THE News

2020-03-17 14.45.51

Reigning Rainbows Devotional  (Matt. 13:16) – 12 of 52

Song pick of the week: “God Is On The Move” by Seventh Time Down “Be Still” by Citizen Way (This week was just seemed like a two song kinda week.) 

A “rainbow” painted just for you: THE News – But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene- walk!” Acts 3:6 (NASB)

The world is watching the news quite closely lately which is delivered by whom we call an anchor. Mark 1:14-15 records Jesus proclaiming the GOOD NEWS of the Gospel! Hebrews 6:19 tells us we have a hope as an anchor for our soul that is firm and secure! The enemy is proficient in reminding us (like the news on T.V. these days) all that we lack. We lack a cure, control, the ability to gather in public and even TP for cryin’ out loud!! In these current times when we have been asked to quarantine wisely for health reasons (Prov. 22:3) do not lose heart (Matt. 10:26-31)! 

Though physically we are somewhat quarantined, spiritually we can still rock this world! Nothing can contain or quarantine our prayers, praises or our mighty Sovereign God who is ALWAYS on the move! I mean even two thirds of His name is movement right! (GO!-d) He has not stopped spinning the earth on its axis since He first set it in motion, He’s still pumping your heart since in utero, still breathing life into your lungs so they rise and fall even as you read this! Look at the changing seasons! He is an ever moving God! Amen!

In Luke 1:39-45 we see the baby inside Elizabeth MOVE when Mary brings Jesus within her, to her situation. Are we looking at new opportunities to bring Jesus to our on-line communities, for Him to MOVE and infiltrate them in ways we never could have imagined? In Luke 24:49 we see the disciples asked to stay within the city until they received the Holy Spirit. So in Acts 2:1-4 they are all found not leaving but rather just waiting together in one room when the Holy Spirit MOVES in like the roaring of a mighty windstorm!! Jesus is able to MOVE in, even without them coming out!! 

In Acts 3:6 we find Peter telling the lame man he does not have what he’s looking for but I tell you what… that man received his biggest blessing on the flip side of his biggest disappointment! Why?! Because someone brought the name of Jesus! The Name above all names! The Name above all disease, and that has conquered sin, death and the grave!! Don’t let the enemy discourage you with what you lack when what you have in Jesus is exceedingly and abundantly more than you could ever ask or imagine (Eph 3:20-21)! Read Isaiah 65:17-25 with special attention to verse 24 and cling to the Anchor of your soul in a Hope that will not disappoint (Rom. 5:5)! Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  Our Sovereign God is in control, on His throne and always moving! We can be still physically yet still rock this world spiritually with our prayers, praises and bringing Jesus within us to situations and in ways we may never have had an opportunity to think of before! Receive The Good News of Jesus and live (John 10:10)! 

Build A Rainbow Bridge: (Deut. 6:6-9)

MEMORIZE: Acts 3:6 with someone

PRAY/READ: Isaiah 65:17-25 and take heart that Jesus has overcome with victory!

DISCUSS: Ways to pray for our leaders/world/friends/family/and how “Go” for Him in new ways we may never have thought of before and praise Him for who He is (2 Sam. 24:14, 2 Chron. 7:14).

ACT: Commit to stay connected spiritually with someone via today’s technology (Hebrews 10:25).

“Rainbows” Remembered Never Fade: (Deut. 4:9) How you’ve observed God’s faithfulness this week. 

*Read John 5:17 & record MONDAY’s “rainbow”:__________________________________________________________________________

*Read Rev. 5:5 & record TUESDAY’s “rainbow”:___________________________________________________________________________

*Read John 16:33 & record WEDNESDAY’S “rainbow”:___________________________________________________________________________

*Read John 14:1-4 & record THURSDAY’S “rainbow”:__________________________________________________________________________

*Read Col. 3:1-3 & record FRIDAY’s “rainbow”:__________________________________________________________________________

*Read Is. 65:24 & record SATURDAY’S “rainbow”: _____________________________________________________________________________________

*SUNDAY…what “rainbow” have you painted for God this week? How have you lived Lk. 10:27? 

Record a prayer. Date: ___/___/___

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