Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 1-26-21

Psalm 46: 8-11

Come, see the glorious works of the Lord:
    See how he brings destruction upon the world.

He causes wars to end throughout the earth.
    He breaks the bow and snaps the spear;
    he burns the shields with fire.
“Be still, and know that I am God!
    I will be honored by every nation.
    I will be honored throughout the world.”
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
    the God of Israel is our fortress.

In our passage today, we are reminded that one day God’s complete victory over sin, death, and the defeat of Satan will manifest on earth. Christ’s righteousness will defeat and bring final judgment to Satan and his offspring who do evil. When Christ brings this judgment, those who belong to him will finally experience the fulness of his or her salvation.

Now is time for God’s people to experience revival; a spiritual awakening for an end time harvest of righteousness. For those who love God, he promises to rescue, as well as revive us; he will revive our love and draw us into his holiness. We are to ask and it will be given (Mat. 7:7). Certainly in his letters to the seven churches, Christ sets forth a warning to come back and make him our First Love, stop compromising with worldly values, and hunger for the Truth that causes us to bear the fruit of righteousness (Rev. 2:4-3:11). Pray for revival!

Prayer: Lord, in the stillness of my soul, I know you are my Savior and God. Ignite your love in me and lead me in the paths of righteousness for your name sake. Amen.

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