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Charles Stanley (November-21-2022) Daily Devotion: Be Careful Who You Listen To. 

1 Kings 12:1-19 - 1 Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king. 2 Now when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it, he was living in Egypt (for he was yet in Egypt, where he had fled from the presence of King Solomon). 3 Then they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, 4 Your father made our yoke hard; now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you." 5 Then he said to them, Depart for three days, then return to me." So the people departed. 6 King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, How do you counsel me to answer this people?" 7 Then they spoke to him, saying, If you will be a servant to this people today, and will serve them and grant them their petition, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever." 8 But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him. 9 So he said to them, What counsel do you give that we may answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, `Lighten the yoke which your father put on us'?" 10 The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you, saying, `Your father made our yoke heavy, now you make it lighter for us!' But you shall speak to them, `My little finger is thicker than my father's loins! 11 Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.'" 12 Then Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king had directed, saying, Return to me on the third day." 13 The king answered the people harshly, for he forsook the advice of the elders which they had given him, 14 and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions." 15 So the king did not listen to the people; for it was a turn of events from the LORD, that He might establish His word, which the LORD spoke through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 16 When all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse; To your tents, O Israel! Now look after your own house, David!" So Israel departed to their tents. 17 But as for the sons of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them. 18 Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the forced labor, and all Israel stoned him to death. And King Rehoboam made haste to mount his chariot to flee to Jerusalem. 19 So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.

Sometimes people make decisions they later regret because they listened to ungodly counsel. Here are four suggestions to help you discern what is wise, biblical advice:

  1. Look for counsel that references God, the Bible, and Jesus. If it neglects or contradicts the principles of Scripture, the best thing to do is retreat.
  2. If there’s a lot of talk but little prayer, think twice. Even with a great exchange of ideas and wisdom, a prudent advisor should ultimately defer to God and pray for His direction. Prayer is essential for attaining the whole counsel of God.
  3. Avoid a counselor who compromises Scripture. People sometimes soften God’s requirements by saying things like, “Nobody’s perfect, so a little gossip, gambling, or other ‘fun’ won’t hurt.” Such rationalizing can quickly lead to destruction.
  4. Beware of counsel quick to criticize the church. Someone who readily discredits the church may have a hurtful bias and a tendency to leave God out when giving advice.

Remember, living within each believer is the Counselor Himself—the Holy Spirit—who wants to help with all our decisions. Seek Him first and often.

Joyce Meyer (November-21-2020) Daily Devotion: Boundaries, Not Walls. 

One of the first things God did after the Israelites entered the Promised Land was tell Joshua to divide the land that still remained to be conquered among the tribes of Israel. Joshua 13:8–33 details the boundaries of each tribe, except for the tribe of Levi because God Himself was their inheritance (v. 33).

Throughout the Bible, God told people and nations what their geographic boundaries were. As long as different groups respected the boundaries, they could live peaceably together. But when one group crossed a boundary and infringed on a neighbor’s land, that’s when trouble—and even war—broke out.

Just as groups of people need boundaries, it’s also important for us to have boundaries. Because everyone who wants to come into our lives may not be good for us, we can decide whether to allow them to get close to us or not. This kind of boundary setting can be physical, but it can also be emotional and mental. We get to decide whether or not we will give certain people access to our hearts and minds. We can choose how much we will allow our hearts to love or trust them—if at all. We can also choose how much we will think about them. One of the keys to being a healthy individual is to have appropriate boundaries in relationships.

There is a difference between boundaries and walls, and sometimes when a person is very wounded in their soul, they’ll put up walls instead of setting boundaries. Let me explain the difference. A person who puts up walls says to themselves: “I’ve been hurt before and nobody is ever going to hurt me again! I am not going to allow anyone to get close to me ever again. That way they can’t hurt me.”

A person who sets healthy boundaries says: “I have experienced a lot of hurt in my life, and I need to protect myself and be involved with people who are safe for me. I am going to be wise and discerning as I build relationships. If someone begins to disrespect me or take advantage of me, I will confront his or her behavior. If it continues, I will not continue to allow the person in my life.”

Do you see the difference between building walls and setting boundaries? Building walls leaves no room for healthy relationships because it closes off the possibility of close relationships completely. A person who sets boundaries is open to deep relationships, but only if they are respectful and beneficial. A person with boundaries doesn’t shut out all people or certain categories of people, but remains open to people as long as they are positive, not negative, in her life. Setting boundaries is not easy, but God will help you do it as you heal.

Prayer Starter: Father, please teach me how, where and when to set healthy boundaries with the people in my life. Thank You for helping me take down any unhealthy walls, and for directing me to relationships that will be good for me and others. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Joyce Meyer (November-20-2021) Daily Devotion: Be a Good Example. 

God anoints normal, everyday people to live supernaturally in a naturally frustrating world. He wants you to be a doer of the Word and not only a hearer. He’s asking you to stop merely telling people Jesus loves them, and start being Jesus to them. When you're willing to get out there and shine, eventually His light will swallow up the darkness in your sphere of influence.

The best way to show the love of Christ is to teach by example. People in the world want to see Christians who live good, clean lives. They want to be able to trust someone. And as believers, it’s our job to pass along the principles of godly living and the love of Jesus. The best way to "teach what is fitting” is to be a shining example of a victorious Christian.

Prayer Starter: Father, please help me be that solid, loving example of Jesus that those around me need right now. Thank You for equipping me to be Your hands and feet to people. In Jesus’ name, amen.

John Hagee (November-19-2022) Daily Devotion: 1 Chronicles 29:11 - Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.

With this one realization comes amazing liberation – we are not in control. When we lay hold of this fact and relinquish our rights to the One Who is, we open ourselves to miraculous possibilities.

Many of us believe that we are in control, convinced that everything rises and falls on our endeavors and efforts. We plot and plan, maneuver and manipulate. Scripture tells us that we might make many plans, but only God’s purposes will stand (Proverbs 19:21). He will have His way.

All the time and in every situation, God alone has complete control. When we finally lay down our illusions, it frees us from the overwhelming burden of attempting to control every outcome and believing that everything is our fault.

That liberation allows us the opportunity to get to know the One Who is in control. Like a beloved child, we learn to trust our Father Who rules over all. Because we belong to Him, we are favored.

In His house, everything He owns belongs to us. We recognize His voice, and He recognizes ours. He is our Rock and Refuge. We find provision and protection under His care and control.

Today's Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Submit to Jesus as Lord of all to discover His plan for you. He will not withhold any good thing!

Today's Bible Reading: 

  • Old Testament - Ezekiel 39:1-40:27
  • New Testament - James 2:18-3:18
  • Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 118:1-18, Proverbs 28:2

Joel Osteen (November-18-2022) Today's Word: Ordered Steps.

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 37:23, NKJV - The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.

Today’s Word: Sometimes God will inconvenience you in order to help somebody else. Instead of getting frustrated when our plans don't work out, we need to remember that it's not all about us. "I don't like my job. The people are so negative. When is God going to move me out?" Maybe God has you there on purpose to let your light shine and be a good influence on them.

Quit fighting everything you don't like. If God has you there, He's ordered your steps. It may be uncomfortable, but instead of resisting it, trying to pray it away, why don't you embrace it? Say, "God, this is where You have me right now, so I'm going to be my best. I may not like it, but I know a secret: it's all good." If you'll stay in faith, everything that was meant to stop you, God is going to use to push you forward. He's bringing it all together right now.

Prayer for Today: "Father, thank You that You never allow anything out of which You can't bring good. Thank You that You purposefully order my steps in the way that is best for me. I believe that You have me right where You want me, and it's working for me. In Jesus" Name, Amen."

John Hagee (November-18-2022) Daily Devotion: Psalm 100:4 - Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

Thanksgiving is the key that unlocks the door! If we drop by a friend’s home without the correct key in our possession, we will not get past the porch. No matter how we twist and turn and force the lock, we will remain outside.

The same is true for the Lord. He tells us that thanksgiving turns the key that allows us to enter through His gates, and praise is the ticket that brings us into His courts. They open the doors that usher us into the presence of God where miracles happen.

When we begin a conversation with the Lord, thankfulness should take the lead. Jesus modeled this practice: “Our Father Who art in heaven. We honor Your holy name” (Matthew 6:9). What a privilege to boldly approach the throne of grace! Before we pour out our petitions, let us pause to thank God for Who He is and what He has done for us.

He is the Potter, and we are the clay. Our humble gratitude makes us soft and malleable in His hands. He is omniscient, comprehending what we cannot. He is omnipotent, accomplishing that of which we are not capable. He is omnipresent – right here, right now, in this moment with us.

Use the key of thankfulness to enter His presence, to access the place where miracles are stored.

Today's Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Let praise and thanksgiving usher you into the presence of the Lord where your miracle awaits!

Today's Bible Reading: 

  • Old Testament - Ezekiel 37:1-38:23
  • New Testament - James 1:19-2:17
  • Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 117:1-2, Proverbs 28:1

Joyce Meyer (November-18-2021) Daily Devotion: God Does Not Reject You

We were created for acceptance, not rejection. To be rejected means to be thrown away as having no value or as being unwanted, but God does the exact opposite. He pulls you to Himself, and He considers you to be of extreme value. The fact that God sent Jesus to die for you demonstrates that you are completely loved and treasured by Him.

If you’ve struggled with self-image issues in your life, it might be due to a root of rejection. The emotional pain of rejection is one of the deepest kinds known, especially if the rejection comes from someone we love or expect to love us, like parents or a spouse.

Overcoming rejection is certainly not easy, but we can heal from it when we receive the love of Jesus. In Ephesians 3:18, Paul prayed for the church that they would truly understand “the breadth and length and height and depth” of the love that God had for them, because this experience far surpasses mere knowledge.

Look for all the ways that God shows His love for you, and it will eventually overcome the rejection you may have experienced from other people. Every time God gives you favor, He is showing you that He loves you. I encourage you to begin watching for those today. As you gain a deep revelation of God’s love for you, it will destroy the roots of rejection in your heart.

Prayer Starter: Father, please help me see and experience Your love at a new level of depth. Thank You for healing me from every root of rejection in my heart. In Jesus’ name, amen.

John Hagee (November-17-2022) Daily Devotion: I Chronicles 29:13 - Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name.

True thanksgiving puts the key to miracles in our hands. A lack of genuine gratitude can cause our prayers to bounce off the ceiling and disqualify us from receiving a miracle.

Thanksgiving is not a spiritual suggestion; it is a biblical command. Over and over in Scripture, we see Jesus’ example and God’s admonishment to be thankful, to bless His name.

Paul encouraged the church in Colossae to allow the peace of God to rule in their hearts and to always remember to be thankful for all God had done for them (Colossians 3:15).

He echoed that same direction to the church in Thessalonica when he urged them to be thankful and to give thanks in every circumstance; this was the will of God for them (I Thessalonians 5:18).

Again, to the church at Ephesus, he instructed them to be continually filled with the Spirit, to encourage one another with hymns and spiritual songs, and to give “thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:18-20).

How astonishing this command becomes when we consider the persecution that the early church suffered! In spite of stonings, beatings, imprisonment, and even death – Paul directed them to continue to thank God and to serve from hearts filled with gratitude.

Paul comprehended what we need to grasp: thankfulness opens doors.

Today's Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May praise shape your every prayer and peace rule in your heart as you practice thankfulness to God in every situation.

Today's Bible Reading: 

  • Old Testament - Ezekiel 35:1-36:38
  • New Testament - James 1:1-18
  • Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 116:1-19, Proverbs 27:23-27

Joel Osteen (November-17-2020) Daily Devotion: Beyond Your Expectations.

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: When you came down long ago, you did awesome deeds beyond our highest expectations... Isaiah 64:3, NLT

TODAY'S WORD: God wants to exceed your highest expectations! He wants to bless you and increase you. He wants to make you more effective in your job, relationships and everything to which you set your hand. The key is to expect to see His goodness. So many people today have low expectations because they look to the news, the economy or other people to set the tone for their day. If you expect the worst, you won't be disappointed. But if you expect to see God's goodness, you won't be disappointed either. Today, set your expectations on God. Focus your heart and mind on Him. Meditate on His Word and sing a song of praise. As you do, you'll see His goodness, and He will do awesome deeds beyond your highest expectations!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:  "Father, I set my expectations on You! I lift my eyes to You because You are the source of my help. Thank You for filling me with Your peace and joy as I keep my hope in You in Jesus' name. Amen."

Joyce Meyer (November-17-2020) Daily Devotion: Be a Blessing Dispenser.

The dictionary defines the word dispense this way: "to deal or divide out in parts or portions; to distribute".

The love of God is in us because God puts His love in our hearts when we accept Jesus as our Savior, but it needs to be dispensed through us in order for it to help anyone else. In Genesis 12:2, God told Abraham He would bless him and make him a person who dispensed blessings everywhere he went.

When I read that story, I’m reminded of a bottle of hand lotion I have, one that has a pump on it. When I press the pump, it dispenses hand lotion—the stuff it’s full of. That’s the way we can be with blessings. When people come near us, let’s determine to dispense something good—something that will benefit them—out of the store of grace and blessings God has placed in us.

Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for filling me with Your grace and blessings, so I can be someone who dispenses those things to the people around me. Help me see and seize opportunities to love people today. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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As the concept suggests, a preacher is one who practices the art of preaching. The word "preaching" is originally associated with the religious sphere of activity. Language researchers note that of all religious texts, this word - like the type of activity itself - is most closely associated with Christianity. Preachers teach Bible truths when speaking to believers or unbelievers. 

Most of the Bible's sermons are in the New Testament. The sermon, as we find it in the Book of Acts and the Epistles, is expressive, but at the same time brief. It is built on the fundamental truths of Christianity: the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The preaching of the Church, in whatever form it is delivered - be it an ardent call to repentance for sins and salvation or the gospel story of a relationship with God and people - is by nature Christocentric.

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Of course, in the modern world, taking into account the development of communications, a preacher is expected to possess the skills of oratory. This is not a strict requirement, but it is always encouraged, as it is an undeniable advantage and serves the greater benefit and success of the preaching work.

There are many preachers in modern Christianity who have achieved recognized success in the preaching work.

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