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Who must I go through to reach Jehovah God?

If you have tried to save yourself, you have founded that you are still wallowing in your sins sinking deeper each day without and cure; if you have founded Jesus, repented of your sins in genuineness through faith, accepted him as your Lord and Savior, then you have founded that your sins have been forgiven forever. Now you have a life where you have a propitiator with the Father in your future daily sins, His name is Jesus! Jesus is not only your propitiator, but the Door and the only way to the Father--you must go through Jesus. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

COME, THOU LONG-EXPECTED JESUS Charles Wesley, 1707–1788 I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come … (Haggai 2:7 KJV) Anticipation is a necessary and important part of every believer’s life. In Old Testament times the people anxiously awaited a Messianic Kingdom. Today we should be waiting with the same urgent expectancy as did the Israelites of old. But our anticipation is the Lord’s second advent—the piercing of the clouds and the sound of the trumpet—when victory over sin and death will be complete and final. Not only looking, but longing the blessed Lord’s return to greet; Our crowns of glory to gather and cast them with joy at His feet, Not only waiting, but watching, wistfully scanning the skies; Anticipating that daybreak when the world’s true Sun shall arise. —Unknown The Old Testament prophecies were very specific concerning our Lord’s first advent. The prophets gave the exact location of His birth (Micah 5:2) as well as the sign that He wou…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Change Before I was diagnosed with cancer, a couple of years ago, I was pretty active. With several surgeries, a thyroid out of whack and a sedentary lifestyle, I’ve gained a substantial amount of weight. I’d wanted to join an exercise club for some time, but they are so expensive. Finally, I decided that club dues would be cheaper than a heart attack, so the day after my 39th birthday, we broke down and signed up. I began noticing a need to do something when Susan kept shrinking my clothes. Either she is a part of a conspiracy with the garment industry that keeps putting the XL tags on smaller clothes or I was getting fatter. I asked my kids the other day if I looked fat in the clothes I was wearing. Their reply? “Of course you do daddy. You are fat.” Awareness of the need to lose weight was the first step, but the next step was even harder—I had to get motivated to make the necessary changes. Turning 39 did that. We figured out the logistics, developed a plan and got with it. It…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

December 2 O COME, O COME, EMMANUEL Latin hymn from 12th century English translation by John M. Neale, 1818–1866 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; His kingdom will never end. (Luke 1:32, 33) The preparation for the celebration of our Lord’s birth begins four Sundays before Christmas Day. This begins the period known as the Advent season. Advent centers on the Old Testament prophecies concerning a coming Messiah and His establishment of an earthly kingdom. The Messiah’s coming was prophesied 600 years before His birth. At the time the Jewish people were living in captivity in Babylon. For centuries thereafter faithful Jews earnestly anticipated the Deliverer-Messiah with great longing and expectation, echoing the prayer that He would “ransom captive Israel.” And finally the long awaited heavenly announcement came— “Unto you is born this day in the…