Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 20...

Morning Meditation:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

The word of God has been under attack since the day it was manifested to man. The moment God spoke the commandment of life to His new creation, His vile enemy, Satan, sprang in action. God’s word was meant to preserve life, but the enemy used it to lead a smear campaign against the Most High accusing Him of depriving man access to that which would make them like Him. Twisted indeed!

Every day since the garden attack, the enemy has tried to discredit God’s Holy Word. He has assaulted it from within (those supposedly believing it) and from those who hate it outright. Ridicule, persecution, and loss has been and is the lot of those who have embraced and defended the Holy Writ.

God’s word will stand through every onslaught levied against it and prevail. God will fulfill it down to the tiniest detail. He will vindicate Himself. Those who have and do oppose the word will be brought into judgment leading to condemnation by the very word they despise.

The Word’s final victory reads like this, “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations...On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. (Rev. 19:11-16) Amen!

To Consider:

Psalm 139:23-24: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Are you living a sober life prepared for the trials, temptations, and afflictions your are or might suffer? (James 1:2-4; I Cor. 10:13; James 1:12-16; I Pet. 1:13)

Evening Reading:

Psalm 119:152-160


153 Look on my suffering and deliver me,
for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Defend my cause and redeem me;
preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Your compassion, LORD, is great;
preserve my life according to your laws.
157 Many are the foes who persecute me,
but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing,
for they do not obey your word.
159 See how I love your precepts;
preserve my life, LORD, in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
all your righteous laws are eternal.

1 comment:

Barb Papageorgiou said...

Some years ago, everything in the Christian arena seemed to start looking and sounding like the world. The Gospel was watered down. We had preachers saying this and that and all kinds of wrong doctrine. People were applying the worlds methods to building God's Church. I began to sense that this was not God's way. I stopped listening to everything else. No preachers, books, tapes, just the Bible. I opened my Bible and came to the place where it said that the Holy Spirit would teach me, help me to remember it, guide me to all truth, and even show me things to come plus comfort me. I said to God I if this is true, teach me. He answered me and continues to be Faithful and True to His Word.