Devotionals


#2 Receiving God’s Love


1 John 4:19 NASB We love, because He first loved us.  John the Baptist came first with the call for repentance: “Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” When God brings the mirror of repentance, it is His … Continue reading

#1 The Lost Way


In the garden, we lost the real meaning of life and chose a path leading nowhere. We are born running on that endless path. So life becomes a pursuit of the ‘lost way,’ that purpose whose name we have forgotten. … Continue reading

Entering the Kingdom of the King


“‘Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven’ (Mt. 6:10). Jesus prayed for the kingdom. How astounding! We are so focused on the church that we’ve lost the kingdom.” Martha Kilpatrick, Entering the Kingdom Martha’s … Continue reading

#26 Our Secret Foundation


We have looked into discipleship and into the kingdom…and by no means are these subjects finished. But there is a secret foundation to both. Any structure is only as good as its foundation. Your hidden base determines the nature and … Continue reading

#25 The Kingdom Is at Hand


Matthew 4:17 NASB Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Literally, “at hand” meant that the kingdom had come close, it was standing before the people. The kingdom was present. Oh, to … Continue reading

#24 The Eternal Kingdom of Jesus Christ


2 Peter 1:11 ESV …there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Years ago I searched for books on the kingdom. I found a number of books but … Continue reading

#23 Holy Spirit Provision


This morning I have a fresh appreciation of the Holy Spirit as the ONLY provision and the PERFECT provision of God for all our needs and all our responsibilities… From T. Austin-Sparks: “I may reason, and argue, and work things … Continue reading

#22 Experiencing Kingdom Glory


Ephesians 1:20-22 AMPC He (God) raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every … Continue reading

#21 The Kingdom of Liberty


Luke 12:32 NASB Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. You are safe under the wings of His government. The divine paradox is that you are also inexplicably free. To … Continue reading

#20 The Glad Kingdom


Luke 12:31-32 NASB But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. In the delight of Christ’s Lordship, we rejoiced … Continue reading

#19 The Government of Liberty


We took a trip to Israel in Spring 2007 with only our church plus several members of my family. This had been the dream of one person and then the Lord called us to fulfill her vision. We went to … Continue reading

#18 The Kingdom Is the Will of God


Jesus continued in Matthew 7 to lead up to that GATE through which we may enter the kingdom of heaven. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will … Continue reading

#17 Our Choice to Enter the Kingdom


Speaking of the Kingdom of God, Jesus said: Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and … Continue reading

#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