Devotionals


#7 The Adamic Life is a Prison


Isaiah 61:1-2a NIV The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty for the captives, … Continue reading

#6 Progression into Union


There are two parts to entering union. The first one is progression into union, led by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is committed to bringing the believer into the true realization of his/her actual union with Christ. All His … Continue reading

#5 Alive in Union with Christ


Ephesians 2:5 AMP Even when we were dead (slain) in our own shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ… Life is in Christ…and the only LIFE in the entire universe IS Christ. … Continue reading

#4 Union is Now


John 17:21 NASB That they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You… It ever seems that union is a distant dream of Jesus. Because we do not EXPERIENCE it, we don’t believe … Continue reading

#3 Divine Union, Being One


John 17:21 AMP That they all may be one, just as You, Father are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in US… Union: the joining of two parts into one – fusion, melding, merging. … Continue reading

#2 The New Self Exists in Union


John 17:26 HCSB May they all be one, as You, Father are in Me and I am in You. The ‘new self’ exists in UNION with Christ and the Father…not partnership, not even relationship. It is not explainable, nor is … Continue reading

#1 We Are One with Christ


John 17:11 AMP Holy Father, keep them in Your name [in the knowledge of Yourself] those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We [are one]. Jesus’ final prayer for us centered on our being one … Continue reading

From Strange Night to Thunderous Day


We all – ones who know Him and ones who do not – hang suspended between that Strange Night and the Thunderous Day of His coming. When Christ will shake the still-sleeping world by an entirely different appearing: in splendor, … Continue reading

A Love Unfathomable


Jesus left His power and splendor. Sent by His Father in a Love unfathomable, the Prince was born into the most ordinary humanity. No son of priest or prophet was He. Step-child of a poor carpenter. Son of a simple … 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

Where Are You Going This Year?


The following is an excerpt from Martha’s article “Going!” from the series Change of Seasons. It seemed particularly anointed for the first day of a new year. May it bless you richly! Our life is like a house. It must … Continue reading

When God’s Purpose is Your Purpose


Luke 2:29 AMPC And now, Lord, You are releasing Your servant to depart (leave this world) in peace, according to Your word. As always, the Bible gives a short story with hidden clues to treasures of spiritual meaning. Every word … Continue reading

Enraptured with Immanuel


Luke 2:28-29 AMPC Simeon took Him up in his arms and praised and thanked God and said, And now, Lord, You are releasing Your servant to depart (leave this world) in peace, according to Your word. Simeon, who lived for … Continue reading

Recognizing the Messiah When You See Him


Luke 2:27-29 AMPC And prompted by the [Holy] Spirit, he came into the temple [enclosure]; and when the parents brought in the little child Jesus to do for Him what was customary according to the Law, [Simeon] took Him up … Continue reading

Divinely Revealed to Those Who Loved God’s Will


Luke 2:25-26 AMPC Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout [cautiously and carefully observing the divine Law] and looking for the Consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was … Continue reading

Day of Thanks for EVERYTHING


…in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV I can easily thank God for His benefits, for things I like and gifts I approve. For people who bless … Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Jesus Christ


…that mystic secret of God (which is) Christ (the Anointed One). In Him all the treasures of divine wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and (all the riches of spiritual) knowledge and enlightenment are stored up … Continue reading

God’s Love is Unquestionable


God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son… John 3:16 His love is unquestionable —  its power unconquerable, its impact unmistakable, its meaning undeniable, its mystery unexplainable. Its sacrifice incomparable, its price unimaginable, its depth immeasurable, … Continue reading

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