October 23, 2019 – Relationship That Works

Relationship That Works

 October 23
 Daily Reading – Jer. 1-3 / 2 Thess. 3

GOD SAID:

Jeremiah 2:27 Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Children are naughty by nature? You tell them “Don’t get into the cookies.” A minute later, the child is gone. Where are they? In the cookie jar, enjoying what you told them not to. Then, when you walk up behind them and ask, “what are you doing,” it scares the socks off them. Why? Not because they’ve realized cookie’s will spoil their appetite for the nutritious meal you’ve planned. Nor because they’re sorry that they’ve done this and will never do it again. (Yeah right!) Why are they upset? “THEY GOT CAUGHT!”

Before you get too upset with the little one’s, think about this. When times are going good and everything’s ok, do you spend as much time communicating with God as when things are bad? If things are going good, we find lots of things to do besides spending time praying. An occasional “thanks God” seems sufficient. But let things get bad and we’re on our knees crying, “Oh God help us.” The worse things are, the more time we spend with Him. Yet, it’s often not until WE GOT CAUGHT! Caught neglecting God. Caught making other things more important than God. Caught falling in love with something else, until it becomes an idol that has taken the place of God. I wonder if sometimes God doesn’t allow trying times in our life, just so we’ll stop, and talk with Him a bit. Our lives become so complacent with God and others that we spend days, busy around each other, but we never really talk. It’s time to talk to those we love.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Could it be that our days would be better and less trying if we spent more of our good time with one another and God, and not just our sad times? I love to talk with happy people more than I do mad people. I believe God does too!


How much time have you spent with those you love?

     

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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October 22, 2019 – Remembered No More

Remembered No More

 October 22
 Daily Reading – Isa. 63-66 / 2 Thess. 1-2

GOD SAID:

Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Have you ever thought to yourself, I really wish I could just forget all about some of my past. Maybe it was an argument you had with someone you love. It got heated, and before you knew it, you said something that really hurt them. Even though you have apologized a hundred times, those words you said still haunt your memories. Maybe it was a severe illness that is behind you now, however the thought of it returning someday seems fresh in your mind every time you get sick again. We all have things we wish we could erase from our past. If not erasing them, at least remember them no more.

      For some, it’s a particular sinful habit that seems to find it’s way back into their thoughts. As a Pastor, I have been asked, “why doesn’t God just wipe our sins from our memories when He forgives us of them.” I believe the answer is, we still live in a sin filled world. If God erased the pain of our sinfulness from our memories, we would be very likely to repeat them again. Suffering again the shame of hurting the Lord.

      God has promised us a day when all of our sins and sorrows will be remembered no more. Isaiah 65:17 says that in the New Heaven and Earth the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. Just as God remembers our sins no more, we will also be granted this wonderful privilege when we live in a place where no sin abounds.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    This promise is only for those who find themselves in the New Heaven and the New Earth. Those who find their dwelling place in hell, in outer darkness, will not be granted such eternal delight. What a sad existence that will be, eternally haunted by the past.


Are you ready to forget?

     

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

October 21, 2019 – Really Long Verse

Really Long Verse

 October 21
 Daily Reading – Isa. 59-62 / 1 Thess. 5

GOD SAID:

Isaiah 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Would you like to know about a really long verse in the Bible? It may not be long in the amount of words used, but it sure is long in the time to which it refers. Isaiah 61:2 talks about “the acceptable year of the LORD” and “the day of vengeance of our God.” Jesus read this passage of scripture in the Synagogue in Luke 4:16-21. He read up to the point of where He said “To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,” and then He stopped, and closed the book. Why? Well in Luke 4:21 He answered that question when He said “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” The day of the acceptable year of the LORD, as we know now was the first coming of the Lord had come. These people were faced with a choice. They could believe Jesus was God in the flesh, or believe He was liar. They made the wrong choice and tried to kill Him.

      We today are still faced with the same choice. The first part of the verse became fact in the person of Jesus Christ. However, there is a part to this verse yet to come that we will have to deal with. “The day of vengeance,” has not yet come. This will happen at the second coming of our Lord to the earth. A lot has happened between His first coming and our awaiting of His second coming. Nevertheless, just as sure as part one of this verse is a fact of the past, part two of this verse is just as much a fact coming yet in our future.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus. His grace was sufficient then, but many rejected it. His grace is sufficient today. However, He will not always extend that grace. Now is the time. Today is the day of salvation


So what have you, or will you do with this truth 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

October 19 & 20, 2019 – Quality Time With God

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Quality Time With God

October 19 & 20
October 19 – Daily Reading – Isa. 53-58 / 1 Thess. 3-4
October 20 – NO Daily Reading

GOD SAID:

Isaiah 57:20-21 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

   “No matter what I do I can’t seem to get it together.” “Nothing I do makes a difference.” “My finances are fine, my job’s fine, everything’s ok and I am still unhappy with life. What’s the matter?” These are all statements every Christian counselor has heard. People come into the office with every imaginable circumstance and excuse for their problems. It’s my job, my spouse, or my children cause problems. Life isn’t fair. Although every one of these statements may be true, often the underlying problem is their relationship with God. Having a vision for the future will not guarantee success. A roadmap to a destination does not guarantee your arrival unless you follow all the turns laid out for you. Going to church and being religious is not the same as having a relationship with God.

   In today’s verses God says He will revive the heart of the humble in Isaiah 57:15. He also promises the wicked, the unsaved, who have no desire for God, will have no peace. Their life will be like a troubled sea. Churning and turning with no end in view. We all have problems we must face. The difference in life is the outcome, not the problem. For the unrepentant soul, the outcome is often just another time of finding life to be hopeless and drear. However the outcome for the believer is just the opposite. With ever trial in life there is a new revelation, a closer walk with God, and the realization, we are not in this alone.

GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

   There is a peace that the world cannot know. The Peace in this life that only God can give. Life’s journey, to be one of joy, must include quality time with God. Without Him, life is really not a journey, it’s a never ending nightmare.


Have you spent time with the author of peace today?


Scofield III Burgundy Indexed

THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

    If we are searching for the solution to life’s situations, well we have found that Question Answered in the person of Jesus Christ. We saw that this week in:

● Quiet Pain
● Quenches Our Fears
● Quickly Intercede
● Quit Your Arguing
● Quite Disturbing
● Quality Time With God

    Jesus is the Answer to all our situations in this life and the life to come. Question Answered.


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  


1 Peter 3:15
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”

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

October 18, 2019 – Quite Disturbing

Quite Disturbing

 October 18
 Daily Reading – Isa. 49-52 / 1 Thess. 1-2

GOD SAID:

Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      The Bible records the horrific days and hours before the crucifixion of Jesus. It tells how He was beaten with a whip which had large pieces of metal or stone tied into it. With every strip laid on Jesus, it tore large pieces of flesh from His back. During the time of His imprisonment he was beaten by hand and with a rod. He was spat on, and had large amounts of hair pulled from His face and scalp, leaving bare flesh bleeding in its place. A crown made of spike like thorns was pressed upon His head which caused blood to flow down His face. He was blindfolded, slapped, and asked to say who had done this. He was led up a stony path carrying the weight of the cross that was to hold Him up to His death. Falling under the weight of this cross, He landed on the stony path that dug into His flesh. Nailed through His hands and feet, and a spear thrust in His side.

      Is it any wonder that Isaiah’s prophesy says people were astonied, or in our words today, horrified, to see Him in such a condition? To look at Him you would barely recognize Him as a man, much less King of Kings. Yet, hundreds of years before Jesus was crucified, in a manner unthinkable to the Jews of the day, God gave a revelation to Isaiah of what would happen to the true Messiah. Moreover, it happened, just as He said. God did not hold back the gruesome truth in His revelation to Isaiah of the horror which would come to His Son.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Oh, what a terrible picture we get in our mind of our beloved Saviour on that day. However, what a great truth is here. God spares nothing in telling us the truth, good or bad. Therefore, His truth of Christ’s resurrection and His return are just as reliable. Keep looking up.


Are you Watching?

     

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

October 17, 2019 – Quit Your Arguing

Quit Your Arguing

 October 17
 Daily Reading – Isa. 45-48 / Col. 4

GOD SAID:

Isaiah 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      OK, I’ll admit it, when I was a kid, it seemed as though I was always arguing with my dad. About what you might ask? Well, pretty much anything. I would want to go out to play with the kids in the neighborhood. My dad would say, “no, it’s getting dark and you don’t need to be out there after dark.” I would argue that other kids were out there, that it was still a little light, that I knew my way around in the dark, or anything I could think of. I should have known though, when my dad said no, it meant no. After dealing with my stubbornness so long, my dad would say something like, “listen, I pay the bills in this house and as long as you live in my house you will abide by my rules. I’m your dad, I said no, and that’s final.” That’s when I knew it was time to quit, or pay the consequences. The consequences hurt more than my feelings, they also often stung my backside.

      In Isaiah 45:9 God says the same thing on a much bigger scale. God said; “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!…” When I argued with my dad, the outcome was going to be no, if he had told me no. I could have saved a lot of time and energy if I would have just listened the first time and obeyed. I could have used all that time to do something constructive. We ought also to realize, this is God’s earth and we are His children. As long as we live on His planet that He takes care of, we need to abide by His rules. Quit arguing with God.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    When God tells us what to do, there is a good reason for the command. Just as children may not always understand why parents make rules to protect them, we may not understand why God says yes or no. We can know this, it’s always for our good.


Does it help to argue with God?

     

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

October 16, 2019 – Quickly Intercede

Quickly Intercede

 October 16
 Daily Reading – Isa. 42-44 / Col. 3

GOD SAID:

Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Do you think; “Aspirants for literary advancement should religiously eschew polysyllabic orthography?” I know some of you are saying; WHAT? These are all English words; completely understandable, nevertheless, the meaning may escape many of you. Which by the way, the meaning of the phrase is “To promote talking always use small words?” Communication is not just the sounding out of words, but it is the understanding of the words that are said. Sometimes, like in the example above, the words are not understood because they’re not well known or clear. Other times, the words are not understood because the listener has tuned out the speaker. All they really hear is WAH WAH WAH…, and they toss in an occasion uh huh, or yup. However, they really are not listening.

      In today’s verse we find an idol worshiper, so intent on what he is doing that he does not seek any other truth. “They have not known…” Someone didn’t tell them, or did not tell them clearly and, “nor was understood.” Instead of asking, “What,” and seeking the truth, they have hardened their heart against God. Not only do they not understand, they don’t see any reason to change. In their eyes everything is ok. Then it says he shut their hearts that they cannot understand. They’re not seeing a problem, therefore not seeking a solution. Someone needs to interrupt their life with the truth of the Gospel.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Seek wisdom, desire understanding, look at every situation with more than physical eyes. Look at others with your heart. Some, who are blinded by the world and do not see, need someone with the light of the gospel to quickly intercede.


Will you shine a gospel light to quickly intercede?

     

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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