Devotional

The Power of Intercessory Prayer

Among the many lessons we learn from the book of Job is this: God places great importance on intercessory prayer. The Lord tells Job’s so-called comforters to go to Job so that he might pray for them. “My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you…

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His Name Is Everlasting Father

This name, Everlasting Father, in all probability, was the most difficult, the most inscrutable name ever given to the Savior. But, the fatherhood of Jesus has seldom been mentioned. Yet, Isaiah proclaimed “His name is Everlasting Father.” Evidently, Isaiah wished to emphasize that the coming Messiah would not be a god among many other, but…

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The Great Counselor

When we remind ourselves that this year has brought disappointments of various kinds and degrees, we should easily recognize our need for the Counselor. Do some of you have a smug sense of self-satisfaction for your life? Do you have confidence in your money power, brain power, or your social power? Or, have you found that…

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His Name is Counselor

The prophet Isaiah reminds us of a great truth about the Counselor in Isaiah 12:2: “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord,  is my strength, and my song; He has become my salvation.” The One whose name is Counselor asks of us this important question: “Who shall separate us…

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His name is Wonderful

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned… For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Might God,…

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I Know That My Redeemer Lives

In the depths of Jobs darkness a ray of golden light breaks through and he exclaims: “Oh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll, that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead, or engraved in rock forever! I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end…

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That Is Just Like God

When Jesus feeds the hungry, as he did with the 5,000, there is plenty left over. All we can say is , that is just like God. when Jesus clothes the naked, as God did with the “lilies of the field,” there is an adornment surpassing anything Solomon in all h is glory could have…

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God’s Promise for a New Beginning

Anyone who has ever pored over the book of Jeremiah knows that it is not exactly what you would call an “uplifting experience.” Jeremiah is renowned as a prophet of doom and gloom. He berates the people for a litany of sins and bad behavior. He preaches constantly about eh divine judgment and destruction that…

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But I’m Only…

It is ironic that as hard as we struggle for a sense of self, as much as we like to celebrate our real or imagined independence, we also use our sense of only-ness, our by-myself, unattached, unsupported status- as our greatest excuse for our inaction’s and inabilities. Certainly Jeremiah stood firmly in this all to…

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Leaving Everything and Following Jesus

In Luke chapter 5, Jesus was standing by the Lake Gennesaret with the people crowding around Him. He sees two boats and got into one of them , telling Peter to push out from the shore. Then Jesus sat down and taught the people. Finishing His teaching he tells Peter to “Put out into the…

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