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Sunday, February 17, 2002

God Sent His Son!

God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to
save it.

-- John 3:17 (NLT)

The world stands under the shadow of destruction. Were it not for God's
love for us in Jesus, we would face that same end. God, however, is the
Creator, the Life-giver, and the Joy-bringer. The goal of his holiness
is not destruction, but redemption. The goal of his righteousness is
not anger, but salvation. Jesus came to our world, a world hell-bent
for destruction, and placed God's stamp of grace upon it. He came to
reverse the powers of decay, death, and destruction and put in their
place permanence, life, and salvation. Jesus is God's great reminder to
us that he not only loves us, but that he also has only good and
glorious intentions for our lives.

O God, redeem my view of you and your intentions for me, just as you
have redeemed my heart and soul from sin. I confess that my view of you
is so limited and earthbound. Through your Holy Spirit, fill my heart
with a more accurate, glorious, and gracious understanding of your
intentions for my life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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TODAY'S VERSE from HEARTLIGHT -- http://www.heartlight.org/

February 17, 2002

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or
hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or sword? No, in
all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved
-- Romans 8:35-37

Conquerors! We win!! When you open up the final book of the
Bible, Revelation, that is the message - Christians win because
Jesus is the one true conqueror. No matter how the battle is going
for you right now, remember that in the end, we win!

El Shaddai, God Almighty, thank you for securing the ultimate
victory for me by raising Jesus from the dead. I know he is coming
with victory on the day you have determined, but I pray that I may
live victoriously for you until that day. Through Jesus my
conquering King I pray. Amen.