Grace and peace everyone! I pray everyone is doing well. So during today's morning devotion, I read John 5:1-15, Jesus Healing the Sick. Long story short, Jesus heals a man who had even sick for 38 years who had been waiting by this pool to be healed. In v.14, Jesus says to the once sick man, do not sin anymore, so that something worst doesn't happen to you. So with that being said, is Jesus saying that as all diseases of the body spring from sin as a result? All thoughts and comments are welcomed.

I've been asked for my thoughts about the blood moon some many times this past week. I am beginning to feel like I am speaking fear into others! How to we spread the Word without speaking fear in others? Any advice or opinion is welcomed!

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Me and my wife believe we have found a church home, but during our connection meeting with some of the members, they emphasized that they were a Baptist Church. So my wife being herself, she looked up Baptist churches and she came across their disbelief in tongues...thoughts, experiences, and/or references? We haven't spoke with the Church to get their point of view, but plan to. I grew up Baptist, they acknowledged tongues all the time, but for her, this is raising some concern. All info welcomed, thanks!

I pulled this from my moving Devo and thought I'd share.

A Heritage in God’s Family

In Matthew 3 a man named John burst onto the scene, looking and sounding like Elijah the prophet. According to the Old Testament, that was precisely as it should have been.

Another man, named Jesus, came to be baptized by John. Coincidence? Or was he the long-awaited Messiah (“Anointed One”)? The audible voice of God supplied the answer.

Matthew Henry, a prolific eighteenth-century Bible commentator, reveled in the Christian’s privileges “in Christ.” If you are “in him,” you enjoy a rich heritage in God’s family, as Mr. Henry explains.


Walk With Matthew Henry
“Jesus is God’s ‘beloved Son,’ not only ‘with whom’ but ‘in whom’ God is well pleased. God is pleased with all who are in Christ and are united to him by faith. Hitherto God has been displeased with the children of men; but now his anger is turned away, and he has made us ‘accepted in the beloved.’ Outside of Christ, God is a consuming Fire, but in Christ he is a reconciling Father.

“This is the sum of the whole gospel: God has declared by a voice from heaven that Jesus Christ is his beloved Son. With this we must by faith cheerfully concur and say that he is our beloved Savior, in whom we are well pleased.”


Walk Closer to God
What is your heavenly heritage? Forgiveness. Acceptance. Salvation. Indescribable wealth in Jesus Christ, all because you are “born again” into God’s family, giving you the right to call God your Father. That’s your legacy. You are rich in Christ, but do you live as a king’s heir?

You are forgiven, but do you nurture feelings of guilt? You are accepted, but do you try to “repay” God for what he has given as a free gift?

It’s hard to live like a pauper when you know you’re as rich as a king. And focusing on your heritage in the family of God can be exciting.

Don’t be surprised if something changes when you do. And don’t be content until it does.

Walk Closer to God
What is your heavenly heritage? Forgiveness. Acceptance. Salvation. Indescribable wealth in Jesus Christ, all because you are “born again” into God’s family, giving you the right to call God your Father. That’s your legacy. You are rich in Christ, but do you live as a king’s heir?

You are forgiven, but do you nurture feelings of guilt? You are accepted, but do you try to “repay” God for what he has given as a free gift?

It’s hard to live like a pauper when you know you’re as rich as a king. And focusing on your heritage in the family of God can be exciting.

Don’t be surprised if something changes when you do. And don’t be content until it does.

Genuine total surrender is a personal sovereign preference for Jesus Christ Himself.-- Oswald Chambers

The purpose of Pentecost was not to teach the disciples something, but to make them the incarnation of what they preached so that they would literally become God’s message in the flesh. “. . . you shall be witnesses to Me . . .” (Acts 1:8). -- Oswald Chambers

"The undiminished radiance, which is the result of abundant joy, is not built on anything passing, but on the love of God that nothing can change." -- Oswald Chambers

If I love my Lord, I have no business being guided by natural emotions—I have to feed His sheep. -- Oswald Chambers
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