Tuesday, September 11, 2018

THE WORD OF GOD

Today’s Reading: Luke 4

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These hills are part of the Judean wilderness that Jesus likely would have walked through during His 40 days of temptation, as recorded in Luke 4. Here Jesus confronted Satan by quoting His Bible, the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. Satan fled in defeat!!!

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Key Verse: Luke 4:4

But Jesus answered him, saying,It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'”

 

We can be sure that Satan will tempt each one of us. We need to learn the strategy of spiritual warfare employed by Jesus. (1) He was filled with the Holy Spirit. (2) He was filled with the Word of God. (3) He was protected by the armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-17). (4) He was constantly in prayer (Ephesians 6:18). Remember that Jesus never used His 100% God essence to help Himself. He lived His life as 100% Man; a Man filled with the Word and the Spirit. Psalm 119:11 in Jesus’ Hebrew Bible says, “Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” As we read the Scriptures, having our eyes connected to our brains can provide a head knowledge. That is not sufficient to overcome temptation. God’s Word must move into our minds AND hearts. How to do this? Pray the Word we have read. Ask the Holy Spirit to write that Word on our hearts and minds. Meditate on that Word throughout the day. Let us quote the Word in our prayers. Share that Word with someone else. Victory over Satan is ours. Amen!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I praise and worship You! You are victorious over the world, the flesh, and the Devil. I know that You live in me, and, therefore, I am more than a conqueror too. I pray for Your 24/7 grace to overcome the temptation that Satan brings. Fill me now and always with Your Word and Your Spirit. I believe I am filled and I rejoice in You. Hallelujah! Praise Your Holy Name! You are “Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Amen and Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

While I can only put a brief prayer here, I continue on with worship. His Presence, which I know is a fact, soon becomes my experience. As I continue to praise Him, I know I am filled with His Spirit. My new day is off to a great start, and by being conscious of His constant Presence, my entire day is blessed. My Bible College days were important, not only in preparation for future ministry, but also for the daily experience of God’s Presence. Rev. George Griffin was one of my teachers. He taught the first five books of the Bible (the Pentateuch). Somewhere in Leviticus, it can get very dry apart from the Presence of God. Before starting to teach, Rev. Griffin would begin to pray in a relatively quiet voice. He would say with such reverence, “Father.” Then he would pause. I would sense the Presence of God moving into the classroom. I weep now as I think of how this man carried God’s Presence in such a way as to open my heart and mind to God’s Word.

Yours for overcoming, victorious living,

David

P.S. On this day in 2001, Islamic terrorists attacked the United States. Close to 3000 innocent civilians were murdered. The world needs desperately to believe in “The Prince of Peace,” the Lord Jesus Christ!!! Crossroads is effectively reaching around the world, along with other Christian ministries. Your prayers and support are more important than ever! Amen!!!

14 thoughts on “Tuesday, September 11, 2018

  1. Unfortunately, yes, the devil is always at work so we too must always be at work to allow God’s Word and ways into our hearts and minds. It gets easier the more we practice it. Praying for a gazillion more souls to respond to God’s call each day.
    Blessings on those who get the picture.

    • Stirring 9/11 tribute:

      Stanley Praimnath was an executive with Fuji Bank working on the eighty-first floor of the South Tower (World Trade Center 2) when United Airlines Flight 175 flew into his building. The jet’s left wing sliced through his office and lodged in a door twenty feet from him.

      He was able to escape his office with the help of a man fleeing from the eighty-fourth floor. Together they made their way down the stairwell and out of the building. After they walked two blocks from the South Tower, it collapsed.

      Praimnath says, “I still have the shoes I wore to work that day. The soles are melted and they’re caked in ash. I keep them in a shoebox with the word ‘Deliverance’ written all around it. They’re kind of like my ark, a reminder of God’s presence and the life I owe to him.”

  2. Satan knows if the US goes down then the world will follow.Political correctness is incorrect.”Lies made to seem true”.We need a godly leader here in Canada then we can heal too.(Someone like David?).Jesus is the Healer.
    God bless

    It took over an hour to write this one.Ten minute poems are rare now.
    Truth Arises

    You have seen the hand of Satan’s might,
    For it has slapped you on both cheeks,
    But if you had chosen to do what’s right,
    You would know the truth the bible speaks.

    Your youth fight and die in distant lands
    While devils rule your inner streets
    But one who repents and is in My hands,
    Reveals the demons that he defeats.

    The swamp is draining,devils tremble,
    Their masks fall slowly from each face
    While wrong is shown in complete ensemble
    But demons revere in their disgrace.

    Your enemies again will be mine
    As truth arises once again,
    Then justice will rule as holy design
    When grace replaces evil’s stain.
    GW(Bill)Marshall/‎11Sept,2018

    Under God

    One nation under God that denies Me,
    Will fall apart and be devoured,
    If you refuse my love that’s free,
    As if I am something now soured.

    Your enemies have delivered my warning,
    Therefore turn back to find truth,
    For the wolves only bring mourning
    From the sacrifice of your youth.

    Greed is now what too many now preach,
    For the demon has reached within,
    But you can still change to teach,
    So the children may turn from sin.

    If you allow the wolves in their power,
    To consume with endless thirst,
    Then you are guilty at this hour
    In helping bring about the worst.

    So remove the wolves behind the crown,
    For they are deeply entrenched,
    And let them and their filth drown
    As my laws are tightly clenched.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / 11/09/2013

  3. Remembering those families that lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001
    Lifting them up to God,s throne of grace, praying the comfort of the Holy Spirit to surround them today as they look back on that tragic day.l
    I pray that you surround and embrace them with your arms of love and comfort
    Showing yourself strong to each person today missing that family member.
    In Christ I pray.

  4. “Victory in Jesus, My Savior for ever. He loved me ‘ere I knew Him and all my love is to Him. He plunged me to victory beneath His cleansing blood.”

    Jesus, You are all I need!! Without you I can do nothing, but in You I can do all things. Thank Jesus, Lord of Lords and King of Kings!

  5. Lord we life up CANADA! We need Your healing touch in Canada! We need You Lord to enter the hearts of all the people, heal the hurt.heal the anger,Holy Spirit we pray that You would enter the hearts of the people and bring out the love and forgiveness that we all need; we thank you Holy Spirit for doing this for us in Jesus Name we Pray amen

    Lord You also know the loneliness I am feeling; I ask You Lord to bring the right person to be a room mate of sorts, someone like Ross; he worked at a hotel, 2-10, very respectful,kind,caring,responsible
    He married my neighbour, then he got very ill and passed away, I am thankful for having met someone like him; so, Lord, I ask for a really good, kind room mate that You would hand pick for me, thank you Lord In Jesus Name I Pray amen

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