The Bema Seat

Many believers allow their hearts to become cold because they serve God through duty. This often occurs when people allow familiarity to creep into service or work. If this is happening in your life, think of the Judgment Seat of Christ (Bema Seat). Ponder the fact that every blood-bought child...

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Creative Speech

Whenever you are spending time with someone, ask the Holy Spirit to bring to mind his positive qualities. Think of the many times the person has blessed your life. Meditate upon all the he has done to serve God and to further the kingdom. Pray for him silently in an...

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Justice Supersedes Love

God poured His love out in abundance to men in the Incarnation of His Son, Jesus Christ. However, God’s love never supersedes God’s justice. Reconciliation, or right standing with God for the sinner, can only take place according to God’s sovereign plan of redemption. Religion that seeks to establish favor...

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Total Surrender

Total surrender to Christ is depicted in these verses as the Bride kisses Him in submission to His perfect will. She was filled with His desire to go to the villages and fields to reap the harvest of souls as a joint partner in His vision. Many of us respond...

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True Rest

When a person is restless, he has not come to Jesus to find rest. He looks to himself and others to find joy and peace, but it is a futile attempt. The only true rest for his soul is the rest that God has provided for His people (1). There...

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Yield Not to Sin

Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Though this is true, we must realize that God never uses sin to advance His kingdom. It can never by excused by...

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Incense to the Throne

God loves the one who trusts Him in prayer in the midst of reactionary attitudes and double-mindedness. Motives determine the effectiveness of prayer (2), and motives are determined by faith. If we are caught off guard by a lack of faith, the enemy invades the heart and robs it of...

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Peaceful, Not Passive

God will never leave a believer to face a difficulty without comfort, instruction and a promise. Whether or not a believer remains calm in a situation is actually a matter of choice – he must decide to be quiet, listen, wait, and then obey. That is why it is so...

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