Devotionals for November 2016


#30 New Wine, New Day


Luke 5:38 NASB But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. The word ‘new’ here means new as to time, not as to quality. It reminds us of the manna God gave Israel. It was new every day. If … Continue reading

#29 We Are Not to Be Old Wineskins


Luke 5:37 NASB And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled out and the skins will be ruined. Wine skins were made out of goat skin. … Continue reading

#28 When There Is No Need to Be New


Luke 5:37-38 NASB And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled out and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into fresh … Continue reading

#27 New Wine, Old Self


Luke 5:37-38 NASB And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into fresh … Continue reading

#26 New Testament People


John 14:12 NASB “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” Since we (who … Continue reading

#25 The Same New Life


Ephesians 2:4-5 AMPC But God—so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings … Continue reading

A Sacrifice of Praise and Thanksgiving


Let us then go forth [from all that would prevent us] to Him outside the camp [at Calvary], bearing the contempt and abuse and shame with Him. For here we have no permanent city, but we are looking for the one which is to … Continue reading

#24 Revelation and Resurrection


Paul’s mighty prayer as written (for us) to the Ephesians: “…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the KNOWLEDGE of HIM. I pray that … Continue reading

#23 The Cross: Scene of Resurrection


2 Corinthians 4:11 NASB For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death works in us, but life in … Continue reading

#22 NEW Knowledge of God


2 Corinthians 1:10 AMPC [For it is He] Who rescued and saved us from such a perilous death, and He will still rescue and save us; in and on Him we have set our hope (our joyful and confident expectation) that … Continue reading

#21 The Intimate Presence


2 Corinthians 1:8b ESV For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Intimacy with God is REAL only where there is radical reliance on God. And dependence on Christ must be forced upon … Continue reading

#20 Resurrection from the Grave Only


The NEW is never born out of flesh or effort or pseudo-faith. Resurrection life will only strike where there is a void, a hopelessness…a corpse of self! We must understand that Resurrection touches only where there is consummate death! Where … Continue reading

#19 New Things Out of Nothing


Romans 4:17 NLT That is what the scriptures mean when God told him, “I have made you the father of many nations.” This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates … Continue reading

#18 The New Covenant


Jeremiah 31:31-32 NASB “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the … Continue reading

#17 Teachable in the New


Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and … Continue reading

#16 God, New and Now


Matthew 6:34a NASB So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. We must know our Lord as He is TODAY. Yesterday is already OLD. Tomorrow is irrelevant. GOD WILL ever challenge our dogma by His Voice … Continue reading

#15 Grasping God’s New


Revelation 21:5a AMPC And He who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. We may move with His “new” or…not. We can be IN the ‘new’ or…NOT. The Pharisees valued the old so they missed the “New.” … Continue reading

#14 The Wonder of the New


Hosea 1:2 NASB When the Lord first spoke to Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry…” The prophets were those who could tolerate the new and shocking. They … Continue reading

#13 A New Future Now


Philippians 3:13 NASB Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead… God is so new that when every day … Continue reading

#12 A New Unfolding of God


God is the same always. But He is unfolding His identity all the time, and so the immensity of His Majesty and Being is to be ever NEW for us. And it will be ever new for us IF we … Continue reading