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Daily Devotional – Faith without Works is Dead being Alone

Faith without works is dead being alone. (text from James 2:17) If I say that I have faith that a smoke detector will save me if my home were to catch fire, and I purchase a smoke detector that instructs me that I must install a battery, and I did not. If my home were to catch fire, would the smoke detector save me? Was I obedient to my faith in the smoke detector?

Many people confuse the works of faith with the works of the Law of Moses. “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” (Jms 2:17) Faith takes action to make it complete otherwise it is dead faith. If you have faith in something and place your trust in it, then you will have corresponding actions that will make your faith complete. “Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?” (Jms 2:21) Abraham’s faith was made complete when he obeyed God and placed his son on the altar to slay him the scriptures saying, “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.” (Heb 11:17-19) “Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.” (Jms 2:22-23) “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (Jms 2:26)

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Daily Devotional – Obedience of Faith

Now to HIM that is of POWER to STABLISH you according to my GOSPEL, and the PREACHING of JESUS CHRIST, according to the REVELATION of the MYSTERY, which was kept SECRET since the WORLD began, But now is made MANIFEST, and by the SCRIPTURES of the PROPHETS, according to the COMMANDMENT of the EVERLASTING God, made KNOWN to ALL NATIONS for the OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: To God only WISE, be GLORY through JESUS CHRIST for EVER. Amen.” (Rm 16:25-27)

Did you know that obedience is and has always been what the Lord requires of us. From Adam and Eve, Noah and the ark, Abram offering up Isaac his only son to God, Moses and the Law, or the obedience of today to the Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection; by partaking of the Lord’s death (repentance), burial (water baptism in Jesus name), and resurrection (being filled with the Holy Ghost) which is Acts 2:38, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” If you love me, keep my commandments.

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Daily Devotional – A Body hast thou Prepared Me

Wherefore WHEN HE COMETH into the WORLD, HE SAITH, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a BODY hast thou PREPARED me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for SIN thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the BOOK it IS WRITTEN of me,) to do thy will, O God. (Heb 10:5-7)

Many people believe that there are conversations taking place in the Godhead because of scriptures like this. However, if you look at the beginning of this scripture it says “when he cometh into the world”. Who came into the world? God did. God is a Spirit. (Jn 4:24) When God came into the world he took on a body. In other words God had taken on humanity as well. The God-man. Fully God and Fully man at the same time. So when the Word that was God from John 1:1 became flesh John 1:14 then he was in the world. Furthermore we must remember that these are prophecies. When God prophesies through man this doesn’t mean a literal conversation was taking place in heaven. Just like the case with the Lord speaking to Cyrus. “Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;” (Isa 45:1) Was this a literal conversation between God and Cyrus? The answer is no. The Lord spoke it through the Prophet Isaiah two hundred years before Cyrus was born and it was recorded so that it might be an undeniable evidence of the exactness of God’s foreknowledge. It was recorded and fulfilled in it’s proper time just like the prophecies concerning the Messiah.

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Daily Devotional – If Thou Canst Tell?

Who hath ASCENDED up into HEAVEN, or DESCENDED? who hath GATHERED the wind in his fists? who hath BOUND the waters in a garment? who hath ESTABLISHED ALL the ENDS of the EARTH? what IS HIS NAME, and WHAT IS HIS SON’S NAME, if thou CANST TELL? (Pro 30:4) I have DECLARED unto THEM thy NAME, and WILL DECLARE it: that the LOVE wherewith thou hast LOVED ME may be IN them, and I in them. (Jn 17:26) ANYBODY KNOW THAT NAME?

Did you know that Agur made this prophecy concerning the name of our God? Look carefully at this prophecy and you will find that the name of the Father and the name of his Son is one and the same name. It is Jesus that ascended up into heaven and it was Jesus who descended to Earth. “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” (Jn 3:13) It is of great importance to take notice that Jesus said Son of man which refers to the flesh of God of which Jesus did not take on until his birth of the virgin Mary. Yet at this time Jesus was now saying that he was both on Earth and in Heaven as the Son of man at the same time. This because Jesus was Emmanuel which being interpreted is, God with us. “What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?” (Jn 6:62) “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (Mt 1:23) “As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.” (Jn 6:57-58) It was Jesus that established all the ends of the earth. “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:” (Eph 3:9) Jesus said, “I and my Father are one.” (Jn 10:30) Jesus received his name by inheritance. “Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.” “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not. (Jn 5:43a) “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things” (Jn 14:26a) “And I have declared unto them thy name.” (Jn 17:26a) “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.” (Eph 3:14-15) The prophecy of Agur concerning the name of our God revealed and fulfilled in the name of Jesus Christ. “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.” (1 Jn 5:20)

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Daily Devotional – Men and Brethren What Shall we Do?

MEN and BRETHREN, what SHALL we DO? Then Peter SAID unto them, REPENT, and BE BAPTIZED EVERY ONE OF YOU in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the REMISSION OF SINS, and YE shall RECEIVE the GIFT of the HOLY GHOST. For the PROMISE is unto YOU, and to your CHILDREN, and to ALL that are afar off, EVEN AS MANY AS THE Lord our God SHALL CALL. (Acts 2:37-39)

Did you know that what the Apostle Peter instructed them to do to be saved is the same for us today? The promise was to “even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Even though this word was first preached to the Jews this same word was then given to the Gentiles also from the Apostle Peter. This is found in Acts chapter 10 when a Gentile man was praying and an Angel appeared to him and told him to call for the Apostle Peter and “to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.” (Acts 10:33) The Apostle Peter then preaches Jesus Christ and as he is preaching this is what took place. “While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.” (Acts 10:44-48) The same plan of salvation was given to the Gentiles as it was to the Jews and this was what God had commanded the Apostle Peter to preach as we learned from the Angel of the Lord. Are you born again according to what the Apostle Peter commanded to both the Jew and then to the Gentiles?

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Daily Devotional – The Cup of Death wherein my King was crowned

O the Cup of Life, wherein righteousness is found, from the Cup of Blood that was poured out on the ground! The Cup of blood that will never run dry! The Cup of Love wherein grace doth abound! The Cup of Death wherein my King was crowned! The Cup of the Spirit, wherein are redemption is nigh!

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” (Rm 8:2) “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Cor 5:21) “And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Mt 26:27-28) “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:” (Heb 9:22-24) “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Rm 5:1-2) “And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.” (Jn 19:2-3) “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Rm 8:3-4)

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Daily Devotional – They were All Filled with the Holy Ghost

And when the day of PENTECOST was fully come, they were ALL with ONE ACCORD in ONE PLACE. And SUDDENLY there came a SOUND from HEAVEN as of a rushing mighty WIND, and it FILLED all the HOUSE where they were SITTING. And there appeared unto them CLOVEN TONGUES like as of FIRE, and it SAT upon EACH of them. And they were ALL FILLED with the HOLY GHOST, and began to SPEAK WITH OTHER TONGUES, as the SPIRIT GAVE THEM UTTERANCE.” (Acts 2:1-4)

Did you know the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit, is not automatically given to you because you believe on Jesus Christ, or because you believed and confessed salvation in the name of Jesus Christ, or because you believed, repented of your sins and confessed salvation in the name of Jesus Christ, or because you believed, repented of your sins and was baptized in Jesus name for the remission of your sins, and confessed salvation in the name of Jesus Christ? This is shown scripturally twice. “Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 8:14-17) “And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.” (Acts 19:1-6)

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