But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 23:00

Burn out vs. Rust out

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It is often said that we should “come apart” before we come apart. We should make sure we take the time to rest. If you are overwhelmed with your work for God, delegate, but don’t just do nothing while sinners sink into Hell. It is far better to burn out than to rust out. Pray...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 23:00

God’s expressed love for you.

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The cross was God’s expressed love for you. Don’t look to material blessings as a token of His love. One day you may find yourself in a dungeon, with few friends and no material wealth. (This was the apostle Paul’s experience—he suffered the loss of all things for the sake...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 23:00

Memorize Scriptures.

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Memorize Scriptures. Lay them up in your heart. See Psa. 119:11.

“The Bible…is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God and spiritual nature and needs of men. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 23:00

Rainfall and the “water cycle.”

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Job 28:26. Centuries after Job wrote this, scientists began to discern the “law for the rain.” Rainfall is part of a process called the “water cycle.” The sun evaporates water from the ocean. The water vapor then rises and becomes clouds. This water in the clouds falls back...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:00

Living by trusting.

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Much of what we do in life has its foundation in trust. We trust our dentist when he drills, our taxi driver when he drives, our pilots when they fly us. We trust our history books, our teachers, and some still even trust politicians. Marriage is a trust relationship. So are business partnerships...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 23:00

Joseph’s father?

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Skeptics argue that there is a contradiction regarding who Joseph’s father was. Matt. 1:16 says, “Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary,” while this verse says Joseph was the son of Heli. Joseph’s father was Jacob. Luke follows Mary’s genealogy, though he...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 23:00

A.W. Tozer said…

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“Christians alone are in a position to rescue the perishing. We dare not settle down to try to live as if things were ‘normal.’ Nothing is normal while sin and lust and death roam the world, pouncing upon one and another till the whole population has been destroyed.” A. W....

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 23:00

Makes me tremble.

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Ezekiel 33:8,9. These verses should make every one of us tremble, when we realize how many professed Christians within the Church don’t bother to warn a soul of the coming judgment of God. It would seem that Paul had these verses in mind when he spoke of his responsibility to God and man (see...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 23:00

Wanting and wishing.

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“Every man is as close to God as he wants to be; he is as holy and as full of the Spirit as he wills to be… Yet we must distinguish wanting from wishing. By ‘want’ I mean wholehearted desire. Certainly there are many who wish they were holy or victorious or joyful but are...

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 23:00

Burned their magic books…

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Be sure you don’t allow any idols in your home, even if they are souvenirs from an overseas trip. Don’t sell or donate them, enabling them to influence others. Instead, follow the example of the new believers in Ephesus who burned their magic books (see Acts 19:19).

Deuteronomy 7:25 ...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 23:00

A multitude of sins.

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Without the illumination of the moral Law, man is in darkness as to his true sinful condition in God’s eyes (see Rom. 7:7,13). The Law demands perfectrighteousness (see Psa. 19:7). Even one transgression against its holy precepts will condemn us (see James 2:10), but in reality, the most...

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 23:00

Literal or symbolic?

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Ezekiel 1:13,14. This incredible description of the Supernatural is too much for the human mind to comprehend. One can be excused for not knowing what is literal and what is symbolic. One day we will know which was which.

Ezekiel 1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 23:00

“The God of peace.”

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Skeptics claim Exodus 15:3  contradicts numerous others that call God “the God of peace” (e.g., Rom. 15:33). The Bible tells us that God fought many wars for Israel to destroy wicked nations, and that He promises “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding”...

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God is the fountain of living waters (see Psa. 36:9; John 4:13,14; 7:37,38), yet a sin-loving world doesn’t desire Him (see Rom. 3:11). Instead, it drinks in iniquity like water. How then can we reach the lost with the waters of the gospel, when they have no thirst for it? We can do what...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 23:00

A great lion?

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Pharaoh compared himself to a great lion. He exalted himself and was cut down because of pride. God resists the proud (see James 4:6). He humbles those who become great in their own eyes.

Ezekiel 32:2 “Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him: ‘You...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:00

“Words without knowledge.”

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The heavens break their silence and Almighty God speaks to a mortal man. How incredible that He inspired the Bible’s authors to record His words.

Spoken out of a whirlwind, His words in these verses also apply to contemporary evangelism. Many sincere people preach the gospel but fail to...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 23:00

The Law acquaints us with God.

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We are born not acquainted with God; neither are we at peace with Him. It is the Law that acquaints us with God’s character and brings us to the foot of the cross (see Gal. 3:24).

Job 22:21 “Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 23:00

Die twice.

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It has been well-said that if we are born once, we will die twice (the first and the second death), but if we are born twice, we will only die once. See John chapter 3 for further details on the new birth.

Revelation 2:11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 23:00

Fear whispers poison.

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Never listen to your fears when approaching the unsaved. The fear will always be there whispering its poison, but faith in God deafens its pathetic voice. The amount of fear we have reveals the amount of faith we have. The disciples were fearful in a storm because they had “little...

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Sunday, 20 May 2018 23:00

Pointy preaching?

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“A preacher who preaches the truth uncompromisingly will be asked, ‘Does your preaching always have to be so pointy? Does it always have to be so sharp?’ And of course the answer is no. He can blunt his message if he’d like and become just as dull as the average...

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You seem to have Christianity confused with other religions, such as Hinduism, that treat wives as mere property. The Tenth Commandment prohibits coveting (covetousness is an unlawful desire), and lists some of the items we are not to lust after. I’m sure you would agree that men tend to lust...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 23:00

Colored filters.

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How incredible that the God of the universe would condescend to speak with human beings. But even more incredible is that the Judge of the Universe would reason with guilty criminals (see also 43:6). Our sins stand out to a holy God like a crimson, blood-soaked rag, but through the mercy of the...

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:00

Unspeakably terrible.

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How unspeakably terrible for the king to have to witness the death of his beloved sons. How terrible it is for the ungodly to see their children die at the hands of the enemy who came to steal, kill, and destroy—through drug or alcohol abuse, AIDS, or suicide due to guilt or...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 23:00

90% are stillborn.

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This is the spirit in which we should pray for the lost. A majority in the Church have a barren womb and are not spiritually reproducing; there are relatively few live births. Up to 90 percent of those who profess to be born again at large crusades and in local churches prove to be stillborn.

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 23:00

The true court-dress of a sinner.

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“You have never failed in business; you have brought up your children well; you never swear; you were never a drunkard; midnight orgies never saw you mixed up in them; this is well, but I pray thee, put not on this as thy proper dress: the proper dress for a sinner to go to Christ in, is...

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