Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
Are You Ready to Tell God: “Here Am I, Send Me”?

Are You Ready to Tell God: “Here Am I, Send Me”?

November 7, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARY: Do you, like many Christians, see little, spiritually, going on in your life? Many Christians should be asking the question: “Am I ready for something spiritual to happen in my life; am I dressed and ready for service?”. Are you ready to say: “Lord, here am I; send me.”? The call of the Holy Spirit to you may be diverse: becoming a missionary in a third world country; to being a Christian business leader; to taking a stand for Jesus that is not politically correct. Can you be as ready as Isaiah when he said to God’s call, in Isaiah 6:8: “I heard the voice of the Lord: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said: ‘Lord, here am I; send me.’”? If you are not ready, why not?

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus ChristMy life is about Christ (Philippians 1:21). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14).

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “The Interior Life – Maintenance of the Inner Man -- Part 8: The Body; Giving Life to the Spirit Soul", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S VIDEO: “The Upper Room Part 2: The Promise of Forgiveness (Christ Cathedral; Kampala, Uganda) https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Romans 8:12-17; Acts 2:1-4; Genesis 46:2-4; Psalms 119d:59-78.    

In this Polarized World, as a Follower of Jesus, You Are Expected to Be a Reconciler

In this Polarized World, as a Follower of Jesus, You Are Expected to Be a Reconciler

October 31, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARY: Paul, in Romans 5:11, explains that we are “reconciled” through Jesus the Christ: “More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.". God, through Jesus the Christ, gave us the ministry of reconciliation. In Jesus, God was reconciling the world to Himself and not counting their trespasses against them. God entrusted us with the message of reconciliation; therefore, we are “ambassadors for Christ” – we are implored, on behalf of Christ, to be reconciled with God. Blessed are the peacemakers.

 

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 SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “The Interior Life – Maintenance of the Inner Man -- Part 7: A Listening Spirit t ", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S VIDEO: “The Interior Life – Part 5: The Conscience (Holy Trinity; Madison, MS)” https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Mathew 5:12; Luke 1:30-35; Psalms 116:1-19.

God Is the Answer to Our Nation’s Anxiety

God Is the Answer to Our Nation’s Anxiety

October 27, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARY: Are our governmental leaders leading us off the cliff, or have they already led us of the cliff? The related uncertainty in our government, economic system, cultural institutions, and in our interactions with others have brought fear, anger and hostility to millions of Americans. As Christians, we can look to John 14:1 in which Jesus tells us: "Let not let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.". In times like these, we can be reminded of where our loyalties are and where our loyalties should be. Also, in times of uncertainty, your intimacy with God can be deepened -- God is still on the throne of the Universe.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONI affirm that because I am in Jesus Christ I will seek God’s perspective on my situation5. 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).

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “The Interior Life – Maintenance of the Inner Man -- Part 6: The Spirit ", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S VIDEO: “The Interior Life – Emotional Maturity – Part 4” (Christ Church; Atlanta, GA) https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 11:28-29; Matthew 6:25-34; Isaiah 35:4; Psalms 112:1-10.

America Can Return to God During These Tough Times, and He Will Bless Us!

America Can Return to God During These Tough Times, and He Will Bless Us!

October 23, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARY: In the Bible, we can find five exhortations, from the Lord, that are right on point for these tough times in America: 1) Do not fear; 2) Continue to tithe; 3) Get out of debt; 4) Help our brothers and sisters in need; and 5) Pray. The people in Malachi’s day were withholding what was God’s, and they were paying a price. But even in those conditions of sin, God said to the nation, in Malachi 3:7, “From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’.”. God does not change – God today is the same faithful Creator of the Universe as He was in the time of Malachi. Return to God, both as an individual and as a nation; and see how God will bless us!

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my AnxietyRather, 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).

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “The Interior Life – Maintenance of the Inner Man -- Part 5: Our Conscience", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S VIDEO: “Where Is Your Interior Life Leading You? {The Interior Life – Exercising the Mind – Part 2] (Camp House; Chattanooga, TN)” https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Malachi 2:1-17; Malachi 3:7; Malachi 3:16-18; Psalms 109a:1-16.

As You Go, Make Disciples

As You Go, Make Disciples

May 29, 2018

Message Summary: Jesus, in Luke 15:4-7, tells us, through His Parable of The Lost Sheep, the importance to God of our discipleship: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.".

Immediately before His Ascension into Heaven, Jesus told the Apostles, in His Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20,` as we go into our communities and into all parts of the world, that we are 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.’”. We must begin, as followers of Jesus, to meet His fundamental expectation for us by both going and making disciples!

Today’s Affirmation: Today, 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).

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Pentecost -- Be Ye Filled with the Holy Spirit”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Website Link to the Video – Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

 Scripture Reference (ESV): Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 10:16; Matthew 16:24-28Psalms 128:1-6.

Our Country Has Always Been About “Freedom of Religion”

Our Country Has Always Been About “Freedom of Religion”

May 8, 2018

Message Summary: Our country is NOT about “freedom from religion”. Sadly, because of our abandoning God’s Laws, all of us in this country are affected – Christians and non-Christians; atheists; and followers of other religious faiths. As Jesus says in Mathew 5:45: “. . . For He makes the sun rise on the evil and the good, and send the rain on the just and the unjust.”. What can we do? The first thing we can do is pray and to fast – pray and ask God to turn our country around. We do want God involved, and He is involved.  In Daniel 4:24-25, God told King Nebuchadnezzar, through Daniel’s interpretation of the King’s dream, that God is always in control; and that He determines those who govern us: “this is the interpretation, O king: It is a decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king, that you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. You shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and you shall be wet with the dew of heaven, and seven periods of time shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will.". God, the Creator of the Universe, responds to our prayers. 

Today’s Affirmation: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my AnxietyRather, 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).

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Life in the Spirit – Part 2: Consequences of Waking in the Power of the Holy Spirit”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Website Link to the Video – “The Upper Room – Part 2: The Promise of Forgiveness (Christ Cathedral, Kampala Uganda)”:  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/.

Scripture Reference (ESV): Leviticus 26:3-12; Leviticus 26:14-29; Daniel 4:24-25; Psalms 112:1-10.

We Need a Spiritual Awakening, through The Son, to Save Souls AND Our Way of Life

We Need a Spiritual Awakening, through The Son, to Save Souls AND Our Way of Life

March 26, 2018

This Sunday’s Sermon: You can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: Contemplating the Mighty Acts – Palm Sunday and Holy Week, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Message Summary:  A National Spiritual Awakening is needed not only to save souls from eternal damnation but to save our way of life. Our way of life is slipping quickly away from us. Our way of life is not just about elections and politics. The risk to our way of life relates to all of us. This risk will only be addressed by a change in our hearts, and the hearts of the people will not change until we have a true spiritual awakening. As Jesus tells us in John 14:1: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”. Additionally, Isaiah tells us in Isaiah 35:4: “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”.     

 

Today’s Affirmation: 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).

 

Website Link to Archbishop Beach’s Video Sermon – Taking Care of Our Interior Life Through Exercising Our Mind:  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/ (Note: This link is to both an introductory One-Minute Video Clip and the complete video Sermon.).

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): John 14:1; Matthew 11:28-29; Matthew 6:25-34; Psalms 77:1-20.

God Has Blessed Us So that We Might Be a Blessing to Others

God Has Blessed Us So that We Might Be a Blessing to Others

March 23, 2018

Website Link: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/

 

Message Summary: God has blessed and healed us so that we might bless and bring God’s healing powers to others. God saved us so that we might be His ambassadors to others. God’s Message to Israel, in Leviticus 26:11-13, is the same message that He has for us, though Jesus, today -- “I am the LORD your God: “I will make my dwelling among you, and my soul shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people. I am the LORD your God . . .”. There people all around us that are in such pain and agony, and God has given us the answer; however, we are prone to keep God’s answer to ourselves. We keep God’s answer to ourselves by not speaking; but we, also, keep God’s answer to ourselves, often in a negative way, by the way we live, act, and by the way we treat one another. Walk the walk and talk the talk, thereby, sharing God’s blessings and healing powers with others.

 

Today’s Affirmation: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, I will seek God’s perspective on my situationFor 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).

 

Website Link to Archbishop Beach’s Video Sermon – Taking Care of Our Interior Life Through Exercising Our Mind:  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/ (Note: This link is to both an introductory One-Minute Video Clip and the complete video Sermon.).

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): Mathew 5:45; Leviticus 26:3-12; Leviticus 26:14-29Acts 17:16-33Daniel 4:24-25; Psalms 76:1-12.

In Many Cases, We Have Made the Publishing of the Ten Commandments Illegal!

In Many Cases, We Have Made the Publishing of the Ten Commandments Illegal!

March 16, 2018

Website Linkwww.AWordFromTheLord.org/

Message Summary: As a nation, we no longer teach or practice the Ten Commandments. We have made it illegal to post the Ten Commandments, God’s Law to us, on most of the walls of our courts and government schools. From a spiritual perspective, how can God bless a nation which mocks Him? Paul, in Galatians 6:6-7, cautions both us, as individuals, and nations regarding the mocking of God: “Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”. From a practical perspective, how can a society and a government function when their foundation has been removed? Our form of government was founded on the ethical base of the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments were in the thoughts of the people that created our country.

Today’s Affirmation: Today, Because 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): Mathew 27:51-52; 2 Corinthians 4:7-15; Romans 4:16-17; Psalms 68:1-35.