Watchman’s Daily Devotional: What Looks Good to the Eyes Is Often Deceiving. Looks Deceived Eve in the Garden (Genesis 3:6) and Lot in This Passage. Abram Had a Heavenly Vision of Things That Are Eternal

Genesis 13:10 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) Abram’s and Lot’s shepherds fought over money. That happens routinely in this world. After reading a will, families often split up. Abram graciously offered Lot first dibs on territory. Lot picked the best pasture for his livestock. The author inserts a footnote since readers understood the location was bleak. It was green when Lot chose it before Sodom and Gomorrah. The text describes Abram’s next God encounter. God promised Abram’s descendants everything he could see. Meek will inherit earth. Who chose wisely—Abram or Lot? Abram did, but not because he received the greatest land, but because…

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Watchman Daily Devotional: Everything We Have Is a Gift From the Most High God. All We Accomplish Is Because of Him. All the Good We Do Is Because He Made It Possible. In Everything Good That We Do, the Honor Should Go to God Alone

Genesis 14:22-23 Abram told the king of Sodom that he had made a promise to God Most High not to accept anything from him, to prevent any accusations of being benefited by the king. A group of foreign rulers conquered and looted the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot and his family were taken captive. Abram’s men and his allies chased down and defeated the enemy in a battle under the cover of darkness. All the treasures seized from the city were retrieved, along with the captives, including Lot and his family. Upon Abram’s return, the king of Sodom asked for the people but permitted Abram to retain the goods. Abram refused the gifts as he had made a commitment not to accept anything to avoid any accusations of being enriched by Sodom. Abram received the Lord’s blessing. Abram was…

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Watchman’s Daily Devotional: Pray at All Times (Luke 18:1). Paul Commands Us to “Pray Without Ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).

In Philippians 1:9–11, it is evident that this section is a prayer. Usually, Paul’s prayers showed his desire for his readers to grow spiritually. It is essential to rely on prayer for spiritual growth, as it connects Us to the power of the Holy Spirit. Watchman: Prayer is incredibly important, as Jesus directed His followers to pray constantly (Luke 18:1). Paul instructs us to maintain a constant attitude of prayer (1 Thess. 5:17). Peter emphasized the importance of maintaining a clear mind and focused attitude when praying (1 Pet. 4:7). Many other commands are given in scripture to pray, but what truly reflects your faith is your inner drive to pray, not just following commands. As a believer, you live in a spiritual realm where prayer is as essential as breathing in the physical realm. Similar to how atmospheric pressure…

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Watchman’s Daily Devotional: Peter and Jude Clearly Laid Out the Marks of False Teachers: Which Are Sensuality, Greed, and Pride (Jude 10,1137; 2 Peter 2:1438). They Are the Same Today

To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’ Revelation 2:17b The conqueror or overcomer, the meanings are the same, is the one who will hear and obey what the Spirit says. We yield to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and change our ways. We persist in what has been commended. When we refuse to hear, it is rebellion against our Creator and Sustainer. That is to declare our self to be Lord. It is the pride that caused Lucifer to fall (Isaiah 14:1340). It ensures that God will resist you, for He resists the proud and gives grace to the humble (James 4:641). “Where is the line that…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, They Had Lost Their Teachable Attitude and Open Mind. They Believed They Had Complete Knowledge of the Truth and Would Not Accept Anything That Did Not Fit the Hard Container of Their Narrow Thinking

Matthew 9:15-17 (NIV) 15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. 16” No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17 Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved. John’s disciples questioned why they and the Pharisees fasted but not Jesus’ disciples. Jesus responded with a wedding analogy. When there is a wedding, visitors are required to participate in a feast. Jesus has arrived to take the church…

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The Watchman: Daily Devotion, Woe to Him Who Quarrels With His Maker–One Clay Pot Among Many. Does the Clay Ask the Potter, ‘What Are You Making?’ Does Your Work Say, ‘He Has No Hands’?

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Watchman:  (StevieRay Hansen) Over 35 years ago, I made a choice that has had lasting, negative consequences for my loved ones, including the end of my marriage, the upbringing of my children, the collapse of my business, and my imprisonment for six years. Even though I have served my time in prison, I will always be considered a felon. That’s a label that’s attached to my kids, too. The experiences they went through will leave permanent marks on them. I can’t help but think of the passage in Jeremiah where God sent the prophet to the potter’s house to receive a divine message as I reflect on the last decade and everything my…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, First He Challenged His Disciples to Feed Them. He Was Pointing Out Man’s Inability. In the Gospel of John, Philip Calculated What It Would Cost Eight Months Wages to Feed the Crowd. There Were 5000 Men Plus Women and Children. A Little Boy Brought Five Loaves and Two Fish to the Disciples

Daily Devotional: March 4, 2023… Matthew 14:16-18 (NIV) 16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” 17″ We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. 18″ Bring them here to me,” he said. Jesus and his disciples were tired and wanted to get away from the crowds, but the crowds found them. All of the sick people who were brought to Jesus were healed. He cared that they needed to eat. Jesus cares about the things we need to live. First, He told His followers that they had to feed them. He was showing how bad a man was. In the Gospel of John, Philip figured out that feeding the crowd would cost eight months’ worth of wages. There were 5,000 men, along with women and kids.…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional,Paul Said God’s Wrath Is Being Revealed. It Is a Present but Also Progressive Revelation. They Could See the Consequences of Sin on the Physical and Emotional State of Those Who Were Given Over to It. You Can Too, if You Are Discerning

Romans 1:18-20 18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. According to Paul, God’s anger is now being shown. It is a current revelation that is also developing. They could observe the effects of sin on the minds and bodies of individuals who had succumbed to it. If you are wise, you can do it too. The temple was completely destroyed soon after Paul’s passing. Rome will eventually persecute that generation of…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional,You Want to Prepare Yourself and Get Ready for the Imminent Collapse of This Empire Called the United States of America, You Need to Step Out of the Deception and Propaganda of Our Culture, and Get To Know the One Who Is “The Way, the Truth, and the Life,” Jesus Christ

The final phrase of the book of Judges in the Old Testament portion of the Bible, a book that chronicles the moral degradation of society in Israel in the years following Moses’ death, reads: There was no ruler in Israel at the time. Everyone did what they thought was right. (2 Kings 21:25) If we can’t agree on what is “truth” and what is “not truth,” we’re in the same boat as the morally depraved country of Israel, which ceased following Moses’ law and “everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” And that is where we are today in the United States, as people follow their idols and expect to these idols to lead them out of our culture’s current corruption, which is on the verge of collapse. With the country securely divided between “Left” and “Right” views,…

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The Bible Instructs Us to “Receive the Word in Spite of Filthiness and the Remnants of Wickedness” (James 1:21). It Is Impossible to Listen to God’s Word and Keep Sin in Your Heart at the Same Time

The psalmist acknowledged a vital aspect of spiritual growth when he remarked, “I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Thy word” (Ps. 119:101). Peter said the same thing when he said, “Put aside all malice, all trickery, all hypocrisy, all envy, and all slander. Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in terms of salvation” (1 Pet. 2:1-2). In the same way, James told us to give up sin and accept the Word (James 1:21). James and Peter were not talking to people who don’t believe, because without Christ, people can’t give up sin or listen to God’s Word. But as Christians, we are known by our ability to do both, and we must keep our lives clean by confessing our sins, turning…

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