Don't Turn Your Back on God

28 June 2022

Jonah lived on the mountains of Galilee. And when he turned his back on God every step he took was a step downwards. He went from the mountains to the plains, to the plains to the harbour, from the harbour to the ship. And that wasn’t the end. From the ship into the sea.

The Kingdom of God First

23 June 2022

What is the primary objective of God? It’s that His kingdom may come. And we can only align ourselves with God and with His purpose when we are aligned with the coming of God’s kingdom, when everything we do is ultimately directed towards the coming of the kingdom of God.

Hastening the Coming of the Lord

21 June 2022

When will the end come? When the gospel of the kingdom has been proclaimed in all the world as a witness to all the nations (Matthew 24:14). Who is responsible to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom? We are. So, how can we hasten the coming of the Lord? By proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom.

Expecting the Coming of the Lord

16 June 2022

The motivation for holy living is primarily looking for the coming of our Lord. If you analyse the teaching of the New Testament on holiness, you’ll see that in almost every case it’s linked up with the expectation of the Lord’s return. I believe that where the Church loses the sense of expectation of the Lord’s return, New Testament standards of holiness are impossible.

Keep Your Heart Pure

14 June 2022

Everything there is in life comes out of your heart. If you have a pure heart you will have a pure life. And if your heart is impure your life will be impure. That’s an unalterable law that governs all human conduct. And remember, what you put into your heart determines the course of your life. You cannot have the wrong thing in your heart and live right.

Do Not Touch What Is Unclean

9 June 2022

There are many different ways we can touch what is unclean but one very common way which is a problem for nearly all of us is by our mental attitudes and the things we entertain in our minds. And also the things we look at. You need to ask yourself: Am I touching the unclean? Am I unnecessarily exposing myself to things that defile my spirit?

How Do We Respond?

7 June 2022

Now I want to deal with a practical response, how shall we respond? If we really believe that God is going to do what He so clearly says He is going to do, what are we going to do about it? Are we going to do nothing or are we going to seek from the Bible to know what the sensible and scriptural course of action is?

Be Faithful to His Word

2 June 2022

There’s only one thing that can thoroughly equip you, it’s the Scripture. There’s no other place of security, there’s no other place of strength, there’s no other place of real fruitfulness but in the Word of God. May God help us to be faithful to His Word.

The Three 'Loves' of Our Time

31 May 2022

There are three 'loves' that really are the root of all the problems. Love of self, love of money and love of pleasure. I would say European culture and society, including Britain, is dominated by those three features: love of self, love of money, love of pleasure. And you see, love of self is what leads to the breakdown of society.

Corruption is Irreversible

26 May 2022

Corruption is irreversible once a thing becomes corrupt. You can halt corruption, you can slow corruption, but you cannot reverse it. Take a piece of fruit: if it’s corrupt, and if you leave it, its corruption will become totally manifest. But God is so realistic. He doesn’t try to reverse corruption. He has only one solution: a new birth, a totally new start.

God Hates Carnality

24 May 2022

Any time we begin to think and act and live as if this world was our home and we had something permanent here, that is carnality. It doesn’t need to express itself in any big or ugly sin, but once we lose the vision of eternity and are not living in the consciousness of eternal issues, that is carnality. God hates it.

Confess Your Sins to One Another

19 May 2022

The Bible says in James 5:16: "confess your sins to one another, and pray one for another that you may be healed." And you know, it’s very hard to stay proud when you’re confessing your sins. You try it. Let me recommend it to you.

The Wrath of the Lamb

17 May 2022

None of us has ever seen an angry lamb. I don’t believe there ever has been an angry lamb in the history of humanity. But one day something totally without parallel or without precedence will happen, the Lamb will become angry. Ultimately, the rebellion and the wickedness of man will provoke even the Lamb to wrath.

Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done...

12 May 2022

It’s going to take all that Isaiah has described to bring us to the establishment of the Lord’s kingdom on earth with Jerusalem as its capital. So, when we pray as we should pray, "your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven", whether we realise it or not, we’re releasing the events that are described in Isaiah 24.

The Laws of God and the Everlasting Covenant

10 May 2022

As I look at the world around me (and I’ve had a long time to observe the world), I’ve seen the whole structure and nature of society totally change. If things that are done today and are taken for granted had been done sixty years ago, there would have been an uproar.

Heaven and Earth will be Shaken

5 May 2022

I don’t believe any of us fully understand, but apparently everything that we associate with the heavens will be shaken—which is exactly what God said in Haggai, “I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The writer of Hebrews says everything that can be shaken will be shaken. Why? Because God wants to reveal and demonstrate a kingdom that cannot be shaken.

Governments, Institutions and Buildings will be Shaken

3 May 2022

"For the day of the LORD of hosts shall come upon everything proud and lofty, upon everything lifted up, and it shall be brought low... The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low. The LORD alone will be exalted in that day."

Families will be Shaken

28 April 2022

Any household that is divided, in which there is not unity and love and peace, can be shaken and will be shaken. We see, every day, reports in the paper of households that are being shaken. In fact, I think it’s probably the main cause of the problems that confront us in society today. It’s the break-up of the family.

Everything will be Shaken

26 April 2022

Jesus said building on the rock is very simple: it’s hearing what He says and doing it. I believe that is the only foundation that will give us a building that cannot be shaken. Anything that is not built on the hearing and doing of the teaching of Jesus will be shaken.

Reward according to Faithfulness

21 April 2022

Jesus is God’s appointed judge over all men. He’s just as efficient, just as thorough and just as faithful as a Judge as He is as a Saviour. As a Saviour He omits nothing, and as a Judge, likewise, He omits nothing. And the principle is this: according to the faithfulness with which we serve the Lord in this age we will be apportioned our sphere of authority in the coming age.

Two Different Judgments

19 April 2022

There are two different judgments. There’s the judgment of condemnation and there’s a judgment for those who have received Jesus and lived for Him, which is an assessment of reward. But every one of us will stand before the judgment of God.

Judgment is part of the Gospel

14 April 2022

I think a lot of Christians almost have reservations about presenting God as a judge. It’s as if that will offend people or frighten people and, perhaps, we won’t get them to listen to the Gospel if we talk about the judgment of God. But judgement is as much part of the Gospel as is salvation.

Standing in the Gap

12 April 2022

"If I could have found one man in all the nation," God said, "I could have spared them." Think of it! One man could have turned the tide for a whole nation. Yet there was not even one man willing to do it. God is looking for a man!

Perseverance in Prayer

7 April 2022

Many times you do not get your prayer answered, not because you are praying wrong, but simply because you have to persevere in prayer. If you are not prepared to do that, you will not get the answer to your prayer. You have to pray through.

The Effect of Prayer in the Heavenlies

5 April 2022

The great obstacle to a real movement of the Spirit of God lies in the realm of the invisible. An Old Testament example of this truth is found in the tenth chapter of Daniel. Daniel set himself to pray for twenty-one days with special earnestness for divine intervention on behalf of his people. At the end of this period, an angel came with a revelation that was the answer to his prayers.

Invisible Rulership

31 March 2022

We have to acknowledge the truth of historical events, the impact of social and economic factors. They are real factors, but the dominating, controlling, decisive element behind all of them is spiritual. That is why the church is the decisive factor in world affairs because the church is the only agent that can enter into this realm and operate there. It is perfectly logical.

Bring The Enemy's Kingdom Down

29 March 2022

We are not wrestling against flesh and blood. We are on a different plane; we have different enemies, we have different weapons. But the weapons which God has given us are mighty! They are invincible if we will use them. If we are defeated, it is not through a lack of armour. It is through the failure to use it.

Join God's Army of Intercessors

24 March 2022

Our Christian experience may best be compared to a wrestling match. In wrestling, no holds are barred. Every part of your being is involved. This is the Christian life. We are in a wrestling match, but not against flesh and blood.

A Quiet and Peaceable Life

22 March 2022

God wants good government because it forwards the propagation of the gospel, which is His aim in this dispensation. There is nothing difficult, there is nothing complicated, it is entirely sensible and practical. Good government for your own nation is the will of God.

The First Priority in Your Prayers

17 March 2022

What should be the first specific topic for prayer? "All who are in authority": the king, queen, prime minister, president, elected representatives, governors, mayors, police commissioners, all. Do you pray for them? When did you last pray for them? Which did you last do — criticise or pray?

The Healing of our Land through Prayer

15 March 2022

If you bypass prayer, you can have all sorts of plans, systems and programmes, but you do not have the power to operate them. It is like having a building wired for electricity, but not connected to the generator. Nothing is going to work. The wires may be in good order and the light fixtures may be wonderful, but you are not going to get results, because there is no power.

Face to Face with God

10 March 2022

God says to "pray and seek My face." What does it mean to seek God's face? I understand it means to get directly into the presence of Almighty God – where every barrier and every hindrance is removed, and you are face to face with Almighty God.

God's Spiritual Programme

8 March 2022

God has His spiritual programme arranged in grades: grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4. Until you pass grade 1, you will never get to grade 2. It does not matter if you have to repeat grade 1 ten years in a row, God will not promote you. That is why some of us have been stuck so long in the same grade.

Humble yourself under God’s hand

3 March 2022

God said, "Humble yourself." He did not say, "I will do it for you." God cannot humble you. God can humiliate you, and He may have to, but the only person who can humble you is you, yourself. Humility must come by an inward act of your will.

You are the Salt of the Earth

1 March 2022

If our land is not healed, there is only one reason. We have not done the things that God requires. I believe that this is precisely the truth. If our land is not healed by our presence, then our salt has lost its flavour.

If My people who are called by My name...

24 February 2022

In this series, we will be taking a fresh look at a ministry of the church and individual believers, which is often very underrated: prayer for the government. One of the most basic mandates for the Christian is to pray “for kings and all who are in authority” (1 Timothy 2:2). God intends His church to exercise a decisive influence for good.

What is it that Motivates Us?

22 February 2022

We have come to the end of this series of messages. We have to ask ourselves the last of our questions: What is it that motivates us? Is it keeping up with the Joneses? Is it doing what everybody else does?

Listen to the Wonderful Counsellor

17 February 2022

Rightly understood, God promises success to a person who meets certain conditions which are stated in Psalm 1. There are three negative conditions and two positive. The negative conditions are: not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, not stand in the way of sinners, and not sit in the seat of the scornful. The positive ones are: delight in the law of the Lord, meditate in His law, day and night.

Building Things of Eternal Value

15 February 2022

The headship of Jesus means we belong to Him, along with everything we have been given. It also means that we shouldn’t go our own way, but follow His direction. Just mentally run over the things you’re involved in right now, the things you’re giving your time and strength and ability to. And say: has God initiated those?

Making an Effort to Enter into His Rest

10 February 2022

Which takes more faith for a Christian? To work or to rest? You’ve guessed it: to rest. Do you know why Israel didn’t enter into rest? Because of their unbelief. Why can Christians not rest? For the same reason: because of unbelief.

A Holy Day before the Lord

8 February 2022

You check Israel’s calendar as God ordained it and you see how many holidays they had to take. They’re not holidays because somebody wants to be lazy, they’re holidays because God has said: “you take a holiday.” It should be a ‘holy day’, set apart for God, in order to rest before Him.

God Completes what He has Begun

3 February 2022

God is not committed to complete anything that He hasn’t begun. If we take the initiative out of God’s hands and make our own decisions and our own plans, the end will be frustration because God will not endorse what He has not begun.

Directed by the Head

1 February 2022

Today, we will go a step further in our study of the headship of Jesus over the Church and first go to Ephesians 5:23. This whole passage is an unfolding of God’s plan for Christian marriage but it also unfolds Christian marriage as a pattern of the relationship between Christ and the Church.

Sent by Him, Speaking His Words

27 January 2022

The words that Jesus speaks or spoke the Father gave Him. The works He did, it was the Father dwelling in Him that did the work. And that’s the meaning of headship. Perfect headship. That’s the pattern that Jesus set.

Waiting on His Direction

25 January 2022

In 1 Corinthians 11:3 we find a chain of authority that starts in heaven and ends in the family. God is the head of Jesus Christ, Christ is the head of the husband, the husband is the head of the wife. I believe that is the divine pattern of government. It’s government by headship.

The Kingdom is not a Democracy

20 January 2022

God’s Kingdom is not a democracy, but a monarchy. Jesus is the Head of his church, body. I don’t believe any church should be run as a democracy. Democracy originates in Greece and Greece is the origin of humanism. If you want to trace humanism back, that’s where it started. I believe that the Bible indicates the age is going to end with monarchy restored — according to the book of Revelation.

The Head makes the Decisions

18 January 2022

I believe actually headship is the principle of government that’s portrayed in the Bible. I hope I won’t shock you if I say that the kingdom of God is not a democracy. And what does the Bible present to us? Monarchy, isn’t it? But Jesus is a wonderful King and He’s going to share His rule with people He has trained to rule with Him.

The Head comes First

13 January 2022

Jesus is the head of the body and He’s the first-born from the dead. So, the resurrection is viewed as a birth out of death. Now, in a natural human birth what’s the first part of the body that normally emerges? The head. And so, in this birth out of death, which is the resurrection, the first part of the body to emerge was the head.

The Headship of Jesus

11 January 2022

When Jesus the Messiah returns from heaven, He will restore all things and reign in glory. One major aspect of this restoration is the headship of Jesus. God exalted Jesus: “... far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come. He put all things under His feet...”

Refreshing, Restoration and Return

6 January 2022

In Acts 3:19-21, the apostle Peter outlined what God expects from all people, in all places, before the close of the age. We can summarise God’s plan for redemption in four English words, all of which begin with the letters RE. The first RE in Peter’s sermon was repentance. We go on to Acts 3:21 where we get the next word that begins with RE which is restoration, the restoration of all things.

God’s Programme to Close the Age

4 January 2022

The title of our theme during the coming weeks will be The Headship of Jesus Christ. Those words may not be very familiar to you. I believe that in the years that lie ahead there’s going to be an increasing emphasis in the Body of Christ on the headship of Jesus.

The Headship of Jesus Christ: Introduction

1 January 2022

We wish you a blessed 2022. What better way to start this new year than by looking to the Lord Jesus Christ for direction and guidance? God has made Him head over everything! (Ephesians 1:22). The headship of Jesus is reason for thanksgiving.

Today's Devotional: Sanctified, Set Apart, Translated

15 July 2021

The blood of Jesus sanctifies each believer. The word sanctify is related to the word saint and is directly related in the original biblical languages to the word for “holy.” Holiness includes the aspect of being set apart to God. The one who is sanctified finds himself in an area where God has access to him but the devil does not. To be sanctified is to be removed from the area of Satan’s reach.

Today's Devotional: Presenting Our Bodies

14 July 2021

One reason for the redemption of the body was so that it might become the temple of the Lord. The Lord is not going to dwell in a temple that has not been redeemed, one that still belongs to Satan. What is the response that God requires from us? Given all that God has done for us through Jesus’ death on the cross, how are we expected to respond? We are to present our bodies as living sacrifices.

Today's Devotional: The Purchase Price

13 July 2021

Consider the price that Jesus paid. The price is stated very clearly in various parts of the New Testament. The purchase price was the blood of Jesus. We must never treat ourselves as cheap. When we realize we have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus, we cannot afford to make ourselves cheap.

Today's Devotional: His Forever!

12 July 2021

Remember, it cost Jesus everything He had to buy you back to Himself. Though He was Lord of the entire universe, He laid aside all His authority and power to die in absolute poverty. Perhaps you have never seen yourself as important. Your past and your future both convey the same message: failure! Not so to Jesus! He loved you so much that He gave up everything to redeem you for Himself.

Today's Devotional: The Pearl of Great Price

11 July 2021

In Matthew 13:45–46, Jesus told a parable that, in my opinion, most beautifully describes the wonder of our redemption. Jesus is the merchant—not a tourist or a sightseer, but a man who has dealt in pearls all His life—and He knows the exact value of every pearl. The pearl that He has purchased is just one human soul—yours or mine. It cost Him all He had, everything He owned.

Today's Devotional: Instruments God Uses

10 July 2021

God has a sincere interest in, and a specific purpose for, our bodies. The body is to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. (See 1 Corinthians 6:19.) The various members of the physical body are intended to be instruments (or weapons) that God can use. They do not belong to us; they belong to God. We are to yield them to God. It is logical and obvious that God wants His “weapons” in good condition.

Today's Devotional: Belonging to Jesus

9 July 2021

Why are you not your own? Because somebody else has bought you. When you have been bought by somebody else, then you no longer belong to yourself. If you want to hold on to your own life, then, remember, you have not been bought with a price. You cannot have it both ways. If you belong to God, you do not belong to yourself. If you belong to yourself, you do not belong to God.

Today's Devotional: Channels of Spiritual Life

8 July 2021

Jesus said, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink”. So, this transformation of regeneration and the infilling of the Holy Spirit produces a marvelous change—a man who was thirsty, who did not even have enough for himself, now becomes a channel through which waters of spiritual life can flow out to the needy world around him.

Today's Devotional: Spiritual Fruit

7 July 2021

Worship is the act by which we are joined to the Lord as one spirit. That is why worship is the highest activity of human beings. Worship is not an appendix to the Christian life; it is not a little addition to services. It is the culmination. It is the confirmation.

Today's Devotional: Worship in the Spirit

6 July 2021

In the contemporary church, there is little understanding of the nature of worship, mainly because we do not discern the difference between the spirit and the soul. Worship is not entertainment—that belongs in the theater, not the church. Through worship we enjoy true spiritual union with Him. That is the goal of salvation—first on earth, then later in heaven.

Today's Devotional: Communion with God

5 July 2021

We have seen that the spirit is God-conscious, the soul is self-conscious, and the body is world-conscious. It is very important to understand that the soul is self-conscious. Man’s soul contains three elements: will, intellect, and emotions. The will is the part of me that says, “I want”; the intellect is the part that says, “I think”; and the emotions are the part of me that says, “I feel.”

Today's Devotional: Spirit to Spirit

4 July 2021

There are many facets of the truths about the Old Testament tabernacle of God. One essential, basic fact is that it was a triune building. In other words, it was three in one. It was one single place, but there were three areas: the Outer Court, the Holy Place, and the Holy of Holies. In this trinity, we find many references to eternal truth. For instance, God is three in one.

Today's Devotional: Joined to the Lord

3 July 2021

Your soul is capable of theology, and it is probably overburdened with it, but your spirit knows God. The spirit is the God-inbreathed part of man. And that part of man never finds rest until it is reunited with God. You can chase after all the pleasures and philosophies of the world, but your spirit is not interested in them. Your spirit just wants God, and it is your spirit that can be united...

Today's Devotional: United with God

2 July 2021

It is so important to understand the distinction between the human spirit and the soul. It is not the soul that is united with God, but the spirit—for the spirit was created for union with God; indeed, it cannot live out of union with God. As a result of regeneration, the spirit of the born-again believer is able to unite with God.

Today's Devotional: Imputed and Outworked Righteousness

1 July 2021

Every culture that I have encountered has embraced one common rule regarding marriage ceremonies. The bridegroom never prepares the bride; rather, the bride always prepares herself. The responsibility is placed on her alone. The Scripture says that the wife of Christ, the church, has made herself ready by her outworked righteous acts.

Today's Devotional: The Life of the Vine

30 June 2021

To explain to people the importance of having Him in their lives, Jesus used an analogy about the vine and the branches. (See John 15:1–8.) Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches” (verse 5). He was very specific. He has given us a point of orientation in interpreting the whole picture. Jesus Himself is the vine.

Today's Devotional: Life in the Son

29 June 2021

God has given a testimony to the whole human race that He has offered to us eternal life. This life is in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. If we receive Jesus Christ, in Him we have received eternal life. It is not something that is going to happen after death. It is something that happens now, in this time-space world.

Today's Devotional: The Gift of Righteousness

28 June 2021

The only righteousness that will admit us into heaven is the righteousness of God, which comes only by faith in Jesus Christ. Scripture emphasizes that, rather than being something we can merit, righteousness is a gift no one deserves. It is a free, unmerited gift. You either receive it as a gift, or you live without it. The choice is yours.

Today's Devotional: Products of Righteousness

27 June 2021

Few Christians today are bold. Most are timid, apologetic; they back down when confronted with evil. The root cause is a failure to realize that they are righteous in God’s sight—as righteous as Jesus Christ Himself. When we acknowledge and appreciate that fact, it makes us bold.

Today's Devotional: One Act of Obedience

26 June 2021

By Adam’s one act of disobedience, many—that is, all—of his descendants were made sinners. But by Jesus’ one act of obedience, all who believe in Him are made righteous. Just as surely as Adam’s disobedience made us all sinners, in exactly the same way, Christ’s obedience can make us all righteous. Not just in theory, not just in theology, but in the way we live—in the very nature that is in us.

Today's Devotional: Made Righteous

25 June 2021

The first thing you have to do is to stop trying to make yourself righteous. Stop trying to be a little better. Call a halt to all that. There is the complete exchange. Jesus was made sin with our sinfulness so that we might be made righteous with His righteousness. This righteousness is available through faith in His blood.

Today's Devotional: Intelligent Partners with God

24 June 2021

The first man, Adam, was not a slave, for God called him to intelligent partnership. When God wanted the animals to be named, He said, “Adam, come here and look at these animals. Tell Me what you think they should be named.” Likewise, in our new relationship with God in Jesus Christ, we are not slaves; rather, we are intelligent partners with God.

Today's Devotional: Submitting to God’s Instruction

23 June 2021

For those who submit to God’s instruction, there is a wonderful reward: “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him” (Psalm 25:14 KJV). In human relationships, we share our secrets only with those whom we trust. Likewise, when God shares His secrets with us, it is proof that we have earned His trust. It is our certificate of graduation from His school.

Today's Devotional: The Measure of Commitment

22 June 2021

Remember that the commitment you make to God usually determines the measure of God’s commitment to you. Total commitment to God calls for total commitment from God. That is the very essence of a covenant relationship. Through that covenant commitment and through its outworking in the offering up of Isaac, Abraham was reckoned as God’s friend. Covenant is the door to true friendship.

Today's Devotional: Enjoying God

21 June 2021

Right at the beginning of human history, when man first related to God, their relationship was so simple. There were not a lot of religious rituals and paraphernalia. Enoch just “walked with God” (see Genesis 5:22, 24). I sometimes long to get away from all the theology and all the religious formalities and just have a relationship of being God’s friend—walking with Him and enjoying His company.

Today's Devotional: The Price of Friendship

20 June 2021

Often, the measure of God’s commitment to you is determined by the measure of your commitment to Him. God never makes partial commitments, and He does not want any partial commitments. God has established the price of a relationship with Him. It is everything you have. “He…that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33 KJV).

Today's Devotional: Perfect Fellowship

19 June 2021

The gospel is an invitation from the Godhead for us to share the fellowship that the Father and Son share with one another. The Greek word for fellowship is koinonia. It is an important word in New Testament Greek that literally means, “sharing in common.” So, fellowship is sharing in common. We are invited to share the same relationship that God the Father and God the Son have together.

Today's Devotional: God’s Standard of Friendship

18 June 2021

Alas, in the world today, the word 'friend' has been watered down. It has become a cheap word, and friendship can be a cheap thing. But I want you to know that God’s standard of friendship has not changed. For God, friendship is based on covenant commitment. Through covenant commitment, Abraham became a friend of God. Under the new covenant, Jesus wants to bring us into the same relationship.

Today's Devotional: Our True Home

17 June 2021

Once when I was really concerned about my own spiritual condition, I asked God to make heaven more real to me. I believe heaven is the home of every child of God. I have never met a child who did not have a rather clear idea about his own home. A child might not know the street outside, but he knows his own home.

Today's Devotional: Pleasing the Father

16 June 2021

In times of frustration or apparent failure, I seek to turn my focus from trying to solve the problem to maintaining an attitude that is pleasing to my Father. As servants of Christ, there will be no competition among us if we are motivated by the simple desire to please our Father. Harmony and mutual concern take the place of striving and self-seeking.

Today's Devotional: In the Father’s Arms

15 June 2021

Jesus gave this assurance to His disciples: “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). We may be just a little flock, surrounded by wild beasts of all kinds. But if our Father has committed Himself to giving us the kingdom, no power in the universe can withhold it from us.

Today's Devotional: Accepted!

14 June 2021

When God says we are accepted, it does not mean we are just tolerated. It means we are much favored. We are the objects of His particular, loving care and attention. We are number one on His list of things to take care of in the universe. He says, “I’m interested in you. I want you. You’re welcome. Come in; I’ve been waiting a long time for you.”

Today's Devotional: Coming to the Father

13 June 2021

Jesus is the way, but the Father is the destination. I think that, many times in our Christian faith, we really miss the purpose of God. We talk a great deal about the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, our Intercessor, our Mediator, and so on. All of these terms are wonderful and true, but they stop short of God’s purpose. God’s purpose is that, through the Son, we should come to the Father.

Today's Devotional: True Self-worth

12 June 2021

1 John 3:1 says, “See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are” (NASB). Once we really comprehend that we are children of God, whom He loves intimately and personally; that God is interested in us, is never too busy for us, and desires a direct and personal relationship with each of us, we gain a tremendous increase in self-worth.

Today's Devotional: True Identity

11 June 2021

Identity is a real problem for people today. An interesting clue to this problem was the success of the book and TV miniseries Roots. The essence of that story was a man’s search for his roots, or origins, in order to gain a stronger sense of identity. All humanity is busy with the same search. Men and women want to know where they came from, who is behind them, how it started, and who they are.

Today's Devotional: Fully His

10 June 2021

First, the Lord made us, but we were in Satan’s slave market. Then, He bought us. We are doubly His. Can you see how valuable you are to the Lord? He is saying to you, “Now you’re Mine. I made you and I bought you. I own you; you’re fully Mine.”

Today's Devotional: “No Condemnation”

9 June 2021

There are two kinds of coffee: percolated and instant. Percolated coffee takes longer to make because it has to go through the brewing process. The book of Romans is like percolated coffee. We cannot get instant coffee out of Romans chapter 8. We must go through the preceding seven chapters. Those are the percolator. But the result is that much richer.

Today's Devotional: Freedom from Legalism

8 June 2021

Paul was warning Christians not to let the devil get them back into slavery. And the suggestion is very clear that the form of slavery to which they would be enticed to return would be that of religious slavery—subservience to the law from which they had been delivered when Jesus died on the cross. Paul treated that issue as something much more severe and dangerous than even sexual sins, such as..

Today's Devotional: Total, Permanent Victory

7 June 2021

The sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross is the only basis of God’s provision for every need of the whole human race. Instead of God doing a lot of different actions at different times, Scripture says, “By one offering [sacrifice] He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified” (Hebrews 10:14). You and I don't have to defeat Satan. But we must apply the victory that Jesus has won.

Today's Devotional: Replacing the Old Sinful Man

6 June 2021

We should not assume that the old man will passively accept his sentence of execution. On the contrary, he will struggle—fiercely, at times—to regain his control over us. We must stand in faith that the death of our old man is an accomplished fact, and we must actively resist his attempts to regain control over us.

Today's Devotional: Nothing Shall Hurt Us

5 June 2021

Through our faith in Jesus and His sacrificial death, God has delivered us from the domain of darkness. Notice that word domain. In the original Greek, it is authority. Satan has authority over the disobedient, the unbelieving, and the unsaved. But through Jesus, God has delivered us from that domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love in whom we have redemption.

Today's Devotional: A Clean Record

4 June 2021

One of the most wondrous aspects of God’s nature is that when He forgives, He does not partially forgive. He totally forgives. Everything that we have ever done wrong—everything that could ever make us feel guilty, every accusation that the enemy could ever bring against us—God treads underfoot and hurls into the depths of the sea. If God has forgiven you, you are forgiven.

Today's Devotional: Worship: The Consummation

3 June 2021

In John 4:23–24, Jesus said that the Father is looking for those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. Worship is a function of the spirit. What is the act by which we are joined to the Lord as one spirit? Worship. That is why worship is the highest activity of human beings. Worship is the consummation of our marriage to the Lord. It unites us with Him as one spirit.

Today's Devotional: Marriage Relationship with the Lord

2 June 2021

Coming under the law is like participating in a marriage ceremony in which you are married to your fleshly nature. As long as your fleshly nature remains alive, you must remain married to it; you cannot divorce it and marry somebody else. The good news is that your first spouse died. When did that first spouse die? When Jesus died on the cross. Our old man was crucified with Him.

Today's Devotional: Communion with the Creator

1 June 2021

The spirit is the part of the human personality that was directly breathed into man by God at creation. It is therefore capable of direct union and communion with the Creator. Let me give you three definitions of the functions of spirit, soul, and body—definitions that are simple but no less helpful. The spirit is God-conscious. The soul is self-conscious. The body is world-conscious.

Today's Devotional: Union with Christ

31 May 2021

Jesus lived by continual union with the Father. If the union had ever been broken, which it never was until the cross, He would have forfeited life. And you and I, as believers, live only insofar as we live in continual union with the Son, Jesus Christ. Living in union with Him, we are one spirit. The primary activity of the human spirit is union with God.

Today's Devotional: Eternity with God

30 May 2021

One of the supreme purposes of God in the church is to have a dwelling place where He can live permanently. I believe the New Jerusalem is the church coming down out of heaven as His permanent dwelling place. This is the life we have in Christ in eternity—an eternity spent in the presence of God rather than being eternally banished to hell.

Today's Devotional: Physical Life: Resurrection Life

29 May 2021

Jesus tasted death in every aspect for every person so that we might have life in every aspect. We each have a mortal body with resurrection life. Mortal flesh, a mortal body, but resurrection life made manifest in it. Not just operating in it, but made manifest in it.

Today's Devotional: Spiritual Life: Fellowship with God

28 May 2021

Jesus tasted death for every person so that we might have life. First of all, we have spiritual life—we are brought into union and fellowship with God here in this life, right now, through faith in Jesus Christ. Through faith in Jesus, you and I can be joined to the Lord in the Spirit and walk this life in union with God, just as Jesus walked His life in union with the Father by the Spirit.

Today's Devotional: Finding Your Place

27 May 2021

As Christians, we are never isolated individuals. We are brought into a relationship with our fellow believers. That relationship is one of the ways in which our acceptance is worked out in our day-to-day living. It is not enough to be accepted by the Father in heaven. That is the first step, and indeed the most important one. However, after that, acceptance has to find expression.....

Today's Devotional: Accepting Ourselves

26 May 2021

By an act of faith, you must believe what God says in the Bible: that you are accepted in Christ. To make this step toward acceptance, you must accept yourself. Many times, this is the hardest thing for us to do. We look back over a record of failures and false starts, maybe the ways in which we have failed others. You may label yourself “failure,” but God labels you “My son” or “My daughter.”

Today's Devotional: Steps to Acceptance

25 May 2021

There are four steps you must take to experience acceptance with God. The first thing is to forgive every person who has rejected you or harmed you in any way. Second, you must lay down the negative results of rejection: bitterness, resentment, hatred, rebellion. These attitudes are poisonous; they will infect your entire life. They will cause deep emotional problems and, quite likely, physical...

Today's Devotional: Experiencing His Acceptance

24 May 2021

To receive God’s provision for rejection, you must grasp two basic facts. First, God did not make a lot of different provisions for each of the various needs of humanity. Instead, He made just one, all-inclusive provision that covers all the needs of all people. This cover-all provision was the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross. Second, what took place on the cross was an exchange....

Today's Devotional: The Holy Spirit’s Probe

23 May 2021

The first step in overcoming rejection is to recognize the problem. Once you recognize it, you can deal with it. You are not alone in this; God will help you recognize it. You may be putting a little dressing of religion over a wound that cannot heal because there is something inside that is causing it to fester. However, if you will open your heart to the Holy Spirit, He will reveal the source...

Today's Devotional: Remedy for Rejection

22 May 2021

I believe the primary result of rejection is the inability to receive or communicate love. None of us can communicate love unless we have first received love. The secondary result is essentially a defensive reaction to rejection, offering a method of covering up the hurt. God has provided a remedy for rejection. It comes to us through Jesus and the cross.

Today's Devotional: We Are Accepted!

21 May 2021

Rejection, simply defined, is the sense of being unwanted or the sense that, although you want people to love you, no one does. What is the opposite of rejection? It is acceptance. The surest remedy for our problems is to believe that Jesus bore our rejection that we might have His acceptance with the Father. When God says that we are accepted, He does not mean that we are merely tolerated.

Today's Devotional: Ordained for Glory

20 May 2021

When we are identified with Jesus in His death, we enter into His abundant inheritance. We become heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ. But there is a process. We already share Christ’s glory, but it is in the unseen, invisible world. Where Jesus is, we are.

Today's Devotional: Boasting in the Cross

19 May 2021

Paul had only one thing to boast about—the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. That is an amazing statement when you consider that in Paul’s day, the cross was the absolute embodiment of all that was shameful and revolting. May that same spirit be in each one of us—a spirit willing to be emptied of carnal boastfulness, pride, and self-sufficiency—so that we can humbly acknowledge the cross of Jesus...

Today's Devotional: Helping God’s Chosen Ones

18 May 2021

We all need to devote more time to thinking about that word glory, because it is our destination. If there is a price to pay for glory, believe me, it is worth it. We may be called upon sometime to give up those two idols of convenience and comfort. If we could just get a vision of all that can come out of our sacrifice, we would one day see people in glory who are there because of what we did.

Today's Devotional: The Joy set before Him

17 May 2021

Hebrews 12:2 calls Jesus the “finisher of our faith.” Let me encourage you with those words. Whatever Jesus begins, He is going to complete. If He has started something in you, He will complete it. That is His faithfulness—not our cleverness. Hebrews 12:2 continues, saying that Jesus, “for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame...

Today's Devotional: Sharing His Glory

16 May 2021

Jesus was bringing many sons to glory. He bore our shame so that we might share His glory. Some of us have backgrounds of which we are ashamed—filled with things we have never fully gotten over, events that haunt and disturb us. These negative thoughts and painful memories hinder those moments when we want to worship and praise God. Just remember that Jesus bore our shame completely.

Today's Devotional: “Despising the Shame”

15 May 2021

Most depictions of Jesus on the cross show Him wearing a little loincloth. But there was no loincloth; He was exposed naked. His shame was exposed to everybody who passed by, mocking Him. But Jesus was exposed to shame on our behalf, enduring the cross and “despising the shame”—that we might share His glory.

Today's Devotional: Freed from Shame

14 May 2021

Shame is a cruel and ugly emotion, and it is found even among Christians. Many experiences of childhood can cause shame. Those that happened longest ago are sometimes the hardest to uproot. First in is often last out. Perhaps the most common source of shame in our Western civilization is sexual abuse (even by professing Christians). But, on the cross, Jesus bore our shame.

Today's Devotional: Enjoying the Blessing

13 May 2021

If we are redeemed children of God, the curses do not belong to us, but the blessings do. Abundance is a beautiful word that occurs many times in the Bible. In essence, it means you have all you need, and then some—you have blessings leftover for others. The will of God is that we, as His people, should serve Him with joy and gladness for the abundance of all things He gives to us.

Today's Devotional: Caring for the Poor

12 May 2021

Yesterday, we considered four wrong attitudes in relation to money. There is yet another attitude that we must be careful to avoid, and that is a wrong attitude toward the poor. The Bible consistently warns us against despising or exploiting the poor. One mark of righteousness is considering the cause of the poor. Conversely, a mark of wickedness is simply averting one’s eyes....

Today's Devotional: Meeting God’s Conditions

11 May 2021

We must make an important, logical distinction between earning God’s grace, which is impossible, and meeting God’s conditions, which is obligatory. We cannot earn God’s abundance, which comes only through grace; however, we are required to meet the conditions God has laid down for receiving His abundance through faith. If we do not meet these conditions, our faith has no scriptural foundation.

Today's Devotional: God’s Grace in Finances

10 May 2021

There are three basic principles that govern the operation of God’s grace. First, grace can never be earned; conversely, anything that can be earned is not grace. Second, there is only one channel of grace: it comes solely through Jesus Christ. Third, there is only one means by which we can appropriate God’s grace, and that is faith. This principle applies just as much in financial provision.

Today's Devotional: All Grace: Enough and More

9 May 2021

Having poverty means having “hunger,…thirst,…nakedness,…and [being] in need of everything” (Deuteronomy 28:48). When exactly did Jesus become poor? He began to become poor the moment He was identified with our sins. Understand that at the cross, His poverty was not merely spiritual but also physical and material. Therefore, by all the laws of logic, our wealth will not be merely spiritual.

Today's Devotional: His Abundance

8 May 2021

Many passages of Scripture support the fact that Jesus bore the poverty curse. Some people suggest that Jesus was poor throughout His earthly ministry, but I cannot accept this idea as accurate. Any man who can provide food for a crowd of five thousand men (along with women and children) is no pauper! Furthermore, Jesus transmitted this abundance to His disciples...

Today's Devotional: Exhausting the Curse

7 May 2021

Jesus bore the poverty curse, which is presented in its most absolute form in Deuteronomy 28:48. Some years ago, while I was preaching on the theme of God’s financial provision, I received a revelation from the Holy Spirit that went beyond anything in the sermon outline I had prepared. The Holy Spirit went over the four aspects of the poverty curse for me, one by one.

Today's Devotional: Overtaken by Blessings

6 May 2021

Once when I was in Ireland, there was a six-year-old boy whose parents gave him some potatoes to plant. Two weeks later, he still saw nothing, so he dug them up to see if they were sprouting at all. In the end, they never grew! Some Christians are like that little boy. The essence of faith is to let God grow us. We meet the conditions, but God fulfills the promise and blesses us.

Today's Devotional: “The Promise of My Father”

5 May 2021

The phrase “the Promise of My Father” gives us wonderful insight into the mind and purpose of God the Father concerning the gift of the Holy Spirit. Someone conservatively estimated that the Bible contains seven thousand distinct promises given by God to His believing people. But among these, Jesus singled out just one from all the rest as being unique: the promise of the Spirit.

Today's Devotional: The Administrator of the Blessing

4 May 2021

The Holy Spirit is the administrator of all the inheritance of “the blessing of Abraham” (Galatians 3:14). In Genesis 24, we find a beautiful story to illustrate this truth. The story tells how Abraham obtained a bride for his son Isaac. There is one other individual, and he is, in a sense, the main character. That character is the nameless servant, who represents the Holy Spirit.

Today's Devotional: Blessing in All Areas

3 May 2021

What is “the blessing of Abraham”? Abraham was blessed “in all things,” so the blessing covers all things. In this connection, Paul said that we must receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. I believe this means that we can receive the blessing only through receiving the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the administrator of all our blessed inheritance.

Today's Devotional: Common Indications of a Curse

2 May 2021

I have compiled a list of seven common manifestations of a curse. Most curses do not concern one individual exclusively; rather, they usually concern families or larger communities. The essential feature of curses and blessings alike in the Bible is that they are passed down from generation to generation unless something happens to cut them off.

Today's Devotional: Redeemed from the Curse

1 May 2021

Let’s consider the nature and scope of our redemption through Christ. Our Scripture for today is Galatians 3:13–14: Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”—in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Today's Devotional: The Reality of Blessings and Curses

30 April 2021

Christ was made a curse on the cross so that we might qualify for and receive the blessing. In order to receive this provision God has made for us, it is necessary that we understand the nature of blessings and curses. If we do not understand these two concepts, we will not be able to avail ourselves of God’s provision.

Today's Devotional: The Total Exchange

29 April 2021

This is the door to God’s treasure house, if we can grasp it. This is the exchange: All the evil our rebellion deserved came upon Jesus so that all the good He deserved—because of His perfect obedience—might be offered to us. In whatever way we look at that exchange, it was total. Jesus was punished so that we might be forgiven. He was wounded so that we might be healed. He bore our sin so that...

Today's Devotional: Abundant, Eternal Life

28 April 2021

Jesus called Himself the “good shepherd” (John 10:11, 14). The shepherd’s provision, as illustrated in Psalm 23, can be summed up in one tremendous phrase: total security. But remember that all provision is measured by our commitment. When our commitment is total, our security is total. If there are limits to our commitment, then we do not enjoy the total security Jesus offers.

Today's Devotional: Hidden with Christ

27 April 2021

The key phrase, “your life is now hidden with Christ in God,” is not talking about the next world, but the here and now. Being hidden with Christ in God means being in the secret place. his is total security. No matter what comes, in Christ we are in the secret place of the Most High, protected from all harm and all danger. (See Psalm 91:1–2.) And the door to the secret place is the cross.

Today's Devotional: Identifying with Jesus

26 April 2021

Looking beyond Christ’s identification with us, we find that, in turn, through faith and repentance, we can be identified with Christ—not only in His death, but also in His subsequent exaltation. Notice those three upward steps of identification with Jesus: we are made alive with Him, resurrected with Him, and enthroned with Him. The way up is down; from the lowest, we go to the highest.

Today's Devotional: Our Amazing Representative

25 April 2021

When Adam rebelled, instead of being a king, he became a slave—bound by Satan, death, and corruption. He was no longer free. But in order to deliver human beings from that slavery, Jesus took upon Himself the form of humanity, the Adamic nature. He took upon Himself the same flesh and blood that you and I have so that by His death, He might destroy the one who holds the power of death—the devil.

Today's Devotional: His Suffering for Us

24 April 2021

Isaiah 53 gives us a detailed prophetic description of the suffering of Jesus, written more than seven hundred years before it took place. These details were accurately fulfilled in the sufferings and death of Jesus. Isaiah emphasizes that it was not for His own sin or guilt that Jesus died. He was totally innocent, yet He died the death of a criminal.

Today's Devotional: Atonement: The Hub

23 April 2021

To illustrate the role of the atonement in the total message of the gospel, consider the structure of a wheel, which has three basic sections. The outer circle represents God’s complete provision for every area of our lives. The spokes that support the outermost circle of the wheel are ways in which God makes provision. Now, without the central hub the spokes have nothing to support them.

Today's Devotional: We Will Be Delivered

22 April 2021

Romans 6 (NIV) presents successive points of identification with Jesus Christ. The practical how-to of this 'Romans Recipe' is found in Romans 6:11–13. If we follow the Romans Recipe—working through our identification with Jesus in death, burial, and resurrection—we will be delivered and set free from shame, degradation, agony—all the evils sin brings. Let's look at the steps to take!

Today's Devotional: Entering into Life

21 April 2021

Romans says we died to sin when Jesus died. Now, let's have a look at the practical, successive consequences of this identification with Jesus in His death, burial, and resurrection.

Today's Devotional: The “Romans Recipe”

20 April 2021

Let’s now look at the “Romans Recipe” of Romans 6. The word recipe evokes the image of a cookbook. If we Christians used the Bible in the same simple, practical way that chefs use cookbooks, we would find that God’s recipes always work. The Romans Recipe is God’s way of making the truths of the gospel work in our lives.

Today's Devotional: Complete Provision

19 April 2021

God, through the cross, has dealt with the problem of guilt. He has made complete provision for the past; “He forgave us all our sins” (Colossians 2:13, NIV). Through the death of Jesus Christ on our behalf—through our Representative, who carried our guilt and paid our penalty—God is able to forgive every one of our sinful acts without compromising His own justice, because His justice has been...

Today's Devotional: The Perfect Offering

18 April 2021

Where the English says “an offering for sin,” the Hebrew uses only one word, asham, which means “guilt,” “sin,” or “sin offering.” In the language of the Old Testament, the same word was used for both guilt and guilt offering. Why? Because under the Levitical law, when the sacrificial animal was brought as a sin offering, the man whose sin was being atoned for laid his hands on the head of the...

Today's Devotional: The Lord’s Decision

17 April 2021

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him [Jesus]; He has put Him to grief. (Isaiah 53:10). The word “pleased” does not accurately represent our modern usage of the term. It means it was the Lord’s decision, or purpose. For instance, a criminal in Britain is sentenced by the judge to be detained “for the queen’s pleasure.” It’s not that the queen takes pleasure in the detention of the criminal, but...

Today's Devotional: A Clear Exchange

16 April 2021

The only righteousness acceptable in heaven is the righteousness of God received through faith in Jesus Christ. Isaiah 64:6 reads, “We are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags.” This verse does not say that all our sins are like filthy rags, but that all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags. Even the best efforts we make to be religious are filthy rags.

Today's Devotional: Appropriating Healing

15 April 2021

If we are children of God, we are asking the wrong question. Healing is the children’s bread. Jesus said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs [unbelievers]” (Matthew 15:26). The Syro-Phoenician woman had the right answer: “Lord, I don’t need a loaf. Just give me a crumb and it’ll get the demon out of my daughter.” That woman had faith—a lot more than...

Today's Devotional: Healing for All

14 April 2021

Matthew wrote that the healing ministry of Jesus was the fulfillment of Isaiah 53, emphasizing that Jesus “healed all.” Why? Because in the eternal counsel of God, He had already taken our sicknesses and borne our pains. That is good news! If the church really believed that, evangelism would be pretty simple. Going to Pakistan was a revealing experience for me...

Today's Devotional: Removing Barriers to Healing

13 April 2021

There are different ways in which evil spirits are associated with sickness. Jesus encountered a woman who was bent double and could not stand up straight. Rather than treat her condition as a physical ailment, He said that she had been bound by a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years. Then, He loosed her from the spirit, and she...

Today's Devotional: He Bore Our Sicknesses

12 April 2021

Jesus took your infirmities— your sicknesses—and healed you. Jesus was wounded that you might be healed. The apostles understood the words from the prophets and realized they matched exactly with Jesus' offering on the cross on our behalf.

Today's Devotional: Giving Thanks

11 April 2021

There is tremendous potential in giving thanks. Not only does it release the miracle-working power of God, but also after God’s miracle-working power has been set in operation, giving thanks sets the seal on the blessings received.

Today's Devotional: Healing and Salvation

10 April 2021

Let’s look at some places in Scripture where the Greek word sozo—meaning “salvation”—is used. In the gospel of Mark, Jesus met a blind man named Bartimaeus on the road to Jericho. (See Mark 10:46–52.) The blind beggar, Bartimaeus, had a one-track mind. All he wanted was to get his sight, and get it he did. The literal Greek translation of Jesus’ words reads, “Your faith has saved you.” That is...

Today's Devotional: Total Salvation

9 April 2021

Being saved means much more than just getting your soul ready for heaven. Someone once said, “The evangelical concept of salvation is to get souls prepackaged for heaven.” That may be so, to a degree, but salvation includes a lot more than being prepackaged for heaven. I want to examine a passage from the New Testament in which the writer used the Greek word for “to save,” which is sozo. If we...

Today's Devotional: Escaping from the Curse

8 April 2021

In seeking the release from a curse, one main requirement is to confess any known sins committed by yourself or your ancestors, for it may be that it was the sin of your ancestors that exposed you, as one of their descendants, to the curse. Even though you do not bear the guilt of their sin, you do suffer the consequences of their sin.

Today's Devotional: Remembering His Benefits

7 April 2021

I am convinced that it is not the will of God for His people to grow old the way the world grows old. I do not mean that there will not be any change produced by advancing in age, but that aging does not need to be a time of failure, misery, and sickness. I believe there is a close connection between having your mouth filled with good things and having your youth renewed like the eagle’s.

Today's Devotional: Forgiven as We Forgive

6 April 2021

One major reason that many Christians do not receive answers to prayer is their failure to forgive others, usually one specific person. In my experiences with counseling people, I have found unforgiveness to be a common source of blockage in their spiritual lives. I once asked a woman whom I was counseling, “Is there anybody you haven’t forgiven?” She said, “Yes” and went on to specify...

Today's Devotional: Healing through Forgiveness

5 April 2021

To receive forgiveness, we must be absolutely honest with God—not covering up or excusing our sins or holding anything back. Like many people, David refused to admit his sin and tried to pretend it never happened, covering it up. But all the time he was like a man with a burning fever. His “strength was sapped” and his “bones wasted away.” Unforgiven sin can produce physical results.

Today's Devotional: Our Need for Forgiveness

4 April 2021

Let us remember that two directions of forgiveness are represented in the Bible. They are well portrayed by the symbol of our Christian faith, the cross, which has two beams—one vertical and one horizontal. The vertical beam represents the forgiveness we need to receive from God; the horizontal beam represents the forgiveness we need to receive from others, as well as the forgiveness we must...

Today's Devotional: Redeemed!

3 April 2021

In Romans 7, Paul said something that is not always clear to people who are not familiar with the cultural context of his day: “I am carnal, sold under sin” (verse 14).When a person is a slave, he has no choices. The good news is that Jesus walked into the slave market and said, “I’ll buy her; I’ll buy him. Satan, I’ve paid the price. These are now My son and daughter.” That is redemption, and...

Today's Devotional: Punished for Our Peace

2 April 2021

I remember once talking to a Jewish man who told me why he didn’t believe that Jesus was the Messiah: “He couldn’t have been a good man; God would never have let Him suffer like that.” And that is exactly what the prophet Isaiah said: “We esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted” (Isaiah 53:4). But verse 5 says, “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised [“crushed” NIV]...

Today's Devotional: God Demands a Response

1 April 2021

I believe that God requires a response from His believing people regarding what He is doing in Israel and the Middle East. We are not permitted to remain neutral, apathetic, or indifferent. In the book of Jeremiah, the prophet told us what the Lord commands us to do:Sing with joy for Jacob; shout for the foremost of the nations. Make your praises heard, and say, “O Lord, save your people...

Today's Devotional: God of Covenant

31 March 2021

In Psalm 89:34, God said, “My covenant I will not violate, nor will I alter the utterance of My lips” (nasb). It is of tremendous importance that we grasp the fact that when God makes a covenant, He will never break it. We need to know that. The essence of divine revelation is centered in covenant. If God were to break His covenant, we would have no hope.

Today's Devotional: Favor for Zion

30 March 2021

Now is God’s appointed time to have mercy on Zion and to show favor to her. This is not something that Zion or the Jewish people have earned, but something that comes out of God’s sovereign grace and mercy. One of the main purposes of what God is doing is to bring glory to His own name in the sight of all the nations by fulfilling His promises to Israel.

Today's Devotional: Showing Mercy to Israel

29 March 2021

It is important for us all to acknowledge the truth of what Jesus said to the Samaritan woman at the well: “Salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22). Without the Jews, we would have no patriarchs, no prophets, no apostles, no Bible—and no Savior! Without all these, how much salvation would we receive? None! The Bible makes it clear that God requires the Christians of all other nations to...

Today's Devotional: Healer of the Brokenhearted

28 March 2021

In Psalm 147:2–3, we read, “The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (niv). Those are beautiful words, but the most exciting thing about them is that they are being fulfilled in this generation, in our lifetime. It is good news for Israel and is also for the church because the same God who is gathering Israel is...

Today's Devotional: God Will Protect

27 March 2021

These are days when absolutely no one knows, in the natural, what will happen tomorrow in Israel. A war could break out there within twenty-four hours without any warning. But in the midst of it all, God will protect Israel as a shepherd protects his flock. There is a guarantee that no matter the political pressures and the violence that erupt, God will protect regathered Israel.

Today's Devotional: God Is Present

26 March 2021

In the New Testament, Jesus Himself gives us the same assurance: “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). At times, we may not be in any way conscious of His presence, but by His Holy Spirit, He is with us. No matter where we go, God is present by His Spirit—invisible, often imperceptible, yet inescapable. For the unbeliever, this may be a terrifying thought...

Today's Devotional: Healing for the Body

25 March 2021

It is interesting to note that the New Testament does not put healing in the future, but in the past. We have been healed ever since the death of Jesus, “by whose stripes you were healed”. Healing has already been provided. Christians sometimes ask me, “How can I know if it’s God’s will for me to be healed?” I think you’re asking the wrong question. The question is, ‘How can I appropriate...

Today's Devotional: A Body of Humiliation

24 March 2021

I spent five years training African teachers, and I was interested in their athletic abilities. I would tell these strong young men, “Just bear in mind, one little anopheles mosquito can insert his proboscis into you, and you will be a shivering, fever-wracked mess.” That is our body of humiliation. The good news is that Jesus died to redeem us—and not just our souls. He redeemed the whole man...

Today's Devotional: God’s Blueprint

22 March 2021

When I consider the physical body, I am filled with a sense of awe. The substance that eventually became my body was planned and formed by God in the earth long before it ever entered my body. God had a blueprint for our bodies before they ever came into being. When we realize this, we must acknowledge that God also has a purpose for this marvelous workmanship, which is revealed in...

Today's Devotional: An Intricate Unity

21 March 2021

Looking at the book of Job, we see some tremendous revelations about the body. In many ways, there’s a wonderful interrelationship between the books of Genesis and Job. Job 10:8–12 is a beautiful summation of God’s creative work in our bodies. Verse 8 reads, “Your hands have made me and fashioned me, an intricate unity.”

Today's Devotional: A Miraculous Creation

20 March 2021

We know about the inner personality of man—his spirit and soul—but let us not be blind to the fact that man’s body is also a miraculous and marvelous creation of God. Many believers do not sufficiently value or care for their own bodies. Until the breath of God entered that clay form, it was just clay—nothing more. It became a living, functioning physical body with all its organisms, parts, and...

Today's Devotional: A Personal God

19 March 2021

I was once a professor at Britain’s largest university, and I held various degrees and academic distinctions. In many ways, I was quite sophisticated—intellectually.I then turned to study the Bible—not as a believer but as a professional philosopher. I thought to myself, At least it can’t be any sillier than some of the other things I’ve heard! To my astonishment, I discovered that the Bible had t

Today's Devotional: Confessing Faith

18 March 2021

The Lord has showed me that many Christians, if they looked back on their pasts, would admit to having made a series of negative confessions. You may have talked about what you couldn’t do or discussed your failures and disappointments. But, you see, our confessions determine where we go.

Today's Devotional: The Weapons of Our Warfare

17 March 2021

In Revelation 12:7–9, we see that heaven has been purged of the dragon (Satan) and his angels. Rejoice, heaven; look out, earth! Now the devil is right down here on earth, and he knows he has only a few short years to do mischief and cause harm. The devil wants to keep us ignorant of this fact, because as long we are ignorant, we cannot do what God has appointed. But God has given us spiritual...

Today's Devotional: Laying Down Our Lives

16 March 2021

In order to experience the full effects of the blood of Jesus, we need to know how to appropriate His blood. Today’s Scripture and our confession for this week refer to a great end-time conflict that involves both heaven and earth—the angels of God, Satan and his angels, and God’s believing people on earth.

Today's Devotional: A Living Sacrifice

16 March 2021

We might think, The body isn’t so important; it’s really the soul that is important. But let’s use a practical analogy: If I asked for a glass of water, I would get both the vessel and its contents. I could not get the water without the glass. That is what God is saying. He wants the vessel, the body—and its contents, the soul. We cannot give the contents without the vessel.

Today's Devotional: The Importance of Communion

15 March 2021

To me, this matter of taking Communion has become extremely important. Paul quoted Jesus in 1 Corinthians 11:25, saying, “This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” Many churches think that says, “As seldom as you do it.” Some of the most beautiful services I have ever attended were liturgical Communion services; they were so beautiful because they held on to that fact.

Today's Devotional: The Blood of Jesus

14 March 2021

At one time, I lived in an Arab town with Arab Christians. When they took the Lord’s Supper, they said, “Let us drink the blood of Jesus.” I believe those Arab Christians got the right picture. Drinking the blood of Jesus is Communion. Something in us says, “I don’t like the thought of drinking blood.” I remember that it took me years to come to grips with this statement.

Today's Devotional: The Glory to Be Revealed

13 March 2021

Many Christians do not seem to grasp the significance of Christ’s resurrection for us. The sons of God are revealed at the resurrection; all of creation is waiting expectantly for it on tiptoe. The trees, seas, rivers, and mountains are all waiting. It is extraordinary that creation has so much excitement—and that much of the church has so little.

Today's Devotional: Resurrection Life

12 March 2021

Some people have the impression that their bodies are not very important. But God says our bodies are very important—they are temples for the Holy Spirit. They are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). And God is not going to leave our bodies in a state of decay. He is going to resurrect them with glory like that of Jesus.

Today's Devotional: My Body Is for the Lord

11 March 2021

Paul was a down-to-earth man who talked to people about things that really concerned them. He said, “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body” (verse 18). Many people interpret this passage as a warning about sexually transmitted diseases. These may certainly be consequences, but Paul’s teaching means more

Today's Devotional: Whom Will We Serve?

10 March 2021

Joshua challenged the Israelites to make a choice, and this choice has never changed. It is not whether we will serve; it is whom we will serve. Serve we will. Before we were redeemed, we had no choice. We could not keep from sinning; there was no other option but to be slaves to sin and servants of Satan. But after we experience redemption through faith in Jesus Christ, we have another option.

Today's Devotional: Choosing Grace

9 March 2021

“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace” (Romans 6:14). The implications of this statement are far-reaching. Paul said that we are not under law but under grace. It is either one or the other—it cannot be both at the same time. If we are under law, we are not under grace. If we are under grace, we are not under law.

Today's Devotional: Moving Forward

8 March 2021

We have a choice to make. Something is going to control us. Which will it be: sin or righteousness? If we say righteousness, we can believe we will be tested! The devil will not give up as long as he thinks he has a chance of succeeding.

Today's Devotional: Yielded to God

7 March 2021

We have been set free. Sin must not control our hands, our feet, or our tongues. On the contrary, Paul said, we should yield ourselves to God and our members as instruments of righteousness to God. There’s a double yielding. Once we have yielded our wills, we then yield our physical members to God as instruments of righteousness. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is key because in that experience...

Today's Devotional: Release from Torment

6 March 2021

For several years, while I was a pastor in London, I had a tremendous struggle against depression that would come over me, weigh upon me, and shut me in. It gave me a sense of hopelessness and failure. I fought this situation in every way that I knew, but I made no progress. Then, I came across Isaiah 61:3: To console those who mourn, to give them the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

Today's Devotional: Presenting Ourselves to God

5 March 2021

Someone once said, “If you ever want to get to heaven, you’ve got to learn to say no.” That is certainly the truth. Paul said that we must make up our minds and take a firm stand against sin. Both sin and Satan can tell the difference between when we are just saying words and when we really mean them.

Todays Devotional: Finishing His Work

4 March 2021

I was challenged by the Lord to consider whether I was leading a life of self-indulgence. I was challenged by the Lord to consider these questions: Do I want to go on living? Do I want to finish my assigned task? Jesus said to His disciples, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work” (John 4:34). That is the best diet: to do the will of Him who sent us...

Today's Devotional: Radical Obedience

3 March 2021

Christianity is a radical religion. The word radical means “dealing with the root.” God is not going to lop off a few branches or even cut off the trunk. He is going to go straight to the root. He requires that a tree bring forth good fruit. If a tree does not bring forth good fruit, God says to chop it down.

Today's Devotional: Taking Care of the Temple

2 March 2021

Suppose for a moment that God put us in charge of a material temple—a building of stone, timber, and glass. If we were conscientious, we would be concerned about looking after it—keeping it clean and free from dust, with no broken windows or clogged toilets. We would feel tremendous responsibility to keep that building in the best possible condition. As Christians, we have an even greater...

Today's Devotional: Cooperating with the Spirit

1 March 2021

Regarding diets, what Paul was saying is, “Everything that God has created as food is good.” But we have to bear in mind that the good food that God created may be corrupted by what we mix with it or the way we prepare it. So, take the time and effort to distinguish between things that are helpful and things that are harmful. Cooperate with the Holy Spirit.

Today's Devotional: The Importance of Diet

28 February 2021

Diet, or daily regimen, is a vital facet of life. Everybody follows a diet, whether he knows it or not. Various methods of dietary management are advocated, and among them is vegetarianism. I have met many people who are disposed to be vegetarians. I am not critical of them; I respect them. However, I think there are certain cautions they must keep in mind.

Today's Devotional: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

27 February 2021

I wonder if we realize that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. When I think of what was involved in God creating my body and providing me with a body, I feel a sense of awe. I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and I have to give account to God for what I have done with the body He gave me.

Today's Devotional: Glorifying God in My Body

26 February 2021

There are many ways in which we use our bodies. One primary activity consists of nourishing ourselves—eating and drinking. Paul said that we need to do those activities in a way that glorifies God: Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31). Some people cannot even imagine they can give God glory by the way they eat. But God said...

Today's Devotional: Keep Saying It!

25 February 2021

One of the things we have to do is build the walls of our character. The Bible says that the person who has no control over his own spirit is like a city that is broken-down and without walls. (See Proverbs 25:28.) In our culture today, many people are growing up like broken-down walls because of bad homes, drugs, or evil influences. Anybody who has been deep in drugs is a city without...

Today's Devotional: The Ruthless Cross

24 February 2021

Self-pity is a tremendously powerful tool of Satan, and nobody can afford to indulge resentment. At some point, we must be ruthless. The cross is entirely ruthless—there is nothing comfortable, attractive, or sweet about it. But we thank God for it because it is the way out; it is God’s provision.

Today's Devotional: The Power of Fasting

23 February 2021

Scripture and experience alike confirm that there are many bonds that cannot be loosed, burdens that cannot be undone, yokes that cannot be broken, and many oppressed who will never go free until God’s people—and especially their leaders—obey God’s call to true fasting and prayer. How do we fast?

Today's Devotional: Understanding the Battleground

22 February 2021

It is tremendously important that we understand where the battle is taking place. Paul used various words in 2 Corinthians to speak of the battleground and our objectives. In different translations, we find the following words: “imaginations,” “reasonings,” “speculations,” “arguments,” “knowledge,” and “thought.” Notice that every one of those words refers to the realm of the mind.

Today's Devotional: Jesus the Deliverer

20 February 2021

The same Christ who is the only Savior is also the only Deliverer. Only Jesus can break the power of demonic bondage in people’s lives and set them free. For those of us who desire deliverance, we need to make direct, personal contact with Christ. Here are four simple conditions we need to meet...

Today's Devotional: Say It Again!

20 February 2021

Satan has no place in me, no power over me, no unsettled claims against me. All has been settled by the blood of Jesus! The first time you say this, all hell may break loose. Well, praise the Lord! Say it again. The Bible says, “Let us hold fast our confession” (Hebrews 4:14).

Today's Devotional: Forgiving Others

19 February 2021

One common way in which believers give Satan a legal claim in their lives is failing to forgive others. Jesus taught us that we are forgiven by God in the same measure in which we forgive others. We are not entitled to claim forgiveness from God in a measure greater than that with which we forgive others. If there is any person whom we do not forgive, in a corresponding measure, we are not...

Today's Devotional: Renewal by the Spirit

18 February 2021

The last aspect that Paul mentioned in this verse is renewing. We must become new creations. Paul said, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). The word “creation” is important, as there is only one who creates—God. Man can manufacture, repair, or produce, but man cannot create. Our hearts and our whole inner beings...

Today's Devotional: Washing and Regeneration

17 February 2021

The process of salvation involves washing and regeneration. “He [God] saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5).

Today's Devotional: His Holy Spirit within Us

16 February 2021

Paul said to “spiritual Christians” that if we live according to the flesh, we will die, for we are nurturing that which is corrupt. All you get is corruption when you live according to the flesh. Although God has made total provision for this transformation, we have to work it out in our lives. We have to put to death the deeds of the body. God does not do it for us; He has given us the legal...

Today's Devotional: Listening to God’s Voice

15 February 2021

Many professing Christians are insensitive to the voice of God. We may continue our religious activities and duties, but they are habitual and formal—just patterns we have cultivated that lack a constant awareness of God’s voice. Through all dispensations, God asks His people to listen to His voice.

Today's Devotional: God’s Property

14 February 2021

The Bible says that we are to glorify God in both our bodies and our spirits (see 1 Corinthians 6:20), for both belong to God; both have been redeemed out of the hand of the devil by the blood of Jesus. No part of me—spirit, soul, or body—is under the dominion or control of Satan. By application of our rights in Jesus, we can put up a sign that says “No Trespassing.”

Today's Devotional: My Body: The Lord’s Temple

13 February 2021

God dwells in a temple made not by hands but by divine workmanship, according to divine purpose. That temple is the body of the believer, redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ. Acts 7:48 says: However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says: “Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. What house will you build for Me? says the Lord...'

Today's Devotional: The Indwelling Holy Spirit

12 February 2021

A very distinctive mark of personality is the ability to speak. At Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended from heaven, He spoke in “other tongues” (Acts 2:4) through the disciples. By this He signified that He had come, as a Person, to take up His dwelling on earth. He is now the permanent, personal representative of the Godhead residing on earth.

Today's Devotional: Holiness by Faith

11 February 2021

We can tell that revival is here when God’s people are more interested in being holy than being healed. Our standard of priority is wrong. If I were to organize a healing meeting, people would come streaming in, but if I were to teach about holiness, the attendance would drop. In actual fact, holiness is much more important than healing.

Today's Devotional: Not a Set of Rules

10 February 2021

God said, “You shall be holy; for I am holy” (Leviticus 11:44). All of Leviticus 11 enumerates complicated regulations regarding what to eat, what to wear, and what makes one clean or unclean. God’s requirement was to “consecrate yourselves” (Leviticus 11:44). But you find out from this chapter that maintaining holiness was very complicated. But thank God that He provided a better way!

Today's Devotional: His Plan to Make Us Holy

9 February 2021

God has planned for us to be made holy. Holiness is a unique attribute among the attributes of God. God has many wonderful attributes—love, power, wisdom, and so forth—but all those have a quality that we could say is remotely reflected in human beings. But when we talk about holiness, there is nothing else to compare it to. Holiness is something that is not found outside of God.

Today's Devotional: Bought Back Totally

8 February 2021

In Romans, we read about two kingdoms with their opposing laws of operation. The devil’s law is the law of sin and death; the law of God’s kingdom is the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2). Now, let’s consider the implications in relation to the body of the believer.

Today's Devotional: A Total Transfer

7 February 2021

Through faith in the blood of Jesus, we have been removed from the area of Satan’s authority and conveyed into the kingdom of God. The word “conveyed [“translated” kjv]” means “carried over from one place to another.” In Scripture, the word is used for a total transfer. In the Old Testament, there were two men, Enoch and Elijah, who were translated from earth to heaven.

Today's Devotional: Respect for the Blood of Jesus

6 February 2021

In looking at the sanctifying power of the blood of Jesus, we want to examine a passage from Hebrews that speaks about the apostate—the person who turns away from the Christian faith, having known it, into a deliberate denial and rejection of the Lord Jesus Christ. It speaks about all the sacred things that he renounces and, in a sense, defiles...

Today's Devotional: What Sanctification Means

5 February 2021

Sanctification is another one of these long, theological words. Let’s break it down. To sanctify is directly related in the original biblical languages to the word for “holy.” So, “to sanctify” means “to make holy.” The English word sanctify is related to the word saint. Sanctification is the process of making something saintly, or holy.

Today's Devotional: A Good Confession

4 February 2021

Every Sunday morning in my childhood church , we had to say, “Pardon us, miserable offenders.” I always felt that I didn’t want to be a miserable offender, but when I looked at the other offenders, I could surely agree that we were all miserable. Eventually, I said to myself, If all religion can do is make me miserable, I can be an offender without religion and not be half as miserable...

Today's Devotional:Peace and Assurance

3 February 2021

Yesterday’s reading showed us that righteousness brings boldness; today, we add to that peace, quietness, assurance, and joy. All these things are products of righteousness. If we do not receive Christ’s righteousness by faith, we will struggle and try to attain all these other characteristics without ever achieving them. It is pathetic to see Christians trying to be joyful or peaceful, or...

Today's Devotional: Boldness by Righteousness

2 February 2021

Our ways of living, our attitudes, our relationships, and the effectiveness of our Christian lives and acts of service will depend on how far we realize that we have been made righteous. We read in Proverbs 28:1, “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Many Christians today lack boldness. They are timid and apologetic; they tend to back down when....

Today's Devotional: Justified Freely

1 February 2021

The problem with religious people is that they are always trying to earn redemption and they never arrive. They are never satisfied and never relaxed because they think they have to do just a little bit more to be made righteous. It never will work. We are justified only through faith in the blood of Jesus. Let’s look at Romans 4:4...

Today's Devotional: Righteous and Just

31 January 2021

The word justified is often reserved for a type of legal transaction in the courts of heaven. But this practice means using only half of the signification of the word. To be justified means to be made just, or righteous. The word righteous comes right down to where we live—our homes, workplaces, or personal relationships.

Today's Devotional: What Justification Means

30 January 2021

The blood of Jesus not only causes us to be reckoned righteous, it actually makes us righteous. We are made righteous with the righteousness of Jesus. It is by Christ’s righteousness that we are justified. There is no guilt, no problem with the past. It has all been erased.

Today's Devotional: A Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

29 January 2021

The central theme of Romans is righteousness. Many centuries before, Job had asked the question, “How then can man be righteous before God?” (Job 25:4). The book of Romans presents God’s answer. In both the Hebrew and Greek languages, there is one word that is translated as either “just” or “righteous.” In Hebrew, the word is tsadaq, and in Greek, it is dikaio?.

Today's Devotional: Smooth Stones

28 January 2021

The fact that a person has repented of his sins and claimed salvation in Christ does not mean that his whole character has been instantly transformed. Certainly, a vitally important process of change has been set in motion, but it may take many years for that change to be worked out in every area of his character. When David needed smooth stones to fit in his sling so that he could slay Goliath...

Today's Devotional: The Blood “Speaks”

27 January 2021

Early in history, Cain, the first son of Adam and Eve, murdered his brother, Abel. Cain then tried to deny responsibility, but the Lord challenged him and said, “There is no way you can conceal your guilt, because the blood of your brother that you shed on the earth is crying out to Me for vengeance.” (See Genesis 4:1–15.) In contrast, the blood of Jesus sprinkled in heaven cries out not for venge

Today's Devotional: Obedience and Truth

26 January 2021

Fellowship is the first test of whether we are walking in the light. The next question, then, concerns how we walk in the light. walking in the light consists of two things put together: walking in obedience to the Word of God and walking in truth and love with our fellow believers. When we meet those conditions, then we can say with full assurance that the blood of Jesus is cleansing us...

Today's Devotional: Fulfilling the Conditions

24 January 2021

Let’s look more closely at the statement about the blood that is found in 1 John 1:7: “But if we walk in the light as He [Jesus] is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” Logically, if we are not in fellowship with one another, it is proof that we are not walking in the light. If we are out of the light, the blood...

Today's Devotional: Cleansing Here and Now

23 January 2021

The blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, continually cleanses me from all sin. The Swahili language of East Africa has a special tense to describe things that are complete and permanent. In that well-known song, “The Blood of Jesus Cleanses Us from All Sin,” they sing, “The blood of Jesus completely cleanses us absolutely.”

Today's Devotional: A Continuing Process

22 January 2021

If we continue to walk in the light of God’s Word by obeying what it says, then the first result is that we have fellowship with one another. If we are not walking in the light, we will not have fellowship. And if we do not have fellowship, we are not walking in the light. But, if we walk in the light and have fellowship, then the blood of Jesus continually keeps us clean.

Today's Devotional: Testifying Personally

21 January 2021

During the first Passover in Egypt, the blood did not protect those who were not inside their houses. It was only inside their houses that the Israelites were protected, and it is only inside Christ that we have redemption and forgiveness of sins. If I stood upside down in a corner of a dark room on a dark night, I could quote this Scripture without the least problem. I live...

Today's Devotional: Acknowledging Our Sin

20 January 2021

It is never too late to confess our sins to God and seek refuge in His salvation. He will deliver us from our sins if we’ll only acknowledge them and repent. In Psalm 32, King David wrote out of his own personal experience: When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer...

Today's Devotional: The Countless Blessings of Forgiveness

19 January 2021

The type of forgiveness that we need, and can receive only from God Himself, is the vertical aspect of forgiveness. There is such blessedness in being forgiven by God. It is important to see that the Bible does not talk about a man who does not need forgiveness. The Bible clearly indicates that all of us need forgiveness from God; there are no exceptions.

Today's Devotional: A Clean Slate

18 January 2021

One of the most wondrous aspects of God’s nature is that when He forgives, He does so completely and in full. Every wrong thing that we have ever done—everything that could ever make us feel guilty, every accusation that the enemy could ever bring against us—God treads underfoot, then hurls it into the depths of the sea. Someone has remarked that when God casts your sins into the sea, He...

Today's Devotional: Two Directions of Forgiveness

17 January 2021

Forgiveness is one of the most beautiful words in any language. What makes it such a special and beautiful word? Consider some of the results that flow from forgiveness: reconciliation, peace, harmony, understanding, fellowship. How our world today stands in such dire need of these things! In contrast, consider some of the consequences that flow...

Today's Devotional: Settling All Claims

16 January 2021

If all our sins are forgiven, we have total rights of redemption. But if there is any sin in our lives that is not confessed—and is therefore not forgiven—we do not have full legal rights of redemption in that area. Satan still has a claim in that area. I have proved this many times in the ministry of deliverance. If Satan has any claim, he will not give it up. You can shout in his face or fast...

Today's Devotional: Full Rights of Redemption

15 January 2021

In Ephesians 1:7, we see this provision of the blood of Jesus: In Him [Christ] we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. This is important to undertand, because we have the full legal rights of redemption only insofar as our sins are forgiven.

Today's Devotional: Out of One Kingdom—into Another

14 January 2021

It is a fact that God has delivered us from the power of darkness—that is, Satan’s kingdom—and conveyed us into the kingdom of Christ. Thus, we have redemption—our sins are forgiven. We are no longer in Satan’s territory, nor are we under his authority. The unbelieving, those who reject Christ, the rebellious, and the disobedient are under Satan’s legitimate authority, but we Christians are not.

Today's Devotional: Made and Bought by Him

13 January 2021

Here is a parable I told to a group of Polynesian Maoris, who are great wood carvers, to illustrate the price Jesus paid to redeem us from our sins. There was once a boy who carved a beautiful little wooden sailboat. One day he took it down to the ocean to sail, but the wind changed and carried his boat out to sea. Since he could not recover his boat, he went home without it. The next high tide...

Today's Devotional: Bought at a Price

12 January 2021

A slave has no choice about the type of job that he or she will perform for his or her master. One slave may be a cook, another a prostitute—it is the slave owner’s decision. That is how we were. Some may have been respectable slaves, but they were no better than those who were not so respectable. But we were bought out of Satan’s kingdom and brought into God’s kingdom. Satan decided what we...

Today's Devotional: The Protection of the Almighty

11 January 2021

Psalm 91 has been called the “atomic age psalm.” This is a psalm of perfect protection from every kind of evil, danger, and harm—however it may come, by whatever means, and at whatever time. Many Christians know this passage well. But let’s just look at the first two verses...

Today's Devotional: An Effective Transfer

10 January 2021

Some people may know that they were redeemed out of the hand of the devil; others do not. But I know full well where I was before Jesus came into my life; I have no doubt about it. I know what it is like to be in the devil’s hand, and I never want to be there again...

Today's Devotional: The Sinless Lamb

9 January 2021

We were redeemed, or bought back, from our old, evil, ungodly ways of living, from the grip of Satan, from the condemnation of sin, and from being open to the attacks of the devourer and the destroyer. But how were we bought back?...

Today's Devotional: True Believers

8 January 2021

This statement of Scripture is one that concerns what the blood of Jesus does for usas believers. Let us also look at this verse in Ephesians: In Him [Christ] we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. (Ephesians 1:7)...

Today's Devotional: The Measure of His Love

7 January 2021

On the Day of Atonement, the blood of the sacrifices had to be sprinkled seven times before God the Father. (See Leviticus 16:14.) We see this regulation exactly fulfilled in the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross in the New Testament...

Today's Devotional: A Complete Sacrifice

6 January 2021

The most important day in the religious year of the Jewish people was the Day of Atonement, known today as Yom Kippur. On that day alone, the high priest went into the Holy of Holies with the blood of the sacrifices that covered the sins of Israel for one more year....

Today's Devotional: Relying on the Lamb

5 January 2021

Jesus' blood has been shed, but will only protect us when we apply it to our lives. Under the old covenant, hyssop was used, but what do we use under the new covenant? The answer is our testimonies. Our personal testimonies take the blood out of the basin and apply it to our “houses”...

Today's Devotional: Eliminating Sin

4 January 2021

Looking once again at the Passover ceremony for Israel, we find one burning question for our application today: How do we get the shed blood—after the sacrifice is complete—to the places where we live? As long as the blood remains in the basin, it is not doing any good. It is available, but it does nothing.

Today's Devotional: Walking in Obedience

3 January 2021

In the Passover ceremony, the blood of lambs was collected in basins. Once the blood was transferred from the basins to the Israelites’ dwelling places, they were safe, on one condition: they had to stay inside their houses. This truth is very important: the blood protects only the obedient. You are safe while you obey.

Today's Devotional: Applying the Blood

2 January 2021

I testify to Satan personally as to what the Word says the blood of Jesus does for me. In looking at this confession, we can see that we have to know what the blood of Jesus does for us. Then, we have to take it from the “blood bank” and get it into our lives. There is a parallel for this application in the Passover ceremony, which was God’s provision of deliverance and salvation for Israel.

TODAY'S FOUNDATIONS DEVOTIONAL: Inspired by Derek’s teaching? Help make it available to others!

31 December 2020

Inspired by Derek’s teaching? Help make it available to others!

TODAY'S FOUNDATIONS DEVOTIONAL: Let us go on to perfection

30 December 2020

Week 51: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

TODAY'S FOUNDATIONS DEVOTIONAL: The great white throne

29 December 2020

Week 51: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

TODAY'S FOUNDATIONS DEVOTIONAL: Judgement over the Gentile nations

28 December 2020

Week 51: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

TODAY'S FOUNDATIONS DEVOTIONAL: The sheep and the goats

27 December 2020

Week 51: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

TODAY'S FOUNDATIONS DEVOTIONAL: Reconciliation with Israel

26 December 2020

Week 51: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

TODAY'S FOUNDATIONS DEVOTIONAL: Tribulation judgement of Israel

25 December 2020

Week 51: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

TODAY'S FOUNDATIONS DEVOTIONAL: The judgement of the Gentiles

24 December 2020

Week 51: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

TODAY'S FOUNDATIONS DEVOTIONAL: Two opposing kingdoms

23 December 2020

Week 50: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

TODAY'S FOUNDATIONS DEVOTIONAL: Angels will separate out the wicked ones

22 December 2020

Week 50: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Angels will eliminate all hypocrites

21 December 2020

Week 50: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Faith without works is insincere

20 December 2020

Week 50: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The sins of omission are no less serious than the sins of commission

19 December 2020

Week 50: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Government in God’s Kingdom

18 December 2020

Week 50: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Assessment of Christian service

17 December 2020

Week 50: Judgement of Christian service (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: How will our works stand the test of fire?

16 December 2020

Week 49: The judgement seat of Christ (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The test of fire

15 December 2020

Week 49: The judgement seat of Christ (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Christ has become our righteousness

14 December 2020

Week 49: The judgement seat of Christ (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God blots out our iniquities

13 December 2020

Week 49: The judgement seat of Christ (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: No condemnation for they who believe in Him

12 December 2020

Week 49: The judgement seat of Christ (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Every one of us will be judged personally

11 December 2020

Week 49: The judgement seat of Christ (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Christians will be judged first

10 December 2020

Week 49: The judgement seat of Christ (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Mercy in the midst of judgement

9 December 2020

Week 48: God judgements in history (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Israel as an example for the world

8 December 2020

Week 48: God judgements in history (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God hates hypocrisy

7 December 2020

Week 48: God judgements in history (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Examples of historical judgements: Sodom and Gomorrah

6 December 2020

Week 48: God judgements in history (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: In the place where the tree falls, there it shall lie

5 December 2020

Week 48: God judgements in history (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Everyone responsible for his own deeds

4 December 2020

Week 48: God judgements in history (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Historic judgement and eternal judgements

3 December 2020

Week 48: God judgements in history (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: To whom much is given, from him much will be required

2 December 2020

Week 47: God the Judge of all (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Without respect of persons and according to revelation received

1 December 2020

Week 47: God the Judge of all (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s judgement is according to deeds

30 November 2020

Week 47: God the Judge of all (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God judges in truth

29 November 2020

Week 47: God the Judge of all (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Father – The Son – The Word

28 November 2020

Week 47: God the Judge of all (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Judgement tempered by mercy

27 November 2020

Week 47: God the Judge of all (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Judge, Mediator, Blood

26 November 2020

Week 47: God the Judge of all (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The resurrection: the supreme goal of our life of faith

24 November 2020

Week 46: With what body? (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The unique importance of the resurrection

23 November 2020

Week 46: With what body? (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Adam’s body compared to the body of Christ

22 November 2020

Week 46: With what body? (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Five distinctive changes

21 November 2020

Week 46: With what body? (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Like the stars that God showed to Abraham

20 November 2020

Week 46: With what body? (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: We will have a spiritual body

19 November 2020

Week 46: With what body? (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Analogy of grain

18 November 2020

Week 46: With what body? (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The last enemy that will be judged will be Death

17 November 2020

Week 45: Then comes the end (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Death and Hades are persons

16 November 2020

Week 45: Then comes the end (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Everybody will be judged

15 November 2020

Week 45: Then comes the end (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Two categories of people who will come forth to the resurrection of life

14 November 2020

Week 45: Then comes the end (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Final Resurrection

13 November 2020

Week 45: Then comes the end (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Satan will gather the nations for war

12 November 2020

Week 45: Then comes the end (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Harmony between the Father and the Son

11 November 2020

Week 45: Then comes the end (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Four distinct events at the resurrection of the righteous

10 November 2020

Week 44: Those who are Christ’s at His coming (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Witnesses and martyrs

9 November 2020

Week 44: Those who are Christ’s at His coming (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: A meeting in the air

8 November 2020

Week 44: Those who are Christ’s at His coming (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: First the dead, then the living raptured

7 November 2020

Week 44: Those who are Christ’s at His coming (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Three dramatic sounds

6 November 2020

Week 44: Those who are Christ’s at His coming (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Five purposes of Christ’s second coming

5 November 2020

Week 44: Those who are Christ’s at His coming (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Marks of true believers

4 November 2020

Week 44: Those who are Christ’s at His coming (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Taken up in a cloud

3 November 2020

Week 43: Christ the Firstfruits (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Saints with a resurrection body

2 November 2020

Week 43: Christ the Firstfruits (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: One grain of wheat bears much fruit

1 November 2020

Week 43: Christ the Firstfruits (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The firstfruits of the harvest waved before the Lord

31 October 2020

Week 43: Christ the Firstfruits (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Three phases of resurrection

30 October 2020

Week 43: Christ the Firstfruits (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Christ calls sinner to resurrection

29 October 2020

Week 43: Christ the Firstfruits (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Sinners will hear the voice of the Son of God

28 October 2020

Week 43: Christ the Firstfruits (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The saints of the Old Testament will precede us

27 October 2020

Week 42: Resurrection foretold in the Old Testament (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: All believers included in Christ’s resurrection

26 October 2020

Week 42: Resurrection foretold in the Old Testament (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: On the third day He will raise us up

25 October 2020

Week 42: Resurrection foretold in the Old Testament (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Awakening, to everlasting life, or to shame and everlasting contempt

24 October 2020

Week 42: Resurrection foretold in the Old Testament (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Isaiah: God’s dew is like the dew of herbs

23 October 2020

Week 42: Resurrection foretold in the Old Testament (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Genesis: ‘I give you the land as an everlasting possession’

22 October 2020

Week 42: Resurrection foretold in the Old Testament (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Psalms: David prophesies about the Messiah

21 October 2020

Week 42: Resurrection foretold in the Old Testament (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: No hair on our head shall be lost

20 October 2020

Week 41: Christ the pattern and the proof (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: ‘Behold My hands’

19 October 2020

Week 41: Christ the pattern and the proof (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: All the hairs on your head are accounted for

18 October 2020

Week 41: Christ the pattern and the proof (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Resurrection reassembles the original body

17 October 2020

Week 41: Christ the pattern and the proof (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Destiny of the Christian at death

16 October 2020

Week 41: Christ the pattern and the proof (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: What happened with the spirit of Jesus?

15 October 2020

Week 41: Christ the pattern and the proof (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Between death and resurrection

14 October 2020

Week 41: Christ the pattern and the proof (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Lazarus was in a place of rest

13 October 2020

Week 40: Diverging destinies at death (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The righteous separated from the wicked

12 October 2020

Week 40: Diverging destinies at death (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Spirit awaiting judgement

11 October 2020

Week 40: Diverging destinies at death (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Man’s spirit separated from his body

10 October 2020

Week 40: Diverging destinies at death (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The resurrection is a resurrection of our body

9 October 2020

Week 40: Diverging destinies at death (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: We are created into God’s image and likeness

8 October 2020

Week 40: Diverging destinies at death (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Man’s triune being

7 October 2020

Week 40: Diverging destinies at death (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: First the resurrection, then judgement

6 October 2020

Week 39: At the end of time (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Two universal appointments

4 October 2020

Week 39: At the end of time (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Eternity: There is a time for everything

3 October 2020

Week 39: At the end of time (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Eternity: The Beginning and the End

2 October 2020

Week 39: At the end of time (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Eternity: God is always the ‘I AM’

1 October 2020

Week 39: At the end of time (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Eternity: the realm of God’s being

30 September 2020

Week 39: At the end of time (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Part 6 Introduction: Resurrection of the dead

29 September 2020

Part 6 Introduction: Resurrection of the dead

Today's Foundations Devotional: Why the laying on of hands is a foundation doctrine of the Christian faith

28 September 2020

Week 38: Commissioning ministers (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The appointment of elders

27 September 2020

Week 38: Commissioning ministers (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Appointing deacons and elders

26 September 2020

Week 38: Commissioning ministers (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Spirit appoints and sends forth

25 September 2020

Week 38: Commissioning ministers (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Acknowledging that God sends out someone for a specific task

24 September 2020

Week 38: Commissioning ministers (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Paul and Barnabas sent out

23 September 2020

Week 38: Commissioning ministers (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The local church at Antioch

22 September 2020

Week 38: Commissioning ministers (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Rekindle into flame

21 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Wage the good warfare

20 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Example of Timothy

19 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The congregation equipped with all spiritual gifts

18 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Imparting spiritual gifts

17 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Not hastily, but calm, determined and guided by the Spirit

16 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Ministering in the Holy Spirit

15 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: How healing comes

14 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Healing by laying on of hands = witness of the truth of the Gospel

13 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Anointing the sick is an act of faith

12 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Laying hands on the sick

11 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Appointment for a specific task

10 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Blessing and imparting authority

9 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Imparting God’s power and calling

8 September 2020

Week 36: Imparting blessing, authority and healing (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Part Five Introduction: Laying on of hands

7 September 2020

An introduction to Part Five: Laying on of hands

Today's Foundations Devotional: Education does not render superfluous the supernatural testimony of the Holy Spirit

6 September 2020

Week 35: The Spirit filled preacher: Supernatural attestation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s supernatural attestation throughout all ages

5 September 2020

Week 35: The Spirit filled preacher: Supernatural attestation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Supernatural revelation demands supernatural confirmation

4 September 2020

Week 35: The Spirit filled preacher: Supernatural attestation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: He who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also

3 September 2020

Week 35: The Spirit filled preacher: Supernatural attestation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Supernatural attestation through the power of the Holy Spirit

2 September 2020

Week 35: The Spirit filled preacher: Supernatural attestation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Spirit confirms the testimony of God’s Word

1 September 2020

Week 35: The Spirit filled preacher: Supernatural attestation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: With accompanying signs

31 August 2020

Week 35: The Spirit filled preacher: Supernatural attestation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: No neutrality

30 August 2020

Week 34: The Spirit filled preacher: Conviction of eternal issues (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Wielding the Spirit’s sword

29 August 2020

Week 34: The Spirit filled preacher: Conviction of eternal issues (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The danger of materialism and indifference

28 August 2020

Week 34: The Spirit filled preacher: Conviction of eternal issues (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Apart from the Spirit, we are dead

27 August 2020

Week 34: The Spirit filled preacher: Conviction of eternal issues (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Jesus Christ is God’s standard for righteousness

26 August 2020

Week 34: The Spirit filled preacher: Conviction of eternal issues (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Sin, righteousness and judgement

25 August 2020

Week 34: The Spirit filled preacher: Conviction of eternal issues (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Trust in the Holy Spirit

24 August 2020

Week 34: The Spirit filled preacher: Conviction of eternal issues (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Everyone can minister to someone

23 August 2020

Week 33: The Spirit filled congregation: Total participation of the members (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Assisting to contribute

22 August 2020

Week 33: The Spirit filled congregation: Total participation of the members (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Only two limitations for prophecy in the church

21 August 2020

Week 33: The Spirit filled congregation: Total participation of the members (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The exercise of spiritual gifts

20 August 2020

Week 33: The Spirit filled congregation: Total participation of the members (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Everybody participates

19 August 2020

Week 33: The Spirit filled congregation: Total participation of the members (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The lamp on the lampstand

18 August 2020

Week 33: The Spirit filled congregation: Total participation of the members (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Spiritual gifts are for the whole congregation

17 August 2020

Week 33: The Spirit filled congregation: Total participation of the members

Today's Foundations Devotional: Times and seasons

16 August 2020

Week 32: Theme: The Spirit filled congregation: liberty under control (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Acknowledging the lordship of the Spirit

15 August 2020

Week 32: Theme: The Spirit filled congregation: liberty under control (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Spirit will never go against Scripture

14 August 2020

Week 32: Theme: The Spirit filled congregation: liberty under control (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: True liberty is impossible without government

13 August 2020

Week 32: Theme: The Spirit filled congregation: liberty under control (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God makes sons, not slaves

12 August 2020

Week 32: Theme: The Spirit filled congregation: liberty under control (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Under the Spirit’s Lordship

11 August 2020

Week 32: Theme: The Spirit filled congregation: liberty under control (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: There where is the Spirit of the Lord, there is liberty

10 August 2020

Week 32: Theme: The Spirit filled congregation: liberty under control (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s love is proof of the fulness of the Spirit

9 August 2020

Week 31: The Spirit filled believer: Divine love outpoured (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Gifts can be misused

8 August 2020

Week 31: The Spirit filled believer: Divine love outpoured (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Love is the greatest

7 August 2020

Week 31: The Spirit filled believer: Divine love outpoured (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s supernatural love was manifested in Christ

6 August 2020

Week 31: The Spirit filled believer: Divine love outpoured (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Rivers of living water

5 August 2020

Week 31: The Spirit filled believer: Divine love outpoured (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s love in us begins at the new birth

4 August 2020

Week 31: The Spirit filled believer: Divine love outpoured (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The nature of God’s love

3 August 2020

Week 31: The Spirit filled believer: Divine love outpoured (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Jesus’ life made manifest in our mortal body

2 August 2020

Week 31: The Spirit filled believer: Divine love outpoured (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Life for the whole person

1 August 2020

Week 30: The Spirit filled believer: Continual guidance and overflowing life (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The right place and the right time

31 July 2020

Week 30: The Spirit filled believer: Continual guidance and overflowing life (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Spirit leads in a certain direction

30 July 2020

Week 30: The Spirit filled believer: Continual guidance and overflowing life (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God has prepared works for us to accomplish

29 July 2020

Week 30: The Spirit filled believer: Continual guidance and overflowing life (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s children are being regularly led by the Holy Spirit

28 July 2020

Week 30: The Spirit filled believer: Continual guidance and overflowing life (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: : Revelation of the Scriptures: understanding the Scriptures

27 July 2020

Week 29: The Spirit filled believer: On the supernatural plane (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: Revelation of the Scriptures: The Holy Spirit will teach you in all things

26 July 2020

Week 29: The Spirit filled believer: On the supernatural plane (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: Spirit-empowered prayer: the fire upon the altar

25 July 2020

Week 29: The Spirit filled believer: On the supernatural plane (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: Spirit-empowered prayer: The Holy Spirit helps in our weaknesses

24 July 2020

Week 29: The Spirit filled believer: On the supernatural plane (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: The supernatural becomes the norm

23 July 2020

Week 29: The Spirit filled believer: On the supernatural plane (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: A gateway to the supernatural: worship on holy ground

22 July 2020

Week 29: The Spirit filled believer: On the supernatural plane (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: A gateway to the supernatural

21 July 2020

This week we shall continue to study the results which the baptism in the Holy Spirit is intended by God to produce in the life of each individual believer.

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Holy Spirit is the representative of Christ

20 July 2020

Week 28: Purposes of Pentecost: The Spirit filled believer: Power and glory (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: From Jerusalem into the world

19 July 2020

Week 28: Purposes of Pentecost: The Spirit filled believer: Power and glory (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: A personal letter

18 July 2020

Week 28: Purposes of Pentecost: The Spirit filled believer: Power and glory (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Jesus glorified by the Father

17 July 2020

Week 28: Purposes of Pentecost: The Spirit filled believer: Power and glory (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Impact upon the whole community

16 July 2020

Week 28: Purposes of Pentecost: The Spirit filled believer: Power and glory (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Power plus authority

15 July 2020

Week 28: Purposes of Pentecost: The Spirit filled believer: Power and glory (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Power to witness

14 July 2020

Week 28: Purposes of Pentecost: The Spirit filled believer: Power and glory (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: The fullness of the Spirit goes together with the Word of God

13 July 2020

Week 27: Purposes of Pentecost: introduction and warning (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: A new realm of spiritual conflict

12 July 2020

Week 27: Purposes of Pentecost: introduction and warning (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: The baptism in the Holy Spirit alone is no guarantee for results

11 July 2020

Week 27: Purposes of Pentecost: introduction and warning (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: Utilising God’s total provision

10 July 2020

Week 27: Purposes of Pentecost: introduction and warning (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: We shouldn’t omit anything

9 July 2020

Week 27: Purposes of Pentecost: introduction and warning (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: Co-operating with the Holy Spirit

8 July 2020

Week 27: Purposes of Pentecost: introduction and warning (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotionals: The Holy Spirit is not a dictator

7 July 2020

Week 27: Purposes of Pentecost: introduction and warning (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Part Four Introduction: Purposes of Pentecost

6 July 2020

The introduction to Part Four: Purposes of Pentecost

Today's Foundations Devotional: River from the Rock

5 July 2020

Week 26: Old Testament patterns for New Testament salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Spiritual food and drink

4 July 2020

Week 26: Old Testament patterns for New Testament salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Pattern of salvation

3 July 2020

Week 26: Old Testament patterns for New Testament salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Baptism in the sea

2 July 2020

Week 26: Old Testament patterns for New Testament salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Baptism in the cloud

1 July 2020

Week 26: Old Testament patterns for New Testament salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: A double baptism

30 June 2020

Week 26: Old Testament patterns for New Testament salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Salvation through blood

29 June 2020

Week 26: Old Testament patterns for New Testament salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The gift of the Holy Spirit is for those who obey

28 June 2020

Week 25: How to receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s grace is sovereign

27 June 2020

Week 25: How to receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Drinking and yielding

26 June 2020

Week 25: How to receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Steps in faith and obedience

25 June 2020

Week 25: How to receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Obedience

24 June 2020

Week 25: How to receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: By faith

23 June 2020

Week 25: How to receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: By grace

22 June 2020

Week 25: How to receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Heaven's seal on Christ’s atonement

21 June 2020

Week 24: The promise of the Spirit (based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Heaven’s testimony that Christ’s blood was accepted

20 June 2020

Week 24: The promise of the Spirit (based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Planned before Time began

19 June 2020

Week 24: The promise of the Spirit (based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Father’s promise

18 June 2020

Week 24: The promise of the Spirit (based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: A personal, permanent indwelling

17 June 2020

Week 24: The promise of the Spirit (based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The promise fulfilled after Jesus was glorified

16 June 2020

Week 24: The promise of the Spirit (based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundationals Devotional: The Cross is the gate that opened the way to Pentecost

15 June 2020

Week 24: The promise of the Spirit (based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundationals Devotional: The Holy Spirit lives in our body

14 June 2020

Week 23: Emotional and physical reactions (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks

13 June 2020

Week 23: Emotional and physical reactions (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundationals Devotional: Only one physical reaction which constitutes evidence

12 June 2020

Week 23: Emotional and physical reactions (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundationals Devotional: Physical reactions on God’s presence in the Old Testament

11 June 2020

Week 23: Emotional and physical reactions (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundationals Devotional: Tremendous joy before the baptism in the Holy Spirit

10 June 2020

Week 23: Emotional and physical reactions (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundationals Devotional: There are no texts were emotion are given as evidence

9 June 2020

Week 23: Emotional and physical reactions (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: And the disciples were filled with joy

8 June 2020

Week 23: Emotional and physical reactions (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: We receive a gift by faith

7 June 2020

Week 22: Do all speak with tongues? (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Holy Spirit falls on the Gentiles

6 June 2020

Week 22: Do all speak with tongues? (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all…

5 June 2020

Week 22: Do all speak with tongues? (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Don’t wait until there’s fruit

4 June 2020

Week 22: Do all speak with tongues? (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Is fruit evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit?

3 June 2020

Week 22: Do all speak with tongues? (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Not all receive the gift of ‘all kinds of tongues’

2 June 2020

Week 22: Do all speak with tongues? (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The gift of ‘kinds of tongues’

1 June 2020

Week 22: Do all speak with tongues? (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The teaching of Jesus

31 May 2020

Week 21: Receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Asking for the Holy Spirit

30 May 2020

Week 21: Receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Saved first, then filled with the Holy Spirit

29 May 2020

Week 21: Receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?

28 May 2020

Week 21: Receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Further outpourings of the Spirit

27 May 2020

Week 21: Receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Life and power through the Holy Spirit

26 May 2020

Week 21: Receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Two different experiences

25 May 2020

Week 21: Receive the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Proof accepted by the apostles

24 May 2020

Week 20: The baptism in the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The outward evidence

23 May 2020

Week 20: The baptism in the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: From above and from within

22 May 2020

Week 20: The baptism in the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Immersion from above

21 May 2020

Week 20: The baptism in the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Comparably to drinking and being filled

20 May 2020

Week 20: The baptism in the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Acknowledging of our faith

19 May 2020

Week 20: The baptism in the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Seven New Testament references

18 May 2020

Week 20: The baptism in the Holy Spirit (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Spirit of God: power for life and righteousness

17 May 2020

Week 19: Spiritual significance of Christian baptism (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: First burial, then resurrection

16 May 2020

Week 19: Spiritual significance of Christian baptism (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Reckoning ourselves dead to sin but alive to God

15 May 2020

Week 19: Spiritual significance of Christian baptism (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Life because of righteousness

14 May 2020

Week 19: Spiritual significance of Christian baptism (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Crucified and resurrected with Christ

13 May 2020

Week 19: Spiritual significance of Christian baptism (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: What does ‘died to sin’ mean?

12 May 2020

Week 19: Spiritual significance of Christian baptism (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: How God’s grace operates

11 May 2020

Week 19: Spiritual significance of Christian baptism (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: New Testament pattern for instruction before baptism

10 May 2020

Week 18: Conditions for Christian baptism (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: How much instruction before baptism?

9 May 2020

Week 18: Conditions for Christian baptism (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Are infants eligible? (2)

8 May 2020

Week 18: Conditions for Christian baptism (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Are infants eligible? (1)

7 May 2020

Week 18: Conditions for Christian baptism (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: A good conscience and becoming a disciple

6 May 2020

Week 18: Conditions for Christian baptism (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Believing

6 May 2020

Week 18: Conditions for Christian baptism (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Repenting

4 May 2020

Week 18: Conditions for Christian baptism (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Jesus’ baptism: an example to follow

2 May 2020

Theme: John’s Baptism compared to Christian baptism (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Christian baptism: fulfilling all righteousness

2 May 2020

Theme: John’s Baptism compared to Christian baptism (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: John’s baptism: Repentance and Confession

1 May 2020

Theme: John’s Baptism compared to Christian baptism (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The baptism of John did not centre around the death and resurrection of Jesus

30 April 2020

Theme: John’s Baptism compared to Christian baptism (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Four different baptisms

29 April 2020

Week 17: The verb ‘to baptise’ (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: ‘Baptizo’ means ‘to immerse’

28 April 2020

Week 17: The verb ‘to baptise’ (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Baptism: root meaning

27 April 2020

Week 17: The verb ‘to baptise’ (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Introduction PART 3: Baptism: From Jordan to Pentecost

26 April 2020

From Jordan to Pentecost: Introduction to Part 3 on Baptism (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The New Testament pattern of obedience

25 April 2020

Week 16: The true righteousness (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The love of God poured out in the human heart

24 April 2020

Week 16: The true righteousness (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Sold under sin, then born again and free

23 April 2020

Week 16: The true righteousness (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Royal law

22 April 2020

Week 16: The true righteousness (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The law of love is the law of liberty

21 April 2020

Week 16: The true righteousness (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The two great commandments

20 April 2020

Week 16: The true righteousness (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Appendicitis

19 April 2020

Week 16: The true righteousness (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Christ is the end of the Law

18 April 2020

Week 15: The purpose of the law (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Christ fulfilled the law by His atoning death

17 April 2020

Week 15: The purpose of the law (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Perfectly fulfilled by Christ

16 April 2020

Week 15: The purpose of the law (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: To preserve Israel

15 April 2020

Week 15: The purpose of the law (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Devotional: The Law was given to foreshadow Christ

14 April 2020

Paul writes: But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterwards be revealed. Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. “Tutor” denotes a senior slave in the household of a wealthy man whose special responsibility it was to give the first elementary stages of teaching to the wealthy man’s...

Today's Devotional: The Law was given to prove man’s inability to save himself

13 April 2020

There is a natural tendency in every human being to desire to be independent of God’s grace and mercy. This desire to be independent of God is in itself both a result and evidence of man’s sinful condition, although most men do not recognise it as such. The second main purpose for which the law was given was to show men that, as sinners, they are unable to make themselves righteous by their own...

Today's Foundations Devotional: Purpose of the Law - to reveal sin

12 April 2020

In the practice of medicine, when treating diseases of the human body, first of all, the doctor examines the sick man and tries to ascertain the nature and cause of his disease; only after he has done that does he attempt to prescribe a remedy. God follows the same order in dealing with man’s spiritual need. Before prescribing the cure, God first diagnoses the condition. The basic cause of all

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s children are not under the Law

11 April 2020

God’s true, believing sons are those who are led by God’s Spirit – that is what marks them out as sons of God. Concerning such people, Paul says: But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law (Gal. 5:18). Thus, the very thing which marks out the true, believing sons of God – being led by God’s Spirit – also means that such people are not under the law.

Today's Foundations Devotional: The law is not made for the righteous

10 April 2020

Paul here tells us that Christ, through His atoning death on the cross, has abolished (that is, made of no effect) “the law of commandments”; He has thereby taken away the great dividing line of the law of Moses which separated Jews from Gentiles, making it possible for Jews and Gentiles alike, through faith in Christ, to be reconciled both with God and with each other.

Today's Foundations Devotional: Christ has wiped out the requirements

9 April 2020

Paul states that the law as a means of righteousness came to an end with the atoning death of Christ upon the cross. Paul says that through the death of Christ, God “wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us” and took “it out of the way...” He does not speak about the wiping out of sins but about the wiping out of requirements.

Today's Foundations Devotional: Christians are not under the Law

8 April 2020

let us examine what the New Testament teaches about the relation between the Christian believer and the law. This question is referred to in many different passages of the New Testament, and in every passage, the same clear, definite truth is taught. The righteousness of the Christian believer does not depend upon observing any part of the law.

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Law was only for Israel

7 April 2020

the system of law given by Moses was ordained by God solely for one small section of the human race, and that was the people of Israel after their deliverance from the bondage of Egypt. Nowhere in the Bible is there any suggestion that God ever intended that the Gentiles, either nationally or individually, should observe the law of Moses, either wholly or in part. The only exception to this is

Today's Foundations Devotional: All or nothing

6 April 2020

Yesterday we started our study on law and grace with the first of three basic facts about the law. We saw that the law was given to Israel as a complete system by God, through Moses. This leads us naturally to the next great fact which must be clearly established in relation to the keeping of the law: Every person who comes under the law is thereby obliged to observe the whole system of law in...

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Law of Moses: one single, complete system

5 April 2020

A faith that does not produce these appropriate works is a mere empty profession – a dead faith – incapable of bringing a real experience of salvation. What works should we look for in the life of every person who professes faith in Christ for salvation? More specifically, what is the relationship between faith in Christ and the requirements of the law of Moses?

Today's Foundations Devotional: show your faith out of your works

4 April 2020

We receive salvation from God by faith alone, without works. Once having received salvation in this way, we then work it out actively in our lives by our works – by the things we do. If we do not actively work out our salvation this way, after believing, this shows that the faith which we have professed is merely dead faith, and that we have no real experience of salvation.

Today's Foundations Devotional: The heart, to believe, to walk and to act

3 April 2020

This spirit of faith is alive and active. The believer begins to think, speak and act in an entirely new way – a way that is totally different from what he would have done previously. True, scriptural faith is always expressed in submission and obedience to God. We may briefly consider, in order, each of the four examples which James gives and see how each illustrates this principle.

Today's Foundations Devotional: The spirit of faith

2 April 2020

If salvation is not by works but is solely by faith, we may naturally ask, What part, then, do works play in the life of the Christian believer? The clearest answer to this in the New Testament is given by James.

Today's Foundations Devotional: Only by grace!

1 April 2020

If we desire salvation, it cannot be upon the basis of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely upon the basis of God’s mercy. Our own works must first be excluded, in order that we may receive God’s mercy in salvation.

Today's Foundations Devotional: Assurance of salvation

31 March 2020

There are countless sincere, well-meaning people in Christian churches everywhere who feel that they must do something to help earn their salvation. They devote themselves to such things as prayer, penance, fasting, charity, self-denial, the careful observance of church ordinances, but all in vain! They never obtain true peace of heart and assurance of salvation because – like Israel of old – they

Today's Foundations Devotional: Redemption through faith alone

30 March 2020

Any attempt by any man to earn salvation by his own good works is in effect an insult both to God the Father and to God the Son. It carries the implication that the work of atonement and salvation, planned by the Father and carried out by the Son, is in some sense inadequate or incomplete. This is contrary to the unanimous testimony of the entire New Testament.

Today's Foundations Devotional: The relation between faith and works

29 March 2020

The relation between faith and works is an important subject which is referred to in many different passages of the New Testament. Yet it is one about which remarkably little teaching is given in most Christian circles today. As a result, a good many Christians are left in confusion or partial bondage, halfway between law and grace. Not a few Christians also, through ignorance on this point, are

Today's Foundations Devotional: The preaching of the Gospel is the main responsibility of the Church

28 March 2020

Week 12: Faith for salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The most important thing is to know you are saved

27 March 2020

Week 12: Faith for salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Could you share the Gospel?

26 March 2020

Week 12: Faith for salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Receiving Christ

25 March 2020

Week 12: Faith for salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Jesus says come!

24 March 2020

Week 12: Faith for salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The simple act of appropriation

23 March 2020

Week 12: Faith for salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The four basic facts of the Gospel

22 March 2020

Week 12: Faith for salvation (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: In faith we may appropriate God’s promises

21 March 2020

Week 11: The uniqueness of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Faith must be based upon the entire Bible

20 March 2020

Week 11: The uniqueness of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Seeking God’s guidance in faith in the simple things

19 March 2020

Week 11: The uniqueness of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: To sleep from faith

18 March 2020

Week 11: The uniqueness of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: To eat from faith

17 March 2020

Week 11: The uniqueness of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The basis of all righteous living

16 March 2020

Week 11: The uniqueness of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Without faith it is impossible to please God

15 March 2020

Week 11: The uniqueness of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Faith as an expression of your heart

14 March 2020

Week 10: The nature of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Faith is acting according to the truth of God’s Word

13 March 2020

Week 10: The nature of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Faith aligns the physical with the Word of God

12 March 2020

Week 10: The nature of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The conflict between our senses and God’s Word

11 March 2020

Week 10: The nature of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Sight comes after faith, not before it

10 March 2020

Week 10: The nature of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Believing towards Christ

9 March 2020

Week 10: The nature of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Faith is a solid ground and certainty

8 March 2020

Week 10: The nature of faith (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Repentance from dead works

7 March 2020

Week 9: Repent and believe (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The only way to true faith

6 March 2020

Week 9: Repent and believe (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: First repentance then faith

5 March 2020

Week 9: Repent and believe (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Distinguished from remorse

4 March 2020

Week 9: Repent and believe (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The sinner’s first response to God

3 March 2020

Week 9: Repent and believe (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Repentance explained from Greek and Hebrew

2 March 2020

Week 9: Repent and believe (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Basic doctrines

1 March 2020

Week 9: Repent and believe (based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Introduction to Part 2 - Repent and believe

29 February 2020

Introduction to Part 2: Repent and believe. These devotionals are based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s Word allows us to escape judgement

28 February 2020

Week 8: Revelatory effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s Word will judge us

27 February 2020

Week 8: Revelatory effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Fixing our eyes on the things not seen

26 February 2020

Week 8: Revelatory effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Spirit works while we look in the mirror

25 February 2020

Week 8: Revelatory effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The mirror of God’s Word shows us the new creation

24 February 2020

Week 8: Revelatory effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Acting according to what we see

23 February 2020

Week 8: Revelatory effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God's Word is a mirror

22 February 2020

Week 8: Revelatory effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Derek Prince's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Applying the promises of God’s Word in faith

21 February 2020

Week 6: Purifying effects of God’s Word (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Conformed to the image of Christ

20 February 2020

Week 6: Purifying effects of God’s Word (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Two sides of the process of sanctification

19 February 2020

Week 6: Purifying effects of God’s Word (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: What makes us holy?

18 February 2020

Week 6: Purifying effects of God’s Word (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The altar of bronze and the laver speak of spiritual cleansing

17 February 2020

Week 6: Purifying effects of God’s Word (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The cleansing power of the blood of Jesus

16 February 2020

Week 6: Purifying effects of God’s Word (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The difference between cleansing and sanctification

15 February 2020

Week 6: Purifying effects of God’s Word (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian Living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The victorious Church

14 February 2020

Week 6: Victory through the Word of God (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Teaching in the local church

13 February 2020

Week 6: Victory through the Word of God (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Young and old are victorious through God’s Word

12 February 2020

Week 6: Victory through the Word of God (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Serving God in the power of the Spirit

11 February 2020

Week 6: Victory through the Word of God (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Word as a weapon of attack

10 February 2020

Week 6: Victory through the Word of God (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s Word and our body

9 February 2020

Week 6: Victory through the Word of God (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Victory over sin

8 February 2020

Week 6: Victory through the Word of God (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God’s Word penetrates the whole of our personality

7 February 2020

Week 6: Victory through the Word of God (based on Derek's book Foundational Truths for Christian living)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Mental illumination

6 February 2020

Week 5: Physical and mental effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Keep your heart with all diligence

5 February 2020

Week 5: Physical and mental effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Do not let God’s Word depart from your eyes

4 February 2020

Week 5: Physical and mental effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Incline your ear

3 February 2020

Week 5: Physical and mental effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Give attention to God’s Word

2 February 2020

Week 5: Physical and mental effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Health to all our flesh

1 February 2020

Week 5: Physical and mental effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God sent His Word and delivered them from their destructions

31 January 2020

Week 5: Physical and mental effects of God’s Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Solid food to become spiritually mature

30 January 2020

Week 4: Initial effects of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Spiritual milk: food for the spiritual baby

29 January 2020

Week 4: Initial effects of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Being born again

28 January 2020

Week 4: Initial effects of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The secret of biblical faith

27 January 2020

Week 4: Initial effects of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: A discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart

26 January 2020

Week 4: Initial effects of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Response determines effect

25 January 2020

Week 4: Initial effects of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: God's Word works effectively in you who believe

24 January 2020

Week 4: Initial effects of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The apostles, too, were inspired by God

23 January 2020

Week 3: The authority of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The authority of the New Testament

22 January 2020

Week 3: The authority of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The authority of the Old Testament in Christ’s life

21 January 2020

Week 3: The authority of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Eternal, authoritative

20 January 2020

Week 3: The authority of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Inspired by the Holy Spirit

19 January 2020

Week 3: The authority of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Scripture cannot be broken

18 January 2020

Week 3: The authority of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The written Word of God

17 January 2020

Week 3: The authority of God's Word (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Harmony between the Spirit and the Word

16 January 2020

Week 2: How to build upon the Foundation (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Remaining in the truth

15 January 2020

Week 2: How to build upon the Foundation (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Means of revelation

14 January 2020

Week 2: How to build upon the Foundation (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The test of love

13 January 2020

Week 2: How to build upon the Foundation (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Proof of discipleship

12 January 2020

Week 2: How to build upon the Foundation (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The Bible, foundation of faith

11 January 2020

Week 2: How to build upon the Foundation (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Hearing and doing what Christ says

10 January 2020

Week 2: How to build upon the Foundation (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Acknowledgement

9 January 2020

Week 1: The foundation of the Christian faith (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Revelation

8 January 2020

Week 1: The foundation of the Christian faith (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Confrontation

7 January 2020

Week 1: The foundation of the Christian faith (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: No other name...

6 January 2020

Week 1: The foundation of the Christian faith (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: The only Rock

5 January 2020

Week 1: The foundation of the Christian faith (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: Christ the Rock

4 January 2020

Week 1: The foundation of the Christian faith (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Today's Foundations Devotional: A solid foundation

3 January 2020

Week 1: The foundation of the Christian faith (devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince)

Foundations Devotionals for 2020 - An Introduction to Part 1: Foundation for faith

2 January 2020

Devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince

Foundations Devotionals for 2020 - An introduction

1 January 2020

Devotionals based on Foundational Truths for Christian Living by Derek Prince

Devotional: Strength That Never Fails

30 December 2019

For those who walk by faith, there is an ongoing tension between two kinds of life. One is visible and external, the other invisible and eternal. The external is fading; it is impermanent. But there is something inside every believer that is eternal. It is an inner source of strength not subject to the weaknesses and fluctuations of our physical body.

Devotional: Hope for the Lonely

27 December 2019

It is possible to be lonely in the midst of a crowd. It is possible to be lonely in a big city. In fact, that is the worst form of loneliness—to be surrounded by people and yet cut off from them by an invisible barrier you do not know how to break through. Yet loneliness is not God’s plan for man’s life. He wants to take us out of our loneliness and to set us in the family of God. He wants to give

Devotional: Refined in the Furnace

25 December 2019

One thing the Bible teaches clearly is that God tests His people. If we wish to belong to the people of God, then we must be prepared to be tested. One vivid picture of the way God tests us, used many times in Scripture, is that of a metalworker purifying silver. In Bible times such a man would place the silver in a metal container over the hottest possible fire. Then, as the silver began to melt

Devotional: God Hears and Answers

23 December 2019

It often happens that in a counselling session with some troubled soul—someone, perhaps, who is struggling with a broken marriage or a total breakdown of their health—I have to tell that person very honestly, “I don’t have the answer to your problem. I can’t tell you exactly what to do. But one thing I can tell you: God hears and answers prayer.”

Devotional: Encounter with God

20 December 2019

How important it is to have your own personal revelation of God! Not just to rely on what somebody else has told you, or what you have read in a book, or even what you have heard in church. All that may be good, but it is not sufficient. There must come a time when you experience God for yourself—when you come to know Him firsthand, when you have such a revelation of God that nothing less than God..

Devotional: In God Alone

18 December 2019

There are two opposite errors into which we may fall. On the one hand, if we suggest that salvation depends on something more than God, we dishonour Him and discredit His all-sufficiency. On the other hand, if we look for salvation in anything less than God, we will look in vain. But when God Himself becomes our salvation, then the other associated blessings follow: rest, strength, protection and h

Devotional: From the Ends of the Earth

16 December 2019

I was facing great personal disappointment and sorrow. It seemed indeed that the waves and billows of God were going over my soul. I was on my way from the United States to hold a series of meetings in Australia. Seated in a jet aeroplane six miles above the Pacific, I opened my Bible at random to the words, “From the ends of the earth I call to you.” I thought to myself...

Devotional: A Bottle Full of Tears

13 December 2019

God is taking note of everything you go through. A record is being kept in God’s book of all that you suffer for righteousness’ sake. Even your tears are not shed in vain. They are tears of grief and loneliness, but not of despair. There is a future to them. At present they are tokens of suffering, but one day each tear will become the theme for a song of praise.

Devotional: How to Overcome Fear

11 December 2019

David does not make false claims for himself. He does not say, “I will never be afraid.” Rather, he acknowledges: “There may come times when I will be afraid. But when those times come, I will know what to do. I will trust in God and I will praise His Word—His sure, unfailing Word. Trusting and praising will overcome my fear.”

Devotional: A Broken Spirit

9 December 2019

God looks to the motives and to the attitude of the heart. What does He look for there? “A broken spirit,” David tells us, “a broken and contrite heart.” These are strange words to our ears these days. What does it mean that God desires a broken spirit? Does He want to beat us down and humiliate us? No, I am sure that is not His purpose. What, then, is a broken spirit?

Devotional: A Pure Heart

6 December 2019

If you and I could see into our own hearts as David saw into his, we would each recognise the same condition. The effects of sin have been so disastrous that we have no remedy. It is no good trying to repair, to adapt, to reform. There is only one remedy left to us. We can do as David did.

Devotional: The Secret Hidden Wisdom

4 December 2019

God desires “truth in the inward parts.” That is the very opposite of religious externalism. Our fellow human beings may perhaps be impressed or deceived by this, but not God! It is here that each of us needs to examine himself: Am I truly open with God? Am I transparent in my relationship with Him? Do the words I speak really express what I feel in my heart?

Devotional: The Way Out is Up

2 December 2019

Here is the divine way out of trouble. Just now you may be in the midst of it. Everything is going against you, and you cannot see any way out. But listen to what the psalmist says: The way out is up—to God. “Sacrifice thank offerings . . .” That sounds senseless, but try it anyway! A sacrifice always costs you something. To start thanking God in such a situation goes against the grain. But it is as

Devotional: “Be Still, and Know”

29 November 2019

Nations are in an uproar; kingdoms are falling. There is a clash of weapons; war is imminent. Then, in the midst of it all, God intervenes. He brings all the frenzied activity of the nations to a standstill. To His own people, He says:“ Be still, and know that I am God.” We dare not permit the confusion in the world around us to disturb our own spirits. No matter how great the pressures, we must..

Devotional: The Beauty of Righteousness

27 November 2019

It was the attitude of Jesus in the matters of righteousness and wickedness that caused God to promote Him. There is no neutrality in these matters. The righteousness that God approves leaves no room for compromise with wickedness. This uncompromising righteousness is crowned with joy that comes from the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Devotional: The Release of Joy

25 November 2019

God is eternal, unchangeable. That is why it is possible to have joy even when we cannot feel happiness or pleasure. Joy comes directly from God Himself. Just like God, joy is eternal, unchangeable, unaffected by situations or circumstances. But joy is released only at the altar. We have to make up our minds, as David did, that we will go to God, to the altar—the place of sacrifice...

Devotional: Soul Thirst

22 November 2019

There is a thirst of the soul, a deep inner longing of man’s whole being, that cannot be satisfied with anything less than God Himself. Perhaps you, too, have tried many sources, but have come away still unsatisfied. If so, it is important for you to understand two things...

Devotional: Open My Ears!

20 November 2019

When David refers to burnt offering and meal offering and sin offering, he is speaking about the externals of religion. He is saying, in essence, that these by themselves are not sufficient. We may attend to all the externals, yet miss the part that really matters. We need to hear the voice of God, speaking to us directly and personally. When God opens our ears and we in turn surrender our lives...

Devotional: Commit —Then Trust!

18 November 2019

Do you want God in charge of your situation, your problems, your whole life? There are three simple steps that lead to this. First, commit your way to the Lord. That is a single decisive act. Committing your way to the Lord is like depositing money in a bank. You hand your money over to the teller, take your own hands off it, and obtain a receipt for it. Second, trust also in the Lord. Commitment

Devotional: Delighted in God

15 November 2019

I once heard someone ask this question: “Do you enjoy your religion, or do you endure it?” To the majority of people, religion is something to endure, a kind of painful duty. However, that is not how God wants us to experience Him. The Westminster Confession, the basic doctrinal statement of the Presbyterian Church, says: “The supreme duty of man is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”

Devotional: Sharing God’s Pleasures

13 November 2019

We come to God for refuge because we are oppressed, because we cannot handle our problems. We take refuge in the shadow of His wings. But once we are there under His shadow, we discover that He has provided much more for us than mere refuge. He has provided a feast. He has provided abundance. We feast on the abundance of His house. Not only that, but He gives us to drink of “the river of His deli

Devotional: Shielded

11 November 2019

David found himself surrounded by enemies pressing in against him and he saw no way to keep them out. He had exhausted his own strength and his own resources. So he cried out to the Lord: “Take Your stand against my enemies. Interpose Yourself between me and them.” David saw that he needed more than weapons; he needed...

Devotional: The Unseen Army

8 November 2019

Do you believe in angels? I do! I believe there are myriads and myriads of good angels who are given charge over God’s people. The writer of Hebrews tells us that all angels are “ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation” (Hebrews 1:14). I am glad to know that wherever I go, there is an angel of God that encamps around me, ready to rescue me.

Devotional: Delivered from Fear

6 November 2019

Are you oppressed with fear? Are you like the majority of people in our contemporary culture who have some kind of fear that gnaws at them, that takes away their peace? Why not try David’s remedy? Seek the Lord! Pray to Him and ask Him to deliver you from all your fears.

Devotional: The Creative Word

4 November 2019

Through the union of His Word and His Spirit creation was accomplished. Nothing more was needed. What limitless possibilities are contained in this revelation! Each time we open our hearts to God’s Word and Spirit, working together, the same power is released within us that brought the entire universe into being. God’s Word will reproduce itself in our experience just as surely as it brought forth

Devotional: Blessed Forgiveness

1 November 2019

God does require sincerity, honesty, openness. We dare not put on a religious act; we dare not try to cover up or excuse. Simply and sincerely we acknowledge that we have sinned and deserve God’s judgement. But we turn from our sin, we confess it—and God forgives! Oh, let us cultivate the habit of being honest with God!

Devotional: The Lord of Time

30 October 2019

Just as accurately and as perfectly as God controls the movements of the stars, He also controls the courses of our lives. In particular, He controls the time element in each of our lives. He foresees each situation before it arises. Some sudden crisis may perhaps find us unprepared—but never God. In and through it all, He consistently and unhurriedly works out His own purpose for us.

Devotional: Call for Help!

28 October 2019

All through the Bible God reveals Himself as the healer of His people. To Israel, after their deliverance from Egypt, He declared, “I am the LORD, who heals you” (Exodus 15:26). This could be translated: “I am the LORD your Doctor.” Twelve centuries later He affirmed, “I the LORD do not change” (Malachi 3:6). To Christians in the New Testament...

Devotional: Enthroned over the Flood

25 October 2019

The strength that will uphold us in the midst of all these hostile forces comes only from the Lord. Our own will fail us, but “those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31). In the midst of the pressures, too, the Lord blesses His people with peace. Peace does not depend upon external circumstances. It comes from acknowledging the Lord enthroned over the flood.

Devotional: You Can Be His Temple!

23 October 2019

These are the two distinctive marks of God’s temple: verbal worship proclaiming His glory, and inner meditation focused on His unfailing love. Whenever we meet these conditions, whenever our whole being cries,“ Glory to God!” and all our thoughts are focused on His unfailing love, then we become God’s temple. It may be in an automobile, or an office, or a kitchen.

Devotional: From Enrolment to Graduation

21 October 2019

When God sets out to teach man, He chooses His students on the basis of character—not intellectual ability, or academic degrees, or social standing. He looks for an inner attitude of the heart toward Himself: reverent submission and respect. Furthermore, God sets the curriculum. He teaches such a man “in the way that he [God] shall choose.” Often this is not the way we would choose for ourselves

This week's Devotional: God’s Banquet Table

18 October 2019

It is important to realise that the presence of our enemies cannot keep us from enjoying God’s complete provision for us. Sometimes, however, we are tempted to take our eyes off the Lord and focus on our enemies. Then we begin to say, “If it were not for my enemies, I know that God would bless me and provide for me.” Instead our attitude should be, “Because of my enemies I am expecting God’s best.

This week's Devotional: The Valley of the Shadow

16 October 2019

I believe there can be many occasions in this life when we walk through this valley of the shadow: occasions of bereavement, loneliness, sickness, persecution, discouragement. The Lord does not promise that we will not walk through this kind of valley. But He does promise to be with us.

This week's Devotional: One All-Sufficient Relationship

14 October 2019

What tremendous confidence David had! What absolute security! “I shall not lack.” There will never arise a need in my life for which I shall not have the supply, no matter what the need may be. What was the secret of David’s assurance? Is it possible for you and me to share that assurance? David’s secret is very simple, very clear: “The LORD is my shepherd.”

This week's Devotional: A Throne for the King

11 October 2019

Here is an insight that can revolutionise our attitude toward prayer and worship: The throne upon which God sits is the praises of His people. In heaven God already has a throne that is established forever. But when He leaves His heavenly throne to come among His people on earth, then our praises become His throne.

This week's Devotional: God Is Alive!

9 October 2019

Sometimes the shortest sentences state the most important facts. “The LORD lives!” God is alive! This one simple statement is more significant than all the complicated formulae in all the books of theology that have ever been written. As long as God lives, no situation is hopeless and no problem is...

This week's Devotional: Open Before God

7 October 2019

The way we relate to God determines the way God in turn relates to us. Do we desire to prove God’s faithfulness? The way to do this is to cultivate faithfulness toward God. The measure in which we open ourselves to God determines the measure of God’s fullness that He, in turn, makes available to us. If there are no reservations on our side, there will be none on God’s side either.

This week's Devotional: Clothed in Righteousness

4 October 2019

I do not believe there is anything else that can fully satisfy the human heart, except God Himself. Our ideas and our concepts are so limited, and so inadequate to apprehend God. But there is coming a day when we will awake clothed in His righteousness, not in our own, to stand faultless before His throne and to see Him face-to-face. And then we will be satisfied!

Devotional: The Wonderful Counselor

2 October 2019

How good it is to know that you have access to the counsel of the Lord! When you have come to the end of your own ability, when you have reasoned everything out and it still makes no sense, when you find yourself at an impasse in your life and you do not know which way to turn, remember that the Lord is the Wonderful Counselor! Go to Him. Commit your problem to Him.

This week's Devotional: Refined in a Furnace

30 September 2019

And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times. PSALM 12:6 Do you perhaps wonder at that statement, knowing that these words have come to us through human agents, men who were weak and fallible, and who made many mistakes? To answer this question, David presents us with a vivid picture...

Devotional: “To the Shelter”

27 September 2019

What isyour place of refuge? Are you disturbed when people challenge you? Or when you look around at the turmoil and instability of the world in which we live? Jesus warned us that, as this age draws to its close, we will “hear of wars and revolutions,” and that“ men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world” (Luke 21:9, 26). All this teaches us that we need a place of

Devotional: On Center Stage

25 September 2019

When we look up at the vastness of the heavens and consider their millions of galaxies, our earthly globe seems just a tiny speck of dust in the totality of the universe. Confronted by this vastness, we feel small and insignificant, weak and helpless. And yet, David assures us, God is interested in us. He cares for us. In fact, we are the objects of His special attention.

Devotional: Prevailing Through Praise

23 September 2019

Throughout the Book of Psalms David refers continually to his enemies. Few men had more enemies than David. Persistently they pursued him and surrounded him, seeking his destruction. He survived only because he learned the secret of dealing with his enemies. We, too, like David, are surrounded by enemies, though ours are primarily in the unseen spiritual realm.

Devotional: True Security

20 September 2019

David was sure of one thing: God blesses the righteous. We need to be no less sure. Today many sources to which we looked for security and certainty have failed us. Trusted political and financial institutions are crumbling around us. But there is one thing in life that is still sure: God blesses the righteous. This simple, unchanging fact has important practical implications for the way we live.

Devotional: The Source of Joy

18 September 2019

There is a kind of disillusionment in the air—a pervasive sense of pessimism. This is particularly true in the realm of politics. There is a dearth of confidence in leadership, the aftermath of an agonising series of mismanaged crises that have passed over us in recent decades. Yet there is an answer to the question “Who can show us any good?”—an answer that is still valid today.

This week's Devotional: Beginning Your Day

18 September 2019

How does your day begin? Do you start with a scramble, with a flurry, trying to do three different things at one time? Do you find yourself often short of breath and short of temper, impatient with your wife or your husband, scolding the kids, anxious, unable to cope? Take a lesson from David: “In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice.”

Devotional: The Gift of Sleep

16 September 2019

One of the beautiful revelations of Scripture is that sleep is a gift of God for those He loves. David found himself under tremendous pressures, surrounded by enemies on every side, his very life threatened. He speaks of “tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side.” Yet in the midst of it all he knows the blessedness of untroubled, restful sleep. He gives two reasons...

Devotional: Blessed Prosperity

13 September 2019

Blessed; the opening word of the Psalms contains the essence of all that is to follow. The blessings they unfold flow in two directions: from God to man, and from man back again to God. David goes on to sum up the blessedness promised to man in one brief, expressive sentence: “Whatever he does prospers.” How can you be such a person—blessed of Gods o that whatever you do prospers?

Devotional: Claiming our inheritance, for the Glory of Christ

11 September 2019

I want to point out an important thing that many Christians overlook. Most of God's promises are conditional! In other words, in most cases, but not in all cases, when God gives a promise He says to His people, "If you will do so-and-so, then I will do so-and-so." But we have no right to claim the promise unless we first meet the condition.

Devotional: Say 'yes' to God's promises

9 September 2019

The ultimate purpose of existence is to glorify God and God has so arranged the promises He's given us that every time we appropriate those promises in faith, we glorify God. The more we appropriate God's promises, the more we glorify Him! You see really, there are two alternatives before us: Unbelief, that robs God of His glory; or faith, that gives God the glory due to Him.

devotional: When God says ‘yes’

6 September 2019

Some people have an unfortunate way of interpreting the Scripture that robs us in this present age of practically everything that's worth having. Miracles were for the past. Prosperity's for the millennium. In the meanwhile, we're just left hanging on to a bare crust that just barely sustains life. That's not what this Scripture says.

Devotional: Fight and set your feet!

4 September 2019

God has given you tremendous promises in Christ. His provision is in His promises. But remember your part, your responsibility: First of all, you have got to be prepared to fight. FIGHT! Secondly, you have to set your feet on what you claim to be your inheritance. SET YOUR FEET!

Devotional: Sharing in Jesus’ sufferings and glory

4 September 2019

The story of Joshua and Israelites entering their inheritance, the Promised Land, applies to us as a very clear and practical way to entering our inheritance. You see, when you were born again and became God's child legally, from then onwards you were heir to all that God has. But there's an "if" that follows and we need to read it carefully.

Devotional: The Fight of Faith

2 September 2019

When God says, "I give," that settles it. However, there is a difference between the legal right and the experiential possession of what God has promised us. When the Israelites entered the Promised Land, their first two successes came through miracles, but after that, they had to place their feet actually on the ground that they were claiming.

Devotional: A new season

30 August 2019

According to Peter, God has given us his very great and precious promises, and everything we need is contained in them. God’s provision for you is in these promises. In order to receive Gods provision, you have to know His promises and how to move in and possess them. So let’s see how God's people Israel entered into the inheritance that God had promised for them.

Devotional: The provision is in the promise

28 August 2019

Everything we need is contained in the promises of God. That explains why, on the one hand, God says He has given us everything and on the other hand, so many Christians are obviously lacking things they need. The answer is they haven't discovered where God's provision is. God's provision is in His promises. Logically therefore, in order to receive your provision, you have to know the promises of

Devotional: God has already given everything you need

26 August 2019

Peter says God's divine power has given us everything we need for life. What an astonishing statement! He does not say that God will give us, it says God has already given us everything we need. God has already supplied all our needs. Lay hold of that fact because if you miss that, then you are not going to be able to understand the nature of God's provision. God has already given us everything

Devotional: God's provision is in His promises

23 August 2019

The Holy Spirit plays a special role in enabling us to claim our inheritance in Christ. But what is the actual form in which our inheritance comes to us? The key passage for understanding this is found in the second epistle of 2 Peter 1:2-4.

Devotional: The Holy Spirit and your eternal destination

21 August 2019

Rebekah's relationship to the servant was essential to her destiny in God. And equally so for you and me as believers in Jesus Christ. It is our relationship to the Holy Spirit that is going to determine our destiny. If we snub the Holy Spirit we cannot enter into our destiny. He is the helper sent to enable us to claim and receive our inheritance.

Devotional: How will you respond to the Holy Spirit?

19 August 2019

In Genesis 24, Abraham’s servant sets out to find a bride for Isaac. In this parable, Rebekah is a picture of the Church and of the response the Church has to make to the Holy Spirit in order to qualify to be the Bride of Christ. Let’s consider seven aspects about Rebekah's response and their significance for you us as a believer in Jesus.

Devotional: The Holy Spirit: your Servant-Guide

16 August 2019

The story of how God found a wife for Isaac, Abraham’s son is a parable of God finding a bride for Jesus Christ, His only Son. In this story, I see the unnamed servant as the Holy Spirit's self-portrait. I think perhaps it' is the clearest portrait in all Scripture of who the Holy Spirit is and what He does. And it always blesses me that the Holy Spirit is so modest and unassuming that He never...

Devotional: The Servant who searched for the Bride

14 August 2019

According to God’s Word, we are his heirs, through our faith in Christ. John 16:13-14 says it is the Holy Spirit who leads us into the land of God's promises, the land of our inheritance. Let us study more fully the part that the Holy Spirit plays in bringing us into our inheritance in Christ.

Devotional: Heaven's best

12 August 2019

The Holy Spirit comes as our advocate. Now that's a legal word. It is the same as attorney. So the Holy Spirit is heaven's best lawyer, sent to us so that we shall not be orphans, but able to interpret to us our inheritance in Christ and to show us the conditions that we have to fulfil to enter into that inheritance. He's our Advocate, our Attorney. That's what He comes to do for us.

Devotional: Your Helper, the Holy Spirit

9 August 2019

Without the Holy Spirit, the disciples would have been left as orphans, little children without anybody to help them or advise them or to stand by them or to show them how they could gain their inheritance that Jesus had bequeathed to them through His death on the cross. But when the Holy Spirit comes, He no longer leaves us in the position of helpless orphans but He comes to our help.

Devotional: Blessed in every way

7 August 2019

According to in Galatians 3:14, "… in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles." Through your faith in Jesus Christ, you enter into the blessing of Abraham. But what exactly is covered by this blessing?

Devotional: The blessing of Abraham is yours

5 August 2019

Jesus, through His death on the cross, has made redemption from the curse of the broken law possible for both the Jewish people and also for us, who are Gentiles, in the inheritance of Abraham. Through your faith in Christ, God now makes available to you, too, the blessing of Abraham.

Devotional: Abundance in grace

2 August 2019

2 Corinthians 9:8 says: God is able to make all grace abound to you, that in all ways having all sufficiency in all things you may have abundance for every good deed..." In the original Greek, that statement is amazing. The word "abound" occurs twice, the word "all" occurs five times in that one verse. And all that it says, this is what Jesus had obtained for us. He exhausted the poverty curse...

Devotional: Day 19 Jesus exhausted the poverty curse on your behalf

31 July 2019

I was preaching in the country of New Zealand and I was teaching on God's financial provision for His people. I had my note outline prepared and I was following through with it, but while I was speaking from my note outline, inwardly in my mind I was seeing something I'd never seen before. I was seeing a mental picture of Jesus as He hung there on the cross atoning for our sins. And as I unfolded

Devotional: God's abundance

29 July 2019

Jesus was not ‘rich’ in the sense of having a large bank account or possessions. But He certainly had abundance. He was able to feed about twelve thousand people with five loaves and two fishes. That is not poverty. He was never worried. He was never under pressure. He never panicked. He never doubted that His Father’s goodness would supply everything He needed. And the Father never failed Him.

Devotional: The Creator of the universe wants to bless you

26 July 2019

Think about it: the God who created the universe desires to bless His people! A startling statement – and it is true! This blessing is our heritage through our faith in Jesus Christ. We have already looked at the blessings that Christ has made available in the spiritual realm and in the physical realm. Now we will study the blessings that are available to us in the material realm.

Devotional: It is yours - Complete wholeness in Jesus

24 July 2019

I am grateful for the work of physicians, psychiatrists and others, but there is only one person in the universe who can say, "I make an entire man well! I can deal with all his problems: spiritual, mental, emotional, physical" - and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. Look at what Jesus says in John 7:23, answering His critics for healing a man on the Sabbath.

Devotional: Jesus carried away your diseases

22 July 2019

Why was Jesus able to heal all who were sick? Because in the eternal purposes of God, He was to bear our infirmities and carry away our diseases. And because the cross, in a certain sense, is eternal, although it had not yet been fulfilled, in God's sight it was already accomplished. From the foundation of the world, Jesus was the Lamb that was slain. And so, God identified with the ministry of

Devotional: Jesus, your substitute

19 July 2019

Deuteronomy 28 is a special chapter in the Bible. It offers a list of both curses and blessings that God promises to pour out on people. The decisive factor is whether or not they listen to His voice. I want to encourage you to read verse 59 and check and see whether you're living in the curses or the blessings.

Devotional: Physical benefits of redemption

17 July 2019

In the previous days, we looked at the spiritual blessings that God wants to give us. But our heritage in Christ contains so much more! So let us look now at the physical area. What are the physical benefits that Jesus has purchased for us when He died on the cross on our behalf?

Devotional: Peace with God

15 July 2019

God wants to bless you with a deep, settled inward peace. "Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (NAS) What beautiful words, "we have peace with God." No longer are we guilty. No longer do we fear that somehow we are not pleasing God. We have peace with God.

Devotional: Receive God’s deep, inward peace

12 July 2019

The simple pathway to God's blessings is to hear and obey His voice, but the inevitable end of not hearing and obeying God's voice is being cursed as described in Deuteronomy 28. The curses in the spiritual realm (the inner realm, the realm of our inner personality) which result from disobedience to God are listed by Moses.

Devotional: Be sensitive to the voice of the Lord

10 July 2019

Our whole destiny for well-being or for disaster is settled by the voice that we listen to. Listening to the voice of the Lord and obeying what He says will bring blessing. But not listening to the voice of the Lord will bring many curses. The great spiritual danger that confronts so many professing Christians is that they have become insensitive to the voice of God. They may continue in their

Devotional: The decisive factor to receive God’s blessings

8 July 2019

On the cross, Jesus took upon Himself the curses that were due to our disobedience (these curses cover the whole area of the kingdom of darkness) that, in turn, we might enter into the blessings that Jesus earned by His obedience. It is vitally important to understand the decisive difference between earning the blessings and earning the curses.

Devotional: Let God’s blessing overtake you!

5 July 2019

Disobedience against God always brings a curse. On the other hand, when you walk in obedience, you don't have to pursue the blessings of God. The blessings of God simply overtake you. Blessing naturally results from obedience to God.

Devotional: The root problem of the human race

3 July 2019

All through the history of the human race, sin and disobedience against God have always brought a curse. We find the universal guilt of humanity in Isaiah 53, where the prophet says: Each of us turned to his own way ... Not all of us have committed all of the specific sins. Not all have committed murder or adultery or other such sins. But there is one problem of which we are all guilty, each of

Devotional: Would you like to exchange with Jesus?

1 July 2019

This series of devotionals is designed to help you discover your spiritual heritage as an heir of God’s Kingdom. In that light, today’s Scripture is very important. Isaiah 53 describes a divine exchange that can change the course of your life. On the cross, Jesus took the evil due to us that you and I might receive the good due to Him. Let's praise Him for it today!

Devotiona: Are you a respectable sinner or a redeemed saint?

28 June 2019

We are all slaves of Satan by nature, but some of us are respectable sinners, and some of us are less respectable sinners. There is really no ultimate difference between the respectable and the non-respectable sinners. What happened when Jesus came to earth was that He walked into Satan's slave market, saw us there for sale, and paid the price to buy us out of Satan's dominion...

Devotional: You have been redeemed!

26 June 2019

The power of Satan is real. It's not an imagination, it's not a theological fantasy, but Satan is a real being with real power who really dominates those who are alienated from God. In order to enter God's kingdom, you have first of all to be delivered from the power of Satan. This deliverance has been made possible only through the death of Jesus on our behalf.

Devotional: Let God open your eyes

24 June 2019

When people are in the dark, they can't see their real condition. And that is true of the people who are under Satan's domain; they are in the dark and they cannot see their true condition. We need a light to come into the darkness and reveal to us our true condition. God's purpose through the gospel is to deliver us from that bondage of darkness and of Satan and to bring us into our inheritance.

devotional: Your heritage is awaiting you

21 June 2019

The New Testament tells us all that has been made available to us through the death of Jesus on our behalf. It reveals our inheritance. Unfortunately, many Christians have never yet discovered what their real inheritance is or how to gain it. They are like a man who is an heir to a tremendous fortune but has never taken the steps to find out what his inheritance is, or to claim it.

Devotional: The tools of God‑given ministries

19 June 2019

It is the will of God that the testimony of Jesus and the message of the gospel be accompanied by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This is God’s will. We are not to think of spiritual gifts as toys but rather as tools. And, without the tools, we’re not equipped to do our job, to fulfil our function.

Devotional: You need the greatest gift

17 June 2019

Paul never listed which are the greatest and which are the least gifts, so I have come to this conclusion: For me, the greater gifts are those which enable me to function to the optimum in the particular place in the body in which God has set me. Therefore, what might be a greater gift for me might not be so great a gift for you. Never divorce gifts from function, which is what God wants you to be

Devotional: Be suitably equipped

14 June 2019

Some people are all stirred up and excited about spiritual gifts but their excitement is often rather out of order because they don’t know what member they ought to be and therefore they don’t know what gifts they need to function as that member. We need to get the order right. First, your function, then equipment.

Devotional: Faith to function in your place

12 June 2019

God’s purpose for you is that you grow up, that you don’t remain a little spiritual infant. The process of growing up leads you into the completed body of Christ. Paul gives a picture of the body in Ephesians 4:15 and 16: … but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that...

Devotional: You need your fellow-Christians

10 June 2019

God gave Ezekiel a vision of dry bones. I believe that in many, many ways many sections of the Church have been like those dry bones, just scattered lying around, cut off, not really finding the life of the body, not really in a right relationship with one another. We will never be useful and effective in the kingdom of God until we allow ourselves to be united with the other bones and then...

Devotional: You are not just a drop of water…

7 June 2019

As Christians, you never lose your individual identity but you become part of a larger corporate group still retaining our own individual identity. You still are the particular member that God ordained for you to be. This is really a contrast between the message of the Christian faith and the Oriental cults and philosophies which are so prevalent today.

Devotional: Don’t Live on a Island!

5 June 2019

When the Spirit of God renews your mind, you come to realize that you are just one member, incomplete on your own, incapable of functioning on your own as God intends you to function and that in order to be complete and to function in accordance with God’s purpose and God’s place, you have to become a member in a body.

Devotional: To get or to give?

31 May 2019

One of the distinctive marks of the renewed mind, is that it is not looking for opportunities to rule but to serve. It’s not looking for opportunities to get but to give. It patterns life on the example of Jesus who did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life.

Devotional: A new motivation for life

29 May 2019

I want to show you the marks of the renewed mind and, as I go through these marks you’d find it helpful to check on your own mind. Try to see how far your mind has been renewed and if there are areas perhaps where it still needs to be renewed.

Devotional: A new direction in life

27 May 2019

You have a life to lose and then a life to find. If you are really going to find the fullness of God’s plan for your life, you have to ask yourself, “Am I willing to let that old soul‑life go? Am I willing to stop thinking in those old ways, ‘I want,’ ‘I think,’ ‘I feel’? Am I willing to let God change me within by renewing my mind?” That’s a decision you have to make.

Devotional: Your body is holy

17 May 2019

When you present your body, strange though it may seem, a change takes place in your mind. You begin to think in a different way. God says your mind is renewed. And then, when your mind is renewed, you prove (you find out for yourself) what the will of God is.

Devotional: Present your body

15 May 2019

The first thing that God asks is that we present this body of ours to Him, a living sacrifice. You might say, “Well, I thought the body wasn’t so important, that it was really the soul that was important." But God is very practical. You see, if there’s a glass of water standing on the table and I would say to you, “Please hand me that glass.” What am I getting? I’m getting the vessel and its...

Devotional: What really matters

13 May 2019

Jesus said, “Follow Me. I have a new plan for you. I’ve got something for you that you would never have thought of yourself.” He said to those first humble fishermen at the Sea of Galilee, “I’ll make you something different. Not just ordinary fishers but fishers of men.” It’s not what you ARE that matters, it’s what Jesus will make of you.

Devotional: A new creation in Christ

10 May 2019

How many times you and I have said, “If only I could start all over again. I’ve made a mess of the past, I regret so many things I’ve said and done.” The good news of the gospel is that you can start all over again. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.”

Devotional: God has a Plan for your life

8 May 2019

Today, I’ll begin to share with you on a very important and practical theme, “How to Find God’s Plan for Your Life.” Perhaps you’ve never understood that God has a plan for your life, a plan which comprehends every area of your life, one which makes full provision for all your needs —but He has.

Devotional: The key to God’s Wisdom

29 April 2019

As long as we’re under the influence of the spirit of this world we will cultivate a kind of wisdom which is of this world. But when we come under the Spirit of God and allow Him to teach us and guide us, we receive a totally different kind of wisdom which appears foolish to the people who are under the influence of the spirit of this world. But that wisdom of God comes only through the cross,,,

Devotional: Are You Prepared to be Foolish?

26 April 2019

If you want to be led by the Holy Spirit, you should know that the way the Holy Spirit directs us is often totally contrary to natural reason or wisdom. So much of the church is bowing before the altar of wisdom of this world but God has made that foolish. I think the strongest fortress of pride in natural man is that which comes through the cultivation of his own intellect. We have to come to

Devotional: Travailing prayer

24 April 2019

There was a great move of God in the year 1904 in the little country of Wales and the man whom God used as an instrument to bring about this tremendous revival was named Evan Roberts. But his brother recorded later that months before the revival broke out—they were of a poor family, they shared the same bed—he said night after night his brother would be writhing and groaning in his sleep ...

Devotional: Praying the Holy Spirit’s prayer

22 April 2019

Another form om supernatural prayer can be found in 1 Corinthians 14:14–15, where Paul is speaking about praying in an unknown tongue, entirely supernatural, possible only through the Holy Spirit. When Paul says, “I will pray with my spirit,” or “sing with my spirit,” he means, “I’ll pray words given me by the Holy Spirit in an unknown tongue, words that I do not understand.”

Devotional: Do According To Your Word

19 April 2019

So often we don’t know what to pray or when to pray, but the Holy Spirit wants to help you. Isn’t that amazing? Therefore, in the coming days I want to give you four examples of different kinds of prayers that the Holy Spirit can give. The first is prayer based directly on God’s Word. We take a promise of God and we turn it back to God and we say, “God, do what you’ve promised to do.”

Devotional: The Spirit’s Part in Prayer

17 April 2019

There is no limit that we can set with our minds or our understanding as to what God can do in answer to our prayer. But the effectiveness of prayer is according to the power that works within us. It’s the power within us that makes our prayer effective. What is that power? Well, Paul has already made it clear in Romans 8—it’s the power of the Holy Spirit.

Devotional: Do You Need Help In Prayer?

15 April 2019

Do you always know what to pray for in any given situation? Well, there is good news. The Holy Spirit will help you. Paul says the Spirit himself "intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” the real key to successful praying is to allow the Holy Spirit to keep up a continual prayer meeting within you. That can go on even when we’re not praying with our minds or with our mouths.

Devotional: Union with Christ is the Answer

12 April 2019

The Holy Spirit makes it possible for us to be united in a kind of marriage union with the resurrected Christ. According to whom we are united, we will bring forth the fruit of the union. If we are still married to the flesh we will bring forth what Paul calls the “deeds of the flesh.” But once we’re set free from that union and once we’re married to the Lord Jesus through the Holy Spirit, then...

Devotional: Union With Christ

10 April 2019

Many people, including Christians, are trusting in their own carnal strength to become righteousness. However, there is a positive alternative to legalism, made possible through the Holy Spirit: direct, personal union with Christ.

Devotional: Don’t Go Back to Rules!

8 April 2019

In your opinion, what is the commonest hindrance to being led by the Holy Spirit? It is legalism, religious legalism. Legalism is seeking to achieve righteousness with God by keeping a set of rules. But, Christianity is not a set of rules. Christianity is primarily a relationship with a person.

Devotional: Boasting in Your Weakness

5 April 2019

God is not impressed by the wisdom of this world. God is also not impressed by human strength and if you want real divine strength and power, first of all, you have to become weak by the standards of this world. God’s power is only fully revealed in man’s weakness. As long as man has his own strength and has it all together, there’s no room for God. Grace begins where human ability ends.

Devotional: God’s Wisdom doesn’t change!

3 April 2019

I studied contemporary philosophy—what was contemporary in those days. The real exciting thing in those days was what they call linguistic philosophy. And I sat at the feet of the best known of all the professors, But today all that’s out of date. It’s completely changed. So if I had based my faith on that kind of wisdom, today I’d have no basis for it. Your faith has got to be based on the power

Devotional: Be Prepared to be Foolish

1 April 2019

The Holy Spirit is your divine source of power and wisdom, but the way the Holy Spirit directs us is often totally contrary to natural reason or wisdom. The challenge therefore is: are you willing to yield to His guidance? Paul states this paradox very clearly in 1 Corinthians 2:12– 14: Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the

Devotional: Supernatural Prayer

29 March 2019

In 1 Corinthians 14:14–15 Paul is speaking about praying in an unknown tongue, entirely supernatural, possible only through the Holy Spirit, and he says this: For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with

Devotional: Let God Pray Through You

27 March 2019

Sometimes you don’t know what you’re going to pray. I don’t know if you’ve ever been in that situation, you just open your mouth and let the Lord give you the prayer. Let Him pray it through you. That’s one of the ways sometimes that you can discover God’s will.

Devotional: Praying God’s Word

25 March 2019

The effectiveness of prayer is according to the power that works within us. Therefore, we have to learn how to cultivate the Holy Spirit, how to understand the Holy Spirit, how to yield to the Holy Spirit, how to let Him guide us and empower us in our prayers. Therefore, I want to give you some examples of different kinds of prayers that the Holy Spirit can give.

Devotional: The Power That Makes Your Prayer Effective

22 March 2019

There is no limit that we can set with our minds or our understanding as to what God can do in answer to our prayer. But the effectiveness of prayer is according to the power that works within us. It’s the power within us that makes our prayer effective.

Devotional: The Spirit Will Help You to Pray

20 March 2019

Prayer is a vital part of Christian life, but you may have experienced yourself that it can be hard at the same time. Therefore, let’s look at the role the Holy Spirit plays in your prayer life. Actually, theHoly Spirit is the only source of effective prayer. Any prayer that does not come by the Holy Spirit is not an effective prayer. It will not accomplish anything and it is not acceptable to God

Devotional: God’s Word: Mirror of the Spirit

18 March 2019

The apostle James in his epistle tells us very clearly that one of the functions of God’s Word is to be a mirror, which does not reveal to us our external appearance but reveals to us our inner nature and being. While we are looking in the mirror of the Holy Spirit and seeing what we are really like within, the Holy Spirit works on us to transform us into the image of what we should be...

Devotional: The Holy Spirit Helps You Understand God’s Word

15 March 2019

The Holy Spirit was the author of all Scripture. No matter who was the human writer, the Holy Spirit was the one who gave the Word, who breathed it into the writer so that the authority behind all Scripture is the authority of the author and the author is the Holy Spirit. But consider God’s wonderful provision for us: He has given us the author to interpret for us!

Devotional: The Spirit and God’s Word

13 March 2019

It’s important for us to see that they operated together in perfect harmony. Neither operated without the other. And that’s true in our lives today. God’s results are achieved in us by His Word and by His Spirit working together.

Devotional: The Spirit Renews Your Mind

11 March 2019

It’s the Spirit that must renew the mind. It’s not psychology, it’s not education, it’s the supernatural operation of the Spirit of God that renews our minds. You see, God renews us from within, religion renews from without, it’s preoccupied with externals. But God renews us from within. He renews our minds, the way we think. Our part is yielding to the Holy Spirit in every area of our lives.

Devotional: The Holy Spirit Will Fill You With Love

8 March 2019

The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. Not some of God’s love but all of God’s love. I always tell people who have been filled with the Holy Spirit, “You really don’t need to ask for more love, what you need to do is release the love that’s already been poured out in you. Our problem is not that we don’t have enough love, it’s that we don’t yield to the love that...

Devotional: The Holy Spirit Will Give You Power

6 March 2019

When we seek to imitate the methods of the world, when we covet the kind of success that the world esteems, we are actually turning away from the real source of true spiritual success, which is a spiritual power that’s of a totally different kind and can only come from the Holy Spirit. The message is supernatural, the power must be supernatural.

Devotional: The Holy Spirit Will Renew You

4 March 2019

Sometimes we’d like to see God really turn loose and deal with the wicked and blast them into eternity, but God restrains Himself because that kind of power cannot accomplish the results He desires in you and me as God’s children which is God’s number one priority. God can deal with the wicked in due course but at the moment His priority is dealing with His children, He...

Devotional: The Holy Spirit Will Anoint You

1 March 2019

The entire ministry of Jesus, both His preaching and His ministry to the oppressed, the sick, the demon-possessed, was based on the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon Him. It’s a very significant fact that the New Testament does not record a single sermon Jesus preached or a single miracle He performed until the Holy Spirit came upon Him. He is our pattern.

Devotional: Don’t Scare the Holy Spirit Away

27 February 2019

Jesus was always sensitive to the Holy Spirit. He never scared Him off. The Spirit remained on Him. But what about you and me? Once Jesus has baptized us with the Holy Spirit, are we sensitive to Him the way Jesus was? Therefore, let’s consider briefly, the things that attract or repel the Spirit in our own lives.

Devotional: The Key To Spiritual Freedom

25 February 2019

Romans 8,13 tells us that it is God’s desire for us to be led by His Spirit. You’re in line with the Father’s heart! Today, let’s look at another aspect of the Holy Spirit. In 2 Corinthians 3:17, Paul says: “Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” It’s not a set of rules, it’s not a kind of procedure, it’s not clapping your hands, or shouting...

Devotional: The Primary Requirement To Be Led By The Holy Spirit

22 February 2019

I have sometimes summed up my view of church history in this way. Nineteen centuries of trying to find a system so safe we wouldn’t have to rely on the Holy Spirit. No system, no theology, no theory, no hierarchy, no human ministry can take the place of the Holy Spirit. He is indispensable. Therefore, we must cultivate a personal relationship with Him.

Devotinal: The Holy Spirit Wants To Empower You Today

20 February 2019

Jesus returned to His Father, but the Holy Spirit did not. He is still with you, to empower you with all you need to live a godly life, and to be a bold witness of Jesus Christ. The history of the book of Acts evidences that. The very moment the Holy Spirit came the disciples had a totally new concept of the work of Jesus, his authority, their own standing in God, and of the message they were...

Devotional: The Holy Spirit is with you forever

18 February 2019

You often hear Christians say something like this, “How wonderful it would have been to be on earth in the days when Jesus was personally present with his disciples. How much more we would have learned.” But Jesus says wonderful though that was, it’s much more wonderful now that he is in heaven and the Holy Spirit is on earth. He says it’s to your advantage; it’s in your best interest.

Devotional: The Holy Spirit is a Person

15 February 2019

Until you learn to relate to the Holy Spirit as a person, nor an impersonal influence, nor a theological extraction, but as a person—a real person as God the Father and God the Son, as real a person as your husband or your wife, your father or your mother, your son or your daughter—until you learn to relate to the Holy Spirit in that way you will not succeed in being truly led by the Holy Spirit.

Devotional: Do You Want to Grow?

13 February 2019

It is not God’s purpose for you to remain permanently children. God has a plan for you to grow up into mature sons. This is where you are again dependent on the Holy Spirit. Because, apart from the Holy Spirit, we cannot grow up, we cannot mature.

Devotional: Two essential roles of the Holy Spirit

11 February 2019

There are two essential roles that the Holy Spirit plays in our lives as God’s children. The first is that it is through Him that we become children of God. It’s through the Holy Spirit that we are born again, born from above and become members of God’s family. Jesus speaks about this in John 3:5–8.

Devotional: Do you know the heart’s desire of the Holy Spirit?

8 February 2019

Do you know the heart’s desire of the Holy Spirit? It can be found in the words of Jesus in John 16:12–15: “He [the Holy Spirit] shall glorify me…” That’s very important because once we cease to glorify Jesus in our services, our lives, our speech and our actions, the Holy Spirit withdraws.

Devotional: The Storehouse Keeper

6 February 2019

Jesus promised His disciples they would receive power when the Holy Spirit would come upon them. But did you realise that the Holy Spirit is the sole administrator of the full wealth of the godhead?

Devotional: Perseverance in prayer

30 January 2019

Many times you do not get your prayer answered, not because you are praying wrong, but simply because you have to pray that wicked old prince out of the way. If you are not prepared to do it, you will not get the answer to your prayer. You have to pray through. You have to challenge Satan.

Devotional: This Happens When You Start to Pray

28 January 2019

The great obstacle to a real movement of the Spirit of God lies in the reign of the invisible. Nothing happened until Daniel started to pray. It was Daniel’s prayers that got the angel through, not the angel that got Daniel through. Daniel got the angel through! If only God’s people would see that the issues are settled by us. They are not even settled by the angels.

Devotional: Invisible rulership

25 January 2019

The Old Testament gives you two examples that draw back the veil of the unseen spiritual realm that dominates and controls human affairs. I believe spiritual factors are absolutely decisive in world affairs, in national affairs and in personal affairs. There is never a breakthrough in the kingdom of God until these spiritual powers have been brought into subjection by prayer. When that happens...

Devotional: Bring Satan's Kingdom Down

23 January 2019

There is an unseen kingdom that is above the level of this world, and it is the kingdom of darkness. It is a kingdom in total opposition and in complete unrelenting hatred towards God, all God’s purposes, and all God’s people. It is our business as Christians to bring this kingdom down. It cannot be done by presidents or generals, because they do not have the weapons.

Devotional: Join God's Army of Intercessors

21 January 2019

Generally speaking, you can say that Christians get the kind of government they deserve. There is a time lag. It does not happen instantly. But by and large, Christians are responsible for the government they live under. If you would take less time to criticize and more time to pray, you would have less to criticize. Why are God’s people responsible? Because...

Devotional: A quiet and peaceable life

18 January 2019

The Bible says: First of all in Christian activity—pray. The first topic for prayer is all those in authority. What are we to pray for? That we may lead a godly, quiet and peaceable life. Why are we to pray this way? Because that helps to propagate the gospel.

Devotional: The first priority in your prayers

16 January 2019

In 1 Timothy 2, Paul instructs us to pray for the government. What does he tell us to pray for? First, “for kings and all who are in authority.” Now my experience is that the majority of God’s people scarcely ever pray for those in authority, let alone praying for them first.

Devotional: The healing of your land through prayer

14 January 2019

If you bypass prayer, you can have all sorts of plans, systems and programs, but you do not have the power to operate them. It is like having a building wired for electricity, but not connected to the generator. Nothing is going to work. The wires may be in good order and the light fixtures may be wonderful, but you are not going to get results, because there is no power. The powerhouse of the

Devotional: Face to face with God

11 January 2019

What does it mean to seek God's face? A young man came to me seeking the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I told him I could see him on Wednesday evening. He said he had to attend a prayer meeting that evening. I said, “I suppose that would be no good.” “Oh, no,” he said, “that would be okay. We pray from 8 to 9 o’clock.” That is a prayer meeting, but it is not seeking God’s face. When you seek

Devotional: God’s spiritual program

9 January 2019

God has His spiritual program arranged in grades: grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4. Until you pass in grade 1, you will never get to grade 2. Do not think, “Lord, I couldn’t make it in grade 1, but I will make it in grade 2. Let me pass this one and I’ll make the next.” No, it will not work! The first step God requires is that we humble ourselves and you cannot leave it out.

Devotional: Humble yourself under God’s hand

7 January 2019

Do you remember the story of Sodom? Abraham said to God, “If there are ten righteous men, will you spare the city?” And God said, “Yes.” But He could not spare the city because He could not find ten righteous men. I do not know how many men there were in Sodom, but I know that the same proportion still applies. Ten righteous men can save a city the size of Sodom. One hundred righteous men can

Devotional: You are the salt of the Earth

4 January 2019

Look at the land in which we live. Does it need healing? There is only one answer. Yes! The fact that the land needs healing indicates that God’s people have failed to do what God told them they should do. The responsibility is with us—not with the drug addict, not with the prostitute, not with the man who never darkens the door of a church. The responsibility is with the people upon whom Christ’s

Devotional: Praying for the Government

2 January 2019

It’s time to take a fresh look at a ministry of the Church, and individual Christians, which is often very underrated: prayer for the government. One of the most basic mandates for the Christian is to pray 'for kings and all who are in authority.' (Timothy 2:2)God intends His Church to exercise a decisive influence for good in the affairs of the nations. Now, perhaps more than ever before, we nee

Devotional: The Holy Spirit is God

22 August 2018

Today is the start of a new series devotionals. We're excited about the wonderful theme: How to be led by the Holy Spirit. This series of Devotionals is designed to help you develop a more personal and intimate walk with Him. Is that your desire? Let's start then!

Devotional: The Roman recipe (3)

20 August 2018

Before, you couldn't help yielding to sin. Now you have the choice. There's a power in you that's greater than sin. You've been liberated, you've been justified. But you still have to exercise your will. When sin comes, when temptation comes, you have to say a firm and final "NO! No I will not! I will not yield my body! I will not yield my members! I have been freed, I belong to Jesus. I'm living

Devotional: The Roman recipe (1)

15 August 2018

In these last couple of days of this series, I'm going to conclude my messages on the theme of identification by giving you what I call the Romans Recipe. I use the word "recipe" deliberately. It suggests to us a housewife with her cookbook, planning to make a cake or something else to eat. I wish that we Christians could use the Bible in such a simple and practical way as a housewife uses her

Devotional: By faith, not by sight

13 August 2018

The way we live is based on faith ‑ on what we believe, not on what we see. Not on what our senses tell us. Our senses may tell us one thing, our faith may tell us another, and that's where we come into conflict. We all come into conflict. There's no exception. That's why the writer of Hebrews says, "Make your confession and then hold it fast..." Even if your senses tell you it isn't so, it is so.

Devotional: Jesus, the High Priest of our confession

10 August 2018

We need to understand that Jesus has a ministry in heaven which is very important and is often overlooked. In heaven, Jesus is our High Priest. He represents us directly to God the Father, but He's the High Priest of our confession. He can only minister as High Priest on our behalf when we make the right confession with our mouths on earth. If we say the wrong thing or if we say nothing about our

Devotional: Faith must be confessed

8 August 2018

Unbelief is a barrier to receiving all that Christ has made available for us. By listening to God’s Word, however, we can get faith. After we’ve received faith, we are now going to see how our faith must be expressed. It is very important to understand that it is not enough just to believe in your heart. You must express with your mouth what you believe in your heart.

Devotional: Unbelief: the remedy

6 August 2018

An important barrier in practically applying the truths of our identification with Christ is unbelief. What then is the remedy for unbelief? It's contained in one brief verse of the epistle to the Romans, chapter 10 verse 17: “ Faith comes from hearing the message.” (NIV)

Devotional: The second barrier to unity with Christ: unbelief

3 August 2018

There are two great barriers in practically applying the truths of our identification with Christ: ignorance and unbelief. To overcome our ignorance, we need the Word of God, and give ourselves without reservation in letting God write the truths of His Word on our hearts. But it's not enough to know the truth. We must also believe the truth.

Devotional: The cross: the key to all wisdom

1 August 2018

Anyone who takes away from the truths concerning the death of Jesus on the cross is taking away the key to knowledge and keeping God's people from their inheritance. How then can we enter into this knowledge? The answer is simple and practical. We must give ourselves to the study of God's Word.

Devotional: The first barrier: ignorance

30 July 2018

I believe there are two great barriers that commonly keep God's people from their inheritance, from entering into all God has provided for us through the death of Jesus. The first of these barriers is the barrier of ignorance. This problem already troubled God's people under the old covenant. Under the old covenant, too, God had made total provision for the needs of all His people that they

Devotional: God's set purpose and foreknowledge

27 July 2018

The death of Jesus was no accident. It was the fulfilment of the set purpose of God. What was God's set purpose in the death of Jesus? The essence is that the death of Jesus represented a divinely ordained exchange ‑ the expression of God's infinite grace and mercy to the human race. By this exchange, God made to meet together upon Jesus, on the cross, the rebellion of the whole human race, and

Devotional: Destined for glory

25 July 2018

When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. We already share His glory, but it can't be seen. It's in the unseen invisible world. But when Christ appears in visible glory, then our glory too will be manifested.

Devotional: God's secret hidden wisdom

23 July 2018

Today we begin to take a look at what I call God's secret hidden wisdom ‑ through which alone we can comprehend all that has been made ours through our identification with Jesus. This is really one of my favourite themes in the New Testament because before God revealed Himself to me I was a professional philosopher and I was seeking after the very thing that Paul speaks about here ‑ the wisdom of

Devotional: A life of sacrifice

20 July 2018

Jesus' earthly ministry only lasted three and a half years. But His ministry as a King and a Priest has already lasted nearly two thousand years and is going to go on throughout eternity. And we're invited not only to share with Jesus His earthly ministry but through our identification with Him to enter the eternal heavenly ministry as kings and priests.

Devotional: A kingdom of priest

18 July 2018

You are identified not only with the resurrection life and ministry of Jesus but also with His ascension life and ministry in heaven. When Jesus ascended to heaven and took His place on the throne with the Father, He entered into His two supreme unique and final ministries. He became King and Priest. And in this also, we are invited to identify ourselves with Jesus.

Devotional: We are a new creation in Christ

16 July 2018

We are Christ's official representatives here on earth. On the resurrection Sunday evening Jesus said to His disciples, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." Just as Jesus was the personal representative of the Father on earth, so before He went back to the Father in heaven, He appointed His disciples to be His personal representatives on earth. They were related to

Devotional: A reconciled reconciler

13 July 2018

Jesus said, "Just as the Father sent Me, I'm sending you. In other words, the relationship that existed between the Father and Me will be the same relationship that exists between Me and you, My disciples." What does that mean? It means that exactly what was true of the relationship of Jesus to the Father should be true of us to Jesus. First of all, we do not speak our own words. We speak words

Devotional: Just as the Father has sent Me

11 July 2018

Let us look at the practical outworking of our identification with Jesus in our daily living as believers or as disciples. How does it affect the way we live? What kind of a person should we be? One of the most exciting and also challenging statements of the New Testament in this regard is found in John chapter 20, verses 19 ‑ 22.

Devotional: Born into the New Order

9 July 2018

In a natural birth, what part of the body comes forth first? We all know it’s the head. But when the head emerges, the body is going to follow. And so in this spiritual birth, out of death, Jesus, the head of the body emerged first. But what does that tell us? That we who are united with Him as our head will follow Him in that birth into that new order of creation. We'll follow Him into all that

Devotional: Up is down

6 July 2018

One day I found myself in an elevator in a large hotel on the ground floor which was getting ready to go up. I looked at the buttons that selected the floor and I saw that there was a button which had a letter on it ‑ the letter "B." And I was inwardly asking myself, "Well, what does "B" stand for?" It was like immediately the Holy Spirit gave me an inward answer and He said this, "'B' stands for

Let’s press on to know the Lord

4 July 2018

Being baptized is being buried with Christ. It's being united with Him in His death and the scriptures give us the guarantee, if we are united with Him in burial, then we will also follow through with Him into resurrection, into a new life. So we're identified with Jesus, first in His burial and then in His resurrection. We go down into the water for burial. We come up out of the water for

Devotional: Buried and resurrected

2 July 2018

Jesus said that He would be like Jonah. And as Jonah was three days in the belly of the fish, so He would be three days in the belly of the earth. That's a kind of pictorial presentation of the truth that Jesus would be raised on the third day. But the only place I know in the Old Testament where it's specifically stated, is in the prophet Hosea chapter 6, verses 1 and 2

Devotional: Jesus died my death, so I now can live His life

29 June 2018

We’ve seen that in every one of us lives a rebel. Jesus was actually identified with that rebel and then He paid the penalty for the rebel's sin. Our old, rebellious, fallen, incorrigible nature was put to death in Jesus. This is so vividly stated by Paul in Romans, chapter 6, verses 6 through 8: "For we know that our old self was crucified with him [that's with Jesus], so that the body of sin

Devotional: From death to life

27 June 2018

Today we will begin to study the final aspect of the exchange, summed up in the words: from death to life. Jesus died our death that we might enter into his life.

Devotional: The way is open!

25 June 2018

The moment Jesus died, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. What did that curtain of the temple represent? It represented the separation between a holy God and sinful man. But through the death of Jesus, He obtained for us, acceptance and the evidence of acceptance was the splitting of that curtain, and it was split, the Scripture carefully says, from top to bottom.

Devotional: We are accepted through His broken heart

22 June 2018

Jesus made possible this transition from rejection to acceptance because on the cross He bore our rejection. Actually, that was His ultimate agony. That was the thing that broke His heart and caused Him to die.

Devotional: From rejection to acceptance

20 June 2018

One aspect of this exchange is summed up in the phrase, from rejection to acceptance. Rejection is something which all of us experience at some time, but often we do not recognize it. Personally, I would say that rejection is the commonest emotional and spiritual problem and cause of suffering in our contemporary culture. Essentially, rejection is the feeling of being unwanted, unworthy...

Devotional: From poverty to prosperity (2)

18 June 2018

Abundance is, to have more than you need so you're able to give and share with others. It's not for selfish ends; it's not to gratify materialism or selfishness, it's to enable us to enjoy the greater blessing of giving. So many Christians are just receivers, they never give. They miss that greater blessing.

Devotional: From poverty to prosperity

15 June 2018

Jesus was not 'rich' in the sense of having a large bank account or possessions. But He certainly had abundance. He was able to feed about twelve thousand people with five loaves and two fishes. That is not poverty. He was never worried. He was never under pressure. He never panicked.He never doubted that His Father's goodness would supply everything He needed. And the Father never failed Him.

Devotional: Jesus took your pain, suffering and sickness

13 June 2018

On the cross, Jesus bore our spiritual burden, our sins, but He also bore the physical. By His wounds, you have been healed. Jesus endured the physical wounding of His body that He might be able to offer us physical healing for our bodies and it's significant that Peter places that in the perfect tense. It's a finished fact: by His wounds, you have been healed.

Devotional: From sickness to healing

11 June 2018

According to Deuternomomy 28 every kind of sickness and disease is part of the curse. Logically, therefore, if Jesus bore the curse for us, then he bore our sicknesses, both mental and physical, and sure enough, that's exactly what the Bible declares!

Devotional: Do you live in the full blessing?

8 June 2018

If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, could it be that you are enduring curses instead of enjoying blessings? Could it be that you've never realized what Christ accomplished for you on the cross when he redeemed you from all the curses of the broken law and made open to you all the blessings of his obedience? I suggest to you to ponder and ask yourself that question.

Devotional: The blessing that follows righteousness

6 June 2018

Through Jesus, God is offering us an exchange between sin and righteousness. 2nd Corinthians 5:21: "God made him [Jesus] who had no sin to be sin for us. so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." (NIV)

Devotional: From curse to blessing

4 June 2018

"All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law." (NIV) In other words, if you're relying on keeping the law to make you righteous, then you have to keep the entire law all the time, but if you fail in any point at any time, then you come under the curse which is due to those who

Devotional: Only through His righteousness!

1 June 2018

"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." (NIV) No condemnation, there's nothing held against us. We're not guilty on any charge, we are acquitted on all accounts. We don't appear before God trying to do our best or brushing up our own righteousness, but we're wrapped around with the robe of God's righteousness in Jesus.

Devotional: I am righteous with His righteousness!

30 May 2018

I'm deeply impressed and touched by the phrase from Isaiah 53 that says, "yet it was the Lord's will to crush him and cause him to suffer.” That's an astonishing statement because how could God take pleasure in that awful scene of suffering? And yet it was so. It was the Lord's will because that was the only way through that divinely ordained exchange by which Jesus became the guilt offering.

Devotional: From sin to righteousness

28 May 2018

The Lord made the soul of Jesus on the cross a guilt offering. Now the word in Hebrew that's translated ‘guilt offering’ means both ‘guilt’ and ‘guilt offering’. It's one and the same word. To understand that we have to look at the picture of how sin offerings and guilt offerings were carried out under the Mosaic Law.

Devotional: The blessings of forgiveness

25 May 2018

"Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him." Notice there isn't a man who hasn't sinned, because there is not such a man. But "blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him" We have to bear in mind that we have to be absolutely sincere, open and honest with God. It's not good trying to trick or fool God with mere external religious appearance.

Devotional: Jesus our Mercy Seat

23 May 2018

The sacrifices that were offered under the Old Covenant could not finally take away sin. But in them, there was a remembrance of sins every year and each Day of Atonement for the Jewish people. Their sins were covered for one more year, but never finally dealt with. The only way that sin could finally be dealt with was by the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus on the cross where God demonstrated

Devotional: From punishment to peace

17 May 2018

Jesus was punished for our sins because he became our substitute. You see, man's sin and God's mercy together created a problem that only God Himself could solve. God longs to be merciful. He longs to forgive. But at the same time, justice is the very foundation of His throne, and God cannot do anything on any other basis but that of perfect justice. He cannot compromise his own justice to forgive

Devotional: Shalom!

16 May 2018

God brought His judgement upon Jesus, for us. Now, what is our part of the exchange, our rebellion and all its evil consequences that came upon Jesus? And what phrase or word can we use to describe that which God has made available to us on the basis of the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus on the cross?

Devotional: Turn your way His way!

14 May 2018

The common basic guilt of the human race is rebellion. It's not that we've all committed certain specific sins like murder, adultery, or stealing. There may be many fine people by human standards who've never committed sins like that. But the one thing we've all done is we've all turned to our own way. But the Lord saved us!

Devotional: The divinely ordained exchange

11 May 2018

Isaiah 53 verses 4, 5, and 6, are the very heart of the prophetic message about Jesus Christ. It says: "Surely he,". The Hebrew wording is such that all the emphasis is placed on the "he." ‑ "Surely he." In other words look away from yourself. There is no solution to your problems in yourself. Don't dwell on your problem, don't bend and bow beneath the burden of your guilt and all your problems.

Devotional: Amazing accuracy

9 May 2018

Isaiah 53 gives with amazing accuracy the details of his death. It says "he was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death," but the remarkable fact is that in the original Hebrew the word wicked is in the plural but the word rich is singular. True enough in the record of the gospels, Jesus was crucified with the two thieves, the two wicked men, but then his tomb was the

Devotional: He did it!

7 May 2018

Isaiah 53 emphasizes that the sufferings of Jesus on the cross so vividly described there were substitutionary ‑ it was not for his own sake. There's a form of speech in the Hebrew language here used which particularly emphasizes the "he". It places all the emphasizes on the "he,"‑ "He took all our infirmities," "he was pierced for transgressions, he was crushed for iniquities; the punishment that

Reflection: No beauty or majesty…

4 May 2018

What was the ultimate purpose for which Jesus became the Son of Man ‑ and why could God's purpose only be fulfilled in this way? Even the closest disciples of Jesus failed to understand this purpose until after his death and resurrection. Nevertheless, the whole plan of God was unfolded in amazing detail and accuracy by the prophet Isaiah 700 years before it was actually fulfilled in history.

Reflection: Immanuel - Son of Man and Son of God

2 May 2018

Jesus was the Son of Man, but also the Son of God. It portrays a unique combination of humanity with divinity. In Luke, chapter 3, Jesus is traced right back to the ‘Son of Adam, the Son of God’. He was the representative of the whole human race. He became totally identified with all humanity, not merely with his own Jewish people.

Reflection: One with the Son of Man Son of Man, in humility and glory

30 April 2018

Jesus called Himself the Son of Man. The Bible shows an interesting paradox of the Son of Man representing frailty and weakness and yet being the one who the Jewish people looked for to as the one who would restore the kingdom to Israel and become the ruler of all nations. Now that we are united with Christ by faith, we also identify with these two aspects of Him, the Son of Man.

Reflection: The Son of Man

27 April 2018

Have you ever stopped to consider what title Jesus used most often of Himself? It was not Savior, or Messiah, or Son of God ‑ but ‑ Son of Man. Isn't that remarkable? Actually, this title occurs about 80 times in the gospels. This phrase or title, Son of Man, has a background in the Old Testament scriptures. It's found in the book of Daniel, chapter 7, verses 13 and 14. This chapter records a...

New Series: One with Christ!

25 April 2018

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is essential to the Christian faith. Because it’s so vital, this series of devotionals will help you to understand more clearly the full significance of the death of Jesus. But in these reflections, Derek doesn’t only share theory. These reflections will help you to enter more fully into all that Jesus obtained for you by His death.

Devotional: A new commandment

23 April 2018

We're all going to have to answer to God one day for our lives ‑ what we've done, the way we've lived. But there are only two possible categories that our actions will fall into ‑ either good or bad. So don't be deceived. Don't think there's moral neutrality in the way you live. There is no moral neutrality. Everything you and I do is either good or bad and we're going to answer to God for it.

Devotional: There are only two sources

20 April 2018

If we love the Father, we will not love this present world order. If we love this present world order, we cannot say we love the Father. They are mutually exclusive. Every one of those pairs of opposites that we have looked at is mutually exclusive. That's characteristic of God's moral categories.

Devotional: All unrighteousness is sin

18 April 2018

One clear‑cut opposition that's all the way through this epistle of John is between sin and righteousness. John says in one part of it, "All unrighteousness is sin." It's like if you want to know what is crooked, the best way is simply to point out what is straight. And then you say, "Anything that deviates from what is straight is crooked." It doesn't matter whether it deviates 10 degrees or 15

Devotional: Clear‑cut opposition ‑ light or darkness

16 April 2018

A friend of mine who's a fellow preacher, was once asked, "Do you believe in the new morality?" And he paused for a moment and thought carefully and then he said, "Well, if you can think of one new sin I could believe in the new morality." So let's look at some of these clear‑cut opposites in God's categorization as they're illustrated in the First Epistle of John. First John, chapter 1, verse 5

Devotional: Do not throw away your confidence!

13 April 2018

In Hebrews 10, verses 35 through 39, the writer gives a very solemn warning. in that warning there are just two possibilities, and only two. We go on believing to salvation or preservation; or we shrink back to destruction. And everyone who's become a believer is then in that category ‑ either to go on believing to full salvation or to shrink back to destruction.

Devotional: No unequal yoke

11 April 2018

We have seen how God makes a distinction between the one who believes, and he who does not believe. Let’s give thanks to God for His grace of saving faith, because there's a dividing line between salvation and condemnation. I want to apply now this principle of belief versus unbelief in a simple, practical area of daily life ‑ that is marriage.

Devotional: Believers and non-believers

9 April 2018

God thinks in certain categories. The basic, spiritual category, I believe, in Scripture, is this: it's faith or unbelief. Now, most people today with the current world outlook don't think in those terms. They say, "He's a nice man," or "He's a clever man," or "He's a sincere man." But they're not talking in terms of faith or unbelief. But that I believe is God's basic view of the human race.

What The Resurrection Means for Us #5: Our Goal

5 April 2018

Today we will take a final look at the importance of Jesus’ resurrection – and what it means for each of us. The third fact about the resurrection is that it is the goal of our Christian living. Probably all of us would agree that we are not more committed to the Lord than Paul was. He was an apostle, he had seen the Lord, he had gifts of the Holy Spirit operating in his life, and he had preached

What The Resurrection Means for Us #4: We Shall Be Like Him

4 April 2018

There will be a revelation of the resurrected, glorified Christ to the believers who are waiting for Him that will be transforming in its power. It will transform those mortal bodies into immortal bodies, those weak bodies into strong bodies, those bodies of humiliation into bodies of glory, those corruptible bodies into incorruptible bodies.

What The Resurrections Means For Us #3: The second coming of Christ

3 April 2018

As we have seen yesterday, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is our guarantee that we will share in His resurrection because we are united to Him. In the New Testament, the resurrection of righteous believers is always closely associated with the second coming of Christ. The Greek word parousia is normally used for this second coming. Parousia means literally “presence.”

What the resurrection means for us #2: Our Guarantee

2 April 2018

Today we will take another look at the importance of Jesus’ resurrection – and what it means for each of us. The second thing we need to see is that Christ’s resurrection is the guarantee of our resurrection: “And He [Jesus] is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the pre-eminence” (Colossians 1:18).

What the Resurrection Means for Us #1: The Sure Seal

1 April 2018

Some Christians have the attitude that all we receive through salvation is here and now. But Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:19 that if our expectations are limited only to this life then “we are of all men the most to be pitied. If there is no resurrection, then we are miserable. We have no hope. The grave is our goal. But thank God there is a resurrection!

Lent Reflection: You are on the winning side!

31 March 2018

Lamentations is a tragic book. But it is good for us to make up our minds that there will not be a book of lamentations over our own country. In Lamentations 3 we read: Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him!’ The Lord is good to

Lent Reflection: Christ is your life

30 March 2018

The course of our lives is determined by that on which our minds are focused. Things may seem to be difficult or going against us outwardly, but we are connected to Jesus. By faith through the Holy Spirit, we have an inward source of life, and we are being continually renewed by this life within us, which is the resurrected, glorified Christ.

Lent Reflection: Your kingdom come

29 March 2018

Adam was created in the likeness and image of God to show forth God’s likeness to creation and to exercise God’s authority on His behalf. Yet he lost his dominion and became a slave to Satan and sin when he obeyed the devil rather than God. Now, the Lord Jesus Christ has left us with the authority and the responsibility to be the executors of His purposes on earth.

Lent Reflection: Make Satan Nervous

28 March 2018

We have a legal, scriptural right to storm the gates of hell, to take them and possess them in the name of Jesus. There is nothing that makes the devil more afraid than the prospect of the saints of God discovering this fact and starting to do it. It is up to us, and it is in our power, to administer the defeat Christ has already inflicted. I believe both heaven and hell are waiting for us to do

Lent Reflection: Losing Sight of Jesus’ Victory

27 March 2018

The cross is the basis of God’s total provision and the basis of Satan’s total defeat. When we as Christians lose sight of the victory Jesus won for us at Calvary, we can no longer seek and experience the benefits provided by the cross, nor be capable of administering Christ’s defeat to Satan.

Lent Reflection: The Ultimate Demonstration of God’s Love

26 March 2018

Perhaps you have experienced some doubts about God’s love for you. Those doubts will never be fully resolved until you have grasped the full measure of the condition you were in when Christ died for you. The cross is not only the demonstration of God’s love for us. It is also the demonstration of our value and worth to Him. Most people would agree that the value of any item is based upon what

Lent Reflection: Deliverance from Guilt

24 March 2018

Satan’s greatest weapon against humanity is guilt. Thankfully, Jesus’ victory over guilt was complete— accomplished by His work on the cross. Through the death of Jesus, God provided for two areas of forgiveness to deliver us from our guilt. One has to do with our past guilt; the other, with our future guilt. First, God made provision for the past, all our acts of disobedience were punished in

Lent Reflection: Release of Supernatural Grace

23 March 2018

It is easy to preach Christ as the great Teacher or as the wonderful Healer, but that message alone does not get the job done. We must preach Christ crucified. The cross is the ultimate in weakness. We cannot imagine anything weaker than a man dying in agony on a cross, breathing his last. Most of us want God’s wisdom and strength, but we still want to hold on to our own wisdom and strength as we

Lent Reflection: You’re a legal heir

22 March 2018

What Jesus has done is perfect—but our appropriation of it is progressive. Legally, we inherited everything when we were born again. We became a child of God, an heir of God and a co-heir with Jesus Christ. The entire inheritance is legally ours, but experientially, we do not yet possess it all.

Lent Reflection: A complete sacrifice

21 March 2018

The New Testament presents us with a number of different reasons why nothing must ever be allowed to take the place of the cross. The first aspect of the cross that we must keep central is that it represents one perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice. The one sacrifice of Jesus releases the total abundance of God’s mercy and provision

Lent Reflection: Foolishness of the cross

20 March 2018

The result of Paul’s ministry in Corinth was tremendous. The whole city was stirred. Historians estimate that quite early in Corinth’s Christian community, there were probably twenty-five thousand believers. What made the difference? The message: Jesus Christ crucified.

Lent Reflection: Faith Will Be Tested

19 March 2018

I have to tell you, reluctantly, faith will be tested. Untested faith is of no value in the sight of God. There is only one way to learn endurance in your walk of faith, and that is by enduring. But if we endure, and when we come through the testing of our faith successfully, we will fulfil what we have been created for. Our lives will bring praise, honour and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lent Reflection: Hold on to Jesus

17 March 2018

Faith relates us to Jesus. In the original languages of both Greek and Hebrew, faith is not primarily a doctrinal issue. It is a matter of character. We have it all wrong in our evangelical thinking. We tend to talk about faith as an intellectual embracing of certain doctrines. However, faith is primarily a matter of character.

Lent Reflection: Faith relates to the unseen

16 March 2018

In 2 Corinthians 5:7, Paul says, ‘We walk by faith, not by sight.’ Notice that these are alternatives. When we see, we do not need to believe. We only need to believe when we do not see. We are walking by what we believe.

Lent Reflection: Never give up

15 March 2018

Hope is very important because every true Christian should be an optimist. If someone is a pessimist, actually it is a denial of their faith. I define hope this way: A confident expectation of good based on the Word of God. Every one of us who is a true believer has a confident expectation of good. No matter what happens in this life, we are going to be with Jesus forever.

Lent Reflection: The relationship between faith and hope

14 March 2018

It‘s fairly common for us to say, ‘I have great faith in my doctor,’ or, ‘I have faith in a political party,’ or faith in something else. It is legitimate to talk about placing confidence in that way. But it is not the scriptural way to use the word faith. In the Bible faith is always based on the Word of God.

Lent Reflection: God‘s universal requirement

13 March 2018

People may ask for a definition of what righteousness is. In many ways, it is like asking to know what crooked is. To answer that question, I would simply show you a straight line. Anything that deviates from that straight line is crooked. It may deviate by one degree or it may deviate by ninety degrees, but it is still crooked. In the same way, all unrighteousness is sin.

Lent Reflection: Don’t be too busy. Be free!

12 March 2018

Most people are too busy. I’m busy, but I’m not too busy . Did you know that it isn’t spiritual to be too busy? It may impress people, but it’s not spiritual. God only made you one person, and you’ll never do two persons’ jobs satisfactorily, no matter how hard you try. I read a little article by Jamie Buckingham in his church bulletin about his decision to give up doing the ‘urgent’’ in order to

Lent Reflection: Don’t try to help God

10 March 2018

Faith is received as a gift but it’s matured by walking in steps of obedience. Romans 4 speaks about the steps of the faith of our father Abraham. One thing that has become very clear to me is that faith is not a static condition. It’s not sitting on a church pew and saying, ‘I’ve got it.’ Faith is a walk in which one step follows another. Abraham is called the father of all of us who believe – if

Lent Reflection: The Spirit of Christ

9 March 2018

The mark that makes us God’s is not speaking in tongues, nor is it working miracles, nor is it preaching tremendous sermons. It’s having the Spirit of Christ. If I were to ask myself what the Spirit of Christ was like, I would have to say it was a meek spirit, it was a humble spirit, it was a gentle spirit. It certainly was not arrogant, self-assertive, or self-pleasing. And that, I believe, is

Lent Reflection: Denying yourself

8 March 2018

If you want to follow Christ, the first thing you’ve got to do is deny yourself. You have to say, ‘No!’ You cannot be a self-pleaser and a Christ pleaser. It’s impossible.

Lent Reflection: The Scriptural Mark of Strength

7 March 2018

If I’m a Christian, my first motive is not to get away with as much as I can legally get away with, my first motive is to please Jesus Christ in all that I do. The spirit of this age is, ‘Get what you can for yourself. Let the weak take care of themselves.’ But God says the opposite. It’s not how much you can do, but rather how much you can bear the weakness of others.

Lent Reflection: Remorse or Repentance?

6 March 2018

Did you know there can be a false repentance, which we call remorse? Let’s consider the example of Esau, described in Hebrews 12. The Greek makes it clear that he was not seeking the place of repentance, but he was seeking the blessing. He was rejected because he found no place—no way—to repent. In this life, people can pass the point where it is possible for them to change.

Lent Reflection: Consecrate a fast and seek God

5 March 2018

God has an answer to the desperate needs and pressures of this time. It is His answer for the satanic, ungodly forces that are coming against His people from so many areas. The prophet Joel gives us a brief but comprehensive overview of God’s purposes for His people in these last days. Joel opens with a scene of total disaster and desolation. But God then reveals His remedy in Joel 2:12.

Lent Reflection: God’s divine intervention

3 March 2018

Esther is a beautiful pattern for us today. God is looking for men and for women like Esther who realize the critical nature of our situation and turn to God with their fellow believers in prayer and fasting. Prayer and fasting can still call forth divine intervention on behalf of His people and the critical situation in the world today, just as much as it did in the days of Esther.

Lent Reflection: Fasting Can Change History

2 March 2018

In history, many Christians have used Lent as a time for fasting. Fasting is a biblical way for self-humbling, but it can also affect the destiny of cities, nations and empires. Our first example is from the book of Jonah. God called Jonah, the Israelite prophet, to go to Nineveh, a Gentile city and the capital of the Assyrian Empire: On the first day, Jonah started into the city. He...

Lent Reflection: Who is the Master in your Life?

1 March 2018

Paul realized that he had to bring his carnal nature into subjection if he was going to succeed in his divine calling. This leaves every one of us with a question: Which is the master and which is the servant in each of us? Is the body the master and the Spirit just the servant? I will tell you this: your body makes a wonderful servant, but a terrible master!

Lent Reflection: How Fasting Changes you

28 February 2018

The extent of what God can do through you does not depend on our thinking or imagining. It depends on His supernatural power being released in us and through you. The key is knowing how to release the power of the Holy Spirit and become channels or instruments through which He can work without hindrance.

Lent Reflection: Victory through Fasting

27 February 2018

Before Jesus entered His public ministry, there were two critical experiences through which He passed. The first was when He was endued with the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit for His ministry. But, Jesus still did not immediately go out and begin to minister. The second experience was forty days of fasting in the desert. If Jesus had to practice fasting for victory, I do not see how...

Lent Reflection: Hating God’s enemies

26 February 2018

If you’re prepared to tolerate the devil, you’ll have to tolerate him!

Lent Reflection: Killing the bullock

24 February 2018

The last three verses of Isaiah 53 give the spiritual significance of what’s happened at the cross, the purpose of God which was accomplished. . . . when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. Now in order to understand the implication of that, you have to be just aware of the

Lent Reflection: Somebody Do Something!

23 February 2018

You say to yourself, ‘I have made a commitment to care for orphans, widows and the poor. Now, what do I do?’ First, assess your abilities—teaching, building, painting, cooking, listening, budgeting—and find a place to offer those talents. It doesn’t matter if you are a ‘one talent’ person (80 percent of us are!). What matters is that you use that talent to bless others and serve those in need.

Lent Reflection: Care for single mothers

22 February 2018

The key to happiness is not being loved, it is having someone to love. That’s what makes life exciting. You see, selfishness is a key to misery. You can be very spiritual, very committed, and still be pretty miserable. But there are people not very far from you who need your love.

Lent Reflection: The key to Revival

21 February 2018

Faith is not complicated, not theology—just be concerned about the people who need you. I really believe this message is the key to releasing revival in Britain. You’ve got thousands of wonderful Christians who just sit in church chairs and sing hymns. What about the people who really need you?

Lent Reflection: Humble your soul

20 February 2018

Throughout the Bible, God requires His people to humble themselves before Him. One important feature of all these Scriptures is that the responsibility to humble ourselves is placed upon us. James 4:10 says: Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. (James 4:10 NIV)

Lent Reflection: Don't be indifferent to the poor

19 February 2018

Failure to defend the fatherless is in the same category as idolatry and adultery.

Lent Reflection: God cares about the needy. Do you?

17 February 2018

We don’t realise how passionately God cares for those who are oppressed. Share His passion!

Lent Reflection: Repentance - decision followed by action

16 February 2018

Some believers never really change their mind. They are still making decisions based on this point of view: ‘If I do this, what will it do for me?’ If someone has truly repented, that is not the way they think. Instead they think, ‘If I do this, will it glorify Jesus?’ How is this in your life?

Lent Reflection: Repent from dead works

15 February 2018

Faith alone gives life to what we believe and what we do.

Lent Reflection: Repent and Believe

14 February 2018

Lent is a time of reflection on our relationship with God. These Lent Reflections are a special selection of teachings by Derek Prince to help you prepare for Easter.

Devotional: Think outside of your box!

12 February 2018

The way we categorize things or persons has a tremendous influence on how we relate to them or deal with them. If we categorize them one way, we'll have a negative attitude. If we categorize them another way, we'll have a positive attitude to the same thing or person. Let's suppose I'm white, a Democrat and a Catholic and I meet a man who is black, a Democrat, and a Catholic. If I categorize him

Devotional: God’s saving mercy

9 February 2018

God is giving all of us an opportunity to get ready to be reconciled with God before the judgement comes. Therefore, He calls us not to reject His mercy, but to repent; to submit our own thoughts and to change our mind. But because people don't see God's judgment immediately manifested, they think God is not going to judge and they can safely go on in evil. But that is a complete misunderstanding

Devotional: He who loves God, hates evil

7 February 2018

Earlier, we talked about two apparent opposites in God’s character. These opposites, God’s mercy and His severity, or sternness, run all through the Bible. Some people got the idea in the Old Testament God was severe and in the New Testament, He wasn't. That's completely incorrect. In Isaiah 45:21, God says: "There is no other God besides Me, a just God and a Savior." (NKJ)

Devotional: Mercy combined with justice

5 February 2018

The psalmist said, "I will sing of the mercy of the Lord forever." But at the same time you must never be blinded to the fact that there is another side to God which is manifested when He sees fit. And that's His severity and His judgment.

Devotional: Let nothing go to waste!

2 February 2018

If we want to learn to think as God thinks, we will pay attention to the little things and be faithful in it before we even begin to think of the bigger ones. This is also an important inspiration when it comes to our attitude and our testimony to people who do not know Jesus. God's heart desires to save every person

Devotional: God counts the hairs on your head

31 January 2018

God's has tremendous attention to details. Not even one sparrow falls to the ground without God the Father. Somebody said once, and it's really stayed with me, "God takes time out to attend the sparrow's funeral." We could just drive past the body of a sparrow by the wayside and not think more about it, but God cares even for that little, insignificant sparrow.

Devotional: Being faithful in little things

29 January 2018

God examines the tiniest details of our lives and only when He can pass those, is He prepared to grant us promotion to more important things. I find so few Christians really have grasped this principle, but it is brought out in a very well-known parable, the parable of the talents, which is found in Matthew 25, verses 14 through 29. It shows that God is concerned how we handle little things.

Devotional: God is in the details!

26 January 2018

Somebody said once, "Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains." I think that's God's genius. God has literally an infinite capacity for taking pains. He takes as many pains with the smallest thing in the universe as with the entire universe. Jesus taught this in a practical sense in Luke 16, verse 10, and I'm going to read two different versions because I think each of them brings out an as

Devotional: For His Glory and Satisfaction!

24 January 2018

What does God want? I wonder if you've ever thought about that. What is the ultimate purpose of everything in the universe? It is God's glory and God's satisfaction. Somebody said once, "A person who does not exist for God's glory has no right to exist at all." I believe that's true. I want to state what I believe is God's first and ultimate objective, and it is, His own glory and satisfaction.

Devotional: Let God’s Word revolutionize your thinking!

22 January 2018

In the following days, I'm going to explain certain specific areas of our thinking that need to change in order to align our thoughts with God. In other words, I'm going to consider what is included in that great, all‑embracing concept of our thoughts. How can we classify our thoughts? What are the different kinds of thoughts or ways that we can learn from the Word of God?

Devotional: Everything works together for good

19 January 2018

God wants to produce in us an eternal kind of goodness, primarily a moral goodness, something that will stand the test of eternity, something that will not fade and wither at the end of this life. He is always working in your life and in mine for results that are eternal. We have to bear that in mind. Many times we pass through troubles and problems and situations and we say, "God, I don't...

Devotional: From change of thinking to speaking, to acting…

19 January 2018

God has invited us to have fellowship with Him, but we have also seen the huge gap between His thoughts and our thoughts. The first step to align our thoughts with Him, is through repentance. In connection with this process, I want to introduce you to another important Biblical word which is the word, "meditation." I want to suggest to you that meditation actually means, in the Bible, learning to

Devotional: The Eternal before the Temporal

17 January 2018

Paul says there are two categories of things that come into our lives ‑ the temporary and the eternal. And he says, "God is working in us His eternal purposes but only as long as we look, not at the things which are seen, the temporal, but at the things which are not seen, the eternal." So, where we focus our gaze makes all the difference on how God is able to deal with us. Only if we keep our

Devotional: Your Kingdom Come!

17 January 2018

God’s first priority is the coming of His Kingdom. This is exemplified by the Lord’s Prayer. In Matthew 6, verses 9 and 10, Jesus told His disciples how to pray. He set them a pattern of prayer. Before any of our own personal ambitions or needs, we are to put God's kingdom‑ the coming of God's kingdom, as priority number one for this earth and especially for God's servants on this earth. That's

Devotional: The first step: repentance

15 January 2018

There can be no forgiveness of sins without repentance, that is without our changing our minds and the way that we think. After his resurrection, Jesus told His disciples in Luke 24:47, repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in His Name to all nations beginning at Jerusalem. And then on the Day of Pentecost, in Acts 2, in verse 38, when the convicted but unconverted multitude said to

Devotional: Repent!... and then believe

15 January 2018

Repentance means literally "to change your mind," that is "to change the way you think." And all through the New Testament, this is stated as the primary requirement for reconciliation with God. There is no way for man, with all his different ways and thoughts to be reconciled with God unless he changes the way he thinks; that is, unless he repents.

Devotional: An everlasting sign

12 January 2018

We're looking at God's wonderful blessings when we align our thoughts with His thoughts. His promises are beautiful. Still in Isaiah 55, in the next verse, God pictures fruitfulness. He says, "Instead of the thorn bush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow." So, there'll be a change in what's produced. It used to be the thorn bush and the brier, now it will be the

Devotional: Priority n° 1: the Kingdom of God

12 January 2018

The first priority of God, in all His dealings with the human race and with this world of ours, is to bring God's kingdom into being on earth. And I want to emphasize "on earth," because I think many Christians have got a wrong priority. Their priority is to get to heaven. Well, that's important but I don't believe that's really God's priority. It may be a stage in the process but God's real

Devotional: What is the essence of sin?

10 January 2018

Sin, in its essence, is failure to achieve the objectives of creation ‑ first, God's glory, and second, excellence. If you don't see it in that context, you'll always have a very incomplete and superficial concept of what sin is. Let me say that again therefore. Sin is the failure to achieve the two primary objectives of the Creator ‑ first of all, His own glory, and second, excellence. This is

Devotional: Do you want to be wise in what is good?

10 January 2018

Faith achieves the two purposes which sin failed to achieve. First it gives glory to God. Second, it enables us to achieve God's standard of excellence. What a great power is faith in our life; a power that protects us against the corruption of sin and helps us to pursue God's measure of excellence in all things!

Devotional: Let the Word of God have its fruit in your life!

8 January 2018

I want to speak about the ongoing results that are produced in our experience when we receive God's Word and let it do its work in our hearts and minds. These are some of the beautiful results that it will produce: in verse 12, God says: "You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, all the trees of the field will clap their hands."

Devotional: Do you want to be excellent?

5 January 2018

every major stage in creation was followed by divine inspection. God inspected His own work, and only when He was satisfied with its excellence did He continue The principle is, the whole is more than the sum of the parts. Each part was good, but when all parts were brought together in harmony with God's design and God's purpose, the completed whole was more good than each of the individual parts.

Devotional: Give the snow of God’s Word the time to melt…

5 January 2018

Let’s continue with Isaiah 55, the picture that God gives of rain and snow. We need to see that God's Word can come in either way. It can come as rain or it can come as snow. Now rain immediately soaks into the earth, waters it, starts to make it fruitful. But snow lies on the hard surface of the earth and does not immediately do anything for it. In fact, the temperature has to change. The sun has

Devotional: Let God revolutionize your thinking!

3 January 2018

In the last couple of days, we’ve seen that God invites us to walk with Him. That's a form of fellowship that God desires to have with man‑‑but this means that we have to agree with Him, for the Bible says, "Can two walk together except they be agreed?" To agree means to harmonize, to bring our ways and thoughts into line with God's. The Biblical word for changing our thinking, in this way, is "re

Devotional: Let His Word come down in your heart

3 January 2018

We’ve seen that there's a measureless gap between God's ways and thoughts and ours. How can we bridge that gap? The answer is, God provides the solution. The answers to all our questions and the solutions to all our problems are always found in God's Word. The total direction and destination for our lives are decided by this.

Devotional: Live for the good pleasure of His will!

1 January 2018

There's no higher objective in living than giving God pleasure. That God may find satisfaction in our lives is the highest objective that we can ever entertain. And when we begin to think along those lines, then we are beginning to cultivate God's ways and God's thoughts. We cannot afford to refer everything first to ourselves ‑ "What's in this for me, what will I get out of this?" The question we

Devotional: Our fundamental decision

1 January 2018

In order to walk with God, we must ‘agree’ with God. Today I'm going to share with you how God has made provision for us to do this. That's what I love about the Bible, it not merely tells us where we're wrong, but it also tells us how we can put things right. Its ultimate thrust is always positive, not negative.

Devotional: To the praise of the glory of His grace…

29 December 2017

God has a plan from eternity. It's called the good pleasure of His will and it centres around those who become His children through faith in Jesus Christ, but its objective is to the praise of the glory of God's grace. That's true whatever God does: ultimately it's for His glory. And I want to point that out particularly in connection with His grace that we receive through Jesus Christ.

Devotional: We change, but the Lord doesn’t!

29 December 2017

God is unchanging. He does not change and His ways and His thoughts are not going to be modified; they're not going to be adjusted; they're not going to be altered. That leaves only one option for you and me ‑ if we want to agree with God, if we want to bring our ways and our thoughts into line with those of God, what is the only remaining, logical option?

Devotional: Align your thinking with God’s thinking!

27 December 2017

We cannot walk with God unless we learn to harmonize with God in His ways and His thoughts. However, the Bible also makes it clear that by nature, God's ways and thoughts are quite different from ours. God says emphatically, clearly, "My thoughts are not your thoughts; my ways are not your ways. The way you think is not the way I think. Your natural ways," God says to man, "are not in harmony with

Devotional: How to walk with God? Through faith!

29 November 2017

Early on in the Old Testament, after all the sad events connected with man's fall, the first great saint of God was Enoch. He is singled out in the New Testament as an outstanding man of God. This is what the Book of Genesis says about Enoch in Genesis 5:21 through 24: "When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked...

Devotional: You are invited to walk with God

27 November 2017

We have seen that we are invited into fellowship with God. Now one way the Bible describes this fellowship is a phrase that's used a good many times one way or the other, that is, walking with God. Walking together is one common form of fellowship. And we find that as we just walk and get into step and harmonize our thoughts, our fellowship is strengthened and deepened.

Devotional: You are invited to have fellowship with God

24 November 2017

The New Testament is, in its essence, an invitation to share fellowship with God and with the apostles. This is stated very clearly at the opening of the First Epistle of John, that is 1 John, chapter 1, verses 1 through 4. The result of entering into this fellowship is fullness of joy and if we stop short of the fellowship, then we do not have the fullness of joy that God wants us to have and

Devotional: Do you want God's best? (Final)

22 November 2017

“God gives His best to those who leave the choice to Him.” Are you willing to leave the choice to your Father? These are the words of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5). Can you understand that? They do not have to grab the earth; they are going to inherit it. The grabbers will be done away with.

Devotional: Will you let God choose for you? (2)

20 November 2017

It was characteristic of Jesus that He never wanted anything except what the Father had given. There was no force that could ever take from Jesus what the Father had given. What is true of Him is true, in like measure, of you and me. What the Father has given to you and me is greater than all. Do not get nervous or uptight about the opposition.

Devotional: Will you let God choose for you?

17 November 2017

I hear so often: “I’ve got a right to this; it’s mine!” That is a natural way to think, but it is not the way to think in the kingdom of God. The only thing you will ultimately keep is what has been given to you from heaven. Why not rest, turn your face toward God, and say, “God, show me what it is your good pleasure to give me”?

Devotional: Keep the right priorities and pursue the eternal things!

15 November 2017

If you pursue the temporal riches, if you set your eyes on them and make them your goal, you are going to be sorry. You are going to pierce yourself through with many griefs. I thank God that there is an alternative to pursuing riches. We can seek the kingdom of God and let God add to us what we need, in abundance, because God is not stingy, but generous.

Devotional: How can you look at things that are not seen?

13 November 2017

Jesus is Lord of both the eternal and the temporal. He will bless us in both realms, but only if we keep our priorities right. If our priorities are wrong, then we miss the blessing of the Lord, and the Spirit of God is not able to work on us. That is why the apostle Paul encourages us to be more focused on eternal things, then on the temporary. Why? “For our light affliction, which is but for

Devotional: Set the proper priorities!

10 November 2017

Most of us are going to go through affliction; we must face that fact. When we come into trouble or affliction, it is very important that we learn to respond in the right way. We must not be distracted from the eternal by problems and troubles, but we must keep our eyes steadfastly fixed on the eternal and unseen.

Devotional: What if I don't have faith?

8 November 2017

Romans 10:17 states: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” The important thing that I want to emphasize is this: not only does faith come by hearing, but unbelief comes by hearing, too. . If you go on hearing it, it will enter into your heart and mind and will eat away your faith just like cancer eats away sound flesh. Cultivate, instead, the practice of right ...

Devotional: How do you hear?

6 November 2017

There is a very pertinent statement in Job 12:11: “Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food?” We all know that if we put something into our mouth that is bitter or unpleasant, we do not swallow it; we spit it out. What that statement in Job is saying is that our ears need to do the same to what we hear. If we hear something that is bitter, negative, or destructive to our faith, then

Devotional: What do you hear?

3 November 2017

All through the Bible, from the Old Testament into the New, the basic requirement for belonging to God’s people is hearing and obeying His voice. We will now consider more of what is involved in hearing God’s voice. Jesus said two things at different times in the Gospels. He said, “Take heed what you hear,” and later on, He said, “Take heed how you hear.” Let us examine these statements and...

Devotional: It's foolish, but...!

1 November 2017

We all long for God's blessing, and in order to receive it, we should cultivate the habit to promptly obey God’s voice. Another advice from God's Word in order to receive His blessing is: be prepared to seem foolish in the eyes of other people. Are you prepared to walk that road... and be blessed?

Devotional: Choose to receive the blessings!

27 October 2017

Moses says that the key condition to receive God's blessing is hearing and obeying the voice of God. He says if you do that, “all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you.” You do not need to pursue the blessings; they will pursue you if you cultivate hearing the voice of God.On the other hand, a little further on, in verse 15, he warns that if we fail to hear the voice of the Lord...

Devotional: Do you hear God’s Word... and obey?

25 October 2017

In a certain sense, the old Adamic nature is born deaf to the voice of God. It is not natural for the old carnal nature to hear God’s voice. It is something that must be learned and cultivated with care. The world today is full of innumerable voices that blast us, that crowd in upon us, that demand our attention. Yet, in the midst of it all, there is that still, small voice of God, which has...

Devotional: You’re no orphan anymore!

23 October 2017

I observe in the Church today that there are many who are truly born of God but who are not regularly led by God. They know the new birth, but they do not know that continuing relationship with the Holy Spirit that alone can enable them to live as mature sons of God. So, if you want God’s best, you must cultivate an ongoing relationship with the Holy Spirit as a person.

Devotional: Make friends with the Holy Spirit

20 October 2017

If you want God’s best, it's important to make friends with the Holy Spirit. For many Christians, the Holy Spirit is a kind of theological abstraction. They accept that God the Father is a person, they accept that Jesus Christ is a person, but they have no concept that the Holy Spirit is a person.

Devotional: Let God’s Word be your ‘food for thoughts’! (2)

18 October 2017

God’s ways and God’s thoughts are on the heavenly plane, and our ways and our thoughts are on the earthly plane, far below God’s. But God’s Word brings His ways and His thoughts down from heaven into our lives and hearts, producing the results we need. By nature, our thoughts are not His thoughts. How, then, can we begin to think God’s thoughts?

Devotional: Let God’s Word be your ‘food for thoughts’! (1)

16 October 2017

What a person is thinking about is going to determine the course of his or her life. If you meditate on the right things and live the right kind of life, then you will get the results that God has promised: success and prosperity—God’s best.

Devotional: Think, speak and meditate on God’s Word

13 October 2017

If you want God’s best, if you want to make your way prosperous and have good success, these are the three things you must do: think God’s Word, speak God’s Word, and act God’s Word. I put thinking first because if you do not think, you will never fully speak. If you do not think and speak, you will never fully act. The result of doing all three is success—God’s best.

Devotional: Make Jesus the Heart of the Gospel

11 October 2017

We've seen why it is important to focus on Jesus... if you want God's best. I want to give you one more reason why it is necessary to focus on Jesus. It is a very simple reason, a very practical reason, but a very important one: because the whole gospel - all the good that God has in mind for us - centers on what Jesus has done for us.

Devotional: Make Jesus your Standard and Example

9 October 2017

If you want God's best for your life, you need to focus on Jesus. We may look at Christians, but they do things that Jesus would not have done. We cannot accept them as our standard of righteousness because they are not God’s standard. To find out God’s standard of righteousness, we must keep our eyes focused on Jesus.

Devotional: Let Jesus be the focus of your life!

6 October 2017

If you want God’s best…. focus on Jesus. He is the beginner and completer of our faith. We probably all realize that Jesus is the beginner, but sometimes we forget the fact that Jesus is also the completer. If we want our faith to be completed, we have to keep on focusing on Jesus.

Devotional: Do not be satisfied with less than God has to offer!

4 October 2017

We’ve read how God thought about the indifference of Esau, who didn’t value his birthright. (See Hebrews 12:15–17) Let us now look at the opposite side, Jacob’s attitude toward what God had to offer. Jacob was a struggler, a wrestler. However, he had one key principle: he wanted God’s best.

Devotional: Do not be indifferent to what God wants to give to you

2 October 2017

Jacob and Esau were twin brothers. Yet, God loved Jacob, but hated Esau. Why? What did God see in Jacob that He approved? and second, What did God see in Esau that He disapproved? I believe this is the key: Jacob appreciated what God had to give, but Esau was indifferent.

Devotional: The key decision in your life

29 September 2017

How do you feel about the possibility of becoming a partaker of God’s own nature and escaping the corruption that is in this world through evil desires? Does that not appeal to you? God has made full provision for that. He has made it possible for you and me to do that. Everything we need has already been given to us. But the number one requirement is to want it!

Devotional: Your provision is in God's promises

27 September 2017

In the promises of God’s Word is contained all the provision we are ever going to need. You might say, “Well, if God has given us full provision, where is it?” The answer is that it is all in the promises of God’s Word. As you appropriate those promises, you discover the provision.

Devotional: Be fruitful in every good work!

25 September 2017

God’s wants us to bear fruit, to succeed in every good work, and to please Him in every way. He has also qualified us, or equipped us, to do this. This beautiful prayer by Paul will help you to pray for God's will in your life to be done.

Devotional: God's purpose for your life

22 September 2017

God wants you to have a fruitful life. Therefore, I want to share two important scriptural facts related to being productive, or to bearing fruit. I believe that if you can understand these two facts, they will create in you the faith that you need to be fully productive.

Devotional: What do you aim for?

20 September 2017

Jesus said: The man who hears God's word and understands it produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Will you be satisfied with thirty times? Do you intend to produce sixty times? Or, are you aiming for God’s best and intending to produce one hundred times?

Devotional: Do you want God's best?

18 September 2017

The theme of our new series devotionals is an incomplete sentence, “If You Want God’s Best….” The introductory word if immediately confronts you with a choice. Do you want God’s best, or do you not? Let me share with you eight things you will need to do if you decide that you really do want God’s best. The kind of life we actually experience will be determined by the inter-play of what...

Devotional: Religion That God Accepts

15 September 2017

We are prone to talk about religion in general terms, without realising that the Bible offers us a very specific definition of what God accepts as genuine religion. Often God’s use of the term is quite different from ours. God’s definition is found in James 1:27: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep ...

Devotional: Four Keys to Answered Prayer

13 September 2017

David was in deep trouble but, as so often, trouble became the source of inspiration to him. The prayer that resulted is a pattern we all need to study. In it, David provides us with four firm, unvarying reasons for believing God will answer our prayers.

Devotional: The Fifth Column

11 September 2017

The enemies of God we need to be most concerned about are not those who attack us from without, but those within our own hearts. A young man once confessed to me that he had a problem with lust. “But I rather enjoy it,” he added. “Do you think God will deliver me?” “Definitely not!” I replied. “God delivers us from our enemies, not from our friends.” We can't afford to be friends with God’s enemies

Devotional: Respect for God’s Temple

8 September 2017

Some years ago God spoke to me through Psalm 139 about the marvel of the physical body—my own body, in particular. I became concerned that I treat this masterpiece of my body with the care and honour due to it; that I maintain it in the best possible condition to fulfil its God-appointed function.

Devotional: His Purpose for Me

6 September 2017

How good to know that God has a purpose for each one of us! David does not say that the Lord will fulfil my purpose; he says that the Lord will fulfil His purpose for me. There is a great difference—I may have one purpose, God may have another. God does not guarantee that He will fulfil my purpose, only that He will fulfil His purpose.

Devotional: God Has Made Himself Available

4 September 2017

We can see God's wisdom and power manifested in countless different aspects of creation. The heavens declare His glory; the oceans manifest His power; the mountains reveal His strength; the snowflakes illustrate His wisdom. All these marvels of creation demonstrate to us God’s greatness. But there is one thing they cannot do: They cannot make God available to us.

Devotional: The Place of Blessing

1 September 2017

Many times I see God’s people crying out for His blessing and seeking it earnestly. I can sympathise with that; and yet is it not better to dwell in the place where God has commanded the blessing? Where is that place? It is where brothers dwell together in unity. To “dwell together” is much more than merely coming together for an hour or two on Sunday morning. It means sharing life together.

Devotional: Stability, Security, Rest

28 August 2017

The psalmist describes three of the most blessed provisions of God for His people: stability, security and rest. The world craves these blessings and seeks them in various ways, but never finds them in true or abiding form. Yet there is a place where we may find all three.

Devotional: Peace Through Prayer

25 August 2017

God requires all His people from every nation and every background to be concerned about the peace of one particular city: Jerusalem. For this, there is an important, practical reason. God’s purpose for this age will climax in the setting up of His Kingdom. Each time we pray the familiar words Thy Kingdom come, we are aligning ourselves with this purpose.

Devotional: Closely Compacted Together

23 August 2017

The strength of the Church rests on personal relationships, not on meetings or doctrines. What makes God’s people truly one is personal commitment: first and foremost, to the Lord Himself; second, to all who are likewise committed to Him. This mortar of personal commitment holds us together even when we disagree on doctrine, or do not meet at the same time or place. It makes us friends and comrades

Devotional: Complete Protection

21 August 2017

The Lord’s protection is from this time forth and forever. It extends throughout time and on into eternity. He protects us on each journey that we take through time. Then, when the moment comes for us to step out of time and into eternity, His presence will still be with us. He will see us safely through the narrow gates of death and out into the fullness of eternity.

Devotional: Never-Failing Help

18 August 2017

I once watched a little boy being carried on his father’s arm, and I noticed how tightly he clutched his father’s lapel. After a while, however, he fell asleep and his hand slipped away from the lapel. Yet his father continued to hold him just as securely. The boy’s security did not depend on his holding onto his father, but only on his father keeping hold of him. So is our relationship with God.

Devotional: The Key to Peace

16 August 2017

The Bible promises not just peace, but great peace. The Hebrew word for peace is shalom.It means more than just the absence of strife or war. It is connected with a root that means completeness or wholeness. So peace is wholeness, completeness. A person who has peace in this sense is a complete person and leads a full life.

Devotional: Promises That Stand the Test

14 August 2017

What comfort and assurance David offers us out of his own experience! God’s promises have been thoroughly tested.They are not mere theories, not just abstract theology. In all the different circumstances of life, they stand the test.

Devotional: Embracing God’s Commands

11 August 2017

What is your attitude toward God’s commands? Do you fear them? Resent them? Try to get away from them? That is a foolish attitude. God gave us His commands not to create problems for us, but to solve them; not to harm us, but to help us. God’s love is in His commands. David understood that. He embraced them as the tokens of God’s love for him.

Devotional: The Next Step

9 August 2017

There will be times when the world around us will be in total darkness. We will not be able to see more than a few feet in any direction. There may be unsolved problems ahead. There may be dangers around the corner. But in the midst of it all we have this guarantee: If we are sincerely obeying the Word of God as it is revealed to us in any given situation, we will never walk in the dark.

Devotional: Anchored to God’s Law

7 August 2017

Paul and Barnabas told a newly formed Christian congregation,“ We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22). Do not look for a way through life that bypasses affliction. If by any chance you should find one, it would not lead you into God’s Kingdom. David certainly did not escape the stormy waves of affliction, but he did have an anchor that held him firm in the....

Devotional: The Purpose of God’s Laws

4 August 2017

The so-called “laws”o f the universe do not result merely from the random interplay of inanimate forces. The very word law is meaningless without a lawgiver—one who enacts and enforces the law. The laws that man discerns in the universe are the visible expression of the faithfulness of the invisible Creator. Not merely does the whole universe obey the laws of God; not merely do these laws all ...

Devotional: Settled in Heaven

2 August 2017

Over many centuries man has sought through speculation and reasoning to discover the nature of God, but he has always ended in frustration. God has sovereignly chosen to reveal Himself, not to man’s reason, but to his faith. The primary channel of God’s self-revelation is the unique Book He has caused to be written, the Bible. And unique it is!

Devotional: Learning from Affliction

31 July 2017

If ever a man had to face affliction, it was David. Yet he did not become bitter or discouraged. In fact, looking back on it, he was grateful for it. David did not view affliction as a disaster. Rather, he saw it as a kind of corrective medicine. It was something he needed to adjust his life. In the Psalms, David shares with us two vitally important lessons he learned from his affliction.

Devotional: The Watershed of History

28 July 2017

When God comes onto the stage of human history, He does not descend from His throne in power and majesty and demand instant obedience. Such obedience would be motivated by fear, and would not necessarily indicate true submission from the heart. Historically, therefore, God has come among men in a variety of disguises. Those whose hearts were humble and sincere penetrated the disguise and...

Devotional: Friendship with God’s People

28 July 2017

When you tell someone you are a Christian, you may usually anticipate a certain kind of response: What denomination do you belong to? Once people have put me into one of their little religious “boxes,” their minds are no longer open to the issues that really matter.

Devotional: Time to Consider

26 July 2017

From time to time in the midst of life we need to pause and consider our ways. It is easy to become so preoccupied with an endless succession of activities that we forget our overall objectives. We devote so much attention to the individual trees in our life that we lose sight of the forest that is God’s eternal purpose.

Devotional: Revived by God’s Word

24 July 2017

Many times in the Bible, God shaped the lives of His servants by the specific, personal promises that He gave them. In each case, the course of their lives was directed by the outworking of the promises God had made. In times of darkness, they went back to these promises and lifted them up afresh to God. Does this mean God needs to be reminded by us, in case He should forget His own words?

Devotional: A Heart Set Free

21 July 2017

What does it mean to be free? Does it mean that you do anything you please at any time? We may crown self king over our lives, but we soon discover that self is only a puppet, directed by unseen powers over which it has no control. In reality, the indulgence of self is slavery to sin and to Satan.David discovered a different kind of freedom—a freedom that comes only from God.

Devotional: Choosing Life

17 July 2017

Our attitude toward life needs to be totally positive. We cannot afford to be in any way negative or pessimistic or death-oriented. How many of us realise that life requires a choice on our part? We are not free to submit to circumstances with passive indifference and say, “What comes will come.” God sets a choice before us.

Devotional: Sharing God’s Loftiness

14 July 2017

The psalmist portrays two aspects of God’s nature that seem opposite, yet are beautifully combined in Him. On one side is God’s lofty grandeur. He is enthroned on high. He humbles Himself merely to look down at things in heaven, much more those on earth. On the other side is God’s tender compassion for the poor and the needy.

Devotional: Wisdom’s Foundation

12 July 2017

The psalmist speaks of two wonderful qualities: wisdom and understanding. We need to observe a distinction between wisdom and understanding on the one hand, and cleverness and intellectual education on the other. There are many clever, educated people who do not have wisdom or understanding. It could be argued, in fact, that most of the trouble in the world today is caused by educated fools.

Devotional: In the Day of Battle

10 July 2017

One of God's main titles is Lord of hosts‚ that is, “Lord of armies.” He appeared to Joshua as the captain of the Lord’s army. Scripture reveals that the present age will close with a tremendous conflict between the forces of God and the forces of Satan. For this, God is now gathering His army. Let's be willing to be His freewill offering!

Devotional: God’s Purpose for My Tongue

7 July 2017

If our praise arises merely out of our feelings or our circumstances, it will be as uncertain and fluctuating as they are. Let's be encouraged by the life of David. He had taken a firm decision: No matter what happens, he is going to praise the Lord. In Psalm 108 David says: O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Will you make the same decision today?

Devotional: At Death’s Door

30 June 2017

Fools, because of their rebellious way . . . were afflicted.” That, of course, does not describe you or me! It must surely apply to people from some other group, or with some other problem. Or could it be that you and I, by our folly and rebelliousness, do sometimes bring sickness on ourselves? Yet God in His mercy comes to their help. His mercy is threefold: He saves, He heals, He delivers.

Devotional: Prayers We Should Not Pray

28 June 2017

God had redeemed Israel out of Egypt. He had performed stupendous miracles on their behalf. He had made provision for them in all their desert wanderings.They had no need which He had not supplied. But Israel made two tragic errors: forgetfulness and impatience. We, too, can be tempted to despise God’s provision and feel that we know better than He does what we need. Then we begin to press our own

Devotional: God in the Rock

26 June 2017

Israel was in the forty years of their wandering in the desert. It was a dry and barren land where there were no rivers, no streams, no pools, and where water was almost nonexistent. Yet God provided water for them in abundance. He provided it in a most unlikely way: out of a rock. It is often so in our lives. We find ourselves in a time of barrenness when provision seems lacking. Yet God is there.

Devotional: Overshadowed

23 June 2017

The Lord guided and protected His people Israel on their forty-year journey through the desert of Sinai. He spread out a cloud as a covering in the daytime and in the night gave them fire that provided both light and warmth. It so happens that as a soldier in World War II, I made a journey of seven days and nights through that same Sinai desert. I learned something there that greatly enhanced my

Devotional: Tested by God’s Promise

21 June 2017

When the Lord gives us a word of promise, there is a time fixed for its fulfilment. In the meantime, it often happens that events follow a course that seems exactly opposite to what God promised. In such a situation we must do as Joseph did. We must hold onto the promise, and not be tempted to think that God has failed or forgotten.

Devotional: The Miracle of Redemption

19 June 2017

The psalmist here describes the redemption of Israel from Egypt under Moses. Financially, the people were “laden with silver and gold.” Physically, “among their tribes no one faltered.” What had brought about this dramatic change? Just one thing: the Passover lamb. Such is the fullness of God’s redemption.

Devotional: Measureless Love

16 June 2017

David was neither an astronomer nor a geographer, but he was certainly inspired by the Holy Spirit. Searching for some standard of measurement to express the magnitude of God’s love, he compares it to the height of the heavens. David goes on to picture the way God deals with our guilt: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” How thankful we should

Devotional: Created to Praise

14 June 2017

The psalmist here points to one great sign that the Lord’s coming is near at hand: “When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.” The rebuilding of Zion must precede and prepare for the Lord’s return in glory. That is precisely what we see taking place today. The psalmist speaks also of this period as a unique generation, in which a people shall be created to praise the Lord.

Devotional: The Appointed Time

12 June 2017

Here is a picture of a man in deep dejection and loneliness. He feels his life is ebbing away like the evening shadows and there is so little time left for him. He says, “I’m withering away like grass.” Can you perhaps identify with him from some experience of your own? How would you respond?

Devotional: Gates of Praise

9 June 2017

How important it is for each of us to know the way into God’s presence! How do we enter His gates? The psalmist points out the way that God has ordained: We enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise. Confronted with this requirement, we are sometimes tempted to look around us at our situation and ask: “But what do I have to thank God for? What do I have to praise Him for?”

Devotional: A New Song

5 June 2017

The Psalms are full of exhortations to praise God in song. The one here quoted contains a special challenge. The Lord asks from us a new song. He never wants our praise of Him to become old or stale, or to degenerate into ritual and routine. How can we always be ready with a new song? In Ephesians 5:18–19 Paul shows us the way.

Devotional: Access Through Worship

2 June 2017

There is a beautiful progression here that brings us into the immediate presence of God. It starts with loud and jubilant praise and thanksgiving. Praise and thanksgiving lead us on to worship.Worship is not so much an utterance as an attitude. It is bowing down, kneeling—even at times prostrating ourselves before God. The pathway that the psalmist here describes takes us through praise and...

Devotional: When My Foot Slips

31 May 2017

“My foot is slipping,” the psalmist cried out. He was on the verge of falling and could not save himself. But the moment he acknowledged his need, God came to his rescue: “Your love, O LORD, supported me.” Here is a pattern for each of us to remember. When our foot begins to slip and we have lost control, God does not ask us to try to save ourselves. We have only to voice our need to Him and

Devotional: Blessed Discipline

29 May 2017

The psalmist here puts the Lord’s discipline before his teaching, and thus establishes one great basic principle: Without discipline, there can be no real teaching. The psalmist goes on to reveal a wonderful reward for the man who comes under God’s discipline and accepts His teaching: “You grant him relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked.”

Devotional: Planted in God’s House

26 May 2017

The life of a truly righteous man is here compared to two trees: a palm tree and a cedar. Both pictures of righteousness, however, apply only to those who are “planted in the house of the LORD.” Someone has popularised the prayer: “Lord, help me to bloom where I am planted.” Unfortunately, some Christians are never willing to be planted anywhere. They are always busy but never truly committed...

Devotional: Setting Right Priorities

24 May 2017

What is the thing in your life that you find hardest to manage—the thing you most often find yourself short of? Many people would probably be inclined to answer, Money. But in my experience, there is something much harder to manage—something I am much more often short of. It is, Time! I find time is the hardest thing in life to manage properly. For this reason, the stewardship of time is the ...

Devotional: At Home in Eternity

22 May 2017

There is a difference between time and eternity—a difference of kind, not merely of duration. The mountains were born. The earth and the world were brought forth. All that is in the past tense. But when the psalmist turns to God he says, “From everlasting to everlasting you are God.” Not, “You were God,” but,“ You are God.” In God past, present and future all meet.

Devotional: An Undivided Heart

19 May 2017

Do we truly desire success in our walk with God? Then we must give careful heed to these words of David, for he focuses on two essential requirements. Here is the crucial issue: that we have an undivided heart. We can have no conflicting loyalty, no second option. All our springs must be in God; all our expectations must be from Him. It is not God plus something; it is God alone.

Devotional: Homesick

17 May 2017

Every human soul longs for one thing: a home. A homeless person is an unhappy person—in fact, a lost person. The psalmist cries out in agony, “Lord, even the sparrow has found a home, the swallow a nest for herself. I need a home, too!” The sparrow and the swallow whom the psalmist describes have set a pattern for every lost, confused soul. The place they have chosen for a home is near God’s altar

This week's Devotional: The Wonderful Counsellor

5 February 2017

How good it is to know that you have access to the counsel of the Lord! When you have come to the end ofy our own ability, when you have reasoned everything out and it still makes no sense, when you find yourself at an impasse in your life and you do not know which way to turn, remember that the Lord is the Wonderful Counsellor! Go to Him. Commit your problem to Him. Open your heart to Him—for He..

Devotional: On Centre Stage

23 January 2017

When we look up at the vastness of the heavens and consider their millions of galaxies, our earthly globe seems just a tiny speck of dust in the totality of the universe. Confronted by this vastness, we feel small and insignificant, weak and helpless. God does not measure everything by numbers or dimensions. He has another scale of values, according to which—as Jesus Himself told us—one human soul

This week's devotional Devotional: David and Mary, Our Examples

26 December 2016

We need faith to receive all God has prepared for us. In Romans 10:17, Paul said that “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (KJV). In the original Greek there are two different words that are normally translated “word.” One is logos; the the unchanging Word of God. It is God’s counsel, settled in eternity before time began. Rhema is the way that the Holy Spirit makes this...

Christmas devotional: Whatever He tells you…

24 December 2016

Mary said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” That’s the only advice she gave us concerning Jesus. Those of you who are mothers or might be mothers I just want to ask you. Would you like to be a mother like Mary? Would you like to make a real consecration of yourself to the Lord as a mother or a prospective mother?

Christmas devotional: Humility

23 December 2016

The hardest test in life is success, but Mary passed the test. She was a sinner, contrary to what many people proclaim today. She had to bring her sin offering. They didn’t have enough money to bring a lamb, so all they could bring was two turtledoves. So they were a poor family. And you know what it says about Jesus? Though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor.

Christmas devotional: Confirmation by the Holy Spirit

21 December 2016

Wwe release the Holy Spirit when we respond to the word of God. The Holy Spirit is available but He doesn’t come into our lives, He doesn’t do for us what we need until we release Him through the word. Remember, don’t seek the Spirit apart from the Word, because it’s through the Word that the Spirit is released.

Christmas devotional: According to your Word

20 December 2016

In some ways Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a pattern for all of us, not just for mothers. There’s so much we can learn from her. When the angel came to her, Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” That simple phrase, released the greatest miracle ever. Do you realize when you have the word, when you have its promises, all you have to do is...

Christmas devotional: God puts trust in you

19 December 2016

What do you believe or feel was the greatest miracle that ever took place in the life of a human person? Salvation? That’s wonderful, but if the other miracle hadn’t taken place, salvation would never be available. I would suggest it is the conception of Jesus in the womb of virgin Mary. There is no other miracle that even approaches that when you consider that God Himself, in the person of Jesus

This week's devotional Devotional: How Faith Comes

16 December 2016

During my service with the British army in World War II, I lay sick with a chronic skin infection in a military hospital in Egypt. The doctors did not have the means to cure me. I said to myself, “I know that if I had faith, God would heal me.” Then I always added, “But I don’t have faith.” One day, I red Romans 10:17: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

This week's devotional Devotional: Go forward!

9 December 2016

If we had complete and unreserved faith in three aspects of God’s nature—His goodness, His wisdom, and His power—then we would never disobey God. Only two attitudes toward God are possible: faith that unites us to Him or unbelief that separates us from Him. Each excludes the other. The writer of the book of Hebrews quoted Habakkuk’s prophecy, confronting us with the two alternatives:

This week's devotional Devotional: The Basic Sin: Unbelief

2 December 2016

The primary sin, of which the whole world is guilty, is unbelief. This is the basis of all other sins. The writer of Hebrews reminded us that a whole generation of God’s people came out of Egypt under Moses, but they never entered the Promised Land because of their unbelief. Instead, they perished in the wilderness. Most Christians tend to view unbelief as something regrettable, but harmless...

This week's Devotional: No Alternative to Faith

25 November 2016

If you were asked what we need to do to please God, what would you say? I guess few of us would offer the answer that Scripture gives in Hebrews: And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6). More often, people try to please God on some basis other than faith: by morality, by...

Christmas devotional: Hiding God’s Word in your heart

22 November 2016

'Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.' I want to emphasize how important it is to keep the word of God in your heart—to ponder it, to take time meditating on it, to consider what it means, how it applies in your situation. How do you hide God’s Word in your heart? Memorize it.Do you have ammunition when Satan comes with all his doubts and accusations against God?

This week's Devotional: God’s Provision Is Corporate

18 November 2016

God’s provision for His people is corporate. He does not treat us simply as isolated individuals, but as members of a single body, bound to one another by strong ties of mutual commitment. God’s supply is able to reach every part of the body, and no member suffers lack. But if the joints are not working properly—that is, if the members are not rightly related to one another—then there will be

This week's Devotional: Live like Jesus - by grace

11 November 2016

Jesus set the pattern for the walk of faith and we are invited to follow. You might at first be tempted to say, “But that was Jesus! I can’t expect to be like Him!” However, Jesus Himself told us otherwise. In John 14:12, He said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also.” If you still hesitate to accept this challenge, it may be because you do...

This week's Devotional: Faith for Finances

4 November 2016

The whole Bible abounds with both assurances and examples of God’s ability to provide for His people’s needs, even in situations where there is no human or natural source of supply. However, it must be emphasized that abundance does not necessarily depend on money or material possessions. Abundance means simply that God supplies all that we need—with something to spare for others.

This week's Devotional: How to Live by Faith?

28 October 2016

To be “spiritual” is to be very practical and down-toearth. It starts with what we do with our bodies. We are also required to “eat from faith.” (See also 1 Corinthians 10:31). This is a rather strange phrase. How can we apply it in a practical way? First of all, we must acknowledge our dependence on God for our food. We receive it as a gift from Him. Second, as a logical consequence, we thank...

This week's Devotional: Faith to Live By

21 October 2016

The verb “live” is one of the most all-inclusive words we can use. Everything we do at any time is included in living: eating, drinking, sleeping, working, and the innumerable other activities in life. Through faith, every one of these commonplace activities can become a way to express the life of God that we have received within us. We are often prone to assume that the mundane actions of daily..

This week's devotional: Faith as Trustworthiness

14 October 2016

Probably no attribute of God is more persistently emphasized throughout the Scriptures than His trustworthiness. In the Old Testament there is one special Hebrew word reserved for the attribute: chesed. In the English versions of the Bible, this word is variously translated “goodness,” “kindness,” “lovingkindness,” “mercy,” and so on. However, none of these translations fully expresses its meaning

This week's Devotional: Faith as Trust

7 October 2016

In Psalm 37:5, David said, “Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He will do it.” Two things are here required of us. The first is an act: “commit.” The second is an attitude: “trust.” God is working out the thing that we have committed to Him. It is the continuing attitude of trust on our part that keeps the channel open through which God is able to intervene in our lives and work

This week's Devotional: Faith - Fruit or Gift?

25 September 2016

A spiritual gift is both imparted and received by a single, brief transaction. It tells us nothing about the nature of the person who exercises it. On the other hand, spiritual fruit expresses the nature of the life from which it proceeds; it comes only as the result of a process of growth. Gifts express ability, while fruit expresses character. Which is more important?

This week's devotional Devotional: Faith: Fruit or Gift?

22 September 2016

In 1 Corinthians 12:7–11 Paul lists faith as a spiritual gift, but it is also a spiritual fruit: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance” (Galatians 5:22–23, KJV). What is the difference? And which is more important? Picture a Christmas tree and an apple tree side by side...

This week's Devotional: Have God's Faith

18 September 2016

Faith has its origin not in man, but in God. It is an aspect of God’s own eternal nature. Through the gift of faith, the Holy Spirit imparts a portion of God’s own faith, directly and supernaturally, to the believer. Jesus challenged His disciples to receive and exercise this kind of faith, just as He himself had done. He toldl them that with faith of this kind they would not only be...

This week's Devotional: Tools, not Toys

11 September 2016

The Holy Spirit Himself, dwelling in a believer, is invisible. But by these gifts operating through a believer, the presence of the Holy Spirit is made manifest to human senses. Paul established two important practical points concerning these gifts. First, they are distributed solely at the...

This week's Devotional: God answers your faith ‘now’

4 September 2016

Many people who say, “I believe God will heal me,” really mean, “I hope that He will heal me tomorrow.” That is not faith, because faith is not for tomorrow; faith is something that we have now. If we keep directing our expectation toward the future, we are substituting hope for faith. The key to obtaining what we ask from God is to receive it by faith at the very moment we petition Him. Doing...

This week's devotional: True hope

28 August 2016

True Christian optimism is not unrealistic. Optimism must be based firmly on the statements and promises of Scripture. For example, in Romans 8:28, we are told, “that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” If God is working all things together for our good, what room is left for anything but optimism?

This week's devotional: Faith or Hope?

14 August 2016

Faith is never static. A person who truly believes will be changed by what he believes. Everything that finally decides the course of our lives proceeds from our hearts (see also Proverbs 4:23). Mental acceptance of truth is not faith. True biblical faith proceeds from the heart and determines the way we live.

This week's devotional: Can you see the invisible?

7 August 2016

Faith lifts us above the realm of our own abilities and makes God’s possibilities available to us. As we maintain a relationship with God through faith, we are enabled to endure and to overcome the tests and the hardships that confront us in our daily lives.

This week's devotional: Faith comes before sight

31 July 2016

If we walk by sight, we do not need faith. If we walk by faith, we do not need sight. Each excludes the other. The world says, “Seeing is believing.” But the Bible reverses the order: First we must believe, then we will see. If we cannot believe that we will see the goodness of the Lord, we will despair. The thing that keeps us from despairing is not what we see, but what we believe.

This week's devotional: What is faith?

24 July 2016

In secular speech we speak of faith in many contexts. We can talk about having faith in the economy, in a medicine, or in a political leader. But in the Bible faith is related solely and exclusively to two realities we cannot see with the natural eye: to God and to God’s Word. And you need that faith to understand this world!

This week's devotional: Faith versus Sight

21 July 2016

Faith! Who can fully measure or express the potential represented by that short, simple word? It is not too difficult to accept that all things are possible to God. Can we equally accept that all things are possible to the one who believes? This is what Jesus told us. It means that, through faith, the things that are possible to God are made equally possible to the one who believes.

Today's Devotional: Bringing Sin to the Light

27 January 2016

Fellowship is the place of light. This is why fellowship is a place of testing. The closer the fellowship, the brighter the light, until you come to the place where there are no hidden corners.But it is the only place where the blood of Jesus fully fulfills its function of cleansing. If you desire cleansing, it comes in the light. If you are in any way wrong before God...