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Verse of the Day – February 28th


http://bible.com/114/1pe1.24-25.nkjv

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because “All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away, But the word of the Lord endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
I Peter 1:24-25

Complete Victory… by Billy Graham


1John 4:4 NKJV – You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

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Complete Victory

Paul once wrote, “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye can not do the things that ye would” (Galatians 5:17). This is the battle or the tension that is present in us to a greater or lesser degree. So, you see, the spiritual lag that you feel is explained in the Bible. That does not mean that you accept it as the way it should be. You should make all necessary preparations for this battle which the Bible says “is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces.”

In Ephesians 6 we read that the Bible tells what preparation you should make. In the meantime, always remember that “where sin abounds, grace did much more abound.” You can have complete victory! We are told to submit ourselves unto God, and the devil will flee from us. We are also promised that “sin shall not reign over us.”

Daily Prayer

Lord, like Paul I battle daily with Satan. I submit everything in my life to You, knowing that already the fight has been won.

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Rediscovering the Christmas Season X – Immanuel


[Editor’s Note: This installment should have gone out yesterday and that installment should have been posted today.  In other words, parts ten and eleven were switched.  I sincerely regret this error, which was totally my own.  Now, please, no emails when I post part twelve next.]

Immanuel

Exposure: Read the passages about Immanuel. Make a sign that reminds you that God is with you and hang it up somewhere that you see often.

Exploration: Immanuel means “God with us.” How is Jesus still “God with us” even now that He’s not walking on the earth?

Expression: How is God “for” us different than God “with” us? What are some ways you sense God with you?

Experience: Discuss with friends or family or journal about a time in your life when you felt the closest to Jesus. Make plans to do something today to get closer to God. How important is it to seek to experience that closeness all the time?

Matthew 1:22-23

So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

ISAIAH 7:10-15 NKJV

Moreover the Lord spoke again to Ahaz, saying, “Ask a sign for yourself from the Lord your God; ask it either in the depth or in the height above.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I test the Lord !” ÎH he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is  it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good.

JOHN 1:14 NKJV

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

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