Watchman: Daily Devotional, Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good and Good Evil, Who Put Darkness for Light and Light for Darkness, Who Put Bitter for Sweet and Sweet for Bitter!

HNewsWire: It seems that, over time, our society has reached a conclusion: There is no right or wrong, good or evil. Truth is based on one’s own opinions and preferences, and it can be adapted according to certain situations. But those of us in Christ know that, without placing our faith in the absolute truth of the gospel, we will not have a solid foundation on which to stand. As long as our principles are rooted and grounded in God’s Word, we are saved from potential destruction that can be reaped from sinful lifestyles. So how can we keep our principles and values from slowly morphing into that of the world’s? And what did the prophet mean in Isaiah 5:20 when he wrote: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil”? What Is the Context of Isaiah 5:20 and ‘Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, The Beast and the False Prophet (Rev 13:1-18)

The general character of the Tribulation is clearly portrayed in this chapter. It is a time of slavery, blasphemy, apostasy, and gross satanic activity. Let us thank God that we have the blessed hope of Our Lord and Savoir. But let us not, as we contemplate on all this, forget our responsibility to be involved in the propagation of the gospel of Christ, the only hope for the world. The Beast Out of the Sea (13:1-10) As one studies this section, it is helpful to keep in mind that this prophecy is closely tied to the prophecies of Daniel (cf. Daniel 2:42, 44; 7:7, 8, 20; 8:25; 11:36; 9:27). Also remember that this is still a parenthetical section describing one of the key forces, kingdoms, and personages of the Tribulation. In his first advent, the Lord Jesus said: He who believes…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, The Bible Tells the Story of the Prodigal Son Who Decided to Get Out of the House. He Said, in Effect, “Dad, I’m Out of Here

Watchman: Daily Devotional But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry. The Bible tells the story of the prodigal son who decided to get out of the house. He said, in effect, “Dad, I’m out of here. I’m going to go out and do what I want. Just give me my cut of the inheritance now. See you later.” Then he went out and blew all his money. He ended up in rags, hanging out with a bunch of pigs. But…

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Watchman: Remember Jesus, Whom the Prophets Foretold Would Be “Despised and Rejected. . . . Like One From Whom People Hide Their Faces He Was ­Despised, and We Held Him in Low ­Esteem” (Isaiah 53:3)

Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. Proverbs 12:16 I’ve always thought that the ancient adage “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a little overstated. Harsh words, name-calling, and insults sting, especially when delivered by individuals we thought we could trust. Being insulted, especially by a stranger, is never pleasant. As a result, our natural tendency is to defend ourselves and respond to an insult. People shouldn’t treat us like that, we think, and in most circumstances, they shouldn’t. But, this adage suggests the reverse. Why? Why would it be stupid to react angrily straight away and prudent to ignore an insult? Wouldn’t that merely encourage people to continue harming us and others? To be clear, it is critical that inappropriate and harmful behavior is appropriately addressed.…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, He Is Coming Soon, and His Reward Is With Him, and He Will Give to Each Person According to What He or She Has Done

Watchman: Daily Devotional “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48). The concept of “to whom much is given, much will be expected” implies that we are accountable for what we have. It is anticipated that if we are gifted with skills, fortune, knowledge, time, and the like, we would utilize them to honor God and help others. Jesus had just delivered a story about being prepared for His coming. His disciple Peter inquired if the story was just for them or for everyone. Jesus responded with another parable in which He describes a “loyal and intelligent manager” as one who distributes food and other allowances “at the appropriate moment.” When the master arrives and discovers that his devoted servant…

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IF SAVED BY GRACE IT CAN NOT BE BY WORKS!- Rom.11

As in all of Paul’s letters, here too he is emphasizing that salvation is by grace and not by works. Doing so because the flesh naturally gravitates toward works when trying to attain anything. So the problem with the flesh is that it works to attain what it wants. And not that it is evil in and of itself as so many falsely proclaim. And this works oriented nature is why Paul says in Rom.8 the flesh is at enmity with the spirit. And why in Rom.9 Paul cites where God said Jacob have I loved but Esau have I hated to illustrate this enmity. So in vs.1 what causes Paul to ask whether God has forsaken Israel in the first few verses of this chapter? It is because he is following up on what he said in ch 10.…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, We Need a Humble and Contrite Heart and a Commitment to Understand and Obey the Revealed Word of God (Psalm 1)

  (Psalms 1–41) 1 Blessed is the person who does not follow the advice of wicked people, take the path of sinners, or join the company of mockers. 2 Rather, he delights in the teachings of the Lord and reflects on his teachings day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted beside streams—a tree that produces fruit in season and whose leaves do not wither. He succeeds in everything he does.[a] 4 Wicked people are not like that. Instead, they are like husks that the wind blows away. 5 That is why wicked people will not be able to stand in the judgment and sinners will not be able to stand where righteous people gather. 6 The Lord knows the way of righteous people, but the way of wicked people will end. Footnotes 1:3 Or “and its leaves do not wither, and whatever it produces thrives.”   Learn…

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PERILOUS TIMES! WHEN THEY DENY THE POWER OF GOD–2Tim.3:1-5

Free from sin Is that even possible? Is there any scriptural basis for freedom from sin? Especially right now? While we are in these bodies? And what if we reject this? Does the scripture describe such a person? I contend that it does. And when it does it makes it abundantly clear that it is what causes the perilous times that Paul prophesied were to come when men become “lovers of selves more than lovers of God”. Here’s what Paul said about this in 2Tim.3, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of…

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JACOB HAVE I LOVED 🤗…. BUT ESAU HAVE I HATED. 😧? Rom.9 DON’T BE CONFUSED THAT THIS IS SOME KIND OF A WARNING FROM GOD THAT YOU MIGHT BE PREDESTINED FOR…

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By Edward O’Hara: Some people get really confused about some of the things they read in Rom.9. I know I did when I first read it for myself. But, since then I have learned that my confusion was caused because I was trying to interpret it according to the false original sin and sin nature doctrine that I was first taught. While also knowing that God so loves the world that He gave His only begotten Son. This happens because we do not follow the golden rule of Bible study that is context, context, context. A context we need to understand in this chapter that begins where Paul shows his love for his brethren in the flesh by saying he would give his own life for them if it meant they would be saved. We see here that he is…

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