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Daily Devotional

Posted by Men of Redemption on January 3, 2017

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Today’s Reading . . . .

2 Thessalonians 1:3-12

“We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.  These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed. Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

 

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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 26, 2016

Breakfast of ChampionsWhy is it that sometimes when I read the Word of God I see Bad Things Happen to Good People? I mean, take for example Paul, who used to be Saul. Didn’t he write a little more than two-thirds of the New Testament, and then had to go through so much turmoil, so much hatred, so much persecution because of his faith and testimony of Christ? If we’re doing the right thing why is it that we have all this trouble and struggle if God is leading us? Well, I’ve learned and still learning that there are reasons why we go through what we go through. The thing we need to remember is that God is in total, complete control of all that we do, all that we go through in life if He is our Lord and Savior. Once we have made that declaration, in His Word we will learn that Jesus Himself said that we will have tribulation (struggles, problems, persecutions, etc.) just like the Apostle Paul went through. But if we continue to read our Word, we will discover that God allows these things to take place for our good and it has His purpose in mind if we endure. Know this for a fact: No matter what we go through in this life, always remember that Jesus is right there in the midst and will see us through it no matter what it may be or turn out to be. There is purpose, strengthening faith and perseverance involved that is forming and shaping our character and our being. Continue reading God’s Word, trust Him in all things, and watch His presence proceed you with His glory and power.

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”   –  JOHN  16:33

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”   ROMANS  8:28-30

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My Daily Word

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 13, 2015

DevotionalPERSECUTIONS ARE COMING

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. “Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes. “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household! Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.”  –  MATTHEW   10:16-26

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His Word For Me This Day Through My . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 7, 2015

 

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THE MAN OF GOD AND THE WORD OF GOD

“But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  –  2  TIMOTHY 3:10-17

 

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Our Daily Manna

Posted by Men of Redemption on September 8, 2014

Breakfast of ChampionsPERSECUTIONS ARE COMING

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.  But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues.   You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.   But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;   for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.  “Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.   And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.  When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.  “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.   It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub,  how much more will they call those of his household!   Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.”  – Matthew 10:16-26

 

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