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Grace and Peace to You -

On the 5th of February my oldest son Peter-John went Home to Heaven.

The next night, at our Wednesday Night Study, I talked about that event throughout the study.

Then on Sunday the 10th, we had a Memorial Service here at The Fellowship.

I am posting that Sevice below for those of you that might wish to take it in.

Ah, I’m so very, very, very thankful to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for The Hope of Heaven and the Promise of Eternal Life that we will all share in one day not too far away!

Truly God is Good,

Jon


Daily Devotional
February 20
 
The word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram.
Genesis 15:1
 
That God said, “Fear not” to Abram indicates Abram was fearful. This is not surprising. After his spiritual victory in resisting the material temptation of the riches offered him by the king of Sodom, as well as his military victory in rescuing Lot, Abram hit an emotional slump. This happens. Challenge often follows victory. Think of Jesus. When He was baptized in the Jordan, He heard a voice from Heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Then, the Holy Spirit came upon Him and empowered Him for ministry (Matthew 3:16–17). It was a great day. But immediately following this, He was driven into the wilderness to be tempted of Satan, to wrestle against the Enemy for forty days (Matthew 4). Therefore, don’t be surprised if after you experience victory spiritually, like Abram you face a time of discouragement emotionally.

“Fear not.” This is the first time this glorious command appears in Scripture. But it is certainly not the last . . .

“Fear not,” the angel said to a bunch of frightened shepherds (Luke 2:10).

“Fear not,” Jesus said to a crew of seasick disciples (see Mark 4:40).

“Fear not,” the angel said to a disheartened Paul (Acts 27:24).

“Fear not, little flock,” Jesus says to us (Luke 12:32).
 
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy.  If you would like your own copy of "A Pillar By Day" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store