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Be not fooled

Jesus is with the believers in spirit of the Holy Ghost. No living man after the Resurrection and ascension into heaven have seen Jesus in the flesh. Let no man beguile you that he has seen Jesus in the flesh or went to heaven after his earthly death and come back to tell you that they have been to heaven. The devil is a liar and the truth is not in him. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Fresh Start Devotionals

Finishing the Race John Stephen Akhwari ran in the 1968 Olympics representing Tanzania. Akhwari injured himself in the competition, as a result he finished the race an hour after the gold medal winner. After he crossed the finish line, a reporter asked him, “Why didn’t you retire from the race, since you had no chance of winning.” Akhwari looked confused at the reporter’s question. After a pause, he said, “My country did not send me to Mexico City to start the race, they sent me here to finish the race.” But what happens when we fall? No one is perfect, everyone stumbles. So what do we do? We don’t let our failures shatter our faith-we get back up! With only two laps to go in the 1,000 meters short-track finals at the 2002 Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City, Utah, Apolo Anton Ohno made his move and in first place heading for the finish line and a gold medal. He was still in the lead going around the final turn. That’s when it happened. China’s Li Jiajun tried to pass on the outside,…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

February 15 MY JESUS, I LOVE THEE William R. Featherston, 1846–1873 We love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19) And shall I use these ransomed powers of mine For things that only minister to me? Lord, take my tongue, my hands, my heart, my all, And let me live and love for Thee! —Unknown The spiritual depth of “My Jesus, I Love Thee” is made all the more remarkable by the knowledge that it was written by a teenager. William Ralph Featherston of Montreal, Canada, is thought to have written these lines of heartfelt gratitude to Christ at the time of his conversion experience when only 16. It is believed he then sent a copy of his poem to an aunt in Los Angeles, and somehow the text appeared anonymously in print in an English hymnal, The London Book, in 1864. Several years later, a well-known American Baptist pastor, Dr. A. J. Gordon, discovered the anonymous hymn in the English hymnbook and decided to compose a better melody for it. With its new tune the hymn has sin…