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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. -John 6:35

The best humans could do until Jesus came was, like Solomon in Ecclesiastes, lament their hunger and look forward to a feast. And when the banquet table was set, many couldn’t believe the bounty and passed it by. Religious people always say that grace is too good to be true. They have to bring something to the table--cere...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

“... for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment."

Luke 22:37

There is a progressiveness to all the prophecies leading to Jesus Christ. In Genesis, God promises the One who will crush the serpent’s head will be of the human race. Through Abraham, God identifies the nation through which Messiah will come. God shows Jacob the tribe, Judah. In His promises to David, God reveals the Deliverer’s family line. Through Micah, God indicates th...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him. -Isaiah 53:6

I don’t particularly like sheep. I never heard of one being strong or doing anything heroic. Some prefer the ancient Greek humanist idea that sinning shows courage to rebel against the gods. Sin is a fall uphill, they think. But sin actually is a deadly plunge, and ignoring it leads to death. Sin is rebel...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. -Isaiah 53:4-5

The person who says he has no problems is not telling the truth. God has not called us to live in deceit and fantasy. A mere confession that we ar...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 8, 2017 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.” -Deuteronomy 18:15

Moses was a frontier man. He led Israel to the frontiers of the Promised Land, and established the era of Law. The Promised Prophet is, like Moses, a frontier Man. He leads God’s covenant people to a new land of promise, His Kingdom. Further, like Moses, the Promised One forges a new era, one that supplants Law...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.” -Genesis 49:10

“Shiloh” is coming, God promises. The Peacemaker will appear in history, rising from the Tribe of Judah, David’s clan. Shiloh comes and makes peace possible between people and God, through His reconciling atonement. But the scepter and ruler’s staff will remain i...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them. -Isaiah 9:2

The deeper the darkness, the brighter the light. Light a match in a deep cavern and it is a torch. It is those drenched in darkness who receive the shining light. When sin tightens its clutch, when misery becomes a darkening cloak, when oppression, sickness, poverty and despair close in like opaque walls, God sends His Light into the w...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6

Government restrains the chaos the serpent lets loose in the world. But government, too, can be caught in the deadly vortex if it has the wrong foundation. Law easily slides into force and tyranny. The only hope for liberty in a world gone mad is governm...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

"But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity." -Micah 5:2

The Promised Deliverer will be born in Bethlehem, Micah prophesies more than 600 years before the event. The One who will be the Bread of Life comes from the “House of Bread,” the meaning of “Bethlehem.” Ancient peoples marked Be...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 1, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The LORD God said to the serpent, " Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life; And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel." -Genesis 3:14-15

In earth’s early morning, God promises He will send a Deliverer. The s...

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