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My Daily Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for the ones that read this prayer and your Internet ministry; many said that this would not work, but You ordained it. Now several decades find that the secular have come to Your Son Jesus through genuine repentance, and accepting Him as their Lord and Savior. Hallelujah! Thank You for the saints that find Your ministry has given them. Hallelujah!
As I close this prayer of thanksgiving, I thank You for those that evangelize Your Word not only in democratic countries, but countries that they can be killed for reading Christian material; establishing home or open churches; just saying the word Jesus; saying that they are Christians; receiving this ministry through the underground Internet. All of the aforementioned means of receiving Your Word, if caught means death or long prison terms or severely beaten. Thank You for those saints that hunger for Your Word, even unto death.  I thank You that You chose this once foolish person to the ministry and to evangel…

Morning and Evening

Morning, January 25      Go To Evening Reading

         “I will mention the loving-kindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us.” 
         — Isaiah 63:7

And canst thou not do this? Are there no mercies which thou hast experienced? What though thou art gloomy now, canst thou forget that blessed hour when Jesus met thee, and said, “Come unto me”? Canst thou not remember that rapturous moment when he snapped thy fetters, dashed thy chains to the earth, and said, “I came to break thy bonds and set thee free”? Or if the love of thine espousals be forgotten, there must surely be some precious milestone along the road of life not quite grown over with moss, on which thou canst read a happy memorial of his mercy towards thee? What, didst thou never have a sickness like that which thou art suffering now, and did he not restore thee? Wert thou never poor before, and did he not supply thy wants? Wast thou never in straits before, and did …

Radiance

January 25: Radiance
Hebrews 1–2

When I was a boy, my dad took me to his construction site, and told me, “Don’t look directly at the welding light; it can blind you.” But a welding flame is cool and dangerous. As my father was talking with the foreman, I fixated on the light. I saw spots for the rest of the evening, but didn’t tell anyone. I secretly feared that the radiance had actually blinded me.
The radiance of Christ is blinding—it was for Paul (Acts 9:1–31). In an epic hymn about the work of God’s Sonthroughout history, the author of Hebrews calls Jesus“the radiance of [God’s] glory and the representation of hisessence, sustaining all things by the word of power”(Heb 1:3). It’s easy to wonder if sustainability is possible, if the world will one day crumble and fall. But in Christ, there is hope.
Jesus is much like the sun. You don’t always notice its power, warmth, or even that it’s there. That is especially the case for the cloudy days. We forget that without the sun, there would…