Read the Word Daily

Would you like to read the Word daily, but don’t know where to begin? Reading our Daily Devotionals is a good way to develop the habit of studying the Scriptures.

Daily Devotionals - October 2019
31 Oct.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith” (Galatians 5:22).

The Holy Spirit administers the covenant of grace to us, and brings us what God wants us to have. He’s the only one who can change us for the better

30 Oct.

“For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries” (1 Corinthians 14:2).

We deepen our relationship with God every time we pray in tongues. This type of prayer involves allowing our spirits to speak directly with God’s Spirit.

29 Oct.

But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit” (Jude 1:20, NIV).

Praying in the Holy Spirit requires that we trust God enough to yield our tongues to Him in prayer. Persevering in this builds up our faith.

28 Oct.

“For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful” (1 Corinthians 14:14).

When we pray, our human understanding only goes so far; after that, we must rely on the Holy Spirit to give us the right words. Praying in tongues allows us to commune directly with God, Himself.

27 Oct.

“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere” (Ephesians 6:18, NLT).

The Holy Spirit wants to share His supernatural abilities with us. We allow Him to strengthen us in our spiritual fight against the enemy when we pray in tongues.

26 Oct.

“And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen” (Romans 16:20, NKJV).

The Word of God is above whatever temporary troubles we experience. When we resist the enemy’s lies and deceptions, Jesus gives us victory.

25 Oct.

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20, NLT).

The same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is at work in us. This power has no limits, and is able to do things greater than we could ever imagine.

24 Oct.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3).

We’re victorious because of the finished works of Jesus. Constantly studying the Word of God and thinking about it gives us peace and helps us maintain the mindset of a winner.

23 Oct.

“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place” (2 Corinthians 2:14).

Jesus Christ has given us authority over the devil and his schemes against us. When trouble shows up, we can put our foot down and stand on our authority.

22 Oct.

“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).

There’s no reason to be defeated by any bad situation the enemy throws at us. We overcome all of them through Jesus, who has already made a way for us to escape.

21 Oct.

“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Romans 8:6).

Living according to the rules of the natural, physical realm causes us to live below our full potential. Living according to God’s Word allows Him to bring us into a joyful, victorious life, and give us His peace.

20 Oct.

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).

The enemy is hoping we’ll simply put up with and accept anything he throws in our path; however, we have authority over him. When we use the Word of God as a weapon against him, the enemy has no defense.

19 Oct.

“And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:15).

In the garden of Eden, the enemy tricked man into giving him the authority God had originally intended for man to have. It took Jesus’ death and resurrection to restore the balance of power to us.

17 Oct.

“But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things” (1 John 2:20).

God has given each of us an assignment. We can only fulfill it with the help of the Holy Spirit; we succeed when we let Him teach us what we need to know.

16 Oct.

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16).

When we get born again, we gain access to the mind of Christ. God, Himself, is leading, teaching, and guiding us.

15 Oct.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).

Most people attempt to get what they want in life through their own efforts; however, believers have a different mindset. God knows exactly what we want and need; trusting in Him, not in ourselves, for these things puts us in a position to receive from Him.

14 Oct.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

We are spirit beings; being born again transforms our spirits and gives us the opportunity to be free of our past sins. This opportunity didn’t exist under the old covenant of the law.

13 Oct.

“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all” (James 2:10).

The law is impossible to keep; even missing a minor point would make us guilty of breaking all of the laws. Moving out from under the law and accepting grace puts us in right-standing with God, even when we make a mistake.

12 Oct.

“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30)

Keeping the law is hard work, and it places a heavy burden on us to do everything right. By contrast, developing a relationship with Jesus and learning from Him lightens the load tremendously.

11 Oct.

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil” (Matthew 5:17).

Jesus was the only person who was able to keep all the law. He actually performed two ministries by fulfilling all the Old-Testament prophecies and laying the foundation to establish the covenant of grace after His death and resurrection.

10 Oct.

“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law” (Romans 3:31).

The Law of Moses was too perfect for imperfect, fallen man to keep. Although the people sinned even more in an attempt to keep the law, it was given to point mankind to Jesus Christ.

9 Oct.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

As Christians, we must be sure that we’re living under the correct covenant if we want to see results. Under the law, the people had to work for God’s forgiveness and healing. Under grace, we’re already forgiven and healed.

8 Oct.

Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace” (Galatians 5:4).

The law is all about self-effort and performance. When we depend on ourselves instead of Jesus for what we need, we cancel out the effect He can have on our lives.

7 Oct.

“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:28).

Jesus took care of sin permanently when He went on the cross. Sin is no longer an issue; what we must now resolve in our minds is whether we believe what He did.

6 Oct.

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth” (Romans 10:4).

Jesus Christ came to free us from the law’s restrictive requirements and offer us grace instead. We’re made righteous only through faith in Him.

5 Oct.

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8).

Trying to follow the rules and regulations the world gives us is stressful and exhausting, because they change regularly. We find peace and rest following God’s rules, which are based on the law of love that Jesus modeled; this law remains unchanged

4 Oct.

“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14).

Under the law, the people were constantly reminded of their sins and shortcomings. Living under God’s unearned, undeserved favor frees us from that mindset and allows us to focus on Jesus, instead.

3 Oct.

“Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 18:18).

When we listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, He reminds us that we have the authority to enforce on earth the spiritual laws already in operation in heaven. He only speaks what He hears from the Father.

2 Oct.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13, NKJV).

Change is a sign of healthy growth and development, and sometimes we identify things about ourselves we’d like to change. We can’t change ourselves, however; we need God’s help for that.

1 Oct.

“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not” (1 Corinthians 10:23).

When we get born again and move from being under the Law of Moses to being under grace, we have freedoms we didn’t have before. However, although all things are now lawful for us, not everything we do benefits us; the Holy Spirit advises us accordingly.