Novmeber 14, 2019 – Unveiling The Way

Unveiling The Way

 November 14
 Daily Reading – Ezekiel 1-4 / Hebrews 11

GOD SAID:

Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      The question rings out loud and clear from the Genesis 4:9,“…Am I My Brothers Keeper?” Cain had just murdered Abel, and God was asking him where his brother was. Cain is sort of saying, am I responsible for the welfare of my brother? On one hand the answer would have to be no. No one can secure the complete safety or security of another person. However, we also must answer the question, “yes.” Everyone is somewhat responsible for doing the best they can to keep one another from harm.

      In today’s verse Ezekiel is given the position of watchman. You could sort of call him the assigned, “Brothers Keeper.” God explains to Ezekiel what the job entails. He said, I’ve given you a warning for the people. If you don’t share the warning and they die, it’s just as if you killed them. You will be responsible for their death. However, if you do the best that you can to warn them, and they don’t listen, your hands are clean, you did the best you could. In Mark 16:15-16 Jesus gave us the same charge; “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” We can’t save the world. God knows that. Still, we can do our part. God knows that too. “Am I my Brothers Keeper?” “Yes,” you are a watchman, called for this day. You are called to unveil the way.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    God knows what you can’t do, and doesn’t expect that of you. However, you and God both know what you can do. He does expect that of you. Are you doing your part? Are you visiting the lost, witnessing, sending and handing out tracks?


Are you unveiling the way of salvation?

     

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 13, 2019 – Until Then

Until Then

 November 13
 Daily Reading – Lamentations 3-5 / Hebrews 10

GOD SAID:

Lamentations 4:6 For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Growing up, I recall several different methods my parents would use to punish me when I had done something wrong. The reason I remember so many of them, is because it seemed I was always doing something wrong. I’m not sure of this, but it may have been that my dad and mom sat up at night trying to think of new ways to make me mind them. I was stood in the corner, sent to my room without supper, (most of you who know me can see that I never starved,) made to do a chore that I hated, (which was most of them,) and the list goes on. Thinking back, I believe one of the worst punishments that my mom dished out was the famous line, “You wait until your father gets home and I tell him what you did. Go to your room and wait for him.” Now folks, this was before computers, television in every room, cell phones, or any phones for that matter. When I went to my room, all I could really do was imagine the spanking I was going to get when my dad heard of my newest naughtiness. Until then, fear. I wasn’t afraid of my dad. I loved him and knew that he loved me. I was afraid of the punishment he would have to give me for my misbehavior.

      In Lamentations 4:6, Jeremiah says the punishment for Israel’s sin was worse than that of Sodom. Why? Well Sodom’s punishment was over in a day. Done. However, the people of Israel got to think about what they had done, and how it hurt God, year, after year, after year.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Why the difference in punishments? Israel knew God intimately, and sinned anyway. Do you have an intimate relationship with God? If so, just know, we never get away with sin. God will deal with his children. Until then…


You do remember, your heavenly Father loves you, 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 12, 2019 – Unmarked Paths

Unmarked Paths

 November 12
 Daily Reading – Lamentations 1-2 / Hebrews 9

GOD SAID:

Lamentation 2:15 All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      The beauty, the splendor, how magnificent was the temple Solomon had built. People from everywhere came to marvel at the place he built for his God. A visible mark on earth of the Majesty of the God he served. However the children of Israel had taken God for granted. The glamour of the temple didn’t matter, the worship inside was fake and pretentious. God had warned them if they forsook Him what would happen. God never lies. The city and temple now lay in ruin and the people of this God were mostly in captivity. Did God forsake them? No, they forsook God. So gradual was the turning from God to the world, many may have been taken by surprise. They should have known. The scrolls, the temple, and God dwelt among them. Yet, life was good. They didn’t see a need for God. Gradually they walked away from the way of life God created for them to enjoy.

      Our churches today do not enjoy the standing they once did. There’s been a gradual turning from God’s way, and perversion of God’s Word. Society has redefined the family structure. Youth of today know little of God’s Word because, we know so little ourselves. Christian’s lives resemble the world, and we wonder why unbelievers shake their heads and laugh at Christians today. Not what God intended nor what His word declares. We’ve not cleared a path for our children to walk nor voiced the truths of God’s Word for fear of our pride being hurt.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    What more can we expect of those who follow, if we’re not willing to proclaim the Gospel. Find a way to open up about your faith. Memorize scripture and share it with your children. Be open about what you believe and mark out a path for them to follow.


Where are we leading today?

     

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

November 11, 2019 – Understand The Danger

Understand The Danger

 November 11
 Daily Reading – Jeremiah 51-52 / Hebrews 8

GOD SAID:

Jeremiah 52:13-14 And burned the house of the LORD, and the king’s house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire: And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      The feeling of security is something everyone loves. In America, for so many years, many people have felt the absolute sense of “I am safe here.” However let’s look at the past.

      Israel had a temple built by Solomon for God, by God’s own design. One of the most spectacular structures said to have ever been built. When it was finished, God Himself said He would dwell there among His people. God’s Home, you might say. Therefore, for many years, God had protected the land from destruction. Nothing and no one seemed to be able to get to them. Their enemies could not defeat them and all who lived there felt safe. Babylon was a far away country as for travel at the time. Security was not on their mind, because they had always felt secure. Their ancestors had followed God, so God protected them. They felt so safe, that they began to forget, God was providing their security. They had begun to follow other gods. Oh, they still with lip service honored God, but He was one among many now. It was because of their disobedience and rebellious life God allowed His people to be taken slaves, the land to be destroyed, and His very own dwelling place including all the articles inside to be destroyed and taken.

      As you look at America and the way it’s gone, how safe do you feel NOW? Pray that your elected officials might come to know God and do His will.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    We need to fall on our knees once again and ask God to give us the courage to stand up in the face of sinful, liberal lies that tell us, sin really does not matter. My friend, it matters greatly. If not to us, it matter to God. We must understand the danger of sin.


Can you see the dangers of sin?

     

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

November 9 & 10, 2019 – Their Restingplace

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Their Restingplace

November 9 & 10
November 9 – Jeremiah 49-50 / Hebrews 7
November 10 – NO Daily Reading

GOD SAID:

Jeremiah 50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

   Oh what a sad commentary for the children of Israel and Judah in Jeremiah 50:6. God refers to them here as “lost sheep.” They’re still His sheep, but they’ve followed other shepherds. Shepherds, leaders, who have caused them to follow after the wrong things, and to go astray. It says; “they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill,” People of that time burned incense to idols on these hills. God’s lost sheep had followed them to worship one idol on one hill, and then being led by another, to worship another idol on another hill. Never finding contentment. They’d forgotten “their restingplace” in the Lord.

   As I read that verse today I could not help but think of all the Christians and churches, especially in America in the twenty first century. It seems today that the sheep at times are lost. Wandering from this leader to that leader. Following this promise or that. Who has the best show? Who promises ME the most things. It’s not about doctrine anymore. It’s often not even about what the bible says on a subject. It’s simply what makes me feel good today. Then, when that doesn’t satisfy, well, they simply pick up and move to the next church down the road. Mountain, to mountain, to hill. Following man made religion. Until, they become burnt out with church, and just quit altogether. WHY? “…they have forgotten their restingplace.” JESUS!

GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

   In Matthew 11:28 Jesus says; “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” I’m not for re-writing scripture, but this could actually say, come unto me, and I will BE YOUR REST. Don’t forget Jesus, your restingplace.


Have you found that rest?


Scofield III Burgundy Indexed

 

THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

    God is our refuge and strength. We can trust Him. We saw what happens when people do not Trust In the Lord this week in:

● There Is Hope
● Truth Be Told
● Take Time To Listen
● They Did Not Listen
● Time To Set Sail
● Their Restingplace

    No matter what many may say or promise, it’s always safer and secure when we just learn to Trust In the Lord.


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

October 21, 2019 Isa. 59-62 1 Thess. 5
October 22, 2019 Isa. 63-66 2 Thess. 1-2
October 23, 2019 Jer. 1-3 2 Thess. 3
October 24, 2019 Jer. 4-6 1 Tim. 1
October 25, 2019 Jer. 7-9 1 Tim. 2-3
October 26, 2019 Jer. 10-12 1 Tim. 4
October 27, 2019 No Passages Assigned  


Proverbs 29:25
“The fear of man bringeth a snare:
but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD
shall be safe.”

 

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 8, 2019 – Time To Set Sail

Time To Set Sail

 November 8
 Daily Reading – Jeremiah 46-48 / Hebrews 6

GOD SAID:

Jeremiah 48:12 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      As a Pastor, I’ve heard the comment during counseling, “How’d we get so far from the truth?” It seemed they were going in the right direction in life. It appeared things were right on course. Then somehow, they found their life in trouble and turmoil. Wondering how did this happen.

      Their life is much like a ship setting sail on an Ocean voyage. All mechanical operations of the ship are all functioning correctly, so they set sail. There’s only one problem. The compass they are traveling by is one degree off. While traveling things look, and work ok. However, they end up at the wrong destination. How did that happen? They were navigating by faulty equipment. It wasn’t right. It wasn’t true.

      Our verse today says God, because of their sinfulness and rebellion, was going to send into their lives “wanderers.” People with no purpose. So, where will the wanderers lead them? Who knows? A wanderer has no direction. They wander. It’s like the blind, leading the blind. The wanderer leads the trusting soul nowhere. Then at the end of wandering, you have nothing. They empty your vessel, your life is spent wasted, traveling down the wrong road. People can lead you off course. The wrong leader with the wrong message will lead you to a wrong outcome. Sin can sidetrack your life. Worldly desires can direct your life toward ruin. Today we must keep watch for the wanderers.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    The best way to know if something’s phony is to know the original so well you can’t be fooled. God’s Word is the truth. It’s the original. Come to know it so well that no wanderer could lead you off course. Know God.


Where is your life headed today,

and who are you following?

     

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 7, 2019 – They Did Not Listen

They Did Not Listen

 November 7
 Daily Reading – Jeremiah 42-45 / Hebrews 4-5

GOD SAID:

Jeremiah 42:6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      We’ve all seen movies where a doctor comes into the room, a sad look in their eye’s, and the patient says; “Just give it to me straight doc, tell me the truth.” We all think we want to hear the truth, that is, until the truth isn’t what we wanted to hear. If the truth were to be told, what most people really want is their version of the truth. Yet, the very foundation of our lives are built on the truth. In a court of law a defendant is sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. That is because, only by digging down to the truth will real justice be served.

      In Jeremiah 42 the remnant left in Judah asks Jeremiah to go, and speak to the Lord on their behalf. Jeremiah agrees but in Jeremiah 42:4 he says; “…I will pray unto the LORD your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing the LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you.” In essence he said, I’m going to tell you the truth, no matter what the truth is. The people say, oh we will do whatever you say the Lord says. God says in this chapter, if you’ll stay right here, I will protect you, provide for you, help you. You have nothing to fear. However, if you run to Egypt for safety, and don’t trust me, you’ll surely die. What did the people do? In Jeremiah 43:2 they call Jeremiah a liar and go to Egypt, where they died. They didn’t listen to the truth. They wanted their own truth.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    In John 14:6 Jesus said; “…I am the way, the truth…” In John 8:32 Jesus also said; “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Folks, that is still the real truth.


Will you accept the truth of God’s word, or,

seek you own form of truth and perish?

     

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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