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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Day 268

“For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven”
1 Thessalonians 4:16

Have you ever thought about the coming of the Lord? It will be a great day for us, especially if we are alive. He will give a mighty shout and the archangel will sound the great trumpet with a soul-stirring cry, and believers, who have died, will be the first to rise and meet the Lord. Next, we, the living, will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord. The coming of the Lord will be a glorious and magnificent day.

It will also be a day of honor for those that have served. Yes, a day for His faithful servants to be honored by the King of Kings! Read what Luke says: “It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes.” Why? Because, “He will dress Himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.”

Yes, saint, just as Jesus girded Himself to wash the feet of His disciples, on the day of His greatest coming, He will again humble Himself to honor and serve you! God the Son, King of Kings, slain Lamb from the foundation of the world, exalted and seated at the right hand of God His Father, will rise up to come for you and bring you honor. Once again, He will demonstrate the power of His love, grace and mercy to all by lifting up the lowly in honor and glory, that being you.

“When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory”
Colossians 3:4


Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Day 243

“Will you give me a drink?”
John 4:1-37

Jesus honored neither tradition nor the ways of men. His passion was driven by love and every encounter was an opportunity to reveal the kingdom of God. Such was the case where He sat by a well and met a Samaritan woman.

The Jews regarded Samaritans as despised half-breeds, the offspring of the resettlement policies of the cruel Assyrians. The Samaritans were a conquered people who were transported to this territory, losing their national identity. Not only was she a Samaritan, but a woman. Jews avoided speaking to women in public—they wanted them “in their place.” Her role in society, who she was and what she did, made the situation even worse. But Jesus had regard for her. None of this changed His passion to bring the kingdom to all.

Think of the persons we encounter every day: neighbors, fellow workers, schoolmates, those at shopping, the bank, out on walks. Some we meet only once in a lifetime. And the types of people we meet—those with rank and those with nothing. The number can be in the hundreds! Every day we meet needy people, and people without hope. And He who regards the lowly, He who loved us first, rescued us, and now lives in us and has equipped us with the power of the Holy Spirit gives us an opportunity to speak life. Do you have His passion of love for those waiting to hear?

“And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation”
2 Corinthians 5:19b


Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Day 225

“What he sees the Father do; for whatever He does,
the Son also does in like manner”
John 5:19-23

Jesus shows us the patterns of God’s character as a Father. During His 33 years, He continued revealing His Father as an example for us to follow. His own life of obedience to the Father also shows us how to be pleasing to the Father and glorify Him.

The Father demonstrates love for the Son, unity in the Trinity, and shows Him all things. These ‘things’ become of the work of Jesus, His love, healings, miracles, mentoring disciples, appointing apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. It is the Divine plan for reconciling man to God. The Father demonstrates what it means to make an investment in others and through Jesus teaches us to do the same.

We then see He will show Him greater works than those He was presently doing. Like here, He desires to show us how to excel in all that we do. He delegates (vs 22) responsibility to the Son. Likewise, as we prove trustworthy with small things in our lives, Jesus said we will be trusted with greater things.

The Father sees that the Son is honored (vs 23). There is great honor in the Godhead and the body of Christ is to reflect that. We are to love the brethren, laying down our lives for each other. In fact, we are to honor one another above ourselves. In this, we love God and the Father is glorified. His Fatherhood is replicated through His son and every member of His body. This is the glory of the Lord.

“O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay,
You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand”
Isaiah 64:8


Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Day 218

“He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name”
Genesis 2:19-20

A small glimpse into the mystery of our God and eternity is seen in Genesis 1:26-27 where a decision is made. One can only imagine that when it says, “Let us make man in our image …” that a conversation took place resulting in the decision to share the Divine nature with man. We became invited participants of His nature, as Peter states, “you may participate in the divine nature …” [2 Peter 1:4].

Right from the beginning man was a participant in God’s work. When God made man, He gave him dominion over all creatures and that was immediately executed when Adam was asked to name “all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.” The psalmist declared, “You made him ruler over all the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet” [8:6].

We go all the way to the final revelations given to John, and we find we will participate with Christ in bringing His kingship forth in the kingdom of God, “…and they also shall conquer that are with Him, called and chosen and faithful” [Revelation 17:14]. God will even have us judge the world and angels [1 Corinthians 6:2-3]. How often we forget the value God places on man and how He desires us to take our rightful position as His sons and daughters and have dominion over His works. How glorious it is that He has granted us a position as participants with Him.

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26


Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Day 160

“You can be sure that the one who brings
that person back will save that
sinner from death”
James 5:19-20

Did you know you could save a sinner from eternal death? Yes, as a child of God you have the tremendous privilege of sharing in the work of the kingdom of God. Can there be any greater privilege than to save people from eternal death? Can there be any greater joy than bringing someone to Christ? All of heaven rejoices at the birth of each new kingdom child.

Paul said, “We are all Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us” [2 Corinthians 5:20]. Just as we were saved and have received His life, we now can be ministers of reconciliation. Your age, education or status doesn’t matter. God’s love has been shed abroad in your heart. The Holy Spirit dwells in us. That love, through the power of the Holy Spirit is not just for ourselves, but to be brought to others that they may see His light in us.

Think about this; we have been trusted with a great eternal treasure. God has made us partners in His kingdom so we can share in the work and rewards. We can extend the kingdom. More importantly, we can save those that are lost by introducing them to our Friend. What better work is there?

“For Christ’s love compels us”
2 Corinthians 5:14