Right When It’s Needed Most

Article by Ian Worby – Regional Director of Vision Christian Media It’s been nearly 25 years since my wife Mandy and I set out on our adventure following the call of God to start a Christian community station in Port Macquarie. Ultimately we gave up our life running a river cruise business there and relocated our …Read More

Better than Coffee with Jesus

I was 21 years old and had never heard God’s voice. I’d been in church every Sunday, memorised enormous chunks of Scripture and worked hard to keep the commandments, but I had never heard God speak to me personally. I knew a lot about God, but only in the way one knows the Queen through …Read More

The Reason for Christmas

It’s more than just a great time of year It’s time to catch up with family and friends, share a meal together, have a break from work and give gifts to those we love. It’s also a time we are bombarded with marketing, Christmas jingles, Santa and many other seasonal “stuff” – so much so we tend to …Read More

Today's Word For Today reading

You Belong To God

‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you… You are Mine.’ Isaiah 43:1 NKJV

When God redeems you, He owns you. And what He owns, He protects! This is illustrated in the story of Belshazzar. The Bible says: ‘Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords… Belshazzar gave the command to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple… in Jerusalem, that… his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them.’ (Daniel 5:1–2 NKJV)

Now, if they’d just abused some worthless old cup it might not have mattered, but God valued these sacred vessels too much to let them be mishandled. So out of the invisible sleeve of the night, the finger of God wrote the fate of Belshazzar on his palace walls. ‘That very night… Belshazzar was slain. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom.’ (Daniel 5:30-31 NKJV)

As a redeemed child of God, here’s an unchanging principle you can stand on: ‘He permitted no man to do them wrong… saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones.”’ (1 Chronicles 16:21–22 NKJV)

You may have to fight on foreign soil, work at home in a difficult situation, or endure hardship for your faith. But you can be sure of one thing—God has too much invested in you to let you be destroyed. And any time Satan tries, God will interrupt his party and say, ‘This vessel is off limits—it took Me too long to teach this woman to pray… I’ve invested too many years training this man how to overcome… They’ve endured too much for My name’s sake for Me to let you harm them. Take your hands off them; they’re Mine!’

SoulFood: Lam 3:40–5:22, Matt 13:10–23, Ps 82, Prov 14:5–8

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2017

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