Devotionals for February 2018

#129 We Are the Enviable Ones

John 20:29 AMPC Jesus said to him, Because you have seen Me, Thomas, do you now believe (trust, have faith)? Blessed and happy and to be envied are those who have never seen Me and yet have believed and adhered … Continue reading

#128 The Age that Requires Faith

1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV (Reading 1 Peter 1:3-9) Though you have not seen Him, you love Him. Though you do not now see Him, you believe in Him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining … Continue reading

#127 The Realm of God Is a Person

Luke 10:42 ESV …but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken from her.  The human mind lusts for ideas and imagination. Knowledge is the god of human nature. But the realm of … Continue reading

#126 Choose Your Realm and Look Up

Romans 8:5-6 NLT Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to … Continue reading

#125 Focus Is Close to Worship

Luke 11:34 ESV (emphasis mine) Your eye is lamp of your body. We do focus. And focus is close to worship. Humanity worships. We receive inwardly that on which we set our sights. What we look to, that we absorb. Be sure … Continue reading

#124 You Are What You See and Picture

Luke 11:34 ESV (emphasis mine) Your eye is the lamp of your body. What you see and imagine, what you want, and what you receive within has no part with reason or logic. What you see and picture is what … Continue reading

#123 Becoming What You See

Luke 11:34 ESV Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.  Your life becomes what you see. … Continue reading

#122 Gazing Is a Matter of the Heart

Luke 10:39 NLT Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught.  To ‘look away to Jesus’ is a matter of the heart, not the mind. 
To love Him is to live in awareness of His … Continue reading

#121 Jesus’ Command to Remember

Matthew 26:13 and Mark 14:9 ESV Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel in proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her. There is one who is a living picture … Continue reading

#120 Transfiguration Is Entirely a Mystery

John 8:51 AMPC I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone observes My teaching [lives in accordance with My message, keeps My word], he will by no means ever see and experience death.  What is His message? “Look away … Continue reading

#119 Transfigured through Beholding

2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever … Continue reading

#118 Peering Through a Foggy Window

2 Corinthians 3:18 And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror… (NRSV) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord… (KJV) It … Continue reading

#117 What Is Our Ministry to Christ?

2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord… David Wilkerson wrote: “And the apostle quickly adds, ‘Therefore seeing we have this ministry’ (2 Corinthians 4:1). Paul makes it clear … Continue reading

#116 Making Time to Behold God

2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord… David Wilkerson wrote about this verse with brilliant revelation. He said, “What does it mean to behold the Lord’s glory? … Continue reading

#115 Our Destiny to Be Like Jesus

Romans 8:29 AMPC For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He … Continue reading

#114 Beholding the Glory of the Lord

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. … Continue reading

#113 The Unveiled Face Beholds Glory

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord… Only the intervention of the Spirit of liberty can bring the power of grace into this dark place and let us glimpse the real … Continue reading

#112 Humanity is Born Blind and Deluded

2 Corinthians 4:4 HCSB In their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. From … Continue reading

#111 The Veil of Spiritual Blindness

2 Corinthians 3:16-17 AMPC But whenever a person turns [in repentance] to the Lord, the veil is stripped off and taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation … Continue reading

#110 We Choose God and He Keeps Us

Isaiah 26:3 [Full Chapter] Complete Jewish Bible A person whose desire rests on you you preserve in perfect peace, because he trusts in you. Our one responsibility is choosing God as Lord of all, and that is a lifelong confrontation … Continue reading