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Throwback Thursday: The Power of God

 

 

THE POWER OF GOD

 

“For He says to the snow, ‘fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.”

Job 37:6 (NKJV)

I listened to the TV reporter standing on an overpass where two major interstates crossed. There was little traffic in Atlanta, Georgia because the city had basically shut down. It is hard to believe that God could bring such a standstill to the southeastern U.S. with just some snow and ice. The previous week’s snow had trapped motorists on interstates because the southern states were not equipped to handle it. Now, with this second storm dropping ice and snow, people heeded the warnings and stayed home. The number of homes without electricity was in the millions.

Here in Virginia, it was mostly snow. We did not lose power, and I enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation. Some shelves in the stores were bare since trucks were unable to replenish the products which had been snatched up prior to the storm.

Imagine the coming judgments of God if this happens with a snow/ice event. Without a doubt, I am saved, and I will not be here during the Great Tribulation. If reporters are able to broadcast, what will people do when they hear the reports of the sea turning to blood (Rev. 8:8)? What will they do when the earth quakes, the sun turns black, and the stars fall to earth (Rev. 6:12-13)?Even if you die before the time of these judgments, are you aware that hell is real and if you are not saved that is where you will spend eternity?

Jesus Christ died to pay the sin debt for believers. He gives the free gift of salvation when you repent of your sin with a sincere heart. When God saves you, your life will be forever changed. You will hate sin, and you will love the things of God. The power of God will be at work in your life. Best of all, your eternity will be spent in heaven.

Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your gift of salvation. I am a sinner. I need Your forgiveness, and I need salvation. I turn my back on my sin, and I want to live for You. Please save me and be my Lord and Savior. Amen.

DIG DEEPER

Read John 10:28, Rom. 3:23, Rom. 6:23, 1 John 1:9.

 

HIKING THE TRAIL

Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? Do you have a personal relationship with Him?

THE POWER OF GOD“For He says to the snow, ‘fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.”

 

Job 37:6 (NKJV)

I listened to the TV reporter standing on an overpass where two major interstates crossed. There was little traffic in Atlanta, Georgia because the city had basically shut down. It is hard to believe that God could bring such a standstill to the southeastern U.S. with just some snow and ice. The previous week’s snow had trapped motorists on interstates because the southern states were not equipped to handle it. Now, with this second storm dropping ice and snow, people heeded the warnings and stayed home. The number of homes without electricity was in the millions.

Here in Virginia, it was mostly snow. We did not lose power, and I enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation. Some shelves in the stores were bare since trucks were unable to replenish the products which had been snatched up prior to the storm.

Imagine the coming judgments of God if this happens with a snow/ice event. Without a doubt, I am saved, and I will not be here during the Great Tribulation. If reporters are able to broadcast, what will people do when they hear the reports of the sea turning to blood (Rev. 8:8)? What will they do when the earth quakes, the sun turns black, and the stars fall to earth (Rev. 6:12-13)?Even if you die before the time of these judgments, are you aware that hell is real and if you are not saved that is where you will spend eternity?

Jesus Christ died to pay the sin debt for believers. He gives the free gift of salvation when you repent of your sin with a sincere heart. When God saves you, your life will be forever changed. You will hate sin, and you will love the things of God. The power of God will be at work in your life. Best of all, your eternity will be spent in heaven.

Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your gift of salvation. I am a sinner. I need Your forgiveness, and I need salvation. I turn my back on my sin, and I want to live for You. Please save me and be my Lord and Savior. Amen.

DIG DEEPER

Read John 10:28, Rom. 3:23, Rom. 6:23, 1 John 1:9.

HIKING THE TRAIL

Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? Do you have a personal relationship with Him? If not, why not repent of your sin, and call on Him to save you?

 

Copyright 2014 Carolyn Dale Newell.

If not, why not repent of your sin, and call on Him to save you?

 

Copyright 2014 Carolyn Dale Newell.

Accused And Accepted

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ACCUSED AND ACCEPTED

By Carolyn Dale Newell

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

John 8:11b (NKJV)

She stood there humiliated and ashamed as her accusers publicly condemned her before Jesus. After catching her in the act of adultery, the men were eager to cast stones at her, but the stones were already being hurled. Stones in the form of words. Adulterer. Tramp. Worthless. Had she heard these words before? Perhaps they had been the labels her conscience had given her.

Jesus stooped down and began writing with His finger on the ground. Nobody knows the words that Jesus wrote that day. What if He replaced the insults of her accusers with the words of a loving Savior?

Words like blessed, chosen, and holy. He replaced the labels of the men with labels of blameless, loved, and predestined. He could have identified her as an adopted daughter, accepted in the beloved. Redeemed and forgiven heir. Sealed with the Holy Spirit.

Jesus saw the guilt that tormented this woman’s heart. After her accusers left, He told her to go and sin no more. She had been set free by her Lord, the one who would soon go to the cross to die for her sins. He had lifted the burden of sin and shame off her shoulders. After receiving forgiveness, she surely would not return to her former life. Jesus rejects the self-righteous accusers, but He lovingly accepts the broken and contrite hearted sinner.

Can you identify with this woman? Are you ashamed of a sinful past? Perhaps you have haunting memories of sinful actions others have committed against you. Jesus wants to take away the shame and guilt, replacing it with His forgiveness and love. He has the same identity to give you as He gave that woman long ago.

Always remember that Satan is the great accuser. Jesus is the great accepter. What burdens do you need to leave with Jesus today?

Sweet Jesus,

We bring You our sin, guilt and shame today. We lay it at Your feet. Help us never take it up again. Thank You for loving the broken ones. Thank You for loving me. Amen.

DIG DEEPER

Read John 8:3-11 for the entire account of the woman caught in adultery. Read Ephesians 1: 3-14 to understand our true identity as Christians.

HIKING THE TRAIL

Repeat these words: “Jesus loves me.” Do you believe that? Spend time in Ephesians 1 understanding who you are in Christ. Choose a verse and memorize it, or write some of the verses on sticky notes setting them around your home to remind you of your value to Him.

Copyright 2015 Carolyn Dale Newell.

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