A Truck Load of Promises

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IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008

And the line was: “when the devil comes at you with a truck load of promises, it’s a lot harder to say no than you think.”
And this is where it began. Genesis 3: 1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;
3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Virtually every temptation we face is the same. Each in some form or fashion questions the Integrity and the Goodness of God.
God didn’t really mean that, did He?
It’s not going to hurt just this once, it won’t kill you.
And the clincher: God is not really good, He does not really love you, if He did He would not be holding out on you with this! He’s just a mean, ole bully!
What was the last temptation you fell for? Was it oh, it’s not that bad – it’s only 5 miles over the speed limit – besides God wouldn’t want me to be late for Church?
Our opening line says: ” when the devil comes at you with a truck load of promises, it’s a lot harder to say no than you think.” And that is surely so UNLESS we have made up our minds BEFORE the offer is made. When we arm ourselves with the Word of God and make the firm decision to Believe in all situations and circumstances that our Father is GOOD, that He is in love with Us and He makes NO Mistakes,THEN saying NO to any of the Evil One’s ‘promises’ (lies) will be so much easier!
Matthew 6: 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Yes He IS the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever and we can say NO.
Matthew 26: 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
I Corinthians 10: 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
James 1: 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
Whatever ‘truck load of goods’ comes rolling up to your door today – you can say NO – YOU have that POWER and that RIGHT in Christ Jesus your Savior, Lord and Coming King!
A Praise (update on Jeremy): I have another update on Jeremy! I just learned that he was sitting up, walking and talking last week! He still had the trach in but was able to speak. They sent him home and he’ll have some at home care to help him finish recovery. How amazing is that! Only a few weeks ago he wasn’t even expected to make it and now he’s almost completely healed! I’m no sure yet if there are some tests or anything he’ll have to take medicine wise, but he’s recovering wonderfully! Praise God!
And another request:Angie R: John’s 14 yr old niece has run away again for the 5th time. (Long Story) She has loving parents who love her so much. She left Saturday morning and when they got up she was gone. She took some clothes and snacks with her. And they have heard NOTHING from her. They have the Sheriff’s Dept on the look as well. Pray that GOD has his hand upon her at this time and she will call her parents to come and get here wherever she is. They are worried and concerned for her safety and whereabouts. Her name is Brittany and she’s 14 yrs old. Pray that she’s near by and she’s not hurt and that she doesn’t get in the car with a stranger. Thanks. Angie
Father, thank You that in Jesus we can say NO; help us choose before the time. Thank You for this report. Thank You for Jeremy’s healing and restoration. And now we pray for Brittany; You know where she is Lord, You know how she got there and why she is there and we pray that You will bring her to a place of safety both physically and spiritually and in the meantime we pray for her parents that they will find comfort and peace in You.
We pray for our IDOK Troops for their safety in mind and body and spirit; for their safe returns home; for provision and peace for their families; for the Peace of Israel, for the Repentance of America; for the Election of Your Choice for President of this Nation; for Your Church to be revived and for these listed here today to be healed and made well for Jesus sake.
Maggie and Family. Josh. Donnie S. Smith and family. Barber Grandsons. Renee’. Cathy’s friend and son. Jeremy H. Pastor’s Widow and four children. Martin Family. Odessa H. Margie & Duncan. Kearley Family. Kathy S. Glen Beck. Bev and family. Tonya and family. Rick Burgess and family. Dall T. Dylan. Marsha’s grand-baby. Kathy N. Kyle A. Joseph Toomey and Family. DeLois. Terri. Patsy B. Kim T. Kevin and the children. Lisa’s Mother. Katelyn (B). Janie B. Vickie. Lisa W. J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Cathy. Toy and family. Caleb and family. Bay and family. Jennifer B. John and Carolyn. Larry and Claudia and family. Taylor & family. Jeanette and Earl and family. Libby and family. Callie. Madie. Ruth. Cynthia. Martha F and Bob. Allyson and Glen and family. Brittney and Kersten and family. Sharron and girls. Sheila and Andy. Carrie and Rachel and Jacob and family. Billy and Gina and boys. Lance and family. Grace and family. Tressa. Brad, Lindsay, Karah and Haley. Cindy K and family. Chuck. Jessie L. Windy and Jared and families. Helen and Dan and family. Jen and Larry and family. Chad and Brittany and family. Mollie and family. Julia. Bobbie. Tj. Zack. Phillip. Jessica. Larry. Kayla. Trey. Jacob. Ashely. Lance. Candance. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Adam & Family. Andrew. Cindy, Sharron and Tonya’s houses to sell.
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild.
Every IDOK Pastor and Family.
Every IDOK church.
The Peace of Israel
Revival in America.
IDOKs Military Families.
IDOKs Troops (foreign soil) – Ethan. Christopher. Raul. Robert. Billy. Josh. Buddy. Mark. Josh W. James. Bryan. Nick. Hawk. Brant W. Lyndon A. Christopher R. Travis N. Joshua M. Brent. Drew. Justin G.
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Albert R III. Bay N.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Tim. Lee. George.
Injured and brought State side: Anthony. Hector
Injured Stateside:
Hospitalized outside USA: Corpl. Light. Bradley T.
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi. Edward J.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.

As I post this it is 50°F and partly cloudy in Balad, IQ & the time there is 7:41 AM AST – on March 18, 2008
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