Monday, August 31, 2015

The Blessed Hope

While in heaven, Jesus Christ is preparing a place for His Bride,
the Church. The moment His  Church on earth is completed, He 
will descend from heaven and summon all believers of this dispensation
 dead and living, to meet Him in the air (1Thess. 4:16,17 ) . As they are
gathered together unto Him to be forever with Him, their bodies will be
transformed into the likeness of His glorified resurrection body (Cor. 15:
51-53; Phil. 3:21). His veracity guarantees His promise (John14:3); there
fore, the Rapture becomes the "blessed hope" of each believer (Tit. 2:13).
"I will give unto him that arthirst of the fountain of the water of life freely."
Revelation 21:6

Heavenly Father, fill me with thy joy so that there will be a constant
to attract others to Thyself.
(In Christ name I pray)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Resurrection, Ascension, And Session

All three Members of the Trinity had a part in Christ's resurrection.
He was "raised up from the dead by the glory (power) of the Father" (Rom.6:4);
"quickened (made alive) by the Spirit" (1 Pet. 3:18); and raised by His own deity
(John 2:19). Jesus  Christ became, lower than angels in His humanity; but through
resurrection, ascension and session, His humanity became superior to angels (Heb.
1:4, 2:9). The Cross must come before the crown!
From The Trinity by R.B. Thieme Jr
"But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of
Righteousness arise with healing in His wings."
Malachi 4:2
Lord, help me to overcome my fears by filling my mind
with positive thoughts and my life with positive actions.
In Christ name I pray

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Forty days after His resurrection, during which time the Lord
"showed himself many infallible proofs," He departed
visibly from this earth and entered into heaven (Acts 1:2,3,9).
There He presented Himself and was accepted as the perfect
Sacrifice for sinful humanity (Heb. 1:3).
"At the voice of thy cry; when He shall hear it, He will answer thee."
Isaiah 30:19

O God, help us to remember that we can depend on Your Word. What
You have
spoken will come to pass.

(In Christ name I pray)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Father -- Son -- Holy Spirit

In His Incarnation, He experienced normal growth ( Luke 2:40, 52)
and knew fatigue ( John 4 :6), hunger (Matt. 4:2), thirst John 19:28),
testing (Heb. 4:15), suffering (Heb. 2:18) and death (Luke 23:46).
As the God - Man, Jesus spoke of God from His divine nature as
His Father and from His human nature as His God (John 20:17).
Yet His humanity in no way diminishes or detracts from His deity
and equality with the Father and the Spirit (John 5:23).
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
Psalm 46:1

Lord, some days I feel weighted down by the routine. Help me to rejoice in Your Presence.
In Christ name I pray

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Just Confess

Like all children, however, we will sin and grieve God; we
must then be disciplined for our own good (Heb. 12:5--11).
Yet our heavenly Father is always ready to receive His 
 children back into fellowship as soon as they return to
Him by way of confession (1 John 1:9).
"Everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that
knocketh it shall be opened."
Matthew 7:8

Heavenly Father, thou hast prepared things for us that we can have if only
we believe. May we come to thee in our weakness and ask.
In Christ name I pray

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We Are Members

Membership in the Family of God is conditioned upon
a simple  act of faith in Jesus Christ on the part of any
individual: "For ye are all the children of God by faith
in Christ Jesus " (Gal. 3:26). As  members of His 
 family, we  may address God as "Father".
(Rom. 8:15)
"The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them."
Psalm 34:7

Dear God, give me courage to face the problems that confront me today;
thank You for Your sustaining strength.
In Christ name I pray

Monday, August 24, 2015

Author And Planner

Technically, the father of a family is the head and planner.
God the Father is the Pattern for fatherhood and, as such,
is the supreme sovereign Head of all things (1 Cor. 8:6).
The title "Father" emphasizes the absolute authority of the
First Person as the Author of the Divine Plan for Homo
 sapiens (John14:24; Eph. 1). He is in a class by Himself,
distinct from all others.
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and  in you all.
Eph. 4:6
"A faithful man shall abound with blessings"
Proverbs 28:20

Lord, help me to remember that there are many ways to rejoice
in any kind of day You make for us.
In Christ name I pray

Our Bible study today is from R. B. Thieme Jr
Book of "The Trinity"

Sunday, August 23, 2015

You Are Commissioned

The Voice of approval was that of the Father, the First Person
of the Trinity. Thus at the beginning of Christ's earthly ministry,
the Trinity was manifested  in order to reveal  the identity of the
God Before He returned to heaven, Jesus Christ commissioned
believers to represent Him upon the earth. (Matthew 28:19,20)
presents the formal words of the appointment: 
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Matt. 28:19
"He knoweth the way that I take: when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold."
Job 23:10

Dear Lord, I desire today that You will use my life as a channel of Your love.
In Christ name I pray

Saturday, August 22, 2015

And Jesus,Was Baptized

Water represented the will of the Father for the Son at His First Advent.
As Jesus came up out of the water, the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of
the Trinity, descended upon Him "in a bodily shape like a dove"
(Luke 3:22)
By this prearranged signal, John knew beyond a shadow of a doubt
that this  One was indeed the Son of God, the Second Person of the
Trinity (John 1:33, 34).
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in
whom I am well pleased.
Matt. 3:17
"Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits."
Psalm 68:19

Lord, each day is a brand-new gift-unspoiled, unblotted. Help me to be inwardly
open to what you have for me today.

In Christ name pray

Our Bible study today was words by R.B. Thieme Jr
from his book "The Trinity"

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Plan

Because the Plan of God is Grace, man's entrance into
the Plan must  be compatible with grace. God  is perfect;
His Plan is perfect; therefore, man's work has no place
in the  divine Plan: "Not by works of righteousness which
we have done, but according to his mercy He saved us.
(Tit. 3:5)
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved"
"Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and
mighty things which thou  knowest not."
Jeremiah 33:3

God, help us to live one day at a time and enjoy each gift that
you have given us. Help us to be glad and rejoice in each new day.
In Christ name I pray

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Where deity is concerned, time is nonexistent; God merely
invented time for humanity. Whether you realize it or not,
we are all slaves to time. Our lives, our occupations and
leisure are regulated by the clock. We think in terms of past,
present, future; of short or long periods; of years, months,
days, hours, minutes, seconds; our own lives are likened to
vapor trails (Jas. 4:14). We are here today and gone tomorrow.
David exclaimed, "What is man, that thou art mindful of him?"
(Psa. 8:4). Yet a loving , eternal God cares enough to extend a
gracious offer to all mankind: "that whosoever believeth in Him
(Jesus Christ) should...have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
R.B. Thieme Jr

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Great " I AM"

God is eternal, unchangeable love infinitely superior to human love.
1 John 4:8b
God does not depend on emotion to sustain or express His love;
He needs no crutches, no human assistance or reassurance, no
demonstrations of faithfulness from the objects of His love.
In fact, God's love exists equally with or without an object to
love, because He is the Object. God IS! He is absolute existence
the self-existing One, the great "I AM"
By R. B. Thieme Jr
 His book on "The Trinity"
"The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach His way."
Psalm 25:9

Dear Heavenly Father, when I have failed through my own lack of wisdom,
help me to rely on Your unfaltering love and power.
In Christ name I pray

Monday, August 17, 2015

Don't Be Of The World

"For God loved the world so much, that He gave His uniquely
born Son, that anyone who believes in Him will not perish but
have eternal life. God did not send His Son into the world to
judge the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
He who believes in Him is not judged, but he who does not believe
has been judged already, because he has not believed in the person
of the unique Son of God."
John 3:16--18
corrected translation
By Robert B. Thieme Jr
"God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye......
may abound to every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:8

I place this day in your care, O God, thanking You for the blessed
assurance that Jesus is Mine.

(I Pray in Christ name)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Don't Be Eternally Condemned

"The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just;
A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous
and upright is He."
Deut. 32:4
The free gift of God is life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Rom. 6:23b
God is just as fair in casting the unbeliever into the
lake of fire as He is in providing the believer with
eternal salvation.
"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled."
Matthew 5:6

Help us Lord, to carefully bear the fruit of the Spirit. Help us to
be the very essence of goodness.
In Christ name pray

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Keep Sober

Gird your minds for action, keep sober (in spirit), fix your hope completely
on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:13b
"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will
strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee."
Isaiah 41:10

Lord, help me to rest in Your care, even in times of danger.
In Christ name I pray

Friday, August 14, 2015

Don't Lie Strewn On The Battlefield

If you rely on your own strength and human energy, if you
operate apart from the filling of the Holy Spirit and cognition
of Bible doctrine, you will be caught off- guard and unprepared,
unable to resist the evil one. The spiritual battlefield lies strewn
with casualties who disregarded God's mandates and provisions.
You reap that which you sow.
Robert B. Thieme Jr
Let destruction come upon him unawares; And let the net which he
hid catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall.
Ps. 35:8
"He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubless come
again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."
Psalm 126:6

Father, help me not to give up too quickly on those I seek to influence toward
the Christian way.
(In Christ name I pray)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Shield Of Faith

To protect the believer in every exigency of life, God issues
him a shield  far surpassing that of the Roman soldier ----
"the shield of faith"
Faith removes dependence on self and substitutes dependence
upon the one who is the source of joy and strength, the Lord
Jesus Christ.
Robert B. Thieme Jr
"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at
them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you.
He will not fail you or forsake you."
Deut. 31:6
"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you, let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid."
John 14:27

Lord, let me find the peace of mind promised in Your Word.
In Christ name I pray

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Our Security Is In Christ

Consequently, the devil is as intent on obscuring the Gospel of God
is on revealing it. Armed with religion, humanistic philosophies, the
promise of security through materialism and achievement, and hostility
toward anyone and anything identified with Christ, our adversary and
his legions perpetually seek to veil the "gift of God" to the unbelieving.
Ephesians 2:8
 Robert Thieme Jr
We can not blame Satan for everything that goes wrong, if we do
we are giving him credit that he doesn't deserve. We are ascribing
to him the power to determine the quality of our lives.
Well said from "Our Daily Bread"
"Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all."
Psalm 34:19

O  Lord, help me to understand the reasons for your chastening.
In Christ name I pray

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Defensive Action For Believers

Stand firm therefore   HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and
in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to
extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take  THE HELMENT
OF  SALVATION, and the sword of  the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Ephesians 6:14-17
"Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Acts 2:21

O Master, let me be worthy of being called a Christian.
In Christ name I pray

Monday, August 10, 2015

We Struggle Against Much

For our struggle  is not against flesh and blood (human beings),
but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces
of this darkness, against  the spiritual forces of wickedness in the
heavenly places.
Eph. 6:12
Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against
the schemes of the devil.
Eph. 6:11
Therefore take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist
in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Eph. 6:13
"The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul."
Psalm 121:7

Dear Lord, how precious is the assurance of Your presence! I love You,
and I trust my life into Your hands.
(In Christ name I pray)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Submit And Resist

Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
James 4:7
There are two divine commands in this verse: "submit" and "resist."
Our only legitimate offensive action is to "submit" to God by
consistent cognition and inculcation of Bible doctrine.
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil,
prowls about  like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
But resist hold your ground against him, firm in your faith.
1 Peter 5:8-9a
Robert Thieme Jr
"The Angelic Conflict"
"He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength."
Isaiah 40:29

Dear Jesus, help me walk in the courage of my faith.
In Christ name pray

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Have Grief Not Fear

For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself;
for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die,  we die for the 
 Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.
Rom. 14:7-8
As a believer you should never fear death. Neither your death
nor the death of a loved one should ever be a source of worry
or despair. Grief is normal---fear is sin. preparation for death
is the same  as for life: Bible doctrine, Bible doctrine, Bible doctrine!
"But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord."
Numbers 14:21

Thank You, Father, for the many reminders around us of Your greatness
and goodness. Accept the praise of our hearts.
In Christ name I pray

Friday, August 7, 2015

A Package Deal

The believer need not fear death. It is God's victory.
1 Cor. 15:54
For the believer who lives in the confidence and light of
this guaranteed eternal future, fear of dying is one of Satan's
flimsiest threats. In fact, living and dying are part of the same
package for the spiritual life.
"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 5:3

Keep me humble, dear Lord, when I am faced with undeserved problems.
Also keep me meek, so that the love of Christ will shine through me to others.
In Christ name I pray

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Things Which Control Man

Let your character (lifestyle) be free from the love of
money, being content with what you have; for He Him
self has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever
forsake you.
Heb. 13:5
For by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.
2 Peter 2:19b
"The Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from
them that walk uprightly."
Psalm 84:11

Dear Lord, help me not to over look the giving of thanks to You before I begin asking.
In Christ name I pray

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Consistent Contentment

Happiness is not a fleeting  emotional experience but rather a consistent 
contentment. It is internal, moment-by-moment appreciation for all God
provides through the person and work of Christ. The inner tranquility  derived
from occupation with the Lord conquers human unhappiness and unrest and
generates tremendous capacity to enjoy the circumstances of life, whatever  they
may be.
(John 15:11; James 1:2-4)
Robert B. Thieme Jr
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things
are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
2 Corinthians 5:17

Lord, cleanse my soul as the beautiful snow, and help me resist temptations.
In Christ name I pray

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Do Not Grow Weary

God has given us just so much life on this earth, just so
many heartbeats. By our own arrogance we destroy wonderful
opportunities for happiness and blessing, and we do it by living
in the cosmic system. Satan is successful when we get our eyes
on people. What then is our defense? Eyes on the Lord!
Robert B. Thieme Jr.
"Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of  faith
that you may not grow weary and lose heart."
Hebrews 12:2-3
"Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light."
Ephesians 5:14
Dear Lord, help me today not to be careless about my relationship with You.
In Christ name I pray

Monday, August 3, 2015

To Be Satisfied

Problems fade away as the lust and desires of the sin
nature are overruled  by occupation with Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:14a
We become spiritually self-sustaining. Not even suffering,
 disaster, shock, or pressure can dim the illuminating presence
of the Lord Jesus Christ within us.
Robert Thieme Jr.
"The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it
shall abide satisfied.
Proverbs 19:23
Thank you, Lord, for the privilege of communion with You.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

What About Your Plans

Suffering or failure in your life, if your plans do not seem to be
working out, this may be God's way of getting your attention and
steering you back onto His path. Remember, when you are straying
and out of fellowship, God still has a plan for your life. When you
sin, the will of God is 1 John 1:9---rebound and keep moving.
"Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Romans 10:13

Father, help us to be as little children in our humility and willingness
to learn of Thee.
In Christ name I pray

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Be Weightless

Worry in the heart of a man weighs it down, but a good word
produces a superabundance of happiness.
Prov. 12:25, (corrected translation)
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go
I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
Ps. 32:8
For such is God, Our God forever and ever;
He will guide us until death.
Ps. 48:14
"Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you."
1 Peter 5:7

O Lord, help me to understand the reasons for your chastening.
In Christ name I pray