APRIL 8 & 9, 2023 – We Have Afflictions

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We Have Afflictions

 April 8 & 9, 2023
 April 8 – Daily Reading – Joshua 15-17 / Luke 8:40-56
 April 9 – NO READING

 GOD’S WORD:

Joshua 17:12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

 GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      OK I am Cheap! You can call it thrifty. You can call it being a good steward. You can put lipstick on a pig and tie a bow on its tail, but it is still a pig. Call it what you will, I am cheap at times. When rebuilding my house that had caught fire, there were times I decided to reuse some of the wood that was there. As hard as I tried, there were some nails left behind in that old wood that were easier to just pound into the wood than to try to pull out. However, there were also times when that came back to haunt me. Like when I tried to cut that wood and did not see the nail until the saw hit it and sparks flew everywhere.

      God had given very clear instructions to Israel. In Deut. 7. They were to expel all the people off the land that He was to give them. Deut. 7:2 says; “And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:” That chapter goes on to say that if they did not do this, those people would turn Israel’s hearts away from Him. Still we find that several tribes of Israel allowed people to stay in the land. It says they made them their servants. Later we will see how the sins of these people seeped into the nation of Israel and they then became servants to their sin. Leaving these people there seemed like the easy thing to do at the time. Yet, in the long run, they became an affliction to their soul. 

 GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    A little sin today, can be a huge affliction down the road. Just as the Canaanites were left behind, so we see in ourselves the old sin nature left behind as well. We must daily be on guard not to yield to, or become servant of any old sin. 
 

Are you standing guard against old sin?

 THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

    I can still hear my parents saying over and again, “Listen to me!” God says the same thing, and everything God says comes true. That is why Israel said;

● We Have Arrived
● We Have Assisted
● We Have Assurance
● We Have Accomplished
● We Have Alliance
● We Have Afflictions

    We also can have blessings or avoid trials in this life, “Only If we Listen!”

     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.

April 10, 2023 Joshua 18-20 Luke 9:1-27
April 11, 2023 Joshua 21-22 Luke 9:28-62
April 12, 2023 Joshua 23-24 Luke 10:1-24
April 13, 2023 Judges 1-2 Luke 10:25-42
April 14, 2023 Judges 3-5  Luke 11:1-28
April 15, 2023 Judges 6-7  Luke 11:29-54
April 16, 2023 No Passages Assigned  

Only If We Listen

The last verse in an old hymn called
“There Shall Be Showers of Blessings” says this;

There shall be showers of blessing,
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
If we let God have His way.


Oh How true.
If we will trust and obey and let God have his way,
well friend, there will be showers of blessings.



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

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