No Condemnation

"There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1). What a wonderful Word from the Lord this is! Wherever we look in our life, we feel that we are condemned - but, here, God says something else about us. he says something very wonderful. Jesus was not condemned. He is …

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Looking back to Christ’s crucifixion, looking forward to His return

We have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus (Hebrews 10:19). We are to live as those who are awaiting the Day of the Lord’s return (Hebrews 10:25). We look back to what Christ has done for us. We look forward to what He will do for us. Looking back …

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Sometimes, Lord, we feel like we’re ‘hitting our head off a brick wall’.

‘Their ears are closed… The Word of the Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it’ (Jeremiah 6:10). Sometimes, Lord, we feel like we’re ‘hitting our head off a brick wall’. So few people show any real interest in hearing and obeying Your Word. It seems like Your Word is ‘going in one ear and out …

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“Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will” (Mark 14:36).

Doing the will of God wasn't easy for Jesus. It won't be easy for us. It's always better to do God's will rather than insisting on getting our own way. For Jesus, there was more than crucifixion. There was resurrection. Whatever may lie ahead of us, may we never forget this - God is our …

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Sometimes, Lord, people are happy to listen to ‘prophets’ …

‘A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and My people love it this way’ (Jeremiah 5:31)! Sometimes, Lord, people are happy to listen to ‘prophets’ – so long as their preaching isn’t too challenging. They’re happy to attend the services conducted by ‘priests’ – so …

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We Need To Listen Well If We Are To Hear The Voice Of The Lord In Today’s World.

2 Kings 19:1-37‘Do not be afraid because of the words you have heard’(6). Who are you listening to - the world or the Lord? Sometimes, the voice of the world seems to be so loud - so loud that we can hardly hear the voice of the Lord at all. We need to listen well …

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Everything Changes When The Word Of God Takes Its Rightful Place Among Us.

2 Kings 21:19-23:3 You never know what’s going to happen next! There was repair work going on at the House of God (5-6). It seemed so mundane. What happened next was certainly not mundane. Revival broke out! A book was found. It was ‘the Book of the Law’(8).The rediscovery of God’s Word brought transformation. Everything …

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‘He Who Is In Us Is Greater Than He Who Is In The World.’

2 Kings 23:31-24:17‘The king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon all the men of valour… all of them strong and fit for war’(24:16). A prisoner of war is taken out of the battle. We have been given ‘the whole armour of God’(Ephesians 6:11,13). We must use‘the weapons of our warfare’. We must ‘take every thought …

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The seed shall sprout and grow, the sower does not know how … (Mark 4:27).

God has given us a great promise - "my word that goes out from my mouth ... will not return to me empty" (Isaiah 55:11). When we feel that God's Word is returning to us empty, we have this Word of encouragement: God's Word will not return to Him empty. God gives us His great …

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‘Here I Am, Wholly Available – As For Me, I Will Serve The Lord.’

Zechariah 5:1-6:15‘Here is the Man whose Name is the Branch... It is He who will build the Temple of the Lord...’(12-13). These words point us to our Lord Jesus Christ: ‘I will build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it’(Matthew 16:18). How does Christ build His Church? He sends His …

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Teach us, Lord, to obey Your Word. Lead us on the pathway of blessing …

Prayers based on Ezekiel 5-8 Ezekiel 5:1-6:14 ‘Because you have defiled My sanctuary... I Myself will withdraw My favour’ (Ezekiel 5:11). To those who despise Your Word and treat the place of prayer with contempt, Jesus still speaks His Word of judgment: ‘My House will be called a House of prayer, but you have made …

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