Devotionals for January 2017

#29 The Grave is a FACT

Romans 6:6-7 AMPC We know that our old (unrenewed) self was nailed to the cross with Him in order that [our] body [which is the instrument] of sin might be made ineffective and inactive for evil, that we might no … Continue reading

#28 Free of All Bondage

Romans 7:4 & 6 NASB Therefore my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead… But now … Continue reading

#27 Prisoner of Two Laws

Romans 7:25b NIV So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the Law of sin. Paul’s prison of self is worse than any of his trials. The … Continue reading

#26 The Reality of the Crisis

Reading Romans 7 in NASB: …the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. …the Law is spiritual… There is a dilemma to the unsaved person: the need of a Savior. But there is also a … Continue reading

#25 Another Law Within Us All

Reading Romans 7 (AMP): 22 For I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my inmost self (with my new nature). 23 But I discern in my bodily members (in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh) … Continue reading

#24 The Law Written on the Heart

Romans 7:22 NASB For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man… A law is something that is always in operation. Being a LAW, it is binding and in force at all times. A law rules. … Continue reading

#23 The Law is Spiritual

Reading Romans 7 NASB: 12 So then, the Law is holy and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of flesh sold into bondage to sin. 15 … Continue reading

#22 The Law and Sin

Romans 7:11 AMPC For sin, seizing the opportunity and getting a hold on me [by taking its incentive] from the commandment, beguiled and entrapped and cheated me, and using it [as a weapon], killed me. Only when you are born … Continue reading

#21 Spiritual Integrity

Romans 7:19 AMPC For I fail to practice the good deeds I desire to do, but the evil deeds that I do not desire to do are what I am [ever] doing. This dilemma Paul describes is not a failure … Continue reading

#20 The Prison of Sin

The Prison of Sin in “This Body of Death” Romans 7:24-25 AMPC O unhappy and pitiable and wretched man that I am! Who will release and deliver me from [the shackles of] this body of death? O thank God! [He … Continue reading

#19 The Old Man Rules

Romans 7:18a, 19, 24 AMPC For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot perform it. For I fail to practice the good deeds I desire … Continue reading

#18 The Purpose of Christ: New Life

Romans 5 is what Christ did: We have been “justified by His blood…saved from the wrath of God through Him” (NASB). Romans 6 is how Christ did it: “We were buried therefore with Him by the baptism into death, so … Continue reading

#17 How Christ Did It

Romans 5 is what Christ did. Romans 6 is how Christ did it. Romans 6:3-4a, 5-6a NLT Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined Him in His death? For we died and … Continue reading

#16 What Christ Did For All

Romans 5 presents the “One, Jesus Christ” who solved the whole human problem. By “obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.” Verse 18 (NASB): So then as through one transgression (Adam) there resulted condemnation to all men, … Continue reading

#15 Under the Law of Sin

Romans 7:21-22 AMPC So I find it to be a law (rule of action of my being) that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me and I am subject to its … Continue reading

#14 The Son Revealed

Bob Guess wrote, “We are LONG on information and SHORT on revelation.” Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:17 was for REVELATION. (The root word is Apocalypse, which means a disclosure, a manifestation to be revealed!). Pour it on, Holy Spirit, reveal … Continue reading

#13 Jesus’ Last Prayer was for Union

John 17:20-21a NASB “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You…” … Continue reading

#12 One Spirit With the Lord

1 Corinthians 6:17 ESV …he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. (AMP) …the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him. Joined (united): to glue, stick, cleave, join (self), keep company. … Continue reading

#11 To SEE Union with Christ

To know your amazing union with Christ is: A process of living the cross, and A revelation from God. All things in God are a matter of SEEING, and SEEING is not the same as ‘knowing.’ Ephesians 1:18 NASB I … Continue reading

#10 Jesus Christ is IN You

2 Corinthians 13:5 NKJV Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? AMP: Do you not yourselves realize and know (thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience) that Jesus Christ is in you – Ever-increasing experience! That is the … Continue reading