“What Should You Do When You Feel Like Quitting?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Bishop Andrew Bills

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What Should You Do When You Feel Like Quitting?”

Have you ever realized that the “Spirit of Quit” always attacks your mind when things didn’t go the way you’d  planned or hoped for?   

Well, I’ve personally discovered the way for “quitters” to turn things around and begin to start again and even prosper, where you’ve once came up empty handed, felt exhausted, discouraged, depressed or even a failure.

Often our greatest learning opportunities will emerge out of our mistakes, short-comings, defeats and failures.  But only if you are willing to take control of your emotions and  realize that where you are is not your final disappointment or your fatal breath of air.  

One of the greatest passages of scripture that can be used to help you regain motivation, change your focus, readjust your energy and reposition yourself is found in Luke 5: 4-7 NASB: 

“When He (Jesus) had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”  Simon answered and said, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say and let down the nets.”  When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break;  so they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink.”

This biblical illustration is one of the most encouraging to me for many reasons.  Can you hear, feel or identify with Simon Peter’s absolute frustration?   Are you doing something and you’re not feeling appreciated, only to go to bed frustrated because of your empty net?   Do you feel overwhelmed with your challenges of trying to make a living, working overtime or 2  or 3 jobs to make it or struggling through your school or online classes?  Are you in a relationship that seems as if it’s not going anywhere?

As a man, I’ve often returned to this story because it’s here that I once again can hear The Holy Spirit speak and give me the guidance, direction and the encouragement that I need to get past any type of disappointment, discouragement or sense of failure.  It’s through listening to the directions from Christ, that the “Spirit of Quit” can be dealt with and overcome.  It’s here that you too will realize that “quitting is not your best option.”

It’s here that you too will learn that The Holy Spirit will often reveal and direct you to do something that either you’ve never done before or something that may even seem foolish to natural minds.  But obedience is your single key towards overcoming a nervous breakdown and receiving your spiritual breakthrough or blessings from God. 

Satan’s temptation is to always keep you defeated by looking at your empty nets and listening to thoughts of discouragement, defeat, failure and impossibilities.

But just like in Simon Peter’s situation, The Lord wants to speak to you in your situation and wants you to hear and follow His direction.  And no matter how negative, painful, or impossible circumstances may appear, He know the way out for you and faith comes by hearing and obeying His direction.

Isn’t that what Peter finally did?  And his experience can become yours also!  Why not try following the advice from The Lord?   It time to get rid of the “spirit of quit” by asking The Holy Spirit to help you arise.  Stand up and begin to worship God and stand on His Word.  For in doing so, you’re attacking back and admitting that you’re not the loser the devil or others want you to think that you are.

Hearing God always brings a fresh perspective that will inspire you no matter how many times you’ve struggled, been worn out or failed.  And just like in Simon Peter’s story, the final results will astound you and leave you transformed beyond measure.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

“Are You Not Saved if You Struggle with Sin?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Are You Not Saved if You Struggle with Sin?”

If a genuine believer continues to struggle with any sin after confessing it to God and asking for forgiveness, does that mean he was never saved?   The answer is no.

When you open your heart and accept Jesus Christ as your savior you are saved from the power of sin.  You are born-again, you’ve become a new creature in Christ, your name is written in the Book of Life, you become a child of The King and are washed in the blood of Christ.

You are now A Redeemed Spirit Living In An Unredeemed Body.”  You now have a dual nature, in which your new spiritual man will seek to commune with God, serve Christ, read the Word and be led by The Holy Spirit.  But your old fleshly man or fallen sinful nature will, throughout the rest of your life, be at war against your spirit.

Galatians 5:17 tells us thatThe sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.

Romans 7:23 NLT says, “But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.  This clearly speaks of a “war” going on inside the believer.   

Christians traditionally have spoken of three great enemies they face: the world, the flesh, and the devil. The world is “out there” and all around us. The “flesh” is inside and loves to answer the call of the world. And it seems like the devil is everywhere, like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).

This ongoing inner battle, is a continual siege with repeated attacks against our minds, with harassing, battering, oppressive and never ending tenacious assaults against our new spiritual man.

Learning to resist temptation, overcome sin, and live a victorious Christian life are all part of the constant common experience of all believers everywhere.

While the Spirit of God would lead us one way, our carnal or fleshly nature would lead us another, thereby producing an ongoing struggle which exists in our minds.  They are opposite in their nature and will never harmonize.  But, which are you yielding to?

Then Romans 8:13 NLT commands us,  “to put to death” the deeds of the flesh. We as believers are not to go around “practicing sin” and premeditatedly or purposefully taking advantage of God’s grace.

Therefore, fight the good fight of faith and walk in the Spirit, but if you fall, repent and by God’s grace get back up, put on the armor of God and keep on fighting in Jesus’ name.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

 

“How Can A Loving God Send People To Hell?”

Today’s Daily Devotion from Pastor Andrew Bills

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“How Can A Loving God Send People To Hell?”
Unbelief is against God’s only divine cure or remedy for sin. For everyone born is automatically on the road to hell because we are all under the sentence of death, passed on from Adam, and thereby were born in sin and already condemned.
Yet Christ’s warning against this condemnation and the impending danger of hell was given and still remains in one of His greatest messages of love. It was never meant to be used as a scare tactic, but rather as God’s divine invitation to come unto Him through His Son. (Read John 3: 16-19)
But John 3:18 NIV records these words directly spoken from the lips of Jesus, “Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
God does not send anyone to hell, a person’s rejection of Jesus Christ does!  Even though it’s not God’s will that any should be lost, the Lord reveals that there is a certain condemnation that will result in the wrath of God being experienced, but it come from the result of one’s own heart that this condemnation will come.
How great will be the misery of the unbelievers!!! If a lost sinner does not believe in the name of the only begotten Son of God, whom God sent to be the Savior to deliver him from wrath to come; and there is no other name but His whereby he can be saved; how awful will be that damnation!
Jesus Christ suffered excruciating shame and brutality as they nailed Him to the cross. He so loves us that He alone paid the ultimate price and experienced hell that we might not go there ourselves.
Yet many take a whimsical attitude or have a twisted view or opinion about this when it should be taken extremely serious. Down throughout the history of man, God has always demonstrated His goodness, mercy and compassion. But time and time again, the heart of our Creator and Lord has been broken as man turned away from walking in His fellowship, which always resulted in disaster or destruction.
While lost sinners still remain under the sentence of this condemnation passed placed upon Adam from The Lord, he is guilty before God and this curse is still upon his head. The only way his immediate life and eternal destiny can be changed and made secure is through surrendering, submitting and committing oneself to Jesus Christ.

“What Should You Do When Your Prayers Seem Unanswered?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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“What Should You Do When Your Prayers Seem Unanswered?”
When I was a young boy, I would always hear the older saints singing a song that was seemed to contradict itself. In their worship, they sang the words: “He may not come when you want Him, but He’s right on time.”

Over the many years, I’ve received divine inspiration regarding the mystery of prayer, God’s promises to His people and His wonderful assurances as we stand in faith.

For example, Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

In the Apostle Paul’s preceding prayer, he had asked for more and was even more confident that he would receive much more from The Lord because of God’s boundless and gracious mercies. Knowing what God had already done in raising Christ from the dead, Paul now knew that God’s power was beyond the infinite and His desire to impact, touch and bless our lives is even more real and abundant.

It is always a wonderful gesture to end every prayer with a doxology or gracious words of praise and thanksgiving for all God’s past, present and future blessings. Therefore, Paul began to celebrate the extensive, unmerited, and absolute power of God.

God knows what we want before we ask, He can do more than we ask, He has already made the provisions for His people before we ask, and He can even do more than we dare think, imagine, or can conceive in our minds to ask of Him.

But as believers in Christ Jesus, we have the responsibility of STANDING IN FAITH ON HIS WORD until we receive the manifestation of our prayer requests.

Despite any period of time, Standing shows patience and endurance. It is your statement of faith that you have made up your mind to continue trusting The Lord, even if the pressures still exists or even increases.

Standing means that you have set yourself to hold fast to the Word and promises of God and believe Him more than the dictates of what you are physically seeing or emotionally experiencing.

Standing reveals that you have heard the voice of The Holy spirit, received a revelation, and have the faith regardless of any adverse circumstance or negative report. Standing reveals that you know that God’s on your case, orchestrating things out for His glory, your maturity and your ultimate benefit.

It is vital to realize that because God is Spirit, it is not His nature to tip-toe around or go under things. He always breaks in, goes through or overcomes the barriers, conditions and impossibilities that you face. So, don’t allow your natural mind or earthly circumstances to contradict your faith from standing on God’s Word.

The Apostle Paul wants to encourage your heart today to not be moved by what you see or are experiencing, but be more moved by God’s love, grace and power through Jesus Christ.

For impossible situations are not impossible with God. They are challenges, which become stepping stones towards new opportunities.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD.

“Is Seeing Really Believing?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills
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“Is Seeing Really Believing?”

The Bible says that believers are to walk by faith, not by sight. For without faith, the Bible says, that it’s impossible to please God. So, why do people naturally take on the attitude that “Doubting Thomas” had in the Bible?

In John 20:24-29 we are given the intriguing story of Doubting Thomas. John 20:25 declares, “So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”

Due to his broken heart, deep grief and crushed spirit, Thomas absolutely refused to believe the mere testimony of the other disciples. He required proof in order to be satisfied. His unbelief was more aggravated because he was present at the raising of Lazarus from the dead by Jesus and had heard Christ Himself say, that he would rise from the dead on the third day.

Now after rejecting the proof from the other disciples, Thomas could have remained in his state of unbelief, but Christ chose to reveal Himself to Thomas for examination to touch his heart and impact his life. Then Jesus approved the faith of Thomas, but more highly commends the faith of those who should believe without having ever visibly seen Him.

Now just like Thomas, God loves you and longs to have a personal relationship with you. He wants to show you how to walk by faith and lead a fulfilled life. As we spend time with Him and grow in our relationship with Him, He will impart spiritual truths to us through His Word and Holy Spirit.

Now, in many ways we act just like Thomas, when our confidence or strength is based on seeing, touching, hearing, tasting and feeling. Somehow we trust our senses more than God and His Promises and respond more confidently to the things we see in the present than to the unseen and eternal things of God. So when you put your confidence in such things, you WILL be disappointed.

How can you trust in anything if the things and people you see, relate to or put your trust in, are unreliable and on shaky ground? How can you trust in anything if the things and people you see, relate to or put your trust in, are unreliable and on shaky ground?

There is often a deception when we depend on our feelings, circumstances, and our immediate surroundings. They can lead us to think things are hopeless, and that what we see is all that there is. But God’s laws are both spiritual and universal principles of faith. And that the exercising of your faith is always well pleasing to Christ and God always blesses those that trust in and rely on His Word.

This brief passage of scripture reveals that we can always trust The Lord to keep His promise even when we can’t see, hear, or touch him in the natural. He is faithful and will always be constant and consistent to His Eternal Word.

“How Can I Know The Will Of God For My Life In This Situation?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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How Can I Know The Will Of God For My Life In This Situation?”

God is revealing everything to us by His Spirit.  The Lord wants to speak to your heart and begin to orchestrate the affairs in your life.

One of the many great advantages of walking in faith is that you will begin to see things you have never seen and believe things that you could not have believed or understood before.

1 Corinthians 2:14 NLT says, “But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.”

The enemy is counting on you to depend upon your natural reasoning.  He will bombard your thinking with negative thoughts, unbelief, and lies in the attempt to lure you to totally depend upon the thoughts generated from your psychic and trust your ego.  Carnal reasoning is based on, influenced and governed by one’s fleshly appetites, animalistic impulses and instincts, sensuality, personal feelings and ego.   To be earthly, fleshly or worldly minded is the normal, natural, worldly, earthly, logical and fleshly thing to do to the natural mind. The natural man operates solely under the influence of the senses.

While this is true of the unregenerate or unsaved person, it’s also a special warning to carnal believers. 

For how can you love the Lord with all your heart and still walk around with a confused, worried, and frustrated mind and be unable to walk in the victory God has ordained for your life?

To be spiritual minded or to be led by The Holy Spirit means that you are walking by faith, trusting Christ, standing on the promises of God and expecting God to keep His Word.

The Lord wants all believers to know and understand that the word “natural” stands in opposition to the word “spiritual.”  The enemy will often tell or convince believers that their not ready, when God is waiting upon them to step out in faith.

Studying the Word of God and walking in The Spirit will elevate you to a new plateau of understanding, so you may comprehend and grasp spiritual truths, fresh revelation and direction for your life.  God wants to take you from where you are to a new and higher level, so He can reveal new things to you that you have never seen before.

I have personally discovered that the hardest spots in life can birth or bring forth new revelation and fresh inspiration into one’s heart, thereby able to produce changes in your circumstances.

Is not The Holy Spirit the third person of The Godhead?  Doesn’t He know all things?  Can’t He give you the wisdom and direction that you need for this hour?

The Apostles were not given over to worldly principles or directed by their egos.   They depended upon The Spirit of God and were directed throughout all of their activities.  They spoke in plain simple language, were taught and directed by The Holy Spirit, and moved by faith.  They did not use enticing words, colorful oratory and scholarly philosophy.

They prayed!!!   They read and studied the scriptures!!!   They counted on The Lord!!!    And He directed their lives.

Shouldn’t it be the same for us today?  This then is the first step towards learning, knowing and walking in the will of God.

 

“Is The Thrill Gone?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Is The Thrill Gone?”

Are you pursuing God with all your heart or have you lost your zeal and fervency for Christ?  Is the excitement of His presence and thrill of His fellowship gone out of your life?

Many who have once started, have lost their way and even now are standing in opposition having abandoned their confession of Jesus and abdicated their fellowship with God.

So, The Lord wants to know, What unrighteousness have I done towards you?  How have I offended thee?  Why are you not as excited about Me as you use to be?”

Jeremiah 2:5-6 NLT reads, “This is what the LORD says: “What did your ancestors find wrong with me that led them to stray so far from me? They worshiped worthless idols, only to become worthless themselves.  They did not ask, ‘Where is the LORD who brought us safely out of Egypt and led us through the barren wilderness–a land of deserts and pits, a land of drought and death, where no one lives or even travels?”

Are you aware that God has feelings and that His heart is crying out towards you? 

God, in speaking through the Prophet Jeremiah, tells the nation of Judah:  “I guided and kept you through the barren desert and the horrors found in that terrible wilderness, so what have I done wrong that caused you to stop seeking after Me and start seeking after vain or idol things?”

God is a covenant keeping God, who’s promises are a sure foundation.  He watches over His Word to even perform it. (Jeremiah 1:12)  His faithfulness never fails and the only one that has stood the test of time and can be counted on is God.

It was God that brought them out from slavery, it was God that supernaturally intervened and delivered them from destruction.  It was God that kept their clothes and shoes from wearing out during their forty years in the wilderness.  It was God that brought forth water, even without rain in the dry places.  It was God that blessed the barren to bring forth children. It was God that kept them from the invading armies, whenever they would fully turn and yield to Him.

So, now The Lord of Glory pleads with His people and asks where has He failed in His expression of love, mercy and grace towards them.

Just like those within the nation of Judah, God has brought many of us through many visible dangers, illnesses, and seeming impossible situations.  Many have been delivered from hunger, helpless and hopeless circumstances, nakedness, fearful surroundings and painful conditions. Many have been delivered from various demonic situations and even rescued from death’s door.

So, what excuse do you have for not fully yielding to, trusting in and depending on God now? 

We have greatly been lavished from heaven with the heavenly blessings and the grace of God through Christ Jesus.  Forgiveness and spiritual blessings have been showered upon our lives.

Therefore, let us rejoice and praise Him with the glory that is due to Him from the depths of our hearts and walk in obedience towards our Divine Creator and Lord.

“Can You See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel?”

Today’s Daily Devotional  from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Can You See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel?”

Why does it seem easier to see God in the brightness of a beautiful glorious day than to trust Him in the darkness of a cold stormy night?  Is He not the same?  Of course He is!

While many begin questioning God and are busy trying to understand why He allows storms and heartaches in their lives, our focus should not be on the “WHY,” but on Christ Himself, His love, His word, His power and what He can do in our midst.

Although it may appear that you’re being pushed to the limits, the pain, struggles, heartaches and attacks that you’re presently experiencing are in your life to mature your faith and mold you into greatness. For Christ has not forgotten or forsaken you and soon your weeping will turn to joy.

For one of the most comforting verses in all of scripture is found in Matthew 12:20 NIV which says, “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory.”

What is more weak, delicate or feeble than a cracked reed or a wick barely flickering, about to go out?  Even though these characteristics may be used to describe something as useless, it’s more descriptive of His compassion towards us in our weakest hour, state or condition.

A bruised reed depicts those who have been oppressed, beaten up, beaten down, severely wounded and even left for dead by the effects in this sinful world. They have been broken by life, damaged in their hearts and minds, and are experiencing helplessness and hopelessness in their present situation.  They are in need of a fresh revelation, a new beginning, with renewed comfort, strength, guidance, stability and victory in their life.

A smoldering wick refers to the wick of an oil lamp or a candle where the flame is exhausted, barely flickering, dying but not yet completely vanquished or dead.

The compassion of Christ is such that He binds up broken hearts, heals wounds, restores and comforts them back to fullness of life.  For God has promised that He will not neglect, break, be cruel or destroy you, but will forgive, heal, pardon and give new life to all those that trust Him and call on His name.  He will not allow your hope to be extinguished nor your faith to become extinct.

Christ will graciously blow His grace upon your smoldering sparks, re-igniting it into a full fiery blaze and never leave you alone until your journey or work has been completed here on earth.   Under the anointing and influence of His Holy Spirit, He will strengthen you onward, making you more than a conqueror over the enemy, until He takes you home.

Yes, not only is there a light at the end of the tunnel for you, but as you look to Jesus, HE IS THE EVER PRESENT LIGHT that is with you no matter how great the darkness surrounding you. And no darkness can or will ever overcome Him.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

 

“How Do You Get From Where You Are To Where God Wants You To Be?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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How Do You Get From Where You Are To Where God Wants You To Be?”

God wants to broaden your horizons and take you from the “old and familiar” to a brand new level, but are you ready to move and go forward?    If not, what’s holding you back?

The Holy Spirit declared through The Apostle Paul in Romans 12: 2 NASB, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

One of the greatest enemies of believers today is conformity to this world.  It’s you being overwhelmed with minding earthly things that instead of renewing your mind in God’s Word and walking in the Spirit, you’re operating in the flesh and not being effective for Christ.

I’ve met many believers that can tell you the complete history and current statistics of the many different athletes, but they can’t quote any scriptures or share Christ with anyone.  Then let the truth be told that “Normal Christian Living is considered abnormal by many of the folks that claim to be believers or by folks who just go to church somewhere.”

The word “Mind” is used 95 times in The Holy Bible which simply means the place of consciousness, perception, understanding, feeling, judging, reasoning, determining, and choosing.  It’s the place where our thoughts are born, reside, and then become action.  From that point our character is forged, shaped, and outwardly manifested.

Once a sinner has been saved by Christ Jesus, it’s here that God wants to impact, renew, and fill you with His Word that you might not sin against Him, grow in faith, and learn to walk in the power of The Holy Spirit of God.

The mind is the heart, soul, and center of your personality, decision making, and your every action.  Again, it is here that Christ wants to influence, but this responsibility is now yours because faith comes by hearing and is developed, nurtured, and then becomes stronger through the consistent renewing of your mind in His Word.

The work of The Holy Spirit first begins in the understanding, then His Word affects the will, affections, conversation, and actions until there is a change of the whole being into the image of Christ in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness.  One cannot live godly unless there is a giving up of one’s self to Christ Jesus.

There’s no other way for this to happen.  There are no shortcuts that you can take.  Reading, studying, and meditating in His Word is you spending time in His Presence, receiving inspiration directly from Him.

Through disciplined reading, studying, meditating, and praying in the Holy Scriptures, several things will begin to happen within and around you.  You’ll begin to erase Satan’s false and negative programming of your fleshy mind, thereby crushing the devil’s control ability over you and your surroundings.

Through the ongoing studying of The Bible, you’ll increase your ability to obey God.  Obedience is your key to the intimate, supernatural, divine, and miraculous hand of God moving in your life and orchestrating in your affairs.

It’s through the studying of God’s Word that you’ll see yourself being set free from all past guilt and condemnation.  Then you’ll also be able to eliminate the success and effectiveness of their demonic attacks, entrapments and deceptions. 

Through the renewing of your mind in God’s Word, you’ll receive guidance and direction for your life and walk in the anointing of The Holy Spirit of God.   There’s just so much more to the heavenly riches that are in Christ Jesus to all that will follow Him.

Many desire and want these things, but are you willing to deny yourself, pick up your cross, and follow Jesus?   

“What Do You Do When Things Don’t Go According To Plan?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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What Do You Do When Things Don’t Go According To Plan?”

How do you handle disappointments in your life?  What do you do when discouraging events occur and try to distract you away from where you want to go or keep you from doing what you want to do?

While we often can’t choose what happens to us in life, we can choose The Attitude that we’ll take towards the things that will happen.

You and I can see this kind of sorrowful attitude in Luke’s account of the two disciples whom The Resurrected Jesus encountered on the road to Emmaus. Unable to recognize their risen Lord, these two disciples expressed their broken heartedness and great disappointment with this “sudden stranger” regarding their shock and misery of how their hopes were all dashed when their Messiah was taken and crucified.

In Luke 24:18-21 NIV says, “One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.”

While this appearance of Christ to the two disciples going to Emmaus, happened the same day that he rose from the dead, they didn’t know that Christ was alive even though He was walking right with them because they were distracted by their disappointment, blinded by their sorrow and walking in unbelief.  And when you become so disappointed in life, sometimes it’s too hard for you to even recognize Jesus in your very midst.  

Their minds were so confused and distracted that it appears as if the more they talked about it, the more perplexed and disappointed they became.

There are those that become so overwhelmed with disappointment, hurt, misery and grief, that they begin to live as if Jesus never came out of that tomb.

Marriage troubles, family division, job layoffs, unexpected illness, unforeseen tragedy, financial hardships….  These are things that should lead or drive us closer to Christ and not further away.   CHRIST IS THE ANSWER, not the problem!  He’s our solution through the wilderness, not the author of our pains.  In the worst of times, when it seems that all hope is gone, there’s still God’s Grace that you can count on.

Suddenly Christ began to preach The Word unto them, starting with Moses and the Old Testament Prophets.  Then the Word began to burn in their hearts and open their eyes after they sat down to eat bread with the one they initially believed to be a stranger.   Suddenly, they realized it was Jesus Christ!

There is a “blood stained scarlet thread” that runs throughout the entire Old Testament that ends at the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  But, all of His Promises are all still in effect even today.

My friends, when life delivers you a staggering blow, to the Word and Spirit of God you MUST go!  Run to The Word, do not walk.  RUN!!!  For it’s there and only there that you’ll find God’s Grace and The Holy Spirit of God ready to receive, comfort, enable, deliver and guide you.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!