Friday, July 2, 2010

DAY 317 - Which Division? Who's your Captain?

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Today's Reading: Exodus 7

Please read Exodus 7 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.)

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It was this same Aaron and Moses to whom the Lord said, "Bring the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions." Exodus 6: 26

"But I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and though I multiply my miraculous signs and wonders in Egypt, he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment. I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites."

Exodus 7: 3-4

I asked a member of my church last yesterday, "Do you have daily devotions?" She dropped her head and said, "No, I know that I should but I don't!" Today I met another member of my church in Richmond Centre and I asked the same question. She dropped her head again and said, "I know that I should and I have been thinking that I need to start that again." I shook hands with her and she promised me that she is going to start tonight. I hope she is really going to! She said, "Your statistic of less than 10% of Christians having daily devotion is so true. It's a big problem!"

Well, not only so. To have an intimate relationship with Jesus needs daily devotion; It is a must with no excuse. But here in this chapter shows more than that. God does not only expect us to be in an intimate relationship with Him but He also wants us to know that we are part of His Army. He asked Moses and Aaron to bring out His army by their divisions in 6: 26. God said he was going to bring out His divisions, his people out of Egypt. EXODUS! Are you a free man or are you in bondage, in Egypt! Only if we know and start finding our 'division' and know our captain will we have a chance to be free and lead others free! You and I are soldiers. We need to know that. It is not what you used to say, "Well, I know but I don't have time. I think I am going to start. I am ...." What kind of soldier would that be? Which country has this kind of "my way" soldier?

Do you know your division? Who's your Captain? Fire up and rise up to be a good soldier for Jesus!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help us to know our division and our captain; train us so that we can listen and obey to be your good soldiers. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng (Michelle)

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Toronto Emmanuel Church

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Face book version:

Welcome! The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christians to have daily devotion - a wonderful and intimate time with Jesus.
There are three reasons for you to use this blog as your daily devotion:
1. A healthy spiritual diet - One chapter of the Bible daily. We really need at least one chapter of Bible daily so that we are well fed.
2. A good example of Spiritual Journaling - What I have committed for 1,189 days(the Bible has 1,189 chapters)to write this daily post is not for teaching purposes but this is my daily spiritual journal - I write down what I hear from Jesus and how I experience His intimate relationship with me each day. I have launched a wide-spectrum research on daily devotion and have found out that there are less than 10% of Christians that are having daily devotion. Out of that 10%, many having daily devotion are doing so because of guilt (they know that they are Christians and need to have daily devotion and feel guilty if they don’t do that), duty (they need to fulfill their duty as a Christian) or study(lots of Christians primarily use their daily devotion as a time to study the Bible). I do pray and hope that you will make up your mind to have a relational daily devotion so that you can have an intimate time with Jesus. I pray that you will write your own spiritual journal as well.
3. An online discipler – One of the reasons that so many Christians do not have daily devotion is because they do not have a discipler. A discipler can help them build up this basic element of discipleship when they first become Christians. The best way for you is to have a discipler to walk with you for a certain period of time so that daily devotion become a good habit. Or, you may have a small group of two to three people to encourage and be accountable to each other so that you won’t stop your daily devotion. I offer myself as your online discipler to walk with you daily to enrich your spiritual journey. So, shall we start this journey with Jesus Christ our Lord now!

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  • 1 comment:

    1. Dear Silas,

      The following is my daily devotion reflection on 2/7, which I feel echoes with your daily devotion reflection =)



      靈修默想隨筆分享 – 提摩太前書第六章 [Alice]

      這章中提到打那美好的仗,令我想起我第一本閱讀的屬靈書籍 -「打那美好的仗」。經過這麼多年,這本書的具體內容我已不大記得起了,然而卻對其中一個有關何謂信心的例子的印象十分深刻。書中提到一個人站在升降機前,雖然相信升降機能把他送到某一個樓層,卻站在升降機前不進入去,他縱然有多大的信心,也不會能夠到達那樓層,因為信心沒有行為是死的。

      其實我們每一天都在跟撒但打仗。聽起來好像很可佈,但撒但確實是時時刻刻在試探我們,引誘我們作一些神所不喜悅的事,讓我們陷入罪惡中。且看經文所提到的一些誘惑 – 輕視他人、不服從、自高自大、嫉妒、紛爭、毀謗、心術不正、被財富迷惑、貪戀錢財、不滿足等等。這些不正是我們常常都接觸到或是自己都會容易犯上的罪嗎?撒但常常攻擊我們,銳意使我們離棄真道,但神卻願意我們拿起聖靈的寶劍,就是神的道跟撒但爭戰,像昔日主耶穌遇到試探時一樣,以神的話語擊退撒但。


      Onward Christian soldiers


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