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12-05-17 FaithLine Devotion TO WHOM DO WE BELONG…

My dear brothers and sisters, dedicating your lives to singing for Jesus: “Dear children, don’t let anyone lead you down the wrong path. Those who do what is right are holy, just as Christ is holy. THOSE WHO DO WHAT IS SINFUL BELONG TO THE DEVIL. They are just like him. He has been sinning from the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the devil’s work.

We must not be deceived in thinking that we can live in sin and think we are ok with God.

THOSE WHO DON’T DO WHAT IS RIGHT DO NOT BELONG TO GOD. Those WHO DON’T LOVE THEIR   BROTHERS AND SISTERS do not belong to him either.” (1 John 3:7-10) remember the second commandment!

We may say we love someone but if we speak badly about them, that’s proof that we have a problem!

“Dear children, don’t just talk about love. PUT YOUR LOVE INTO ACTION. Then it will truly be love.” (1 John 3:18)

It is all about doing what is right…

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who 1loves HAS BEEN BORN OF GOD AND KNOWS GOD. Whoever does not love DOES NOT KNOW GOD,because GOD IS LOVE.” (1 John 4:7-8) 1Agape: the unconditional, divine love of God.

This godly love is proof of our relationship with our heavenly Father…

GOD IS LOVE…

FaithLine, the bible says: “…don’t just talk about love. PUT YOUR LOVE INTO ACTION.

-Bill Stockham

TO WHOM DO WE BELONG…

“Dear children, don’t let anyone lead you down the wrong path. Those who do what is right are holy, just as Christ is holy. THOSE WHO DO WHAT IS SINFUL BELONG TO THE DEVIL. They are just like him. He has been sinning from the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the devil’s work.

We must not be deceived in thinking that we can live in sin and be ok.

THOSE WHO DON’T DO WHAT IS RIGHT DO NOT BELONG TO GOD. Those WHO DON’T LOVE THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS do not belong to him either.” (1 John 3:7-10)

We may say we love someone but if we speak badly about them, that’s proof that we have a problem!

“Dear children, don’t just talk about love. PUT YOUR LOVE INTO ACTION. Then it will truly be love.” (1 John 3:18)

It is all about doing what is right…

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who 1loves HAS BEEN BORN OF GOD AND KNOWS GOD. Whoever does not love DOES NOT KNOW GOD, because GOD IS LOVE.” (1 John 4:7-8) 1Agape: the unconditional, divine love of God.

This godly love is proof of our relationship with our heavenly Father…

GOD IS LOVE…

-Bill Stockham

12-04-17 Loved One’s Devotion WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM…

My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day: “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so, we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN NOW, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him PURIFIES HIMSELF AS HE IS PURE. (1 John 3:1-3)

As God’s children, we must keep ourselves pure! The world is becoming exceeding corrupt, remember when we see Jesus, we shall be like Him…and as His children, we have “an inheritance that can never perishspoil or fade . . . kept in heaven” (1 Peter 1:4)so: “Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So, YOU AREGOD’S CHILD; and since you are his child, God has made you also AN HEIR.” (Gal. 4:6-7)

An heir is one who receives THEIR ALLOTTED POSSESSION BY RIGHT OF SONSHIP. The musical play Annie contains a wonderful illustration of becoming an heir of God. When Annie moves from the orphanage to the Warbucks Mansion, it’s an incredible change for her. She leaves behind a spiteful, alcoholic caretaker and enters a relationship with a caring father. She goes from having no possessions to having ALL SHE WOULD EVER NEED. 

WE ARE CO-HEIRS WITH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD…

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says:] So, YOU AREGOD’S CHILD; and since you are his child, God has made you also AN HEIR.” !!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

12-04-17 FaithLine Devotion WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM…

My dear brothers and sisters, dedicating your lives to singing for Jesus:  “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so, we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN NOW, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him PURIFIES HIMSELF AS HE IS PURE. (1 John 3:1-3)

As God’s children, we must keep ourselves pure! The world is becoming exceeding corrupt, remember when we see Jesus, we shall be like Him…and as His children, we have “an inheritance that can never perishspoil or fade . . . kept in heaven” (1 Peter 1:4)so: “Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So, YOU AREGOD’S CHILD; and since you are his child, God has made you also AN HEIR.” (Gal. 4:6-7)

An heir is one who receives THEIR ALLOTTED POSSESSION BY RIGHT OF SONSHIP. The musical play Annie contains a wonderful illustration of becoming an heir of God. When Annie moves from the orphanage to the Warbucks Mansion, it’s an incredible change for her. She leaves behind a spiteful, alcoholic caretaker and enters a relationship with a caring father. She goes from having no possessions to having ALL SHE WOULD EVER NEED

“…the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ…” (Rom. 8:14-17)

WE ARE CO-HEIRS WITH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD…

FaithLine, the bible says: “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”

-Bill Stockham

WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM…

 

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so, we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN NOW, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him PURIFIES HIMSELF AS HE IS PURE. (1 John 3:1-3)

As God’s children, we must keep ourselves pure! The world is becoming exceeding corrupt, remember when we see Jesus, we shall be like Him…and as His children, we have “an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade . . . kept in heaven” (1 Peter 1:4), so:

“Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So, YOU AREGOD’S CHILD; and since you are his child, God has made you also AN HEIR.” (Gal. 4:6-7)

An heir is one who receives THEIR ALLOTTED POSSESSION BY RIGHT OF SONSHIP. The musical play Annie contains a wonderful illustration of becoming an heir of God. When Annie moves from the orphanage to the Warbucks Mansion, it’s an incredible change for her. She leaves behind a spiteful, alcoholic caretaker and enters a relationship with a caring father. She goes from having no possessions to having ALL SHE WOULD EVER NEED

“…the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ…” (Rom. 8:14-17)

WE ARE CO-HEIRS WITH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD…

-Bill Stockham

 

 

 

 

 

12-03-17 Loved One’s Devotion HANDPICKED BY GOD…

My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day: Why are we so important to God? He is God, the creator of all things, He can do anything He wants to do!  “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; HOW MUCH MORE VALUABLE YOU ARE THAN THE BIRDS!(Luke 12:24)

God says we are a treasure; We’re not trash! WE’RE VALUABLE TO GOD, but there’s more in God’s appraisal of what we’re worth. (Eph. 2:10) says: “WE ARE GOD’S WORKMANSHIP.” Now, workmanship isn’t thrown together, it’s no accident, it’s not random. We’re a masterpiece; WE’RE A HANDMADE CREATION OF OUR GOD who only does beautiful work. Then, it goes on to say in this verse that we are designed: “…FOR GOOD WORKS HE PREPARED IN ADVANCE FOR US TO DO.” But there’s more. (1 Corin. 6:20) says, “YOU WERE BOUGHT AT A PRICE, THEREFORE HONOR GOD WITH YOUR BODY.”

OUR ABBA FATHER PAID FOR US WITH THE BLOOD OF HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, JESUS!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says:] YOU WERE BOUGHT AT A PRICE, THEREFORE HONOR GOD WITH YOUR BODY.” !!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

12-03-17 FaithLine Devotion HANDPICKED BY GOD…

My dear brothers and sisters, dedicating your lives to singing for Jesus:  Why are we so important to God? He is God, the creator of all things, He can do anything He wants to do!  “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; HOW MUCH MORE VALUABLE YOU ARE THAN THE BIRDS! (Luke 12:24)

God says we are a treasure; We’re not trash! WE’RE VALUABLE TO GOD, but there’s more in God’s appraisal of what we’re worth. (Eph. 2:10) says: “WE ARE GOD’S WORKMANSHIP.” Now, workmanship isn’t thrown together, it’s no accident, it’s not random. We’re a masterpiece; WE’RE A HANDMADE CREATION OF OUR GOD who only does beautiful work. Then, it goes on to say in this verse that we are designed: “…FOR GOOD WORKS HE PREPARED IN ADVANCE FOR US TO DO.” But there’s more. (1 Corin. 6:20) says, “YOU WERE BOUGHT AT A PRICE, THEREFORE HONOR GOD WITH YOUR BODY.”

God says we’re His valuable objects, His workmanship, and the one He paid a lot for. You can tell how much a person values something by how much they’re willing to pay for it. Well, GOD PAID FOR US WITH THE BLOOD OF HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, JESUS, He wanted us so much He sent His Son to pay the death penalty in our place. WE’RE TO BE RESERVED FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES. If we feel like we’re not worth much, then it’s time to pay a visit to the cross where Jesus Christ died for us. That’s how much God thinks we’re worth THE LIFE OF HIS SON. WE MUST LIVE LIKE THE TREASURE THAT OUR CREATOR SAYS WE ARE.

For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, TO BE STRENGTHENED WITH POWER through His Spirit in the inner man…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love…and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you MAY BE FILLED UP TO ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD.” (Eph. 3:14-17, 19)

God wants to fill us up with all His fullness – for His glory!!!

OUR ABBA FATHER PAID FOR US WITH THE BLOOD OF HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, JESUS!

FaithLine, the bible says: “…know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you MAY BE FILLED UP TO ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD.”

-Bill Stockham

HANDPICKED BY GOD…

Why are we so important to God? He is God, the creator of all things, He can do anything He wants to do!  “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; HOW MUCH MORE VALUABLE YOU ARE THAN THE BIRDS!” (Luke 12:24)

God says we are a treasure; We’re not trash! WE’RE VALUABLE TO GOD, but there’s more in God’s appraisal of what we’re worth. (Eph. 2:10) says: “WE ARE GOD’S WORKMANSHIP.” Now, workmanship isn’t thrown together, it’s no accident, it’s not random. We’re a masterpiece; WE’RE A HANDMADE CREATION OF OUR GOD who only does beautiful work. Then, it goes on to say in this verse that we are designed: “…FOR GOOD WORKS HE PREPARED IN ADVANCE FOR US TO DO.But there’s more. (1 Corin. 6:20) says, “YOU WERE BOUGHT AT A PRICE, THEREFORE HONOR GOD WITH YOUR BODY.”

God says we’re His valuable objects, His workmanship, and the one He paid a lot for. You can tell how much a person values something by how much they’re willing to pay for it. Well, GOD PAID FOR US WITH THE BLOOD OF HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, JESUS, He wanted us so much He sent His Son to pay the death penalty in our place. WE’RE TO BE RESERVED FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES. If we feel like we’re not worth much, then it’s time to pay a visit to the cross where Jesus Christ died for us. That’s how much God thinks we’re worth THE LIFE OF HIS SON. WE MUST LIVE LIKE THE TREASURE THAT OUR CREATOR SAYS WE ARE.

For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, TO BE STRENGTHENED WITH POWER through His Spirit in the inner man…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love…and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you MAY BE FILLED UP TO ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD.” (Eph. 3:14-17, 19)

God wants to fill us up with all His fullness – for His glory!!!

OUR ABBA FATHER PAID FOR US WITH THE BLOOD OF HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, JESUS!

-Bill Stockham

12-02-17 Loved One’s Devotion EFFECTIVE PRAYER INTERCESSION…

My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day: This is a good proclamation for a person of prayer to start their day!

“Now, Lord…enable [me] to speak your word with great boldness. STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND TO HEAL and PERFORM SIGNS AND WONDERS through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” (Acts 4:29-30)

Follow the above proclamation with this one!

I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. [Lord let] my message and my preaching not [be] with wise and persuasive words, but with a DEMONSTRATION OF THE SPIRIT’S POWER, so that [the hearer’s] faith might not rest on human wisdom, but ON GOD’S POWER.” (1 Corin. 2:3-5)

This will happen if we have an intimate relationship with God…the more we know Him, the better we hear Him!

HAVE AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM TODAY!

Notice: [We must understand that the bible says:] “…so that [the hearer’s] faith might not rest on human wisdom, but ON GOD’S POWER. !!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh

 

12-02-17 FaithLine Devotion EFFECTIVE PRAYER INTERCESSION…

My dear brothers and sisters, dedicating your lives to singing for Jesus:  This is a good proclamation for a person of prayer to start their day!

“Now, Lord…enable [me] to speak your word with great boldness. STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND TO HEAL and PERFORM SIGNS AND WONDERS through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” (Acts 4:29-30)

Follow the above proclamation with this one!

I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. [Lord let] my message and my preaching not [be] with wise and persuasive words, but with a DEMONSTRATION OF THE SPIRIT’S POWER, so that [the hearer’s] faith might not rest on human wisdom, but ON GOD’S POWER.” (1 Corin. 2:3-5)

An intercessor must meet FACETOFACE WITH GOD to effectively plead for those who desperately need God’s intervention. How must we prepare ourselves to meet face-to-face with God? Do we need to have clean hands and a pure heart?

Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has CLEAN HANDS AND A PURE HEART…” (Psa. 24:3-4)

When we meet face-to-face we will see the need to: Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.” (Psa. 2:11)

Why? Because our WHOLE DUTY: “…Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the WHOLE DUTY OF MAN.” (Eccl. 12:13)

Again, we may say why? Well, because the: The fear of the LORD is THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Prov. 1:7)

We don’t want to be fools despising the knowledge of God. The way to avoid this is TO KNOW JUST HOW AWESOME OUR GOD IS and how capable he is of carrying out his judgment against the works of unrighteousness.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that YOU MAY KNOW HIM BETTER.” (Eph. 1:17)

Again, an intimate knowing…the more we know Him, the better we hear Him!

HAVE AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM TODAY!

FaithLine, the bible says: “…so that [the hearer’s] faith might not rest on human wisdom, but ON GOD’S POWER.”

-Bill Stockham