Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
Think of Your Fast as a Feast with Jesus

Think of Your Fast as a Feast with Jesus

February 28, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: Most of the time when we are fasting, we are thinking about what we must give up in the fast. Instead, in your fasting, rather than focusing on “going without” we should think of fasting as a call by Jesus to come to Him and feast with Him. Paul’s example for us, in Acts 14:22-23, occurs after he had been stoned and left for dead after preaching the Gospel in Antioch. Rather than leaving the field of discipleship in fear, Paul returned the next day to preach the Gospel and: “strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.". In your feast with Jesus, we can drink heartily of His Word to let Jesus satisfy and nourish you.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Resentment. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Compassion. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONTHIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Am I Ready to Pray? (Bude, Cornwall, UK)", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Luke 2:36-38Matthew 19:16-30; 2 Samuel 12:15-17; Psalms 55b:13-23.

Fasting Signifies Your Commitment to Seeking Your Personal Relationship with God

Fasting Signifies Your Commitment to Seeking Your Personal Relationship with God

February 27, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

In the early Christian Church, which was under great stress and constant physical danger, God’s direction and blessing was needed. Therefore, fasting was considered by Church leaders as a key element of their communion with God when they needed both His direction and blessing, as we find in Acts 14:23: “And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.". As a challenge, "consider the food issue" in your life, especially when you need God’s direction in your life, because food has such a stronghold on us. Fasting and tithing can significantly deepen your relationship with God because it is not easy; but success in fasting, especially with food, can symbolize your victory over yourself and your commitment to your personal relationship with God.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus ChristGod isn’t finished with me yet. (Philippians 1:6).  “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14).

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONTHIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Am I Ready to Pray? (Bude, Cornwall, UK)", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S RECENT VIDEOS:  https://awftlvser.podbean.com/.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 4:1-2; Matthew 6:16-18; 2 Samuel 12:15-17; Psalms 55a:1-12.

Your Temptations Are Not Your Sins; Giving in to Temptations is Your Sin

Your Temptations Are Not Your Sins; Giving in to Temptations is Your Sin

February 26, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARYWe are and will be tempted again and again, but the temptation itself is not the sin. The sin resides in grabbing onto the temptation; dwelling on the temptation; and following through on the temptation. Jesus was tempted, and He always faced temptation by quoting scripture to the temptation source. As Jesus tells us about Temptation and sin in Mathew 18:7-8: “Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire.". We can follow Jesus’ example by using scripture to deal with a temptation – there is scripture to deal with every temptation that we may face.

 

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

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Am I Ready to Pray? (Bude, Cornwall, UK)", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S RECENT VIDEOS:  https://awftlvser.podbean.com/.

 

A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITEwww.AWFTL.org.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Mathew 4:1-11; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 4:14-16; Psalms 54:1-7.

Is Your Faith Yours, or Is Your Faith Really the Faith of Others?

Is Your Faith Yours, or Is Your Faith Really the Faith of Others?

February 25, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARYWe first believed because of what our parents taught us; but then we heard for ourselves, and we believed. You and cannot live on another’s faith in Jesus – With regards to faith, “God has no grandchildren”, only His Children; therefore, your Salvation comes only from your faith and not the faith of others. Each of us must hear for ourselves and come to the Lord in our own faith. As Paul tells us in Romans 10:16-17: “But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, ‘Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?’. So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ." You and I each will stand before the Lord alone in judgment -- we will speak for ourselves with only Jesus to speak for us. Others to whom we minister, such as our children, can her about the Lord and the Gospel from us – for the first time or in reinforcement – but they must hear for themselves and believe for themselves to be saved.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONBecause of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by AngerRather, I will abide in the Lord’s Forgiveness. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Am I Ready to Pray? (Bude, Cornwall, UK)", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S RECENT VIDEOS:  https://awftlvser.podbean.com/.

 

A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITEwww.AWFTL.org.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): 2 Timothy 1:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; Matthew 7:24-27; Psalms 53:1-6.

Do You Pray: “Not My Will But Thy Will”?

Do You Pray: “Not My Will But Thy Will”?

February 24, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: In a time in which we hear so much about self-help, self-image, and self-actualization, Jesus is saying self-denial is the way to life. Jesus tells us, in Matthew 16:24, that self-denial is a key element in following Him: “Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’". “Taking up one’s cross” means to die to self-ambitions. When we die to our self-ambitious and put them on the cross, Jesus’ life moves through us: “Not my will but Thy will.”. By denying self, we become alive in Jesus; and His Spirit flows through us – we experience eternal life and abundant life.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONI affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, JesusI AM RIGHTEOUS IN GOD’S EYESGod made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21).

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Am I Ready to Pray? (Bude, Cornwall, UK)", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S RECENT VIDEOS:  https://awftlvser.podbean.com/.

 

A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITEwww.AWFTL.org.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 16:24; Mathew 10:38-39; Galatians 6:14-17; Psalms 52:1-9.