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Your Personal Invitation to be
Saved and go to Heaven when your life on earth is over!!!
(1) God loves You!!
Romans 5:8, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(2) Your Sin (or Disobedience to God) has Separated You from God!!
Romans 5:12,
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(3) Only Jesus-Christ can Forgive Your Sins!!
Acts 4:12, Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
(4) Will You Receive Jesus-Christ as Your Lord (or Authority) & Savior (or Rescuer)??
Mark 1:15,
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Repent (Through Prayer) Sorrowfully tell God Your a Sinner, willing to turn from Your Sins and trust Jesus-Christ's shedding of Blood and Death on the Cross for Full Payment of Your Sins and will Follow Him.

 
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Welcome to Our Daily Devotional
Each Day we will READ a Chapter of the Bible
Look at the MEANING of that Chapter
Then make APPLICATION of this Chapter to my life

Busy About the Lord's Business
Today's Scripture: Ezekiel 32

 

 1And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

 2Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?

 3Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.

 4The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.

 5Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.

 6All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.

 7Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.

 8The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.

 9I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.

 10Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;

 11I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.

 12And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.

 13Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:

 14To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.

 15Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.

 16I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.

 17They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.

 18To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.


 

Today's Scripture Meaning: 

 

The fall of Egypt. (1-16) It is like that of other nations. (17-32)

Verses 1-16: It becomes us to weep and tremble for those who will not weep and tremble for themselves. Great oppressors are, in God's account, no better than beasts of prey. Those who admire the pomp of this world, will wonder at the ruin of that pomp; which to those who know the vanity of all things here below, is no surprise. When others are ruined by sin, we have to fear, knowing ourselves guilty. The instruments of the desolation are formidable. And the instances of the desolation are frightful. The waters of Egypt shall run like oil, which signifies there should be universal sadness and heaviness upon the whole nation. God can soon empty those of this world's goods who have the greatest fulness of them. By enlarging the matters of our joy, we increase the occasions of our sorrow. How weak and helpless, as to God, are the most powerful of mankind! The destruction of Egypt was a type of the destruction of the enemies of Christ.

Verses 17-32: Divers nations are mentioned as gone down to the grave before Egypt, who are ready to give her a scornful reception; these nations had been lately ruined and wasted. But though Judah and Jerusalem were about this time ruined and laid waste, yet they are not mentioned here. Though they suffered the same affliction, and by the same hand, yet the kind design for which they were afflicted, and the mercy God reserved for them, altered its nature. It was not to them a going down to the pit, as it was to the heathen. Pharaoh shall see, and be comforted; but the comfort wicked ones have after death, is poor comfort, not real, but only in fancy. The view this prophecy gives of ruined states shows something of this present world, and the empire of death in it. Come and see the calamitous state of human life. As if men did not die fast enough, they are ingenious at finding out ways to destroy one another. Also of the other world; though the destruction of nations as such, seems chiefly intended, here is plain allusion to the everlasting ruin of impenitent sinners. How are men deceived by Satan! What are the objects they pursue through scenes of bloodshed, and their many sins? Surely man disquiets himself in vain, whether he pursues wealth, fame, power, or pleasure. The hour cometh, when all that are in their graves shall hear the voice of Christ, and shall come forth; those that have done good to the resurrection of life, and those that have done evil to the resurrection of damnation.

 

 

 

Today's Scripture Application: 
  
  
  Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue the Book of Ezekiel with Chapter 32. In our text today we see that all of Israel's enemies will perish. Today we see all the enemies of God still not able to remove Israel from its position and power due to the covenant with Abraham. In making application we see that God is sovereign and the enemies of God will perish and the rapture is coming ever so near which should cause us to be busy about the Lord's business by reaching the world with the Word of God. How about you? Do you see the writing on the wall and does this truth compel us to witness to everyone that the Lord brings across our path.  
  
Thank You, David Burnette, Director:U.S.Bible Society
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Today's Prayer Requests: 
Sun 8/31/2014 | united states | Bonita Nuby | That my son have a mind of Christ my granddaughters be set free to serve god Give my grandsons peace of mind and service God my daughters sing in a group called Family They are a Gospel group and my prayer is that God will take them to higher heights in their ministry
  • Sun 8/31/2014 |Bonita Nuby | Grow stronger in my faith
  • Sun 8/31/2014 |Nigeria | Ronald Longvwam | That as I preach the gospel,it will prick the hearts of men leading to repentance. pray for a consistent walk with the Lord.
  • Sun 8/31/2014 | india | revpdaniel | THE ALL PRAYER PARTNERS IN INDIATO PRAY FOR   HES, ALIVE MINISTRIES INDIA AND WORLD WIDE.PRAY AND BE BLESSED.Pray for the HES, ALIVE MINISTRIES INDIA AND WORLD WIDE. And the President  REV.G.TERRYSTEENBURG AND TEAM TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL IN NEEDY AREAS.Pray for the ministries in India and its needs to be met for the winning of the souls. And for the rev p. Daniel, sister p. kalavathi team to spread the gospel in india. As they are  in need of own  house and  land for the church building needof funds for the  site and construction plz remember in ur prayers.Pray for the Come November 1st, I will complete 11 years of Ministry here in Owego.  For at least 6 years prior to that there was a Prayer Group here focusing on Praying for Revival for this town and the surrounding area.  MANY of us are sensing the time is very close when we will experience God's YES to all these years of Prayer.I am asking you to Pray and to get your Church to Pray ... and to get whatever Prayer Groups you know of to Pray ... and to get this on whatever Prayer Lists you know of ... ASAP!  PLEASE & THANK YOU!!!September 11-14, five Evangelistic/Revival Services are being held under a tent that will be set up at our County Fairgrounds.  About 30 Churches have 'signed-on' to be involved in one way or another.  Please Pray fervently for these Services until they are behind us ... and encourage others to do likewise.  Some of us are Believing God for 1000 souls!  MANY of us are Believing God for REVIVAL to break out!  PLEASE PRAY!  PLEASE PRAY!  PLEASE PRAY!I would also greatly appreciate your Prayers for me and my Team as we share in a Leadership & Evangelistic Conference in Mwanza, Tanzania, this coming December 14-22.  PLEASE PRAY!  As I'm seeking to raise the necessary funds, I'm also seeking to raise the necessary Prayer support.Let Us Pray: Jesus, meek and humble of heart, teach us, who have sinned against Heaven and before Thee, the saving grace of a true humility, that we and all the peoples of this world may acknowledge and bewail that spirit of materialism and self-seeking and lust for power and vengeance which has plunged the family of nations into war, until in Thy just wrath the world suffers that punishment which, by turning from Thee, it has brought upon itself. In humility and penance, may we lessen the guilt and hasten true peace, without victory, save the victory of union with Thee. Amen.Let Us Pray:  O God, from Whom proceed all holy desires, all right counsels and all just works, grant unto us Thy servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be devoted to Thy service, and that being delivered from the fear of our enemies, we may pass our time in peace under Thy protection, through Christ Our Lord. Amen WORLD WIDE  PASTORS AND EVANGELISTS ,Prayer Teams,  AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND MINISTRIES TO BE SAFE AND SECURE as you build relationships with them. Pray that God would give you boldness as you speak with them.
    THANKS FOR PRAYING.BELOVED. IN CHRIST.REV.P.DANIELPRESIDENTHES, ALIVE MINISTRIES INDIA
  • Sun 8/31/2014 |USA/CLEVELAND, OH | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | LORD IT IS KNOWN ONLY BY YOU WHAT MY LIFE WAS, IS, AND GONE BE. I DON'T EVEN KNOW (I've got an idea). THROUGH YOUR GUIDANCE AND GRACE I CAN DO ANYTHING! PLEASE DON'T LET ME FALL! THANK YOU FOR YOU!.......SELAH
  • Sat 8/30/2014 | USA | Natarsha Wright | Greetings in the Name of Lord,
    I'm asking for prayer in healing for my body being attracted by MS. I have dealt with a great amount of stress trying to help my family, job, church etc.... I'm requesting a ffinancial blessing to cut back on some of my assignments, so my body can be restored and I can continue to be a great ambassador for our Lord.  Thanks so much for your prayers.
  • Sat 8/30/2014 |USA/CLEVELAND, OH | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN, MAY YOUR GRACES BESTOW THE EARTH WITH A LOVE SO ABOUNDING THAT IT SHINES ALL OVER THE UNIVERSE! WHEN PPL WILL SHOW THEIR LOVE 'ERWHERE!.......SELAH
  • Sat 8/30/2014 |ZAMBIA | REV IWELL PHIRI | PRAY FOR ME  SO THAT I CAN HAVE BIBLE FOR NEW BELIEVES AND SCRIPTURE UNION CLASS
  • Sat 8/30/2014 |ivory coast | ngoran | please join me in pryer so that Gog may protect my country,my family,Africa against the outbreak of EBOLA VIRUS. also do for my education so that I may be the top in JESUS'NAME.
  • Sat 8/30/2014 |India | SLT | Lord I need you to heal me from all my mental and physical disorders, Make my wife happy is very depressed
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