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  • Amazon shared from Walking with God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotional Selections by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    On the cross our Lord was reconciling us unto God. “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them.” Christ had to pay this penalty. The law had to have its way, and He has borne the punishment. And because of that, if we believe in Him we are free from the punishment and free of the condemnation. We are reconciled to God, and the power of God takes over and delivers us from the devil and his cohorts and transfers us into the kingdom of God. That is why the apostle puts it like this in Colossians 1:13: “who hath delivered us from the power...
  • Amazon shared from Walking with God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotional Selections by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    What is a Christian? Paul tells the Colossians that a Christian is a person who has been translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. I no longer belong to the world—I belong to the kingdom of Christ, the kingdom of light, the kingdom of glory, the kingdom of God. Here I am, and the world has nothing to do with me. I am not of it. I am in this other kingdom. Oh, I am still existing in this world, but I no longer belong to it. I have been translated. And my citizenship is now in heaven, from whence also we look for the Savior, and we know that we shall ever go...
  • Amazon shared from Walking with God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotional Selections by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    How do we see the love of God in the cross? Ah, says the modern man, I see it in this way, that though man rejected and murdered the Son of God, God in His love still says, “All right, I still forgive you. Though you have done that to My Son, I still forgive you.” Yes, that is part of it, but it is the smallest part of it. That is not the real love of God. God was not a passive spectator of the death of His Son. That is how the moderns put it—that God in heaven looked down upon it all, saw men killing His own Son, and said, “All right, I will still forgive you.” But it was not we who...
  • Amazon shared from 2012-2015: The Season of Return? by T.W. Tramm
    In closing, as we consider the virtual mountain of evidence that points to the soon return of Jesus Christ, one is reminded of a quote by author Jack Kinsella: “From where we sit on the timeline, if this isn’t the generation the Bible describes, then when that generation does arrive, it will have no way to identify itself.”
  • Amazon shared from Walking with God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotional Selections by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    If it is not a fact that Christ literally rose from the grave, then you are still guilty before God. Your punishment has not been borne, your sins have not been dealt with, you are yet in your sins. It matters that much: Without the resurrection you have no standing at all; you are still uncertain as to whether you are forgiven and whether you are a child of God. And when one day you come to your deathbed you will not know, you will be uncertain as to where you are going and what is going to happen to you. “Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification” (Romans...
  • Amazon shared from Walking with God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotional Selections by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Sanctification is that condition in which we praise God just by being what we are.
  • Amazon shared from 31 Days of Encouragement as We Grow Older (NavPress Devotional Readers) by Ruth Myers
    As the years go by, any sense of life closing in on us can be counterbalanced with a sense of our friendship and fulfillment in Christ. Friends drift away or they’re busy with other interests. Relatives move on or pass away. We have less job satisfaction or no job. We’re retired, so there’s less fulfillment through achievement. We experience less mobility and more confinement. We’re more likely to be weak, fatigued, or ill. Our need to be close to Christ and to experience His sufficiency escalates. “Fear not … I am Your God” — He is our strong one, all-powerful, exalted above all....
  • Amazon shared from 31 Days of Encouragement as We Grow Older (NavPress Devotional Readers) by Ruth Myers
    Lord, sometimes my life on earth — my life in time — seems to close in on me. My limitations may increase, my health may hedge me in physically, and my opportunities may seem less exciting. Therefore, Lord, work in me spiritually a growing ability to press beyond the things that seem like limits, so that I focus instead on dwelling in You. You’re a bottomless, shoreless ocean for me to swim in, yielding myself to its currents. You are a vast sky for me to fly in. In You I can rise to new heights of praise. You offer me the best of travels and at no cost! You offer me the best of all beautiful...
  • Amazon shared from 31 Days of Encouragement as We Grow Older (NavPress Devotional Readers) by Ruth Myers
    Deliver me, Lord, from self-centered expectations of the “Golden Years,” from thinking that now I deserve to be a bit more self-centered. That it’s my turn. Instead, Lord, let me think, Now is my chance to grow deeper and to give something new to You — a more-constant communion and adoration a less-distracted love, a deeper faith, a more full-blown praise and prayer life; a greater eagerness for my magnificent future, when I’ll see You face to face, with no darkening veil between. And now is my chance, Lord, to give something new to others by just being who I am through Your life in...
  • Amazon shared from Walking with God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotional Selections by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Man in sin is so damned and hopeless that he does not want to be saved or even asks to be. No request ever went out from man to God for salvation ; it has come entirely from God. “Here am I,” says our Lord. “Send Me.”
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