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Monday, September 24 2018

As Hilkiah the high priest was recording the money collected at the LORD’s Temple
he found the Book of the Law of the LORD as it had been given through Moses.
When the king heard what was written in the law, he tore his clothes in despair.
“Go to the Temple; speak to the LORD for me and the remnant of Israel and Judah.

Ask him about the words written in this scroll that has been found.
The LORD’s anger has been poured out against us because our ancestors have not obeyed the word of the LORD.
We have not been doing what this scroll says we must do.”
2 CHRONICLES 34:14, 19, 21

My Textbook for Living had been lost during reigns of evil kings. Found and read to Josiah, he realized drastic changes were required to bring the nation he governed back into line with My commands.

The Book from Heaven is My gift to earth, telling you of My care. My neverending love story is recorded in the pages of Scripture.

The Book of Holiness is My instruction manual on how to live. My inspired Word teaches you eternal truths, makes you sense what is wrong in your life, gets you back on track, and helps you avoid derailment.

The Book of Books tells of My greatness and exalts My lordship. It records My creation of the universe out of nothing, My holding it all together with invisible hands, and My supervising galaxies—and you.

The Book of Life reminds you of My encouraging grace—illuminating your lonely darkness with My Heartwarming Presence. Nothing can extinguish Holy Radiant Light.

Every time you reopen Scripture, you rediscover the Book that makes all the difference in your life. No other book transforms your attitudes and actions like the Holy Bible. No other book so convicts you of sin and makes you want to respond with true remorse and repentance.

The world’s greatest literature cannot compare to the treasures of My law. No poetry matches the Psalms. No novel is more charming than the saga of My love. No story is more captivating than Scripture. The world’s profoundest wisdom cannot hold a candle to the truth of My
Word. The most thoughtful philosophies cannot touch the human heart like Christ’s parables. All the best books ever written, placed side by side, could not rival the divine library of Scripture.

Do not leave My Word on a bookshelf to collect dust—that is no better than hiding a scroll in the Temple. An unread Bible is as useless as a lost one. The best Bible study? Read it over, think it through, pray it in, live it out. An obedient life is the best translation your world will ever read.

(c) Johnny R. Almond 
Pastor, Hull's Memorial Baptist Church 
Author, Gentle Whispers from Eternity 

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Thursday, September 20 2018

“The evil spirit often makes him fall into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. 

Have mercy on us and help us. Do something if you can.”

“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”

Mark 9:22-23 NLT

Do you want to serve Me, yet feel unable to accomplish what I ask of you?

I know you are made of dust, and that you do not have nerves of steel.

Do you know that I am omnipotent, and that I never get tired?

Take My hand and be supernaturally reenergized to do My will.

I can help you walk farther than faintheartedness,

     run faster than temptation, and soar higher than mediocrity.

You will not burn out if you let My Spirit refuel your passion for My cause.

You can, in fact, do all things I ask of you through Christ in your heart.

Depend on My unparalleled strength.

Are the Devil and his demons distracting you, trying to discourage you?

Do not give in to the evil one, or hellacious handcuffs will chafe your soul.

Yield to My mastery and enjoy freedom the world cannot give.

Reaching the point of desperation?  Good – that is when I bless you!

Count on My absolute authority.

Overwhelmed with shame because of your iniquity? 

Mercy is available to cancel your guilt if you confess and forsake sin.

My heart brings you home from your wandering if you hear My voice. 

The blood of My Son gives you a clean heart if you cry out for it.

Trust My unfailing love. 

Are life’s challenges leaving you feeling helpless? 

I direct traffic patterns of galaxies – I guide you to the best life.

I hold the earth up on nothing – I watch over you day and night.

I am your Invisible Means of Support.

Stay connected to My infinite power.

Are you enduring an intense trial of your faith? 

When you swim upstream in rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.

When you walk through purifying fire, you will not be incinerated.

“I only design your dross to consume, and your gold to refine.”

I permit or cause every circumstance—never worry; I know what I am doing.  

Submit to My sovereign rule.

Facing a problem you are unable to solve? Welcome to the human race!

Many things are too difficult for you, but nothing is too hard for Me.

It is not a question of “If I can” – it is a question of if you believe.

Trust My unlimited ability.

© Pastor Johnny R. Almond—Author, Gentle Whispers from Eternity

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Wednesday, September 05 2018

May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love.
May you have the power to understand as all God’s people should,
how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is.

EPHESIANS 3:17b-18

My love is wider than your mind—it is universal.
Reality transcending e = mc2 is greater than your ability to comprehend.
I am energy’s Source, faith’s Center of Gravity, and light’s Creator.
My love reaches out to people of all nations—not just people like you.
My love is no abstraction, it is actuality—more than an idea, it is truth.
My mercy and compassion for the undeserving extends even to you.
You cannot fathom why I care for you, but you can experience My love.

My love is longer than your lifetime—it is unending.
No force can separate you from My love—
     death’s terror, life’s trouble, demons’ distraction, today’s fear,
     tomorrow’s worry, hell’s power, height’s dizziness, sea’s chaos—
     nothing can come between us.
Believer, we are inseparable.
When you are finally free from death, you will sing of My love forever.

My love is higher than your soul—it is unlimited.
My love cancels despair with hope, and cares more than you imagine.
Infinitely beyond earnest prayers, intense hopes, and grand dreams—
     My work inside your being gives you joy too wonderful for words.
The place My heart is preparing for those who respond to My love
     is more beautiful than paintings, symphonies, or poems express.

My love is deeper than your heart—it is unfailing.
Betsie ten Boom was right—no pit is so deep, that I am not deeper still.
When you experience depression, do not lose your hope in Me.
My heart empathizes with you in your pain and problems.
My promises guide you through the maze of perplexity.
My Spirit holds you together through your darkest night.
I am your Face-healer—smile through your tears until I wipe them away.

(c) 2013 Johnny R. Almond
Author, Gentle Whispers from Eternity 

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