When the Lord is Your Provider, life takes on a new meaning:👇🏾
This may very well be a question you ask yourself. David, though a Warrior and King, needed his Shepherd…👇🏾
Pray for Scotland by Ruth Dickson.
Scotland has a historic evangelical endeavours to boast about. Let us remember the work of God in past times, and pray for revival. Please communicate this message and share to your friends, family and to all who love Scotland.
“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” -Hebrews 13:7
Scotland has such great heritage of trial and triumph in making the gospel of Jesus Christ known.
The teachings of John Hus, Peter Dubois, William of Occam and Patrick Hamilton who fearlessly preached the gospel of God’s grace, historically, have played their role in bringing people to Christ in Scotland.
We must not forget the work of John Knox, a great spiritual leader, who defied the opposition to bring reformation to the Church in Scotland. John Knox gave his life to revive Christianity to its original and purest form. He fought the good fight of faith.
*Pray for Revival in Scotland. Jesus is the same yesterday as He is today and forever.
*Pray He will raise up the next generation of John Knox’s to preach the good news of Jesus Christ.
*Pray for the new generation of preachers. They will preach with zeal and without compromise.
*Pray for the fire of God to be released: fresh oil and a new wave of the Spirit to be released on every street and household in Scotland. God’s Word never fails!
*Pray for committed believers to win souls for the Kingdom. The harvest is ripe.
*Pray for Men and Women to be raised up in the boldness of spirit that God has already released over Scotland. His Word concerning Scotland has not changed.
It is not a coincidence that the Bible uses “Oil” as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Without Oil, a machine cannot function; in other words, a car cannot run on empty gas.
How many of us run on empty and expect to be filled up – whenever we have need – from the brother or sister who is connected with the Holy Spirit. This is what happened in the story of the Ten Virgins ( Mat.25:1-13). It is not that all the Ten Virgins were not tired… Scripture says that, “As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.” Both the wise and foolish Virgins were in the same position, tired, fed up and weary, however the wise virgins did not have their vision of Christ obscured.
What is it that obscures your vision of Christ? What is it that makes one spiritually dead?
When we are not connected to the Spirit of God, but connected to buying, selling, social gatherings; including gatherings on social media, seeking pleasure (in all it forms), it shows ones heart and soul is entangled. We walk in unbelief if we are not expecting the return of our Saviour, no matter how tired we are!
Are you waiting for the Lord to return until you have Faith in God? By then it will be far too late ( v.8 -11). You do not know the day or hour of the Lord’s return, so you must be spiritually tuned in to the Spirit of God.
Heaven is open to all who “truly” believe in Christ, but shut against those who walk in doubt, fear and unbelief. Those who believe the Word of God know for SURE what they have believed.
Heavenly Treasures Ministries.
The Failure of Man Made Effort
Deep within the heart of every human, you will find pride. You see evidence of this in the story of Adam and Eve. Adam was placed in a beautiful garden and put in charge, but it was not enough. Adam thought he could override God’s ways and do it his way.
The attempt to serve God with one’s own righteousness; to reach perfection and be in right-standing with God, can never please God. Self-efforts, self-works, self-will and self-righteousness is deep-rooted in the human. It is sinful, tainted and can never appease God. The sacrificial offering Christ made by giving himself up as that one and only, once and for all, living sacrifice, is what appeased and continues to appease God. The total reliance on Salvation through Christ alone, is something the proud human heart never naturally accepts.
Through Christ Alone:
Salvation through Christ alone is the message the Bible preaches. It is the message Christ and His disciples preached. Salvation through Christ alone is hard to accept because it brings to nothing human effort. The claim of any human to be in right standing before God, that is, through their own hard work, finds itself insufficient before God’s throne of grace. Many find this hard to accept, the underlying issue here, being the age old conflict in the human heart.
The Influence of Divine Grace:
God’s Grace has divine power. It influences, instructs and guides the believer in the right way. It is the work of God’s spirit. It transforms a person and makes them more Christ like. By the power of God’s spirit, we are led away from sin. The lifestyle that displeases God becomes weaker, as God’s power takes over, and becomes stronger in the life of the believer.
©️ Ruth Dickson
This blog is not connected with the commercial adverts you may see floating around.
Do you Recognise Christ?
Before Jesus Christ came to earth, many Prophets spoke about Him. The Prophet Isaiah spoke about the birth of a ruler who would be the Prince of Peace.
Zechariah spoke in glorious terms of a coming King who would ride triumphantly into Israel. Many who read the scriptures and listened to the Prophets believed every account of this coming Messianic King.
Generations of people died in expectation of this Promise. Many died in faith, without seeing its fulfilment.
Jesus riding triumphantly into Jerusalem on a Donkey was the fulfilment of Prophecy. Multitudes swarmed around Jesus, waving branches of Palm trees with shouts of Hosanah. ( John 12:1-15). Among the crowds, were those who genuinely believed and others who just got excited, but did not truly believe. Even the disciples did not believe at first, until they remembered the things written about Christ in the scriptures (John 12:16). Jesus wept over the condition of their hearts. They did not recognise Him. Among those who rejoiced with Jesus and called Him King would be those who would later assemble to betray Him.
How many people read the scriptures, listen to sermons and display the external signs of being a follower of Jesus, but do not know Christ? They have no genuine faith in their hearts. They mingle with other Christians, however, with a heart of total unbelief.
Christ is coming again, just like the Bible has promised. Do you believe this? Do you have faith in Him? Christ is the King of the heart who truly examines the condition of it.
When Christ returns may He find lamps ablaze with hearts ready, expectantly waiting for Him ( Matthew 25:1-13) Amen.
To read more Bible Devotions. Here is the link to my Daily Devotional “Oil For The Journey, Volume One: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/84dff837-579a-4cc2-80de-39b4c343f73c/downloads/watermarked_oil%20for%20the%20journey%20v1.pdf?ver=1585764474023
Heavenly Treasures Ministries
Please note: This blog is not associated with any commercial adverts you may see on WordPress.
Stand Firm and see the Salvation of the Lord.
Just like Judah and Jerusalem at the time of war, God is calling His people to – have faith – in Him.
These are challenging times, where Christians are facing battles on many fronts. The multitude of voices, in these times of uncertainty, is a battle in itself. Whose report will you believe? A house divided against itself will not stand. Stand firm. Trust in the Living God.
In the midst of a thousand voices, there is one voice that speaks the truth. It is the voice of the Living God.
“Have faith in Yahweh your God and you will be secure; have faith in His prophets and you will be successful.” 2 Chronicles 20:20
The battle is not yours, but God’s. Do not be afraid. Trust in the Living God.
Please help share this post.
This blog is not associated with the commercial adverts you may see on this website.
Heavenly Treasures Ministries
Are you desperate about God? The word “desperate” means to be bold; dangerous; daring; determined. How bold are you about God? How dangerous is your prayer life? How daring are your plans to seek God this month? How determined are you to see God’s Kingdom established?
To be totally Devoted.
If you are entirely devoted to something, you will prosper in it. Are you devoted towards spiritual matters? What is the condition of your soul?
Your desire to, “seek God’s Kingdom first,” will come from your relationship with the Father. When God’s Word permeates every aspect of your life, serving Him will become your priority.
To know God, desire His will, to glorify Him forever. Let this be your utmost desire. Pursue righteousness. Let the name of Jesus be honoured and glorified in your life.
Do not be “anxious” about this world and its earthly concerns. Have no anxiety about it. Are you not aware that God knows what your needs are? There is a clear distinction between a need and a want. God will never support those “wants” that will destroy you or take you away from Him. He has promised to supply all your “needs” ( Philippians 4:19) according to His riches in glory. God does not base His promises upon falsehood.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you this February to The New Man Conference taking place in London. Registration Essential.
It shall be a great time of rest, soaking in God’s Word and feasting at God’s table. Please see the details within this write up. Be desperate for God this month.
©️ Ruth Dickson
Heavenly Treasures Ministries
United Kingdom (44)3333034324
Disclaimer: The post is not associated with the advert pop-ups on WordPress.
This is the Season of Peace. Let us remember Our Lord Jesus Christ’s sorrowful passion towards those weak in faith.
🙏Let us pray for all who face complex situations and trials, they may not waiver in their faith.
Psalm 9:10 says,
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
🙏Commit into the Lord’s hands anyone you know facing a trial in this season, remembering our gracious Lord’s sorrowful passion, in bearing our burdens, pain and sorrow upon His shoulders, and bringing peace to this earth.
🙏Let us pray for the faith of our leaders who trust in the Living God, that their faith will not fail in the time of trouble. James 1:3
🙏Pray for Christians who are wavering in their faith, to have complete confidence in the Living God. What will separate them from the love of God? Nothing. Romans 8:38-39.
🙏Pray for God’s sorrowful passion to be released over His people and the whole world in this dark hour. Many hearts are faint, as they watch and wait, for Christ’s return. Let us remind Almighty God, the Sovereign One, of His love and compassion for this world this dark hour. John 3:16.
Heavenly Treasures Ministries