Devotionals


#16 The Number of Chastisement


“‘It is a good land which the Lord our God is about to give us.’ Yet you were not willing to go up, but rebelled against the command of the Lord your God…” Deuteronomy 1:25b-26 NASB For 40 years Israel … Continue reading

#15 Not Willing to Go into the Kingdom


Moses reminded Israel about the report from the Promised Land: “‘It is a good land which the Lord our God is about to give us.’ Yet you were not willing to go up, but rebelled against the command of the … Continue reading

#14 The Kingdom Belongs to the Poor in Spirit


Matthew 5:3 NASB Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Pride is exposed, stripped and annihilated in the desert. Pride is: I can, I am, I have, I will. Poor in spirit is: I … Continue reading

#13 Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit


The next New Testament mention of the kingdom is in Matthew 5: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” The word ‘poor’ does not mean having little, it means having nothing—a beggar. The kingdom … Continue reading

#12 Being Made Ready to Enter the Kingdom


Matthew 7:14 NASB For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.  The wilderness represents that process and journey where you are made ready to enter the kingdom. … Continue reading

#11 Few There Be That Find It


Paul declares, “He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son” (Col. 1:13 NASB). You were born again into a kingdom!  Yet Jesus Himself laid down conditions for entering the kingdom … Continue reading

#10 Your True Identity Is Born of the Spirit


John 3:5-7 NASB Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is … Continue reading

#9 Born of Water and the Spirit


Nicodemus could not grasp the concept of being “born again.” John 3:5-7 NASB Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is … Continue reading

#8 Accessing the Kingdom


John 3:3 AMPC Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. The first … Continue reading

#7 To See the Kingdom of God


John 3:1-2 NASB …Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that you have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that … Continue reading