Friday, September 03, 2010

FW: Daily Devotional for September 3, 2010

Bill Rice Ranch - First Light Devotionals 

I Thessalonians 5:9  "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,"


The Day of the Lord


In I Thessalonians 5, "the day of the Lord" is mentioned as coming "as a thief in the night."  The awesome and terrible events of that day are given elsewhere in Scripture, but the encouragement for believers in found in verse 9: "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ."  It is wonderful to know that whenever these terrible events take place, God has not placed us into wrath because of Jesus Christ!


However, "the day of the Lord" is coming sometime in the future.  Once you are saved, you are placed (v. 9), preserved (v. 23), and called (v. 24) right now!  While we will not face the wrath of God, we ought to be burdened about the "day of the Lord" for those who are yet in danger.  God is the One who is taking care of preserving me "blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ," so I need not worry or fear the pending "day of the Lord."


In the end, the truth that "the day of the Lord" is coming should affect your life today if you are a Christian.  Are you motivated this morning to reach those who have not trusted Christ?  Let's be about the business of helping others see their need of Christ so that they can be ready for the "day of the Lord."


"And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Prayer Requests
1. Revival services tonight and this weekend in Kodiak, AKLaSalle, IL; Heath, OH; and Ontario, Canada
2. Ranch evangelists preaching this weekend in Las Vegas, NV; Philadelphia, MO; Nashville, TN; and Chillicothe, IL
3. A special word from Brother Wil about Ranch needs
Browse our fall events schedule on our website:
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