Evening Prayer

SHARING THE GOSPEL 
Galatians 1:15-16;  2:5,7-8

I pray that you will give thanks to the Lord for He has set you apart from birth and revealed His Son to you in a personal way. May you understand that with knowing Christ, you are entrusted with the task of sharing the gospel to those who do not know Him. Since He has called you by His grace, I pray that you will joyfully and patiently share the truth of this good news. I pray you will be sensitive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and that He will give you divine appointments and open doors to share the gospel.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Jesus Lives

Assurance

Truth is the very heart of who I am, so you cannot love Me without loving the truth. In fact, for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. I abhor lies—especially about salvation, which is through Me alone. In this age of “tolerance,” many people deem it arrogant to believe in absolute truth. However, unless the gospel is absolutely true, it is not good news at all. If it is only partially true, people who trust Me as Savior are to be pitied more than all men.

Both My words and My works testify to the truth. I performed countless miraculous signs so that the display of My Glory would confirm the truth of My teaching. My resurrection and ascension further verify that I am who I claim to be: the only true Savior-God.

I want you to build your life on My transcendent truth. As you listen to Me—through My Word and My Spirit—your life gains meaning and purpose. You can face each day with confidence: secure in My eternal Love, embracing challenges as adventures to share with Me. The more you build your life on the truth, the closer to Me you can live—enjoying Me, depending on Me, glorifying Me.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” 
~ John 14:6

“You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right. . . . In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” 
~ John 18:37

If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
~ 1 Corinthians 15:19

Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
~ John 20:30–31

Evening Devotional

As Jesus Is Today, So Are You!

It is wonderful to know that God does not measure and judge you based on your performance today. Instead, He looks at Jesus, and as Jesus is, that is how He sees you. His Word declares that “love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.”

As new covenant believers, we do not have to fear the day of judgment simply because all our sins have been completely judged at the cross, and as Jesus is, so are we! Notice that it does not say that “as Jesus was on earth, so are we in this world.” That would have been amazing enough because during Jesus’ ministry on earth, healing, blessings and abundance followed Him everywhere He went. Yet, that is not what the Word says. What it says is, “as Jesus is” (notice the use of the present tense). In other words, as He is right now, so are we in this world.

What a powerful revelation! Just consider where Jesus is today. The Bible tells us:

“He [God] raised Him [Jesus] from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.  ~ Ephesians 1:20–23”

Jesus is seated at the Father’s right hand today, in a position of power and authority. If I were you, I would take some time to meditate on this passage because the Bible tells us that as Jesus is, so are we right now, in this world. Meditate on how as Jesus is “far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named,” so are we! See it in God’s Word for yourself. See yourself as Jesus is, far above every principality and power, far above every disease and physical condition, far above every kind of fear, depression and addiction, and begin to reign over every negative situation in your life today!

The Love Dare

For some people, the Bible seems just too big to understand. But as a Christian, you’re not left alone to try grasping the major themes and deep meanings of the Bible. “For the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10). And because of His internal lamp, the Scriptures are now yours to read, absorb, comprehend, and live by.

Daily Light

Enoch walked with God. – Gen 5:22

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Having made peace through the blood of his cross … You, that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.

—In Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

If, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

If, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

[Amos 3:3, Col 1:20-22, Eph 2:13, Rom 5:10-11, 1 John 1:3, 2 Cor 13:14]