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/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “As a Christian, You Are Equipped for God’s Purpose; Be Courageous and Let Others See Jesus In You for God Is With You”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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Jesus Will Greet You at Your Earthly Death or at His Second Coming; Are You Prepared Today for this Imminent Contact with Jesus?

Jesus Will Greet You at Your Earthly Death or at His Second Coming; Are You Prepared Today for this Imminent Contact with Jesus?

July 15, 2020

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

As Christians and Citizens of Heaven, we know that Jesus is coming back -- either to greet us when we die or before we die at His Second Coming. For most of us, however, our vision of Heaven is clouded by looking backwards; therefore, the return of Jesus does not have any power in our life. Paul reinforces the return of the Lord of Heaven in Philippians 1:6:And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.". When Jesus returns, we will put on our spiritual bodies, as promised. As Jesus tells us in Matthew 4:17: “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”. Remember the moment you become a follower of Jesus, you have immediate Eternal Life; and you become a Citizen of Heaven.  Jesus tells us, in John 5:24, that His followers have Eternal Life and are Citizens of Heaven here on earth living their earthly lives: “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.".

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, I will proclaim Him. (Philippians 1:15f). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): 1 Peter 1:1-18; 1 Corinthians 11:23-27; Luke 22:20; Psalms 1:1-6.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon“God Is Love, But He Is Justice Too; therefore, We Must Pray for America and for God to Intervene in America’s Downward Spiral": at our Website: www.AWFTL.org/listen/.

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “In Today’s Uncertainties but as a Follower of Jesus, You CAN Answer “Yes” to “Am I Going to Heaven?”!”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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Covid-19 Should Make You Consider More Intensely the Implications of Your Impending Earthly Death; Have You?

Covid-19 Should Make You Consider More Intensely the Implications of Your Impending Earthly Death; Have You?

July 8, 2020

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

Most of us do not like to think about and/or plan for death, especially our own. However, Paul in, Romans 6:23, made your life and death position very clear: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.". As part of your preparations for your earthly death and eternity, you should take one time each year to evaluate and to reflect on your position for facing death and realizing your eternal life. You must identify those changes that you must make in your life and in your relationship with God. This preparation for your death will be a blessing for you and your family. Are you prepared to face our death? Will you have eternal life? What about those you leave behind – are you being a good steward?  Also, what about your family; are they prepared for their earthly death and to receive eternal life? In Matthew 28:18, Jesus gave us His Great Commission for your life focus: “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.". Have you followed Jesus’ Great Commission, for your own family by making disciples of your family members to your family can face their death with the certainty, through Jesus, of Eternal Life? If not, why not?

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be anxious.  (Philippians 4:6f)). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Romans 5:12-15; Romans 7:24-25; Matthew 28:18-20; Psalms 147:1-20.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon“Will You “Stand in the Gap" for Our County By Participating in and Leading a Great Spiritual Awakening in America?": at our Website: www.AWFTL.org/listen/.

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “The “News” Today Is Unsettling and Creates Fear and Insecurity; We Need an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit and Spiritual Renewal!”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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In All the Death Around Us Today, Jesus Resurrection Gives Us a Culture of Life!

In All the Death Around Us Today, Jesus Resurrection Gives Us a Culture of Life!

April 20, 2020
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DEVOTIONAL VIDEO

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

Easter -- I Am the Resurrection – (Holy Cross Anglican Cathedral; Loganville, GA)

We are bombarded with news reports, today, about death in all forms and from a multitude of sources -- our earthly culture, today, is a culture of death. This Holy Week and this Easter Day, God gives us the means of Grace and the Hope of Glory for Life. The Resurrection of Jesus contradicts our culture of death, and God's Grace, through Jesus’ Resurrection and life after His death on the cross. Jesus' Resurrection, gives us, today, a culture of life! In fact, Jesus tells us, in John 5:24, that we do not have to wait around for Eternal Life. Rather, from the moment, during our earthly life, that we begin following Jesus that we already have Eternal Life: “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life."

Earthly death is a fact which we all must face. On the other hand, Jesus gives us his perspective on human death, earthly life, and Eternal Life (John 11: 25– 26): “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.”. However, for those of us that follow Jesus, earthly death is only the predecessor event for our Eternal Life. With your faith in Jesus as the Son of God and through God's Grace, you can live your life, both your earthly life and your eternal life, to their fullest with God as your Lord. Yours will be a culture of life even though the world is a culture of death.

He has risen! He has risen indeed!!

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Anger. Rather, 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).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): John 20:11-18; Romans 6:20-23; John 20:1-10; Luke 24; Acts 10:39; 1 John 2:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:16-19; 2 Corinthians 5:21Psalms 103:12; John 17:3; John 3:36; 1 John 5:11; Hebrews 13:8; Hebrews 13:5.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “What does the Resurrection of Jesus Have to Do with Us? What are the implications for humanity?", at our Website: www.AWFTL.org/listen/.

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Do the Issues and Fears of Today Cause You to Ask: “Am I Going To Heaven”?”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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DEVOTIONAL VIDEO: “Steve Jobs Contemplated His Life as He Was Dying; Is This Last Period of Lent a Good Time for You to Do the Same?”

DEVOTIONAL VIDEO: “Steve Jobs Contemplated His Life as He Was Dying; Is This Last Period of Lent a Good Time for You to Do the Same?”

March 31, 2020
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LONGER DEVOTIONAL VIDEO

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

I am the Resurrection - Steve Jobs Quote Regarding His Death (Holy Cross Anglican Cathedral, Loganville, GA)

Steve Jobs contemplated his life as he Was dying. As you complete your Lenten journey on the way to the cross and Jesus’ Resurrection, today is a good time for you to consider your life, earthly death, and Eternal Life. Steve Jobs was a Billionaire, at his death; and he was the founder of Apple. Jesus is the Christ (Messiah) and, as God, the Creator of the Universe. From his death bed, Steve Jobs wrote his perspective on his life in comparison to his impending death. Earthly death is a fact which we all must face. On the other hand, Jesus gives us his perspective on human death, earthly life, and Eternal Life (John 11: 25– 26): “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.”.

In our Devotional Video today, Archbishop Beach provides a summary of these two different perspectives on living our earthly lives while always considering that our earthly death is inevitable. However, for those of us that follow Jesus, earthly death is only the predecessor event for our Eternal Life.

 

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

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Mark 16:1-8; John 3:3-17; 1 Peter 3:18; Psalms 90:1-17.

HIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Title: “Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen and Yet Have Believed” – Do You Believe?", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

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