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Prayer

Prayer Lord, thank You for this awakening to a day that has never been seen.  If You call me home before the days end, I ask that You forgive me of all my sins in Jesus' name. I now pray for the sick, homeless, those without food or clothing and financial needs. For those that are secular, I pray that they be pricked by Your Word in their hearts,  And come to Jesus through genuine faith for the remission of their sins, and accept Him as their Lord and Savior. For those Father that know You but only worship, praise or think about You when they are in need, I pray  that they return to You in a genuinere-dedication to serve You in all holiness. Bless those Jews and Seventh Day Adventist that keep Your Sabbath. Bless my family, friends and enemies with agape love. Bless the President, GOP and Tea Party that they all come together without prejudices And bigotry's to govern This great nation without malice toward its peoples regardless of race, color, creed or religion. In Jesus' na…

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

November 23
The Games We PlayGalatians 3:1–29

We live in the age of online résumés, with pages dedicated to us and our faces. We can broadcast our thoughts in seconds and republish ideas that make us look smart by association. And we do it all in an effort to earn recognition or acceptance. We want to be heard in the midst of the noise—to earn a spot in the spotlight. The works of the law that drove Judaism in the first century AD weren’t much different; they were pitched as a way to obtain God’s favor as well as the favor of others.
Paul responds to the ideals of his age: “Who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as having been crucified? I want only to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?” (Gal 3:1–2). Paul’s questions are rhetorical. We're not saved by works, but by the graciousness of God. It is not through works that the Spirit dwells among us, but through God’s goodness shown i…