The City And The Dead

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In Israel, you’ll notice that graves are outside the city. The dead were placed outside the camp in the wilderness and outside the cities in the promised land. In Mark 5, you read about the demoniac; the man who was possessed. He hung out by the graves, the dead and the unclean. But when God delivered him, he moved away from the graves to the living. Before you knew the Lord, you hung out with the dead, lived in dead places, handled dead things, talked and thought about dead things. But once you’re saved, you have to leave the dead things and get into life. One of the signs of being saved is that you can distinguish between the living and the dead. When you get saved, you leave dead things.

So if you’re saved, stop handling dead things. Gossip, old sin, old indulgences, old lust, envy, addiction, idolatry, selfishness are all dead. You’re not dead. You’re a child of God and alive. So put away that dead habit, whatever it is. Because God has called you out of the tomb and into the land of the living, into life.

Today’s Mission – Put away any dead habit today and declare that you are alive in Messiah.

by Jonathan Cahn

The Best Apple Tree In the garden?

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

Ask the gardener which is the best apple tree in the garden–and he will tell you that it is not the one which has the best shape, but the one which yields the most fruit!

In the same way, he is not the best Christian who occupies the highest position, or who talks the most about divine things–but it is he whose life is most fruitful in good works to the glory of God!

“By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit–so you will be My disciples.” John 15:8

“He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.” Psalm 1:3

by Charles Spurgeon