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May 14, 2019

May 14
Running with Jesus

Luke 13:20-21
And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

      Jesus is still pressing toward Jerusalem and does not stop preaching, teaching, or healing. The followers think He is going to deliver them from the Roman rule but Jesus is teaching them about a spiritual Kingdom. Defeat from our enemy, Satan, would be coming!
     He shares two illustrations to explain, the first a mustard seed being small and grows big enough for birds to house in it. Next He uses the illustration of a woman putting a little yeast in her dough and mixes in flour until the leaven penetrates all through the flour.
     Reading the Bible today is so wonderful because we get to read the back of the book. At this time the Bible was just being penned and all the pieces had not been fit together! We have it all and we can see, just like in this story what Jesus was teaching. Kingdom living began small and has now penetrated into the world. Every nation and continent has a body of believers on it. With internetworking into jungles, the gospel has been throughout the world! I can sit in my living room and travel to India everyday and talk to Christian believers!  Is God not an awesome God! Man thinks they have figured this all out for themselves but God is the yeast permeating the world. We can see how far Christianity has traveled.  We will see as we keep running through the book of Luke how they will try to stop this movement of God by killing Jesus.  After His death they will arrest and persecute the believers, they will disperse them but instead of stopping the gospel they will begin the spread of the gospel. The gospel is real and personal and anyone who has entered His kingdom by placing faith in Jesus Christ is born again and never gets over it! Can I get an amen! This gospel will travel the world to every nation just like God says will happen!   So many doubt and don't think the Bible is true and still relevant for living in this century. This is so far from the truth! God's Word is the same yesterday, today and forever. Everything will pass away but not His Word!

Father, thank You so much for the Word of God that shows us the only way to come to You. Thank You for Jesus was the Word made flesh and dwelt among us! Thank You for our freedom to share and teach your Word! My prayer is I will never be without a copy of Your Word. You sustain me daily through Your Word!


     I pray you thank God today for just being able to hold and possess a copy of God's Word that tells the whole story of living life that gives purpose and meaning!

     Let's place God's Word in our hands. Now hold it tightly to your chest and realize how valuable it is and take a few minutes and express to God how thankful you are for being able to have and to hold it. There are places it is forbidden to have it and they would love to have one leaf. Now keep running through life with It’s wisdom and knowledge!

Tomorrow: Living or dead men walking?

 Judy Hollaway

Originally penned 2015

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