The “Lucky” Number Seven

Lucky Seven? No! Blessed SEVEN

Daily Spirit & Word: 677: The Blessed Number Seven.

Good morning my friends, I’m one of SEVEN children. Praise the LORD! I’m back with the book of Revelation again this morning and what jumps right out at me is John’s given a message to deliver to the SEVEN churches in Asia Minor (Modern Turkey). Why only SEVEN?

Revelation 1:4 (NIV) “John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, …”

LUCKY SEVEN:

We’ve all heard of the superstitious applications of the number seven: Casinos and Gambling Dens have neon lights around the number seven. Some of them are actually called; “Lucky Seven” or “Lucky Seven Bingo”… However, there is a much more signigicant and important aspect of SEVEN for Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to consider or know about.

SEVEN MEANS MORE THAN LUCK: It’s Completeness or Perfection.

God Created everything, but on the SEVENTH Day He rested from His labours. God’s not stopped doing good, but doing good is not a labour to the Lord, it’s a delight. Good deeds are not labour to the Lord Jesus; hence He healed many people on the Sabbath Day. However, SEVENTH Day is significant because it marks the day that the LORD had finished, completed His work of Creating the Universe and everything it contains. The Earth and all it’s many kinds life forms. We can see God’s Divine fingerprints all over His Creation, that’s why men will be without excuse on the Day of Judgement: We can know that there is a God who Created everything, by taking a close look at His Creation. When God finished Creating everything He looked and saw that it was “Good”, but when He finished making mankind in His image he said something different, He said, “It’s very good”. Awesome! Seven is God’s Completeness and Perfection.

But There’s Even More to SEVEN:

Seven also speaks to Believers in the Lord Jesus today about God’s completeness and His perfection.

In a particular way, seven has to do with God’s covenant and relationship with His Chosen People Israel.

For instance, the Sabbath (Day of Rest and Devotion), circumcision, and worship are all hinged around the seventh day, the seventh year and multiples of seven; Sabbatical Years.

As you go through the Bible, The Word of God, you’ll notice the SEVEN is prominent:

  • Note that Noah took seven pairs of clean animals onto the Ark.
  • Note there were seven years of plenty and seven years of famine in Joseph’s time in Egypt,
  • Note that Joshua marched around Jericho seven times. But also note on the Seventh Day he marched around Seven times, and Seven priests blew seven trumpets.
  • Note that Naaman was instructed to dip in the Jordan River seven times,
  • Nebuchadnezzar was insane for seven years, for thinking he was god, then after seven years of madness he acknowledges that there is only ONE God who Created everything and is sovereign over His Creation. 
  • Note that here are seven beatitudes in the New Testament,
  • Note that there are seven sections in the Lord’s Prayer,
  • Note that there are seven parables in Matthew 13,
  • Note that seven loaves of bread fed the great multitude of thousands,
  • Note that your Lord Jesus spoke seven times from the cross.

A Bit of Trivia: Do you know how many times the NUMBER SEVEN is used in God’s Word? Answer: 735 times.

However, If we include with this count how many times ‘sevenfold’ is used (6) and ‘seventh’ is used (119) then you’ll note that God’s Word used the SEVEN a total of 860 times.

Note that in the Book of Revelation the number seven cannot be ignored or considered accidental. We are going to see many more 7’s in Revelation. Seven is the key number of this book of Revelation: It is mentioned 54 times in the book of Revelation. It measures God’s Completeness and Signifies something significant or important has happened, is about to happen or will happen in the future.

Whenever you see SEVEN in the Bible it’s a reminder to every Believer in Jesus Christ that we’re serving a PERFECT God who knows how to finish things (Completeness) and is in control of time and the Universe (Perfect).

In Asia Minor there were more than Seven Churches: So why did John only get Revelation for them? These Seven Churches are important for every believer today, God is watching everything that we are doing, when we see what He wrote to those churches, we can ask ourselves this question “What would God say about me or my church today?”. “What would the LORD say about my walk with Him, my faith, my religion, my heart condition?”

Revelation 1:4 (NIV) “John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, …”

NOTE: John didn’t give himself a title: He didn’t say “The Apostle John” or “The Disciple who was closest to the LORD” The people who received this Book of Revelation whould have known very well who John was.

SEVEN MARKS: Completeness or Perfection: Him who is, Him who was, Him who is to come: Jesus Christ.

Superstitious:

Don’t go getting all superstitious about the NUMBER SEVEN, because when you trust in your “Lucky” number you won’t be trusting in the LORD. However, when you see it in the Bible it brings great comfort to followers of the Lord.

There are other numbers we could focus upon:

  • TEN: The ten plagues of Egypt. The Ten Commandments: Ten seems to focus upon Judgement.
  • SIX: Six is the Day man was created. I.e. Six just falls short of Seven: So it’s not quite perfect. Man falls short of God’s Glory (Romans 3:23). Six is the number of Satan: in revelation 666. Satan falls short of God’s perfect SEVEN. Sevenfold Spirit 777.

My own mother was a gambler, she loved Bingo and betting on the horses. She had “lucky” charms, lucky things, but none of them worked. All she got was poorer as a result of trusting in “LUCK”. For most of her life she was Superstitious; Perhaps that why she had seven children 🙂 Thankfully, before she died, she finally trusted in the LORD. Don’t trust in LUCK or Lucky 7: Trust in Jesus Christ who knows everything.

So don’t go getting superstitious about numbers. Trust ONLY in Jesus Christ. However, do NOTE that the LORD has used numbers in very significant ways in His Word to give us even greater revelation of who He is and what He’s like. It’s amazing when you go through the Bible and NOTE the number SEVEN. It gives you a great sense of peace and of trust in just how much God knows about everything, that He’s in ultimate control and can deal with whatever little problems we may have in life. We really do serve an AWESOME God. Praise Him!

Have an awesome weekend my friends, don’t forget to gather together to worship the LORD on the Seventh Day. For Christians that’s Sunday 🙂

Don.

 

A Great Link for further study of the Number SEVEN

 

Foundations in God’s Word: A Christian Worldview.

Foundations in God's Word: Genesis

Daily Spirit & Word: 645: God Created Everything.

How’s Your Worldview?

The Importance of Having A Christian Worldview:

(NOTE: Worldview = A comprehensive view of the world and human life).

Good morning my friends, I’ve been greatly disturbed lately with so many foolish things in the Media: From Transgender indoctrination of our society, same-sex marriage, killing of innocents (Bombing Syria), ignoring the shocking mass killings in third world countries like Nigeria, whilst we go mad on the horrific news of people being killed in France. Yes it’s closer to home, but surely EVERY human life is invaluable? To sail a straight course through these stormy seas, we’ll need a strong rudder to guide us, thankfully we have that in God’s WORD. We have a worldview provided for us in Genesis and that foundation can and will sustain us for life, it helps us to understand why God Created, why God made us, why God sent His One and Only Son on a rescue mission into this world.

You know my friends, if we took Genesis out of the Bible our worldview could be anything we desired and we’d be in danger of adopting any of the following: Atheism, Pantheism, Polytheism, Secularism, Evolutionism, Deism, Hedonism, etc… The fact that God Created and has a plan for mankind and all of Creation keeps us from sin and error.

  • If we didn’t have this foundational Christian Worldview we’d still be LOST. There would be no need for Jesus to die upon the Cross. 
  • If we didn’t have this foundational Christian Worldview provided by the Old Testament and Genesis: We’d be able to do what ISIS (ISIL / IS) do without it bothering our God given Conscience. 

As it stands today, Genesis and God’s purpose in Creating the Universe and Mankind IS part of the Canon of Holy Scripture, so let’s get to KNOW all about God’s plan and purpose for His Creation. Let’s BELIEVE it, Let’s TRUST God knew what He was doing when He inspired men to write this portion of His WORD.

Sidney Greidanus said, “Genesis teaches that God is sovereign (vs. atheism) and wholly other than this universe (vs. pantheism), the only true God (vs. polytheism), the Creator of this universe (vs. secularism and naturalistic evolutionism), who has made a covenant with his creation and upholds it (vs. deism), and made human beings in his image to manage the world on his behalf (vs. hedonism). Genesis further teaches that God is not the source of evil but created everything good so that his creatures can enjoy the physical world (vs. gnosticism). The source of the evil and brokenness we see in the world today is human disobedience to God’s command, which resulted in God’s curse on creation. But God immediately promised to restore his creation to the beautiful kingdom he intended it to be. And so Genesis sketches the beginnings of redemptive history: God seeking to restore his creation and creatures, finally making a special covenant with Abram, who was to be a blessing to “all the families of the earth” (Gen 12:3).

As Genesis sketches the beginnings of redemptive history, it teaches about God’s coming kingdom, God’s love for his creation and his creatures, God’s judgment of sin, God’s grace for sinners, God’s covenant faithfulness, God’s sovereign providence, and God’s presence with his people. As Ken Mathews puts it: “If we possessed a Bible without Genesis, we would have a ‘house of cards’ without foundation or mortar.”

A Bible Without Genesis is Like:

“A HOUSE OF CARDS WITHOUT A FOUNDATION OR MORTAR”

Anything or anyone could come along and blow it away.

We’d be open to this statement from God’s Word: The Unstable Man

James 1:5-8 Getting Wisdom From God.
5  If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
6  But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7  That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8  he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

How’s Your Worldview Today?

Do you have deep foundations in the Word of God? Genesis provides it in bucket-loads.

Is your God the God of the Bible?

If He’s NOT, then you’ve made a ‘god’ to suit yourself: Idolatry.

If He’s NOT, then you’re going to be like a ship in a storm without a rudder, blown here and there, wherever the winds of change will blow you. Your course will be uncertain. Your destination indeterminate.

With GOD Almighty’s GENESIS Foundations in place, you’ll see Christ for who He is; The LORD Creator and Redeemer of Mankind.

Genesis 1 and 2 and John 1.

Having God’s Worldview in place will give us a much great love for His World and for everyone within it. Amen!

PRAYER:

Father God, thank You so much for giving us every part of Your Word. Thank you that by knowing Genesis we can have deep roots and strong foundations for what we believe today. Thank You that we can know Your plan and purpose in Creating us. Thank You that we can know how much You love and value every single soul in the world today. Lord today I’m praying for the PEACE and SAFETY of Syria and wisdom for those in authority in the world today. Amen!

Have an awesome day with Jesus.

Don.

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Like A Woman In Labour Are the End Times.

End Time Prophesy Birth Pains

Daily Spirit & Word: 539: Like A Woman In Labour.

The End Times: Begins With Horrors.

Praise the Lord my friends, it’s the Lord’s Day. Sunday 21st June 2015. It’s also Father’s Day and I’d love to celebrate, but what a terrible week it’s been.  So many horrific and tragic events that have rocked the world. People are being killed every day, both at home and in many places around the world. Yesterday, we heard the news that a young baby a few days old had been savaged by a dog, a boy had been beaten and left for dead. In a church in America people at a prayer meeting have been murdered and yesterday in Europe a man drove a car into a street packed with Saturday shoppers. These events are shocking and horrific and our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by them. Many are left wondering where all this will end. Even President Obama was saddened to the core, in an address to the Nation he revealed the depth of his concern, that a modern nation like America, with all it’s technological advances and the rule of law, people are still running around killing innocent people.

In the Bible we are warned that we must be on our guard and be ready for the return of the LORD, but preceding His return there will be signs that it’s about to happen: these signs Jesus described as “the beginning of birth-pains”.

Mark 13:5-8 5  Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no-one deceives you.
6  Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many.
7  When you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
8  Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth-pains.

The Beginning Of Birth-Pains:

My friends, it’s Father’s Day and I am the father of five lovely children, all grown-up now, but I was at the birth of three of them (missing two of the births because I was at sea on my Submarine). I’m also the grandfather to eight amazing grandchildren and I’ve been in hospital behind a curtain when my own daughter was giving birth. So although I’ve not felt the horrific pain of labour, I’ve seen it first hand and every time it just leaves me feeling next to useless. I hate seeing people in pain and discomfort, but feel so completely inadequate because there’s nothing I can do to alleviate the suffering.

How do Birth-Pains Begin?

They begin suddenly: Birth pains are intense moments of cramps that grip a woman’s stomach. They begin with quite large gaps between the pains, but as the labour progresses so the frequency, duration and intensity of the cramps and pains increase. That’s what Jesus (and all the prophets) said it would be like before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

Suddenly: These pains catch you by surprise: You could be out shopping, doing the ironing, playing in the garden, walking down the road or just sitting watching TV. All of which happened to my wife and daughters.

Suddenly: Means it will catch you by surprise: You are not expecting it. They’ll come at a time when you are not thinking about it.

Just like a prudent woman or married couple will prepare for the arrival of their baby, so Jesus is telling His followers “you too must be ready and prepared for those days.” Are we ready for the Beginning of Birth Pains?

Remember Birth Pains: They are infrequent and short to begin with with long-calm-periods in-between. However, it’s not long before they intensify in the magnitude of discomfort and agony and their frequency increases. The time between one contraction and another gets shorter and shorter.

NO SHAME:

With the almost instant reporting of news from around the world, we can observe that the frequency of intense suffering and the sheer level of the magnitude of the suffering is indeed growing. We’re seeing things that people do to one another and the horrific nature and frequency of these incidents is growing every day now. ISIS are doing things to people today that have never been done before, not to such an horrific degree anyway. Yes, there’s been horrors, like the Nazi concentration camps when millions were killed and murdered, but they did it in secret and there was a level of shame about what they were doing. However, with ISIS, there’s NO SHAME: In the name of their ‘religion’, they’re openly beheading innocent women and children, they’re raping women and young girls and joyfully celebrating their evil, to broadcast it around the world. It’s NEVER been so evil, not to that degree of open hostility towards the Commandments of the Lord. We have gay pride marches, where the evil practice of open homosexuality is paraded and celebrated by countless thousands and it’s growing in frequency and the degree of deprivation is intensifying, there’s shameless levels of nudity and expressions of sexuality. Those who are offended by these things are castigated as intolerant and even hateful. Christians are being taken to court for merely expressing their belief in God’s Word on these subjects and in the last few days our own Prime Minister stated that there would be a drive against what modern Britain views as ‘extremist’ people, who have a commitment to God’s revealed standards of morality and who’re teaching that Homosexuality is wrong. There is NO SHAME, but we shouldn’t be surprised or fearful for Jesus warned us and God’s Word in many places reveals the details about these end times. We’re seeing levels of corruption never seen before: Scandals; In Banking, In FIFA, In Governments etc… The End Times.

Traditional Christian Teaching Could Be Criminalised.

2 Timothy 3:1-5
 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
2  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3  without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,
4  treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—
5  having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

“With all these shameless and open murders and the moral decline of the nations, surely the END TIMES are upon us.”

This must lead us to the conclusion, the End Times are NEAR. Jesus is coming back soon, but are we ready. Are we getting ready for that day? The prudent parents of the expected baby get things ready. They’ll get bedroom furniture, clothing for the baby and all that a baby needs; bottles, nappies, wipes, cream, powder, changing mat, cott, crib, toys etc… How do we, those who believe and trust in the Lord Jesus, get ready? Jesus told us and in countless places in Scripture we’re commanded; “Watch & Pray”… Pray that those days will be shortened. Pray that people will be ready. Pray that many will be converted and be spared the most horrific events.

Many, myself included, believe that just before the “great tribulation” comes, all those who’ve trusted in Jesus will be ‘raptured’, I.E. We’ll be taken away and we’ll be with the Lord. However, there’s still the command to WATCH and PRAY.

Jesus also encourages the followers: “Do NOT be Alarmed”: Yes these events are horrific and tragic, but as we’ve seen from the response of those who’ve been attacked and murdered in Carolina, they’ve responded with true love, grace and mercy; “We forgive you”. What a wonderful message, what courage, what depth of hope those believers have in the Lord Jesus Christ. To say to a murderer when a loved one has been brutally murdered, “I forgive you” is only something that Jesus would enable a person to declare. So don’t be alarmed my friends, but be ready, watch and pray, because it’s coming our way too.

The End Times: The Last Days: As people become more and more ungodly, unholy and corrupt in their thinking, attitudes, and actions, we must continue to stand firm on God’s message in the Holy Scriptures: “Watch and Pray” and “Don’t Be Alarmed”.

May the Lord watch over you, this Lord’s Day.

Don.

P.S. Today in St Luke’s We’ve got a visit from a group of believers who’re reaching out to those in London who’re caught up in ‘Gang Culture’: They’re called “e-gangs”… Pray that the Lord will use them today to speak to many of us about His will for us in this endeavour.

End Time Scriptures:

The key statement is at the end of Mark 13:8: “These are the beginnings of sorrows.” The word translated “sorrows” means “birth pangs,” suggesting that the world at that time will be like a woman in travail (see Isa. 13:6-8; Jer. 4:31; 6:24; 13:21; 22:20-23; 1 Thes. 5:3). The birth pangs will come suddenly, build up gradually, and lead to a time of terrible sorrow and tribulation for the whole world.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3  without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4  treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5  having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.”

 

 

Vision Blurred By Doubt

How Knowing Jesus is blocked by doubt

Daily Spirit & Word, 494: Vision Blurred By Doubt.

40 Days With Jesus: Day 10: Vision Blurred By Doubt. Luke 24:22-26.

Thank goodness it’s Friday, we’ve got a wonderful weekend ahead of us, but today and tonight are going to be really special. First, this morning we’re going to see how when we doubt God’s Word, God’s Promises and ALL that He has said about the Messiah, we’re going to have a very dim and clouded or blurred view of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then later on, here at my home, we’ve got a very special visitor coming. He’s just arrived back from Pakistan and you know all about the recent troubles there between Muslims and Christians? Well my friend has been there and after meeting up with brothers and sisters in Pakistan, he’s going to share what’s been happening. Persecution is widespread, there are arrests, torture, death threats and actual murders taking place of innocent men, women and children who believe in Jesus Christ. If you are free, then please contact me and I’ll let you know the details.

Back to the Vision of the Resurrected Lord being blurred by doubt.

Bible Reading for Day 10: Vision Blurred By Doubt.

Luke 24:22-26 22  In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning
23  but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive.
24  Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.”
25  He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
26  Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”

We’re continuing on our ‘Eye Opening’ Journey with Jesus and the Disciples on the Road to Emmaus today. Yesterday we saw what feelings of being disappointed can do to our vision or ability to trust in the Lord. How we need to re-focus upon the resurrected Christ. Today, we’re going to see that DOUBT doesn’t just blur our vision, but almost makes it impossible to see: I.E. Spiritual Blindness… Next week we’re looking at Thomas and his stubborn Unbelief, but today the focus is upon FOOLISHNESS of DOUBT and slowness of belief, but BELIEF in what?

Notice: And this is very important, Jesus didn’t stop them on the road and pull his hoodie down and show them the thorn marks on his head,  and he didn’t roll up his sleeve and say, “Here, guys, take at look at these NAIL marks.” He didn’t lift up his jumper and say, “Look, guys, look at the hole here, it was caused by the Roman Soldier’s Spear.” Notice also he didn’t take off his clothes and say, “Look at the whip marks on my back” It would have been so easy for the miserable, dejected, disheartened, belief-drained followers to trust in Him if he’d just done that. However, Jesus doesn’t always do what we’d expect. He’s always turning the world’s ways on it’s head. Surely PHYSICAL PROOF is what’s required for and needed to believe???? That’s what the WORLD wants: Professor Richard Dawkins, the world famous Atheist is looking for such PHYSICAL PROOF / EVIDENCE of the existence of God and without it, like doubting Thomas, he along with countless thousands of others are refusing to believe.  NO my friends, Jesus didn’t for one minute consider the physical proof to be more powerful or more convincing, because there’s something even more weighty and trustworthy than that of any mere Physical Proofs, more than actually seeing the Lord Jesus Christ alive. It’s how the VAST Majority of followers trust in the Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ today.

What did Jesus point to, if it was not his wounds and scars? It was the even more convincing and attestible TRUTH of God’s Word. Yes, it’s because those ancient scriptures bear witness and make manifest the TRUTHS concerning the Messiah. The Jews would have understood this, because they believed and know that the Bible IS not just a book written by men, but the very WORDS of God, that were inspired by the Holy Spirit.  In fact Jesus didn’t just tell them, He rebuked them for their FOOLISHNESS / STUPIDITY… Luke 24:25 “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken”

Tomorrow we’re going to see the POWER of the SCRIPTURES to enable us to BELIEVE. Our focus today in on the FOOLISHNESS of unbelief or doubt concerning the validity of the weight of testimony from all that the Prophets had said concerning the MESSIAH or Christ.

For a Jew back then in Jesus day, it was FOOLISH and STUPID not to know and believe God’s Word. However, even today, it’s those same Old Testament Scriptures that can and will convince people of the validity of the claims of Christians, that Jesus had to suffer and die upon the cross, because it was predicted and prophesied hundreds of years before it actually happened. Not only that, but His place of birth, how he’d be born, how he teach and how he’d come into town on a donkey and suffer and die and be resurrected three days later. It was all there in black and white in the Bible before any of it transpired.

But the followers of Jesus were being given proofs, by the women and the other disciples, but they still DOUBTED. My friends, that’s how DOUBT can blur your ability to SEE, it makes you blind to the glaring EVIDENCE.

We actually saw this the other day, when we were chatting with a man about Jesus and His claim to Divinity. No matter what EVIDENCE we pointed to, the man was more prepared to believe and listen to the claims or counter-claims of others, that it was all made up. Nothing we could do would shift his doubt. He was totally blinded by lies and couldn’t see the truth. Doubt can do that, but there’s something so POWERFUL that can shatter doubt into a thousand pieces. It’s the TESTIMONY OF GOD’S WORD and the fact that so much of what is written has come to pass.

It was obvious that these men DOUBTED and didn’t trust the testimony of the women or the disciples who reported the body was gone, that the women had seen Angels and that they’d met the risen Lord Jesus Christ. They doubted and were STUPID not to believe the weight of testimony contained within the pages of the Bible.

My friends, wherever you are on your Spiritual quest, it is critically important to realise that DOUBT and unbelief concerning what the Bible says about the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, is the main hindrance to seeing Him for who He really is. The GREAT NEWS is that no matter how blurred your spiritual vision of Jesus is, or how spiritually blinded you’ve become, there is a cure for your condition. God’s got an amazing gift waiting for you; the gift of FAITH. You know how to get this gift? It’s by hearing the WORD of God. “Faith comes by hearing the Word of God”. Also Jesus Himself came and walked along with those first disciples, and He’ll come to you too, but by His Holy Spirit, remember they are one, just like Jesus and the Father are one. He’s going to be with you on this journey to faith and full trust.

Have an AWESOME weekend my friend, if your free tonight come and join with me and my friend from Pakistan and you’ll hear how Jesus is alive and active in one of the most dangerous places on earth today to be a follower of Jesus.

Don.

Points to Ponder: Day 10 of 40 Days With Jesus.

  • How would you define doubt?
  • In what ways can unbelieve and doubt in the resurrection hinder faith in the risen Lord Jesus Christ today?
  • Are there any particular areas of your life where you find it more difficult to believe the promises of God? Such as for healing, deliverance, provision or answers to prayer? How might you grow in your faith in these areas?

Prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I ask You to forgive my doubts and unbelief and my slowness to believe today. I now know that my doubts and unbelief are foolish considering the weight of evidence in the Holy Scriptures. Thank you Lord for the Word of God, both Old and New Testaments, that reveal who You are and what You are like. Please Lord Jesus, send the Holy Spirit afresh and help my doubt and unbelief and I know that He’ll open up my understanding of Your Word. Amen.