To be like Jesus 70

Today

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, in the holy place,

(whoso readeth, let him understand:) ” Mathew 24 v15 AKJV

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Proverbs 3 v23 AKJV

“Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established.” Proverbs 24 v3 AKJV

With change usually comes and agenda. Keep this in mind.

“Be not envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.” Proverbs 24 v1 AKJV

“My son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:” Proverbs 24 v21 AKJV

“He that saith to the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: But to him that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.” Proverbs 24 v24,25 AKJV

Lord, this day is yours, I thank you for all that you have done and are doing. Amen

March 11

To be like Jesus 68

Today

“And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty the that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.” Luke 4 v14-20 AKJV

“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? ” Romans 10 v14 AKJV

Lord, this day let us work to leave the ashes of yesterday’s trials where they lay. The accomplishments of this world when weighed in the true balances, what do they mean?

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Ecclesiastes 12 v13,14

Lord, I thank you for this day. Amen

March 9

To be like Jesus 67

Today

“And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answering said unto him,

It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.” Luke 4 v9-13 AKJV

What is it of stature that we can offer to the Lord? That is not his desire. What all the treasures of the world can offer, God’s is always better.

“And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” Revelation 21 v6 AKJV

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all his tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” Revelation 21 v1-5 AKJV

While the world offers high points, and many struggle-even one against another- to achieve the highest point, God owns them all.

“Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:” Acts 13 v23 AKJV

“And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also the Gentiles? As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not my beloved. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.” Romans 9 v23-26 AKJV

“Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?” Romans 11 v22-24 AKJV

Lord, I thank you for the “vessels of mercy”. I pray Lord you help us all to extend that to others. Amen

March 8

To be like Jesus 66

Today

“And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him,

Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Luke 4 v5-8 AKJV

It is clear to understand the short answer, “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”

Lord, let us this day not let things get in the way of what your purpose is for us. Let us put you first in a manner that others realize our purpose is you first. When we fall, pick us up. We thank you. Amen

March 7

To be like Jesus 65

Today

“And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying,

It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” Luke 4 v1-4 AKJV

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2 v15

Today, another of the Lord’s day he has given us. Let us pray in this day. Pray for another, pray for a friend, pray for each other, pray. Amen

March 6

To be like Jesus 64

Today

“And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethpage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples. Saying,

Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never a man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.” Luke 19 v28-31 AKJV

Today. To be like Jesus. Knowing of the things that are to come, are we being prepared? What about…?

…”I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19 v40 AKJV

Lord, I know our peace is in you. I thank you. Amen

To be like Jesus 63

Today

“And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh unto Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. He said therefore,

A certain noble-man went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered the ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. And he said unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: Wherefore then gavest not thou my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have required my own usury? And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither and slay before me.” Luke 19 v11-27 AKJV

“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue confess to God.” Romans 14 v11

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according to his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22 V12,13 AKJV

Today, while I have this day, what is required of me? Given my abilities, I feel I must do something, work, to put away the debt created mostly by desire to have. Not just what I want, but also some of the needs. Could I pass much of it of to another? Probably so. Shall I lay blame to another for the condition? I could, and some justifiably. Would that make it go away? Probably not so.

Today. It is a good day. It is more than me, it is others, and I thank God for that. Let the light of you shine in us today. Amen

March 4