You Need A Personal Revelation

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Luke 9:20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.”

O-bservation:

On one occasion the disciples had returned from preaching the Good News from village to village with great success. Jesus asked them what people were saying about him. They said, “Some say that you are John the Baptist or Elijah, and others say, you are one of the prophets of old. Jesus then asked, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “God’s Messiah!”

A-pplication:

There is no way Peter could have answered so quickly with such emphasis if he hadn’t had a personal revelation from God Almighty! I believe in our western way of doing things we have promoted such an easy salvation that the idea of personal revelation from God is often neglected. When that’s the case the decisions to follow Christ become more of a take it or leave it proposition. When I had a personal revelation of who Jesus is, I never looked back. That was almost fifty-two years ago. It leaves me with this one thought… “You Need A Personal Revelation.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Thank You that at the age of just 19 You gave me a personal revelation of who You are. It changed me forever! Amen
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The Devil Is Defeated

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Revelation 20:10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

O-bservation:

The Apostle John saw such an unusual Revelation by way of a vision that the Lord said, “There is a special blessing for those who study this Revelation.” This passage is as difficult as any to promote clearly. In a very succinct way, what is being said is that eventually, at the end of the thousand-year rule and reign of Jesus, after Armageddon, the devil himself will be thrown into hell forever, never to escape.

A-pplication:

This is the passage that solidifies the original prophecy given in Genesis 3:15, that eventually the devil’s head would be crushed by the heel of Jesus. What was said thousands of years before the cross was accomplished at the cross of Jesus, yet this verse is the total end of the devil. This has yet to happen, but since just about everything else prophesied in the Bible has happened it’s just a matter of time before this ultimate ending occurs for Satan. Never, ever yield to the devil’s lie that somehow, someway, he will prevail in the end. That is a lie from the pit from which he promotes himself. He will never prevail. He is the father of lies and Jesus will soon crush satan under His feet (Rom. 16:20). Today, if you are alarmed in any way, my word to you is simply TRUST JESUS! “The Devil Is Defeated.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, As I head out of my home this AM, on this glorious last day of the year, I move forward knowing “The Devil Is Defeated.” I know that because You promised me, and You fulfilled Your promise on the cross. Amen
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He’s Great Yesterday, Today, And Forever!

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Revelation 15:3 They held harps given them by God and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.

O-bservation:

During the heavenly vision John the Beloved was shown by the Lord, he saw a large heavenly choir singing a piece from the Song Of Moses. They sang that our great God is not only GREAT, but that His ways are Just and True.

A-pplication:

John, the writer of the Revelation, was Jewish, which meant that by the time he was thirteen he had memorized the Jewish Torah. Most every young Jewish boy at that time in history knew the Song of Moses by heart. This vision took place some 2,000 years ago. Moses’ Song had been sung some 1,500 hundred years before that. But how far John was looking into the future we do not know. We know it’s been some 2,000 years since he first penned these words, but the truth is our God never changes. “He’s Great Yesterday, Today, And Forever!” Whatever you feel has dealt you a dirty blow in your life, please don’t blame God. Life has its ways of hitting all of us with dirty blows from time to time. After all, we do live in a fallen world. But our God’s ways are Just (FAIR) and True (DEPENDABLE). You can always count on Jesus. “He’s Great Yesterday, Today, And Forever!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Whatever is behind me, whatever I’m facing right now, and whatever I’ll face in the future, I know that Your ways are Just and True! You never change! Amen
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Jesus Can Do Anything!

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Revelation 5:5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

O-bservation:

While on the Isle of Patmos, John the Beloved has a vision of the future. Part of his vision had to do with the necessity of someone powerful enough to open the sacred book and break the seven seals. No one was found until one of the elders in John’s dream told him, “Don’t worry, Jesus can do it!”

A-pplication:

Here’s the truth, “Jesus Can Do Anything!” There’s so much supposition to this portion of the Bible. You could line ten different teachers of Biblical Prophecy on a stage and each one of them may have a different opinion on what the seven seals were in this passage. So this is not an interpretation of scripture, it’s a reflection on the fact that even in our most desperate of situations “Jesus Can Do Anything!” In his dream, John wept when he realized there was no one to open the sacred book (scroll), but when he heard that Jesus was present in the vision he knew everything would be fine. Whatever it is that may be causing you to weep today, please remember Jesus is with you. When you think there’s no hope, let me remind you that if Jesus is with you there’s ALWAYS Hope! Because “Jesus Can Do Anything!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I’m rejoicing this AM because as I read this vision of something that is to happen in the FUTURE, I remembered that You’re with me right now in the PRESENT. That gave me great peace because I know “YOU Can Do Anything!” Amen
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Get Back To Where You Once Belonged

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Revelation 2:4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.

O-bservation:

Jesus spoke through the writer of the Revelation to the Church at Ephesus. He said that they had done many things right and that they were on the same page as the Lord as to what they would and would not tolerate; however, the Lord said He wasn’t happy with them. He said they had lost their first love of Him.

A-pplication:

If the truth be known, the Church at Ephesus looks a whole lot like a number of us present day “Jesus Followers.” Let me see if you can relate. Remember the first time Jesus brought you out of darkness into His marvelous light? If ever the term, “like a kid in a candy store” applied, it had to be describing my early days with Jesus. Nothing was more important than devotional times, gospel outreach times, and personal evangelism times. The day to day relationship with Jesus was my life. That’s where I’ve always belonged. But the cares of this life, and family life, and business, and calendar, and schedule turns life into an intense cauldron of decisions, and sometimes Jesus is at the bottom of the list. Hardly a week goes by that I don’t think of this passage to the Ephesians and say to myself, “Get Back To Where You Once Belonged.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Help Me This AM! I know where I’m from and where I belong. Amen
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