Devotionals for August 2016

#6 Immanuel, God Always With Us

Matthew 1:23 NASB “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.” This name Immanuel is never used again in the New Testament. Only … Continue reading

#5 Immanuel, God With Us

Isaiah 7:14 NASB Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. Jesus was described in many ways by Isaiah, but there … Continue reading

#4 Back to Christian Basics

John 14:26 NASB But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Most of the epistles were written … Continue reading

#3 Christ Afresh

Philippians 3:8 NASB I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord… Paul wrote this after a long journey of intimacy with the Lord, having traveled and been imprisoned. Yet … Continue reading

#2 The Danger of Knowing God

Matthew 11:27 NASB …no one knows the Son except the Father… The danger of knowing God is assuming you know Him. The danger of seeing Christ is presuming you see Him.

#1 Amazing God, Ever New

Mark 1:27 AMPC And they were all so amazed and almost terrified that they kept questioning and demanding one of another saying, What is this? What new (fresh) teaching! Our God is ever new in His movement and fresh in His … Continue reading

Power in the Name

The devotional series What’s in a Name? concluded yesterday. If we spent years on the names of God, we would still have an eternity’s worth of revelation ahead of us. But you can still pursue this incredible study further, and … Continue reading

#53 Our Shocking God

What’s the purpose of knowing this strange name El Shaddai, that means ‘field’ and ‘breast?’ To see Him! To in some small degree comprehend His nature. We need to be shocked into seeing Who our God really is! Most of … Continue reading

#52 Much Fruit

John 15:8 NASB My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Jesus’ Father is El Shaddai, so lavish a Giver that His bounty is immeasurable. We are urged and commanded to … Continue reading

#51 Unending Multiplication

Hebrews 11:12 ESV Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore. El Shaddai is associated with fruitfulness. … Continue reading

#50 Vision of the Almighty

Balaam, Israel’s prophet, was seduced by the enemy, King Balak of Moab, to curse Israel. They were so powerful that Balak was afraid to attack. Balaam went on his donkey to the wilderness and saw Israel camping by tribes. And … Continue reading

#49 Only El Shaddai

It is very difficult to try and express God’s abundance and might as El Shaddai. There is one place in the New Testament that describes El Shaddai above all descriptions! Although His name is not mentioned in the verse, it … Continue reading

#48 God Inside

John 6:53 NLT “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you cannot have eternal life within you.” This! One of the most radical, shocking and even incomprehensible statements of … Continue reading

#47 Blessings of the Deep

Genesis 49:25 NASB And by the Almighty Who blesses you With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb. At the end of his days, Jacob called his sons and pronounced a … Continue reading

#46 Foolish and Weak

1 Corinthians 1:27 NASB God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong… The most childlike of the disciples was … Continue reading

#45 The Mystery God

John 17:3 AMPC And this is eternal life, [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with and understand) You, the only true and real God… The one priority and meaning of life, our single pursuit is to discover the … Continue reading

#44 Childish and Untaught

Reading Luke 10:17-24 verse 21 AMPC In that same hour He rejoiced and gloried in the Holy Spirit and said, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have concealed these things [relating to salvation] from the wise … Continue reading

#43 Almighty Source

Reading Matthew 6:25-34 verse 32 AMPC For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all. God Himself is the Field. He is the Source of all … Continue reading

#42 From the Field

Reading Matthew 6:19-34 verses 31, 32 NASB Do not worry then, saying ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that … Continue reading

#41 Stars and Sand

Genesis 22:17 NASB Indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is upon the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. … Continue reading