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How Then Shall We Live?

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June 01-15 Devotionals

How Then Shall We Live? (Ezekiel 33:10, KJV)

The Meaning of the Number: 6 


June 01 – The 3 Princes of Serendip – An Old Fairy Tale With a Lesson for Today

June 02 – Prayer and Promises

June 03 – That Ye May Entertain Angels Unawares

June 04 – Angels in the Bible

June 05 – On Seeking Great Riches

June 06 – The Book of Wars

June 07 – The Creator of Marriage

June 08 – The East Gate

June 09 – Creation Groans

June 10 – What Did Jesus Write in the Sand?

June 11 – His Hand Spans the Universe

June 12 – Every Hair on Your Head is Numbered

June 13 – The Nearness of God

June 14 – Winds of the World

June 15 – Sole Survivor: Shipwrecked Survivor Cries Out to God

June 16 – Father’s Day – Chalmers Father Missionary Story

June 17 – Wedding Feasts

June 18 – Those Who Are Bound in Prison

June 19 – What Does it Mean to Repent

June 20 – The Longest Day of the Year – for Summer Solstice

June 21 – Do I Really Have Faith That God Will Provide For Me?


CANCER (The Crab). The possession held fast. June 22–July 22


1. URSA MINOR (The Lesser Bear). The lesser sheepfold.

2. URSA MAJOR (The Great Bear). The fold and the flock.

3. ARGO (The Ship). The redeemed pilgrims safe at home.


June 22 – When Trouble Comes

June 23 – Predestination and Free Will

June 24 – And They Shall Cry For Peace and Safety

June 25 – Blessed Are Those Servants

June 26 – Satan is the Prince of the Air

June 27 – Clothed in Gladness

June 28 – He Shall Think to Change Times and Laws

June 29 – The Bible Central Verse

June 30 – Lessons From the Ladder

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The Meaning of the Number: 6

The Meaning of the Number: 6


Th number 6 is considered the number of man. 


Both man and the serpent were created on the sixth day.


The number 6 represents both man and rebellion.  


666 is the number of the Beast: There is need for shrewdness here: anyone clever may interpret the number of the beast; it is the number of a human being, the number is 666 (Revelation 13:18). 

 

Man is commanded to labor six days (Exodus 31:15)  

                

The 6th commandment in the 10 Commandments is the sin of murder (Exodus 20:13)


The world turned dark beginning at the sixth hour Hebrew time (noon) when Christ was on the cross (Matthew 27:45; Mark 15:33; Luke 23:44).  


Jesus suffered on the cross for six hours (as he suffered that man might be saved); from 9 AM, (see Mark 15:25) the hour of the first daily sacrifice in the Temple to 3 PM, (Mark 15:33-34) 

Words to Think About…

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning; the sixth day." 


(Genesis 1:27, 31).

 

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June 01

The 3 Princes of Serendip – An Old Fairy Tale With a Lesson for Today



Words to Think About

June 01 Devotional

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June 02

Prayer and Promises

“I consider the present suffering are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” – Romans 8:18


On Prayer….


Mary Slessor (1848-1915) knew that prayer would be the key element in her ministry. This red haired, blue-eyed Scottish missionary served Christ in Africa where she was commonly called “Ma” Slessor. The story is told of how a young Mary stood her ground against a local gang who swung a metal weight on a string closer and closer to her face. This young woman defied the gang by obtaining their agreement that should she not flinch, then all her tormentors would join the Sunday School class. Mary triumphed, and gained experience which she would later use in her contacts with even more threatening tribes in a distant land known as “The white man’s grave.”


This courageous woman doubted her own ability to perform such deeds in Africa, describing herself as “Wee and thin and not very strong”. Her recurring illnesses and general hardships all took their toll on Mary. By 1915, her physical strength had greatly declined, and the woman who had once thought nothing of all-night treks through the rain forest was finally reduced to traveling in a handcart propelled by one of her assistants. Still persistent to the end, on January 13th, 1915, after an excruciating and prolonged bout of fever, Mary Slessor died. 


In her lifetime, numerous savage tribes were converted, churches were planted, schools were built, and medical help was made available through her ministry. Mary Slessor commenting on her life filled with many remarkable deeds, attributed her success to prolonged prayer. She said,


My life is one long, daily, hourly record of answered prayer for physical health, for metal overstrain, for guidance marvelously, for errors and dangers averted, for enmity to the Gospel subdued, for food provided at the exact hour needed, for everything that goes to make up life and my poor service. I can testify with full and often wonder-stricken awe that I believe God answers prayer. I know God answers prayer!”


Matthew Henry (1662 – 1714) the English nonconformist minister and author used to say, “Whatever we have in our hands, our care must be to keep it out of our hearts, lest it come between us and Christ.” The world puts little stock in prayer and is filled with promises to make you rich and prosperous if you put yourself first. Mary Slessor knew that “the present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”(Rom 8:18).


Words to Think About…

<>–HOW SHOULD YOU PRAY–<>


“The most promising method of prayer is to allow oneself to be guided by the word of the Scriptures, to pray on the basis of the word of Scripture. In this way we shall not become the victims of our own emptiness.”  


– Dietrich Bonhoffer February 4, 1906-April 9, 1945 (Killed in a Nazi death camp).


<>–GOD’S UNCHANGING LOVE–<>


“I am sure that there is in me nothing that could attract the love of one as holy and as just as You are. Yet You have declared Your unchanging love for me in Christ Jesus.”  – A.W. Tozer

“No man is greater than his prayer life.” 


- Leonard Ravenhill, (1907 – 1994) English Christian Evangelist


<>–THE PROMISES OF GOD…–<>

Every promise of Scripture is a writing  of God, which may be pledged before Him with this reasonable request: Do as Thou hast said.” 


– Charles H. Spurgeon.”


“If you were to spend a month feeding on the precious promises of God, you would not be going about with your heads hanging down like bulrushes, complaining how poor you are; but you would lift up your heads with confidence, and proclaim the riches of His grace  because you could not help it.”


– D. L. Moody

June 03

On Widows

Words to Think About…

June 03 Devotional

June 4

Angels in the Bible

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June 04 Devotional

June 05

On Seeking Great Riches



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June 5 Devotional

June 06

The Book of Wars

Words to Think About on Prayer...

June 06 Devotional

June 07

The Creator of Marriage



Words to Think About…

June 07 Devotional

June 08

The East Gate

Words to Think About…

June 08 Devotional

June 09

He Measured the Oceans in Crevice of His Hand

Words to Think About…

June 09 Devotional

June 10

What Did Jesus Write in the Sand?




Words to Think About…

June 10 Devotional

June 11

His Hand Spans the Universe

Words to Think About…

June 11 Devotional

June 12

The Writing on the Wall – Daniel – You Have Been Weighed and Found Wanting

Words to Think About…

June 12 Devotional

June 13

How to Cover a Multitude of Sins

Words to Think About…

June 13 Devotional

June 14

Winds of the World

Words to Think About…

June 14 Devotional

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June 15

June 15 – Sole Survivor: Shipwrecked Survivor Cries Out to God

“I will never leave you or forsake you.” – Heb. 13:5


There is an old story about an unfortunate man who was the sole survivor of a terrible shipwreck, and was washed  ashore on a tiny uninhabited island. Marooned and alone, the man cried out to God to rescue him from his terrible fate.


Unfamiliar with survival tactics, the man struggled to endure. Eventually, he was able to construct a crude hut that provided  him with shelter from the elements. He managed to make a few basic tools and eating utensils, and stored his few possessions that he was  able to salvage in the storm.


Every day the man faithfully scanned the horizon for the answer to his prayer, that a ship that would come and take him away, or a plane flying overhead that would swoop down and rescue him. He was ready to flag them down, to make sure he was not passed by. Day after day he waited… nothing appeared. As days turned into months, he grew tired and  hopeless.


Then one day while he was out scavenging for food on the other side of the island, the man spotted smoke billowing high in the air, coming from the direction of his small camp. Alarmed, he dropped his catch and  ran desperately back to his little hut, only to find that it had burned to the ground. There was nothing left. What little the man had collected was now all gone.


In despair, the man fell to the ground and cried out to the Lord, “How  could you have allowed this? All that I possess, you have allowed to be taken away from me. I trusted you to help me…I trusted you.” Broken and despaired the sobbed himself to sleep.


The next morning he was awakened suddenly to the sound of a ship’s horn, signaling their arrival on the island. The sailors bounded onto  the shore, announcing their intent to rescue him. The marooned man  aghast asked, “How did you find me?”


The sailors answered in return, “Why, we spotted your smoke signal, coming over the horizon.”


Ever been shipwrecked? Ever fall down on the ground in despair? Ever under estimate the power of the living God? I have.


God has promised us that he will never leave us, never forsake us  (Heb 13:5). Yet, we doubt. We doubt because we are humans. We doubt  because we can’t always “see” God working on our behalf. We doubt  because we have little faith. This is why God had to come to Earth; so we could see the manifestation of an Eternal God in the form of human  flesh (Jesus). He lived like us and experienced our sufferings, fears, and pains.


We all experience times when we feel like God has abandoned us on a deserted island. Sometimes it is because of circumstances beyond our control; sometimes it is because we put ourselves there and get smacked  for it. Regardless of the cause of the ship wreck in your life today,  God has planned to turn our sufferings into His message of hope, that others might witness His saving love in our lives. God answers  prayers. Delay is not denial. Sometimes we have to spend time peering  into the horizon for His ship to come and save us, or we watch what we  feel is our only stability burn down to the ground. But, God has promised that He will come and rescue us, and His promises are good. Take heart today Christian, be strong and courageous…wait and  watch yet one more day, for He is coming in His perfect time.



Words to Think About…

<>—ON LIVING—<>


“Those people, who did the greatest things for God, weren’t really trying at all. They were just being obedient.” 


Rich Mullins 1956-1997 (Christian Singer Song Writer)


Alexander the Great left orders that when he was carried to the grave, his hands should not be wrapped in the specially treated clothes used by the embalmers of that day, but rather be exposed to view so that all might see that they were empty!


“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep, for what he cannot lose.” 


 Jim Elliot (1927-1956 ~ Missionary murdered by the Iriqui Indians. Written in his journal at age 22:

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