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“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” I John 4:18. Fear entered my room. I was paralyzed. Something powerful had hold of me, like a heavy weight on my back. I have never felt anything like it and hope I never do again. I began to plead the blood of the Lord and cry out for Jesus to help me. I felt whatever it was let go, and I became fully awake. My heart was pounding, it had been so real. I…

“Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45, English Standard Version). My morning reading of the Bible has been somewhat different this week. I have read the same chapter every day. It’s fairly short, only twenty-nine verses, but I haven’t made it to the end of the chapter yet. Perhaps I will get there in a few more days. Why has it taken me so long to read a few verses? It is so rich with so much to absorb, and it’s easier to do it in small bites. We each probably have our own way of…

Jesus answered, It is written: Worship the Lord your God and serve him only. (Luke 4:8, Holy Bible, New International Version) When Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness, Satan tried to convince Jesus (Luke 4:7) to worship him. Jesus didn’t assess the situation. He didn’t discuss the options. He didn’t debate the issues. He simply quoted the holy Word God established through Moses. In temptations, we have a divine example to follow. “It is written” is still the best response to temptations today. Prayer: Jesus, thank You for setting a positive example for me when You spoke from ancient…