Saturday, August 31, 2013

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Is God the Father always angry?

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Q: Is God the Father always angry?

A: God is holy, righteous, and just, while the descendants of Adam and Eve are not. Therefore He is a God of judgment, wrath, and vengeance. But these are not His only characteristics. God the Father is clearly shown in both the Old and New Testaments as merciful, long-suffering, gracious, and compassionate.
Despite our sin and rebellion, God loved us. The Father loved us enough to send His Son who died for us that our sins could be forgiven. Perhaps the Psalmist said it best when he contemplated the full scope of the character of God: "Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed" (Psalm 85:10).
Read the whole article by Troy Lacey to consider further these crucial characteristics of our heavenly Father.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013


                                                                                       Pastor Rick Jackson





1. The Curse of Bitter Waters [v. 22-24]


2. The Cross of Divine Cleansing [v. 25, Gal. 3:13, Dt. 21:23]


3. The Challenge of the Holy Healer [v. 26-27, Jn. 5:14, 8:11]





1. Come to the Saviour [v. 37]


2. Change From Within [v. 38]


3. Change of Ownership [v. 39, 1 Cor. 6:17-20]





1. The Untamable Can Now Be Tamed [v. 6-8]


2. The Unnatural Can Now Be Natural [v. 9-12]


3. The Evil Work Can Now Be Fruits of Righteousness [v. 13-18]

Jimmy DeYoung's Daily Devotional

Prophecy Today Devotions  
August 28, 2013  

Jimmy DeYoung
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Isaiah 6:8


Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.


For further study - Isaiah 6:1-13


This chapter from the prophecy of Isaiah introduces us to a type of the "angelic bodies" that the Lord created on the first day of Creation between the creation of the heavens and the earth, Job 38:4-7. These creatures are "Seraphim", different from the "Cherubim" of Ezekiel 1.


Angels play a key role in our daily lives that we may not realize. Hebrews 1:14 reveals they are "ministering spirits" to those who know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Matthew 18:10 says they protect the little children. Luke 16:22 says that angels will accompany us at death and take us into the presence of the Lord. Revelation 22:9 reveals to us that angels are "fellow servants" with us as we together serve the Lord.


There is much more we could write about angels, but we'll save that for another time. Notice how the angels honor the Lord as they cry out to the Lord saying, "holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts".


I love that next phrase, "the whole earth is full of His glory". This echoes the statement of Psalm 19 and extends the location of His glory also into the heavenlies.


Verse 5 reveals Isaiah the prophet as the man he really was, a man of unclean lips and undone. The reason he recognized who he was, was due to the fact that he had seen the King, the Lord of Hosts, a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus Christ. The result of this face-to-face meeting with Jesus was that Isaiah was made to see who he was and what he must do.


When the Lord said, "Whom shall I send", Isaiah was ready to respond with the statement, "Here am I, send me". We'll look at the new commission given to Isaiah, verses 9-13 at another time. Let's think together of what happened in Isaiah's life that should happen in our lives.


First, Isaiah saw the glory of the Lord, a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus. I don't believe we can see Jesus today; however, we can see His glory as I said, in the heavens and in His creation that is displayed throughout all of the earth, Psalm 19.


We must take time to "stop and smell the roses". On days off, holidays, or vacation time, go spend time in the midst of the creation of the Lord.


Second, the realization of the hand of God in creation and the manifestation of His glory should cause us to be willing to say as the prophet did, "here am I, send me".


Isaiah's message was that Jesus Christ, the Messiah, was coming. The preaching of this message of the Lord's return should be our message. He is coming. Be prepared by trusting Jesus as your Lord and Savior.


In this devotional, as is the case in all of the devotionals, we look at the passage with a prophetic prospective. To understand these passages "prophetically" is our aim, but not our only purpose. Once we have the understanding that Jesus is coming, and possibly very soon, we must endeavor to get that message to others that they might be prepared for His return also. It could be today, we need to get to work.


PRAYER THOT: As I see "Your glory" dear Lord, in the heavens and in other acts of Creation, help me to be ready to go, wherever You may send me.



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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Prophecy Today Devotions  
August 27, 2013  

Jimmy DeYoung
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Isaiah 4:5


And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defense.


For further study - Isaiah 4:1-6


The passage chosen today for our devotional reading is actually a vision of the future kingdom of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. This is a vision that God gave to the ancient Jewish prophet Isaiah.


I chose this passage to confront the philosophy that is spreading among many churches and Christians today that we are now living in the kingdom here on earth. This "kingdom now" idea is totally contradictory to God's Word and plan for the Jewish people of the future.


For one thing, most "kingdom now" thinkers believe that the promise of the "kingdom" for the Jews has been negated and those promises now apply to the Church, Christians. That is not only anti-Biblical but it is very anti-Semitic.


Any thinking which says the "kingdom" promised to the Jews when Jesus Christ returns is not literal is saying that all of the covenants that God made with the Jews have been broken and basically the Lord is a liar.


We all know that God cannot lie so thus His "kingdom" promise to the Jews must be kept. Notice in verse 2 that the "Branch", that's Jesus Christ, in His beauty and glory will be back on earth and ruling from Jerusalem from a Temple He himself will build, Zechariah 6:12-13.


Verse 3 reveals to us that the "kingdom" headquarters will be Mt Zion, Jerusalem. These two, Zion and Jerusalem, are synonymous terms, they are the same geographical location.


Verse 4 says the time of the Kingdom will be when Messiah, Jesus Christ, has cleansed the Jewish people. That is yet future, after the seven year Tribulation Period.


The word "tabernacle" used in verse 6 is "suca" in Hebrew which is actually a "thatched hut" used by the Israelites during their 40 years of wandering in the wilderness before they entered the Promised Land.


Today during the "Feast of Tabernacles" Jewish people celebrate that "seven-day" Jewish feast by living, sleeping, eating and fellowshipping in a "suca" that they erect at their homes.


Remember Peter wanted to build three tabernacles, "suca's", on the Mount of Transfiguration, Matthew 17:4. Peter thought it was the "Kingdom" period and therefore the fulfillment of the Jewish "Feast of Tabernacles". Thus the three "suca's", would have been one each for Jesus, Moses and Elijah.


The "Kingdom" is yet future, howbeit, the near future. The "Kingdom" is not in operation now. That is a very dangerous theology. When Hitler wanted to set up the "kingdom" he had to slaughter the Jews first.


The promise of the "Kingdom" for the Jews is yet to be fulfilled. Isaiah's "vision of the Kingdom" in our reading for today is a "promise" of that coming Kingdom, in a near by tomorrow.



PRAYER THOT: Thank You, Lord, for the Biblical basis for understanding the "end times".

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He died once for all- for all sins, for all men, for all time. He cried, "It is finished!" (John 19:30) There can be no further sacrifice for sin. - Dr. Helen Roseveare

Dedication precedes celebration. That's always God's order. - J. Don Jennings

Grace is the means, peace is the result. - Henry Hodges

Paul had already stocked it (the Gospel) on his shelf so he could shell it out! - Hodges

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't,and die to find out there is. - Unknown

For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. - Paul the Apostle, formerly Saul of Tarsus- persecutor of Christians

Have Faith in God. - Christ Jesus

Every successful man I have ever met had come at some time under the dominating power of a great truth. - Bob Jones Sr.

Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. - Augustine

The only hope of a decreasing self is an increasing Christ. - F.B. Meyer

Resolved- never to do anything which I would be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life. - Jonathan Edwards

Knowledge is proud that he has learn'd so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - William Cowper

Monday, August 26, 2013


1 KINGS 19                                                                                    Pastor Rick Jackson


I. ELIJAH’S PASSIONS [v. 1-8, James 5:17]


1. The Threat Made [v. 1-3]


2. The Tired Man [v. 4]


3. The Tender Mercies [v. 5-8, Ps. 103:13-14]


Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust




1.  The Question [v. 9-10]


2.  The Demonstration [v. 11-14]


3.  The Commission [v. 15-18]




1. The Faithful Worker [v. 19]


2. The Family Man [v. 20]


3. The Friendly Witness [v. 21, Luke 5:27-32]

Sunday, August 25, 2013


LUKE 22:39-48                                                    Pastor Rick Jackson


When you want to do the will of God you might discover…         it is not what you thought…       

It is not how you thought…         it is not where you thought…     it is not who you thought




1. Our Foes Will Oppose Us [v. 2-6, 47-48]


2. Our Friends May Obstruct Us [v. 45-46]


3. Our Frailty May Overcome Us [v. 45-46]




1.  Pray [v. 40, 44]


2. Purpose [v. 41-42, Dan. 1:8, Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.]


3.  Power [v. 43, Acts 1:8]




1. Make Sure you Know the Saviour [Jn. 10:14-15, 27, 6:70; Mt. 7:23]


2. Make Sure you Heed the Saviour’s Word [v. 31-34, Psalm 119:11, 2 Timothy 2:15]


3. Make Sure you Die to Self [Jn. 12:24, 1 Cor. 15:31]

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Thou Hast Rejected Knowledge

Thou Hast Rejected Knowledge

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  August 24, 2013
Thou Hast Rejected Knowledge
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." (Hosea 4:6)
This lament over the ancient apostasy of Israel embodies an age-long principle which surely applies to those nations today which once professed Christianity but are now dominated by humanism. Our own nation is experiencing an awful scourge of moral anarchy among our children and young people, and the reason why is because their parents and grandparents have largely "forgotten the law of thy God."
America—particularly its intellectual leadership—has "rejected knowledge," so its people are being "destroyed for lack of knowledge." This ignorance exists despite an abundance of supposed actual knowledge (i.e., "science") in our educational institutions, for such facts are almost universally taught in a secular context. Our teachers have forgotten that "the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge" (Proverbs 1:7).
Even in evangelical and fundamentalist churches and schools today, there is often too little emphasis on knowledge and too much on experience. Christian faith is not "feeling"; it is volitional commitment to a true intellectual understanding of the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish," said Christ (Luke 13:5). The Greek word for "repent" means "change your mind!" One can only believe right if he first thinks right, and this requires true knowledge.
Listen again to Hosea's warning: "The LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy |i.e., 'kindness'|, nor knowledge of God in the land" (Hosea 4:1). "They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind" (Hosea 8:7). HMM
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