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Daily Devotional for August 13, 2022

Heart To Heart

Miles Stanford
That I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus" (Phil. 3:12).

Our spiritual puppy-love is soon lost, to be replaced through the years by our bridal-love. The bride always gravitates to her Bridegroom. "My beloved spoke, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away" (SoS. 2:10).

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Daily Devotional for August 12, 2022

Sacrificial Service

Miles Stanford
For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh" (2 Cor. 4:11).

The growing Christian is often accused of passivity by the doing Christian. The Lord Jesus was not passive; the Apostle Paul was not passive; nor is the believer passive who seeks to "grow in grace...

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Daily Devotional for August 11, 2022

Church Plight

Miles Stanford
For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God" (Acts 20:27).

In regard to the external Cross, the obvious fact is that "Christ died for our sins." As to the internal Cross, while not so obvious, it is still a fact that we are to be "always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest...

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Daily Devotional for August 10, 2022

Beloved Enemy

Miles Stanford
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree" (Gal. 3:13).

 

The legal Christian considers the law to be his best friend who will enable him to live righteously. But in reality the law, in the hands of the Holy...

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Daily Devotional for August 9, 2022

Rest Via Struggle

Miles Stanford
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28).

Hard as it is for the believer to finally come to rest concerning his spiritual birth, it seems to be even more difficult for him to simply rest in the Lord Jesus for his life and service.

"There are two stages in the...

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Daily Devotional for August 8, 2022

Prayer Preparation

Miles Stanford
He shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and fit for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work" (2 Tim. 2:21).

"Prepared unto every good work" - especially prayer.

"It does not follow that because a thing is the will of God, He will necessarily lead you to pray for it. He may have other burdens for...

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Daily Devotional for August 7, 2022

On To Maturity

Miles Stanford
That I may know him" (Phil. 3:10).

"The one unchanging factor on this earth is the Word of God. It is upon the written Word, and in the Living Word, that the Christian life is to be established. Yet there are Christians throughout the world who are seeking to get along on the basis of questionable blessings, and fluctuating self-centered...

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Daily Devotional for August 6, 2022

Hidden To Reveal

Miles Stanford
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh" (Gal. 5:16).

As we walk in the Spirit, worship in the Spirit, and pray in the Spirit, we shall come to know, not the Spirit, but the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus explicitly said, "He (the Comforter) shall glorify me; for he shall receive of mine, and shall show...

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Daily Devotional for August 5, 2022

Our Father, Untrustworthy?

Miles Stanford
The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants; and none of them who trust in him shall be desolate" (Ps. 34:22).

We can only trust our Father to the degree that we know Him. And He only reveals Himself to us by His means. That is by the Word, by the Spirit, and hence by the Son - in that sequence.

"Could it be...

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Daily Devotional for August 4, 2022

From Law To Life

Miles Stanford
Oh, wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" (Rom. 7:24).

As sinners, the law revealed our need of deliverance from the penalty of sin; as believers, the law reveals our need of deliverance from the power of sin.

"Our Father knows that we are weakness incarnate; that we can do...

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Daily Devotional for August 3, 2022

No Hunger - No Growth

Miles Stanford
Let us go on and get past the elementary stage. . . advancing steadily toward the completeness. . . that belongs to spiritual maturity" (Heb. 6:1, Amp.).

The birth truths of Romans 1:5 are not meant for our spiritual growth. The growth truths of

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Daily Devotional for August 2, 2022

Serviceability

Miles Stanford
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to test you, as though some strange thing happened unto you" (1 Peter 4:12).

The joy of sowing is exceeded only by the joy of harvesting; and yet both sowing and reaping are a matter of death.

"If we follow and note the history and ways of any...

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Daily Devotional for August 1, 2022

Let God Be God!

Miles Stanford

Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God" (Phil. 1:11).

It goes without saying that Christianity is a vertical relationship with the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. But are your arrows pointing up, or down? "Let us offer the sacrifice...

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Daily Devotional for July 31, 2022

All Glory To God

Miles Stanford

Whether, therefore, ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God " (1 Cor. 10:31).

The present and eternal ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Son; the past, present, and future ministry of the Son is to glorify the Father. Our life and ministry will bring glory to our Father...

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