Daily Devotions

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As God Leads

Kathy — We can repent of putting preference above obedience and of failing to honor God’s set-in leaders, with all their warts and bruises. We can either pray for their imperfections or we can refuse to team up as God leads and then we can just march around Isolation Mountain again! The only thing more dangerous than giving into the temptation to undermine God’s spiritual authority is believing you could never do that! Rom.13:7, KJV – “Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.”


Snakes Coming out of Hiding

The truth will come out and that will draw out the “snakes”. The “snakes” will come LightRaysBlueout of hiding. It is a law that God built into the universe. (Matt.10:26, Amp) “So have no fear of them; for nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, or kept secret that will not become known.”  (Lk.12:2-3, Amp) ”Nothing is [so closely] covered up that it will not be revealed, or hidden that it will not be known. Two notable factors may be found in the authoritative words of our Lord: 1) everything hidden will be revealed and 2) have no fear of those who operate in darkness and do not fear the things they do in darkness. (Also, Isa.5:20; Isa.58:10; Micah 7:8; Matt.4:16; Lk.1:79; Jn.3:19; 8:12; 12:46; Acts 26:18; Rom.13:12; 1Cor.4:5; 2Cor.4:6; 1Pe.2:9)


Embracing the Light

There are two kingdoms that are recognized in Holy Scripture, the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness (Col.1:12-13; Acts 26:18). “I pray that you will be ManInSunlightgrateful to God for letting you have part in what He has promised His people in the kingdom of light. 13  God rescued us from the dark power of Satan and brought us into the kingdom of his dear Son,”  (Col.1:12-13, CEV)  As long as there is a kingdom of darkness, the Kingdom of Light will never form a treaty nor will the two kingdoms ever even sit down for a parlay; there will never be a cease-fire nor an armistice; total hostilities will never cease because they will each be opposed to the other and must, by nature, contradict one another. The very nature and purpose of each of the kingdoms sets them, perpetually, at odds with the other. It is not possible to exist in a “no-man’s-land” between the two — neither is there any neutral ground. There is either the embracing/participation of Light and the works of the Light or the embracing/participation of darkness and the works of darkness (Rom.13:12; Eph.5:11). (Excerpt one from “Don’t Fear the Snakes” by Marty G.)