Weekly Devotional – July 31, 2021

Risen

Luke 24:1-12

We don’t know at what time Jesus arose from the dead on the first day of the week, but it must have been very early. The earthquake and the angel (Matt. 28:2-4) opened the tomb, not to let Jesus out but to let the witnesses in.

Mary Magdalene had been especially helped by Jesus and was devoted to Him (Luke 8:2). She had lingered at the cross (Mark 15:47), and then she was first at the tomb. With her were Mary the mother of James; Joanna; and other devout women (Luke 24:10), hoping to finish preparing their Lord’s body for burial.

Because of the timing of the crucifixion, the body had not been completely prepared. The Sabbath started at 6 pm on Friday. Why? Because that is when the workday ended at sundown (Mark 1:32; Luke 4:40). We are not concerned with other places in the world, God was in the Garden of Eden. From the description of the Garden of Eden, we can assume that it was originally located in what we today call Iran. Sundown there is at about 6 pm.

There had been little time to preserve the body and get it to the tomb before sundown. What the ladies were doing was a sad labor of love that was transformed into gladness when they discovered that Jesus was alive.

“Who will roll the stone away?” was their main concern. The Roman soldiers would not break the Roman seal, especially for a group of mourning Jewish women. But God had solved the problem for them; the tomb was open and there was not a body to prepare!

At this point, two angels appeared on the scene. Matthew 28:2 and Mark 16:5 mention only one of the two, the one who gave the message to the women. There was a kind rebuke in his message as he reminded them of their bad memories! More than once, Jesus had told His followers that He would suffer and die and be raised from the dead (Matt. 16:21; 17:22-23; 20:17-19; Luke 9:22, 44; 18:31-34). How sad it is when God’s people forget His Word and live defeated lives. Today, the Spirit of God assists us to remember His Word (John 14:26).

The women ran to tell the disciples the good news, but the men did not believe them!

Unfortunately, there are still many churches and individuals today who still don’t believe it. I was raised in one of these churches. They only spoke of the Holy Spirit at baptisms. According to them, when you received the water baptism you automatically receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is there to help you. When doing bible studies, they always skipped over the 14th through the 16th chapters of John. I’m not sure whether they didn’t know how to explain them or they were afraid of them.

According to them, God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are dead. Therefore there can be no more miracles. I guess they have never witnessed salvation, especially mine. I guess they have never witnessed the birth of a baby. I guess they have never witnessed a person being brought back to life. No, they are not dead. There are still miracles today just as there were in Jesus’ lifetime. In Mark 16:14, Jesus later rebuked them for their unbelief.

Mary Magdalene asked Peter and John to come to examine the tomb (John 20:1-10), and they too saw the proof that Jesus was not there. However, all that the evidence said was that the body was gone and apparently there had been no violence.

As Mary lingered by the tomb weeping, Jesus Himself appeared to her (John 20:11-18). It is one thing to see the empty tomb and the empty grave clothes, but quite something else to meet the risen Christ. We today cannot see the evidence in the tomb, but we do have the testimony of the witnesses found in the inspired Word of God.

As we live out our faith in Jesus Christ and know personally that He is alive in us (Gal. 2:20), we can see the miracles that are happening each day. We can recognize that the Holy Spirit is still waking people at 2 am singing a song of praise to God that they are to sing to the world. The Holy Spirit still inspires the words that God Called preachers and teachers are to speak, whether in a classroom or written. God still inspires men to write about God today just as he did Peter and Paul. A book doesn’t have to be cannoned to come from God.

Keep in mind that these women did not expect to see Jesus alive. They had forgotten His resurrection promises and went to the tomb only to finish anointing His body. They became excited witnesses, even to their leaders, that Jesus Christ is alive!

Has anyone ever walked up to you and said, “I see Christ in you?” If you are a Christian, then people should see Christ in you.

Weekly Word Definition – Judgement

Judgement (or US spelling judgment) is also known as adjudication which means the evaluation of evidence to make a decision. Judgement is also the ability to make considered decisions. The term has at least five distinct uses. Aristotle suggested we think of the opposite of different uses of a term, if one exists, to help determine if the uses are really different. Some opposites will be included here to help demonstrate their uses are really distinct.       Wikipedia

What is the difference between Judgement and Verdict?

In context terms, the difference between judgment and verdict is that judgment is the legal act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice; also, the determination, decision, or sentence of a court, or of a judge, while verdict is the legal decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.  Wikidiff

What does a judgement mean?

The act of judging. Judgment (Noun) The power or faculty of performing such operations; especially, when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.

It has been my observation that most politicians are short on morals but are abundant in their need to judge others.

True Christians on the other hand are quick to use moral thoughts when confronting or advising other Christians as well as the world.

Judgement is not a tool given to Christians; we are given eternal life instead. (John 3:16)

Why are there two spellings?

Many think that the difference between judgement and judgment is that the longer version is the British spelling, whereas the shorter one is the US convention. While some claim that Noah Webster first recorded the spelling of judgment in his 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language, both sides of the pond have used the spelling judgment since the late 1600s.

Though judgement (with an e) has risen and fallen in popularity in British English, judgment remains the preferred spelling in British legal proceedings and appears more frequently in written work. Today, judgement is an accepted spelling in British English. But, if you stick to judgment, you will not be judged in the UK or the US.

Romans 6:1-6 (NKJV)

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.  Our sin nature no longer exists. We are dead to sin!! There are those who spend their lives twisting the word of God and fighting for their right to sin. What will their judgment from God be?

2 Peter 1:2-4 (NKJV)

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. Those who surrender completely to God and allow the Holy Spirit to lead their lives daily will remain free of sin. The True Christian can have only one verdict from God’s Judgment. “Not Guilty.”

What will your verdict be?

Weekly Devotional – July 24, 2021

The Word is Born

John 1:1-18

All four Gospels begin by placing Jesus within a historical setting, but the Gospel of John is unique in the way it opens. The Book of Matthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus that connects Him to David and Abraham. Mark starts with the preaching of John the Baptist. Luke has a dedication of his work to Theophilus and follows that with a prediction of the birth of John the Baptist. But John begins with a theological insight.

It is almost as if John had said, “I want you to consider Jesus in His teaching and the good deeds He performed through His miracles. But you will not understand the good news of Jesus in its fullest sense unless you view Him from this point of view. Jesus is God manifest in the flesh of a man, and His words and deeds are those performed by the Holy Spirit who lived in Jesus” (Matthew 3:16-17).

The simple and earnest reason why the Son of God is called the Word seems to be, that as our words explain our minds to others, so was the Son of God sent to reveal his Father’s mind to the world.

What the Apostle John says of Christ proves that he is God. He asserts His existence in the beginning; His coexistence with the Father. The Word was with God. All things were spoken into existence by him, but not as an instrument. Without him, there was nothing made from the universe to the smallest mammal. This shows how well qualified he was for the work of our redemption and salvation. The light of reason, as well as the life of magnificence, is derived from him and depends on him. This eternal Word, this true Light shines, but the darkness, the world,  comprehends nothing. Let us pray without ceasing, that our eyes may be opened to behold this Light, that we may walk in it; and thus be made wise, from belief to salvation conceived by faith in Jesus Christ.

John the Baptist came to bear witness concerning Jesus. Nothing more fully shows the darkness of men’s minds, that when the Light appeared, there needed to be a witness to call attention to it. Christ was the true Light; that great Light which deserves to be called so.

 By his Spirit and grace he enlightens all that are enlightened to salvation; and those that are not enlightened by him, perish in darkness. Christ was in the world when he took the nature of man was upon him and He dwelt among us. The Son of the Highest was here in this lower world. He was in the world, but not of the world. He came to save a lost world because it was a world of his own making. Yet the world didn’t know Him.

When he comes as a Judge in the end times, for He is the Alpha and the Omega the beginning and the end (Rev. 1:8) the world will surely know him.

Many say that they are Christ’s own, yet they don’t receive him, because they won’t part with their sins, nor will they allow him to reign over them. All the children of God are born again. This new birth is because Jesus, the word of God, is the means (1Pe 1:23). and by the Holy Spirit of God as the Author.

By his Divine presence, Christ always was in the world. But now that the fulness of time had come, he was God in the flesh of a man.

Men disclose their weaknesses to those most familiar with them, but it was not so with Christ; those most intimate with him saw all of his glory

Though Jesus was in the form of man, He had the same Holy Spirit that is given to man through spiritual baptism. This same Holy Spirit will lead and guide the lives of all who allow Jesus to control their lives.

Do you have the Spirit of God in you? Are you part of the Divine Nature, thus a part of God? You should be!! Why Aren’t You?!

Weekly Word Definition – Eternity

Eternity, in common parlance, means infinite time that never ends (or the quality, condition or fact of being eternal). Classical philosophy, however, defines eternity as what exists outside time – as in describing supernatural beings and forces, whereas sempiternity corresponds to the infinitely temporal, non-metaphoric definitions, as recited in requiem prayers for the dead. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and many others in the Age of Enlightenment drew on the classical distinction to put forward metaphysical hypotheses such as “eternity is a permanent Now”. Wikipedia

Can You Explain Eternity?

“Eternity” To many, it is thought to be the realm where time goes on and on, non-stop, ad infinitum, into which one enters after death.

Words Synonymous to “Eternal” The words “forever” and “everlasting,” and the phrase “forever and ever” are used throughout scripture as synonyms for the word “eternal.”

What Does Eternity Represent?

Eternity is endless time. In philosophy and mathematics, an infinity sign is used to depict infinite duration, also called sempiternity or everlasting. Eternity is a crucial concept in many religions, where the immortality of God is said to endure eternally.

Eternity is also a vital part of Christianity. Many non-believers and even most religions want to lump Christianity into the category of a religion. Christianity does not have repetitive sayings or mandatory worship features. Christianity is a way of life. Christians live the bible daily, not just on Sunday.

Is God Everlasting or Eternal?

God is commonly portrayed as being eternal; however, there is more than one way to understand the concept of “eternal.” On the one hand, God may be thought of as “everlasting,” which means that God has existed through all time.

What are some symbols of eternity?

The infinity symbol. It is a symbol of eternity because it never ends. Another symbol would be the circle, it has no beginning and no end. Another symbol would be the True Christian. A true Christian has inherited eternal life and has already begun living it.

What is the difference between eternity and forever?

As nouns the difference between eternity and forever is that eternity is (uncountable) existence without end, infinite time while forever is an extremely long time. (duration) for all time, for all eternity; for an infinite amount of time.

Think of it this way. True Christians have God, the Holy Spirit living in their hearts all the time (John 14:17).

The time one spends in the dentist chair is (forever).

The time a True Christian spends with God is (eternity).

Weekly Devotional – July 17, 2021

Give God Your Best

Malachi 1:1-14

My dad was a poor man, our family raised most of what we ate, but my dad was faithful to God. The one thing my dad insisted on was that each of us had nice clothes to go to church. He and I had suits to wear and my mom and younger sister had a nice dress. There were times my mom had to borrow coffee for my dad to have a cup on Friday before going to work, but he insisted on our Sunday best.

After I was grown and out of the house, I asked my dad why he couldn’t buy me tennis shoes to play basketball, but we always got new Sunday clothes twice a year. At that point he reached for his bible and read me this scripture in Malachi. Then he looked at me and said, “God expects us to give Him our best, not the basketball couch.

After God gave His message to Malachi, no one heard from Him for 450 years. At the end of that time He gave His Son to try to salvage the people of Israel again, but they rejected Him again. Then He gave the gospel to the Gentiles. Now it appears the Gentiles are turning against Him also. The people of today would rather wear shorts and tee shirt to church and save our money for drugs or gambling. Since there is no other people to favor, the only thing left is for God to wipe the slate clean and start over. What a sad day.

I have heard many teachers and preachers say that the Old Testament doesn’t apply to us because we aren’t under the law. I agree with part of that statement, but not the rest. No, we aren’t under the law.

The message Malachi delivered from God was not a law, but a command (John 15:9-10) and we are supposed to follow the commands of God.

In this chapter God told His people what they had done. They cheated Him with their half dead sheep and their three legged lambs. They gave their unwanted sacrifices and saved the best for the market place.

Do we not do the same things today? The preachers are so busy trying to increase the numbers and the money in the church, they sit back and don’t teach and preach the things that would help people understand why the church can’t grow. There are only two things they need to do to increase the numbers and they are doing neither of them.

The first thing a church must do to grow is to be in one accord. The church must have the mind of Christ and to do so they must follow the commands of God. (Acts 2:46).

God commands in Malachi that we give Him out best. If our best is a pair of pants with holes in them and a tee shirt, then so be it. However, if we wear something “comfortable” to church and wear a suit or nice dress to work the next day, aren’t we cheating God in the same manner as the Children of Israel did? The pastors of the churches don’t even wear their best. They wear a shirt and pants on Sunday morning then wear a nice suit to preach a funeral later that week. Are they saying they will only honor God if He is dead? Heaven Forbid!!

The second thing the churches are doing wrong, is trying to do God’s job (Acts 2:47). The Apostles were told by Jesus to proclaim the Good News and make disciples of all men. They were never told to conduct membership drives.

The church I grew up in, never changed from their worship of God. They are misguided about some things, but not about who does what in the church. They all agree that if they follow the commands of God and do His will, God will give the increase. I first remember the church as having 17 members. Now when you pass that church on Sunday morning the church grounds are full of cars and sometimes they are parked along the highway. The one thing that stands out to me is, they all still wear their Sunday best.

Put God to the test. Follow all His commands and give Him your best when you worship and see what types of increases God will give you. You might even get that new baby the doctors tell you that you can never have.

Weekly Word Definition – Death

Definition of Death

Death is the permanent, irreversible cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Brain death is sometimes used as a legal definition of death. The remains of a previously living organism normally begin to decompose shortly after death. Death is an inevitable, universal process that eventually occurs in all living organisms.  Wikipedia

How should I define death?

Death is defined as the act of passing away, the end of life, or the permanent destruction of something. An example of death is when a person takes his last breath and dies.

Should the Law define death?

Legal death is the recognition under the law of a particular jurisdiction that a person is no longer alive. In most cases, a doctor’s declaration of death or the identification of a corpse is a legal requirement for such recognition. A person who has been missing for a sufficiently long period of time may be presumed or declared legally dead, usually by a court. When a death has been registered in a civil registry, a death certificate may be issued. Such death certificate may be required in several instances. Wikipedia

What is the biblical definition of death?

Easton’s Bible Dictionary – Death. Death may be simply defined as the termination of life. It is represented under a variety of aspects in Scripture: “The dust shall return to the earth as it was” (Eccl 12:7). “Thou takest away their breath, they die” (Psalms 104:29).

What does the bible say about “died?”

Revelation 21:4 (NKJV)

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Is the Death Penalty Law?

Death penalty law, also known as capital punishment law, covers issues relating to the imposition of death as punishment for the commission of a crime.

There are some states that have the death penalty, however, most states do not. Believe it or not most states consider it cruel and unusual punishment.

What is the penalty for sin according to God?

Romans 6:20-23 (NKJV)

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

What does death mean for the believer in Christ?

Romans 6:3-7 (NKJV)

Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.

Death for the Believer/Christian is the beginning of their life with God. Since God lives an eternal life, so does the Christian.

There are many of satan’s people out there spreading very deceiving messages about salvation.

Romans 6:10-13 (NKJV)

For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

Likewise, you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.

And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

There are those preachers and teachers that would have you believe it is ok to sin after salvation.

Romans 6:1-2 (NKJV)

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

What is the proof that we should not sin after salvation?

According to Paul, in the above verses of scripture, we are dead to sin. To commit an act, you must be alive with your body functioning. If you are dead to sin, then you can no longer commit a sin.

Another proof is that we no longer have a sin nature. In other words, we no longer desire to sin.

2 Peter 1:2-4 (NKJV)

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

To all men, physical death will come. To all Christians, spiritual life will come.

Weekly Devotional – July 10, 2021

Are You Called By God?

Jeremiah 1:1-10

Jeremiah’s early call is documented and proclaimed to the world. The fact that Jeremiah was ordained before he was formed in his mother’s womb has two separate and distinct messages for us. These messages are spoken loud and clear by God through Jeremiah.

The first message is about abortion. The people who are for abortion say that if the fetus is aborted before the third month, it has not been formed and that is not murder. This scripture is proof they are wrong. If Jeremiah had been aborted before the third month, before he had been formed in his mother’s womb, the world would have lost a great prophet.

God doesn’t give children to people just so they will have children. Each child is born with certain talents to pursue. Some may become school teachers, some may become congressman, etc. The fact is that God has already equipped these people to do a job for Him. God wants us to thrive as a nation and satan wants to stop God. That is not going to happen.

Satan is trying, through abortion, to manipulate our nation and the other nations of the world to conform to his agenda. If he can stop at least some of the great people God has already given a mission, he will be able to dictate the outcome of wars and set many nations against their neighbors.

As Christians, we should study God’s word and listen to Him. Pay no attention to the world. Stand fast against any scientist, congressman, or any other person that tries to push abortion. This is our duty as Christians (John 14:15).

The second message is to not let the world dictate the education of this country. There have been many great preachers and Apostles who could not read or write.

When Jesus chose the Apostles, he didn’t choose those who were well educated, he chose those who would be faithful and follow Him. Some of the Apostles could neither read nor write. Yet they were chosen to carry God’s Word to the world. These men learned to read and write from each other

One of these fisherman who only knew how to catch fish and count money, became the “rock” of the foundation of the church and delivered the first sermon after the day of Pentecost. This man who could not write his name, was equipped by God and led the movement of the church to his very death.

Today if some of the preachers who are turned out of the “mind mill” we call a college were told they would have to stop preaching or die, we would have a lot more bus drivers. God doesn’t call anyone to His service that He is not willing to equip for that particular service. Yes, we need the colleges, but they need to be regulated. No one who has not been called by God should be allowed to attend a seminary. After a person is called, they should study on their own for at least two years. In this time God will help them study and teach them the things He wants them to preach. Not every preacher or teacher has the same message. After God has given them the message He wants them to preach or teach, then let them go to college to learn the administration of the church.

These ten verses of scripture, if we heed them, could bring our nation to serve God. Study them and listen to God. Tell the world to be quiet.

Weekly Word Definition – Life

Definition of Life

Life is a characteristic that distinguishes physical entities that have biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased, or because they never had such functions and are classified as inanimate. Various forms of life exist, such as plants, animals, fungi, protists, archaea, and bacteria. Biology is the science that studies life.

What is the definition of Having Life?

Definition of ‘have a life’. have a life. If you say that you have a life, you mean that you have interests and activities, particularly outside your work, which make your life enjoyable and worthwhile.

What is your definition of life?

The definition of life is controversial. The current definition is that organisms are open systems that maintain homeostasis, are composed of cells, have a life cycle, undergo metabolism, can grow, adapt to their environment, respond to stimuli, reproduce, and evolve.

What is the purpose of life?

The purpose of living is to live your life with God and to go wherever he is leading you. When you do this every day, each day will prepare you for the future and your life will be full of meaning and purpose.

What does the bible say about life?

Scripture teaches us that life begins when God forms us in the womb and that He knew the plans He has for us before that! The Bible also speaks of spiritual life that begins with a relationship with Jesus Christ and rewards us with eternal life after death. God tells us that He sent His Son Jesus so that we may not just have life on earth, but more importantly, eternal life in the kingdom of heaven.

What is God’s Good Purpose?

What is God’s Purpose for Me. God’s purpose for any individual is that which He has expressed through the Holy Spirit who will let us know about that which God sets down for us in all things. Therefore, it is good for anyone to hear and perform whatever The Holy Spirit inspires him/her to do.

John 3:16 (NKJV)

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

What is our purpose as a believer?

The purpose of every believer is to become like Jesus. But if you have truly repented and have given your life to Jesus and put off the old sinful nature, there is only one thing you want, and that’s to grow up and mature, and become like Christ. If you want to walk like Jesus Christ, you shall do what He did. The greatest compliment someone can pay your is to say, “I see Christ in you.”

What was God’s original purpose for mankind?

God’s original purpose for mankind was that they fill the earth with people bearing His Image, glorifying His name (peace on earth). Mankind was to be overcomers on the earth and partake in the full Glory of the heavenlies, entering His inheritance for us. Wikipedia

Weekly Devotional July 3, 2021

Is God Calling You?

Exodus 2:1-10

In Exodus chapter one, the Pharaoh had ordered that all male children of the Hebrews be thrown into the Nile and killed, but every female child could live. The Pharaoh feared that the Hebrew people would grow too rapidly in number and join with another nation and fight against Egypt.

The only way he could think of to keep this from happening was to oppress them, to make them slaves. Even then they would grow in number and rebel against the Pharaoh. When the order was given to kill the male children, Moses mother knew she would have to hide her son.

According to the bible, the Pharaoh’s daughter found Moses and saved him from being killed. Moses became the Pharaoh’s step Grandson.

The Pharaoh had no idea he was raising the man who would lead the Hebrew people out of Egypt and to another country. This country would become their own new home.

A similar thing happened when Jesus was born. King Herod issued a decree that all male children would be killed and all female children could live. King Herod lived in fear of Jesus growing up and leading a revolt against the Romans. What Herod didn’t know, was that Jesus didn’t come to persuade His people to revolt. Jesus came to die for the sins of the world and become the king of the Kingdom of God, not the Roman Kingdom.

Joseph and Mary chose to flee to another country with Jesus until the death of Herod. Then they returned to Israel not to Judah. They were still afraid of Herod’s son who had become king.

It is ironic that Moses was raised by the man who wanted him killed and Jesus parents were warned by the people the king had sent to spy for him. Yes, it is an imperfect world, but if God is in charge, He uses these situations to His advantage.

These same situations happen here in America every day. No I’m not talking about the life of all male children being threatened, but the slightly imperfect situations that happen. God doesn’t look for perfect people with a PhD to do His work, God looks for those who will do what He wants them to do. Those who are faithful and are already following His commands. The person God chooses may be a politician, they could be a school teacher, they could be a farmer, or they could be in prison like Chuck Colson. God looks at the heart. If the heart is pure, God can equip anyone to do His work.

Anytime you feel God is wanting you to do His work, answer the call, say yes. Some churches now require a college degree to allow you to preach or teach at their church. Trust God, if that is the church where He wants you to work, He will make a way. God will not allow you to do something you are not equipped for. Don’t miss out on God’s calling because you don’t feel you are qualified. If you are not qualified, God will give you the qualifications