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Judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy……………

Proverbs 31:9 –

     Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Lev.19:15.

Deut. 1:16.

2Sam.8:15.

Isa. 1:17,23.

Zech.7:9.

John 7:24.

Heb.1:9.

Prov.21:13.

Isa.1:7.

Jer.22:16.

write down the verses and read them aloud, let His words  into your heart.

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More on an Invitation to Pray at the Throne of Grace

(Hebrews 4:16)

Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of  grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time  of need.

(1 Peter 5:10)

And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish you

(Hebrews 10:19-20)

Since therefore, brethren, we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,

(Isaiah 55:7)

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and He will have compassion on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.

(Lamentations 3:22-23)

The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness.

(Ephesians 2:8)

For by grave you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

(Titus 2:11-12) for the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,

 

O Lord, supplier of all mercy and grace, I rejoice that Your mercies are new every day. Have mercy on me, dear Lord! I praise You that Your all-encompassing grace is available through humble, trusting prayer. Pour Your grace out on me, dear Lord!

 

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Another Call to Pray without Ceasing

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:18)

Through His word, God calls us to lives of continual prayerfulness. “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Jesus also calls us to this life of prayer, both by His teaching and His example. “Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart…in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed” (Luke 18:1 and Mark 1:35). Our present verse is another call to praying without ceasing.

The context directs us to appropriate, by faith, the powerful spiritual resources that are ours in the Lord. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-11). These heavenly provisions are put on by looking to the Lord unceasingly in prayer: “praying always.” This constancy in prayer can be done with “all prayer and supplication.” God has arranged many appropriate ways for us to pray, such as confession, repentance, request, thanksgiving, rejoicing, praise, adoration, and more. Note, however, that every type of praying is to be done “in the Spirit.” As in all areas of life, we must depend upon the Spirit. He will grant us guidance and wisdom for praying according to the will of God.

Godly praying also includes spiritual alertness: “being watchful to this end.” When prayer is especially needed, we can be tempted to slumber. In Gethsemane, the disciples were not alert to the great need to pray. “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation” (Mark 14:38). Again, this highlights our need to be led of the Spirit. Further, a part of our need for the Spirit pertains to perseverance: “with all perseverance.” Praying requires all kinds of spiritual persistence. Praying requires demanding spiritual labor. The Holy Spirit must sustain us in God’s strength, if we are to engage in prayer to the extent that our Lord often desires. Some of this call to persevering prayer involves the battles and needs that others are facing: “with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” It is not wrong for us to cry out to God concerning our own needs. Our Lord invites us to do such. “Let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). Still, the Lord wants to use us in the lives of people near and far through the wonderful avenue of intercession. The vision for prayer given here is quite expansive: “Praying always… all prayer…all perseverance…all the saints.”

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints

1Th 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Luke 18:1  And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Mar 1:35 ¶ And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Ephesians 6:10-11-Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Mark 14:38 -watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

Philippians 4:6-Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Dear Lord, this extensive call to prayer humbles my heart. I see much room to grow in my prayer life. Yet, it stirs my faith as well. By Your Spirit of grace at work in me, such praying is possible. O Lord, please make of me such a prayer warrior, Amen.

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Signs Of Christ’s Coming

Matthew 24:29-31

Dan.7:11

Isa. 13:10

Ezek. 32:7

Acts 2:20

Rev. 6:12

Dan. 7:13

Mark 13:4

Zech.12:12

Rev.1:7

1Cor.15:52

1Thess.4:16

 

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Today’ Promise from the Bible

Psalm 27:1
[[[A Psalm] of David.]] The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Reflection

The Lord is ever with the child of His right hand. Mercy, protection, grace, and love are ever the believer’s company. By the precious blood of Christ, we are made partakers of the heavenly promise. Hide yourself in Christ, O believer, and embrace the true rest He so lovingly grants His children! Rest and do good!

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Following Jesus as a Disciple

Matthew 28:19>

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

John 1:43>

 The next day He purposed to go forth into Galilee, and He found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow Me.”  (Matt.4:12)

Luke 9:23>

 And He was saying to them all, :if anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.(Matt.10:38; Luke 14:27)

Romans 13:14>

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to lusts.

(Job 20:14;Gal.3:27.Gal.5:16)

John 6:63>

“It is the Spirit who gives life: the flesh profits nothing, the words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life. (John 6:68)

Philippians 3:3>

For we are the true circumcision,who worship in the Spirit of  God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.   (Rom. 2:29. 9:6. Gal.6:15)

1 Corinthians 1:29>

that no man should boast before God,(30) But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,(31) that, just as it is written, “Let HIM WHO  BOASTS , BOAST IN THE LORD”  (JER.9:23)

 

Dear Lord Jesus, I want to relate rightly to You by following You as a disciple. I do not want my flesh to have any opportunity to indulge itself. I confess total spiritual bankruptcy in my . I want to place no hope in my flesh. I agree that my flesh can never boast before You. I humbly renounce the self-life!

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Matthew,4:4,7

    But he answered and said, It is witten,   Man sall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedes out of the mouth of God.  

Eph.6:17> And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Heb.4:12> For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Rev.1:16> And in His right hand He held seven stars; and out of His mouth came a sharp two edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.

 Phil.1:4> I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers,

Deut.8:3> “And He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.

     It is written again, thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Deut.6:16>” You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah.

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More on Relating Rightly to the God of All Grace

The God of all grace…it is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing…that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection.

(1 Peter 5:10;> And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

John 6:63; ; “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

Philippians 3:10)> that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection an the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;

(1 Peter 5:10).>  And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

(John 17:3).> “And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou has sent.

(1 Peter 5:5)> You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you,clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD is opposed to the proud, but gives Grace to the Humble.

(Romans 5:2).> through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.

(2 Corinthians 3:6).> I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.

(Ephesians 1:18-20).> I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which he brought about in Christ when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.

Lord God of all grace, I need Your Holy Spirit to fill me with Your life. My flesh profits nothing. Lord, each day I need the power of Your resurrection working in my life. I have no effective power that I can generate on my own. I praise You that these are available through humble dependence!

Day by Day by Grace
Bob Hoekstra
December 17th
More on Relating Rightly to the God of All Grace

The God of all grace…it is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing…that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection. (1 Peter 5:10; John 6:63; and Philippians 3:10)
In order to live day by day by grace, we must relate rightly to “the God of all grace” (1 Peter 5:10). Essentially, this involves developing a personal relationship with the Lord. “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3). A growing relationship with the true and living God produces the relational realities of humility and faith. Thereby, we are able to live by the grace of God: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble…We have access by faith into this grace in which we stand” (1 Peter 5:5 and Romans 5:2).

As we are in the word of God, growing in the knowing of God, there are many ways to express humility and faith toward the Lord. We have emphasized a number of these in previous sections of these devotions. Living by the Spirit was one of these. “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.” The spiritual life that the Holy Spirit alone can provide is what the new covenant of grace offers to man. God “also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life” (2 Corinthians 3:6). As we humbly depend upon the Spirit, God graciously fills our lives with His life.

We considered another way to walk in humility and faith through living by the power of the resurrection: “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection.” Yes, resurrection power is available for daily Christian living. “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know…what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:18-20). Of course, experiencing this power requires humbly admitting that we have no power on our own, and then relying on His mighty power.

Living by the Spirit and living by resurrection power are two ways to relate rightly to the God of all grace. They both are experienced through humble dependence. They both result in the grace of God becoming our daily resource from the Lord.

Lord God of all grace, I need Your Holy Spirit to fill me with Your life. My flesh profits nothing. Lord, each day I need the power of Your resurrection working in my life. I have no effective power that I can generate on my own. I praise You that these are available through humble dependence!

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Romans 8:32 The comprehensive, Freely Giving Plan of God. He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things. He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall […]

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It TIME to be real……….let the redeem of the LORD SAY SO

Romans 8:32

The comprehensive, Freely Giving Plan of God.

     He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things.

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32)

By the free gift of God’s grace, ministry is given to us. “I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me” (Ephesians 3:7). By His grace at work in us, our ministry can be marked with courage and selflessness. None of these things move me;nor do I count my life dear to myself” (Acts 20:24). This pattern of grace fits the entire plan of God, because His plan is a comprehensive, freely giving plan.

As we have seen, give is the language of grace. Note the extent to which God desires togive to us. He wants to freely give us all things.” Everything that God considers as needful for fullness of life, He freely makes available by His grace. The Scriptures repeatedly speak in such comprehensive terms. “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3a). All that it takes to live as God intends, and to grow in godliness as He desires, has already been given to us in Christ. As we get to know the Lord more and more, all that He has given us in Christ is progressively brought into our experience: through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3b).

The death of Christ is our assurance of having the comprehensive dimensions of God’s grace fully available to us: “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all.” Jesus is the Father’s deeply loved Son. Through a prophet of old, the Father proclaimed this divine love. “Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whomMy soul delights!” (Isaiah 42:1). When the Son was on this earth, the Father declared His loving delight from heaven. “And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘This is Mybeloved Son, in whom I am well pleased‘” (Matthew 3:17). Jesus is consistently revealed as the object of the Father’s love: “The Father loves the Son…the Son of His love (John 3:35 and Colossians 1:13). The magnitude of the Father’s love for His Son is behind His love gift to us. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son” (John 3:16). Our loving and generous Father has not held back from us the sacrificial gift of His beloved Son, who died for our sins. Now, if He did not hold back His most prized treasure (His own beloved Son), there is no way that the Father will hold back any lesser gift from us. “How shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”

Loving Father, I praise You for Your great love, in giving Your beloved Son to die for my sins. I thank You for the assurance this brings that everything else that I need will be freely given with Him!