No one except Jesus

Praying Through God's Word

“When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus” (Matthew 17:8).

Moses and Elijah had disappeared from view. The law and the prophets had done what they were intended to do. They pointed beyond themselves to Jesus, the Saviour.

“As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” 10 The disciples asked him, “Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?” 11 Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. 12 But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.” 13 Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist”…

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The Lord gives us the strength that we need.

Praying Through God's Word

“The Lord said to me, ‘ … I have begun to deliver ,.. Now begin to conquer and possess …'” (Deuteronomy 2:31).

In our walk with the Lord, there is both grace and faith – his grace, our faith. His grace comes first. His grace is reaching out to us – calling for our response. His grace is always greater than our faith. Often, we are deeply aware of our own weakness. The Lord comes to us in our weakness. He says to us, “My grace is sufficient for you. My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). As we receive this word from the Lord, he gives us the strength that we need to walk, more closely, with him in the way of faith.

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Grace has brought me safe thus far, grace will lead me home.

Praying Through God's Word

“In your steadfast love, you led the people whom you redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling” (Exodus 15:13).

We look back to what the Lord has done for us, We look forward to what he will do for us. He has redeemed us. He will redeem us. Look back, and you see his love. Look forward, and you see his love. “‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home” (from the hymn, Amazing grace).

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Some Thoughts for Harvest (2)

Harvest Festival: Deuteronomy 8:1-10; Psalm 67; Acts 14:13-17; John 6:24-35 God gave Israel the land. He gives us the Kingdom. It’s a Kingdom which shall never be destroyed.The ‘wilderness’ was a place of ‘testing’. God was ‘disciplining’ His people. He was teaching them to ‘walk in His ways’ (Deuteronomy 8:2, 5-6). In the ‘wilderness’, we …

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Some Thoughts for Harvest (1)

Harvest Festival: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 145:8-21; Revelation 14:14-18; Matthew 13:24-33 Break the vicious circle and get on to God’s victorious circle. The people of Israel had a testimony. They had been redeemed by the God of love. Thankful for His love and salvation, they brought their offerings to the Lord (Deuteronomy 26:5-9). The call to …

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