Daily Devotions

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Text: The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Isaiah 2:1-4)

Tweet: World peace is an impossibility when God’s house is not pedestaled; but when it is exalted, men will cease to learn the art of war and come to it to learn the Word of God.

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Text: How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. (Isaiah 1:21-23)

Tweet: As is proven by the crimes in our streets, the corruption of our leaders, and the injustices of our courts, Lady Liberty has become a harlot in the sight of God.

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Text: For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. (2 Corinthians 12:6)

Tweet: No saint should be a self-promoter, but depend on the evidence of the indwelling Holy Spirit in their lives to serve as their personal press agent.

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Text: And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. (Isaiah 1:8-10)

Tweet: Just as it did with ancient Judah, the reproach of sin has reduced present-day America to another Sodom and Gomorrah. We’ve been reduced in God’s eyes from John Winthrop’s shining city on a hill to the Prophet Isaiah’s abandoned caretaker’s shed in a dried up cucumber patch.

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Text: Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. (1 Thessalonians 2:6)

Text: For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. (1 Corinthians 15:9)

Text: This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:15)

Tweet: At the beginning of his apostolic ministry, Paul claimed to be an apostle ( 1 Thessalonians 2:6). About midway through, he confessed that he was not worthy to be called an apostle (1 Corinthians 15:9). At the end of his life, he wrote that he was the chief of all sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). Notice, as Paul grew in God’s grace and got closer to God his opinion of himself sunk and his view of God soared. God became holier and he became humbler. If you’re not becoming humbler and God is not becoming holier in your eyes, then, you’re not growing in God’s grace nor getting any closer to God.

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Text: At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. (Acts 26:13-14)

Tweet: The closer you get to the light the holier God becomes and the humbler you’ll be. In the light, no one struts around, but everyone bows down.

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Text: And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. (Isaiah 1:15)

Tweet: If bloodstained hands cannot be lifted up in prayer nor the prayers of the bloodthirsty heard or heeded by God, how can America, with hands stained with the blood of 60 million abortions, expect the Almighty to Answer her prayers?

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Text: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20)

Tweet: This verse was once embodied in a well-known axiom of the early Church Fathers: “Where three are, there is a church.” Contrary to popular belief today, the strength of a church gathering is not to be measured numerically, but spiritually. Since this verse, as the previous verse shows, is speaking of covenant prayer—two Christians praying together for God’s revealed will to them to be fulfilled—it follows that prayer meetings must be held, just as all prayers must be offered, in Jesus name! (See also: John 14:13-14; 15:16; 16:23-24, 26)

THE TWEETED BIBLE

Text: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20)

Tweet: The big question is not have we come to church to meet with God, but will God come to our church to meet with us! He will if we’ve gathered to glorify His name rather than make a name for ourselves or our church.