May 28
           MODEL OF OBEDIENCE 
 
Jesus is our greatest model of how to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil.  Everything Jesus did was an act of obedience to His Father’s will.  He did not come to

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                         MAY 27
           DEVELOPING SPIRITUAL                           FRUIT (continued) 
We are studying natural parallels of spiritual truths regarding the development of spiritual fruit.  
Yesterday we learned of the necessity of life, light, water, air, space,

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                        MAY 26
    DEVELOPING SPIRITUAL FRUIT 
 
Jesus used the term "fruit" of the Spirit as a natural parallel of a spiritual truth.  Certain conditions are necessary to produce fruit in the natural world.  These conditions are spiritual parallels of things

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                        MAY 25
         THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT                             (Continued) 
 
The following is a list of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, the Christ-like qualities that God wants to develop in your life: 
  
Love is an emotion of deep

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                        MAY 23
         THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT 
 
We have studied about the negatives--the works of the flesh.  Now it is time for some positive input so we can produce spiritual power! 
 
Your carnal nature must be replaced

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                         MAY 23
           WALKING IN THE SPIRIT 
 
How does one refrain from doing the sinful works of the flesh?  Here are six steps to take: 
 
First:  Repent of your sin by accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior: 

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                      May 22
          The Works of the Flesh
                   (Continued)
Today we conclude our list of works of the flesh. 
Sedition is the stirring up of unrest or discord.  This passage on the works of the flesh is one of the few where this term is used in the Bible. 

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                       May 21
          The Works of the Flesh 
                     (continued)
We are on a spiritual mission to destroy the works of the flesh.  Today, we continue our quest. 
 
Idolatry is the worship of idols.  This does not just mean the worship of images made out of stone,

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                        May 20
           The Works of the Flesh 
                    (Continued)
We are learning about the works of the flesh so we can be victorious against them. 
 
Fornication is sexual intercourse by two people who are not married to each other. 

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                        May 19
The Works of the flesh (continued)
We are learning about the works of the flesh so we can be victorious against them. 
 
Fornication is sexual intercourse by two people who are not married t

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                         MAY 18
        THE WORKS OF THE FLESH 
 The sins listed in Galatians 5:19-21 are not all of the sins identified in the Bible.  They are a specific group of sins called "works of the flesh".  An understanding of these sins will help you war against their attacks

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                     MAY 17
           SOWING AND REAPING 
 Paul said, “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans 8:8). It is impossible for you to please God while you are still walking after the flesh, motivated by your carnal nature and fulfilling

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                        MAY 16
                     THE FLESH 
During the first part of this month,  you have learned how Satan works through the world.  You also learned to recognize how he works by understanding the meaning of his names.  

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                        MAY 15
             AVOIDING SNAKEBITE 
Satan is called a serpent and yesterday we considered analogies from the natural world and applied them spiritually to better understand this name.   Today we consider some ways to avoid snakebites in

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                         MAY 14
                      A SERPENT 
The analogy of lions discussed in the previous devotions represents the easily recognizable spiritual threats, trials, and attacks that you confront in the world.  But Satan is also called a serpent, and snakes represent hidden dangers.

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                         MAY 13
                UNDER YOUR FEET 
    
In Psalm 91:13, lions and powerful young lions are depicted as being under your feet.  The Word declares:  "Thou shalt tread upon the lion... the young lion...shalt thou trample under feet." 

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       MAY 12 AS A ROARING LION                           (Continued) 
 
Peter outlines four major strategies that protect us from the attacks of the roaring lion: 
 
Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours,

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       MAY 11 AS A ROARING LION                           (Continued) 
 
We are looking in-depth at the spiritual application of one of Satan's names, "roaring lion."   So far we have learned that: 
 
  -Lions are adversarial.   
  -Lions are nocturnal.   
  -Lions lie in wait for their prey. 

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                          May 10
               AS A ROARING LION                                    (Continued) 
 
We are looking in-depth at the spiritual application of one of Satan's names, "roaring lion." We learned yesterday that lions are adversarial and nocturnal.   Here are some additional analogies: 

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                    MAY 9 2020
            AS A ROARING LION 
 
Let's look at one of Satan's names in detail.  One way the enemy is described in the Word is as a roaring lion.  We are warned to:  "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the Devil, as a

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                    MAY 9 2020
            AS A ROARING LION 
 
Let's look at one of Satan's names in detail.  One way the enemy is described in the Word is as a roaring lion.  We are warned to:  "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about,

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              MAY 8 2020
 THE ENEMY REVEALED 
 
The names given to Satan in the Bible reveal much concerning his character and strategies.    
 
Satan is called: 
 
Abaddon

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                     MAY 7
      THE APPEAL OF THE WORLD
Satan deceives the world through "spiritual wickedness in high places." He deceives through
false doctrine, ministers, teachers, apostles, and cults in the religious structures of the

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                      MAY 6
      THE WORLD AND THE FLESH
The world and the flesh are two powerful spiritual forces that can cause believers to live in 
disobedience to God and His Word. For the next few days, we will meditate on these

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