Tuesday, January 5, 2010

DAY 139 - Are you in the path of sanctification?

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 6

Please read 1 Corinthians 6: 1 – 20 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf . (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)

Please click the links below to 1 Corinthians 6:
Chinese: http://www.o-bible.com/cgibin/ob.cgi?version=hb5&book=1co&chapter=6
ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%206&version=ESV
NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%206&version=NIV
Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%206&version=MSG

But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. "Everything is permissible for me"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"—but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6: 11-12

Jesus gives us two questions today to examine our daily lifestyle:
1. Are you in the path of sanctification?

2. Are you mastered by anything other than me?

I have heard from some friends in Toronto that some strip dancing nightclub ran out of business because lots of their customers are in pornography through the web, so they didn’t go there for paid service anymore. Sexual immorality is far more serious than this, for lots of Christians are mastered by all kinds of sexual immoral habits including pre-marital sex, sleeping with prostitutes, adultery and pornography.

If you are being mastered by those lifestyles that are against God’s standard, then you need to stop, repent and ask for the blood of Christ to cleanse you so that you can be in the path of sanctification again.

How do you honor God with your body (v. 20)? This is the challenge from Jesus today!

Dear Holy Spirit,
Help me to examine myself daily whether I am in the path of sanctification so that I will not fall into the trap of the Deceiver. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Prayer items today:

Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
Bradford Church Plant, Ontario
Pastor: Donna Purkis

We have started our 2nd phase of 100 days of prayer. I am calling you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to fill in your names in the new list below. Many wonderful things have happened in the past 100 days. Can we follow our King, our Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ to use an hour’s time to pray for His protection and blessings to my new ministry as the Bishop of ACiC/AI, all our ACiC/AI clergy, leaders and people? Pray that in the Holy and Mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we can win over Satan's tricks, in order to strengthen our brothers and sisters so that His Kingdom will be extended. Please click this new link to participate in our 2nd phase 100 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign (Nov 29, 2009 to March 8, 2010)

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