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How Then Shall We Live?

Devotions on Living a Deeper Christian Life

November 01-15 Devotionals

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

The Meaning of the Number: 11 

November 01 – Given a Last Minute Chance to Live – Dostoevsky Sentenced to Death

November 02 – In the Last Days Difficult Times Will Come

November 03 – 1862 US Coin – In God We Trust – When a Nation Turns its Back on God

November 04 – Who Will Stand For You? – Lay Not This Sin to Their Charge

November 23 – A Martyrs Crown – Tying a Hangman's Knot Richard Noose– Rev 14:11

November 06 – The Settled Word

November 07 – Then I Heard a Voice From Heaven Say …Revelation 14:13

November 08 – The Return of the Nephilim

November 09 – The First Recorded Words of Jesus

November 10 – Joy Without Sorrow

November 11 – Who Then is a Faithful Steward? 

November 12 – On Demons

November 13 – In the Last Days

November 14 – Promises in the Bible

November 15 – Eternal Pleasures at His Right Hand – PS 16:11

November 16 – Many False Christ’s

November 17 – A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine

November 18 – To Ask For Mercy

November 19 – Nothing Shall Separate us From the Love of God

November 20 – As Far as the East is to the West

November 21 – God Spoke These Things in Existence

SAGITTARIUS (The Archer). The Two-Natured Conqueror going forth “Conquering and to conquer.”

Nov. 22–Dec. 21

1. LYRA (The Harp). Praise prepared for the Conqueror.

2. ARA (The Altar). Consuming fire prepared for His enemies.

3. DRACO (The Dragon). The Old Serpent— Devil, cast down from heaven. 

November 22 – Lost Opportunities – A Conversation With a Young President

November 28 – Do Not Be Overcharged With Surfeiting, and Drunkenness

November 24 – Thankfulness – There are 138 Scriptures that deal with Thankfulness

November 25 – What Does it Mean to be Saved by Grace?

November 26 – The Nature of Evil – Incremental Evil

November 27 – In the Latter Times Many Shall Depart From the Faith

November 08 – The Return of the NephilimSurfeiting, and Drunkeness

November 29 – Thy Merchants Were the Great Men of the Earth

November 30 – No Man Knows the Day or the Hour


The Meaning of the Number: 11

The Meaning of the Number: 11

The number 11 is the number of disorder: 10 + 1 or 12 - 1; also disorganization, lack of fulfillment, imperfection. 

When Judas died there were only 11 Apostles - their number was incomplete; to complete the order of 12, a 12th Apostles was chosen by lot (Acts 1:15-26).

At Kadesh-Barnea the Children of Israel traveled eleven days from Mt. Sinai.  In one more day they could have been in the Holy Land but their faith failed them (Deuteronomy 1:2).

The last 2 Kings of Judah each reigned 11 years before the Babylonian conquest of Judah: Jehoiakim (Kings 23:36; 24:1; 2 Chronicles 36:5-6) and Zedekiah (2 Chronicles 36:11; Jeremiah 52:1)

The parable about the workers coming to work in the 11th hour is in contrast to what we believe to be right in order and arrangement (Matthew 20:6,9). Disorder arose when the earlier workers found out the 11th hour workers got paid just as much as those who had worked all day.

The journey of the Israelites through the wilderness should have taken only 11 days (Deuteronomy 1:2). It turned into a 40 years journey because of disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration.

Joseph spent eleven years in Potiphar’s household where disorder caused by Potiphar’s wife resulted in Joseph going to prison.

Words to Think About…

"And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles." 

(Acts 1:26)


November 01

Given a Last Minute Chance to Live – Dostoevsky Sentenced to Death

It is not you that sent me hither, but God.” – (Joseph to his brothers) Gen 45:8

The renowned Russian writer Dostoyevsky was sentenced to death as a  young man. At the last minute, just before he was to be hanged, he was  told that his sentence had been commuted to ten years in prison. 

Later he wrote that when he looked down on the crowd around the gallows, he  saw in their eyes something he had never seen before… he saw them all as oppressed sufferers, groping in the darkness, needing forgiveness.  Everything in life seemed to him insignificant except love.

Released from prison, Dostoyevsky wrote great books in which he describes life as seen through the prism of that moment. He has words of understanding, love for the worst, even for the drunkards, prostitutes and a murderers. In one book he describes a fancied encounter between Jesus and an inquisitor guilty of the blood of thousands of innocents, in which the prelate speaks to Christ with scorn. Jesus, understanding the forces that cause a man to be wicked, kisses him. He looked with pity on a man who had beautiful hands capable of caressing, but used instead for torturing, who had beautiful eyes, but used them instead to express anger, who had a beautiful voice but used it for threats and insults.  

Jesus loved the inquisitor. And Jesus loves you and me.

In this verse (Genesis 45:8), Joseph see’s the bigger picture on why  he was sold into slavery, put in prison, and separated from his family. In tough and difficult times, we must always consider to add God’s  perspective to what is happening to us.

If you are in a  situation that seems hopeless today, look at your situation again  through Dostoyevsky’s lens. Think things through an Eternal lens. You may get a glimpse of your situation from God’s perspective that will  carry you to a new height.

Words to Think About


The world wishes to involve you in its race towards destruction… be dead to it.” 

– Richard Wurmbrand – spent 14 years in communist prisons

8 Bible Paradoxes To Think About

1: To conquer we must surrender. (Matt 3:39, 1 Cor 15:37)

2: To live, we must die. (John 12:23,25)

3: To save our life, we must lose it. (Matt 10:39, Luke 17:33)

4:  To get, we must give. (Proverbs 11:23, 25)

5: To reign, we must serve. (Luke 12:42-44)

6: To be wise, we must become fools. (1 Cor 3:18)

7: To be exalted, we must become humble. (Matt 18:4, Matt 23:12)

8: To be first, we must be last. (Mark 20:26)

Every day we step on chords that vibrate throughout eternity.” – Charles Finney

November 02

Great Were Those That Published the Word

Words to Think About…

Nov 02 Devotional

November 03

1862 US Coin – In God We Trust – When a Nation Turns its Back on God

Words to Think About…

September 03 Devotional


November 4

Who Will Stand For You? – Lay Not This Sin to Their Charge

“And said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.” – Stephen, moments before he was stoned to death. – Acts 7:56

In this verse (Acts 7:56) we get our first glimpse of the resurrected  Christ as He stands to receive Stephen, the first martyr of the New Testament. What a sight Steven was fortunate to behold, the resurrected Son of Man, standing at the right hand of the God. Stephen’s reaction in verse 60 is, “He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.”

At different times in your life you may have been asked to stand for someone as a best man, God parent, or you may have even been asked to  attest to someone’s character. It is often a place in which we feel honored to be called upon to testify for the person to whom we stand up  for, believing in what we are called to confirm.

I hope that God gives us the opportunity to stand for those who have touched our lives when they step forward to receive a reward for their works while here on this Earth.

In 2 Corinthians 5:10 we are told that “We must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things  [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be]  good or bad.”

In 1 Corinthians 3:13, we see that “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be  revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort  it is.” 

Those are 2 verses can be very comforting or very frightening. I often wonder who will stand with me on that day to testify that my time living on this earth made a difference in the life of someone. The Bible tells me that Jesus will stand for me on that day. That’s all that  really matters. What an awesome thought to behold Christ standing on my  behalf! Christ, not only standing for our Salvation, but also revealing His work in our lives during the span of years of birth-life-death.

I hope that others will be there . . . standing up to share in the joy that is set before us, declaring the difference that we had made in  their life. Maybe it will be the neighbor you prayed for who got saved, the woman you gave your tithe to feed her kids, or the orphan you helped sponsor in a third world country. It might even be someone that you would have never suspected who will give his testimony for your life.

I think it will be a joyful thing to stand for someone when their name is called and tell your story about how they blessed your life. Several people come to my mind that I would like to stand for on their day of redemption. I can think of a few that made such an impact  on my life and have no idea how they touched me. . . but it went in, deep into my being and made a difference. I hope that I will be allowed to stand for each one of them to share in the joy of the blessing that awaits them for touching my life.

Who will stand for you? Perhaps it will be the very next person you meet that is need.

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“I think God was looking for a little man, little enough so that He could show Himself strong through him. A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.”

 – Hudson Taylor, explaining his success.


“I waited and watched fifteen long years to get my chance with one man. Never a day passed for all those fifteen years that I did not speak to God about that man. At last my chance came, and it was my privilege to lead him to Christ. He afterwards became a preacher of the Gospel, and is now in heaven. . . . When you undertake to bring a man to Christ, never give up.” 

– Dr. R. A. Torrey

November 05

Names Written in the Lambs Book of Life

Words to Think About on Prayer...

Nov 5 Devotional

November 06

The Settled Word

Words to Think About on Prayer...

Nov 06 Devotional

November 07

The Road Back – On Being Backslidden

Words to Think About…

Nov 07 Devotional

November 08

The Return of the Nephillam

Words to Think About…

Nov 08 Devotional

November 09

The First Recorded Words of Jesus

Words to Think About…

Nov 09 Devotional

November 10

What Did Jesus Write in the Sand?

Words to Think About…

Nov 10 Devotional

November 11

Who Then is a Faithful Steward?

Words to Think About…

Nov 11 Devotional

November 12

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

Words to Think About…

Nov 12 Devotional

November 13

How to Cover a Multitude of Sins

Words to Think About…

Nov 13 Devotional

November 14

Promises in the Bible

Words to Think About…

Nov 14 Devotional

November 15

The God Who Saves

Words to Think About…

Nov 15 Devotional

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