Today’s Devotional – March 7th (Finding Perfect Peace, Pt. 2, “Precious Promises”)

By admin On March 7th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – March 7th

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Finding Perfect Peace, Pt. 2, “Precious Promises”

To read Part 1, click here… Today’s Devotional – March 6th (How To Find Perfect Peace!)

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“Whereby are given unto us

exceeding great and precious promises:

that by these ye might be

partakers of the divine nature,

having escaped the corruption

that is in the world through lust.”

2nd Peter 1:4

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So here we have this above admonition from Peter to have ready the “exceeding great and precious promises”, which by these we may be partakers of the Divine nature.

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

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When a person begins the Christian sojourn, that person becomes aware of areas in life which are less than Christ-like.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpg

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And since every Christian has been given the desire to become Christ-like, there is an unrest which develops…

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“How can I become Christ-like?

“How can I overcome this sin?

“How can I have that ‘peace that surpasses all understanding’?”

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And so the Christian begins searching for the solution to his or her sin-problem. The Christian knows that while sin has the mastery, there will be no deep, abiding peace in life.

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THE CHRISTIAN JOURNEY BEGINS

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It isn’t long before the Christian finds certain Bible passages which speak to that particular sin.

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Usually, it is some verse, such as this one… “Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee,” Psalm 119:11.

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And so the Christian begins to realize that God’s Word has power to help the Christian overcome sin.

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And thus begins the upward journey in which the Believer must walk, to become in harmony with the Lord.

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Quite often God gives a Believer some sort of, “mountain to conquer”, in hopes that he or she will seek with all their heart to climb and conquer that mountain.

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FAITH THAT GOD WON’T GIVE UP ON ME

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Here is another verse which the Christian soon finds very helpful…

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“…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12,http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg 13.

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So the Christian begins to realize that God is closely working within every Christian to help them overcome those peace-robbing sins which plague us.

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And it is not long until the Christian finds the following verse… Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6.

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And so these verses begin to give the Christian comfort and confidence that God is not just going to abandon the trembling child of God. He is going to keep working with each of His children.

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And it is such verses that begin to give the Christian a deeper abiding relationship with the Lord.

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BIBLE STORIES GIVE US CONFIDENCE

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And the various stories in the Gospels and also in the Old Testament are designed to show us how God works in the lives of men.

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These stories more and more help us to recognize God’s workings in the lives of men, and even among the nations.

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Just like the story of Daniel, for instance.

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God faithfully delivered Daniel, because Daniel was faithful to God.

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Stories such as this, are given to us to strengthen our trust in God’s protection for us in times of need.

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PROPHECIES GIVE CONFIDENCE ABOUT FUTURE

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“I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure:” Isaiah 46:9, 10

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As the Christian begins to study Bible prophecy, it becomes evident that God is knowledgeable of future events.

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This too becomes a great help.

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Such passages as the one above from Isaiah help us realize that the events of history are all working together in God’s plan, and eternal mission. And just to know that God is ultimately in charge of history causes our confidence in Him to grow and grow.

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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse_Victor Vasnetsov Wikipedia Public Domain

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GOD’S WILL IS NOW BEING ACCOMPLISHED IN EARTH

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Just listen to this passage… And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say unto him, What doest Thou?” Daniel 4:35.

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Such verse as this establish that God is in control of this, out-of-control world, and gives the child of God confidence in God’s authority, even over this rebellious planet.

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TRUST THAT GOD WILL BE OUR MEMORY

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And when the Christian finds this verse… “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26, the Christian realizes that he or she does not have to depend on their own faulty human memory, because God promises to bring all things back to the Christian’s memory, in the time of need.

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Our task is to fight to keep our minds upon God’s Word through our day.

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GOD DIRECTS MAN’S FOOTSTEPS

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For instance, this passage….“O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” Jeremiah 10:23.

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Now this passage tells that Man is not so much in control of his life as he would like to think. But if Man does not control his own steps, then who does? 

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Listen… “A man’s heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9.

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Here is another verse which greatly helps Christian to see that God is even in control over individuals.

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Though a man’s rebellious heart may go after his lusts, yet God ultimately leads that sinner’s steps in such a way, that God’s ultimate plan and purposes shall be accomplished.

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SATAN: THE TIME THIEF!

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There is a popular song which goes… “How can you stand on God’s promises if you don’t know what they are?”

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This would be a funny song if it weren’t so true! Satan has kept us so busy that we have greatly neglected our daily Bible study, except for maybe a 15 minute rush-job in the morning.

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And even for those who do engage in Bible study, Satan endeavors to engross our minds, so that we don’t meditate day and night upon those Bible verses which we do study.

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After all, Satan doesn’t care what we think about, just as long as it’s not on our morning Bible study.

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NO HEAVENLY GOOD!

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There is a popular saying… “He’s so heavenly minded, he’s no earthly good!”

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But for every “Christian” who fits that description, there are 99 others who are better described as follows… “He’s so EARTHLY MINDED, he’s no heavenly good!”

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Yes, Satan really has us Christians running right along side the people of the world, running neck-in-neck in the old “rat-race”, doesn’t he?

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We’re going after all the, “good things in life”, just like everybody else, aren’t we?
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SOLDIERS OF THE CROSS: ARMOR UP!

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In order to get through the trial before us, we need to keep hiding God’s promises in our heart, while there’s still time.

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We need to cancel every unnecessary activity so that we can spend much time reading and thinking upon God’s Word.

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Our job is to read and think on these things.

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God’s job is to bring them back to our memory, during the trial before us.

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There’s so many more things to learn about God’s providence in our lives.

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And with each new revelation of God’s omnipotence, our trust will grow stronger and our rest will grow deeper.

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“Whereby are given unto ushttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

exceeding great and precious promises:

that by these ye might be

partakers of the divine nature,

having escaped the corruption

that is in the world through lust.”

2nd Peter 1:4

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE…April 13 (Perfect Peace, PART 3: Alternative To Television)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Slow me down, so that I take time each day to hide Thy precious promises in my heart. I know that I don’t have the memory sufficient for this. But I know that by faithfully lingering upon these promises, You will be faithful to remind me of them, at just the time when they are needed…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Orion the Soldier (Armor of God)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION…

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION….

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This constellation group can best be seen in spring through summer in the southern sky just above the horizon. Like all constellations, it slowly moves westward through the months, appearing a little earlier each night. It also appears to move through the sky westward each night. It can be easily seen under any degree of darkness. In other words, you don’t need a very dark night. In the sketch to the right, the ‘Flower of the Field’ Constellation `is in the lower part of the screen, directly under the Cross/Scepter Constellation. The sketches in this site are approximate, and not 100% accurate. The individual stars have different brightness than seen here. But these sketches are close enough in order to find them in the night sky.

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This constellation presents one of the most beautiful verses in Scripture. And yet that Scripture presents one of the most repugnant concepts (which unsaved Mankind has tried to elude for millenniums). And that concept is, that Mankind is like the grass that withers, and his glory as the wildflower that fades away. But God’s Word and those that love it will go on forever and ever!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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