. However, it takes some organization to make it all seem to flow. We print literature with schedules on them. We have put the schedule on the back of the name badges. We announce at almost every gathering what the next few events might be. Then after all that, we still have some who come up and say, “what is next?” “Where am I supposed to be?” Or the most asked question… “When do we eat again?” At times it feels as if you are trying to herd a bunch of cats. Organizing a crowd is not always easy.

 

    Now multiply that by over a million people. No printing press to print schedules, no name badges, and no public address system to tell everyone at once, “we are turning left at the next mountain!” God had devised a system to keep things in order. Everyone knew what side of the tabernacle they were to pitch their tents on. They all knew where in this huge caravan they were expected to be. Surprisingly, one of the only things we do not hear the children of Israel complaining about, is where they were supposed to be when setting up camp or in line. No one saying, “I want to pitch on the east this time, you always get that side it is my turn.” No, God had well organized a crowd of people and they actually did what He said. Guess what, IT WORKED! 

 

 GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    God has well organized so many areas of our lives. How much better would life be if we were to do what Numbers 2:34 says the children of Israel did? “And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded.”

 

What area of your life will you let God direct?

 

 Living In His Word Ministries
       “Getting people into the Word of God…
            … and the Word of God into people.”
                                        Romans 10:17

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

 

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February 27, 2023 – Offered A Choice

 


  Offered A Choice

 February 27, 2023
 Daily Reading – Leviticus 26-27 / Mark 5:1-43

 

 GOD’S WORD:

Leviticus 26:3-4 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

 

 GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

    Decisions, Decisions. What to do. Do I get up and get started with the day, or do I sleep in just a few more minutes. Cold cereal, eggs, or oatmeal? What do I wear today? Every day is filled with decisions. Sometimes those decisions make very little difference in our life. If you eat oatmeal or eggs will probably not matter ten years from today. However, some choices we are given matter greatly. They can change your life.

 

    God gave Israel a life altering choice in Leviticus 26. It was actually pretty basic. If you follow my directions for life, you will enjoy a great life. I will pour out blessing upon blessing on you and your generations to come. Then later in the chapter He tells them if they choose rather to be like the rest of the world, well, they will not only miss out on His blessings, but He will begin to work against them. You see, He had rescued them. They cried out, save us, and He did. They watched as He defeated their greatest enemy. They collectively said, we want you to be our God and we will be your people. They were no longer like everyone else. Therefore, if they willfully went back on what they had promised, God would do what was necessary to show them the error or their choice. He would afflict them in order to bring them back to Himself. Cruel? Oh no, this is pure Love. They were offered a choice. To enjoy life, even more abundantly than you may imagine, just follow the guide to life I have given you. Simple choice, right? 

 

 GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    We face the same choice today. John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Choose Christ and choose real life.

 

What choice will you make?

 

 Living In His Word Ministries
       “Getting people into the Word of God…
            … and the Word of God into people.”
                                        Romans 10:17

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

 

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February 25 & 26, 2023 – Our Call To Rest

  Our Call To Rest

 February 25 & 26, 2023
 February 25 – Daily Reading – Leviticus 25 / Mark 4:21-41
 February 26 – NO READING

 

 

 GOD’S WORD:

Leviticus 25:4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

 

 GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

    REST! There is nothing better in all the world after a hard day’s work than a good night of rest. Our body demands it. Just to stop, breathe, relax, and let our bodies recover to prepare for the next day. Yet, we have become so busy, our minds so cluttered, that resting has become difficult. Sleep aids are often our best friend. Not only do our bodies need rest, but farmers will tell you the land needs rest as well. After years of planting the same crops, the soil becomes depleted of its nutrients. Alternating crops or just leaving a field empty if possible is the best thing for the land. It will give you bigger and better crops in the years you plant if you can just give it some rest.

 

     Before science figured out the resting principle, God already knew. He created times of rest for a reason. When Jesus was walking the earth teaching His disciples, we read in Mark 6:31 “And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: …” Rest was necessary to minister well. God also promises rest when we give our lives to Him. Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” So, if rest is so important, why do we neglect it? Trying to get one more day on the job, one more adventure on the weekend, one more thing done around the house, when we should take the time of rest that God created and intended for us to take. I hear a call to REST!

 

 GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Our call to REST implies that we are to rest from something. It is not a call to do nothing. Rest is rewarding only if you have done something to rest from. Matthew 11:30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” You see, there is still a yoke!
 

Do you rest as you should?

 

 THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

    Oh, what a comfort we have in knowing just how much God cares for us. We have seen it this past week in:

 

  ● Our Continual Reminder
  ● Our Coming Remission
  ● Our Caution Required
  ● Our Curiosity Restrained
  ● Our Consistent Ruling
  ● Our Call To Rest

    What peace, what joy, what comfort in knowing the All-Knowing God is watching out for our lives. Knowing He has our best interest at heart. Our Comfort Is Real!

 

     Enjoy today with your church and hear what God has prepared in the heart of His man for you this week.

   See you tomorrow.  

 

 SUNDAYS:

    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.

 

February 27, 2023 Leviticus 26-27 Mark 5
February 28, 2023 Numbers 1-2 Mark 6:1-29
March 1, 2023 Numbers 3-5 Mark 6:30-56
March 2, 2023 Numbers 6-7 Mark 7
March 3, 2023 Numbers 8-9 Mark 8:1-21
March 4, 2023 Numbers 10-11 Mark 8:22-38
March 5, 2023 No Passages Assigned  

Our Comfort Is Real

  Can you imagine what this world would be like
without God’s instruction, protection, and care?

 

Oh, how terrible it would be.

Our Comforter Is Real!


Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                       … and the Word of God into people.”
                                          Romans 10:17

 

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

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February 24, 2023 – Our Consistent Ruling

 


  Our Consistent Rulinge

 February 24, 2023
 Daily Reading – Leviticus 23-24 / Mark 4:1-20

 

 GOD’S WORD:

Leviticus 24:22 Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.

 

 GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

    Right or Wrong. Or better stated, who is right and who is wrong? This has been an age-old question on a variety of topics. Sometimes it can be a matter of personal preference. Who is right or wrong when it comes to eggs scrambled, over easy, poached, or no eggs at all? It really only matters to the person making that choice. It affects no one else but them. (Well, and maybe the chicken. However, you get the idea.) Yet in life there are some issues that demand a right or wrong verdict. Our courtrooms today are full of cases where two opinions collide, and a final decision must be made. Who, or what is right?

 

    Some have made the claim that the Old Testament is a Jewish book. It is a book written for the Jewish people only. However, today’s verse shares that God is a God of everyone. That equal laws of protection, and where need be a punishment, are afforded to all mankind. If someone will respect and obey the laws and live in accordance to them, they will be protected by those who are given the charge of enforcing these laws. However, if a person chooses to live outside of the laws and breaks those laws, they forfeit all the rights of protection and privilege. Their actions condemn them and a just punishment is then handed down based upon laws broken. Whether governments want to admit it or not, most have taken the law of the Lord for the basis of their Legal system. God’s Word is our Consistent Rule of order in life.

 

 GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Some will read God’s Word as a book filled with rules and punishments. Others read it as a guideline to life and God’s promise of protection. I guess that would depend on which side of God’s outline for life, you choose to want to live on.

 

Is God’s Consistent Ruling ever wrong?

 

 Living In His Word Ministries
       “Getting people into the Word of God…
            … and the Word of God into people.”
                                        Romans 10:17

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

 

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February 23, 2023 – Our Curiosity Restrained


  Our Curiosity Restrained

 February 23, 2023
 Daily Reading – Leviticus 20-22 / Mark 3

 GOD’S WORD:

Leviticus 20:6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

 GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

    Curiosity about the unknown has been around forever. What comes after death? What happens to our soul when we die? Can we contact people beyond the grave? God’s Word actually answers all these questions, however, that never seems to satisfy the majority of people. To that end, we have any number of people willing to exploit the curiosity and often the heartbreak of other people. There are fortunetellers, psychics, paranormal mediums, and the list goes on and on. God’s warning to His own is abundantly clear, STAY AWAY. Do not seek the devil and his crowd for an answer to something that God and God alone controls. At a minimum they are liars and fakes. At their worst they are in cohorts with demons and evil spirit. In both cases they are extremely dangerous untrustworthy.

    This is nothing new. God’s warning to the children of Israel was because He knew the people in the land they were going to, did these things. Later in Leviticus 20:23 it says, “And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.” Did you read that? God cannot stand them. Connecting with the Devil and his crowd is never the right answer for any question. Many of these tricksters are very good at what they do. Our curiosity must be restrained and we as believers must trust only in God and His Word.     

 GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    If you are curious about eternity, do not ask a liar to tell you the truth. The bible says the devil is a lair. (John 8:44) Seek the truth from the truth. Jesus is the truth. (John 14:6)

If you know someone is a liar,
can you trust them when they say
they are telling the truth?

 Living In His Word Ministries
       “Getting people into the Word of God…
            … and the Word of God into people.”
                                        Romans 10:17

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

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