Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
Anxiety About Earthly Death Related to Issues of Today Is Needless; Jesus Said: “Do not be anxious”, but Not Being Ready for Your Earthly Death Is Foolish

Anxiety About Earthly Death Related to Issues of Today Is Needless; Jesus Said: “Do not be anxious”, but Not Being Ready for Your Earthly Death Is Foolish

October 24, 2020

Anxiety About Earthly Death Related to Issues of Today Is Needless; Jesus Said: “Do not be anxious”, but Not Being Ready for Your Earthly Death Is Foolish

 

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

The earthly byproducts of today’s Coronavirus and election activities include the real potentiality of severe illness and death which produce new levels of fear and uncertainty in our lives today. Having yourself and the ones you love live with the constant material risk of death, from a source about which few were aware only eight months ago, can be a source of anxiety-driven health issues. Daily, the media depicts a world with increasing fear of earthly death while peace in our lives seems to be losing to the virus and civil discourse. You must constantly remember Jesus’ promise to you, in Matthew 6:34, that His followers should NOT BE anxious: “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”. However, you must be ready for the end of your earthly life and the return of the Lord. In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2, Paul writes to the Christians at the church in Thessalonica: “Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So, then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.”. Are you ready for your earthly death? Are you sure in your Salvation? If not, make yourself ready and keep ready! God’s Grace and the Gospel of Jesus prepare you for your earthly death while providing the means for your Eternal Life!

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, I will seek God’s perspective on my situation. For I know that in all things God  works together for good to those of us who love Him and are called according to His purpose. (From Romans 8:28).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 10:37-39; 1 Corinthians 9:12-23; James 3:13-18; Hebrews 4:15-16; Psalms 65:1-13.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

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Jesus Always Expected His Followers to “GO”, but His “Great Commission” Is for Us to “MAKE DISCIPLES”

Jesus Always Expected His Followers to “GO”, but His “Great Commission” Is for Us to “MAKE DISCIPLES”

October 23, 2020

Jesus Always Expected His Followers to “GO”, but His “Great Commission” Is for Us to “MAKE DISCIPLES”

 

MESSAGE SUMMARY:  

God said to go, and to make disciples.  God did not say to go and to make decisions. Jesus’ last instructions to His Apostles and to you, before His Ascension to Heaven from Earth, is in Mathew 28:16-20, which is Jesus’ Great Commission. In His Great Commission, Jesus’ “command” or “commission” for us  was not “go” because the Greek for this passage is translated to “As You Go” – Jesus was already expecting us to “go”. Rather, the commission in this passage is to “make disciples: “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’”. A disciple is a student, a follower, a learner. Making a disciple is not about classes. Making a disciple it about investing yourself in the life of another person, Discipling is having a relationship with another person so that they see the life of Christ in you. Have you been discipled, or have you made a disciple? Not being “discipled” or  “discipling” are the “great omissions”.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my inconsistenciesRather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Faithfulness. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Mathew 28:16-20; Mathew 9:36-38; Mathew 10:16-33; Psalms 22a:1-15.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

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When God Sees Us, a Followers of Jesus, God Sees Jesus, the Son, In Us; Therefore, God Sees Us as His Sons and Daughters

When God Sees Us, a Followers of Jesus, God Sees Jesus, the Son, In Us; Therefore, God Sees Us as His Sons and Daughters

October 22, 2020

When God Sees Us, a Followers of Jesus, God Sees Jesus, the Son, In Us; Therefore, God Sees Us as His Sons and Daughters

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

As Followers of Jesus, you are "In Christ" -- God looks at you, as a Follower of Jesus, and He sees Jesus in you. Throughout the Epistles we find: "In Christ" or "In Him". In Galatians 3:14, Paul tells us that our faith in Jesus makes you “In Christ” and a recipient of God’s Covenant with Abraham: “so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.". Also, Paul goes even further, in Galatians 3:25-28, to tell us that, through your faith in Jesus, you no longer need any kind of intermediary because you are “In Christ” and you have a personal relationship with God, the Creator of the Universe: “But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.”. The benefit your position "In Christ", as a Christian, is that when God looks at you, He sees Jesus, the Son. Therefore, God then sees you as His son or daughter.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Inconsistencies. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Faithfulness. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Romans 3:21-26; Romans 6:5-11; Romans 6:22-23; Psalms 63:1-11.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

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God Takes Care of His Own; Those Who Wait Upon and Fear God, and Return to God, Will Not Be Disappointed

God Takes Care of His Own; Those Who Wait Upon and Fear God, and Return to God, Will Not Be Disappointed

October 21, 2020

God Takes Care of His Own; Those Who Wait Upon and Fear God, and Return to God, Will Not Be Disappointed

 

MESSAGE SUMMARY: 

Isiah says that God is the awesome God that put it all into effect by creating everything. Even though God is so awesome, Isiah relates God’s disappointment in being snubbed by His chosen people, the Jews; in Isaiah 64:11-13. However, God was pleased with being welcomed by the Gentiles: “’But you who forsake the LORD, who forget my holy mountain, who set a table for Fortune and fill cups of mixed wine for Destiny, I will destine you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen, but you did what was evil in my eyes and chose what I did not delight in.’ Therefore thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you shall be put to shame.’". He takes care of His own. Those who wait upon the Lord will not be disappointed. Malachi relates, in Malachi 4:1-3, God’s support those who fear His name and who will be spared as He punishes evildoers: “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the LORD of hosts.".

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, Nothing compares with knowing Jesus. (Philippians 3:7f). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Deuteronomy 28:58; Nehemiah 4:1-11; Malachi 4:1-6; Psalms 66b:11-20.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “In This Period of Decision for America, We Need to Wake Up and Return to God so that God Will Return to Us", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

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God Can Turn Your Life, with Difficulties and Problems, Into a Life of Great Value By Bringing God Into Your Life’s Circumstances

God Can Turn Your Life, with Difficulties and Problems, Into a Life of Great Value By Bringing God Into Your Life’s Circumstances

October 20, 2020

God Can Turn Your Life, with Difficulties and Problems, Into a Life of Great Value By Bringing God Into Your Life’s Circumstances

           

MESSAGE SUMMARY:  

God wants to make you into a pearl of great value. However, some of us are upset about our life difficulties or issues in our relationships. You need to allow the Lord to use your life circumstances; and if you are obedient and submissive to Him, the Lord will turn your situations into a life of beauty. Alternatively, when you encounter these negative situations in your life, often, you can become bitter. On the other hand, you can submit and obey the Lord, thereby, permitting the Lord to turn your life and life situations into pearls of beauty and your life into a life of great value. Also, you will be more of Jesus’ presence in your life. As Paul tells us in Philippians 1:21: “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.". Remember, the Prophet Joel tells us, in Joel 2:13b, about the character of God: “he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.".

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Anxiety. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Peace. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Joel 2:12-13; James 4:4-10; Isaiah 1:18-20; Psalms 61:1-8.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “In This Period of Decision for America, We Need to Wake Up and Return to God so that God Will Return to Us", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

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