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December Devotions . . .

Touch of Faith Ministry morning devotions are taken from the book The Faith I Live By written by Ellen G. White.

Heaven a Real Place, December 28  Pastor Ephraim explains that heaven is a real place that we won't be angels floating around on clouds, but will live and love with others. He reminds us of the Scripture which says, "And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places." Isaiah 32:18. Listen NOW.

Heaven Begins on Earth, December 27  Jesus invites His people to experience heaven in this present world. He says, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and i will give you rest." Matthew 11:28. Pastor Ephraim explains how we begin the process. Listen NOW.

Bright Beams of Glory, December 26  What is heaven like? Will there be marriages there? Will we know each other? What will tomorrow bring? I didn't get married so God will do something special for me. Pastor Ephraim explains the danger of speculating about our desires rather than accepting what God has given. "For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven." Mark 12:25. Listen NOW.

The Blessedness of Heaven, December 25  There are many who want to go to heaven. In fact, most will till you that they are definitely going. If you go to just about any funeral service, the pastor placing almost everyone in heaven upon death. But who gets to go? Pastor Ephraim reminds us of the words of God, "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son." Revelation 21:7. Listen NOW.

Two Worlds Compared, December 24  Pastor Ephraim reminds us that heaven is a real place. He uses the Bible to paint a picture of what it might be like. But he reminds us that "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9. Listen NOW.

The Metropolis of the World, December 23  Earthquakes, flood, fires and hailstorm are but a few of the things that plague our planet. In spite of these things, Scriptures reveals that our earth will become the metropolis of the universe. Pastor Ephraim reminds us that heaven comes down to earth. Scripture says, "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof." Revelation 21:23. Listen NOW.

No More Death - Every!, December 22  It is hard to imagine a place where no one every dies or where there is nothing that causes discomfort. Yet, that is exactly what God promises those who overcome this world. Scripture says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Revelation 21:4. Listen NOW.

Bright Beams of Glory, December 21  Pastor Ephraim explores the brightness and power of Jesus. He shows that while Satan will duplicate many of the things that belong to Christ, He will not be able to duplicate Christ brightness. Scriptures says of Christ, "And his brightness was as the light; he had bright beams out of his side: and there was the hiding of his power." Habakkuk 3:4. Listen NOW.

Living the Life of Eden, December 20  Pastor Ephraim explains that heaven, while it is to come, begins for the Christian now. Scripture says, "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." Revelation 21:1. Listen NOW.

The Eternal Weight of Glory, December 19  Pastor Ephraim reminds us of the power of the indwelling Christ. He shows that with God in us, we can get through this world and inherit the world to come. He explains that the trials of this world work for our benefit. "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." 2 Corinthians 4:17. Listen NOW.

The Justice of God, December 18  Is God fair? If so, why hasn't He done something about the wickedness we see? Pastor Ephraim unpacks the justice of God. He digs into the Scriptures for what the God reveals about His justice and when it will come. Scriptures says, "He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day." John 12:48. Listen NOW.

Satan and the Wicked Destroyed, December 17  You've heard the story, Satan is in hell tormenting those who are banished to hell. Pastor Ephraim reveals what the Bible actually teaches. about the fate of the wicked. Scripture says, "Thou has rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out heir name for ever and ever." Psalm 9:5. Listen NOW.

The Supremacy of Jesus, December 16  Pastor Ephraim shows that in the end every creature will acknowledge the supremacy of Jesus, even the Devil. Scripture says, "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:10,11. Listen NOW.

Descent of the New Jerusalem, December 15  Many Christians at looking forward to the reestablishment of the earthly Jerusalem. Pastor Ephraim reveals that God has something far better in store, the New Jerusalem that comes down from heaven. Scripture reveals the truth. It says, "And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God." Revelation 21:10. Listen NOW.

We Shall Judge Angels, December 14  You've heard it before, "Don't judge me! Only God can judge." Pastor Ephraim reveals the startling biblical truth that saints will judge. "Know you not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?" 1 Corinthians 6:3. Listen NOW.

The Captivity of Satan, December 13  The Devil is often depicted as being in charge of hell. Pastor Ephraim reveal the truth of the matter. He shows that Satan that old Devil will be taken captive. Scripture says, "And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand year." Revelation 20:1, 2. Listen NOW.

A Crown for Every Saint, December 12  Unlike a race that acknowledges first, second and third place, Pastor Ephraim reminds us that God has a crown for all who enter heaven. He explains what all Christians must do to receive their crown. Scriptures says, "Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him." James 1:12. Listen NOW.

This Same Jesus Shall Return, December 11  In this age in which we live, the words of Jesus have been proven true. Several individuals are walking around claiming to be Jesus Christ. Pastor Ephraim reminds us that Jesus Himself and not another will return. Scripture says, "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." Acts 1:11. Listen NOW.

Preparation for Translation, December 10  How does one ensure his salvation? Does he have to do anything beside attend church? Pastor Ephraim looks at what is necessary for all Christians to do in order to prepare to be translated. He reminds us of the words of Scripture. "By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God." Hebrews 11:5. Listen NOW.

The King Appears in Person, December 9  There are many who are confused about the Second Coming and what it will be like. They have been told that it will be a secret, that it happens when Jesus comes into the heart and many other things. Pastor Ephraim reminds us what the Bible actually says. "Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people." Psalm 50:3, 4. Listen NOW.

Even so, Come, Lord Jesus, December 8  Why are some Christians "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:13), while others are fearful? Why are some saying "Even so, Come, Lord Jesus?" Friends, the Second Coming is a day that every believers should long and hope for. Pastor Ephraim discusses why some might not and what you can do to ensure that you are among the group that longs for this day. Listen NOW.

Saved from Violence, December 7  "Some Christians are terrified by what is taking place on the earth. Their hearts are failing them with fear, because they don't know what to expect next. But there is another group who take a different approach. They are trusting in deliverance from God. Scripture reminds us that "[We] shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Israel." Isaiah 30:39. Listen NOW.

The Crowning Act of Deception, December 6  Deception isn't a joke. Often, by the time you realize that your have been deceived it is too late. Friends, Satan is preparing the ultimate deception. He is going to impersonate Christ. Could you tell the difference? Jesus said, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many." Matthew 24:4, 5. Listen NOW.

Study the Prophecies, December 5  "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand." Revelation 1:3. Pastor Ephraim reminds us that our speculations about the future do not determine what will be. Rather, God's prophecies do. Therefore, if we intend to see Jesus when He returns, it is incumbent that we study and know the prophecies. Listen NOW.

Signs in the Heavens, December 4  Pastor Ephraim reminds us that while we might not know the exact time when Jesus will return, we can know signs in the heavens just prior to His return. Pastor Ephraim reminds us of the words of Christ. "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is night: so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." Matthew 24:32, 33. Listen NOW.

Signs by Land and Sea, December 3  Unity of sin within churches, unknown days without crime, uncontrollable mass fires, and unpredictable weather patterns all point to Christ soon return. Yet society doesn't acknowledge them as such. It is mother nature or global warming. "The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. Zephaniah 1:14. Listen NOW.

The Criers of Peace, December 2  There are many religious voices echoing throughout society. Some are crying "peace and safety,' while other speak of "travail." Who do we believe? Where is our world heading? Pastor Ephraim reminds us of the words of the apostle Paul, "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." 1 Thessalonians 5:3. Listen NOW.

As It Was In Noah's Day, December 1  Many are perplexed by the things happening everywhere. They are overwhelmed by the current state of debauchery that seems to have swept society. They wonder what is going to happen next. Pastor Ephraim reminds us of the words of Christ, "And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man." Luke 17:26. Listen NOW.

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