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Daily Devotionals

Welcome to Dr Robert Peprah-Gyamfi’s Daily Devotionals. Please feel free to share these with loved ones. God Bless You.

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Saturday, December 3, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In 1 Corinthians 2:14 we read:
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

When we are touched by the Good shepherd and we are able, by His grace, to discern spiritual things, we are elevated to a different plane of human existence. In such a situation, we are privileged for example to understand that natural impossibilities cannot obstruct the working of the Holy One. We have no problem in believing that the Lord can walk on water, raise the dead, yes even resurrect the dead.
Some may probably call us stupid or naive, for believing what they may describe as fairy tales—but that is their problem, not ours. We do not wish to use derogating terms like stupid to describe them. We are free, however, with no offence intended, to describe them as blind, not physically, but spiritually. We cannot on our own heal their spiritual blindness. We can however pray for them; yes, in prayer we should bring them before Almighty God and plead with Him to heal them of their spiritual blindness.
Freely we have received, freely they can also be given. They have to humble themselves, though; it may otherwise happen that by virtue of being self-conceited, they miss the opportunity to jump on the salvation train.
Let’s not be weary of spreading the Hope of Salvation to a lost world, my dear Christian friends.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday , December 2, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In 1 Corinthians 1:23 we read:
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness.

Some, when they get to know I am a doctor, begin to ask: “You are a doctor, and you believe in God?”
I really find the question strange. It is however not unexpected for it is an open secret that many who have passed through the walls of medical schools are among the multitude of humanity who do not believe in the existence of a Creator.
When something goes wrong with my car, I look out for the nearest garage that specialises in my vehicle brand. When I entrust my vehicle to the expert, I do not engage the fellow in conversations as to whether in his opinion the entire vehicle was designed and constructed by someone.
When I open up my computer or laptop to discover the complex manner in which it is built, I do not question how it came to be there. Indeed, I consider it to be a matter of course.
It is only when it comes to the matter of the human body that many, including doctors who have been trained to ‘repair’ and ‘fix’ it, begin to reject the fact that indeed someone was responsible for designing it, indeed creating it!
How can anyone shut his or her eyes to the fact that there is indeed an Intelligence Designer, a Creator God behind the human body—the body made up among others of multi-complex organs such as the brain, the heart, the liver, etc.?
My dear Christian soldier, please join me in prayer today for those blind to things of the spiritual realm, yes for those who are still struggling to come to grips with what can only be discerned with the eye of faith.
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2 days ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Thursday , December 1, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Revelation 2:4-6 we read:
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

One day as I was writing on my Laptop, I suddenly heard a peep tone. I wondered what was the matter. Soon the message, the battery is running low, flashed across the screen. I was being asked to take action, yes indeed re-charge my battery, otherwise the device was going to switch off.
That incident led me to pause and reflect. Have I re-charged my spiritual battery not only for that day, but for the several days ahead of me? Dear Christian friend we need indeed to keep our fire burning all the time, a fact which requires that we, on a regular basis, re-charge our battery from the main source of spiritual strength, the Word of God.
The reality is that in the hustle and bustle of today’s fast-moving world, it may not always be easy to find the time to do so. It is imperative upon us to strive to do so however, for just in the same way that fire has a tendency to go dim, indeed to become extinguished without input of fuel, in the same way our spiritual flame has a tendency to grow dim, yes even become extinguished without regular input of spiritual fuel.
Let us, dear fellow Christian through regular prayer and Bible study keep our spiritual torch aglow, so we may be the sources of light in a dark word.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Wednesday , November 30, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Isaiah 40:31( NIV) we read:
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.--

I cannot help but admire the long-distance runners of our age when I watch them on TV perform their feat. As I do so, I am inclined to ask myself—how are they able to achieve that! Of course, in such moments we tend to forget the hours of training they had undergone in preparation ahead of the race.
Christians are spiritual marathon runners. We are not sprinters, the likes of Usain Bolt. “P-o-o-o-h!”—there goes the sound of the gun to signify the beginning of the race. Off the sprinters spring from the starting blocks: one, two, three… eight, nine, ten seconds! It is all over; job done! The spectators filling the ninety-thousand seats of the stadium are set in a frenzied ecstasy. They stand in ovation as the successful athlete undertakes a lap of honour!
No, that is not the type of race Christians are engaged in. Our race is more akin to a marathon, run not only on a flat and level field, but also along rough and rugged terrain. Up and down the mountains and hills, along bends and curves, along valleys and plateaus we also run.
At the beginning of the race, the skies may be bright and blue; the good weather may not tarry long, though. Yes, a change of weather may bring strong winds our way, which could soon be followed by rain.
Through all these conditions however we should keep focussed; indeed we must keep our gaze fixed on our goal and patiently run the race set before us so at the end of the day we can claim the victory.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Tuesday , November 29, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 we read:Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.:

Accompany us Lord in all that we set out to do today.
May your angels give us a tender touch to awaken us from a deep night’s sleep.
As we go to the bathroom to tidy ourselves in preparation for the day’s chores, may the heavenly hosts be by our side.
At the breakfast table, we beseech thee to send your spirit to sanctify what by your grace we are privileged to enjoy.
When we leave home for school, work, shopping or to attend to other necessities of life,
may the messengers of heaven still be by our side to drive away any evil from our side.
As we drive our cars through the busy streets may the Heavenly Hosts
still be near us to shield us from sudden misfortune
and help us to be calm and collected even under provocation from other traffic users.
Let our communication with our fellow human beings this day be pure and holy.
Help us to show mercy towards all who may need our help.
Help us also to let our light shine among our fellow human beings that they may see your Kingdom in us and give you the glory.
By a kind word, a loving gesture, a show of kindness, help us to brighten the hearts of others.
Help us also to speak encouraging words to the downhearted and in so doing bring your Kingdom home to their hearts.
When the day’s chores outside of the home are over and we head for home, be still our guide and guardian. May our conversation with family members on our return be smooth, loving and uplifting.
When at the long last we retire to our beds, may your divine messengers keep us under their wings that no evil may come near us. We also pray you to dispatch a battalion of angels from Heaven to stand guard around our home to protect us from the terror that strikes at night as well as the pestilence that stalks in the darkness.
In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen.
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5 days ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Monday, November 28, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In 1 Samuel 2:7 we read:
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

Some time ago, I enlisted the services of a PR firm in Cologne, Germany, to help me publicize a German version of one of my books. After getting to know I had just graduated from medical school in his country, he inquired:
“As someone from Africa, your parents must be very rich and influential for you to have been able to study to become a doctor in Europe. How could you otherwise have managed to pay for your education in Germany?”
In reply I made it known to him both of my parents were simple impoverished peasants who struggled from the rising of the tropical sun to its fall to feed themselves and their children.
“How then did you manage to come this far in life?' he wanted to know.
“I was elevated by Mighty Jesus!” was my reply.
“Really?” he inquired, the surprise written on his face
“Yes, for sure. Master Jesus picked me up from the deep dark abyss of poverty I was born into and catapulted me from status nothing to position something!”
Dear Christian soldier, are you being ridiculed by society because of poverty, low birth, barrenness, etc.? I urge you not to lose heart, for surely and certainly Master Jesus who has authority over all that is seen and unseen is capable, in His own time, of promoting you from status nonentity to status entity, from position low to position high, yes indeed, from Mr/Miss/Mrs Naught to Mr/Miss/Mrs Top!!
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6 days ago

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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday , November 27, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Psalm 90:2 we read:
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

In March, 2018, a world-renowned scientist was carried to his grave in the U.K. During his lifetime, the eminent scientist invested much of his time and energy in the spread of his atheistic ideas. Now he has passed on. He will certainly not be the last of his kind. Even as I write, several babies who have just arrived on planet earth will grow up one day to challenge the existence of Almighty God. Just sit down to ponder over the matter! The existence of the same Almighty God who offered solace and strength to the likes of Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Elisha; yes the same Almighty God who raised the Lord Jesus Christ from the grave, being challenged by an infant born into the world thousands of years later!
One thing is sure, though; no matter how much energy these ladies and gentlemen of flesh invest to oppose the existence of the Ancient of Days, from Eternity to Eternity His Name shall rule superior.
So let us hold on tenaciously to our faith, my dear Christian friend. Let us not waver, not be discouraged, not give up!
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Saturday, November 26, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Psalm 118:6 we read:
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

In the little village Mpintimpi, and also in several parts of the rural areas of my native Ghana, when the chief, the head of the community, wants to convey an important message to the rest of the community, he dispatches his “gong-gong beater” on an errand through the streets of the settlement to broadcast the news.
Kon-kon; kon-kon; kon-kon – he beats hard on his gong.
“M-p-i-n-t-i-m-p-i-f-o-e!!” (“Fellow residents of Mpintimpi”), he screams at the top of his voice. “I extend warm greetings from Nana [title of a chief]. He has asked me to pass such-and-such messages on to you!”
Kon-kon; kon-kon! – thus he beats his gong again to signify the end of the announcement.
He then moves on. After a distance of about 50 metres he stops, beats his gong once again and repeats the message. From there he walks another 50 or so metres and repeats the ritual. And so, on and on he goes, moving along the streets of the settlement beating his gong and broadcasting the message of the chief to the ears of everyone in every corner of the community.
In the same manner the composer of Psalm 118 is declaring on the top of his voice that “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”
The Lord is certainly on our side so let us pray to Him to help us overcome fear, depression, low self-esteem; yes, let us pray to our Loving Father to help us overcome all the negative thoughts that weigh us down, that sap our energy and make us tearful. Let us instead mobilize strength and energy and keep on waving the Christian flag.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday, November 25, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Genesis 41:44 we read:
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.”

We are all familiar with the story of Joseph, how Almighty God turned him from Prisoner to Prime Minister in Egypt.
My friend, when God raises His hand to bless us, He can turn us for example from a poor student to a professor, from a street beggar to a millionaire, indeed from a commoner to a princess, the bride of His Royal, Royal Highness!
I do not have such an extraordinary turn-around event like Joseph’s to report and talk about. Still, I would like to share one of my many turn-around experiences with you – not to blow my trumpet before the whole world, but rather to strengthen your faith, fellow soldier of the Cross.
In August, 1984, I was facing deportation as an Asylum seeker from West Berlin. My visa was due to expire in the third week of the month. In the end I escaped deportation at the very last moment through dramatic circumstance that space will not permit me to report here.
Shortly thereafter I matriculated at the Hannover Medical School and was issued a student’s visa. Not long after obtaining the visa, the immigration authorities – the same authority that was seeking to deport me – in their desperate search for a translator for the Twi language (spoken in Ghana) , contacted the Medical School authorities to find out if they had a student from Ghana who could serve that purpose. Eventually I became their part-time translator.
One moment a refugee threatened with deportation by the immigration authorities, the next moment a translator, helping the same authorities track a drug smuggling ring!
Dear Christian friend, we do indeed serve a turn-around God so we need not fear, come what may!
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Thursday, November 24, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In James 2: 14-17 we read:
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

In May 1982 I arrived in West Berlin. Later I applied to various Universities for the chance to study medicine. As part of the application process I was asked to provide proof of financial assistance. Although citizens as well as foreigners did not have to pay for tuition, everyone had to pay for their upkeep. How could I get someone to issue that vital letter?
The Lord led me to Kurt, a German pastor I had got to know during my stay in the city. Without hesitating, he agreed to issue such a letter. He did not only issue the requested letter—when my application was granted and I began my studies, he “put his money where his mouth was” by offering tangible financial assistance.
Dear Christian soldier battling with poverty and need, I pray Almighty God to send your “Kurt” to your home to provide needed assistance in your time of need. As you await the arrival of your angel, I pray Almighty Father to give you the strength to endure your present woes. So stay strong, poverty-stricken child of God.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Wednesday, November 23, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In John 10:7-9 we read:
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. In John 10:7-9 we read:

Some try various means, philosophies, lifestyles, teachings, etc., to find peace. They may succeed for a while, but such lifestyles, ideals, teachings, insights, etc., are food for the brain, the mind—unable to penetrate the heart to cause any changes, to remould the individual, yes to free the individual, for anything man-made is grounded on sand.
As the Lord declared to Nicodemus, such individuals need to be born again; indeed, they need a remoulding of their hearts; if they have not been born again, they have not experienced the new moulding of the heart—the change that will enable them to love rather than to hate, to forgive rather than to seek revenge.
Let us pray the Lord for the strength, yes the energy to bring the lost to the Door of Doors, the Door that alone can set them free, free from malice, anger, bitterness, back-biting; yes indeed, the door that opens the way to hope and everlasting Life.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Tuesday, November 22, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In John 8:10-11 we read:
When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

The message of salvation is not only a feel-good message; we must also realise that it can be a radical one, one that requires us to examine our lives, one that calls for spiritual discipline, one that calls for a radical break with the past. That in my opinion is one of the reasons the Christian has been referred to as a soldier.
We are not politicians – yes, politicians seeking political office, who in the bid to gain as many votes as possible engage in political manoeuvring, saying this at one rally, promising that at the other rally, editing, polishing, reviewing our statements constantly. to appeal to voters, yes to gain more votes.
Neither are we diplomats – official representatives of our countries, envoys who have to choose our words carefully wherever we speak on behalf of our respective countries to avoid conflict, yes to display our countries in a proper light to the rest of the world.
We are rather soldiers, soldiers on the battlefield of life. As soldiers engaged in active warfare, we need to be vigilant at all times. In the midst of the fierce battle raging, yes with the bullets whistling past in all directions, we have no choice but to be eagle-eyed and on red alert – allowing for no complacency, no compromises, no parleying with the things of the flesh!
We are, by His Grace, saved from our sin; we should however resist the urge to return to them.
May the Blessing of the Holy One accompany us in all that we set out to do today.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Monday, November 21, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Luke 15:10 we read:
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

Today’s meditation is dedicated to the New Convert:
You have just made a decision to follow Christ the Lord. As the angels of Heaven are rejoicing at your decision, may I also welcome you home, my dear Christian friend.
I want to thank the Lord of heaven and earth for calling you home. I also want to congratulate you for your decision, indeed your bold decision to leave the world behind and embark on the exciting journey towards the New Jerusalem.
Perhaps you were called home after you had come to the end of your road. Perhaps you were called under less dramatic circumstances. Whatever the circumstances that led to your decision, one thing you can be certain of – you have made the right choice. Your Christian walk can be compared with the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan. You have indeed left the world behind and heading for the New Jerusalem.
I do not know what characterized your previous life – maybe you were addicted to alcohol, to drugs, to sex, to pornography? Whatever the state from which you were called, I pray the Lord to send His Holy Spirit into your heart to help you in your war against the flesh.
Keep close to the Lord and victory shall be yours, for He tells us in John 6:37-40 that “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Sunday, November 20, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Philippians 2:9-11 we read:
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The other day, I heard about the case of a soldier from my native Ghana who served with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Prior to his departure for Lebanon, he sought protection from a Juju priest. The witch doctor gave him a necklace that he was to wear throughout his tour of duty.
One day, during his stay, he accompanied other members of the UN contingent on a sightseeing tour of the Holy Land. As the story goes, when they got to the site of the empty tomb of Christ, all of a sudden the necklace that was supposed to offer him protection was torn apart by an invisible hand – torn to pieces! Juju power confronted by Divine power had no choice but to take to its heels and flee in panic. For the visiting soldier from Ghana, the day of salvation had come, for at that very moment he made the decision of his life – to follow the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
I want to stress the fact that I am unable to verify whether the story is true or not. Nevertheless, should it come as a surprise if indeed Juju power was subjected to such humiliation at a Christian holy site? Not at all, for indeed at the Name of Mighty Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth!
My dear Christian friends, let us be proud of our calling and not be ashamed to confess the hope of our salvation at every opportunity, for indeed we serve an awesome God.
Have a blessed and fruitful day, my fellow Christian warrior.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Saturday, November 19, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Malachi 3:6 we read:
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Empires have come and gone, but only the empire of God Zebaoth, the God who never changes, shall exist for ever. Did those who lived at the peak of the Roman empire ever imagine it could collapse?
Should those who lived at the zenith of the British Empire come back to life today, how amazed will they be to find the role, now merely ceremonial, that the head of that empire plays in today’s world!
Let us even consider the recent past. When I arrived in West Berlin in 1982 and saw with my own eyes the Berlin Wall and the East German soldiers guarding it at several positions from the eastern territory, when the Soviet Union was mightily controlling the territories on the eastern side of the iron curtain dividing Europe, who could envisage that one day the Berlin Wall would crumble and with it the whole of the Soviet Union?
In the same way, which one of us can imagine what will become of the so-called superpowers of our day? Anything man-made is temporal; only the Power that created everything seen and unseen remains everlasting.
So my dear Christian friend, let us put our trust in nothing but the Unchangeable Great High God.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Friday, November 18, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Romans 8:18 we read:
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Today’s meditation is devoted in particular to Christian soldiers battling with diseases – minor as well as life- threatening.
As you lie in your hospital bed contemplating your situation, the ailment afflicting you, the terrible diagnosis proclaimed by the doctors, the thought going through your mind is – Why me, why me, Lord? Why not allow the cup of affliction to pass me?
Yes, as you lie in your hospital bed battling the serious disease that is threatening to cut your life short, serious doubts have arisen in your mind as to the kindness and goodness of the Lord in whom you have believed. Why has He allowed you to face the prospect of leaving this world at such a young age? Who will take care of your little children when you are gone?
Dear suffering child of God, I am deeply touched by your situation. Indeed, I wish I could provide suitable answers to the issues you have raised. But I am mortal just like you! How can we mortals who today are and tomorrow gone with the wind read the mind of the Almighty?
Still, I dare speak some words of comfort into your ears, you severely wounded warrior of Christ: In the face of the ferocious battle raging, yes, in the face of the boisterous winds fiercely whirling, threatening to capsize the boat you are sailing in, be assured that the Good and Faithful Friend in whom you have placed your trust will never desert you. In the past He has seen His faithful ones through storms too numerous to number. Today He accompanies His loving ones as they tread the valley of the shadow of death.
Forever He will be the refuge and strength of all who run to Him for cover – so cheer up and face your tomorrow with joyful expectation, knowing that He holds your hand through the valley of shadows and that it is He who pilots your boat through the storms of life. So be of good cheer, embattled Christian warrior.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Thursday, November 17, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Matthew 6:33 we read:
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

If at last we have found the Kingdom of God;
if after years of wandering in the wilderness,
we have at last arrived at the oases of life,
Let us hold on to Him, my friend,
Let us hold on to Him, my sister,
Let us hold on to Him, my brother.

If at last we have found the Kingdom of God;
if after spending all our years looking for the truth,
we have at last arrived at the Cross of Golgatha,
Let us not allow anything – poverty, disease, personal misfortune or
any kind of calamity to draw us away from the only Source of Life.

If by the grace of God we have been privileged to experience
the Light that shines in the darkness of this world,
let us hold on firmly to Him, no matter what the present or future may bring,
for we have found a precious Kingdom,
the Kingdom that will last for ever.

Some are holding on to the kingdom of riches,
others to the kingdom of fame;
others are clinging to the kingdom of glamour,
but the kingdoms of this world shall pass away.
Only that One Kingdom,
the Kingdom built on the Rock of Ages shall evermore abide.
So dear child of God, let us cast away all that will hamper us
and hold on to the Saviour Jesus Christ.

Yes indeed, if by God’s grace we have at last found
the Kingdom of God, let us, fellow Christian soldier,
not allow anything of this world to tempt us off course;
Instead let us hold on to the end,
so together with the Apostle Paul, we may declare–
we have fought the good fight, we have finished the race, we have kept the faith.
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LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Wednesday, November 16, 2022
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

In Psalm 46:1 we read:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

I do not want to speak for the composer of the Psalm, but I guess he deliberately chose the pronoun, our, instead of, my, because he thought he could gain universal approval for his stance. To him God’s presence is so obvious, he could not imagine anyone disputing the fact of His existence, just as no one will dispute the essential role of oxygen for life on earth. Indeed, as far as he is concerned, the fact he is expressing is unequivocal, unquestionable, straightforward, explicit!
Of course, we know in our day that multitudes reject the existence of God. I can imagine some among such a group of people wishing that they could bring the composer of the psalm back to life and, with eyes boiling with rage, challenge him to his face: “Why dare you proclaim God is Our Refuge and Strength! That amounts to false generalization, that is going against the rules of political correctness, against respect for the concept of religious tolerance. We reserve the right to summon you before a court of law to request the Law Lords to force you to retract your words. You may indeed have your God as your refuge; but how dare you speak for us!”
To that the psalmist would likely respond as follows: “Sorry about that, ladies and gentlemen. I really thought commonsense was all that is needed for one to grasp what I am driving at. It looks as if for reasons best known to yourselves, you have decided to throw commonsense to the dogs! Well, you may deny the fact that God is your refuge – as far as I am concerned, however, God Zebaoth is my refuge and strength. Nothing, not even the threat of persecution, can alter my stance.”
Dear Christian Soldiers, let us pray to the Lord to open the eyes of those who, despite the obvious evidence pointing to His existence, still reject Him, that they may see and behold his awesome presence in their lives.
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