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Yea and Amen!

Job 23:1–27:23; 2 Corinthians 1:12–2:11; Psalm 41:1-13; Proverbs 22:5-6

Yea and Amen
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us
. – 2 Corinthians 1:20

Forgive and Comfort
But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all. Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him. For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
 – 2 Corinthians 2:5-11

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Oh That I Knew Where I Might Find Him!
Oh that I knew where I might find him! That I might come even to his seat! 
– Job 23:3

He Knoweth the Way That I Take
Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; And backward, but I cannot perceive him: On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: He hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: But he knoweth the way that I take: When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot hath held his steps, His way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? And what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: And many such things are with him. Therefore am I troubled at his presence: When I consider, I am afraid of him
. – Job 23:8-15

My Righteousness I Hold Fast
All the while my breath is in me, And the spirit of God is in my nostrils; My lips shall not speak wickedness, Nor my tongue utter deceit. God forbid that I should justify you: Till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
 – Job 27:3-6

What is the Hope of the Hypocrite
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, When God taketh away his soul? Will God hear his cry When trouble cometh upon him?
 – Job 27:8-9

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By This I Know That Thou Favourest Me
By this I know that thou favourest me, Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
 – Psalm 41:11

Train Up a Child
Train up a child in the way he should go: And when he is old, he will not depart from it
. – Proverbs 22:6

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Warnings and Promises

One Year Bible passages – Exodus 21:22-23:13; Matthew 24:1-28; Psalm 29:1-11; Proverbs 7:6-23

The price for hurting widows and orphans 
Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless
. – Exodus 22:22-24

WARNINGS FROM MATTHEW 24:412

Don’t let anyone deceive you
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

Many will come in My Name
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Wars and rumors of wars
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

People will rise up against people; even earth warns us
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Just the beginning
All these are the beginning of sorrows.

You will be hated for My Name
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

Offense, betrayal, hate are common
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Many false prophets shall deceive
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Sin will be common so love will grow cold
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

PROMISES OF MATTHEW 24:13-14

Promise – endure and you will be saved
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Promise – the Gospel will be preached in ALL the world and THEN the end will come
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
 – Matthew 24:4-14

Will signs and wonders deceive you?
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
 – Matthew 24:24

Everyone will see the coming of Jesus
“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” 
– Matthew 24:27-28

Sin promises much but delivers only death
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
 – Proverbs 7:21-23

Promise – strength and peace
The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace
. – Psalms 29:11

My Father and my God, I come before You today to thank You for Your Word, Your warnings, and Your promises. Help me to put them within my heart that they may guide and encourage me today and in the days to come. Thank You for sending Your precious Son, Jesus, that I may live eternally with You. Thank You for sending Your Holy Ghost to comfort, guide, and strengthen me. Touch my family with Your healing, and touch me with Your wisdom and divine knowledge. Show Yourself mighty in our nation today. In Jesus Name, I pray. Amen! Amen!

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The Things that Bind

Today in the One Year Bible, we read these passages: Exodus 8-9; Matthew 19:13-30; Psalms 24; Proverbs 6:1-5.

Our promises that bind us
And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the Lord had spoken by Moses
. – Exodus 9:34-35

We, like Pharaoh, often cry out to God when we are in distress. We make promises and take vows only to break them when the crisis is over—making a promise to God, though is binding. Making a promise to others is just as binding. We should be people known for keeping our word.

Our wealth that binds us
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
– Matthew 19:16-24

The rich, young ruler wanted to serve God. He obeyed the commandments and came to Jesus seeking eternal life. But the young ruler had great wealth, and Jesus offered him the same thing he offered his disciples. “Come and follow me!” Only, he told him first to sell all he had and give it to the poor. And what is one of the saddest verses in the Bible was the verse about this young ruler’s response. “But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.” His identity was in the things he had accumulated. Is ours? Would we be willing to not only stop accumulating wealth but to give it all away to have eternal life? Jesus offers us the same thing He offered this young man. “Come and follow me…”

Our dirty hands and heart bind us
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
– Psalms 24:3-5

If you want to enter into the holy places of God, you must have clean hands and a pure heart. You must live in holiness. Sin of any kind cannot and will not stand in His holy place!

Our debt binds us
My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler. – Proverbs 6:1,5

This proverb speaks of debt. Debt, even incurred while helping another, can lead to problems. We shouldn’t  live beyond our means. If we find though that we have  overextended, it’s time as this proverb teaches us, to get it taken care of. Get to work and settle your debts because it binds your to other people o institution in ways that make your more vulnerable to corruption.

This passage isn’t just a warning for the poor with debt. Very wealthy people who accumulate huge debt are even more vulnerable to corruption. They can do harm to themselves, their families, and other people because their creditors have so much power over them and can pressure them into compromise. Debt, no matter how innocently or wickedly incurred, can bind us to the world systems and the enemy while drawing us farther and farther away from God.

Thank You, Lord, for Your Word, Your warnings, Your wisdom, and Your teaching on some of those things that can bind us. Our promises, our wealth, our sin, and our debt. Help us to take and heed Your Words and what You have revealed today that we may be free. Thank You that You have told the devil to “Let Your people go!” and that we can live in that freedom if we do not turn and bind ourselves again to the enemy. Lord, help us to be bound only to You!!! Thank You for Your blood and the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus, that we may have eternal life and live victoriously through Him. I love You, Jesus. Reveal to us, Holy Ghost, any other areas in our lives and our hearts that are still bound to this world. In Jesus holy Name I pray. Amen! Amen!