Devotionals

A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

“What about the people who’ve never heard of Christ and the Gospel?” The promise of God is that when an individual is obedient to the light he or she has, God will provide more light and lead the person to opportunity to know Christ. Take Cornelius. He was a Roma...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on November 12, 2018 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns; Indeed, the world is firmly established…"

Psalm 96:10

A friend stepped off a plane in a strife-torn nation and said it felt as if the very atmosphere was trembling. He fought panic, wanting to run back up the steps of the aircraft, and zoom out of the place. But then my associate remembered that God ultimately reigns over all. The devil has usurped power temporarily in the fallen world...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope…

Romans 5:3-4

Exult” means being “excited.” How can we be excited in tribulations? Paul is no masochist, relishing pain. But he sees where tribulation leads. His eyes are stretched out to God’s view of things, not the ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. - Romans 5:1-2

Prior to being reconciled—or “made one with”—God, we are at war, “enmity,” with Him (

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

'For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants; And they will spring up among the grass Like poplars by streams of water.' - Isaiah 44:3

Texas Hill Country ranchers dig long, shallow trenches called “draws” leading down to their ponds, or “tanks,” which nestle at the land’s lowest places. When summe...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?" -Luke 11:13

We get as much of God as we desire to get. It’s not enough merely to say, “I wish I really knew Jesus Christ,” or, “I want victory over shame and sin.” We can wish and we can want, but it’s not until we will that we receive the Father...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.”

John 16:7

I’m always a little suspicious of people who start out saying, “Now this is the truth…” But Jesus knew this would be hard for His disciples to believe. “It’s to your advantage I go away.” He had told them of their...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on November 2, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

… all the earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD. Numbers 14:21

God delights in filling things. He filled the void with His word, and created the universes. He breathed into a clay-lump, and it became a human being. God fills a fallen person with His Holy Spirit, and the man or woman becomes a new creation. The devil tries to fill things with his presence, believing he can block the habitation of God’s Spirit. But wi...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on November 1, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

… looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus…

Titus 2:13

All the richness of God’s holy character is in His glory. It is the manifestation of His purity and beauty. Jesus Christ is the full expression of God’s immaculate Being. Wherever He is in His fullness, the Godhead is present in fullness. That which has fallen short of the glory of God is broug...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:25

Children cringe on Halloween, their nightmares full of ghouls banging at their doors and hiding under their beds. For many people, night-fears are chronic, not limited to Halloween. They awake in the night with anxieties, or toss with concerns. God’s people can sleep well. If a growling ghoul tries to awaken them with worry, they c...

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