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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Even If It Kills Me

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Revelation 12:11b They did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

O-bservation:

John the Beloved saw in his vision a group of Warriors who rejoiced when Satan was cast down out of heaven. They were so committed to Jesus that they lived with a mentality that said, "Even If It Kills Me, I'll follow Jesus."

A-pplication:

I don't see this kind of commitment in my country very much. I see young people who really want to have FUN praising Jesus and hanging out. But to say, "I'll follow Jesus Even If It Kills Me." I don't see much of that. What has happened? I'd say "Too Much" has happened. Too much free time. Too much ease. Too much live and let live. Too much me, myself, and I. Too much in the way of options. It's just Too Much. And when this is a way of life, the idea of dying for any cause is met with massive rejection. It's understandable when elders don't teach that kind of commitment. It's also understandable when Jesus is made to be one of many ways to God. But let me say, I remember confessing as a young man, "Jesus I'll follow You Even If It Kills Me." I haven't changed.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm with You 100%! Even If It Kills Me! Amen
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There Are Times You Must Keep Your Heart’s Door Closed!

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Luke 22:3 Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.

O-bservation:

This is the sad story of Judas Iscariot, one of Jesus' Twelve, opening his heart's door to betrayal. The chief priests and teachers of the law were afraid of the people because of Jesus' ministry, and they needed someone to betray him. They found Judas, who had opened his heart's door for Satan to enter in.

A-pplication:

Judas was the treasurer of Jesus and the other disciples' money bag. Because he was in charge of the money, the money had given him a sense of entitlement as if it was his money. He began opening the door of his heart to Satan's promptings long before the final deed was done. He questioned how Mary could use such an expensive gift of perfume to wash Jesus' feet. He even took some of the money for his own, and the disciples knew it. But here, he sold the Son of God for thirty pieces of silver because of a crack in the opening of his heart's door that eventually turned into a full-on open door to Satan. It should cause all of us to remember, "There Are Times You Must Keep Your Heart's Door Closed!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM, I want always to keep my heart's door open to your leading. At the same time, however, help me always to keep it closed to the temptations of the devil. Amen
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Don’t Give Satan An Open Door

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Luke 22:3 Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.

O-bservation:

St. Luke tells us that there came an actual point where Judas Iscariot opened the door for Satan to fill him.

A-pplication:

We know that Judas was the treasurer of the band of Jesus' disciples. In John 12:6 and John 13:29 we are told that Judas had charge of the money. Oftentimes people who handle other people's money have a tendency to begin believing it's theirs after a while. This is what happened to Judas. Not only that, but he began complaining about what people did with their money. It's as if he began to believe that Jesus could get any amount of money He wanted through His ministry, and of course he, Judas, would manage it. In other words, there would be MORE for him to misappropriate. All of these were ways Judas eventually fully opened the door of his heart to Satan. Before you leave for work this AM remember, whatever you do, "Don't Give Satan An Open Door!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, As I read this passage this AM I thought to myself, “I will bolt the door with a massive padlock to my heart again today.” With Your help there will never be a crack for Satan to enter in. Amen
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I Still Don’t Get It

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Revelation 17:14 They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.

O-bservation:

John the Apostle envisioned the great battle of Armageddon, which is known the world over as the war to end all wars. He saw everyone ready to wage war against Jesus. But John said Jesus the Lamb will triumph because He is the Lord of lords and the King of kings.

A-pplication:

The question remains, why does the enemy of our souls continue to try and overtake Jesus. The enemy knows and quotes the written Word of God. He knows the last chapters of Revelation. He certainly knows he has no chance against the King of kings. Yet he pushes on toward his demise. He's not a robot, because he's always had a chance to walk away. When he considered, "should I go or should I stay?" he was in effect choosing to run toward this battle. Why did he run from the only true and wise God? "I Still Don't Get It."

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, When I fail You it doesn't mean I'm running, it means I'm just not that bright. You are my Lord of lords and King of kings. I ceased running a long time ago. Amen
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