Not By Bread Alone

Picture Jesus on the mount of temptation, and Satan is tempting Him. He has been baptized, and the Father has said He is pleased with His Son (Mat thew 3:17), but Satan contests the Father’s declaration. Satan tempted the Lord when He hadn’t had food for forty days and nights....

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Lessons in Dark Places

Many people refuse to be taught lessons of faith when they don’t understand God’s plan beyond what they can see. In John 6:66, those who stopped following Jesus would not go beyond what they perceived with their senses. They trusted only what they saw and felt in their minds and...

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Beauty for Ashes

Here is the great exchange: Beauty for ashes. Where are the ashes, the residue of the offering made for our sins? They are in a clean place, separated- according to the principle of purification for sin as related in the book of Leviticus. And what does God give us? Beauty...

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Motivation from the Word

Motivation-it is what moves our hearts, our minds, our souls, our wills, and our bodies. What motivates a Christian to continue walking with God by faith, when neither sight nor feelings encourage him? John 1:1 does not say “In the beginning was love,” although certainly love was there in the...

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Stay Fervent

Many people grow weary in the greatness of the way. It is possible for the outward man to become weary serving God while the inward man remains fervent (2 Corinthians 4:16). Weariness comes from our human nature, but fervency comes from the treasure within our earthen vessels (2 Corinthians 4:7)....

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Raised Up by Love

The poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an invalid; she couldn’t even sit up in bed. But then, she met Robert Browning, another famous poet, and they fell madly in love. On the first visit from Robert Browning, Elizabeth sat up. She hadn’t done that before. His love for her made...

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Heart Repair

The Word of God makes it clear that every revelation of grace is experienced in the heart. Here, mercy is realized, love is enjoyed, and the promises become real. It all comes down to guarding the heart. The believer who has a hearing heart has the mind of God controlling...

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Victors, Not Victims

When grace is multiplied toward you, you are not barren. Neither are you a victim. You are a victor, fruitful in the Lord Jesus Christ. Otherwise, you are blind and cannot see afar off to what awaits you in eternity. The problem? Spiritual vision becomes dim when you are not...

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