Friday, April 20, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 April 20

“Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was. Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again. His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him” (John 11:5-10).

Today’s Morsel:  Sometimes in our walk with God, we enter what I call danger zones.  It may be a place that you’ve been threatened before.  It may be a city that you desire to start a church, but you were rejected.  It may be in a home where someone wants a bible study, but there are drug dealers in the area.  These danger zones can sometimes try to inflict fear in us.  But we must remember that if it is of God, nothing will be able to separate us.  They had threatened to stone Jesus at Bethany before.  And so, when He told His disciples that He was going there again, they were concerned for His safety because they knew this was a danger zone.  Even the apostle Paul having been stoned and left for dead at Lystra, he re-enters that danger zone to preach again.  And scripture says, “And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:21-22).  Always remember, greater His He that is in you than he that is in the world.

Sing:  Greater is He that is in me.  Greater is He that is in me.  Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.

Thought For Today:  Don’t be afraid of your danger zone.

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