Devotionals for September 2016


#13 Possibility of Being Free


Put off the old self… Be renewed in your mind… The lawlessness of society is increasing and it tempts Christianity to lower the standard of holiness… and integrity. We think, “Well, we are still better than the average person of … Continue reading

#12 Discovery Not Improvement


We don’t need to improve or get progressively better. There is no possibility of improving the old self. The Christian life is not about progress toward God. The only need is discovery not progression! Revelation, not effort. And God gives … Continue reading

#11 Change is Revelation


Ephesians 4:23 …be renewed in the spirit of your mind. The renewing of the mind, the change in thinking is the very “putting off of the old self.” All change for the believer happens as a matter of revelation not … Continue reading

#10 Knowing Who Christ Is


Ephesians 4:22-23 AMPC Strip yourselves of your former nature (put off and discard you old unrenewed self)… And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude].  Why is the solution to the ‘old … Continue reading

#9 How to Break the Conquering Grip


Our wonderful Bible gives the answer to every question it arouses. Put off (lay aside) the old self… But how? This ‘old self’ clings to me with a conquering grip. ‘It’ rises up and screams, it goes where I don’t … Continue reading

#8 Lay Aside the Old Self


Ephesians 4:24 NIV …lay aside the old self which is being corrupted… The real you is a spirit being, a new creation. The old you is no more than a FILTHY garment, easily removed. “Lay aside” means in the Greek, “put … Continue reading

#7 Utterly, Gloriously Free!


It’s amazing to think that we can be completely free of the “sin nature.” Not that we can be perfect but we can be free. Utterly, gloriously FREE! Sin shall not be master over you… Romans 6:14 NASB

#6 Deceit is in the Nature of Adam and Eve


Ephesians 4:22 AMPC  Your old unrenewed self…becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion. Deceit is the driving force of the Adamic nature. Eve was deceived, and Adam deceived himself and tried to deceive God. Deceit became their … Continue reading

#5 The Old Self Will Deceive


We’ve seen that the corruption of the “old self” is progressive. That Adamic nature, into which we were born, is possessed of another quality mentioned in Ephesians 4:22 –deceit. …lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the … Continue reading

#4 Old Self is Morally Decaying


(Reading Ephesians 4:22) The NIV reads correctly: put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires. The word corruption in Greek is PHTHEIRO and implies a progressive downward spiral: “morally decaying, on the way to final ruin” … Continue reading

#3 The Adamic Nature


Ephesians 4:22 AMPC Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion. The believer is rare indeed, who … Continue reading

#2 Discovering Our Own Futility


Ephesians 4:21-22 NIV When you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self… The … Continue reading

#1 Fallen Nature, Not Just Sins


Ephesians 4:22 AMPC Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion… We do not have single problems, … Continue reading

God With Us Forever!


The God With Us devotional series by Martha Kilpatrick has come to a close. We hope that you’ve been as blessed by these revelations of Immanuel as we have! For an even deeper perspective of the riches available to us … Continue reading

#22 Conscious of Jesus


Romans 13:14 NIV  …clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ… First we come to believe Immanuel has come to be WITH us, and more! WITHIN us. Then we must become conscious of Jesus Himself – His presence, His thoughts, His character. Oh, to live in … Continue reading

#21 The Indwelling, Beloved Son


To meet the coming times, God will reveal His Son as the stability and security that will be found in no other place. May we be willing to let God pursue us for the revelation of the indwelling “Beloved Son,” … Continue reading

#20 A New Realm of Wonders


T. Austin-Sparks wrote: “We should feel like people who have come to the doors of a new realm full of wonders – unknown, unexplored, unexploited.” All the coming wonders of God reside in His Son, Immanuel.

#19 Christ in You, the Hope of Glory


Matthew 28:19-20 NASB Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am … Continue reading

#18 Immanuel Speaks Through You


Acts 18:9-10a NASB And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; for I am with you…” Immanuel speaks His own message … Continue reading

#17 The End of the Soul’s Loneliness


Acts 2:4 NASB And they were all FILLED with the Holy Spirit… The end of the soul’s loneliness and the heart’s emptiness is Immanuel. For His presence is on the inside of my core, solving me from the deepest-within to … Continue reading