Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
You Worship and Have a Personal Relationship with God in Spirit and as The Truth

You Worship and Have a Personal Relationship with God in Spirit and as The Truth

December 31, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: As Jesus, in John 4:23-26, tells the woman of Samaria by the well: “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, ‘I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I who speak to you am he.’”. Not just God but the Father will be worshiped in Spirit and in Truth. The father desires the kind of worshipers that worship in the Holy Spirit and worshipers that worship in Truth – not a façade but a reality and an honesty before God. God is Spirit, and His worshippers must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth because Jesus told us, in John 14:6: “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’". We serve a God who is Spirit, in His essence, as well as The Truth.

 

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

 

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “A Christmas Message", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): John 4:23-26; Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 7:6-8; Psalms 14:1-7.

DEVOTIONAL VIDEO: “Am I Ready to Pray?”

DEVOTIONAL VIDEO: “Am I Ready to Pray?”

December 30, 2019
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MESSAGE SUMMARY:

Am I Ready to Pray? (Bude, Cornwall, UK)

We often enter our prayers unprepared – there is sin in our lives, or our prayers are all about “us”; and we seek “our will” and not “God’s will”. Therefore, we need to learn to “pray rightly”. To “pray rightly”, we need to consider: “1) Am I “clean” before the Lord – have I confessed the known sins in my life that I have not repented? 2) Am I in “communion with others” – are there people with whom I am not at peace? 3) Am I “confident in God’s Word” – do I believe God’s promises are true? 4) Am I “committed to God’s will” – am I committed to act on and obey God’s answer to my prayers even though His answer is not my desire? 5) Am I “centered in the Holy Spirit” – am I focused and tuned in on the Lord, filtering out the “noise of the world”? and 6) Am I “concerned for God’s Glory” – the ultimate purpose of our prayers is uplifting and glorifying God’s name?”.  Additionally, in both our worship and our prayers: “Are we expecting to encounter God?”.

Remember, Jesus taught us that: 1) God is more ready to answer prayer than we are ready to pray; and 2) we must be persistent in our prayers until we have an answer.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Hatred. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Love. “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).

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): 1 John 1:8; Matthew 6:14; Philippians 4:6-7; John 14:23; Psalms 148:1-14.

 

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “A Christmas Message", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch.

 

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You Worship and Have a Personal Relationship with God in Spirit and as The Truth

You Worship and Have a Personal Relationship with God in Spirit and as The Truth

December 29, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: As Jesus, in John 4:23-26, tells the woman of Samaria by the well: “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, ‘I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I who speak to you am he.’”. Not just God but the Father will be worshiped in Spirit and in Truth. The father desires the kind of worshipers that worship in the Holy Spirit and worshipers that worship in Truth – not a façade but a reality and an honesty before God. God is Spirit, and His worshippers must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth because Jesus told us, in John 14:6: “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’". We serve a God who is Spirit, in His essence, as well as The Truth.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONI affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM RIGHTEOUS IN GOD’S EYES. God 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 AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “A Christmas Message", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): John 4:23-26; Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 7:6-8; Psalms 14:1-7.

Is There Someone in Your Life Whom You Have Not Forgiven? Why Not?

Is There Someone in Your Life Whom You Have Not Forgiven? Why Not?

December 28, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: We modern-day Christians are bad about living in our bitterness. However, Jesus set both the example and His expectations for “forgiveness” from the cross in Luke 23:33-34:And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.". We put on our Christian face; but, often, we have someone in our lives, whom when even their name is mentioned, we become hateful and bitter. Jesus modeled what we are to do; we are to forgive the person that elicits this kind of bitter response in our lives. We need to release this person and then get on with our lives. As Jesus said: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONI affirm that because I am in Jesus Christ, I will entrust to Him my future. I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.  (From 2 Timothy 1:12)

 

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Christmas: In a World Full of Uncertainties, Leading to Fear, the Light Has Come Into the World", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 6:14-15; Matthew 6:9-13; Ephesians 5:1-2; Psalms 13:1-6.

Jesus Says “You Are My Friends”; Do You Recognize Jesus as Your Friend?

Jesus Says “You Are My Friends”; Do You Recognize Jesus as Your Friend?

December 27, 2019

MMESSAGE SUMMARYThe purpose of Jesus’ death on the cross was to sacrifice Himself to provide us a sacrifice, God’s required blood sacrifice, for our sins which we could not do for ourselves. In Romans 5:18-21, Paul succinctly explains Jesus’ unique role, that only Jesus could play, in our Justification and Salvation – a role that begins with God’s Grace: “Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous. Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.". Jesus’ blood made His death, which He experienced for us, provide restitution; make atonement; and pay the penalty of our sins. Someone must pay for our sins – either we must pay, or Jesus does pay. If we pay for our sins, it means our eternal condemnation and alienation from God, If Jesus pays for our sins, it means personal forgiveness and an eternal personal relationship with God. Jesus death and Resurrection were for the forgiveness of our sins.

 

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

 

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Christmas: In a World Full of Uncertainties, Leading to Fear, the Light Has Come Into the World", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): John 15:12-17; Habakkuk 2:4; John 10:7-18; Psalms 12:1-8.

Have You Sacrificed FOR the Gospel or Have You Sacrificed the Gospel in Your Chosen Life?

Have You Sacrificed FOR the Gospel or Have You Sacrificed the Gospel in Your Chosen Life?

December 26, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY Do you sacrifice for the Gospel as you live your life, or do you sacrifice the Gospel in order to live your life as you chooseWhat have you sacrificed for the Gospel? Does the Gospel mean very much to you? Before you answer this question, please read the Apostle Peter’s consideration, in 1 Peter 4:16-19, of the obligation followers of Jesus have to the Gospel: “Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And ‘If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?’ Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.". Some of us have lost jobs, friendships, and family members because of being a follower of Jesus. What have you sacrificed for the Gospel? Sacrifices, for the sake of the Gospel are not done as works performed in a belief that they will lead to Salvation. Instead, true sacrifices are done out of joy from living for Jesus versus living for one’s self. Jesus gave his all for you; what have you sacrificed for the Gospel?

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Past Failures. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Grace. “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 AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Christmas: In a World Full of Uncertainties, Leading to Fear, the Light Has Come Into the World", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 20:20-28; Matthew 16:24-26; Hebrews 9:24-28; Psalms 11:1-7.

Do Your Prayers Begin with: “God, Have Mercy On Me a Sinner”?

Do Your Prayers Begin with: “God, Have Mercy On Me a Sinner”?

December 25, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: We don’t deserve it, but we come to God because of His Mercy. We are all sinners. As Paul tells us in Romans 9:18: “So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.". We can never enter God’s presence for prayer when we are in our pride with our focus on ourselves. Also, Paul reminds us, in 1 Corinthians 1:30-31, that, in our Salvation through God’s Grace, Jesus make us “boast” only in the Grace provided us by God: “And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’”. We can only enter God’s presence when we humble ourselves in Jesus. Humility and penitence before God invite His presence – here I am, Lord; just as I am; have mercy on me a sinner.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus ChristI can do what He asks of me. (Philippians 4:13). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14).

 

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Christmas: In a World Full of Uncertainties, Leading to Fear, the Light Has Come Into the World", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV)Matthew 18:1-4; 1 Corinthians 1:29-31; Isaiah 19:22; Psalms 10:1-18.

God Served Us, through Grace, with the Birth of Jesus; How Do You Serve Others?

God Served Us, through Grace, with the Birth of Jesus; How Do You Serve Others?

December 24, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: When we show up at our church on Sunday, what is our purpose – is it to serve or to be served? Too many of us go to church seeking what the church can do for us. Our church should provide us a place to worship Jesus in Spirit and in the truth of His Word. Also, our church should provide a chance to serve others -- To serve is Christ. We will never be more like Jesus than when we are serving others. We are all serving someone, but who are we serving; are we serving ourselves or others? In Mark 10:43b-45, Jesus explains that His followers must have mind focused on service and being a servant to others: “But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”. The longer that we stay focused on ourselves and not God or others, the longer we will remain stuck in a miserable spiritual condition. To serve is Christ.

 

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

 

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Christmas: In a World Full of Uncertainties, Leading to Fear, the Light Has Come Into the World", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch.

 

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DEVOTIONAL VIDEO: “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”

DEVOTIONAL VIDEO: “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”

December 23, 2019
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MESSAGE SUMMARY:

The Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled (All Saints, Peachtree City, GA)

Today, the world, along with all of us, needs to be renewed with a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. On Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, the Holy Spirit, the third entity of the Trinity, was poured out. The Holy Spirit is a gift from God, as a part of His Grace of Salvation through Jesus, to all that believe and follow Jesus. Your being filled with the Holy Spirit is normal Christianity. It is the Holy Spirit that enables you to commune with God and to have a personal relationship with Him -- the Holy Spirit is the presence of Jesus among us. You will be filled with the Holy Spirit every day that you surrender your life to the Holy Spirit. You cannot be filled with the Holy Spirit if you are consumed by sin and the desires of your flesh.

You must learn to discern the voice of the Holy Spirit in your life from what you think, in isolation from the Holy Spirit, is best. Rene Descartes, the French philosopher, mathematician and scientist, said “I think, therefore I am”. In your life as a follower of Jesus, are you, as one could imply from Descartes, being led solely by your thoughts and what you think is best; or are you being led by the Holy Spirit? Therefore, to live as a follower of Jesus, you must be filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Fear. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Faithfulness. “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).

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): Acts 2:38; Genesis 1:2; 1 Corinthians 2:1-11; Acts 2:1-13; Ephesians 5:18; 2 Peter 1:20; Galatians 5:16-20; Philippians 4:13-20; Acts 1:8; Psalms 50b:13-23.

 

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Advent, Part 4: Prelude to Jesus’ Birth", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch.

 

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Is There Someone in Your Life Whom You Have Not Forgiven? Why Not?

Is There Someone in Your Life Whom You Have Not Forgiven? Why Not?

December 22, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: We modern-day Christians are bad about living in our bitterness. However, Jesus set both the example and His expectations for “forgiveness” from the cross in Luke 23:33-34: “And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.". We put on our Christian face; but, often, we have someone in our lives, whom when even their name is mentioned, we become hateful and bitter. Jesus modeled what we are to do; we are to forgive the person that elicits this kind of bitter response in our lives. We need to release this person and then get on with our lives. As Jesus said: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONI affirm that because I am in Jesus Christ, I will entrust to Him my futureI know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.  (From 2 Timothy 1:12)

 

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Advent, Part 4: Prelude to Jesus’ Birth", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch.

 

DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 6:14-15; Matthew 6:9-13; Ephesians 5:1-2Psalms 13:1-6.