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READ YOUR WORD THIS MORNING?

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 12, 2017

BEING COMMISSIONED IS PART OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD! Image result for the great commission

This morning’s reading is reminding us as children of God that there’s more to being a child of God than carrying His Name or identifying ourselves as His beloved. We have purpose and intention as a believer and we need to understand what the Father has instilled in us for the tasks before us. In order for us to reach those around us with the Gospel-“The Good News”- we need to equip ourselves with God’s anointing and take His message into the world as His disciples. Just as God sent His Son into the world, He also is sending us into our world-our families, our jobs, our neighborhoods, and everywhere we go-to spread and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God didn’t create us as trophies that just sits upon a shelf to be  looked at or gazed upon for recognition or affirmation. We have purpose to go forth and declare the good news to others that they might know who Jesus is and see Him actively moving and working in our lives. Our witness is powerful if we are in relationship with the Father because the world will see God’s goodness and mercy in all that we say or do. He has equipped us with His Holy Spirit to go forth in power, victory and authority, so we have no reason not to go forth in His Name. We can not let doubt, inadequacies, low self-esteem, keep us from taking the Word of God into a hurting and dying world. Even if we don’t know how to deliver the message, that’s why He gave us His Holy Spirit to empower us, to encourage us to stand and be intentional in sharing His Word with others. We are commissioned by our Heavenly Father because that’s His desire for us as His children, to draw others to the Truth, the Way and The Life! When God empowers us we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. Go out into your world and make disciples of men and women everywhere, in Jesus’ Name!

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 18, 2017

START YOUR DAY OFF WITH GOD’S WORD!

Today’s Reading: Hebrews 3: 7-15 . . . .

“Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In the day of trial in the wilderness, Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, And saw My works forty years. Therefore I was angry with that generation, And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, And they have not known My ways.’ So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’” Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”” 

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Today, I Will Trust God To . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 7, 2017

 

  TO BE SURROUNDED BY THOSE WHO SPEAK LIFE AND NOT SLANDER OR DECEIT

This day, Father God, I pray that you will help me in placing those around me who will edify me, strengthen me in the things of your Word; those who have your Holy Spirit living and breathing in their lives manifested by what you’re doing in their own lives to share, to offer up wise and loving counsel to my situations. Let them have a heart to offer suggestion with a spirit of kindness and not being critical; that they would be led by your wisdom and guidance; bring them into my life, for I desire your chastening Lord God with true and honorable correction.

“There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health.”  –  Proverbs 12:18

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on July 27, 2017

START YOUR DAY OFF WITH GOD’S WORD!

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 6: 12-20 . . . .

“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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Today, I Will Trust God . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on July 17, 2017

.  .  .  TO LEAD ME UNTO ALL TRUTH AND UNDERSTANDING IN ALL THAT I DO!

Today O God, I ask and pray that you lead me in the righteous ways of your Word; that in all my efforts and endeavors I might please you Lord God with my words, my thoughts, and my actions. Lord God, help me to focus on what is true, what is right in your sight, that I may be led by the Holy Spirit with guidance of truth, justice and righteousness. When you allow me to rise each morning, that you will be the first One on my mind and in my heart Father God.

“Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.”  –  Psalm 5: 1-3 

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 11, 2017

START YOUR DAY OFF WITH GOD’S WORD!

Today’s Reading:

Hebrews 6:1-12 . . . .

“Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so. It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned. Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 20, 2017

START YOUR DAY OFF WITH GOD’S WORD!

Today’s Reading:

Acts 5:1-11 . . . .

“But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him. Now it was about three hours later when his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. And Peter answered her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?” She said, “Yes, for so much.” Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her by her husband. So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things.”

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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on March 23, 2017

KEEP MOVING FORWARD: YOUR LIFE IS AHEAD OF YOU, NO REASON TO RETURN TO YOUR FORMER SELF.

 

This is probably one of the most problematic concerns most of us as Christians face when we become born again to experience new birth and newness of life in Christ: wanting and desiring to return to our old selves. At first, we are so excited about a new life in Christ Jesus-the change of heart, the renewing of our minds, transformation of old into new-all invigorating and anticipated to achieve. But when most of us realize that this new life isn’t easy because doing the right thing requires honesty, transparency, and vulnerability, that’s too much work for some. These efforts of disciplines, righteousness and holiness requires a person to leave his/her former self (dying to self) and allow the Holy Spirit to bring the change of life that can only come from God. It’s a genuine change that will destroy those old desires and replace them with the true character of Christ and His love for one another. But when we find ourselves having to “submit” to something that will bring change from within, and the patience it brings in the transformation process, we discover that our patience level aren’t that high so we want to resort to going back to what we are accustomed to being or doing-and that’s going back to our old selves. We liked the behaviors because it didn’t cost us anything. We love the exciting things of taking risks no matter who it hurts or why. That life we had, which was filled with much sin and turmoil, dishonesty and greed. Why would we want to return to such a life when we have been introduced to a life of purity and holiness through Jesus Christ? Is that former lifestyle we had more exciting than the newness of life in Christ? To some, it is. They have the relationship with that former life and it’s hard to break up with our first love. But that’s where the Love of Christ comes in and replace that desire that will radically change that taste for the excitement of the world and bring us peace, joy, the kind of life that Christ promises is more abundant and rewarding. Christ will show us who we are in Him, His destiny for our life, and walk right beside us every step of the way until we reach that desired pinnacle of our lives. So when God shows us our future, He will also show us the path to get there, and He did say it won’t be easy. Why? Because there are things we must allow Him to eradicate from our lives-relationship ties to things, people, places, areas of our lives that will surely interfere with our destiny. Moving forward in life with Christ is rewarding if we allow Him to lead us and guide us unto all truth and understanding. There’s nothing in our past lives that should make us want to return to it except the sin that we were able to get away with. And with God, we cannot have a sinful life and expect Him to prosper us in the way of success. Let’s focus on what God has done in our lives, the changes that He wants to make for our good so that we can move forward in this life with His leading and guiding.

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My Daily Devotion – (Don’t Leave Home Without It!)

Posted by Men of Redemption on March 15, 2017

GET GOD’S WORD INTO YOUR DAY!!

Today’s Reading:

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 . . . .

“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?  For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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My Daily Devotion – (Don’t Leave Home Without It!!)

Posted by Men of Redemption on March 10, 2017

daily-devotionalGET GODS’ WORD INTO YOUR DAY!!

Today’s Reading:

Hebrews 6:1-8 . . . .

“Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.”

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