IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010
The Last Thing
I’m just going to put this one out here just like it came to me way early this morning. The Last Thing our children and grandchildren need is for them to see us being unfaithful to the Scriptures.
Hebrews 10: 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. [source]
In a Kathie Whitestone Thompson paraphrase: we better be walking the talk at home and in a Bible Believing, preaching Local Assembly (Church)! The LAST THING we should be doing in the days before THE DAY is failing to LIVE the Scriptures. It’s not just the world at stake here, it’s our ‘babies’ and our ‘grandbabies’. So we have to ask ourselves what Scripture passages am I not consistently living? The key word is consistently – not perfectly, but diligently and faithfully refusing to compromise what we know He has commanded us to do and, yes, to not do too.
My Dear Sisters and Brothers, it’s been a long day. Let’s pray. We love you all.
ABBA, You are so good to me! Thank You for this Word to us today and I am asking You to gently or firmly confirm this Word to us individually and to do so in such a way that there is no room for doubt just what portion of Your Word we, individually, are not faithfully living. I ask You to make it so uncomfortable for us that we will not rest until we confess and cease to transgress Your Commands. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for watching over Your Word to confirm it and make it alive in us. Thank You for the promises You have given us, both the conditional ones and the unconditional ones. Thank You that we can ask anything of You and according to Your will, You will do it. And so, ABBA, according to Your Will we ask that You minister and tend to every person whose name may be spoken here. We pray too for our IDOK Troops, for their safety and protection in spirit, soul and body and for their safe returns home. I pray Your People will find their voices and places to stand and serve You and this great nation called America. I pray, You will bless the people of America with conviction. Lord, I am asking You to be merciful and convince this people of sin, of righteousness and judgment to come if Your Gift of Salvation in Christ Jesus alone is refused or neglected. I ask for Peace for Israel and that You will subdue all their enemies in the Mighty and Holy Name of Yeshua. Amen and amen.
As a Post Script over three years later; this Word is fresh again and I need it!!