Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 9-14-20

Hebrews 11:23-27 TPT

Greetings to you all! I have missed our devotional, Bible study, and worship times together, but I am so grateful for our amazing church leadership, congregation, worship, and safety teams to press on to the high call of God and the advancement of his Kingdom. Every moment we are granted by God to live is an opportunity for growth which brings Kingdom advancement. Please don’t waste a second of your precious moments to grow and advance the Kingdom of righteousness.

The enemy fears devoted disciples of Christ; as he should. If we are allowing Christ to lead and guide us—Christ has all-power in heaven and earth, as well as perfect vision—then the enemy knows that devotion will lead us to defeat Satan in the power of Christ. According to 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, “Our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide. 5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One.” When was the last time you used your words and said, “Satan, I stand on the Word of God and in the anointing and I insist that you bow to Christ—the Living Word?” According to Scripture, this is the makeup of every hero of the faith!

In our passage today, Moses is held up by the Apostle Paul as an example of one who recognizes the call on his life and the power God made ready for him to break through this world’s bondage of wickedness in order to bring freedom to the people of faith. We are all going to find ourselves facing difficulties, but refuse to be afraid of what is going on in the natural and keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus. God has been taking me through a dark valley and I have tasted physical suffering, but I am so grateful for this opportunity to be restored, renewed, and healed, because much more than physical healing is going on in Mary. God is rising up, taking his place in a greater measure of authority within me, and making me even stronger than I was before. Faith’s reward awaits every devoted disciple.

23 Faith prompted the parents of Moses at his birth to hide him for three months, because they realized their child was exceptional and they refused to be afraid of the king’s edict.

24 Faith enabled Moses to choose God’s will, for although he was raised as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, he refused to make that his identity, 25 choosing instead to suffer mistreatment with the people of God. Moses preferred faith’s certainty above the momentary enjoyment of sin’s pleasures. 26 He found his true wealth in suffering abuse for being anointed, more than in anything the world could offer him, for his eyes looked with wonder not on the immediate, but on the ultimate—faith’s great reward! 27 Holding faith’s promise Moses abandoned Egypt and had no fear of Pharaoh’s rage because he persisted in faith as if he had seen God who is unseen.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for revealing your presence as I refuse to be bound by this world and instead reach for a greater connection in Christ. I am looking for “faith’s ultimate reward” which is seeing you visualized to the world you created! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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