Live Stream Session 3 North American Week of Prayer


 

Digital Sojourner is is excited to participate in the North American Week of Prayer. The live stream of session 3 is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM Eastern and can be viewed right here.

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Live Stream Session 2 North American Week of Prayer


 

Digital Sojourner is is excited to participate in the North American Week of Prayer. The live stream is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Eastern and can be viewed right here.

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Live Stream Session 1 North American Week of Prayer


 

Digital Sojourner is is excited to participate in the North American Week of Prayer. The live stream is scheduled to begin at 8:30 PM Eastern and can be viewed right here.

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Devotional – What Will You Reap?

The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways. Proverbs 14:14 ESV

There is a universal principle taught throughout the Scriptures: “Whatever one sows, that he will also reap” Galatians 6:7b ESV. Seems simple enough: sow a few corn seeds, reap a small harvest of corn; sow 100 acres of corn, reap a large harvest of corn.

This principle not only applies to farming, it applies to every aspect of life. Paul goes on to say to the Galatians: “For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life” Galatians 6:8 ESV.

Do you desire to abound in the things of the Lord? Do you desire a healthy, vibrant, and blessed Christian life? Then you must sow to the Spirit! Feast on His Word. Fall to your knees in prayer. Think on those things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8).

If, however, you sow to the flesh by thinking on those things that are not worthy of praise, less than excellent, not commendable, unlovely, impure, unjust, or dishonorable, then you cannot possibly expect the blessings of God. Rather, just the opposite: you will reap corruption.

Today and this day forward, sow bountifully to the Spirit and you will reap a bountiful harvest of spiritual blessings.

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Editorial note: Originally published January 17, 2015 at assemblyHUB.com

 

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Devotional – Getting a Closer Look

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. Genesis 11:5 ESV

The people desired to make a name for themselves (Genesis 11:4) so they devised an audacious plan on the grandest scale. “Come,” they said, “let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens.”

And, so, they began their great project constructing a tower that would be so large, and so tall it would reach into the heavens. Impressive. Yet, in one of the more humorous Bible verses we are told the Lord “came down to see the city and the tower!” LOL. From God’s viewpoint their tower wasn’t so impressive.

Their building project was so puny! It was so infinitesimally small God implies He couldn’t even see it from Heaven! God ‘had to’ come down to ‘see it.’

What about you? Are you working on ‘great’ projects attempting to make a name for yourself? Or, are you busy making His name known?

Lord, today, would you help me to glorify your name?  And help me to make your name known and glorified on the Earth? Amen.

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Editorial note: Originally published January 11, 2015 at assemblyHUB.com

 

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Devotional – Speaking the Lord’s Message


the Lord’s messenger, spoke the Lord’s message Haggai 1:13 NKJV

Seems rather obvious, doesn’t it? Of course the Lord’s messenger spoke the Lord’s message!  What other message would he speak? Sadly, there are many today who claim to be the Lord’s messenger but are, in reality, not. One may speak messages that sound wonderful but are not God’s message. One may even speak messages that elicit endearing accolades from their audiences, but are not God’s message.

God’s standard is God’s Word. Any message that is at variance with the Scriptures is not the Lord’s message; the one who spoke the message is not the Lord’s messenger!

Lord, today, would you help me to judge all that I hear and read with Your Word?  And, Lord, would you guard my lips from speaking any message that is not your message.  Amen.

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Editorial note: Originally published January 3, 2015 at assemblyHUB.com

 

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Devotional – What Jesus Never Said

“Thus says the Lord…” Jeremiah 2:2 ESV

“I say to you…” Matthew 5:18 ESV

Throughout the long history of the Nation of Israel God sent many prophets to speak His words to the people.

A prophet was simply a human messenger. A mere mortal chosen by God to speak the words given to him by God. A prophet’s authority did not come from himself, rather it came from God. A prophet’s words did not come from himself, rather his words came from God. To underscore this truth, prophets often prefaced their prophesies with the phrase “Thus says the Lord.” In fact, this phrase is repeated well over 400 times in the Old Testament.

Then came the Lord Jesus Christ.

Not once did he ever utter the phrase “thus says the Lord.” Rather, He often prefaced His words with the phrase “I say to you.” Some 87 times He boldly proclaimed this astounding phrase!

Jesus Christ was not just another prophet. Jesus Christ was not merely a human messenger sent on behalf of God! No!

Jesus Christ was, and is God incarnate! Jesus Christ did not need to say “thus says the Lord” because He is the Lord! He is God! Every time Jesus Christ said “I say to you” He was boldly declaring that His words ARE God’s words.

“And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority.” Mark 1:22 ESV

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Editorial note: Originally published May 3, 2015 at assemblyHUB.com

 

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Devotional – Happy Easter!

“He is not here.” Mark 16:6

When I was a freshman in college I had the opportunity to spend an entire month in the Holy Land.  I was so excited… I could hardly wait to see and experience all of the places that I had heard of in Sunday School and read about in the Bible.

The Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Jordan River, and the Temple Mount. From Dan to Beersheba I wanted to see it all!

However, the place I waned to visit the most was the Garden Tomb.  I had heard from others who traveled there before me that the highlight of their trip was the Garden Tomb just outside of the city of Jerusalem.

I will never forget that day.

As I approached the tomb it looked exactly like all the photographs that I had previously seen… a nondescript doorway carved out of a hillside.  As I entered through the door I was a bit disappointed.  I expected to see something amazing.  Yet, all I saw before me was a dark, dusty, empty, manmade cave.  I went expecting to see something; instead I saw nothing.  I went expecting to feel something spiritual, something supernatural even– instead I felt a tinge of disappointment.

I traveled thousands of miles to see nothing?!

Disappointed, I turned to leave and that is when I saw the four words written on the door of the tomb “He is not here.” That is when it hit me!  I saw NOTHING because there was nothing to see!  The tomb IS empty.  He was NOT there!  Looking back again at the empty tomb I was overcome by a tidal wave emotion.  My Savior lives!

 Up from the grave He arose,

with a mighty triumph o’er His foes;

He arose a Victor from the dark domain,

and He lives forever with His saints to reign:

He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

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Editorial note: Originally published April 5, 2015 at assemblyHUB.com

 

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Devotional – His Unparalleled Mercy

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Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. Micah 7:18 ESV

The beautiful hymn Great God of Wonders! asks the rhetorical question “Who is a pardoning God like thee?” The answer, of course, is none! There is no other God who pardons sins like the Lord God Jehovah!

His mercy is unparalleled, His grace unequalled and His love unchanging! Praise God He delights in love! Praise God He does not retain His anger forever.

Great God of wonders all Thy ways
Display Thine attributes divine;
But the bright glories of Thy grace
Above Thine other wonders shine:
Who is a pard’ing God like Thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?

Such deep transgressions to forgive!
Such guilty sinners thus to spare!
This is thy grand prerogative,
And in this honor none shall share:
Who is a pard’ing God like Thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?

Pardon from an offended God!
Pardon for sins of deepest dye!
Pardon bestowed through Jesus’ blood!
Pardon that bring the rebel nigh!
Who is a pard’ing God like Thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?

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Credit:
“Great God of Wonders! by Samuel Davies.” Hymns of Worship and Remembrance. Belle Chasse, LA: Truth and Praise, Inc., 1950. Hymn #15. Print. Note: Other versions of this hymn can be easily found online.

Editorial note:
Originally published September 3, 2015 at assemblyHUB.com

 

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Events: North American Week of Prayer

Acts 6:4: “But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.”

During the North American Week of Prayer, we are inviting burdened saints from across the continent to come together to seek the face of God for spiritual revival from the apathy and decline that is so evident among us. Each prayer session will be introduced by a short devotional or exhortation on prayer, and then we will get down to the main business of the conference, that of praying.

Who: Serious minded believers and burdened saints.

Why: The Apostolic priorities were prayer and the ministry of the Word. It would be fair to say that the saints in North America have given themselves to the ministry of the Word, but few can honestly say they have given themselves to prayer. [Praise the Lord for every blessed exception]. Over the years, many (New Testament patterned assemblies and Bible-believing, Gospel preaching churches) have had conferences to teach the Scriptures and even some conferences where the topic has been prayer. This conference is designed not to talk about prayer but to simply pray.

Topic: Issues on our hearts include revival in assemblies, families, and individuals; a renewed zeal for the Gospel; and a general awakening among the lost. We believe New Testament principles without New Testament power is the cause of our weakness.

Devotional Speakers: Scott DeGroff, Joe Reese, Steve Price, Grady Dollar, Randy Hoffman, Mike Attwood.

Where: Kansas City, Kansas, numerous satellite locations and streamed live online worldwide.

When: April 25-29, 2016.

Price: Free.

Please prayerfully consider joining us in person or online.

Conference website: North American Week of Prayer

 

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