Daily Manna - God With Us
Matthew 1:18-25 Now the
birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as His mother Mary was espoused to
Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her
husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was
minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he
thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a
dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy
wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall
bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His
people from their sins.
22 Now all this was
done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet,
23 Behold, a virgin
shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name
Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
To the Saints...
December 1, 2013
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
It was in the chaos that God spoke. Because the Spirit was brooding over the surface of the chaos, when God spoke, a new creation came forth. It is in chaos that God is also speaking now. When God wants to create something, when He wants to bring forth new life, a new level, He first must bring an awareness of futility, an awareness of chaos. You may feel, "But we have been walking with God for all of these years!" Then by now you should recognize, if you have learned anything at all, that with each succeeding level you move into, God must create a chaos condition before He can bring forth that new level. Do you know the standard by which you can determine whether or not you have heard the Word? It is this: If there is chaos in your life, you have heard it.
The Trumpet - December 2013
The Difference is Relationship
There is something more important than being a Christian. It is more important
to be a Christian with a right relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I say
that because all Christians don’t have a right relationship with the Lord. For
example, all Christians, and many non-Christians, refer to Him as the Lord, but
all Christians do not really allow Him to be the Lord over their lives. It is
quite normal for a Christian to plan his life, what he is going to be or do and
then ask the Lord to bless his decision.
It's an On-Going Process
This is the gospel message in a simplistic form. Sometimes we tend to get
away from the simplicity and then sometimes we make it so simple we miss the
realities. Anyway, we’re going to look at a few verses of Scripture in Romans 5,
2 Peter 1, Matthew 16, and Acts 14. I’m reading from the New American Standard
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us.